Monday, 5 November 2012

GIVEAWAY!! AND I'm Thankful for my Readers Blophop!

 
Hello everyone,  hope you had a  great weekend.  Recently I passed the *100 follower mark* and I wanted to celebrate the occasion with a giveaway!

As I am also taking part in the bloghop,* I'm Thankful for my Readers* hosted by Vikki and Tara today seemed like the perfect day to start it.  Such a cool badge girls I love it!



I have been blogging since March this year. My first post was on Mother's Day as it happens! At the time I had no real idea what I was doing or how likely it was that anyone would ever read my humble blog. Yes, it took a little time finding my feet but it didn't take me long to connect with some wonderful people. Starting this blog was one of the best things I've done since I began my writing journey. Writing as we all know can be a lonely, teeth clenching, hair pulling experience but knowing there are others out there in the same position as me, willing to offer support and share their own experiences has helped enormously. I have learnt SO MUCH from you all and feel more confident moving towards my dreams. I value each and ever one of you whether a regular commentator or occasional visitor you are welcome.

So a massive THANK YOU to all my lovely readers I hope you continue to travel with me on my writing journey.

Here's an acrostic poem for all my blogger buddies out there!

My blogger buddies rock because they;
 
Brighten my day
Lighten the load
Offer advice
Give me their time
Guide me along this bumpy road
Emuse and educate me
Reassure me
Support me
 
Respect each others talents
Offer constructive criticism
Comment and chat on my posts
KEEP COMING BACK!
 
 
 
AND NOW FOR DETAILS OF THE GIVEAWAY!



I have two very different books on offer for this giveaway, but they both have a Cornish theme. As many of you know I live near the sea in a lovely corner of South West England so I wanted to share a piece of this with you.

First up - The Mermaid of Zennor. As I mainly write for children I wanted to include a children's book. This one is a really beautiful picture book that I shared many times with my own children. It is one of those 'to keep' books. From the blurb; From a landscape rich with myth and magic comes this traditional folk tale, retold by master poet Charles Causley and illustrated with warmth and wonder by award- winning artist Michael Foreman. (published by Orchardbooks.co.uk)

Secondly - The Long Weekend written by Vernonica Henry . One for the adults. I must confess I haven't read this one yet myself (on the TBR pile) but I have read another story by Veronica Henry, The Beach Hut, which I enjoyed. From the blurb; In a gorgeous quayside hotel in Cornwall, the long weekend is just begining... Here are affairs of the heart, secrets, lies and scandal - all wrapped up in one long weekend. (published by Orion Books).

This giveaway is open to all my lovely readers, new followers welcome to join in too,  so just go ahead and leave a comment and your preferred choice of prize to enter. No gadgets or rules to tweet, facebook or whatever (obviously if you want to that's fine!) I just want to say thanks for being there.  The giveaway will run for 7 days ending 5pm (UK time) on 12th November. After that time I will draw two lucky winners from all the comments received. If you want to be entered into both draws please say in your comment.

Thanks to Vikki and Tara for hosting this wonderful opportunity to say;

THANK YOU!

72 comments:

  1. Congratulations on a hundred followers! This blogging community does indeed rock.

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  2. This is a great entry! Eloquent and creative! Both the books for your giveaway look good, but as a mother, the children's book catches my eye the most. After all, I have to be on the lookout for new things to read to the kids! Congrats on finding so many wonderful followers!

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    1. Thank you so much. I will add you to the draw - Good luck :)

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  3. That is such a cute poem! Congratulations on reaching 100 followers! As far as the giveaway goes, either book would be wonderful.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry. I will add your name to the draw - Good luck :)

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  4. Great poem! Very creative. It's easy to see why you have so many followers!

    I'd love The Mermaid of Zennor. Looks like a cute read!

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    1. Thanks, Emily. I will pop your name in the draw for The Mermaid of Zennor - Good luck :)

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  5. I love your thankful post! :D

    Congrats on all the followers! I would actually be cool with either prize lol!

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    1. Thanks, Kyra. I will add you to the draw for both books! Good luck :)

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  6. wonderfab! that poem was terrific!
    and congrats on the triple digits! love all around!
    both books look tempting in soothing blue!

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    1. Thanks, Tara this is a cool bloghop. I will add you to the draw for both books - good luck :)

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  7. I love hitting milestones. WooHoot! Congratulations.

    I'm thankful for all my followers:)

    The Mermaid Book would be awesome!

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    1. Milestones are awesome! Thank you so much for your kind words. I will pop you in the draw for The Mermaid of Zennor - good luck :)

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  8. Ohhhh... how fun is this, Suzanne???

    And your "thank you" was SO clever. I loved it.

    And the Mermaid book looks GORGEOUS! I'd love that! Fun <3

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    1. Thanks, Morgan. I will add you to the draw - good luck :)

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  9. Your thank you is so clever, what fun! Thank you for joining in.

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    1. Thank you for hosting it's been fun :)

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  10. Aw, that badge is adorable. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers!!

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  11. Great poem and giveaway. I think bloggers are the most generous people on the net.

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    1. Aww thanks, Jenn. Bloggers are brilliant!

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  12. Congrats on 100 followers! That's is great. I had to remind myself that you are from the UK because Mother's Day here isn't in March. I haven't heard of The Long Weekend before now, but am intrigued :)

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    1. Thanks, Tasha. I sometimes forget we all have different dates and festivals. The internet just makes the world seem smaller! I'll pop in you the draw for The Long weekend - good luck :)

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  13. Congrats on 100 followers! That's is great. I had to remind myself that you are from the UK because Mother's Day here isn't in March. I haven't heard of The Long Weekend before now, but am intrigued :)

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  15. Love the acrostic! Congratulations on your 100 followers! It sounds like you found your footing pretty quickly!

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    1. Thanks, Tyrean it's lovely to meet you :)

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  16. This blogging community is great. Congrats on 100 followers!

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  17. Congrats on 100 followers!! The mermaid book is so pretty!! I agree that the online writing community is amazing. I've only had a blog for a couple months and everyone has been SO awesome. I'm a new follower btw. It's nice to meet you!

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    1. Hi Tamara, it's good to meet you. I'll add your name to the draw, good luck. I'll check out your blog too :)

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  18. The poem is great and so true! We are surrounded by awesome writers\friends and there's lots to be thankful for! I'm thankful for my connections I've made online and I cherish them! You're amazing!

    Congrats on the 100 followers! :)

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    1. You're so sweet, Livia and thank you :)

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  19. Those books look gorgeous, and I agree that the blogging community is amazing! I love all the people I've met through my little blog :)

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    1. Thanks, Trisha, I'll add you to both draws.

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  20. What an amazing thank you post! And congratulations on the followers. We have a great community here.

    Ooh, the Mermaid book! Such a gorgeous cover.

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    1. Thanks, Christine it is an amazing community. I'll add you to the draw for mermaid book :)

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  21. The readers who continuously return, post after post are my absolute favorites. Put me down for both please.

    Oh and I'm a new follower :)

    Sam
    Writing Through College

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    1. Aww lovely to meet you, Samantha I will check out your blog. Putting you down for both draws too :)

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  22. Congratulations on 100 followers! I love your poem also. Very nicely done.
    The Long Weekend looks interesting, but the picture book looks beautiful also.

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    1. Aww thanks, Heather. I'll pop you in both draws! Good luck :)

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  23. Congrats on reaching 100 +

    If I win the giveaway I'd like The Long Weekend.

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    1. Thank you, Patsy I will add you to the draw.

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  24. Aw, what a wonderful post! Congrats on reaching 100!

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  25. Yay! Congrats on topping the 100 mark, and what a cute way to say thanks.

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    1. Hi Crystal thanks for stopping by and the follow. I will hop over to your blog now :)

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  26. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers and in such a short space of time. I've been going for over a year and I don't have that many!

    The Mermaid of Zennor has a beautiful cover. Could I be added to the draw please?

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    1. Awww thanks for your kind words. I am constantly amazed by the people who take the time to stop by my humble blog, so a big thank you to you. I will certainly add your name to the draw.

      Good luck :)

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  27. Congrats on passing the 100 mark! And your contribution to your bloggers was lovely. :D

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  28. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers! That's awesome!
    Both books sound great, but I am a sucker for picture books and that one looks lovely! :)

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    1. Hi Rachel, thank you very much I will add you to the draw. Best of luck :)

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  29. Very creative! I like the Respect Each Others Talents. Its all about respect and I see that with bloggers. I rarely see a blogger who is less than kind. And thanks for stopping by earlier and saying hello!

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    1. Hi Stephen, thanks for dropping in and following :)

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  30. Congratulations on reaching 100 followers! That is awesome!
    I like the sound of the adult story... please add me to the draw.

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    1. Thanks, Michelle I will add you to the draw. Good luck:)

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  31. Ooh I love giveaways, I did one for my 100th post. Can I be entered for The Long Weekend please?

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    1. Hi Louse thanks for dropping in. I will add you to the draw, good luck :)

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  32. Yay for 100 followers and for living in the South West. I'm probably not that far from you!

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  33. AWESOME! What a great idea! I think my choice would be the mermaid book. Me and my girls would love it! And CONGRATS on the followers! WAHOO!!!!

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    1. Hi Leigh thanks for dropping in. I will add your name to the draw for Mermaid of Zennor :)

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  34. It's been great getting to know you. Thanks for all the comments you leave on my blog and congratulations on your 100 followers. I'd love to be included in the draw for the Long Weekend :-)

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    1. Thanks, Annalisa I will make sure you are in the draw for The Long Weekend :)

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  35. Many congrats on reaching 100!! Your blog is delightful and I shall follow with interest! please enter me for the draw for the books. Thanks.

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    1. Hello Pat thank you for your lovely words. I will add your name to the draw. Good luck :)

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  36. Congrats on your 100 followers and thanks for the giveaway!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  37. congrats! They both look wonderful, but I would be more interested in The Mermaid of Zennor. I have a soft spot for mermaids as the book I'm shopping around is about selkies.

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    1. Hi it's lovely to meet you. I will put you in the draw I am asking my daughter to randomly select the winners this evening so good luck!

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