Just as well, because it hasn't!
BUT … there have been some unexpected benefits – other than (virtually) meeting many wonderful bloggers and readers, that is.
Several months ago, I got one of those emails. You know the type of thing – 'you've won a prize, all you need to do is join our club …' - the sort of email I'd immediately trash. Usually. But luckily I didn't in this case – because the email from Explore Australia was for real!!
I'd been nominated for their 2011 Road Tripper Hall of Fame competition and there I was on their Facebook Page as Miss May! Nice!!
Of course I never dreamed I'd win.
Just as well, because I didn't!!
BUT … I was a runner-up AND I won this FAAAABULOUS book produced by the Explore Australia people – Great Gourmet Weekends in Australia.
BUT … that's not all! Part #1 of my interview on their wonderful blog appears today!! WOO HOO!!!
Feel free to go and read it now! I'll wait …
… great, you're back!!
Here's all you need to do to win this marvellous giveaway!
- Leave a comment below (about anything!) by 12:00 pm, Monday 6th Feb 2012 (OZ Eastern Daylight Saving Time); AND
- Indicate that you're entering the giveaway (open to any commenter with an Australian postal address); AND
- Make sure I can contact you by email you if you win! (If I can't find an email address, or I don't receive your Australian postal address within 3 days of contacting you, a new winner will be selected)
PLEASE NOTE: This wonderful giveaway is only available to entrants with an Australian postal address.
But don't let that stop you from visiting the Explore Australia Bookshop – there's a terrific array of books. SO ... even if your entry is unsuccessful, you needn't miss out!!
And don't forget! Part 2 of my interview will be on the Explore Australia Blog tomorrow!!
PS For those who aren't able to enter, I leave you with this gratuitous Outback cliché shot of – you guessed it – a windmill! Why? Because it's been ages … Enjoy!!
|Visitor Information Centre Windmill, Kaniva, Western Victoria|
PPS Now ... how can I nominate myself for the 2012 Road Tripper Hall of Fame competition??!!
Update 08 Feb 2012 - After all sorts of machinations involving lists of all Aussie commenters, spreadsheets, numbers, and the random.org random sequence generator , I'm pleased to announce the winner of the giveaway!!
Congratulations Andrew - hope you enjoy your book!!
Thanks to all commenters - if you missed out this time, you can still be a winner by buying yourself a little consolation prize at the Explore Australia Bookshop !!
AND ... if you missed my interviews on the Explore Australia blog, now's as good a time as any to catch up! Enjoy!!