21/05/2015

MEAM: Blogiversary + a Sunny Giveaway.

For those who don't know, for M.E. awareness month (May) I am writing a post, despite my severe illness, every single day. I'm doing this to raise money and awareness for the neurological chronic illness M.E. and the charity Invest In M.E.in the hope that one day we may find a cure. So, I'd really love if you'd head over to my JustGiving page and sponsor me throughout this challenge. Thank you.

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Today our blog is 2 years old. It was 2 years ago that i sat up in bed, bit the bullet and typed out my first ever post. You see, i'd been putting it off for months, the old line 'when i get better i will [insert all dreams here]' had me by the balls and i didn't quite know where to start. But, i did it and know i'm a hell of a lot richer (metaphorically speaking unfortunately). I've made some amazing friends, become more confident, learned a lot more about M.E. and given my life a bit of direction. We've loved every single word we've written, every single comment you've left and every email we've been sent because of this blog. So, please keep reading, commenting and sharing your thoughts with us!

Leading on from that, today we have our first ever giveaway! And, to make it even sweeter, it's a product made by my lovely friend. It's funny, 2 years ago i didn't even know she existed and now it feels weird if we go too long without a message. She also has severe M.E. and we were introduced when she sent me an email after reading one of my first posts. I feel so lucky to call her a friend, we are so incredibly (make that scarily) alike and she supports me through everything. And, to think, one little post and i now have such a lovely friend. Anyway, no more gushing, i promise (maybe a little...). She is bed bound like me and like me she wanted to do something to help others so she came up with the idea of Sunshine Boxes. The profits from selling the boxes are going straight to the Dr Hadwen Trust, which is a charity that research ways to cancel out testing on animals, something we're very passionate about.

They're full of lots of little things that are sure to put a smile on your face. We don't want to give too much away but you can buy your own Box Of Sunshine on ebay, or maybe you just want to take a peak. Now, on to the giveaway!

To enter all you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what makes you smile and leave your email address. UK entries only and no more entries after the 30th May. We'll then 'pick a winner out of a hat', and announce and contact the winner on the 31st of May. C'mon, get commenting!

6 comments:

  1. I tried to already leave a comment but I think something went wrong (oops) :P

    One thing that makes me happy are my cats, who always know when I'm feeling my worst and don't leave my side because of it. The amount of completely unconditional love I receive from my cats is almost unbelievable and I'm so lucky to have them all. I love them to pieces :)

    email: laurenradders@gmail.com

    Good luck to everyone entering, we could all use some sunshine on our worst M.E. days <3

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  2. Oh how exiting! Congratulations on your two year blogiversary, I had my one year one last week so your's is almost exactly one year older than mine! :) Like you my bllog has brought me so much joy ad happiness, I think that the thing that makes me smile the most is the spoonie community - and how we are all there for each other. I'm so proud of everything you have achieved, both this month and over the past two years. Your blog is one has been one of my favourite ones to read for about a year now. I love a good old giveaway, my email address is jennyhelenemail@gmail.com, thank you for hosting this! xx

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  3. Happy Anniversary! So glad that so much good has come from blogging for you, especially the lovely friendships that you have made. The thing that makes me smile most is definitely all the great friendships I have made through my own blog and social media. Whenever I'm having a rough day they endevour to make me smile and when I'm having a good day they celebrate with me. Illness can be a powerful bond even though it is totally unfair. My email is sianwootton@gmail.com

    Loving all your posts thus far. You're doing so well.
    Sian xx

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  4. I am not entering. I just wanted to say happy blogiversary. Wishing you many more bloggy birthdays.

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  5. Happy anniversary :) Blogging is a truly amazing thing, it does seem to bring spoonies together in a way nothing else does :)
    Things that make me smile: other spoonies, RuPaul's Drag Race, reading blogs & crafting & powerchair football ^^

    Sally xx

    Oh & my email address is wheelingalong24 (at) gmail.com

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  6. A little box of sunshine, so lovely. i'll be looking now :)
    Congratulations on finishing your challenge and raising so much
    hope you're well x

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