Thursday, 1 May 2014

My new blog

Hi and welcome to my new blog. This is a bit scary starting a blog. Many years ago I had an online diary which was slightly different to a blog.

So firstly I should introduce myself. My name is Ellen, I am 35 and I live in the West Midlands with  my fiancĂ© Neil, our dog Shortie and our two cats Harvey and Tigger. I am originally from Bath, Somerset but moved to Kidderminster last year after dating my fiancĂ© for 4 years. My hobbies mostly comprise of entering (and hopefully winning) competitions, walking the dog, playing games on the kindle and Nintendo 3DS, reading, listening to music and running the Jules Hudson Fan club on twitter and facebook. 

I decided to start a blog awhile ago but it has taken until now for me to  pluck up the courage and actually start it. I have been entering competitions since 2000 on and off and have won over 1000 prizes. I often get asked for advice on how to get into comping (entering competitions) and I thought maybe I could use the blog as a way to explain how I enter competitions and to show everyone what I win and also to talk a little bit about other things happening in my life. To be honest most of the competitions I enter are very quick and easy to enter. People often say to me "Oh I never win anything." but this is mostly because people are too quick to give up on what is an absolutely amazing hobby and for the most part a lovely community of fellow compers to be part of. My motto is "You have got to be in it to win it!" and that is so true.

Anyway I think this is going to be all for my first post. Thanks for reading.  


  1. YAY! Welcome to blogging Ellen xx

  2. Looking forward to reading your blog. Don't be nervous. x

  3. this is a brill blog post keep it up hun xx

  4. Good luck - looking forward to seeing a blog of a fellow comper :)