The urge to blather on, is as alway strong. To tell you all about how many exciting things have happened in the last two years. To regale you with tales of comedy and tragedy, of loves lost and found. But it's a Friday, the bank holiday weekend is so close that you can taste it and I know that you're not really in a reading mood.
So, to business. (I didn't even bother with a witty title...)
Last week, after nearly two years of writing this blog, I achieved a bit of a milestone, 1000 of you had read some or all of it.
I wanted to thank you. And to get a few more of you on board. But how? I didn't know many of you. I had no way of contacting you individually. And most importantly, I had nothing to give you.
I had a cup of tea whilst I thought about this.
Then something that my Grandmother used to say popped into my head, "If you don't ask, you don't get" (she also used to say "better out than in", wise woman).
A few tweets back and forth with Sue Perkins and Giles Coren, an arranged drop off, a ransom by the staff of The Bull and Last, some ginger biscuits, a journey into NW5 and a rather lovely compliment later saw me with two copies of Giles and Sue Live the Good Life in hand.
Now the temptation to keep one is strong, if for the comedy photos of Giles and Sue, being Tom and Barbara alone - but I am a man of my word. They are both up for grabs.
To win one of the two copies, all you need to do is Like the Elevated Agriculture Facebook page, then send an email entitled "I like Elevated Agriculture", including your name as it appears on Facebook to elevatedagriculture at gmail dot com (terms and conditions apply*).
I was dragged up proper, so I would like to say thanks to both Sue and Giles for responding to my tweets, to Giles for providing the books and to the staff at The Bull and Last for eating my biscuits - you are all wonderful people. Thanks.
Now what are you waiting for? Go Like me!
Terms and Conditions
1. The competition will close on Friday 24th June 2011 at 12 noon (BST).
2. Two winners will be drawn at random, each to receive one copy of Giles and Sue Live the Good Life.
3. Entries are open to residents of the United Kingdom only (sorry kids but I can't afford international postage!)
4. The competition is open to all existing fans of the Elevated Agriculture Facebook page, you just need to send an email in and be a UK resident.
5. The winners will be notified no later than 5pm (BST) Sunday the 26th June.
6. I can't enter.
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