Thursday, May 11, 2006

Antipodean Blogging By Post

The Europeans are doing it, the Canadians are doing it. Why don’t we do it? (Actually, Augustus Gloop has told me it's been done before, but let's give it another go.)

The idea is this:

Australians food bloggers and their Kiwi counterparts get together by post and swap some great items unique to them. I match up Austn/NZ bloggers and we send each other some particular foodie thing we love. It doesn't have to be a food, it could be a cookbook from your area, a locally made kitchen gadget ~ or yes ~ something to scoff. But the beauty is it's local and not widely available to the other country/state/area.

If you'd like to play, post a comment to this blog entry and let me know:

  • Which country you’re in
  • The permalink URL of your Antipodean Blogging By Post entry
  • Your name
  • Your blog’s name
  • Your blog’s front page URL
  • Your postal address
  • Any allergies or dislikes that you have
  • Your email address

    ** Your names and postal addresses will not be published.

    Remember about fresh produce (Don’t do it! Customs and Quarantine might hold it up and never let us have it) Glass (might break) Weight (could be expensive postage).

    If we end up with a greater amount of people willing to participate in either country, I’ll try and put together those who are the most geographically remote from each other.
    I, for one, love getting stuff in the post, which is why I love Amazon, Ebay, Trademe… It’ll be a bit like Xmas, so date for registering is June 2 so recipients should get their ‘gift’ by June 25. Kind of Xmas in the middle of the year.

    We only need two people to participate, but the more the merrier.

    RULES (if you want to call them that):

    Please try and post on a Monday so that the package is delivered that week rather than sitting at the post office over the weekend. (Airmail or Express Post, please)

    Please share with us all what you got, what you did with it, and a photo.

    Once you have received the package, please leave a comment in for the person who sent it to you.

    Please send me the link to your blog entry when/if you post something about your package.

    I'm looking forward to it, and hope you are too.

    suburbanhippy said...
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    Barbara said...
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    kestypes said...

    Great that you too are in. I'll contact you on June 2. No limit on money, Barbara.Completely up to you :)