Wednesday, 13 February 2013

It's competition time again.





 I have a very special competition for Valentines day - a little something for your little ones. Or that special little cousin or godchild.


Meet my friend Samantha van Riet - we met many many years ago (1993 to be exact) as young girls each carving out a spot in our chosen profession. We spent many a happy days drinking tea on my patio, or breakfast on hers, eating my pasta dishes or her wonderful vegetable pies. As time has taken its course we are now living on opposite sides of South Africa, both happily married with kids.

Sam is a wonderfully talented children's book illustrator and you have without a doubt already seen some of her work around. But Sam is also a wonderful gardener and while converting her back garden in the Paarl to a wonderful vegetable garden the idea came to her to write a garden book for kids. The book is in two parts - the first on how to cultivate your own vegetable garden and the second about how to use the wonderful products from your garden complete with recipes and crafts. The book is wonderfully illustrated with Sam's trademark sketches and  great photographs. A real feast for the eye. An ideal gift for any child. She also presents gardening and craft programmes for kids in the Cape area - keep an eye on her blog for those Cape Town peeps.

Sam is new to the blogging world and is kind enough to give away two signed and dedicated copies of the book - one in English (Roots, Shoots and Muddy Boots)  and one in Afrikaans (Knolle, Bolle en Tuinkapperjolle). Want to win one of them?

Rules for entries:
1. Leave a comment here telling me which veggie is your kid's favorite as well as your language preference and one on Sam's blog's either on the current post or her special Valentine's post tomorrow. If want to win either of the English or Afrikaans versions, tell me and I will enter you in both the draws. (and your chance doubles, just because both Sam and I are both Afrikaans). You have to leave a comment on both blogs for an entry.
2. For extra entries, tweet about the competition mentioning me @catjuggles and leave a comment on my blog that you have done it.
3. For another extra entry share about the competition on your Facebook profile and leave a comment on my blog that you have done it.
4. For another extra entry  blog about the competition and leave a comment with the link on my blog.
The competition is only valid for South African residents or if you can give a South African postal address to post to.
Good luck to you all - it is really a treasure to have.
Winner will be chose by random.org and competition closes at 1 pm on Tuesday 19 February 2013






















Do not despair if you do not win this wonderful inspiring book - both languages are available at Loot at the moment at very special prices as well as at Exclusive books, Kalahari.com and Takealot.

44 comments:

  1. It looks adorable!

    Okay, Kendra's favourite veg (fruit, I think) are tomatoes, followed very closely by carrots.

    Connor's current favourite is butternut :)

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  2. Pick me! Pick me! I wouldn't mine either book as we are a bilingual family. We actually speak mostly Afrikaans at home even though I am English.

    Tweeted and Facebooked.

    Will blog tomorrow.

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  3. oh and PS the boys love any veg I give them. Haven't found anything they don't like really. I suppose favourites would be creamed spinach, brocolli that they can dip in sauce themselves, Actually the messier the better.

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  4. Nicola's favourites are cherry tomatoes and broccoli. Wow, this looks amazing! I'd like either language...and if I don't win it I will be putting it on my Kalahari wish-list anyway. ;-)

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  5. My niece Sinéad's favourite veggie is corn on the cob! I'd love to win an English copy and if I don't, this book will definitely go onto my Christmas Shopping List! I plan to start early this year :)

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  6. English! This looks like such a cool book! Child1 is a fan of the roast potato and Child2 LOVES his butternut.

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  7. Jada loves Cucumber....but eats all the middle and leaves the skin...English

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  8. brusselsprouts. no i'm not kidding! brusselsprouts and broccoli, specially if they are steamed.
    we're bilingual so either or for us!
    shared everywhere, so much loves! proudly south african

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  9. Looks like an awesome book. English please. My grandson loves cherry tomatoes, spring onions and cucumber, actually he loves all veggies :) Tweeted and liked.

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  10. My kid loves tomatoes. Afrikaans, please!
    Off to comment and tweet and like!!

    *Thumbs*

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  11. Mira loves broccoli and Thuli loves cucumber. Although they both love most veggies and adore fresh salads. We are an English family.

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  12. What an awesome book! Would love an Afrikaans copy. My DD likes broccoli and peas (although it's more a legume).

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  13. I wouldn't mind if it comes in English as well! ;-)

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  14. Hi Everyone. Thanks for entering our competition. Good luck!
    Its great to see how many favorite vegetable there are. My kids love brokoli and brussel sprouts. Sam

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  15. What a gorgeous looking book! Little OL loves carrots and cucumbers! But that is pretty much it. Although for some strange reason she does like frozen peas - not when they are cooked though, they must still be frozen (odd child I have).

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  16. And I will blog about it. And I would prefer the English version if I were to win.... :-)

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  17. What an awesome book! We are just starting our vegetable garden and have just harvested our first butternut.
    My kids love broccoli. I know, they are weird.
    We would love the Afrikaans, but either or is good :-)

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  18. Dit lyk amazing. Ek sal van 'n Afrikaans of Engelse weergawe hou. My kleinkinders is mal oor boompies (broccoli).

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  19. Ons noem ook die brokoli boompies. Dis die eerste keer wat ek hoor van iemand gevriesde ertjies verkies!

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  20. Oh Pollyanna likes all veges - except Mushrooms. Daniella - well she likes no vegies!

    Would love an Eng one please, am off to comment, tweet & FB

    Thanks for a great giveaway x

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  21. I have been trying to have enough time to get here to enter this since you told me! Eventually, Friday has arrived and here I am.
    What a lovely competition! I would love to win the english version:-)
    Gemm's favourite favourite vegetable is broccoli! She eats is almost every day, in fact we went through a stage when that was all she ate;-)
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  22. Tweeted and face booked. Holding thumbs! It s Gemm's birthday next month and would make a fantastic present for her:-)

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  23. Aaron LOVES carrots. He insists on eating them with the green leaves on :)

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  24. HI

    My midget loves pretty much ANYTHING....even obscure things like radishes and garlic.......we would love to win an ENG copy, we could have such fun being creative and "green".......holding thumbs for myself (hope that;s not shallow!)

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    1. HI Tiffany, I have no reply email for you but you have to leave a comment on Sam's blog too for an entry

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  25. http://thebookclubblog.co.za/2013/02/childrens-book-give-away/ here is my blog post:-)

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  26. I am hoping this goes through - replying from the triathalon and signal is crap!

    Anyway - Kiara and Jack both love broccoli - as in LOVE it. Jack swipes off our plates :) Cameron tolerates butternut :)

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  27. What an awesome book and beautiful illustration. Consider this my entry.

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  28. Oh YAY! I'm still in time to enter!! This is right up Jake's street, he loves gardening. Jake's favourite veggies are miellies - he has 5 growing in the garden at the moment and he cannot wait to pick them! Hot and smothered with butter and salt - YUM!

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  29. Ooooh - English please, if we win :o)

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  30. Fussy boys, we have here !!! But they both like carrots, preferably raw - I give them some everyday as a snack in the afternoons
    English, please, if we win :)

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  31. Mine love Spinach, corn and butternut
    English please but Afrikaans would be fine for Titus

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  32. My two love gem squash, butternut and sweet potato.
    English please :)

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  33. Kade is too young to tell me what his fav veggie is BUT he wolfs down a combo of onion, cougettes and mushrooms with much relish so I assume those are his favourites at the moment ;)

    I would love to win an English copy mostly cos my command of Afrikaans was left in high school and currently sucks muchly...

    xxx

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  34. I have also just tweeted about it :) need that extra entry...

    xx

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  35. Liam loves tomato, lettuce and carrots - wait, he actually loves any veggie now that I think about it. Hannah likes raw carrots but freaks out if they are cooked and soft and mushy! English please!! Going to comment on Sam's post now and tweet and do everything else I can to win! :)

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