Books and Tea Christmas Giveaway!
Hi guys, this has been a long time coming and I’ve been dying to do one for ages but as it’ll be a while off before we hit our next follower milestone I thought it’d be a good time to host one now!
2 winners from the UK will win a copy of Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman (the cover is the one pictured, I have a few copies left over from World Book Night this year and I figured this would be the best way to get them into hands of people who love reading)
1 winner from outside the UK will also receive a copy, however this depends on shipping costs, if I feel the need to remove this opportunity because of money issues then I’ll have too. I’m really sorry but if its too much to ship I may swap it for a copy from TBD.
- Must be a follower of BooksandTea.
- Enter by liking and/or reblogging the post, please avoid spamming your followers though
- No giveaway-only blogs, these entries will not count
- The giveaway will end at midnight (GMT) on the 3rd January 2014
- The winner(s) will have 24 hours to respond before I pick new winners, so please have your askbox open
- Please remember you’ll have to be okay with giving me your address as I’m shipping to you, once the parcel is in the post I’ll dispose of your address and not use it for anything else other than the prize.
(Please note: when I contact the winners via ask box the message will come from “stormofsnow” as booksandtea is a secondary blog. Also if you’re really interested in a copy, feel free to message me and we can come up with an arrangement whether it be a book swap or paying for half/all of the shipping because I have at least 5 copies left over and would like them to go to good homes :*)
This is my son, Chester, who is nearly 4. He was invited to his friend Chloe’s birthday party today, the theme was prince and princesses. He asked if he could go as Sleeping Beauty, so I bought him a dress and put a cute little clip in his hair.
We arrived at the party to the following comments from the adults present:
“Oh that is just cruel.”
"Why did you make him wear a dress?"
"Poor little man, what’s your mummy playing at?"
"He’s going to hate you when he grows up."
"No way I’d let my son dress like a girl."
The fact is, Chester is almost completely gender neutral. I let him wear what he wants, be it boys or girls clothes, and he plays with whatever toys he likes. This usually involves him holding tea parties while wearing his pink Minnie Mouse top, jeans and a tiara. The guests are more often than not a mixture of Winnie The Pooh characters, dinosaurs, Barbie, Dora and solders, and they’re usually transported in his favorite fire engine.
When my husband arrived at the party later on, he was subjected to endless ridicule from the other dad’s present about how I must keep his balls in my back pocket because otherwise he would have put his foot down and not allowed Chester out like that. Oh, and by the way, our other son dressed as Ariel. When my husband pointed out that the boys were happy, and the mother of the birthday child made a point of saying how wonderful she thought it was that we allowed them freedom of choice and expression, they then stopped talking about it to our faces and started muttering about us behind our backs.
Interestingly enough, not a single child said a word about their choice of costumes, other than to compliment Chester on his new dress.
If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world.
After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.
I fucking hate this thing
some of them i hadn’t even seen before