I have three writing trips planned. Two are in the UK, one is in Switzerland. The latter takes some hefty organising, dealing with several different cities and also trying to figure out a train route. I'm not one of life's natural timetable-readers so I am terrified I'll end up on a cog railway going up the Jungfrau when I should be taking the express to Lucerne. Or vice versa.
(Image from http://seeingcomplexity.wordpress.com - a fascinating site)
And talking of trains.... like many other bloggers, I get approaches from PR and advertising companies wanting to run competitions. I don't usually do them, but I liked the look of "InterRail" by Alessandro Gallenzi. And, if you go to their site you can put in a bright suggestion of where you'd like to travel to in Europe by rail, and the most interesting wins a Eurail train pass. I like the idea of winning a prize by being creative and interesting.
I've been offered 2 copies of the book for a contest. I don't plan to review, as I don't have time to read many new books right now. I think it's one of those "young man takes a trip and finds himself" books. (But just after I typed that sentence I took a look at the extract on the website, and the very first sentence I saw was this:
"Don’t worry,” the man added with a smile, stubbing out
his cigarette with his foot, “I’m not suggesting we play naked
twister in the shower.”
Which looks promising. So I might read it and review it after all if I ever get time.)
If you want to win a copy of the book, my giveaway is simple. You simply tweet the link to this contest or post it on FB or on your own blog. And then leave a comment on this post in the usual way.
If you don't want to enter the giveaway, just say so, and I won't count your comment.
BUT there are TWO copies to give away. So I'll choose one winner at random and the other winner will be whoever makes the most interesting, funny, creative, stupid etc. suggestion as to what the mystery picture below is. (Nothing to do with trains)
I have posted at high res so I think you should be able to enlarge it to get a better view. And it's pretty easy to guess anyway, there are only a few things it could be!
(PS. Someone has spotted my title for it which shows it is a well. Still, I am looking for imaginative and creative ideas, so at least you know now not to suggest a well if you want to be in for the "creative" prize) :)
Closing date is August 6th. I will try linking this to Loquax, which helps UK readers win competitions. I do their contests if I have an idle moment, (so, not recently then.)
My proudest Loquax moment came when I won a bottle of champagne. Believe me, it is a thrill to have a bottle of champagne turn up in the mail.