Well, I'm back from my vacation as became already clear in the last post.
I was planning to put up a collage with the iconic sights I visited during my trip. Talking about planning, here it is. However, I or blogger/blogspot are incapable of including the time-consuming mouseover effects I added to the whole thing. After a couple of days tinkering with CSS commands, I gave in. If you are curious (aka know what the pictures show) click on the image to be transfered to a stand-alone version.
Because some readers were wondering... I am originally from Germany but live in Iceland. Thus,it is only natural to consider my my holidays a trip back home. Strangely enough, only after a few days, I found myself thinking that I am going back home to Iceland soon.
What an emotional confusion! Good for you is that I was thinking about a contest (read: giving away yarn!) in this context.
What do you have to do to join the party? Okay, simple as that. Tell me something funny, charming, likeable maybe even ridiculous about Germany or The Germans in general, or a particular story/event/feature that comes in your mind. If you can, try to avoid stereotypes (is it possible ? ;-)) - uups, do I sound like a teacher? Or like a German?
This is a selfish contest, I need some refreshment on why to feel home in Germany.
What is in it for you? German sock yarn, of course!
In this box, fresh from Germany, is some Trekking, different sorts of Regia (Canadian colours - so much for the German theme, but also bamboo sock yarn!), Opal and Meilenweit, some of them are summerly cotton blends. And there is more than you can see here.
The "contest" is as easy as this:
Leave a comment here, telling me something admirable about Germany. It can be a keyword or a whole story, about people, nature, art, music, literature, (yarn shops!?), whatever. I want to read something that makes me smile or laugh or cry or best of all homesick.
Because drawing a winner will be completely biased, I decided to announce a random winner as well. If you don't want to make me to be homesick (which is in fact a nice gesture as well - not to make me sad, I mean ;-)) but want to win some yarn anyway, leave me a comment as well. Just write you want to be in the drawing.
Still with me? Okay,
a) there will be one winner, who qualifies by heart-rending argumentation and
b) another winner, who is randomly picked from all comments.
Therefore, the ones with German topics double their chances to pick something from my sock yarn stash (which will be flashed in its enterity exclusively to them. Hehe)
You have time until Sunday, 25 June. Now, go ahead and good luck!