TADA! The giveaway winner is announced!
S. was overwhelmed at the responsibility of choosing a grown up winner, and became so concerned about the people left out that eventually I hugged him for his kind heart and drew the winners from a hat myself.
The winner is.... Shannon Lawrence, a writer who hosts the Blogging from A to Z homepage and is always a good source of information and inspiration. She's won the white German chocolate and the Dutch book.
Congratulations, Shannon. If you'd like to get your details across to me, I'll get the items in the mail to you.
I've got something else interesting to post about (at least I think it's interesting) but won't have time to do it today. I do have a little question though, relating to my other blog, here, about my books on Lewis Carroll, and writing.
It's not too active any more because I'm now involved in other projects, but I do post occasionally. Unfortunately, it's obviously on a spammer's mailing list, so my comment moderation is always full of fake posts with links to dubious websites. I delete them, but I wonder if anyone can suggest who to complain to if you can identify large companies paying to pester people in this way.
For instance, Abercrombie and Fitch, a clothes store, recently sent me this fascinating message (I've only quoted part of it) "Very nice site, in future i ready to hear more from you. like your post so in future i ready to hear more from youVery nice site In future I ready to hear more from youVery " The link goes to Abercrombie and Fitch's French website., or a convincing facsimile of it.
I wouldn't shop at Abercrombie & Fitch anyhow because they were convicted in an extremely unpleasant case of discriminating against a disabled student - details here.
They wanted her to stay out of sight of customers in their expensive Savile Row shop because she has a false arm.
So they clearly don't care about sleazy publicity. On the other hand, there may be some way of getting this stopped. Or maybe not. Anyone got any suggestions?
Finally, anyone got any idea of what these two cute are talking about? I spotted them in the British Museum shop and they made me laugh.