In the general disorganisation that was my week last week, my 200th blog post came and went. Who would guess, when I started this little blog just over a year ago, that I would find so much to ramble on about. And what's more surprising, that I would find myself enjoying my rambles so much so, that I suffer from 'blog withdrawal' when unable to blog myself, or catch up with the happenings on the blogs that have become an essential part of my day and week.
People who don't blog don't get it. And until I blogged myself I'm sure I probably thought the same. How is it that you can have these disparate relationships with fellow bloggers, whom you've never met, and most of whom you never will meet, where you genuinely feel some kind of connection? Where you get the idea that given the chance to all sit around the table together, eating and talking, laughing and sharing, you really would get along like a house on fire?
So this giveaway is my opportunity to say a thank you to all of you for welcoming a shy girl into the blogging community. Thank you for all your encouragement and support. Thank you for the inspiration and wisdom, your creative ideas, your beautiful blogs, your lovely comments and for the many laughs.
And in a way, timing is everything. Because this beautiful new cookbook by my favourite New Zealand foodie, Annabel Langbein, was only launched yesterday to coincide with her fabulous new TV series, The Free Range Cook. Episode One screened in both New Zealand and Australia on Saturday night.
As an advocate for gathering friends and family together around the table to catch up over simple, stylish, seasonal food, Annabel's book and style embraces all that we would ever need, should that opportunity for a bloggers get together ever eventuate. And because it showcases good food and our New Zealand lifestyle and scenery, I thought it was the perfect giveaway. I hope you do too! Of course, I shall be buying you another copy, because already I am too attached to this one to give it away.
I shall be very happy to post all 320 pages of it, plus a little Small Acorns surprise, anywhere in the world. This giveaway is open to everyone.
To have one chance to win....simply leave a comment on this post.
To have two chances to win....become a follower, or tell me if you are already a follower.
To have three chances to win...please let me know if you post about this giveaway or put it in your sidebar.
I will get my girls to help me draw the lucky winner on Wednesday September 8th.
Good luck! And thanks...
(P.S These images, other than the jacket image, are not from the book. They're mine. The images, the recipes, everything in The Free Range Cook is so much better!)