Top 5 Friday and Winner Announced

I can not believe today ends the first working week of December, where is the time going? Not that I am complaining just stating the obvious, today so much is happening and my weekend is super busy so these parts might be quite over the weekend but will see if I can squeeze some time in. Like before my Top 5 Friday‘s are not necessary have has happened in the ending week but what I am also thankful for and what I am looking forward to. I have not done these in a  while now I think the last time was before my big holiday to Zambia in September so I think it’s long overdue. To get started I wanted to share with you these 5 things that I have had on my mind for the last few days and needed to put pen to paper or in this case fingers to keyboard.

1. Send a Cow – I have had the privilege of introducing this wonderful charity to all my lovely friends and family plus you my fellow bloggers and readers. This charity is amazing and they have decided this year for their christmas catalogue to dress up there lovely Gloria the cow into the christmas jumper since these christmas jumpers are so popular. You can find out more about their work by checking out their website Send a Cow.Send a cow

2. Secret Santa – At work today we having secret santa/Christmas dinner, since many people are busy this month we thought we do our christmas early and decided to include secret santa the only issue is the presents are non-gender specific and budget is £5 which isn’t too bad but I am struggling to find something. Can you imagine it’s today and still not picked anything up?

3. Giveaway Winner – I should firstly start with an apology because this giveaway ended last week Friday but the chaos that is my life too over so I am truly sorry. The winner of the £15 amazon gift card and 2 medium ads on A july Dreamer and The Myrabev Life is “Natalie Crossan“. I will e-mail the winner at the end of the day. Thank you to everyone that entered and supported my 1 year blogaversary for The Myrabev Life.

4. Debt Written off – no not all of it just part of it, ever since I went on the straight and narrow and started paying off my debts I collated since university I contacted all the companies and apparently some of these companies were not totally honest with the charges so after major debates which I was none the wiser to I found out that part of my debt had been written off but I don’t know when this came into place because I have been paying deligiently for the last 6 months so if it turns out they owe me Christmas will be super.

5. Review opportunities – I know I did a post last month thanking all the 2014 sponsors but since then I had more opportunities come my way and I just wanted to mention those sponsors and thank them all greatly for the opportunity to work with me and supporting me, I hope to work with all next year if possible I am grateful regardless.

Gorilla grip 2soniclearThat’s all for today, have an amazing weekend and will see you next time. Tomorrow I have a blogger event so I am just throwing it out there.



  1. Alysia Casteels
    December 7, 2014 / 7:08 pm

    Eliminating debt is always a steep mountain to climb- I’m in the same boat but, on the plus side, at least a portion of yours was written off! 😀
    Have fun at your blogger event!

    • December 7, 2014 / 9:33 pm

      It definitely is a steel mountain to climb, thank you

  2. April @ Everyday Fitness and N
    December 7, 2014 / 2:25 am

    Sounds like your month is off to a great start already! I hope the rest of the month goes that way too!

    • December 7, 2014 / 10:38 am

      Looks that way and thanks

  3. December 6, 2014 / 8:02 pm

    I love the cow photos. Also, it is good that you are working on your debt.

    • December 7, 2014 / 10:37 am

      hahaha Gloria the cow is interesting, thanks

  4. December 6, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    It’s great you have your debt in good order. It’s super tough to pay off student loans after college. Congrats!

    • December 7, 2014 / 10:37 am

      Thank you hun me too

  5. Vaneese
    December 6, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    We also have secret Santa at work, but our limit is $20. I’m like, “whoah, that’s quite a bit for random people.” LOL

    • December 7, 2014 / 10:37 am

      $20 that’s a lot seriously

  6. Fiona Naughton
    December 6, 2014 / 9:50 am

    Ah secret Santa is so much fun. I hope you found the perfect gift for your work mate 🙂

    • December 7, 2014 / 10:37 am

      Managed to find something that my boss ended up picking I am glad it was not offensive

    • December 6, 2014 / 9:10 am

      ah, what is hun? The cow, absolutely lol

  7. Dov Shapira
    December 6, 2014 / 3:48 am

    I’ve never heard of Send A Cow
    Thank you for sharing this great charity

    • December 6, 2014 / 9:10 am

      Thank you Dov, they do amazing work

  8. December 6, 2014 / 2:58 am

    Send a Cow is an amazing charity and I am so glad that your are bringing it to people’s attention!

  9. Lynda Self
    December 6, 2014 / 2:03 am

    I have never seen those camera stands. I have seen a similar organization in the US when it comes to cows. I like those kinds of charities.

    • December 6, 2014 / 9:09 am

      Check out Joby to see more stands like this one and yes send a cow kind of organisations are amazing and i too like them

  10. CourtneyLynne Storms
    December 5, 2014 / 11:00 pm

    I have one of those camera stands!!!! Best thing EVER!!!

    • December 6, 2014 / 9:09 am

      They are amazing and so god sent

  11. Vicki W
    December 5, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    That picture of the cow with a sweater is hilarious! That is fantastic about one debt down! Happy Friday and I hope you have an amazing weekend!

    • December 6, 2014 / 9:08 am

      Thank you, i can not stop laughing about the cow in the sweater lol

  12. Mama to 5 Blessings
    December 5, 2014 / 5:44 pm

    LOL how on earth did someone get a sweater on a cow?! I have never heard of Send a Cow before, sounds really great!

    • December 6, 2014 / 9:08 am

      Think Velcro lol

  13. December 5, 2014 / 3:37 pm

    I visited the Send a Cow website. That’s definitely a silly cow picture with the sweater, but it sounds like this charity is actually doing really great things to help people in Africa.

    • December 6, 2014 / 9:08 am

      I think it’s hilarious to have Gloria the cow in the sweater and yes send a cow are doing some amazing work

  14. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    December 5, 2014 / 3:01 pm

    That’s interesting about what happened with the debt. I hope it ends up with some money back for you!

    • December 6, 2014 / 9:07 am

      Thanks hun I really do too

  15. December 5, 2014 / 1:48 pm

    We have one of those camera stands that we found at Goodwill. We use it all the time!

    • December 6, 2014 / 9:07 am

      They are so handy

  16. Robin Rue
    December 5, 2014 / 12:48 pm

    I have never heard of Send a Cow before, but what a great organization that is. Wow. Thanks for telling me about them.

    • December 6, 2014 / 9:07 am

      No problem thanks

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