Friday, 12 June 2009

Send in the gnomes...

...for a mad give-away!

No reason, just because we can.

Rules? We would like to see a picture of your favourite gnome(s). Or a funny picture of the same. Or a unique gnome. Really, just entertain us with a gnome picture. Either send it to us via the email to the right. Or post it on your blog and send us the link either via email or in a comment in this post.

All readers and gnomes of this world are welcome!No, these gnomes are not part of the give-away. They are my nephews - all dressed up to go to the Oktoberfest. Yes, we train them young.

Deadline? Hmm... How about until the end of June. This should give you plenty of time to send in your pictures.

Prizes.

1 Kiva gift certificate. Inspired by Taurus Rising, I would like to share the goodness. Make a loan of your choice with a Kiva gift certificate.

1 brand-new copy of The Silver Spoon. The Italian cook's bible. It's a magnificent collection of Italian recipes. For some strange reason we have a spare copy of it here. However, it is the American edition, therefore in 'funny' measurements. Unfortunately, it is a heavy tome and the postage to send it overseas would be a bit steep. So this prize is only for readers in Australia. Sorry.

1 pre-loved copy of Marcella's Kitchen. Marcella Hazan's book of classic Italian cooking. It may be pre-loved but it is in pretty good nick. The book offers great Italian recipes! Again, for some strange reason, we have a spare copy of this invaluable Italian cookbook.

1 assortment of organic, open-pollinated vegetable and herb seeds. This should keep you busy in the garden. Or great as a starter pack for someone who would love to get started with growing veggies and herbs from seeds.
Heirloom tomatoes, capsicums, basil, chillies, lettuce, pumpkins, asparagus, beetroot, cucumbers, eggplants, etc... Can be selected according to growing conditions and/or likes & dislikes of the winner.

The Kiva certificate and Marcella book are for everyone - wherever you may be. The seed assortment is open to everyone, too, but please be aware there might be countries that prohibit the importation of certain seeds. So if you live in such a country, please let me know and I can leave out the 'offending' seeds.

So. Send in the gnomes! Don't be shy! Even if you have never ever posted a comment here or anywhere. Go for it! :)

15 comments:

Kel said...

hehehehehehehehe! those kids are just toooo much! hang on...will comment propoer after i have another look!

Kel said...

ohh yeah, right o' - love to be the happy gnome winner of the silver spoon! great great giveaways!

Kel said...

sooo.. gnome pic coming!

Cosmic said...

I'm so glad to see your support of Kiva - I have been a Kiva lender for a long time and give gift certs to my kids. What I need to know is how did you get the link onto your page. I've tried and can't get the 'live' link. Can you help me put it up?

Veggie Gnome said...

Cosmic, on the Kiva site they give you the HTML code for the link. Copy that, then go to your 'Dashboard' in blogger, then 'layout', then 'add gadget', click 'add a html script', then paste the code in there. Hope it works for you.

Veggie Gnome said...

Forgot to add, on the Kiva page, go to 'Do More'. Scroll down. There you have lots of different HTML scripts to choose from. Copy the one you'd like to add to your blog.

Maggie said...

What a lovely way to start a weekend looking at the grins on your nephew gnomes faces.
Our bearded irises are up, I shall have to look up how to look after them.

Stewart said...

Here is my entry. http://stewarts-vg.blogspot.com/2009/06/happness-gnomes-no-boundries.html

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

I will have to have a think about this, there are no gnomes in our household (yet) but I do know where one is living. I'll report back later
Pip

Veggie Gnome said...

Great response so far! Thank you. Keep it up. :)

Jacqui said...

woo hoo! I have a few pics in the archives of my fav gnome - Wally. He went on holidays with us a while back but we had to send him home 'cause he was so unruly.

Telela said...

I had to create a gnome as the gnomes in our garden are too sneaky to be seen. So Noodles became a gnome.
http://lifeisbetterbarefoot.blogspot.com/2009/06/noodle-gnome.html

Pip at Rest is not idleness said...

Another gnome here: http://restisnotidleness.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-favourite-gnome.html
Pip

Maggie said...

Here is my Better Late Than Never Musical Gnome entry. Please check out the Hills & Plains Seedsavers blog to see my cute Gnome.
http://hillsandplainsseedsavers.blogspot.com/

Stewart said...

Hi, Just read your last post. I'd be really keen on one of the cookbook if I came into contention.
Many thanks
Stewart