it’s a melly GIVEAWAY!

I’m a little bit speechless, a little bit squealy and a lot thankful…

for YOU; my follower friend
who has helped me reach 500 Melly-friends on [existential detective].

virtualhug Soooooo, to show my thanks, I’m doing a GIVEAWAY!!!!

Harley's happy to be judging the winner!
Harley’s happy to help out – he’ll be judging the winner! (TBA on how this will actually work….!)


a care package of a few of my favourite things

  • my favourite candle; Ecoya French Pear
  • my favourite tea; T2 French Earl Grey
  • my favourite chocolate; Haigh’s
  • “a mix tape”; a CD of a few of my fave tunes


  1. be a follower of moi on this blog [existential detective] (WordPress ‘follow’ button, BlogLovin’ or email subscription)
  2. leave a comment on this post
    1. telling me 3 random things about yourself
    2. and why you want to win
  3. fine print¹: there really isn’t any; I’ll post anywhere in the world and it’ll be completely random draw from a ‘hat’ so to speak (I’ve just go to figure out how Harley will draw the name out of the hat)!
  4. fine print²: I’ll close the comp on 8th June (Australian time) & upload a video post of the winner!

I don’t know what it is that made you follow me but thank you for doing it!

signature - melly xox

Published by thisismelly

Mel @thisismelly lives a life of adventure, gets lost in farmer’s markets, regularly indulges in movies, loves to whip up gourmet meals in the kitchen, swears that one day she will learn to speak French properly, adores candles and fresh flowers, married her high school sweetheart, visited 19 countries and counting, fears an apocalyptic rage-virus, regularly spoils her cavoodle Harley, loves walking along the harbour, is decorated with ink, muddles her right & left, seasonally switches between blonde and brunette, has soul-mates, favours painted nails & dangly earrings, always orders the 'plateau de fromages', is obsessed with British or Scandinavian crime fiction, detests creepy-crawlies & people who take too long to order coffee, gives terrible directions, makes up crazy dances for her devilishly handsome husband, believes in good, would always be dressed in Saint Laurent, Gucci & Chloe if she could, adores Tex-Mex & Japanese, loves the smell of rain & evening jasmine, may be addicted to Instagram&Pinterest, is always on the hunt for a really good macchiato, is James Taylor’s biggest fan, gets rowdy with tequila, dreams every night, takes pickles, jalapeños & dried fruit for movie snacks, would hate a world without French champagne, adores Pantone 1765, almost always wishes she was lying on the sand in the sun, is an inconsistent Paleo convert and although she is a hopeless Francophile she will forever be smitten with Sydney.

28 thoughts on “it’s a melly GIVEAWAY!

  1. telling me 3 random things about yourself:
    I have met President Obama!
    I am graduating in two weeks with a BA in psychology!
    I love writing poetry!

    and why you want to win:
    Because tea, candles, chocolate and music are the best things ever. period.

  2. Yay for a giveaway! Let’s see…3 random things:
    1. My favorite food is toast
    2. I’ll be 35 in two weeks (Yikes!)
    3. I love to travel
    I would want to win because I like to receive packages in the mail…it’s like Christmas every time & who doesn’t like Christmas?! 🙂

  3. Ooo exciting!
    Hmm three random things, let me think…
    1. I love reading health/lifestyle blogs (obviously!)
    2. I am considering going brunette for a change
    3. I love that sound the vacuum cleaner makes as it sucks up dirt (!)
    I would love to win because I love French Earl Grey tea and the other gifts sound gorgeous also. A mix tape, how fun!
    Michelle x

  4. Oooo, this is exciting! What a nice idea, love.
    So, three things:
    1. I secretly am kinda gutted that it isn’t Harley that’s being given away (although obviously I’d prefer him to stay with you, his mama, and would worry about the plane ride.)

    2. I’m about to move house into an unfurnished room and have a week to fill it with furniture otherwise I’ll be sleeping on the floor.

    3. Surfing is my favourite thing in the world.

    I’d love to win this because receiving post is my second favourite thing in the world, and I love random acts of kindness!
    Love x x

    1. Oh you are a gorgeous girl, my surfing / skateboarding / dancing Bristolian virtual buddy! Harley is always ready and waiting for a cuddle if you ever visit! xx

  5. 1. I hate driving.
    2. I hate eating any meat etc with bones in (or that you have to pick up with your fingers).
    3. I love flanellette sheets.

    I would like to win cos I love the idea of having the opportunity to share someone else’s fave things. What a great idea!

  6. You never cease to amaze me. I do not wish to win, I hope Harley has fun choosing as it will be a hard one from your entries so far.
    Miss you all xoxo

  7. Three random things about me..
    1. I love walking in the rain
    2. I don’t own an iron
    3. I waste way too much time on social media.. But it’s just so much fun!

    I’d like to win because I love getting presents.


  8. hello hello! Love your blog, so happy to have found it! 3 random things:
    1] I love pickles but detest cucumbers
    2] I’m a *really* bad singer but that doesn’t stop me!
    3] One of my most fav smells is Petrichor, the smell of rain on dry ground.
    I’d like to win coz I love candles but can’t justify spending a lot on them. And my fav tea is Earl Grey!

    1. Love that word ‘petrichor’! I have always loved that smell of rain on earth too. Gherkins….you’ve made me crave them now! I love those ones in the white tin; gorsky or something! Yum! Thanks for entering 🙂

  9. That’s amazing 🙂 Congrats!

    1. I’m a Norwegian Finlandswede, i.e. Im born in Norway but live in Finland in a Swedish speaking part. Norwegian and Swedish are my mothertongues. People always get confused about this. haha
    2. I went to the Netherlands as an Au-pair when I was 19 years old. Stayed for 9months and loved it.
    3. I’m addicted to traveling and I look for plane tickets almost every day.

    I’d like to win the giveaway cause I thin it is and great way to learn more about you, by receiving some of your favorite stuff 🙂

    1. S, I would love to visit Norway/Sweden/Finland. I look at the photos you post and am in awe; so beautiful! I had a pen-pal from Norway when I was in primary school named Tor! Thanks for entering xx

      1. You totally should visit sometime! 🙂 It sure is beautiful over here, but way too dark during winter time. I’d love to visit Australia sometime, been dreaming about that for ages. Seems so perfect.
        How cool that you had a penpal from Norway 😀 It so much fun having contact with people abroad. I’ve had quite a few aswell, even met one of them irl 🙂 Would be fun recieving some snail mail again.

        My pleasure 🙂 xx

  10. You had me at “a mix tape”! What a beautiful idea!

    Three random things about me:
    1. I love the smell of ink when brochures are freshly printed.
    2. I’m fascinated by hoarders
    3. I have a bad habit of picking the neighbours flowers.

    Why I’d like to win this amazing prize?
    Well first of all I’m intrigued to what songs you’ll record on the mix tape/CD. And as I’m a mother of a little toddler, some divine tea, chocolate and a beautiful candle sounds like a perfect night in.

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