I should not have nice things. Nice things are not long-lived in my possession.
I cracked the sapphire ring my grandparents gave my mother for her 21st birthday. How on earth do you crack a sapphire? Working on the turf harvester, as you do, wearing a family heirloom.
I lost half of my own 21st present in the waters off Brampton Island in a bit of a kerfuffle that involved three grown men; whom despite their inability to swim, thought they'd try their hands at snorkelling off a boat. I was the nature guide for this particular guided snorkel. Trying to swim back to the boat with three terrified blokes in tow, I'm probably lucky an earring is all that I lost that day!
Regular readers will recall that my beloved European stove top caught fire last week, but it doesn't end here. There have been evening bags, suede shoes, manicures, text books.... you name it, I've wrecked it. Which (by way of seamless segue) brings me to today's post:
Last year I bought myself a Personal Planner. I lusted over it for a month, and then finally succumbed, promised myself I would religiously use it, and set about choosing my design and cover photos, lists and layouts.
It arrived in September and I was instantly enamoured. I loved it's quirky colouring-in pictures and it's little ruler. I copied bungled sudokus into the quad-ruled section at the back for second attempts. I wrote recipes and blog posts in the back. I made to-do lists and planned school holidays. I'd finally found a diary I actually used.
But, as previously stated, I should not have nice things. In hindsight, I should have known that my Personal Planner would not long be lovely.
Injury had befallen my personal planner by December. Victim to a leaky water bottle in an oversized handbag. It's now a wrinkly slightly discoloured version of it's former self - not unlike it's owner really.
Last week, the lovely people at Personal Planner sent me an email. They said they'd like give me a planner to giveaway on the blog and one for myself. Little did they know - I am already the proud owner of a formerly-nice personal planner.
While I'm not worthy of nice things, I'm sure the pulchritudinous readers of this blog take much better care of their things. So I emailed right back. To win a $45 voucher from Personal Planner (enough for even the biggest diary or notebook), you need to leave a comment on this post answering the following question:
what treasured thing have you lost or destroyed?
Congratulations to Cynthia Hosking -
I hope your Personal Planner escapes the fearsome teeth of your two year old.
Personal Planner have given me a discount code for 15% off to share with my readers - it's good til Valentines Day.
- Competition closes at 11.59pm on Thursday 31 January 2013.
- This is a game of skill – I'll rate the comments received.
- Liking Personal Planner and Cooker and a Looker on facebook will gain you an extra point towards your comment rating. As will subscribing to this blog (via email or RSS). You can do this at the top right of this page.
- Winner will be notified by email.
- Prize not transferable for cash.
- If you’d like a copy of the full Ts & Cs
you’ve got too much time on your hands, email me and I’ll send you a copy.
Disclosure: As stated above, Personal Planner are supplying the prize for this giveaway. They are also giving me a voucher to use when the misuse finally gets the best of my current version in exchange for writing this post. All opinions, tales of woe and photographs of broken things are my own – my disasters are not for sale!
I'm linking this post over at Three Little Princesses because that's where all the great competitions are.