WIN: A Valentine’s Day hamper worth R1000 from Woolworths

It’s February – the Month of Love!

Yes, Valentines Day is upon us again and everywhere you turn there is red hearted romance on display. Basically, the day is torture if you’re anything other than a teenager in the first flush of love (whom I kidding, being a teenager is torture too!)

To be honest I’m not quite sure who Valentine’s Day is meant for anymore? Is it for the secret admirers, the young lovers, the pre-school kids making cards for their mamas? I don’t know if it’s meant for me anymore now that I’ve been married almost 15 years… I can’t tell you when last I got a Valentine!

I did a little bit of reading about the real story of St Valentine and discovered that it’s certainly changed from the days of St Valentine!

Waaaay back in the year 269 AD, Valentine was sentenced to a three part execution of a beating, stoning, and, finally, decapitation all because of his stand for Christian marriage amidst a rather amoral society. Heavy days! Now that’s not all a bed of roses is it??

The story goes that the last words he wrote were in a note to a blind girl who he had prayed with and who was healed from her blindness. It was signed “from your Valentine.

Over the years Valentine came to be known as the patron saint of lovers, but, on further research about his story I discovered that he was in fact much more in favour of marriage than lovers. The very reason he was sentenced to death was because he was performing secret marriage ceremonies for those Christians who believed in the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman (and didn’t agree with the polygamous lifestyles of the day!)

I think this story really highlighted to me the true message of St Valentine, especially to married couples: Love is actually not easy at all! There will come a time in all marriages where you are going to suffer or struggle. It’s not going to be easy to maintain your commitment and your vows in marriage, especially in this modern world. The ‘gushy’ love that typifies first love will change and mature and turn into true love – the kind that lasts a lifetime. The kind that is a daily choice.The kind that goes the distance. The kind that never fails!

That kind of love is very special indeed… and is equally worth celebrating!

Whether you’ve been married for 50 years or 5 or not at all… There’s surely someone in your life that deserves a little bit of love this Valentine’s Day. Everyone loves a reminder that they are special and cherished and that is what the 14th of February is all about. Celebrating love!

This year why not spoil someone – even if you haven’t “done” Valentines day in 15 years (Ahem, husband!!)

It could be it your lover, your child, a friend, your mum or dad, a granny or granddad, brother or sister, even your spouse! It’s a great day to say “I love you”. Yes we shouldn’t need an excuse or a special day to say it BUT it needs to be said and if there is a special day then why not!?

Woolworths has a wide range of amazing gifting ideas to make this an unforgettable Valentine’s Day for everyone.
A bunch of Woolworths’ fragrant flowers never goes amiss (and they definitely last the longest!!), equally a few of their tasty treats, a bottle of Bellingham Strawberry Rosé or the Diemersdal Passion Fruit Sauvignon Blanca. or some bubbles…. the Le Lude Brut Rosé MCC or the Silverthorn The Genie MCC are both great choices! Lingerie is always a win (as long as you get the size right guys!)

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Alternatively treat yourself to a new beautiful lace bra and panty set (It can be his gift as well 😉 ) Other great gifts options from Woolworths this Valentine’s Day include fragrances, body products and cute, quirky toys, but remember the very best gift is to tell someone you love them! That is what the day is all about!



I’m giving one lucky Becoming you reader the chance to win a R1000 Valentine’s Day gift hamper from Woolworths including these lovelies….

Lovers Bunch

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WWorthsValentines Silverthorn MCC



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To enter follow the steps below…


Visit your nearest Woolworths store, or shop online at to find everything you need this Valentine’s Day to show that special someone just how much you care.



The competition is open to all residents in South Africa aged 18 years and older.

Competition runs until 8 Feb 2017

The winner will be announced on 9 Feb 2017 and the hamper will be delivered by 13 Feb 2017



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Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

  1. Sharing on Twitter. Thanks for sharing the love this Valentine’s day ? I met my husband in February and our son was also born in Feb so it’s a super special month for us ?

  2. Wow what an awesome competition – would love to win and experience ‘that loving feeling’ once more

  3. Awesome competition. Have never gotten anything on V-Day and would LOVE to be spoiled just once in my life. <3<3<3

  4. Awesome giveaway! Just what I need to feel loved and appreciated again. ♥ With baby in the house this mommy needs some TLC. 🙂 Fingers crossed.

  5. What an AWSOME comp, Shared to Facebook and Twitter. Would LOVE to spoil myself! Holding thumbs!

  6. Nice giveaway! will be so nice to spoil myself/be spoiled by Woolies!

    Everyone knows what its like to be a new mom..buying all the cute baby things!

    and when your boy is 7 months old, you realize… not so new anymore, hey!
    So..then it sinks in..”I have not bought anything for myself in the last 16 months! (7 months out + 9 months inside).

    Really holding thumbs.

  7. This would absolutely make my Valentines day special and memorable would be over the moon to be a winner ??????????

  8. Shared on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram – Heck, this full-time working mom could do with a treat, the first school term of the year has been exhausting…phew <3

  9. Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter this magnificent competition. I am a Woolies girl – would love to win this voucher!

  10. February is my month. Valentine’s Day, a week later my birthday, and another week and the month is over! Stunning hamper, somebody is going to feel very blessed!

  11. Awesome prize! Hubby and I have no been able to spoil each other in years now…finances and kids and life, etc…so would be a lovely spoil for both of us <3

    Shared on FB and Twitter (@GA_Simone)

  12. This would be an answer to a prayer, spoiled my family with some goodies and my mom on her 60 birthday??

  13. Simply amazing.will love this.not celebrating much this year as we have a newborn, 2weeks old.this will be great for a night indoors with my husband and just spending quality time while baby sleeps

  14. wow shared it on fb @thea Kleynhaus Lennox tiwtter @matrixalive google+ thea lennox email and pinterest thea lennox Fingers crossed.

  15. Wow , what a lovely thought, to receive a beautifull hamper from Woollies. Would be a amazeballs experience. So heres to optimism. CHEERS cxxxxxxxxcc youre awesome and you know it!

  16. Wow , what a lovely thought, to receive a beautifull hamper from Woollies. Would be a amazeballs experience. So heres to optimism. CHEERS cxxxxxxxxcc youre awesome and you know it!

  17. This would be an amazing way to end off Valentine’s day after a long day of work, amazing supper need to treat my guy?

  18. would so so love this!! One it nearly being a year with my other half and 2 – after being let go with work, it would be nice to be able to make this day special after all! 😛 holding thumbs!

  19. …so I shared it on instagram, because if my luck happens and I do win this amazing give away, it will there for be a surprise for him! 😛 sharing it in facebook he will see! yip, thats how hopeful I am in winning this! 🙂 please please please!

  20. Thank you for sharing info regarding St Valentine. Hope your month of love is special. Thank you for a great comp with a beautiful.Woolworths hamper. I would love to win.Need to put the sparkle back in my relationship with my lover. Please help. ;-)#

  21. After many trials and errors in love, I have decided that the time is now to stop talking about it (because that just brings it into my experience constantly) and taking time to just love myself and share that love with my daughter. I must be an inspiration 🙂

  22. I don’t know when last I had a special or valentines day.its hectic my side I’m in hospital till dr say I’m ready to go home .I would love to spoil my husband for everything put in.we have 4kids twin girls 2year and two boys 7 and 8.shared on fb good luck to us all.

  23. Shared on FB, PINTEREST , TWITTER AND WITH EMAIL . Would LOVE to win this fabulous prize !!! ♥♥♥

  24. What an amazing Valentine’s spoil this would be! I turned 50 on the 2nd February, so this would be a double celebration to win these gorgeous prizes!

  25. Wow!! Awesome giveaway
    Shared on Google ,Pinterest ,FB and Twitter
    So romantic ,married for 42 years and still in love and still so much of love .

  26. Woolworths Gift Card to make all your dreams come true! With Kathryn Rossiter and Woolworths, you don’t need a man to treat you on Valentine’s day, you can do it yourself!!!!

  27. Loved your article, and your take on valentines day. Hopefully your hubby will spoil and pamper you this year.
    My life has been been shattered so many times by life’s unspkeable circumstances but through all of the tears and heartache, I have felt a deep, profound love again with my 8 month old baby girl. My heart simply warms up at her smiles and her curiosity of this new big world. I am a single mom raising 2 different generations of kids, with a 21yr age difference between all 3 of us. Yet all of our worlds are co-joined by our hearts and the love we share with each other. Thank you for reminding me how very special to make this Valentines Day for them.

  28. wow what an amazing prize i just discovered this wonderful website , what a great way to end my day i have shared this via email

  29. This would be just what the doctor has ordered to revive hubby and I!!! I’ve been at home for the past year after being in the private sector for the past 20 odd years…and what a shock it’s been to my system!!!!
    Workload = +100 more
    Finance = -100 less
    Satisfaction = 100%

  30. Wow would be awesome to show hubby how much i love him. To spend time and show one another how much you love each other.

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