Monday, September 12, 2011

My Birthday Gift To You...

As some of you already know, it's my birthday this week.  Thursday 15th September to be precise.  And I shall be celebrating a significant birthday (no, Miss Like Mam Used To Bake, I am NOT 50... despite what you've been telling everybody on Twitter, cheeky maggot!). Seeing as I'm celebrating, I thought it was only fair to share the birthday love with all of you to say thanks for reading, commenting and being great fun along the way.


I've already had one birthday party with my friends which was wonderful and this week, I have not just one, but two meals out... one with lovely work colleagues (I'm hijacking it & claiming it as a birthday meal), and then a dinner with The Hubs at a restaurant I love, where I believe they will have Picpoul de Pinet on the wine list...

Anyway, enough about me - this is all for you.  I've bought four things I love and want you to have.


These are just cute - a set of recipe notecards with envelopes so you can give somebody one of your recipes.  They make me go "oooh" and then I instantly tell myself that I have to give them away & not keep it for myself...


Next up, a copy of Gino D'Acampo's book Fantastico!  Modern Italian Food.  Loads of recipes which anybody can make - and there's even a few cocktail recipes too.  What's not to like?


Third on the gift list is the prettiest set of mini tajines.  They're duck egg blue (one of my favourite colours and would make the most gorgeous little dip trays.

And last (but definitely not least) is a little icing set - it has an icing bag, a coupler and 6 stainless steel nozzles to give your baking an expert finish.

So, how can you win one of these beyoooootiful birthday gifts?  It's easy - leave me a lovely comment and I'll have a draw on Tuesday 20th September where 4 of you lucky people will be a winner!

Rules :
Only open to Republic of Ireland & UK  readers only (I know it's mean but them's the rules)
Competition closes on Tuesday 20th September at 18.00
I'll post the prizes immediately (once I get your address, of course)
* Random winner picking works like this.  Every comment is assigned a number in order.  I then ask Lulu to pick 4 numbers between the first & last.  They're the winners.  
Lulu's decision is final. No point in arguing with a 6 year old, she's always right...

59 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday and thank you for all your encouragement!
    Have an amazing, brilliant holiday - you deserve it!
    x

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  2. HaHa, Go LuLu!!

    Happy Birthday Mrs Duck, would love if you could throw me in the mixing bowl *arf.

    CherrySue x

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  3. What lovely gifts from a girl that makes me laugh on Twitter every day! -oh and you're recipes are pretty cool too...:)

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  4. Happy Birthday Aoife! Have you got an empty suitcase for props you're going to haul back to the SuperShed from San Fran?

    Lovely prizes
    Karen x

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  5. Great blog and have a brilliant birthday!
    Linda Callaghan

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  6. Awww Babbyducks (as you are known in my house) you are too good to us. Have a great birthday and sure you dont look a day over 30!!!

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  7. Happy Birthday. Those duck egg blue mini tagines would complete my life. btw i never believe anything a maggot tells me.

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  8. Love the gifts!! You deserve to have the happiest birthday and most fun-filled holiday ever! xxx

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  9. Happy Birthday on Thursday Missis. Facebook reminded me!! Lovely giveaway gifts there. I would like them all please:)

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  10. Happy Birthday Aoife! Thanks so much for all the lovely recipes x x
    Have a fab holiday x

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  11. Buon 40 compleanno Signora Babaduck!

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday in USA. You along with a handful of others continue to inspire me in the kitchen!!

    The Gentle Soul

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  12. Happy Birthday Aoife! Obviously I *deserve* one of those pressies since it's my (not quite so significant) birthday on the 18th *ahem*

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  13. Happy Birthday and how generous you are to give a gift on your birthday :-)

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  14. Love the blog! just joined going to try and make the strawberry and white chocalate cheesecake over the weekend!

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  15. WOw giving other people a present on your birthday! I love duck egg blue!! Happy happy birthdays

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  16. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday on Thursday, also happens to be my wedding anniversary that day, celebrations all round :-)

    Nicola

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  17. Have a great birthday week from a new fan.Thanks for the follow too. Marie (MaudMonaghan)

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  18. Finally the birthday week has arrived, woohoo - hope you're spoilt rotten all week :) Amazing prizes - just hope Lulu picks me!

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  19. *gasp* I want them ALLLLLL!

    Oh, and happy 50th xx

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  20. Happy Birthday, hope you get everything you wish for

    Dee

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  21. Your 21st is it? Cool.
    Sings: "happy birthday to yoouuuu....."
    you are a lucky lady with your celebrations *clinks glass of wine* cheers.
    lovely giveaway gifts.
    Jennie.

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  22. ah babs! congrats on your 50th, I wouldnt have guessed looking at your pic.... ;-)

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  23. Great blog and recipes, prizes are fab too! Such a responsibility Lulu, pick mine, pick mine....
    Have a great birthday.

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  24. Happy birthday! Surely a fellow Virgo gets extra weighting in the random results? ;) Maybe a love of duck egg blue is a Virgo thing, as I love that colour too. Those mini tagines are gorgeous.

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  25. Them mini tajines look amazing! Happy early birthday wishes ;-)

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  26. a very happy birthday to you :D

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  27. Happy Early Birthday wishes! New to the food blogging world, you're an inspiration! :)

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  28. Happy birthday, long may you reign :)

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  29. Happy Birthday. Ive just come accross ur lovely blog. Im lovin what im seeing. i will be back.

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  30. Happy Birthday!!!!

    Omg how cute are those mini tagines!!

    Love the blog

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  31. Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Country, Ask What's For Lunch!!
    Happy Birthday Aoife!

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  32. Happy birthday :) I love gifts :)

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  33. What a nice idea, giving presents on your birthday! Love the blog. Although I'll confess I had to google what tagine was.. Happy Birthday!!

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  34. happy birthday

    and happy birthday/christmas to the winners cause that the only time you usually get gifts :)

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  35. Happy Birthday! Have a good one! x

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  36. Happy Birthday, very generous to give away such great gifts on your own birthday! I love duck egg blue too. I recently bought 6 duck eggs, one was blue - it was such a nice colour to look at that I couldn't bear eating it!!

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  37. Happy birthday! :) Lovely idea to greet others on your birthday... more people should do it ;)

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  38. Happy Happy Birthday! Hope that this is just the start of a fantastic year for you!

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  39. Loving your work. Happi Birthday!

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  40. Happy Birthday - I had the same 'significant event' in June! So far it's not too scary :)

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  41. Jaysus you're looking great for 60 so!
    Happy birthday :D

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  42. Joyeux Anniversaire Mme Duck!!! Love your giveaway you are way too good. These notecards are great and Gino, well he is just gorgeous!!! Hope you have a lovely time celebrating. Lucky you going to SF (read very envious) not sure when you are going but Bakerella is doing a book signing in SF in Oct. just in case you might be interested.

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  43. Happy Birthday for Tomorrow!!!

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  44. What a lovely idea. Such a nice thing to do. Hope you have a Happy birthday.

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  45. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Aoife. With such a kindhearted spirit, you're undoubtedly surrounded with love. If I was lucky enough to be a winner, I'd find a way to share my good fortune onto someone else. Have a lovely day!

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  46. Yvonne Curtis (dfc19690)September 14, 2011 at 8:49 PM

    A very happy birthday to you! Thanks again for all the fab recipes, always look forward to trying out something new. The tweets brings a smile to my face x

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  47. Happy Happy Birthday to You!! Which I believe it is RIGHT NOW! Hope you have a fab day! xx

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  48. Happy birthday Babaduck! Enjoy all your celebrations!

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  49. ok so i have to leave you a nice comment.....well i suppose Happy Birthday is one and I enjoy your tweeting is another..... overall thank YOU for your nice comments as well and viral support of The Stonecutter Restaurant when it was up n running ........ best wishes... Pat

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  50. Oohh the mini tagines bring me back to Morocco. super styling! you are too good. thanks Babaduck, happy happy birthday, hope you had a gorgeous day that was filled with delish food - breathla shona duit, Aideen

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  51. Oh what lovley items. happy belated birthay :)

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  52. Happy birthday, love the blog - have tried a few of your recipes and they always turn out lovely!!

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  53. I'm going to miss you! Who am I going to get cooking tips off now?! Hope you have a great holiday :-)

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  54. Happy Birthday Babaduck! Love all your recipes, please keep them coming as I need as the inspiration I can get :-)

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  55. Hope you had a lubly burrrday! And thanks for the Wexford recs, had lunch in Wallace's in the end! :)

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  56. Those mini tagines are just gorgeous, and an icing bag set would be most useful.

    Happy birthday and happy hols! Try to go to Dottie's True Blue Cafe for breakfast when in San Fran.

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  57. Happy Birthday...and that cheesecake recipe sorts my "must bake something for a bake sale but my oven is knackered" dilemma!

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