Monday, July 23, 2007

Dog Days of Summer - Bloggy Giveaway!

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Yaah! Time for another giveaway!

Rocks in My Dryer is hosting a great Bloggy Giveaway where hundreds of bloggers have joined in to give out free stuff. Even though we are already giving away a LOT of prizes from our crop last week, we couldn't pass up this opportunity :-)


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My prize is a children's book written by a Newfoundland author.

All you need to do is leave a comment telling me one thing about our province of Newfoundland, Canada. Do a Google search if you need to :-)


Drawing will be made on Friday morning - July 27th.

I may find other things to give away later this week, so be sure to check back! Why not subscribe to our blog so you don't miss out!

67 comments:

CAKVD said...

Ok, I must admit that I had to do a google search on this one!! Here's my fact: The island of Newfoundland (originally called Terra Nova) was named by the Italian John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) in 1497. My 2 year old daughter loves books! Thanks!
Cheryl

Ethan's World said...

I too had to do a google search. I found out that the island of Newfoundland boasts North America's oldest city, St. John's. And on a personal note I saw lots of pics and it looks amazingly beautiful!

jodene said...

I know that at 9.40 tonight. July 23 it was 27 degree's in Mary's Harbour. I live in Saskatchewan and wanted to do something different and since it was so hot here it was all I could think about.LOL

Yu'er said...

Well, I did the research in my favourite chinese search engine and found out it is the largest island in Eastmost North America. It's beautiful!

Peach said...

I found out that your area boasts 29,000 kilometres of coastline where whale watching is a popular past time.

Count me in on the giveaway and come visit me, too!

Rebecca said...

Newfoundland has a dialect of English known as Newfoundland English and a dialect of French known as Newfoundland French. It once had a dialect of Irish known as Newfoundland Irish, as well as an Amerindian language, Beothuk.

Beautiful area!

ellinghouse said...

we love books....

Jenn in Holland said...

My brother in law lived in Newfoundland briefly. It was an adventure in his late teen years. He loved it there.

Tracey said...

The members of the music group Great Big Sea are from Nfld and are best known for singing new interpretations of traditional NFld folk songs!!

KSmith said...

Cape Spear is the most easterly point in North America and with the Newfoundland time zone, the sunrise is the first in North America. (I love lighthouses.)

Amy Grant said...

Newfoundland is home to two national parks. Gros Morne National Park is located on the west coast of Newfoundland and was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987 due to its complex geology and remarkable scenery.

Great giveaway. I love it! Please enter my name!

annie said...

What a fun giveaway!
Please count me in.
♥♥♥♥
annie
My Life as Annie!

Laura Williams said...

Please enter me into your drawing. Thank you!

The Netherlands has an international outlook; among other affiliations it is a member of the European Union (EU), NATO, the OECD, and has signed the Kyoto protocol.

Jessica said...

Newfoundland is ALMOST as big as the NWT, where I used to live. Does that count? ;) please count me in!

peace of Christ to you,
Jessica Snell

Monique said...

Newfoundland was the first province to respond to Titanic's distress signal, the first to vaccinate for smallpox, the first to host a transatlantic flight & the first to have wireless communication in the world.

COunt me in on this contest, was great finding out facts about another part of Canada!

Hippolyta said...

Darn it, I was going to mention Great Big Sea as they are one of my favorite bands. Anyway, Newfoundland is the Seabird capital of North America with over 35 million seabirds.

Tara Sloan said...

I love new books for my kiddles! Count me in!

Dolly said...

I LOVE reading to my grandbabies!

I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing!

Blessings,
Dolly@From My CHERRY Heart

http://frommycherryheart.blogspot.com/

Lizardbreath said...

A Newfoundlander invented the gas mask. I remember learning that in school. Please enter me in the drawing!

Anne said...

Oooh thanks for the giveaway!

When I was in Newfoundland, I was told there are more moose than people. I don't if that's true, but we saw lots of moose (mooses?) while we were there!

Jo said...

Two of my dearest friends live in Newfoundland does that count? :)

If not then I can always Google to see what the biggest moose ever seen there is. LOL.

Amber said...

I love to google....Newfoundland was the first to find a vaccination for small pox. By the way, we love books and are excited to read any kind!

heather said...

I've heard that the earliest sunrise happens there (at least in N. America).

Thanks for entering me!

Heather@pagesbyheather.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to be put in the drawing, thanks, Diana
Farley80@sbcglobal.net

Angela said...

Newfoundland became Canada's 10th province in 1949

Lynda said...

What first caught my eye was your blogs name. I love to scrap, and then the first image I see is a family in hockey jerseys!!! I must be dreaming. In my search I learned that in 2005 the world record for largest accordion ensemble was set. Now thats a party!! etch6az@yahoo.com

BishopsMommie said...

the name "Newfoundland" is derived from English as "New Found Land"

Jen said...

I would love to be put in the drawing, thanks

Ginny said...

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is located at the most eastern edge of Canada and is one of the country's best kept secrets. I did a blingo search & pulled up this lovely secret! Enter me in the contest, sounds fun!

B said...

Oh! Enter me!
The thing I new about Newfoundland is that people up there are kind and generous - which I learned from reading the book The Day The World Came to Town! =)

I think I have also read that some fiction book that takes place in Newfoundland claims people there eat squid burgers - and it is not true at all LOL!

Monkey Giggles said...

Ohhhh..put my name in the hat please.

aBookworm said...

Iceberg watching is a specialty of Newfoundland. I didn't know this!!!

Do count me in for the contest. This bookworm is building up a children's book collection from scratch for babyworm.

Michelle said...

please enter me!

Karla said...

This is so interesting.

I found out that The Pitcher Plant (Sarraceniica purpurea), is Newfoundland's Provincial Flower!

My daughter loves books!

Deanne said...

Remember folks, we would like for you to add something that you know or read about Newfoundland. That way, your name will go in for the draw.

As for Squid Burgers! Hmmm...never heard of them! But that doesn't mean they aren't made.

And iceberg watching... a huge tourist attraction, an iceberg is. I personally have never been close to an iceberg!

Kind and generous, yep, that's us! The kindest and most generous folks on the face of the earth! :o)

Michelle said...

Let's see...according to my "WOW Canada" book, "Newfoundlanders call all lakes "ponds," no matter how huge." This was in reference to Western Brook Pond. Of course being from Saskatchewan, the place where you can stand on a stool and watch your dog run away for three days, I wouldn't know that if it weren't for the book. (grin!) Thanks for the drawing.

HomeSchool Mommy said...

AWESOME! I can't wait to see the picture!

Thanks for including me in your drawing!

homeschool_mommy@cox.net

Andrea said...

Awesome! Please count me in! :)

PEA said...

Fabulous giveaway!! Please add my name to your draw:-) Thank you!! I had a penpal for over 20 years who lived in Fortune, Nfld and she had sent me pictures of icebergs passing by in the ocean:-) xo

Karen C. said...

I did have to do a google search! But I learned that Newfoundland is the world's 16th largest island, and Canada's fourth-largest island. Ta-da!!

Thanks for the chance to win!

kcecilio @ ureach dotcom

cre82learn said...

What a great giveaway, count me in. Your country was the one that came to the Titanic's rescue.

Kim said...

My best friend and roommate when I lived in Utah is from Newfoundland. People from there are nicknamed Newfies just like my hubby who is also from Canada is considered a Canuck. ;)

I would love your book to give to my friend when she has her first child in the near future. She just got married and moved to Washington and I know she is homesick.

thecat at thecatandtheking dot com

LvlyRita said...

Beautiful lighthouses!

Krissy said...

What a neat giveaway! I searched around and found you have an Underground Salmon Pool!! How interesting!

jess said...

I know that it is not pronounced like it looks!
pick me please
jesslunger25@hotmail.com

Qtpies7 said...

Newfoundland has the earliest sunrise for North America. Oh, and the moose, lots and lots and lots of moose, more than people, I hear.

We love books! Count me in!

Karly said...

We love books here! Count me in, please!

Shannon said...

St. John's is the capital and largest city.

Please enter me! Thanks!

PastorMac's Ann said...

The oldest North American city is there - St. Johns.

Count me in.

Shana said...

The province of Newfoundland and Labrador is located at the most eastern edge of Canada . :)

Please count me in as well, thanks!!!

Sam-Is-Mad said...

I learnt that you were the 10th to join the Confederation.

Yay! I love books!

samismad@hotmail.com

Beth/Mom2TwoVikings said...

How neat is THIS? Ah, Wikipedia says that Chuck Connors (athlete and actor) is from Newfoundland!

Kendra said...

The Atlantic Puffin is Newfoundland's provincial bird. Please enter my name in your drawing. I would love to win!
kblaidlaw@yahoo.com

Suzy O. said...

a newfoundlander invented the gas mask.... Enter me in for the drawing I love a good kids book.

Tracy said...

The vikings were the first people to settle Newfoundland.

tnayar@cox.net

Dawn said...

I love books and my kids love to read. Count me in. One interesting fact I found is that Newfoundland has North America's oldest city, St. Johns. It looks like a very neat place.

Deanne said...

Not all lakes are called ponds :o)

I live in a community actually where there's a lake called Crescent Lake. (and there's believed to be a monster living there, called Cressie)Do a google search for "Cressie Monster Robert's Arm Newfoundland". There's been a few in the community over the years who have claimed to have seen it!

There are also Gander Lake, Lake Melville, Grand Lake and Quidi Vidi Lake to name a few more.

As for the underground salmon pool, we have a couple of places in Newfoundland where you can walk underground and watch salmon and trout swimming around. They have plexiglass windows set into the walls. There's a Salmonid place in Grand Falls-Windsor and a Fluvarium in St. John's. I've been to both and they are awesome!

Karen said...

I would love this book, please count me in!

The province where this island is located was also called "Newfoundland" until 2001, when its name was changed to "Newfoundland and Labrador" - this is really interesting, thanks for making it fun!

Anastasia said...

I'm in too :)

The population is centered on the island's southeastern Avalon Peninsula, the province's most important commercial and administrative region.

Ahhh I love the name Avalon :)

anastasia_falling@yahoo.com

deputyswife said...

Thank you for hosting a giveaway!

Mercy said...

I had not a clue ANYTHING about Newfoundland, including where it was located. So, now I know.:-)

It's on the eastern edge of Canada.

Thanks for the the chance to win!!

Janne said...

Population 505,469, according to the 2006 census. :)

Count me in, please! And feel free to stop by my blog and enter to win free Scripture!

Blessings
Janne

Anonymous said...

ok your flag is so cool!
the colors are green white and pink! does that count? ;)
Amanda
amanda_and_ed@yahoo.com
http://rainbow-momma.livejournal.com/profile

Kim said...

Count me in! What a wonderful giveaway!

I'm pretty sure that were the 10th to join.

Great blog...I'm bookmarking it so that I can come back later. ;)

If you haven't already checked mine out...Come on over.

Fiddle D. Dee said...

Please enter me! Lots of moose and my favorite whale watching!
Lynnomartin@hotmail.com

Lisa said...

Looks like a great book!

Deanne said...

"ok your flag is so cool!
the colors are green white and pink! does that count? ;)"

Actually those are not the colors of our flag :O)
Our flag is white, blue, red, and gold.