Today, Traveller was informed that she has won her first blogging giveaway competition!
Isn't there something fabulous about winning something? Big or small, it almost makes you feel like the universe is on your side.
It makes Traveller remember a story from her youth.
McDonald's were running a nationwide competition (in Australia) where all you had to do was scratch a scratch card (after purchasing an item) and you could win all sorts of lovely things from a free pack of chicken nuggets, to a strawberry milkshake, to bigger items like televisions and walkmans (remember walkmans?)
One fine evening when she was about 10, her family all visited a McDonald's as they were on a family trip to Bundaburg. For the life of her, T cannot remember why they went to Bundaburg. Famous only for their rum, it's not exactly a holiday destination.
Anyway, all five members of her family were eating and, lo and behold, T and her brother both won!
T won a milkshake...
....and her brother won a ghetto blaster!
Can you believe it?
If T had been ahead of him in the line, the blaster would have been hers!!
T remembers smiling and trying to look happy for her brother...but it was all an act.
She wanted that ghetto blaster.
But now, her luck has turned around, one of her daily reads, the lovely naturally nina had a giveaway this week, and Traveller won!
The glorious prize?
A surprise box of organising and cleaning supplies!
For anyone that knows Traveller, this is slightly ironic, as she has always been slightly disorganised in the home, much to the chagrin of her loved ones.
Perhaps if someone had thought of giving her cleaning supplies as a prize... she would have learnt to love them sooner!