Pinch, Punch, first of the Month

We have being doing “that” little trick in our family for as long as I can remember, although admittedly the memory is a bit shaky these days.

So today is the day that we draw the winner for the “giveaway.” It should have been the first of May and the end of Autism Awareness Month, but real life ran away with me.

I did plan to use the randomizer but tempest fugit so I trusted the job to “Old Faithful.” To be honest we practiced a LOT first, as chance, random and ‘lap of the gods’ are all matters of great angst. In fact when I think of the time we spent practicing, I could probably have learned how to use the randomizer and saved myself hours. Glad his sister was on hand to translate my appalling hand-writing!

So the winner is “Susie” at “Susies Homemade.” If you can trust me with your postal address I shall send it right off to you on Monday.

Meanwhile I’ve been working on my calligraphy. I favour English Roundhand myself, no big surprises there, so if you have one of those names that is never available when it comes to monogrammes, just let me know.

Cheers dears

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Give Away

The oh so very delightfully charming “Lis Garrett” from “Root and Sprout” is hosting a giveaway today.

Can that possibly be one word?

Root & Sprout
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Get the code:-
Cut and paste
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Similarly charmingly and delightfully, “Debbie” from “Three Weddings” is also hosting a give …….away……sorry I just can’t put those two words together again.

Click on one of the brides to whizz you right there
Get the code:-
Cut and paste
from this little
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As a result, these two thoroughly reprobate bloggers have double dared me to do likewise. Up until now, I have never given anything away if I could possibly help it, and I’m quite certain that there will be a whole host of pitfalls that I’m about to plop into.

Since I am allergic to visiting the post office I need to find something light that I can just pop in an envelope. I’m tempted to choose something ‘gently used’ but just about everything around here is already pummeled to a pulp.

Ideally it should be something that nobody wants which means that no-one will enter which means I won’t have to worry about unforeseen abysses for the unwary.

It also ought to be something that might be a good match for a juniorish sort of a person. Since I am a betting woman by nature, I think it best to offer one of these,

then there is a 50-50 chance that it might be a good fit. I can’t send you mine because it’s a bit manky and mangled. I can’t send you the one that I already gave away, so I need to get busy with the sewing machine………right now…….. and find my googley eyes.

Maybe I need to construct a “user manual”?

So don’t forget to nip along and say ‘hi de ho’ to “Lis Garrett” and “Debbie”

Mine will be an open offer until the last day of January and then we’ll attempt a random choice.

That should prove to be a challenge in itself!

So please join in and pass the word along.

Cheers dears

p.s. Dang I knew I’d get it wrong. Here’s a bit I should have included. Save me from steep learning curves!

This contest is being held to ring in the New Year AND to bring awareness to Root & Sprout. The January edition of Root & Sprout is now live with new articles, people to meet and giveaways.

3 Ways to Enter: (Choose any or all)

  1. Visit Root & Sprout‘s January 2009 issue and leave a comment here about your favorite article or giveaway (don’t forget to enter to win and Root & Sprout for the giveaway!)
  2. Host your own Giveaway linking to Root & Sprout and ask your readers to comment about their favorite article or giveaway. Don’t forget to leave link on Mr. Linky and a comment about your giveaway here.
  3. Grab the Root & Sprout button ABOVE! for your blog and write a post about this giveaway. Don’t forget to leave a comment here.

Be sure to include your name and email address in your comment(s).

Their contest closes on Friday, January 9, 2009. The winner will be chosen by on Saturday, January 10, 2009 and announced on Monday, January 12, 2009.

I’m sticking to the end of January for mine.

Should I use too?

E Gad this was a mistake.

In a final note, please include “Barbara” from “The Extras” on her unique “give aways,” in her post entitled “Bridges.”

And finally final, spend a mo dawdling with “Trish” at “Another Piece of the Puzzle” who also has a spiffing give away over at her “site” someone who is quite possibly the busiest and most productive blogger around as you can guess from her thoroughly impressive “summary” post here over at “5 Minutes for Special Needs Mums.”

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