Monday, 18 August 2008

Returning with a Giveaway

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I am back and this time I should be around a bit before going off again, at least I hope so. I have survived the camping trip ( I never doubted that I would really, apart from maybe those hours I was kept awake during one very stormy night), getting back late on Thursday night. My sister and I had a lovely time. (Thank you I. for taking me with you!) Ireland has changed quite a bit since I last went there in 1995 it is definitely a great place to go on holiday.

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Because I have been gone for so long and haven't been able to blog, I thought I'd do a little something special on my return. I brought back a cookbook from Ireland to give away to one of you. It's called The Irish Spirit by Margaret M. Johnson and contains recipes inspired by Irish drinks. So, if you like cooking with booze, or just like cookbooks and would like to add this one to your collection, all you need to do for a chance to win is to leave a comment on this post before 31st August 2008.

I'll be randomly drawing one name out of a hat once the deadline is gone, to determine the winner. If you're the lucky person I will then post out the book to you wherever you are.

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Good Luck!

41 comments:

Jules said...

Good to see you back and that you had a great holiday.

Beth said...

Glad you had a fantastic camping trip. I hope the weather was kind. It hasn't been very summery here in Cornwall the past few weeks!

Becke said...

Can't wait to hear about your Irish adventures!

Ruby (Mouth) said...

I have always wanted to got to Ireland. Hope you enjoyed your trip and will be back to hear of your wonderful adventures.

nicisme said...

Welcome back Sylvie!
I've not been to Ireland, so will be looking forward to reading about your adventures!

bookworm said...

Ireland would be a dream vacation for me and my husband. Mayeb one of these years. The cookbook looks lovely, thank you for offering it!

Jan said...

So pleased you are back Sylvie! I've missed you blog - we want pictures of your trip please!!!

chris said...

Nice to see you back again Sylvie. I look forward to seeing your photos, they are always spectacular.

Raquel said...

Sylvie! We have missed you! Good to have you back, can't wait to see your pics! Much love - Raquel XO

Susan said...

So glad you're back, Sylvie! Please share some pics w/ us!

Deborah said...

So glad you are back and that you had a good time!!

Bellini Valli said...

I;m glad you had a great time in Ireland. Everyone should enjoy their holiday!!!!

Sue said...

Loved all the pics on Zaar of your holiday in Ireland.
Welcome home, Sylvie.

Cherie said...

I'd love to visit Ireland. My DH & I were just saying that a trip there would be our dream vacation. There are so many things we'd like to see & experience in Ireland that it would take ages to get it all done!
I look forward to hearing about your trip, so I can live vicariously :)!

Cindy said...

Hey Sylvia,
Welcome home. I am that German
that emailed you requesting other German recipes. The cookbook looks great, looking forward to your next posted recipes.
Slaint!!

Marie said...

How wonderful to have you back Sophie!! Now that you are rested I hope that you get cooking and sharing more of your lovely recipes and photos with us on here. I missed you!!!

ginger@dinnerdiary.org said...

Glad to see you back, I only discovered your blog just before you went away so it was quite a wrench for you to disappear so soon!

Looking forward to hearing about your holiday, Fred and I went to Ireland a couple of years ago (before we were blogging) and were stunned at the portion sizes, some wonderful fish though.

Great idea on the giveaway.

G

Carinthia said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks!

J.Danger said...

Sounds Awesome! Thanks for the chance!

kamewh said...

This book looks great!! Thank you for the giveaway!

Maria said...

Welcome back and glad to hear you had a great trip. I love Ireland and would love to go back again one day! This book looks great ;o)

Maria
x

Ginny said...

I'm glad you liked Ireland! I did too! :) Can't wait to hear about it!

Angela said...

Welcome back Sylvie - see how missed you were. Loved the photos, did your sister have a good time too?

Kevin said...

A trip to Ireland sounds like fun. Welcome back!

No relation... said...

New to the food blog world. Love your site and the giveaway is a fantastic idea!!

Sam said...

Ireland is an amazing place, I was there a few years ago and loved it, one of the best holidays I've ever had.
The book looks good, I do like Irish Whiskey!

Gloria (Canela) said...

Sylvie Im happy you come back!!! welcome again!!! Heyy!! love the book!!! Thanks by the giveaway!!!
and thanks to passing by at my blog, xxxGloria

Sylvie said...

Thanks for all your comments. I'll try and post some pics from the holiday over the next couple of days if I get a chance.

Good luck to all of you!

Lalycairn said...

Glad you're back! Irish Spirit. Conjures up all kinds of mouthwatering thoughts! :)

Sheila said...

Being of Irish descent, collecting cookbooks, and enjoying cooking, this would be wonderful!

So jealous of your trip to Ireland, although I'm not the camping type.

Cottage Smallholder said...

Hi Sylvie

Living with an Irishman means that I wake every morning to a little of the Irish sprit right here in England!

So pleased that you had a great holiday!

famdoz said...

hello, nice to see you back! the book idea is a great way to get silent readers to come forward!

Ali said...

Welcome back!

... I'm now contemplating all the yummy things one could make with Jameson.... Hmmm... Cake? Brownies? Maybe we could even add a shot to those banana bread muffins you posted before you left?

:)

-Ali-

Jaime said...

glad you had a nice time there but i'm sure it's also nice to be home :) nice of you to do this giveaway, too

Andrea said...

I've never been to Ireland, but I've been to Scotland. I wonder what the culinary differences are. Thanks for the giveaway!

maninas said...

yeay, I'd love to get the book, so I'm joining in.

Glad you enjoy your visit to Ireland. I really want to go. As for camping, my husband refuses it categorically, so I shall have to find another partner in crime... :D

We've been to Cornwall and loved it. I definitely recommend it.

Looking forward to your Ireland photos!

Margaret said...

Every year we say we'll go Ireland and so maybe you have just tempted me!

Katerina said...

I don't know much about Irish cooking but I interested in learning.

lucylastic said...

I love your blog AND German food - I lived for 7 years in Munich - and plan to open my own cookery school one day - so your cookery book prize would be a source of even more inspiration!!!! Good to have you back after your vacation.

Lucy

Suzana said...

What a great adventure it must have been! I always love to read about traveling and new places. And nice of you to bring back a souvenir! The book looks rather cool, though I admit not knowing Irish food that well.

Great to have you back! :)

UnpluggedToaster said...

I was just viewing the beautiful pics you took while in Ireland. What a beautiful place! I would love to some day go there on vacation. As for your cookbook drawing, my Hubby is an Irishman and would love to win this cookbook. It would give him some meals that he could cook for himself since I am low carbing these days and high carb foods are not on our menu anymore. lol

Here's keeping our fingers crossed.

Thanks for the opportunity and have a great day! :)