Wednesday, 4 August 2010

GIVEAWAY!

Ever wanted to train yourself in a quality British accent? Now's your chance! Our weekend newspapers gave me two audio books of classic British stories read by classic British gentlemen: Alice in Wonderland read by Alan Bennett and The Wind in the Willows read by Sir Derek Jacobi. (Although Alice Meerkat leapt at the chance to get in the photo, she is not included)



One of my favourite sections in 'Wind in the Willows' is when Mole suddenly senses he's near home and gets all excited - so to enter my giveaway I'm going to ask you to leave me a comment telling me something that says "I'm home!" to you.

On Friday I'll put the entrants into random.org and choose the winner - that's it! Easy peasy! I'll also send you one of my fridge magnets which go out with each of my knits. I read recently on Etsy forum that some people chuck magnetic business cards like mine straight in the bin, so for a second entry please leave me an honest answer (don't worry about hurting my feelings) - do you throw fridge magnets away, or would mine end up on a fridge somewhere?



***WORLDWIDE*** (forgot to add this earlier!)

19 comments:

Daisie said...

Home is full of dust and crap but I am refering to my Mum's house as 'home' at the moment but I have never lived there. So I suppose home is wherever my hubby and small people are ;)

And I have a gazillion things stuck on my fridge and even have a 'save the date' magnet from my friend's wedding years ago so yours would not be in the bin but on the big white door (no guarantees you'd be able to see it though)!

xxx

RedFlame said...

There is a place on the freeway where when I am driving into my hometown where the county line changes and the trees and scenery all change at the same moment, I always feel so excited and thrilled to feel and see the ultra familiar.
I love fridge magnets, what else do you look at when you are deciding what to eat?
is the contest open world wide? I am in California. if not, its cool...nice blog :)

Jane Carlstrom said...

Nice giveaway. What says home is the dogs wagging tail as we drive into the yard.

Magnets - can go either way here. some I keep, some I toss.

Have a great week. Jane

niftyknits said...

definitely worldwide redflame :-)

Jaci said...

Home is when I drive up our street and see my streetside garden - the hot pink of the Stargazer lilies trying to out shout the orange double daylilies in July.
I have a few magnets on our fridge at the moment. I'd keep yours 'cause I'd have a sentimental attachment :) Besides, how many people can boast of meerkats on their fridges?!
ByTheWay.etsy.com

The undomesticated scientist said...

the thing that says i'm home, 2 small people rushing at me yelling 'mummy' and grabbing my legs!
i keep fridge magnets, so many bigs of half information to keep, so little room on the fridge. magnets will only hold up so much!

jms said...

hello nifty, whenever I drive towards home I pass a pub called the wiltshire yeoman, which tells me I'm nearly there. oddly enough when I lived in surrey I used to pass the surrey yeoman and think "nearly home" too.
fridge magnets a definite yes, mostly holiday momentoes, even have one of the RHD railway (anywhere near you?),
joy xx

niftyknits said...

RHD isn't far at all, but the steam railway in our town (Tenterden) is the East Kent I think.

Efi Warsh said...

Home is Friday evening... sitting in the kitchen on a rainy day,a thick soup is on the stove ,in the oven a cheese cake is being baked,the candle lights are shining and all my family sitting around the dinner table, having the traditional weekly family gathering, telling stories and dinning to their hearts content.
Their laughter and joy fill the room with happiness and love and I think to myself how true is the saying "Home is were your heart is ..."

niftyknits said...

efi you paint a delightful picture with your words, there is clearly much love in your home xx

Sparrow Primitives said...

Home is full of colour and wonderful bits and pieces collected from all over. I've lived in so many places that home tends to be where my familiar bits and bobs are. My fridge is covered in magnets collected over the years too and no way would I throw yours away!

Elizabeth said...

Home is where the people I love are wherever that is at the time. I have a fridge covered in magnets with all those little notes to remind me to do things attached. My fav says 'stressed but fabulous'.
Libby
The Dressing Up Chest

The Hookery said...

Home as in home-home, 'oop north is the drive from Ripon to Harrogate in Spring. The road is nice and bendy, the scenery is beautiful and the fields are full of lambs. And then at the first sighting of Ripley, my mother will ask me if I want an ice-cream, irrespective of the outside temperature. Then I know I'm back 'ome!

Home down here is my cat rubbing against my legs as I fumble for my keys in my bag on the doorstep.

And I always keep magnets!

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I know I'm approaching home when I start smelling Kentucky Fried Chicken. They are a block away from home, but the "aroma" can extend quite a bit further on some days. YOur magnet would find a home on my desk, not fridge. It's way too cute to throw out.

niftyknits said...

LOL nothing says home quite like KFC...how the advertisers would love yours, kitten!

My Mother's Garden said...

Home for me is when I crawl into my big cozy bed and snuggle up to my husband...and big slobbery kisses from my dog when I walk in the front door. : )

My Mother's Garden said...

I always save refrigerator magnets. My fridge is actually covered with pictures and all sorts of fun stuff, so I need magnets to hold it all up.
I hope I win so I can have one of your magnets among all of the fridge clutter! : ) ~Karrita

Eileen said...

I always keep the magnets! I really like the effort that people have gone to to include that and I like covering the fridge with them. :)

niftyknits said...

thanks everyone - closing now and off to random.org