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.