Friday, July 5, 2013

Bear with Me

The post I planned for today isn't quite ready for publication, so I looked in Her Ladyship's Hat Box, and guess what I found? Printed bound galley copies of Her Ladyship's Curse and His Lordship Possessed, just waiting to be signed and sent off to one of you (the cute bear, however, stays with me. He's my Hat Box Guard.)

If you'd like to be the winning recipient, in comments to this post tell us something fun you do during the summer by midnight EST tonight, July 5th, 2013. I'll choose one name at random from everyone who participates and send the winner both galleys. This giveaway is open to everyone on the planet so please join in.

16 comments:

  1. I spend as much time outside as possible during the summer; gardening, playing with the dogs, reading, relaxing in the hammock, and just walking.

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  2. Ah... I can't think of a single thing I do in the summer that I don't do any other time of the year! Unlike the majority of the world I don't spend much time outside in summer because I'm terrified of wasps. People always say just keep still but I can't and they always come fly around me.. makes me shiver just writing it. And the buzzing .... So now I'm a grumpy old woman I just don't go out! I am starting to ride my bicycle more and that is fun, so maybe that counts as I'd love to win the prize (and the bear!).

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  3. My Internet yarn shop does a camp every year and you do 3 projects with an eye towards gifting the same. One project down (pair of socks), next on the needle a shawl. Due to allergies most of my summer is spent indoors far, far away from the lawnmowers and pollen.

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  4. I love gardening and yard work :-) Thinking of new gardening projects is always fun.

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  5. I try and get out more in the summer, go hiking, read by the lake, that sort of thing. I should really get my bike out and go cycling but it's been raining a lot here lately. Keeps me inside, reading. :)

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  6. Aside from the usual activities, such as hiking, beachgoing, being outside in general, our family always looks forward to the camping season. The highlight is when we start to book campsites online, and get the tent trailer ready. We always crack the door, stick our heads in and take a good sniff, as that vinyl/wood/cloth smell=camping.

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  7. Summer is my favorite time of the year. I love walking in the foothills, gardening and reading in the backyard.

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  8. It's too hot in Texas to do much outdoors that I could call fun, so instead I read and sew. Sounds like I'm not the only one who has trouble with summer. :-)

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  9. Summer for me is canning time. It starts with strawberry jam...then I am waiting for the turkish sugar apricots to arrive..later in the year it´s tomato sauce..and so on. I love sitting in the garden preparing fruits or veggies. We are living in an old house with an old garden and it makes me think about all the other women who sat in this place and did exactly the same - preserving the riches of summer.

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  10. I wait for lobster to go on sale at my local food store, have the fish monger steam a few, put newpaper on the deck table and invite some friends over for a messy feast! We eat local corn on the cob, drink beer (oh no!) and rollup the mess in the papers after we are done. Pitty the garbage haulers for the smell but I just hose off the table and deck, removing all the evidence except for the photos that we share. This only can happen in the summer.....

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  11. Every year for my friend's birthday, we go to a huge water slide park and have a blast. Despite the fact that most of us are now 30, or near the big 3-0, it's still tons of fun. It's a great way to avoid the triple digit heat too. The sunburn however...

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  12. Summertime is my theme song. Long, leisurely days spent at the beach and if not then at the lake, in my former life. Now on the patio.

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  13. go to the beach with friends

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  14. Yes, I am alive...

    Before I started working full time, I spent hours at Greenfield Village in the summer. I can't get enough of it and wish they'd rent places there because I would be so on that! Now, we go to the beach for a couple days (and yes, if you live on or near a Great Lake, it's definitely a beach!) and that's about it.

    Because it seems like I'm always working...

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  15. At the beginning of every summer my sister starts lending me stacks of books from her shelves, introducing me to new writers and series. The rest of my family scatters in the summer, leaving me with more time to read, and my sister makes sure I don't spend it entirely revisiting old favorites. We have a fun time discussing them when I trade the stacks in on new stacks, too.

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  16. In the summer, when I'm not working, I pass the time by reading, enjoying the sun and frequenting the Street Performers festival. I also try and get away to the mountains as much as possible!

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