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Gin & Lemonade’s 5K Giveaway!

7th January 2018

And so, Mom was here for three weeksish.  She’s back now, and returned to the coldest day on record.  Sorry, Ma.

We managed all that togetherness without an argument.  Which hasn’t happened in like, ever.  Mom did get a chest infection and spent most of the time sleeping or watching British crime dramas.  On her IPad.  It was kinda surreal.

Also surreal was a Christmas dinner where my divorced parents didn’t fight, and I found a wine that doesn’t give me heartburn (rosé, if you’re taking notes.)


The photo above is me after wine, voluntarily wearing a hat my Mom made for me.  I hate hats, but that’s a good one.

So good, in fact, that I managed to talk Mom into making one for you.  Or you can have a gin/wine bottle mug cozy thing.

I’ll be doing a giveaway when I reach 5000 groovy subscribers on this here blog.

(At the time of writing this post, we are 60 groovy people away from 5K.)

Ways to win a hat/Mom-made thing of your choice:

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When 5K happens, I’ll pick someone at random (or get Isla to do it) and contact that person about their hat/other knitted item.

Some notes:

My mother is a knitting genius.

She doesn’t sell her stuff, but she should.

Some more notes:

More about me and the stuff I write about can be found here.

Coming up this week on the blog is a real talk post about my journey with anxiety, my experience of the lantern festival happening at Edinburgh Zoo, and my reading plans for the #unreadshelfproject2018.

Please stay tuned.

This is my first giveaway.  Make it fun.  Open internationally.  I’m in Scotland, Mom’s in NY, and the world is a small place.

Drawing will happen when I get to 5,000 subscribers.

Thank you!

PS.  Yes, that is my own hair.

PPS.  You look better in hats than I do.


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  • Reply Nicole 7th January 2018 at 6:11 pm

    Were you aware that we have the same hair? True story. (My profile picture features professionally prettified hair. I lack hair-taming skillz.)

    • Reply Lorna 7th January 2018 at 6:15 pm

      You know, I figured that out. When mine is done, I look like a news-anchor. It’s scary. Yours is beautimus.

      • Reply Nicole 7th January 2018 at 6:24 pm

        I found a hairdresser with hair just like mine. It was the best thing I ever did for my hair.

  • Reply Bookstooge 7th January 2018 at 6:21 pm

    Hey, congrats on being so close to such a big milemarker!
    And congrats on all the good things that happened, ie, non-arguing/fighting.

    As for the hair. Well, I shave my head but that’s because my hair is thinning and I vowed when I was a teenager that I would NEVER use a combover. I saw one example of the combover at 16 that I still remember to this day. The things that shape us, eh?

    • Reply Lorna 8th January 2018 at 1:45 pm

      PPPS. I’m glad I’m still on the reader, too, ha!

      • Reply Bookstooge 8th January 2018 at 10:20 pm

        I agree! I was afraid for a little while that you were going to stay in limbo…

  • Reply Danni 7th January 2018 at 6:27 pm

    I love mom & I’m so glad it went so well ❤

    • Reply Lorna 7th January 2018 at 8:21 pm

      Mom loves you and she knows what your name is, ha!

  • Reply TanGental 7th January 2018 at 7:03 pm

    hats are cool, unless of course they make you hot; that one looks like a Goldilocks version, just right. Not that i have the hair to test it like you. Maybe that’s the point. Hope you get to 5000.

    • Reply Lorna 8th January 2018 at 1:47 pm

      Not if, but when. 🙂

  • Reply josypheen 8th January 2018 at 3:45 am

    OMG you have 5000 (nearly) subscribers!? That is bloody amazing Lorna.

  • Reply Shailaja V 8th January 2018 at 5:59 am

    Wishing you all the best for the 5000 followers. Couldn’t happen to a nicer person 🙂 And what a lovely idea for a giveaway!

    • Reply Lorna 8th January 2018 at 9:10 am

      Thank you! Best thing is the people I’ve met, online and off. First thought the idea was a bit twee myself, but handmade stuff, y’know. <3

  • Reply thatblogwherecheriemovestogermany 8th January 2018 at 10:37 am

    P.S. we have the same hair!! Congrats on amount of followers!!

  • Reply gemmaorton 11th January 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Wow 5000. Congratulations! A knitted mug warmer would make an amazing prize ?

    • Reply Lorna 11th January 2018 at 6:54 pm

      Update coming soon, dude! xox

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