Thursday, July 14, 2016

Giveaway and Silent Auction Donation

In other news....I have a giveaway going for a Scotland mug.  As before, just leave a comment!  While the mug is in production...here's a view of the pictures, as they will wrap around it.  The large picture is Urquhart Castle on the shore of Loch Ness.  This is my model for Glenmirril, with Grant Tower being the tower in which the mysterious switch in time happens.

On the other side of the mug are Beuly Priory, the famous statue of Robert the Bruce at Bannockburn Field, the river near Killin, and, of course, a Highland cu!


Just leave a comment here to be entered!

I have also donated my first book, Blue Bells of Scotland, to a silent auction, as have several of my friends at Night Writers.

Included in the gift basket are:

  • Dancers of the Third Age by Judith Granahan.  Four elderly women make a cross country trip when an old secret comes to light.
  • Bait Store Angel and Other Stories by Genny Zak Kieley, memoirs
  • Heart and Hard Work by Genny Zak Kieley, stories and history of Northeast Minneapolis
  • Roots and Ties by Genny Zak Kieley, more stories and history of Northeast Minneapolis
  • A Jesuit in Belize, by John Stanton. A re-print of the original biography of Father Buck Stanton in 19th Century central America.
  • An EAT SLEEP READ mug and several bookmarks


The silent auction is this weekend at St. Alphonsus Parish: 
7025 Halifax Avenue N, Brooklyn Center, MN 55429; 763-561-5100











22 comments:

  1. Cordadh rium an leasanan Gàidhlig! Taing mhòr!

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  2. I love the Gaelic Word a Day! I quote gaelic things on my facebook page sometimes, and occasionally get replies back of interest. I also love that you include happenings in your daily life for chuckles : )

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    1. Thank you! Glad I can give you a chuckle! Today's chuckle is my youngest son is ranking us in order of interest according to who's been 'cut open' the most! (One of my sons has just come out of surgery, so he was comparing war injuries.) I'm sorry to say I somehow slipped from #1 to #3!

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  3. Although I've not commented in the past, I look forward to your Word a Day emails and am pleased you keep them coming! They are a real treat :)

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  4. Halo! I started following your Gaelic blog, and saw the post about this contest. Have just begun studying! The books sound interesting - I will have to look for them! Tapadh liebh! :-). Heidi T.

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    1. Hello again! Is there a way I can sign up for email updates for this blog? I couldn't seem to find that option. I already receive the updates for the Gaelic blog, but would love to receive these, too!

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    2. Hi, Hiedi, funny you ask...I DO have an option for that, which was clearly visible on my old template. I was just trying to figure out a couple days ago how to get it to show up again, and have not yet figured that out. When I do, I'll make a post, or maybe create a page...something...to make it more easily available.

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    3. Hi, Heidi (sorry for misspelling your name earlier! I was in a rush as a student was coming and didn't catch that), I set up a page with a link, here: http://bluebellstrilogy.blogspot.com/p/to-follow-my-blog.html The page now shows up in the navigation bar, right above all the posts.

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    4. Found it, thanks so much! And no worries about the spelling. BTW, I just ordered the first book on Amazon.com.

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  5. I use your Blog every day - just have to find out how to make my memory work better. Love your choices - wish sound accompanied them.

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    1. Hi, Allistaire, thank you for stopping by! If you go to my resource page https://gaelicwordaday.wordpress.com/learning-gaelic-online/ you'll find sources for listening. I use a variety of sources for my own listening, but my current source for single words has been the dictionary page at Learn Gaelic dot Net: http://learngaelic.net/dictionary/index.jsp

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  6. I love your Scottish word of the day. And, thank you for the book ideas, and contest.

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    1. You're welcome! I'm glad you're enjoying it!

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    2. Kathy, you have won the mug! Please send me a message with your address at editors@gabrielshornpress.com within a week and I will put the mug in the mail for you!

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  7. Awww you had to do it, huh? In the jungle, the mighty jungle, the lion sleeps toni-ight! Awesome song tho!!

    Thanks for you dedication to Scottish Word of the Day!

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    1. LOL! May it be stuck in your head all day! ;-) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. So beautiful. I can not wait to go to Scotland again.

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