19 July 2010

Pay It Forward Giveaway
















Last month I recieved a wonderful parcel from Andrea over at Andrea's Easy Vegan Cooking as my prize for winning her Pay It Forward Giveaway.

Isn't it just brilliant recieving a parcel in the post? Such a treat and so unusual. It is normally bills that arrive at my house. It makes me yearn for the days of letter writing, when it was such a joy to open a handwritten missive and get comfy somewhere to read it. I remember friends often doodled or sketched in their letters. Email is so cold in comparison. I am getting sidetracked, so before I rabbit on anymore, back to my parcel.

Andrea sent me a pack of dried apple chips (lovely large slices too), a bumble bar (which I haven't tried yet), some lemongrass soap (which is lined-up to be used in my bathroom), a bar of organic orange dark chocolate (which I had scoffed within half an hour of opening the parcel, mmmmmmmmm!), some gorgeous local coffee beans (which I had a good sniff off and passed on to a friend, who said it was fab. I am not a coffee drinker, hate the stuff, but I love the smell. I resisited keeping it to smell occassionally as I thought that would be a waste and rather sad. My friend said it was truly scrummy), a rather fabulous greetings card (one of Andrea's own), a cranberry and orange health bar (actually I forgot about this one, must enjoy it tomorrow) and a lovely hadwritten postcard.

If you would like to take part in this Pay It Forward Giveaway, leave a comment after this post. I'll randomly select a winner using my wee independent adjudicator on the 2nd of August 2010 and post the winner on the 3rd of August 2010. I am happy to post my Scottish goodies anywhere worldwide. (Remember, by entering this contest you're agreeing to post about your parcel and hold a giveaway of your own to award a box of local treats to someone else.)

Good luck everyone and no you can't have the baby. He just chooses the winner and is not the prize!

"Remember for all you blog event needs, go to The Food Blog Diary" said in an advert voice-over type of voice.

22 comments:

  1. Lovely giveaway and the way you pick someone is so cute :)
    Looks like the little cutie is going to have fun picking the winner.

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  2. lovely package - I know what you mean about letter writing - there is something wonderfully tactile about a handwritten letter that I miss. Put me down for the draw (pick me, Cooper!)

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  3. Hopefully he will get the hang of doing it better this time Torview and not keep throwing the hat into the air :)

    Will do Johanna :)

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  4. i'm in! and if i do get picked, i'm gonna have my little 5 month old pick too - what a great idea! :)

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  5. Ahhhhhh! It's just like food blogging by mail! I wish someone would restart that!

    What an awesome package. I love getting stuff through the post :D

    Katie xox

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  6. lol! did your friend really say the coffee was scummy? Or is that a typo and it really was scrummy? Either way it made me laugh!

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  7. This is great fun! Count me in ;)

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  8. I love this Jacqueline, lovely giveaway, count me ! gloria

    In August I will make a giveaway by my 3 anniversary blog and is for any part of the world! x gloria

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  9. We will start a trend Arundathi :)

    It's great, isn't it Katie? I will count you in :)

    He-he, that was unintentional Anna-Marie. I've fixed it now :D

    Will do Sarah :)

    You're in Gloria. Keep me posted about your giveaway and I will add it to The Food Blog Diary.

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  10. What a fun package to receive! :) I love the random doodles and things in letters.

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  11. Hi Ashley, It was a great present from Andrea. It is so nice to get a foodie gift :)

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  12. I feel the same way about packages and letters--so true, almost all we get is bills these days! The package looks fabulous. What a great assortment of goodies! And you're very generous to post anywhere in the world. :)

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  13. this is such a wonderful idea. count me in!

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  14. Congrats on the prize and the cute baby!

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  15. Lucky you! Great idea on the Pay It Forward too.

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  16. Can we bribe the adjudicator with rusks? ;-)

    You had me reminiscing about letter writing, when I left school, and pre-facebook days, a friend and me used to write the most inane things down and send to each other, forgot how much fun it was! I might just surprise her this week!

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  17. Oh - what a fab idea and I'd love to be counted in too please! If I won I don't have a small person to pick but by then I would have a random generator kitten... :-D

    I used to love getting post and I used to send postcards all the time with bits stuck on and pics etc. Even sent beermats though the post before! Perhaps a postcard pay it forward? Ooh - I may have given myself an idea...
    OK - hope you don't mind Jacqueline but I have an offspring PIF inspired by you on my blog now.

    Sunshine on your hearts. :-)

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  18. What do you mean we can't have the baby? Lol!
    Great idea, I'm in!

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  19. This is such a great idea! I really want to win - I'm already thinking what I'd put in my parcel to send on... :D

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  20. What an awesome giveaway / event idea. This would be a fun one to participate in!

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  21. What a brilliant idea- I'd love to participate in the giveaway and send a local parcel of my own.

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  22. I can't believe I've missed this, and I thought I read all of your lovely posts! I had a lot of fun shopping for (and discovering!) local goodies for the box — hope you did, too! (If the baby were included, I'd enter for sure. He's a little doll.) :D

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x

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