Saturday, 31 May 2014

1st anniversary and giveaway!

Well...who would have thought I would have so much to say! Tomorrow it is the first anniversary of this little blog and to celebrate I am having a giveaway of four Australian wildlife books written by my 'old' classmate, Coleen Heathwood. Coleen is not really old but we did leave school back in the sixties.


So now to the giveaway. As I said there are four books being given away and one of those will be specifically for overseas readers. The books are:


Woongarra Willie Wagtails...
  

...which is Coleen's latest book to be published.

 Australian Christmas Birds...


...which would make a great Christmas gift for a little one.

Like a Lizard Lapping Dew...


...which is a story about the lizards you might have in your back yard.


Bargara Spur-Winged Plover...


which is a poem about the Plovers which live in Coleen's area. 


You may have entered in the Christmas giveaway for the first three of Coleen's books so you have another chance to win one of the books. Coleen has signed these books as well. To enter just leave a comment in the section after the post and, if you live overseas, just mention that fact as you will go into a separate competition.

If you are like one of my friends whose name won't be mentioned but Sally she can't work out how to comment, so just fill out the 'Contact Me' section which is at the right and I will then enter you into the draw which will be held on Sunday 15th June Australian Eastern Standard Time. 

As usual I am at the cutting edge of technology and the winners' names will be drawn out of a hat by some random person who might stray into the area. :-)

Have a great weekend!

Update: I just met up with my friend whose name won't be mentioned and  Sally she tried to leave a comment on her iPhone a number of times but it didn't go through so if anyone is having trouble with leaving a comment you can email me at nannachel@gmail.com. I just realised that you can't view the email contact form on the sidebar if you are on a Smartphone so sorry about that. 

Normally when you try to leave a comment you get a number of options so if you don't have a Google Profile or a blog then choose 'Anonymous' and leave your name when you comment if you would like to go into the draw for a book.


UPDATE on 8th June: I know that a couple of regular readers are on holidays so I have changed the closing date of the giveaway to 30th June. Everyone is welcome to enter whether you are a new reader or have been visiting here for a while.








35 comments:

  1. Ooooh, I HAVE to enter this comp! Winning an Australian animal book will be ideal for my niece, who wants to be a vet. Have enjoyed your blog very much :)

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    1. Alison, you are in the draw! Glad you have enjoyed the blog.

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  2. Wow , such lovely books, count me in please

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  3. I do not want to receive a book, but I do want to tell you how wonderful this anniversary is. Happy Anniversary!

    Yay!
    Woo-hoo!
    Huzzah!
    Good on ya!
    Just saying.

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    1. J, don't you want to enter for your grandchildren? Just sayin'.

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  4. Is it really a year already? CONGRATULATIONS and well done, you have a very helpful and informative blog. Keep up the good work Nanna Chel xx

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    1. Thanks Tania. I try to remain lucid most days :-)

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  5. Happy Blogaversary, Nanna Chel! It's great to have you around in the blogosphere.
    Because I am living in the northern hemisphere I'd like to be in the special draw for those from abroad for your wonderful give away.
    I spent one month in Australia in November - December 2009 having the time of my after that month forever positively changed life in Perth, Sydney, Canberra (Jerrabomberra !).
    I feel blessed, a very happy and lucky woman, but winning one of these books would be really fantastic!
    Thanks for offering a chance to win.
    Cheers!
    Sending love from across the oceans.

    Jeanneke, Dokkum, The Netherlands.

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    1. Thanks Jeanneke. You are in the overseas draw. The sewing on your blog is just amazing and makes me drool. You are so very talented.

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    2. I just took a look and your work is wonderful.

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  6. HI Chel...I also don't want to be entered in the giveaway-just wanted to drop by and say " HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!" :)

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    1. Hey, good to hear from you, stranger! I hope things are going okay for you and your family. Thanks for dropping by.

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  7. Congratulations Chel on a year of blogging, I always love popping in here

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  8. Sarah, I'll put you in the draw for your kiddies.

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    1. Thank you Chel that would be lovely

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  9. A year has passed, and look at what you have learnt and taught. Nothing to be scared of, was there.

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    1. Ha ha Deb! There is still a lot about blogging I don't know but I'll get by and just plod along.

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  10. Hi Nanna Chel,
    I don't want to be in the draw...Just wishing you happy blogiversary! It's great to see you got the hang of how to blog.
    -Shiralee

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  11. Thanks to my blog mentor!!! Thanks Chel for everything and congrats on the first anniversary!

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  12. You're welcome, Vicki. I am happy to share the little bit I have learned about blogging in the past year.

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  13. I would love to enter into the draw thanks Chel.

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    1. You name will go into 'the hat', Heather.

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  14. I'd like to enter too. Jamie would love one of these books. Congratulations on your first blogging year.

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    1. Thanks for entering, Rhonda and for linking from your blog!

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  15. Please enter my name in your draw. I live in Canada.
    Myra

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    1. Myra, I will put your name in the overseas draw. Thanks.

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  16. I came via Rhonda at Down to Earth; its wonderful I have found another blogger who is my age range and I would love to win your giveaway for my two grandchildren.

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    1. So you are only 21 like me are you Cheryl? LOL! I'm not sure I can remember back that far. :-)

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  17. Thought I'd better hurry up and enter for your giveaway - these books are just lovely. Would make a great gift for a little girlie in Tasmania. Doesn't time fly when you have lots to do? I laughed at your comment about staying lucid most days.

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    1. Yes Barb, I can manage to stay lucid most of the time. Ha ha!

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  18. Count me in! I'd love a book for my classroom!

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  19. I live in Idaho in the US and would love to be entered in the drawing, and congrats on a year, I think I have learned as much from your blog as from any I read, you have lots of fun ideas and projects! So happy blog birthday and many more! (please many more! :)

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  20. Such lovely books. Congratulations on your anniversary of blogging.

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