Monday, 28 October 2013

Carole's Chatter is now in the "terrible two's"! Giveaway now closed

Yes, it's true.  Today marks the 2nd anniversary of this little blog.  It's been an amazing and wonderful ride and none of it would have happened without the support of my lovely readers.

To thank you I am doing a Giveaway.  It's my first ever so it's going to be a bit clunky.  It isn't sponsored at all so it is a personal thank you from me.

The prizes are all pre-loved books and the giveaway is open internationally.  Shipping will be by the least cost method so the books could take ages to get to the lucky winners – sorry about that!

For the gift selection see the pics below. I hope everyone will find at least one book they are interested in.

You can enter any or all of the groups but you need to comment saying which book in the group you have selected.  You can put the title in or just the letter and number I have assigned to it. Only one entry per group though, please!

You also need to give me an email address so I can notify you if you have won.  Please, leave your email address in the comment, or email it to me – my email address can be found on my contact page.

If you win I will email you and ask for a postal address.  If a postal address isn't provided within 5 days I will do a re-draw.

Important:  Entries have now closed!  Good luck to the participants

Group A – Cookbooks by New Zealand authors

Edmonds Cookery Book (A1)
Potatoes & Pumpkin by Robyn Martin (A2)
Allyson Gofton Cooks Chicken (A3)
Marvellous Muffins by Alison Holst (A4)

Group B –New Zealand Books

New Zealand – Photos by Graeme Matthews (B1)
Katherine Mansfield – The Garden Party and other stories (B2)
The Art Deco City – Napier, New Zealand (B3)
Bush and High Country Birds of New Zealand by Elaine Power (B4)

Group C – Fiction/Poetry/Miscellaneous

Hotel du Lac by Anita Brookner (C1)
The Illustrated Old Possum – TS Eliot (C2)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (Illustrated poems) (C3)
Sister Wendy Beckett – Meditations on Love (C4)

Group D – Cookbooks

Party Food (D1)
Slow Cooked (D2)
Homestyle Thai Cooking (D3)
Young Chef – cool food for kids to make (D4)

Good luck everyone!

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  1. Happy bloggy birthday ! I'd love to go in for D2 or A4 :) Here's to many more years of blogging ! xx

    cherylpasquier2002 @

  2. Happy birthday and congratulations!!! I love your blog and all the fun things you bring to the blogiverse. Now, as for those books... MUFFINS!!! The Thai one looks nifty too :) Happy Birthday Blog Friend!

  3. Congratulations on this milestone Carole and wish you many more to come. A4 and D1 look like wonderful books.

  4. Just two years and you're already huge...To many more years in the blogging community.

  5. Happy birthday, Carole! I would hardly call it the terrible twos--you do a great job! I've been a big fan of your Food on Fridays and even though I don't comment often, I also enjoy the sayings and cartoons that you post. D4 looks great!

  6. I would love to have D3, A1, or B2. Love this blog, thanks for keeping it going!

  7. Happy Blogiversary! I do so love your blog! I would enjoy so many of the books, but A2 or A4 would be my choice.

  8. Congrats, i would prefer D4 ,A1 or A4

  9. Happy blogoversary The fourth one would be my choice with Party Foods my favourite.

  10. Happy Blogversary to you! It has been great following you on this journey I know I can always look to your blog for a great recipe or to learn something I never knew there was to know!
    I would love to win Group D - Slow Cooking, thanks Carole :)

  11. Congratulations, you are my Heroine in blogging, you got it going for 2 years and are so successful, well done. I like D1, the party food. Women's Weekly a great books

  12. Congrats Carol. I like A1, D1, or D3. Happy blogging!

  13. Hi Carole, congrauts on ur anniversary. Giveaways are very interesting and my preference would be A4 or D2. Email is

  14. Happy blogaversary!

    I'd like to enter for D4 since my blog often focuses on having fun in the kitchen, teaching kids to cook, or making foods that kids love to eat.

  15. Happy Birthday!
    I clearly don't have enough cook books (ahem!) and would love to flip through the Thai Cooking book and the Muffins book.
    Great giveaway, and fab that it's international too - thank you!
    Janie x

  16. Happy 2nd birthday and Congratulations, Carole!
    I love the way you've created a community of cooks who get a chance to share every week. I'm really curious about B2 and A1 - I would love to read about life in New Zealand! And thank you for explaining the finer points of kiwi fruit!
    On to year 3 xo

  17. Happy anniversary to your blog and thank you for the giveaway! I would definitely go for group A or/and group D. Also thank you for including international readers to it!

  18. Happy Blogging Anniversay. Wish you many more years of blogging. I'd love to win D1.

  19. Congrats and hope you have many more happy years of blogging!

  20. Congrats to you Carole!! Happy 2 year Anniversary:) I have enjoyed Food on Fridays since the first time I linked up on Carole's Chatter way back in March! I so enjoy your blog Carole....Cheers! ( D2 looks tasty) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  21. Happy anniversary Carole ! Thanks for the giveaway, great blog, I would like ton win D3 please.

  22. Congratulations and happy birthday, Carole - looking forward to enjoying your blog for many years to come.

    I would definitely like to go in the draw for A1 - I might be the only Kiwi on the planet who doesn't own an Edmonds Cookbook. Thanks for such a great giveaway.

  23. Haapy Annivesary, Carole! B4 would be my choice - pass on a bit pf their dad's heritage to my kids.
    Well done, you're one of the friendliest bloggers in Blogsville.

  24. A2, B1, C3, or D1...
    Congratulations on 2 years!!! Sue and I love your Food On Friday collections :)
    Here's to many more years :)

  25. Hi "Carole, Congratulations on your second anniversary. Surely you mean the terrific twos.

    Please enter me for A1 and B2.

    I love the Edmonds recipe for Afghan biscuits. they are so good and of course they are chocolate. I tell everyone that will listen that they are New Zealand's favourite cookie.

  26. Happy terrible two's to you blog Carole! Looking for many more happy years :)
    I would love the A 4, B 1, or the D 4...Good luck to all who are participating in the giveaway!
    My email is - and I blog at

  27. Congrats ..wish you many more years of celebration ..I liked Group D and A

  28. Happy birthday! I'd go for D1 or D4! You can contact me through my website if I'm lucky enough to win! :D

  29. Happy Anniversary, Carole. I'd like Group A (A4) and Group D (D3).

  30. Happy blogversary! Well done on making it through to two years. LOL If I get chosen, I'd like the Thai cook book - D3 please. Thai is one of the cuisines that I rarely cook, so some inspiration would be just lovely. :)

  31. hello! group D3 please and Happy Blogaversary!

  32. Congratulations & happy blogiversary! I would like to enter for book D2. Thanks for hosting :)

  33. Hello!
    The Marvelous Muffins book caught my eye. Happy anniversary!
    Harvest Lane Cottage
    lane dot family at yahoo dot com

  34. ✿✿ Congratulations, Carole. ✿✿

    What a lovely idea. One of the reasons your blog is so great, you always come up with interesting stuff. Even if I don't win anything, it's great to see the selection.

    I would love to put my name down for the draw of B1. Thank you.

    Marianne from Let's Read

  35. happy blogiversary!
    thanks for the awesome giveaway, I'm very interested in Group D. thanks Emma @ Words And Peace.
    ehc16e at yahoo dot com

  36. Happy blogoversary, Carole! Not entering the contest just saying congrats!

  37. I won't enter the contest as I'm swamped by books at the moment, but I like the photos. Congratulations on two years!

  38. Ahhhh, All of these books look great!
    I would choose -
    D2, A4, and B1

    fabulous giveaway!
    forevereading at gmail dot com

  39. Congratulations Carole! I think I'm too late for the contest but just wanted to drop by and say happy blogoversary!

  40. I received my book today - thank so much, it's fab :)


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