Well now. Doesn’t time fly?
One minute I was setting up on blogger, wondering what on earth I was doing, as writing was never really my thing, and the next thing here we are. 600+ posts in and celebrating the third birthday of the Gin Fuelled Bluestocking.
And it’s been incredible hasn’t it? I’ve done so much – ran a marathon or two, I’ve met celebs like Richard E Grant and Elle MacPherson, been ice skating and travelled to France, sampled cocktails, judged competitions, eaten so much bloody cake…. Even set up my own business.
But none of it, not a single sausage would have been tasted, not a canape, nor a sip of whisky would have passed my lips without you lot. You are the reason I keep writing. The reason I keep tweeting, and I want to show you just how grateful I am for your support (let alone that of Mr GFB and my friends and family).
So, to do that in style, I’ve a little number of giveaways to come your way. First off is probably the most crazy of them all, and of course it features my first love, gin.
I’ve got 5 – yes FIVE bottles of gin to give away, including some fantastic little craft distilled gins from the north west. Forest Gin from Macclesfield, who I helped launch at RedWillow in March, with its foraged botanicals, and the fabulous Batch Gin, made in Burnley, full of spice and floral flavours.
Then there’s Daffy’s Gin, not only beautiful bottle with a vintage image, but a fresh, citrussy, easy drinking gin, smooth enough to drink with ice and a slice. Delish.
I’ve also got a bottle of Berkeley Square, a personal favourite sipping gin, for you too. But that’s not all.
As well as the five bottles of gin, I’m going one further. You can have me.
Well, kind of. The winner can not only have the gin, but their own personal gin tasting of these bottles, with me and up to 5 friends. How does that sound?
Not so shabby, eh?
Being sensible, travel could be an issue – so I’m sorry, this will be down to where I can get to, will most certainly involve land travel only, and diary dates will be down to negotiation. The winner is, of course, more than welcome to choose to hold it in Manchester, but I have no problem in travelling to Leeds, or Liverpool, even as far as Newcastle. I’ll try to be as flexible as possible.
The tasting isn’t obligatory and if you’d much rather just have the gin, that’s not a problem, we can work that out too.
So, without further ado…. Please comment, and then use the bonus entries, for as many entries as you like!
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED.
GOOD LUCK! Terms and Conditions: This giveaway is open to residents of the United Kingdom only. Additionally, as distance and location may be a factor regarding the gin tasting element of this prize, the organiser reserves the right to restrict distance travelled. You must be aged over 18 to enter. The competition is open from 25 May 2015 and closes at midnight on 8 June 2015. The draw will then take place and the winner notified (within 24 hours). The winner will be picked at random (via Rafflecopter). There are no cash alternatives, or alternative prizes on offer. The decision of the blog owner is final. I will contact the winner by both email and via twitter if the twitter handle is detailed in the entry comment. Following notification, the winner and blog holder will be able to negotiate the prize elements (distance, date and travel).