Saturday, May 23, 2009

Paying it forward - a Draw!!


Artwork: Lotus Rising by Celeste Johnson

As I write this I am sitting on the floor of my old flat. We have come back to finish getting it ready to rent. I’ve been dispatched to write an article for our new website, but I have been so long away from writing anything, I needed to warm up a bit before leaping back into the fray.

We’ve moved! We are now living in a cute three bedroom cottage in the rolling hills of Somerset. It has a lovely big kitchen, some period features and a fabulous garden of the sort that would make a 9 year old boy delirious with exploratory joy. But we still don't have any internet... and I am so addicted to the internet.

So I’ve missed you all very much, and I know that when I finally get connected properly and fire up bloglines, I shall find that I have been completely out of touch with you all. But as a way of sticking my toe back in, I am going to finally take my turn to pay it forward.

A few weeks ago I won a draw on Celeste’s blog for a beautiful print of one of her paintings. (It’s the one I have included above, isn't she beautiful!? I get to own that print!!) She in turn had been inspired by a draw that Darlene had run on her blog. The only rule is that if you win, you must pay it forward in return and offer something of your own. Now, I am not an artist or a photographer or anything, so I cannot offer you something like that, but what I DO have is the biggest pile of inspirational books in the world, and a deep desire to not have to move them all again. If you have read this blog before you will know that I look on my books as very precious, so you know how much this means to me!

So if you leave a comment on this post by May 30, I’ll enter you into a draw for something delicious from my library. (And believe me, I have some good stuff!!!) I’ll have Mark draw three winners and then write to you with a list of books you can choose from. All you have to do if you win is give something away on your blog in return.

Hope you are all doing well, and I’ll see you again when we have the net!

21 comments:

Tracy said...

Megg, I love your new blog header! Please enter me in your drawing. :)

Livia said...

Oh I would be so happy to read one of your delicious books. :) Count me in please!

Vivienne said...

i've been missing you too lovely megg!

meetmahima said...

megg:
reading one of your books...pure fabulousness. count me in!!and give something away on my blog...oooh i love giveaways!! :)
how's bristol suiting you? getting a decent summer?

3rdEyeMuse said...

Congratulations on getting into the new place! Sounds like it is better than expected. :)

The print really is quite beautiful. What a wonderful prize. I'd love to be added to the giveaway drawing & would be happy to pay it forward.

Brandi said...

I'm going to be honest. I'm replying for a chance in the drawing. :-)

your new home sounds wonderful!!!

Genie Sea said...

What a great idea! :)

I am glad you are loving your new place :) I wish you much happiness there, and ongoing abundance :)

Oh and a speedy internet connection :)

pERiWinKle said...

Oe! Yes! you do have a delicious library!
Thinking of you with everything new! At least you know Mark...and that is more than enough! Teehee! xx

Hybrid J said...

What a lovely & inspiring way to part with your books! I should do that as well! And glad to see you kind of back online. Looking foward to your future posts! Have a great day!

meetmahima said...

megg:
i hope your new place is suting you perfectly!
xx
m

enchantedartist said...

Hi Megg!
I'm so glad that you got the print alright...
and your new place sounds so beautiful! I hope you'll share some pics when you get settled...

xo

Celeste

City.Girl.Em said...

Hi Meg,
I'd love to be pulled from your hat for an exquisite book!

Emily
www.blitheandblonde.com

Graciel @ Evenstar Art said...

A chance to add to my pile of inspirational books??? Heck, yeh, count me in!

Very much looking forward to pictures of your lovely new abode.

Leah said...

fun, fun, fun! Count me in! :-)

xo
Leah

Hundred and one things said...

Feeling incredibly low today and looking for something to lift my spirits, I decided to visit your blog after a very long period of not doing so and found this post. So please enter me for your draw ...who knows, I might be lucky.

Blue skies

Lohi

www.hundredandonethings.blogspot.com

Jessie said...

Your new site!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOWOZERS!!!!!! And that beautiful blog header and and and!!! I admit, I got too excited to even finish reading before I ran to the comment box to squeal with delight!!! :)

eeeeeeeeehhhhh! Yes, I'm excited. Can you tell?!

Sunny said...

I love your new site...I have done one challenge and am in the process of doing another...so much fun...

Michelle | When I Grow Up Coach said...

I love that you're not telling us WHICH books - it's such a fun surprise! Thanks for the contest!

AD said...

i think it is the unaviilability of internet that you havent posted any SS...
nevertheless, you r bein missed!

Elle said...

Lovely! I would adore having you send me something inspiring - i could use it! Thanks for your generosity!!

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