Monday, 5 April 2010

The Big 50 Giveaway....................

Something is almost upon me that I really DO NOT want, next Monday is my 50th birthday, how did I get here so quickly I ask myself.  I can distinctly remember thinking when I was about 10 or 11 how old 50 was, (my Dad was 49 at the time) and how far away from it I was, alas it's no longer something in my future but something very much in my present and I'm not feeling good about it, anyway, I have decided to honour the occaision and have a little giveaway.
The theme I have chosen for this is 'Baking Day', and the lucky winner will receive these lovely goodies.......................

A silicone cake pan, 12 silicone cupcake cases, cupcake oven gloves, a set of measuring cups and a muffin cookbook, together with this......................

Marks and Spencer 'Baking Day' cookery book.

All you have to do to enter is:

1. Follow my blog
2. Leave a comment by Monday 12th April.

All participants names will be put in a hat and my lovely son Master M will draw the winner the day after as we are at the O2 for WWE Raw on the day itself , lucky me eh!!
Hope you all enjoy.


  1. What a cracking giveaway, please count me in.

    Hope you have a lovely day out and fabulous Birthday... Em x

  2. What a fantastic giveaway. Happy Special Birthday, have a lovely day.
    Jille x

  3. Hi Rosie - thanks so much for this lovely give-away. xx

  4. Hi Rosie,
    Don't be sad - 50 is not too bad! Speaking with experience from the other side!
    Have a great day.
    Thanks for all your kind comments over on my blog!
    Love Kathy xxx

  5. Oh I love to bake and I would love to win! Happy almost 50th to you...we all have to get there sooner or later, right?

    You know I follow your blog much fun!

  6. Hi Rosie! First, I hope you had a wonderful Easter!!!....I'm so glad to be back from my computer problems because I missed blogging so much. Happy Birthday! 50 is just a number soooooo kick up your heels and dance like no one is watching!! eat lotsa cake and think of 50 wonderful things that brought you to where you are right now.....that is very kind of you to let us help share your Birthday with a so sweet giveaway. I'm already a follower too. Have a beautiful evening friend!!! Hugs, Jennifer

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I thought you were 31? :)

    Lovely giveaway...the cookbook looks drool worthy. :)

  8. Rosie,

    Thanks for the visit. In Spanish you say "Tengo 50 años de edad", when literally translated it means,I have 50 years...think about it. You are not 50 years old per say, rather you have 50 years of wisdom,experience and life....That's a wonderful thing to celebrate! Have a wonderful week!


    ps. I became a follower too!

  9. A lovely giveaway - please put me down for it.

  10. Hi sis, don't put me in, even though I want the stuff!!! Wouldn't be fair!!

  11. Happy Bday for Monday!!
    Count me in the giveaway please..i'm already a follower xx

  12. Aaahh happy birthday, I really hope you have a lovely day.
    Such a lovely giveaway, please do count me in too.

  13. Happy Birthday xx

    Ive been reading your blog for a while, count me in on the giveaway.

    Sarah xx

  14. Take it from me, the anticipation of being 50 is actually worse than being 50. I say, pluck your chin stubble, slap on a tenalady, and party like its 1960!!! Have a great day, xxxx

  15. Please can I enter your lovely giveaway. Happy Birthday i hope you have a great day!

  16. Ooh can I play!!
    You're only as old as the boy you 'dream to' feel, although in Edward Cullen's case you'd be over a hundred so you would have to choose someone else, sorry!!

  17. Hi: It will get better after you turn 50. I don't know why but that birthday is hard. I would love to me included in your give away. I am already a follower. Have a blessed day. Martha

  18. Happy Birthdayxxx Would love to win your giveaway!!!Its lovely!!!xxx

  19. What a great giveaway - please count me in.
    Have a great birthday, I would say don't worry about it, but I know what I am like with certain numbers, 37 was awful, so was 39, but 40 was a breeze.....actually up til now it has been odd numbers that have freaked me out....

  20. Yes please Rosie, I would love to win the baking goodies !
    I know landmark birthdays can be hard, but I wouldn't go back and be 20 again unless I could take all the things I've learned with me!
    Louise xx

  21. Congratulations my friend....and what a sweet giveaway.. I love baking so this is perfect. Thank you for the chance to win. xoxo

  22. I’m sure your 50’s will be great fun!!

    Victoria xx

  23. Ooh! How amazing! you are doing a give away and it's YOUR birthday?!

    a testament that wisdom, beauty and grace definitely increase with birthdays ;)

    the cupcake potholders are way too cute. way too cute. they should be against the law. ;)

    Happy upcoming birthday!!!

  24. Please please count me in. Have a wonderful birthday, it's really not that bad. Just a state of mind really. I am way over that and still consider myself a young 'un, so don't give up. Keep smiling. :)

  25. Do enjoy your lovely Giveaway!

    Have a happy day. xo

  26. Dear Rosie,

    We are only as old as we feel sweet lady! And speaking of sweet, that is a lovely giveaway you have planned. Happy almost birthday! I am going to make a note to come back on Monday to be sure and wish you a Happy Birthday on your special day.


  27. First of all, you're only as old as you feel when you're not looking into a mirror! lol

    secondly, for the love of baking delicious and terribly fattening yummies, please enter me into your giveaway! I must continue this delicious quest of feeding my soul with sweet goodies! pick me, pick me!

    ciao bella
    oh, and thanks a bunch for coming by to visit me! always a pleasure!

    creative carmelina!!

  28. I'm not entering but great giveaway! maybe whoever wins can bake you some birthday treats!!!

  29. Oh Happy Birthday.
    Just enjoy yourself.
    Take care Lovely blog Lesley.

  30. Hi Rosie, 50 is the new 20ies, I loved reaching 50 it is special, would not want to go back, your giveaway is brill just like you, sit back and enjoy, you are very young at heart and thats perfect hugs and kisses xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  31. Happy birthday to you happy birthday to you, enjoy the moment enjoy the day and best of all have fun xx

  32. Darling you will be 50 years young, look at birthdays this way and here is a quote for you from the Duchess of Quotes:

    Count your garden by the flowers, never by the leaves that fall
    Count your days by the golden hours, don't remember clouds at all
    Count your age by friends, not years

    Love & Hugs

  33. Oooh what a lovely giveaway! Its not so bad you know... being 50, I am 52 now, and still laughing! Happy birthday! suzie xxx

  34. There sure has been a spate of birthdays recently in blogland!! I think that its just a number anyway so enjoy the day and forget about the rest!
    BH x
    PS - please count me in too - I'd love to play!

  35. "It" happened to me last summer. Read my feels good to not be the only one contemplating this milestone:
    I'm count me "in"
    And thanks for stopping by my blog!

  36. ooh ooh ooh!! me me me!!! I can't believe I nearly missed another giveaway (and another chance not to win!!) ha ha ha

    Happy birthday for Monday!!


  37. Wonderful giveaway!I have just done my first one and the winners were so happy- I really enjoyed doing it!I would love to be included,
    Warm Wishes,
    Cally x x x

  38. How generous of you! What a lovely package. You have such nice colors on your blog. I haven't ventured to figure out how to put three columns on mine yet. Happy Happy Birthday to you...Smiles, Lisa

  39. Repeat after me: "We no longer count the years"!! We only count our blessings. I wish you the happiest of birthdays!! Now that we know just how fast the years go by, remember to make the most of each moment!! Love our friends and families and forgive our enemies. I'm raising a cup of tea in a toast to you my dear friend!!

    Susan and Bentley

  40. Happy Birthday. Hope you have a lovely day. I'd love to take part in your little giveaway, if i'm not too late. xxx Pixie xxx

  41. Please enter me into your fab giveaway, I just love baking!

    By the way do not worry about being 50, my Mum is over 50 now and is fab looking, full of energy, parties more than me and is loving life. I try to bypass my birthdays - that way you don't remember how old you are ;-) Or you could go backwards like my grandad does - he is about 30 now.

  42. Happy birthday! Found you through your sister's blog! Loved the cake pic .... so pretty!

  43. Many Happy Returns. I found you throught your sister's blog too! Hope you have had an amazing birthday. I didn't find 50 as bad as I thought I would but I am dreading my 60th in 4 years time.

  44. Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Jill Happy birthday to you. I love your sis on Kissed by and Angel, she is the sweetest friend. Oh I'd love to win.
    Come by sometime.
    LOve ya,Debbie