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Australia Day in the Park: In Sydney, Australia

28 Jan
The friendly goat

The friendly goat

Goat with attitude

Goat with attitude

Furry and Feathered Friends

Furry and Feathered Friends

Goats

Goats

Our local Council organized a wonderful, family day out in celebration of Australia Day on January 26.

Sheep in waiting (Shearing)

Sheep in waiting (Shearing)

Carnival-style stalls and demonstrations of country activities such as shearing the sheep and milking the cows provided some of the day’s highlights.

But for me, nothing could equal the delight of watching the farmyard animals.

One remarkably friendly and engaging baby goat kept coming up to me, seeking attention. I confess I would be tempted to have one as a pet if circumstances permitted.

As it is, Chicki need have no fear of competition.

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And The Winner Is….

3 Feb

Thanks to all the entrants in the Australia Day Blog Hop!

Thanks, too, are given to Shelleyrae at Book’d out, and Confessions From Romaholics,  for their organisation of the Blog Hop!

This has turned out to be a wonderful idea, bringing together readers and writers, and helping to discover exciting blogs!! I know I’ve uncovered a few!!

Anyway, here’s the lucky winner of a paperback copy of my second title, ‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’.

Drum roll……

Daystarz Books!

Congratulations!

Australia Day Blog Hop!

25 Jan

Hi! Welcome to my contribution for the

Australia Day Blog Hop!

Thanks to hosts  http://bookdout.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/sign-up-australia-day-book-giveaway-hop/ and http://confessionsfromromaholics.com/ !

Another link to Book’dout: http://bookdout.wordpress.com/

This Australia Day, let’s celebrate Australian literature: Australian writing. Let’s enhance our connection between our writers and readers: and show the world what we’ve done!

As my share of the Blog Hop, I am offering the chance to win one paperback copy of my second book:  proudly Australian in title, too.

Here it is: ‘A Taste  of Life and Love in Australia’.

A Taste of Life and Love in Australia

‘A Taste of Life and Love in Australia’ is a collection of Short Stories and Vignettes set in modern times.  Mostly tales of romance, it has been rated by several reviewers. Here’s the link to that of Shelleyrae at Book’d out.  http://bookdout.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/review-a-taste-of-life-and-love-in-australia-by-margaret-lynette-sharp/#comments

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I’m a self-published Australian author of six titles available through Amazon.  Currently,  four titles are available as Kindle editions.  My seventh book is nearing completion. All are edited by my husband, the creator of the Grand Organ in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House, Ronald Sharp.

Entries for the giveaway close at midnight, January 28, 2013 AEST.

Sorry: the giveaway is restricted to residents of Australia. To enter, please leave a comment, and indicate that you are eligible.

Of course, overseas readers are more than welcome to comment, too.

The winner will be announced on 4nd February.

Be sure to check out the links to other, fabulous blogs!

Enjoy the Blog Hop, and Good Luck!