This is solely based on the fact that in all my years I never won a Blue Peter badge despite entering countless competitions - drawing endangered species to go on stamps (a Golden Eagle if you're asking), designing a Green car, etc etc - which is perhaps a perception I need to leave behind.
The scars run deep though let me tell you.
There is one person though who is doing her best to dispel these notions I have regarding my luck - her giveaways are single-handedly changing my point of view.
This person is the marvellous Alex from Odd Socks and Pretty Frocks whose December Giveaways seem to hold some kind of magic for me - as every year that I've entered for the past 3 years, I've managed to win something.
This year's giveaway was the most spectacular to date - and every day I found myself checking her page to see what new delights might be on offer for me to try and win and there was one prize in particular which caught my eye - the words Crazy Cat Lady tend to draw me in like that.
Finding out I won made a pretty crappy day bloody amazing and even better than winning was the speed with which my prizes arrived - this girl is not only generous, she's organised!
So my haul includes this gorgeous bag which not only includes cats, but includes tassels - meaning I have something to fiddle about with, namely tying knots in the tassels and then un-tying them.
I'm easily amused. It is also roomy beyond belief - there's definitely room for a book in here should I want to put one in. And why wouldn't I?
Second up is this ring which has pretty much been on my finger permanently since it arrived in my post-box. I like having my Crazy Cat Ladyness in a subtle form. No-one will realise just how crazy I am you see.
And last but not least is a copy of Puss in Books, featuring anecdote and stories about....well.....cats in books! It's made for dipping in and out of and whenever I fancy I pick it up and find out something new, occasionally keeping it to myself or more likely rabbiting on at The Person about my latest discovery.
If you are looking for another blog to add to your list (and even if you're not) then you should probably pop over and give Alex a visit. You should especially visit if you like, the colour green, cats, books, clothes, Irregular Choice shoes and blog posts written by a no-nonsense lady.
But if you're going to enter one of her giveaways just know who you're up against, 'kay?