22 Apr 2010

AND THE WINNER IS ...........

First things first, may I thank all those who entered my 1st Blogoversary Book Giveaway. If only I could meet you all to see and do all those amazing things but alas, even though you are all winners in your own right, there is only one book and I'm pleased to announce that a copy of Michael Palin's New Europe will soon be on it's way to:-


JENNIFER at Just Add Water, Silly

"If I were to take you to some fun place in Europe, YOU'D do the picking, since you know it ever so much better than I. Besides, it's your blogoversary celebration, so we should do something you really, really, really want to do. My plan, though, would be to use the hotel kitchen and bundle up a terrific picnic for everyone. I'd fill the basket with every yummy thing I could think of and I would have brought you some maple candy and some Nanaimo Bars from Canada. (I would have also found out what kind of chocolate bars you DON"T have there and filled a grocery bag full of them, hehehe. )" ~Jen

Also, knowing how much I'd love to follow the itinerary of ANGEL at Kissed By An Angel, the judges would like to send a small gift to her as well.

"I'd take you to Venice! We could take a short tour, starting at St Marks Basilica, it's is the most gorgeous church, see the treasures inside and the gold alter with precious stones! Then outside into St Marks Square and to the top of the campanile (bell tower) for the most amazing view over the Venetian Lagoon to Lido (Venice's beach resort) right over to the mainland, over the terracotta rooftops of Venice! Then outside admire the beautiful clock tower: and Napoleon Bonepart's offices at the opposite end of St Marks Square. Then into the Doges Palace with it's magnificent wall paintings, leading through to cross the Bridge of Sighs (for a last look at Venice) before entering into the old prison!! After that a leasurely walk through the winding Calle's, and over bridges untill the Rialto Bridge, pausing at the top for a wonderful view of the Grand Canal. Stopping for some fresh fruit and a drink at the little market just the other side of the Rialto and to admire the astrological clock there. Continuing through the maze of streets and bridges until we reach Venice Santa Lucia station, where we will take a no.1 vaporetto travelling length of the Grand Canal passing the most amazing Palazzi, museums until we are back to San Marco. Alight the vaporetto and head into Harry's Bar for a delicious Bellini!!!"

Again many thanks to all who entered, all who follow/comment on Pen And Paper and indeed those who just quietly visit, your support over the last year has meant such a lot. Here's to many more years to come.

13 comments:

Kissed by an Angel said...

Thank you, so much!! I am pleased you liked the little trip I had planned for you!! As you can probably guess I have done that walk once or twice!! It's an amazing place and well worth a visit!! Even at Marco Polo airport on the way home, from the cafe upstairs, you can look out over the lagoon to Murano and Venice!! It's just gorgeous!!!
xxxx

Kissed by an Angel said...

Hi it's me again! Do you have an email I could send you my details through please??
xxxx

Vivienne said...

Well done ladies. I would go on a trip with them too!

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Many, many more years! Congrats to Jennifer and Angel!!

chitra said...

Congratulations to the winners. They deserve it. Happy blogging.

Martha said...

Wow, Great entries, Mucho Congrats to the Winners!!! I feel like a Winner having made a bloggy friendship w/you, dear Petty Witter!!
I heart tree tea oil too.

Dorte H said...

Congratulations to the winners!

Marie said...

congrats to your winners & to you on your blogiversary!! :-)

Kelly said...

Congratulations to the winners!!

Jennifer McLean said...

Awww, I won! Thanks Tracy, this is so sweet. A holiday in Europe sure would be wonderful and I totally would bring chocolate! hehehe. Thank you, friend. :o)
Hugs,
Jenn

Jenners said...

Here's to many more years of blogging happiness!

Alexia561 said...

Congratulations to the winners! The trips sound lovely, so can I tag along? ;)

Here's to another great year!

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

Congrats to the Winners! :)