Happy Birthday Twinderelmo

Two years ago I sat down on my phone and tapped out my first ever blog post.

Back then I was on blogger and had no idea what I was doing but I knew I wanted to write. It went from a predominantly online diary type  blog, it was something I did sporadically when I felt like it and felt like I wanted to document it. But in June 2014 Twinderelmo became so much more.

It’s been my place of outpouring whilst trying to digest losing my much adored and beloved Mom. I realised it was OK to write it here and without it there would have been many darker days when I had bottled up my emotions instead of sobbing my eyes out while carthatically putting the misplaced energy into a blog post.

I’ve made some amazing friends these past two years, gone to places I never would have even thought of going and had some bloody amazing blog moments but above all – I’ve had a hobby. With a husband that is away a lot, it’s become a solace and something that I can call my own.

My blog is pretty eclectic and whilst I’m not a polished, perfectly squeaky clean blogger I am happy with it. Sian from Potty Mouthed Mum has made me realise that I don’t need to beat m myself up because I haven’t written an amazing post that goes viral or that I am not top of all the blog charts. This is my blog and it can be what I want it to be.

So thank you to each and everyone of you who have joined me on my journey – some of your words have made me laugh and made me cry but most of all made me smile. Thank you all! Now, before I start thanking God I am going to give you guys something back.

I’ve been lucky to work with some awesome brands in the last 2 years and we’ve come together to give you a whole whopping weeks worth of  fabulous giveaways to my awesome readers. Starting today with the wonderful Freckled Frog. The lovely owner Ruth has given one reader the chance to win a £25 gift voucher to spend on the site which sells beautiful baby and children’s clothes, gifts and the most amazing nursery accessories – we have some prints that are utterly fab!!

To be in with a chance of winning, please complete the RaffleCopter below. U.K entrants aged 18+ only. Winners will be selected at random via RaffleCopter and have 72 hours to respond to claim their prize. Prizes will be sent directly from the company and the winners details will be passed over to them to dispatch directly. Please read full t&cs. GOOD LUCK and keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways over the next few days. Closes 12/11/15.
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B xx

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  1. ashleigh allan
    27th October 2015 / 7:24 am

    Some pyjamas for my son!

  2. 27th October 2015 / 8:04 am

    I’m so glad I’ve helped in some way. It’s been a real pleasure getting to know you lovely, I mean that. You’re one of my faves and I just adore your blog and you. Happy blog birthday my sweet xxx

  3. lynn heath
    27th October 2015 / 8:06 am

    I would have to get my daughter the Christmas Pudding leggings to wear for Christmas day!

  4. 27th October 2015 / 8:56 am

    Happy blog birthday, lovely lady. Your blog is fabulous and I love it just the way it is. And what a fab giveaway. I think I would have to buy something fab for Little Miss H’s room. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

  5. amy fidler
    27th October 2015 / 10:38 am


  6. Tracy K Nixon
    27th October 2015 / 10:41 am

    I’d buy the Star Cushion by Cushworth for my daughter! Thank you!

  7. Liam Bishop
    27th October 2015 / 10:46 am

    I love the hedgehog pyjamas!

  8. aaron broad
    27th October 2015 / 10:58 am

    I would give it to my friend at work

  9. KATHY D
    27th October 2015 / 11:50 am

    New nightie for Jessica

  10. 27th October 2015 / 12:56 pm

    Happy blog birthday to you! Congrats on the two years! Here’s to many more x

  11. karen cowley
    27th October 2015 / 1:09 pm

    The star cushion has caught my eye x

  12. Jon Sellers
    27th October 2015 / 1:43 pm

    Ballerina and Pirate Mouse Soft Toys by Attic for my grandchildren

  13. Laura Walker
    27th October 2015 / 3:09 pm

    I would get the sonic stars raglan top

  14. sharon martin
    27th October 2015 / 3:23 pm

    Hand Crochet Bunnies

  15. jules eley
    27th October 2015 / 3:27 pm

    I would buy the dark stars bubble dress for my daughter

  16. 27th October 2015 / 3:39 pm

    PJs for the children

  17. 27th October 2015 / 8:44 pm

    I’ve got my eye on the I Am Batman Swetshirt!

    27th October 2015 / 8:58 pm

    The ‘I Am Batman’ sweatshirt for my grandson

  19. Samantha Loughlin
    27th October 2015 / 9:15 pm

    I would buy some pyjamas

  20. Martina Pichova
    27th October 2015 / 9:18 pm

    I like the Spider long sleeve T-shirt.

  21. Jennifer Haden
    28th October 2015 / 9:23 am

    Some bamboo plates and cups x

  22. Ruth Harwood
    28th October 2015 / 9:44 am

    Some new Pjs of the kids’ choosing!!

    28th October 2015 / 11:10 am

    i would buy the Lion Pyjamas by Little Dandies

  24. Tracy Gladman
    28th October 2015 / 5:57 pm

    Some clothes for my niece.

  25. claire woods
    28th October 2015 / 8:31 pm

    i am Batman Sweatshirt by Rhubarb

  26. victoria thurgood
    28th October 2015 / 9:08 pm

    I would like this for my daughter French Bulldog Blue Long Sleeved Top by Little Dandies

  27. 28th October 2015 / 9:30 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday darlin! I can totally relate to your reasons for writing as you know, and what a great thing it is that it gives us both a purpose and as you say a place to write down and share your feelings and find support. Love your blog! We will meet one day I know we will! x

  28. laura stewart
    29th October 2015 / 8:52 am

    something for my daughter x

  29. Rena Plumridge
    29th October 2015 / 6:18 pm

    Pyjamas for my god daughter

  30. Corinne Henson
    29th October 2015 / 6:31 pm

    I would spend it on some of there organic clothes I love the Picalilly range

  31. Lisa Evans
    29th October 2015 / 7:12 pm

    Girl’s pyjamas

  32. lynn mitchell
    29th October 2015 / 9:49 pm

    i love the star pillow

  33. Nicki Simpson
    30th October 2015 / 5:12 am

    The baby dear pinafore dress

  34. kim neville
    30th October 2015 / 7:15 am

    I like the Dinosaur Raglan Tee by Little Dandies

  35. Sue McCarthy
    30th October 2015 / 9:22 am

    Some kids clothes

  36. Becky Yeomans
    30th October 2015 / 10:36 am

    I like the Sonic Stars Raglan by Boys & Girls! So cute! 😀

  37. Alison Johnson
    30th October 2015 / 1:43 pm

    Giraffe Mustard T-Shirt by Little Dandies – My granddaughter would look lovely in this.

  38. jemma dwyer
    30th October 2015 / 4:22 pm

    love the Star Cushion x

  39. caroline walliss
    30th October 2015 / 4:22 pm

    I love the hedgehog pyjamas.x

  40. Sarah Brokenshire
    30th October 2015 / 7:14 pm

    some new pjs for my little man xxx

  41. kayleigh Bates
    30th October 2015 / 7:41 pm

    I love the christmas pudding leggings x

  42. Julie Ward
    30th October 2015 / 8:47 pm

    I am batman sweatshirt, pity grandson doesn’t know I’m supergran

  43. Jo m welsh
    31st October 2015 / 8:22 pm

    I may get the personalised bunting

  44. Tammy Westrup
    31st October 2015 / 8:32 pm

    I love the personalised bunting

  45. Dawn McBride
    1st November 2015 / 3:08 pm

    I love the ”I am Batman” sweatshirt, my son would love that, would love to put the voucher towards that.

  46. 1st November 2015 / 5:03 pm

    I would buy some pyjamas for my little boy!

  47. Jo McPherson
    1st November 2015 / 8:39 pm

    Some new pyjamas

  48. Claire Nugent
    1st November 2015 / 10:27 pm

    I would love the swan top and the rainbow trim skirt for my little girl 🙂

  49. Michaela Hannah
    2nd November 2015 / 8:02 am

    I’d buy the ‘i am Batman’ sweatshirt for my little one

  50. claire griffiths
    2nd November 2015 / 2:56 pm

    i would buy the dinosaur t shirt by little dandies

  51. kay lou smith
    2nd November 2015 / 6:54 pm

    Some cute leggings 🙂

  52. Laura Asplin
    2nd November 2015 / 9:20 pm

    I would buy the Farmyard Romper Blue by Pigeon Organics

  53. Viv C
    3rd November 2015 / 7:55 am

    mouse dress by wild things – what great clothes

  54. betony bennett
    3rd November 2015 / 12:10 pm

    Sonic Stars Raglan by Boys & Girls

  55. Ema J Lowe
    3rd November 2015 / 5:25 pm

    I would start by buying the Giraffe Mustard T-Shirt by Little Dandies

  56. 4th November 2015 / 2:56 am

    definitely the ‘i am batman’ sweatshirt

  57. Rebecca
    4th November 2015 / 7:17 am

    Something for my daughtet

  58. Megan Kinsey
    4th November 2015 / 8:44 am

    I think I’d go for the T-Rex Supper Bamboo Dinner Set by Love Mae, Dinosaur Leggings by Blade & Rose, Dinosaur Babygrow by Little Dandies and the Dastardly Dinosaurs Wall Stickers by Lotte Loves! Can you tell that we’re a bit dinosaur crazy in this house?!

  59. Phyllis May Ellett
    4th November 2015 / 9:16 am

    The Peepers Bobble Hat by Boys & Girls

  60. Fiona R
    4th November 2015 / 5:26 pm

    The Gorilla tshirt 🙂

  61. Kat Allinson
    4th November 2015 / 10:01 pm

    I would buy my daughter the Stripe and Spot dress

  62. 5th November 2015 / 5:50 am

    I love the from small beginnings A4 print. This would be perfect for my cousin who just announced they are having their first baby.

  63. Lizzy Cooper
    5th November 2015 / 11:51 am

    Id want some of those cute leggings for my son 😀

  64. 5th November 2015 / 6:38 pm

    I would love the Green Lion cushion, like a lovely vintage illustration.

  65. clair downham
    6th November 2015 / 11:04 am

    some butterfly stickers for my daughters room thankyou

  66. Solange
    7th November 2015 / 6:44 am

    The hedgehog pyjamas.

  67. Katie skeoch
    7th November 2015 / 3:55 pm

    Green Frogs Romper by Pigeon Organics

  68. Rebecca Smith
    7th November 2015 / 4:16 pm

    Love the Hedgehog Pyjamas

  69. Rachel Butterworth
    7th November 2015 / 10:00 pm

    The dinosaur wall stickers.

  70. Ashley Phillips
    7th November 2015 / 11:44 pm

    Butterflies Pinafore Dress

  71. Gem Cook
    7th November 2015 / 11:48 pm

    I would buy some pyjama’s for our little girl xxx

    Fantastic Giveaway! Thank you for the chance 🙂

  72. chelsey wood
    8th November 2015 / 12:40 am

    If i win i would buy my gorgeous daughter some new pjs 🙂

  73. rebecca nisbet
    8th November 2015 / 10:55 am

    i love the Ziggy Pleat Dress by Red Urchin

  74. Krystina Bowman
    8th November 2015 / 1:39 pm

    I’d buy my daughter some pyjamas 😊. Well done on reaching two year mark!

  75. marie powell
    8th November 2015 / 4:28 pm

    some pj s for my grand kids xxxx

  76. elizabeth ferguson
    8th November 2015 / 4:30 pm

    nightwear xx

  77. Katie Walker
    8th November 2015 / 10:20 pm

    Some Pyjamas

  78. Michelle o'neill
    9th November 2015 / 7:45 am

    something for my grandaughter x

  79. Margaret Clarkson
    9th November 2015 / 10:02 am

    Something lovely for my great niece

  80. Layla Thomas
    9th November 2015 / 11:43 am

    Love the Dinosaur Raglan Tee.

  81. 9th November 2015 / 5:47 pm

    I’d get a christmas gift for my nephew!

  82. 9th November 2015 / 8:14 pm

    Nightwear for my grandchildren

  83. Lisa Wilkinson
    9th November 2015 / 9:45 pm

    I’d get my little girl the Elephant Pinafore dress by Down With The Kids.

  84. Brenda Wilkes
    9th November 2015 / 11:26 pm

    Love the dinosaur storage bin

  85. nicola james
    10th November 2015 / 11:53 am

    something for my little girl

  86. donna l jones
    10th November 2015 / 7:16 pm

    The star cushion

  87. Maria Jane Knight
    10th November 2015 / 9:00 pm

    I would buy the I am Batman sweatshirt for my son Ronan

  88. Diana
    10th November 2015 / 9:37 pm

    PJ’s for my daughter 🙂

  89. Nancy Bradford
    10th November 2015 / 9:46 pm

    Some pretty bunting for my daughter’s room x

  90. 10th November 2015 / 9:53 pm

    I would spend it on my grandchildren

  91. Jane Middleton
    10th November 2015 / 10:11 pm

    I am Batman Sweatshirt by Rhubarb

  92. Hayley Colburn
    10th November 2015 / 10:33 pm

    I love the grey mouse hat, I would more than likely get that if I won x

  93. 11th November 2015 / 12:04 am

    possibly butterfly stickers for H’s room or maybe something christmassy for her to wear

  94. Sarah Parker
    11th November 2015 / 6:37 am

    I would buy bunting 🙂

  95. Lyndsay-Rose
    11th November 2015 / 7:50 am

    Hat and mittens. Some more leggings..or a dress. So much to choose from!

  96. Tracy
    11th November 2015 / 9:17 am

    Oooh some pjs or one of the gorgeous cushions I think.

  97. Vickie Jackson
    11th November 2015 / 10:46 am

    I’d definitely put it towards some Christmas outfits for my children 🙂

    11th November 2015 / 11:14 am

    Elephant Babygrow by Little Dandies

  99. samantha walker
    11th November 2015 / 11:21 am

    nightwear for my children.

  100. alison barker
    11th November 2015 / 12:38 pm

    A gift for a new baby.

  101. 11th November 2015 / 3:09 pm

    The Hand Crochet Bunnies by Attic are so cute -would def purchase one of those! Lovely clothes too. (@PeanutHog)

  102. Debbie Cross
    11th November 2015 / 4:27 pm

    I would buy the Dog Storage Box by 3 Sprouts if I won the voucher

  103. angela edmonds
    11th November 2015 / 6:21 pm

    pjs for my grandson

  104. olivia Kirby
    11th November 2015 / 7:22 pm

    Either the Shooting Stars Crew by Boys & Girls for my son or the personalised deer top for my niece

  105. jodie harvey
    11th November 2015 / 8:06 pm

    Ballerina Mouse for my little girl

  106. Chris Fletcher
    11th November 2015 / 8:12 pm

    I like the Trees Sweat Dress by Sense Organics, it is cute!

  107. Hayley Todd
    11th November 2015 / 8:20 pm

    I adore the Puppy Romper x

  108. Emma
    11th November 2015 / 8:29 pm

    A soft toy I think

  109. Denielle Nicol
    11th November 2015 / 8:35 pm

    The lovely Hedgehog Pyjamas

  110. jessica cook
    11th November 2015 / 9:00 pm

    I love the Christmas Deer Long Sleeve Top by Little Dandies – Personalised

  111. Natalie Crossan
    11th November 2015 / 9:39 pm

    some nice bunting x

  112. pauline black
    11th November 2015 / 9:52 pm

    New pyjamas for my grandson

  113. Jade Missy Evans
    11th November 2015 / 10:34 pm

    I would buy something for my little niece x

  114. Alison Clark
    11th November 2015 / 10:36 pm

    The T-Rex dinner set for my nephew