Can you believe we are already half way through the first month of 2014? I can even believe it's 2014 for a start and it still feels very strange writing it down on paper never mind the countless amount of times I've have to scribble the date out!

2013 has been an exciting and memorable year for me. In April it was Amelia's 1st birthday which was such a lovely day yet sad at the same time because she was no longer my little baby, she was growing so fast under my eyes and I couldn't believe it. We threw her a little birthday party which I enjoyed planning very much. In November we went on our second family holiday and survived a 9 hour flight and 4 hour transfer to the resort with a toddler. I'd say that was an achievement and a half! It was such a memorable holiday as we got to spend time together as a family, the longest time since Amelia was born. These are the two moments that stand out the most to me from 2013 and I'm looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings.

Today I have an exciting prize draw for you all! If you are a blogger keep reading...

How would you like to win an iPad Mini? Today I have teamed up with Lloyds bank to give away an

**iPad Mini**to one lucky winner!! To enter this competition you are required to write a short post on your own blog of the**moments that mattered most to you in 2013**. This could be a family holiday, learning a new skill, meeting someone special the options are endless as long as it's something that happened in 2013 and that really affected your life for the good. Don't forget to include photos and make it stand out as much as possible! We will then be choosing the winner and the chosen winner will receive an iPad Mini worth £249 how amazing is that?!!# How to win an iPad Mini!

All you need to do enter the prize draw is write a short post on your own blog including you special moments from the past year. Don't forget to include photographs and make it stand out as much as possible! I will then be choosing the winner along side Lloyd's Bank and the chosen winner will receive a iPad Mini worth £249!! How amazing is that?!!

To enter the prize draw please complete your blog post by midnight on Feb 6th 2014 and leave the link to your post in the comments below along with your

**name and email address**so I can contact you if you are the lucky winner!**There are just a few things you should also know:**

- This prize draw is open to

**UK bloggers only**
- Blog must have existed for a minimum of three months before the commencement of the prize draw (we will be checking)

- All entry posts must have a word count of at least 200 words

- Don't forget to leave the link to your post below to enter!

- It is non-essential but a link to Lloyds Bank from each entrant would also be appreciated where possible (follow or no follow)

- End date for entries: Midnight on 6th Feb 2014

Off to write my post now! :) x

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ReplyDeleteHi, sorry for the late reply. It does need to be a new post i'm afraid x

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I was going to write a 2013 recap, so what a perfect opportunity! Here is my entry...

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Hummmm - I may have ruled myself out... I neglected to notice where it said "short" post! Ah well, it was the nudge I needed to do my yearly reflection. As someone else who had a bub turn one... and another turn 16! I completely know where you are coming from ;)

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Loves x

What a fab competition - I would love an iPad mini :-) Here is my post...

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Lina xx

http://theuntoldstruggle.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/moments-that-mattered.html

ReplyDeleteFantastic competition, thank you for hosting it! Hope you enjoy reading through my moments :)

Thank you for running such a great competition :) Here is my post -

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Michelle Maggs - michelle.maggs@live.co.uk

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ReplyDeleteWhat a great post that was to write, looking back over some great times! Here is my post:

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I LOVE this competition topic (and prize!) :)

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Exciting stuff!!!! xxx

Here is mine:

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Hi, thanks for running such a great competition! I really enjoyed writing this post as it made me reflect on what really mattered last year. My post can be found here:

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This was great to think about, here is my moments

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http://itsfarfromparadise.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/10-moments-that-mattered-prize-draw.html word count - 288

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This was fun! Hope you have a great 2014!

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Here's my entry:

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Thank you for hosting. Here is my entry http://blogmumjd.wordpress.com/2014/02/01/moments-that-mattered/ but I can't see where to record my email privately to you. Don't wish to display in public comment so putting my twitter id instead which is @x2mum and I'm Claire

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Thank you! :)

Fabulous competition!

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thanks AK

I'm not sure if it has to be a new blog post but I have this one:

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A year in pics - the best bits of 2013!

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