The Most Awesome Random Giveaway Ever

The Tabernacle, West London

Do I have a giveaway for you. I warn you now – the relevance to sewing, knitting or crochet is hanging by a thread! Here’s the thread: I crocheted at the event I attended last night:

Yes, that is crochet, centre front! I forgot my camera, okay.

Last night I went to a Book Slam event at the Tabernacle in West London. My friend has been raving about these monthly literary evenings for the past couple of years and some of my favourite people have stood on the stage, but for one reason or another I’ve never been able to make a Book Slam. Then, last night I finally took myself there to hear David Nicholls do his last ever reading from his novel, One Day.

I love One Day. It’s easy to become cynical when a novel becomes a maahoosive bestseller and turned into a film. I’m not going to comment on certain elements of the film here. The general consensus is not good and I didn’t go to see it lest my fond memories of the book become ruined. I’m sure David Nicholls doesn’t give a fig whether or not I like the film – it’s certainly made him an awesome amount of money. How annoying, therefore, that he is still so damn nice.

But back to the novel. Ack. I fell hard for this one. David is the king of social observation and One Day covers almost exactly the same time that I was going to university and then moving down to London. His heroine arrives in London in the early nineties. She’s skint, a bit fat, insecure, unhappy. He was writing my LIFE, I tell you, with accompanying Tom Waits sound track and references to stone wash denim. Emma even ends up living in Walthamstow, forchrissakes! She goes to the same restaurants I’ve been to (there’s a wonderful set piece in what was the Atlantic restaurant), has a terrifying interview at a publishing house, dips into E17’s off licences when she’s miserable… Had David Nicholls been stalking me for the past 20 years, researching his novel?

I could write an essay about how much I love this novel, but you’d get bored. Instead, I’ll cut to the quick. After I’d watched the poet, Luke Wright, listened to the singer/songwriter, heard an extract from the actress and author, Sophie Woolley, and enjoyed one of David’s own short stories (and after I’d discovered that the two strangers I was sat next to knew an ex-colleague of mine) I joined the small queue of hyperventilating fans and asked David to sign a book. Not to me, you understand. No, I already have my own signed copy of One Day. For someone else. For a giveaway!

And then I thought, Why not make it two books?

And then I thought, Why not add the Lego Father Christmas key ring you got from the official launch of the Lego Christmas tree?

So, there we have it. The most awesome random giveaway ever! (To add to the randomness, that is a little pottery sausage dog you can see behind Father Christmas. I’ll save his story for another day.)

To enter this giveaway, answer the following question by midnight GMT Friday 2 December:

Which actress plays Emma in the film of One Day?

I’m going to end on a serious note. The evening closed with David reading an extract from the novel, a letter that Dexter writes to Emma from his gap year in India. It was lovely listening to it. Remember when we all used to write letters? Even people as shallow as Dexter? My uni friends and I wrote to each other all the time, my mum wrote to me, I kept up with old school friends via snail mail. Not any more. Not for a long time.

David’s reading couldn’t have come at a better time. I’d been thinking all week, drafting blog posts and scrapping them. I knew there was something I wanted to say, but I didn’t know how to say it. I’ve been blown away by the blogging over the past week: Tilly’s Marmite blog post on subscribing to blogs and Sewly A Harpist’s considered response, Debi’s wonderful look back over her blog career from the inception of My Happy Sewing Place (a gently emotional reading experience as I shared so many memories of Debi’s writing), Sarai’s generous thanks to her supporters and So Zo’s book recommendation. None of us get paid for this stuff. We don’t have to do it – read or write any of it. But the standard of blogging out there right now is extraordinarily high and the community… Well, it blows my mind.

Then as I listened to David Nicholls on stage last night, I realised what we’re all doing. We’re writing letters to each other. And I finally had my answer to Tilly’s question about what criteria makes me keep reading another person’s blog journal: I need to care. It’s like turning the page in a book. I want to know what the next chapter is…

Happy reading, everyone! This giveaway is open to readers and Lego lovers around the world.

Yes, I am wearing a Lego hat! Yes, I am an idiot!

FINAL NOTE Go here if you’re interested in what my last mystery book giveaway was.

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80 Responses to The Most Awesome Random Giveaway Ever

  1. Miriana says:

    Now that you’ve successfully turned people onto knitting snoods, is your next mission to convert us all to making lego hats? I dare you!

  2. kbenco says:

    I visited London for the first time last year, and the second best thing (after meeting blogger friends) was seeing places I had read about in novels. What a great giveaway.

  3. Vicki Kate says:

    I double dare you to turn us into lego sartorialists! Oh, and was it Anne Hathaway (weird casting from your description of the book!). I’ve never read One Day but you’ve intrigued me now so I’d love to win a copy! It is truly a Most Awesome Random Giveaway. And I must add that I love your new blog header – the colours are beautiful.

    • Thank you! I’m struggling with my blog header at present. I don’t think I have it quite right and my head hurts when I try to make something (I’m not a design person, can you tell?!) but will keep plugging away at something fresh and new. And yes, Vicki, the casting was … unusual!

  4. Dibs says:

    Karen, I’m not interested in the giveaway, but I just want to tell you I love you. Yes, spooky I know, but reading your blog always makes me happy, and I love you for that.

  5. kbenco says:

    Oops, I forgot that I had googled to discover that Anne Hathaway played Emma, but I have no plans to see the movie. Books are better IMO 🙂

  6. lysy says:

    What a lovely post – I love the idea of blogs being like letters 🙂 I think it was Anne Hathaway in the film, though I’ve avoided it to read the book first. What a fab and generous giveaway 🙂

  7. Clare says:

    I want to read One Day but someone’s already spoiled the ending for me and it’s got to take its place in a queue. Like Dibs, I don’t want to be entered in the giveaway but I want to echo her love for your blog. I’m always happy to see one of your posts, whatever the topic – they do feel like letters. I still write personal letters to certain people. One person I used to write to died a couple of years ago and weirdly it’s his handwriting on cards and letters that makes me feel his presence still. Sorry if that’s depressing for you to read but this post made me think of him which I’m happy about. I know that if he’d seen that Lego tree, he would have written to me about it!

  8. Elisalex says:

    The best things always come in random packages…! Anne Hathaway played Emma, and I too had no interest in seeing the film having heard that the book was lovely. I’ll admit that since becoming a Mama, the only books I read are sewing/craft books that I can dip in and out of, and the only novel I’ve read was EL Doctorow’s The March, which took me over a year! So I think it’s about time for an engaging, warming, page-turning read! And that little Lego Santa will be going straight into my boys Christmas stocking…if I win! xxx PS. why not put an image of your ultra snuggly snoods as part of your header?

  9. I’ve already read the book so I’m not going to enter the competition but I just wanted to comment on the letter writing. About this time last year my Mum dragged a big box of my old Uni letters out of the cupboard and asked me to do something with them. I was amazed by how many there were and how long they were. And I’d kept all the bits of paper I used to have on my room door at uni – so if people stopped by to see me they could leave me a little note because none of us had phones or email. They mainly say ‘Hi Mooncalf, I’m in the bar”.

    I think blogging is now has the place of letter-writing for me. It is like a regular letter on what I’m up to in a To-Anyone-It-May-Interest kind of way…

    • Yes, my mum did something very similair recently. I was quite harsh with my throwing out and worry that I’m going to regret it. Aw, those little notes left on the door or slipped beneath it. You’re making me well up! Uni bars… I know it’s a cliche to hark back to the good old days, but – yeah, lots of memories to treasure there. And, oh, the innocence!

      • Ceri says:

        Ooh letter writing at uni. I was having a conversation about this with an old school friend not so long ago. And yes, in those days while we were all spread around the country at different unis, letter-writing was the only way we could keep in touch. We must have been the last generation to do that. Being a design student my letters were usually quite creative and I do wonder how the post office managed to deliver quite a few of them. My then boyfriend (now husband) kept quite a few of the more memorable ones I sent him during the summer holidays, and I love digging them out and having a laugh. They were the very best of days. And yes Karen, oh the innocence. It was a different world!

  10. Elena Cresci says:

    I absolutely love how Lego has been popping up in your posts of late! Nothing wrong with a good lego hat!

    Also love your concept of blogging as letters to each other – I’m all about community interaction on blogs, and I think it’s so important for bloggers to communicate with each other as well as pump out content. I’m not sure how well I’m doing that right now, but I’m def better at it than I was before!

    When I read One Day, I actually shouted abuse at the book when you-know-what happened. My Mum wasn’t sure what to make of it. I was all: HOW DARE YOUUU AAAARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH. Very mature 😛 Oh and it was Anne Hathaway who was cast as Emma – I’ve yet to see the film, do you think she did well?

    • Hee, hee. I don’t think you’re alone in that. Well, that was a really interesting one for me as a reader. I paused at a certain way through the novel and pulled out my editor hat. I knew there were still another 100 pages to go, so plot-wise knew he had to have something up his sleeve.

  11. Nicole Tobin says:

    Anne Hathaway! What a good giveaway- my son would love the lego guy, he’s obsessed! i’m thinking of making him a lego quilt for christmas.

  12. Jane says:

    Oh Karen I love this post for so many different reasons. Firstly, I adored reading One Day almost as much as you did – Emma’s time in London coincided with when I first moved here and the descriptions of restaurants etc were just SO evocative (remember the cigarette girls at Quaglino’s?!) Secondly I fiercely mourn the passing of letter writing. I used to write to and receive letters from my Grandad every week until he died (at about the same time as the art of letter writing died) and I still miss it (and him). Thirdly your observation that we’re all writing letters to each other is so perfect and spot on it totally made my day to read it. Thank you. xx
    PS. Don’t enter me in the giveaway thanks as I’ve got the book and probably enough Lego to make my own giant xmas tree. x

  13. Tamsin says:

    Anne Hathaway!
    I have not read the book or seen the film, or heard much about either, but it sounds very evocative and I too moved to London in the early 90’s. Your thoughts on letter writing and blog posts got me all teary.

  14. I NEED the lego keyring!!! Anne Hathaway. I’m happy to forgo the book in lieu of the KEYRING! KEYRING LOVE.
    ‘One day’ was a guilty pleasure devoured in one sitting. As you say I think he’s managed to write all our lives via 2 characters.
    I think what is challenging nowadays is the fact that we don’t tend to live that close to our nearest and dearest. You lose that daily interaction that you’d get if you had stayed in the same small community. Blogging for me is a way of helping to keep people in touch with the minutiae of our lives in a way you can’t speaking over the phone every so often. It helps to feel connected and meet like minded people who paths might never otherwise cross. I think it’s also a version of the diary/journal for our modern times….

  15. Now I feel bad as someone has said their son would love the lego keyring. It looks like I am trying to snatch toys from the sticky mitts of angelic children. Oh the shame.

    • Elisalex says:

      Hahaha! That was me saying my son would love the lego Santa, but you know it’ll eventually “get lost” and end up on my keyring!! No shame in snatching toys away from kids I say, they don’t appreciate them like we do!

  16. Anne Hathaway.

    I just love the fact that you got him to sign the book from you!

    I like what you say about blogs being like letters. I think in a lot of ways blogs are better than letters because I can read about what interesting things my “friends” are up to, without having to reply to them when my life often consists of – got up, fed the cats, drank tea …etc. Also, if I get bored with what a blogger is now blogging about I can simply not read it and they won’t be offended whereas it would be virtually impossible to ask a real life friend to stop sending you letters because they’re boring you!


  17. Meigan says:

    Thanks to the Internet Movie Data Base I can answer with confidence: Anne Hathaway plays Emma in the film.

    You said your criteria for blog reading was that you “need to care”. Bingo. Succinct and spot on!

  18. pinqueen says:

    Film, film?!?! When did it come out as a film – I’ve obviously been away with the faries Karen.
    What a great giveaway, I love the randomness!
    Anne Hathaway played Emma – I know this because I have read everyone elses comments. It’s not
    cheating, honestly – I have read the book, twice…..

  19. Sandy says:

    Anne Hathaway!

  20. Camilla says:

    Anne Hathaway

    Will definitely read it even if I don’t win the book. Plot sounds very intriging. And I know that neck of the woods. Thank you for telling us about lego tree – it looks awesome. I love Lego.

  21. Karen – you’re something else, I hope you know that (and that I mean that in a good way!)

    I love what you said about blogs being like letters, the ones I most love to read are like that and I think my own often is – or at least, it’s like the letters I write – rambling, chatty, over-punctuated. I held off on commenting on Tilly’s post, not least because my own blog wouldn’t fall within her stipulated criteria, and I didn’t want to sound like it was sour grapes, or anything. I recognise that everyone is looking for something different, but I have a very different idea of what makes a blog a must-read, you know?

    Anyway, yes. It was Anne Hathaway, but what I really want is that Lego Santa. He’s too fab.

  22. sandra says:

    I completely agree with you! I don’t care that it’s really popular and the film isn’t supposed to be too great – I LOVED the book. Literally couldn’t put it down. Then insisted that my boyfriend read it too. Don’t think he got the fuss but he did enjoy it.

    Funny you mention letter writing. My friend is currently working in Sweden and we’ve been sending each other letters like we used to when we were teenagers and one of us would go on holiday. The thrill of receiving a letter can’t be beaten!

    BTW, Anne Hathaway played Emma!

  23. Cameron says:

    The inimitable and frequently miscast (I’ll never understand how she got Jane Austin – although I did like the movie) Anne Hathway played the lead. I haven’t seen the movie, but now I really want to read the book.

  24. Rachel says:

    It was Anne Hathaway! I’ve been meaning to get this book FOR-EVER! I would so love to win it.

  25. Elizabeth says:

    What a great post. I think you really nailed it re: why we read blogs. You have to care about the person writing the blog. And if you’re an engaging writer, then people care. I would love to enter myself into the giveaway. I haven’t read the book or watched the movie. But with your ringing endorsement, I want to!

  26. Suze says:

    Yes, it IS the most AWESOME giveaway ever, only because of that Lego Father Christmas! I desperately want that little gem! Loved your insight about letter writing. I’ve had cause recently to wonder why I keep reading blogs, any blogs. Now I know.

  27. Nikki says:

    Anne Hathaway. Very strange actress to put in that role, although I’ve never seen the film, but still seems odd! The book, however, I couldn’t put down. I was surprised! I loved it and ended up empathising so much with Emma. Like you, I can’t believe how many letters I used to write. Pages and pages I wrote!

    I’m so glad the lego tree now has lights and decorations, it looked decidedly bare when I saw it last week. I still had to check that they’d built it correctly and that I approved. I used to play with lego for hours when I was little and the lego keyring is… erm… can I just say I want to get my sticky mits on it?? 🙂

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  29. Amy says:

    Karen, you are so clever. Your creativity on your blog – and with your giveaways – is inspirational. I know from all of the comments above it was Anne Hathaway. But, I’ve actually never heard of the book or movie before your post. I’m now very, very curious, and I’d love to have the chance to read the book – hopefully a signed copy of the book. By the way, I’ve enjoyed watching your snood careen around the blog world. I have a hankering to learn to knit, and seeing your snood everywhere has me nearly tempted to pick up a new hobby. Time is the issue though…

  30. Amy says:

    It’s Anne Hathaway, with a questionable Yorkshire accent, so I’ve heard. I do like the book, so I’ve avoided the film…
    Fabulous giveaway! I’m excited by both books and the lego keyring – I used to own one exactly the same, until both his hands and one leg eventually fell off. I always thought he was a pirate though, oops.

  31. Rachel says:

    Anne Hathaway! And that looks awesome. Thanks so much!

  32. Karen what a great post. I love that you care- it comes across in your writing too which is why i think you have such a following! One day is a great book, I read it just the other month, and love that it was mirroring some of your experiences. You mean the Atlantic was real?! Wow! It’s a very generous and if you like random giveaway, that as I’ve the book already won’t lessen someone else’s odds of winning. But I’d enter for the key ring- I used to have the Lego wizard one , until bit by bit he lost everything but his awesome pointy hatted and bearded head. Good luck everyone and sorry if I confuse your random number at draw time!!

  33. Karen says:

    Anne Hathaway. I’m trying to picture her as the fat, unhappy Emma. Hmm.

  34. Katherine says:

    Anne Hathaway. Haven’t read the book or seen the flick. I think Anne, when properly cast, is a fabulous actress. Her performance in Rachel Getting Married was (highly depressing and) nothing short of amazing.

  35. Cheryl says:

    Anne Hathaway. I have not read the book yet, because I seem to spend alot of time reading blogs lately (yours is one of my favourites) it’s a bit like reading a magazine that’s been written specially for me!

  36. Ceri says:

    Hi Karen, its Ceri your cyber-twin here! I loved that book (in fact all of his books), and like you, totally identify with the late eighties at uni in England. The music, social scene. Total memory-lane trip. Fantastic. BUT unlike you, I have seen the film, and I loved that too. OK, Anne Hathaway’s accent travels around most of the British Isles, but it honestly did not detract from my ENORMOUS enjoyment of the film. I was very surprised at the extent of the bad reviews. You should give it a go. You will be surprised, especially if you go into it with low expectations. Be prepared to cry buckets though. I never cry in films, but I totally did with this one. 🙂 How fab that you saw David Nicholls last night. Big time envy. Did you love Starter for Ten too?

    • You know what, Ceri, on your recommendation I think I will try it. (I think I secretly wanted to see it, but allowed general opinion to sway me. Isn’t that terrible?) Now, I did read Starter for Ten but only after reading One Day. I gently enjoyed SFT but I thought it was very interesting to see how David’s writing had matured in One Day – it blew Starter For Ten out of the water. Having said that, there is nothing that will ever take away from the comedic genius of the scene of the dancing bloke in SFT, thinking he is cool as cats but looking like an absolute fool.

      • Ceri says:

        Interesting. I’ve read all of his books chronologically so haven’t really noticed a progression of style. But I really loved Starter for Ten, especially since I am a University Challenge lover/geek. Its great when an author totally taps into your era like that. Wonderful stuff. Can’t wait for the next novel. BTW I read One Day ages before I saw the film. Maybe if I’d seen it closer to my reading of the book I wouldn’t have like it so much. But I stand by original review. I thought it was a cracking film.

  37. KC says:

    Such a lot of awesome in one post! The fact that you stood in line to have the book signed for your blog readers says so much about why your blog is the warm and friendly experience it is.
    Anne Hathaway.

  38. Uta says:

    Anne Hathaway, obviously. I usually don’t enter giveaways for fabric, but I love books that let me live in London vicariously… (Or it could be that it doesn’t take me two years to sew up a book…) I’m sure DS would appreciate the Lego as well!

  39. Liz says:

    I think of letters as ‘proper post’ (as opposed to bills and flyers, which I seem to get plenty of) and am always excited when I get one.

    Anne Hathaway.

  40. Samantha says:

    Oh! Your fave book with my fave actress (Anne Hathaway)! It feels amazing when you really connect with something you read – like they’ve pulled it straight of your head : )

    Would love to win your giveaway (would also love to be in the UK, but we can’t all have what we want, eh?)

  41. geelizzytish says:

    12 year old son: Forget the books, I want the Lego!
    Mom’s reply: Forget the Lego, I want the books!

    Even though Anne Hathaway is one of my favourite actors, I’ll read the book and avoid the film. Thank you for the giveaway. I love your blog – reading it is ALWAYS a bright spot in my day.

  42. Becci says:

    We are from Australia and would love to read the book and live in London vicariously! I say ‘we’ because my bloys have become dedicated followers of your blog since you mentioned the Lego Christmas tree! We were in St Pancras International 3 months ago – too early to see the tree. Obviously a return trip is needed.

    Oh…Anne Hathaway was the actress that played Emma.

  43. Caitlin says:

    Hello! I have only discovered your blog in the last few weeks and I do enjoy it. Especially your sense of humour, which I think must be a bit like mine as your posts always make me smile. I would love to enter your random giveaway. I have not read the book or seen the movie and would prefer to do the former I think (although I now know that Anne Hathaway played Emma). I also LOVE lego! Have you seen that great episode of Megafactories about the Lego factory? I love how much thought and precision goes into developing each Lego set. So clever.

  44. Renay says:

    Ohh I have been dying to read this! Anne hathaway plays Emma, she has the biggest brownest puppy dog eyes!
    I like randomness also. There are no lego trees here, but there is a paper mache one in the local school though….
    Nice hat!

  45. Renay says:

    ps. I still receive letters from a penpal hat I have had for 10 years now. he lives two states away and never fails to write each month… I love it!

  46. Sarah! says:

    I love randomness, and books! so excited about this! (It was Anne Hathaway- although I won’t lie, I had to look it up on IMDB!)

  47. jokeOnly says:

    Hi, miss. I’m going to be honest and say that I googled it and Anne Hathaway is the answer. I’ve recently come out of my ‘dark ages’ and I’m desperate to get that Lego keychain. It’s kinda amazing that you beat a Lego forum in posting about the Lego tree.
    Winning the David Nicholls book would also be awesome. Thanks for the daily laughs and for hosting the giveaway.

  48. Felicity from Down Under says:

    I know nothing about the book, the author or the film. Writing letters is a wonderful thing to do and I think that personal email has somewhat taken over the role (my writing isn’t as good as it once was but my typing is usually legible even if it contains more spelling errors). I grew up in an era when we wrote letters every Sunday. My Dad and I did a two-person effort to save the art when I married and moved interstate. I still enjoy writing letters, even if I type them.

    What keeps me coming back to a blog is probably a sense of connection, or a recognition that there’s some shared value or enjoyment. Also, I find the generosity of the blogging community to be stupendous. There is so much help out there and much of it is free! I simply don’t have time to keep up with reading all the blogs I love, but yours is definitely one I never miss (though my own computer has died recently so I confess I’ve borrowed my son’s while he’s away rowing!!).

  49. MrsC says:

    Karen the last week or so when you haven’t blogged every day sent me into a bit of a spin. Is she OK? I fretted. Reading your daily update has become a part of my life like cleaning my teeth or my morning kiss goodbye. Not a banal routine but something to look forward to. And yes I think it is this sense of letter writing that does it. And your very readable and enjoyable style and news. (sometimes I wonder how you fit it all in!) And of course, I realised that I wasn’t just fretting that I wasn’t getting my daily dose, I really cared about what was going on for you. Then I thought I was turning into a crazy internet stalker, then I realised I wasn’t, it’s just how the internet thing works. You meet some, you don’t meet some, you eventually meet some, and that’s just how it rolls.
    So there you go – all around the world whether you are awake or asleep, a web of friends is thinking about you, reading about your life, caring about you and wishing you well. That is so cool.

  50. Betty says:

    It was the lego that did it, i have to enter! Anne Hathaway is the answer i believe. I do love a random giveaway and am looking forward to hearing all about Mr Sausage Dog!

  51. emrasa says:

    Anne Hathaway. I haven’t read the book or seen the movie. I do rememer the era though, not in England but in Canada.

  52. Alessa says:

    A lego hat! You’re no idiot at all in my opinion. I’m pathologically unable to not try on a hat when I see one…
    What a great giveaway! I saw the trailer for One Day at the cinema a while ago and it sounded like a cute movie. I didn’t even know there was a book. If I don’t win, I’ll have to pick it up. I’m in need of a lovely book for the Christmas holidays. 🙂
    Oh, and Emma is played by Anne Hathaway. Honestly, I had to google that… 😉

  53. Abby says:

    I haven’t read the book or seen the movie yet (Anne Hathaway was Emma, by the way), but if your giveaway is open to those of us in the US, I’d put down all the other books on my list to read this one. 🙂

  54. Sandra Smith says:

    anne hathaway is in the movie. I only heard about it the other day and must read the book. Your blog is one of my new favourites. Thanks
    sandra (at )

  55. Rehanon says:

    Hi Karen,

    It’s Anne Hathaway. I just want to say I love the idea of us all writing letters to each others and I when I read it really made me smile. I’ve realised that opening my email and seeing a new post has come in gives me the same joy as when I receive personal mail. It’s just always lovely to know what everyone has been up to.

    Also, I think you could get away with the lego hat and you probably just need to wear it at a jaunty angle.

  56. Anne says:

    I love this giveaway! I haven’t read the book but will definitely do so now. (And I love Legos.)

  57. Maria says:

    Thanks sooo much for the giveaway. Anne Hathaway played Emma. And, I would love to win the Santa Lego keychain. How awesome is he!?

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  59. Yan says:

    I need to read the book! The answer is Anne Hathaway!
    We love Lego too!

  60. Crystal says:

    This is a fun random giveaway. And the answer is Anne Hathaway.

  61. Steph says:

    Anne Hathaway, with the most appalling accent ever! I have to admit I absolutely love the book, the film…not so much.
    Best. giveaway. ever. Thanks Karen!!!!

  62. Paunnet says:

    Anne Hathaway (thanks, Google). I haven’t read the book not seen the film yet, so I’m very curious! It might be random, but it’s truly an awesome giveaway, and I’m obsessed by Lego as well 🙂

  63. Anne Hathaway plays Emma!


    It would be wonderful to win this giveaway, simply because my birthday is Dec. 2.

  64. Angela says:

    I really enjoy reading all about your sewing, but it has taken Lego to get me to comment! So I hope you don’t mind me entering your giveaway. My 4 children were so impressed with the pictures of the Lego Christmas tree, and your Lego hat. We followed the links to the person who built the tree, which mightn’t have been a good idea as Lego Builder is now a future career to be considered.

    I have managed not to read the book or see the film, but read about both, and Anne Hathaway’s poor accent.

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