Well, then. Here’s something different…
It’s not often you see a palm tree in one of my pictures…
Nor lovely bridges across lakes….
There is a reason for that, of course. At the moment the Bear and I are in Malaysia, just for a quick visit, while we sort things out, before moving here in the summer. I know that back home it is, as it usually is at this time of year, cold and damp and grey, so the warmth and the sunshine of Kuala Lumpur and down here in Seminyeh is even more appreciated. Who wouldn’t want to live here?
It’s not going to be plain sailing, of course, as there’s lots to do and not a lot of time to sort things. I have to go through everything we own and decided whether I keep it and ship it over here or I get rid of it. Some things are easy enough to deal with and go straight into either bags for the bin or to charity shops.
Other things are more difficult. This is where I need your help.
River Cottage Every Day, by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall… and yes, there are two copies.
There is a slight difference between them….
One I bought for the Bear as a Valentine’s present and one he bought for me as a Christmas present. Yes, I know he should have paid more attention because I bought him the book first but, you know, he’s a man… what can you expect? And I suppose I have to confess that while I did buy it for his Valentine’s present, it may have been because I knew I could read it too….
Normally, you’d have to hold me to gunpoint to give away a cookery book but really, we don’t need two copies. What am I going to do? Ship both copies half way across the world?
Each one is heavy.
Nearly 1.5 kg heavy. It doesn’t make sense, does it?
What does make sense is that I give one of them away, but the next question is WHICH one? I don’t want to give away the one the Bear gave me and he doesn’t want to give away the one I gave him. We can’t decide… so what we think is best is that YOU decide.
One of you (unfortunately only those of you who live in the UK because I have to pay the postage) can have one of these books…
All you have to do is comment below and tell me why you’d want the book I gave to the Bear or why you want the book he gave to me.
After a week, on 28th March, I will see how many comments there are and use a random number generator to pick the lucky recipient. Simple, eh?
That way we don’t have to choose which of us loses a book the other gave and one of you gets to get a copy of River Cottage Every Day.
Think of it as being like a goodbye to the UK present from us to you!
So… do you want his book to me, or mine to him?