"The truth is that even big collections of ordinary books distort space, as can readily be proved by anyone who has been around a really old-fashioned secondhand bookshop, one that looks as though they were designed by M. Escher on a bad day and has more
stairways than storeys and those rows of shelves which end in little doors that are surely too small for a full-sized human to enter. The relevant equation is: Knowledge = power = energy = matter = mass; a good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows
how to read. "
Just back from the Convention's Ballycumber village pilgrimage. Of course we also invaded the convenience store cum post office (and then the pub) - and I bought Vegetable Stock Cubes for a lucky BCer. So who would like Ballycumber soup? To enter post here, I'll draw a name some time soon... It's international. (I might throw in a Dublin fridge magnet & a postcard or so as well...) http://www.flickr.com/---/pool-1930996@N20
Just back from the Convention's Ballycumber village pilgrimage. Of course we also invaded the convenience store cum post office (and then the pub) - and I bought Vegetable Stock Cubes for a lucky BCer. So who would like Ballycumber soup? To enter post here, I'll draw a name some time soon... It's international. (I might throw in a Dublin fridge magnet & a postcard or so as well...) http://www.flickr.com/---/pool-1930996@N20/
Bad news: I stole some of the cubes. You'll only get four and not eight. Such is life. But I had to get up at 4:30 in the morning to catch my plane... Good news: I'll throw in some other stuff... What about Guinness chocolate? (Yes, beer chocolate.) And a Bookcrossing pencil bought at the Dublin Convention? And a Ballycumber charm? And a Kilkenny Castle fridge magnet? A few tea bags (and coffee) from Ireland? And a Guinness beer mat - from that pub in Ballycumber! And three recipe cards from the Guinness brewery (for Guinness chocolate mousse etc.). A bit of barley I stole at the Guiness brewery (they have enough: http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10091087/ ). And an original Dublin Convention goodie bag! But mind: just the bag, not the contents we got, I'll put the other stuff in. (BTW we had a lot of fun at the Guinness brewery... http://www.flickr.com/---/pool-1930996@N20 - the whole Convention was simply fantastic!) And now you want to know if it is you who'll get this package? Yes, hyphen8, it is you. http://img85.imageshack.us/---/dsc09304c.jpg
And thanks to ApoloniaX for the rabck :) But did you mention Guinness chocolate mousse?! Now that recipe I have to google and add to my list of Guinness treats! Guinness mayo with fries is one of the best odd things I know, so I bet the mousse is just as delectable...
There are just too many participants who didn't win.... gotta draw another name... BTW the vegetable stock is lovely. One might think it's just ordinary vegetable stock, but no... there is a special something to the taste, it's got that magic touch to it - it's from Ballycumber after all. I decided I could part with one more cube. And to fill the package up a bit I'll throw in some more stuff: a chocolate bar from Ballycumber convenience store, a Kilkenny Court House fridge magnet (nice release spot) (http://www.bookcrossing.com/---/10411769/ ), a tea bag from Ireland, and some scary Leprechaun mints (not from Ballycumber, only from Dublin). http://img38.imageshack.us/---/dsc09305g.jpg Oh, and I have another Bookcrossing pencil and a little Ballycumber charm. And it all goes to..... *** herchelle ***
Talk about bringing the sunshine out on a gloomy rainy Monday afternoon. JACKPOT in a brown envelope!! I just kept finding more and more goodies in that Magic bag with so many beautiful stamps on it. WOW! ...a postcard from Dublin, lots of Guiness goodies, a Ballycumber charm and a notebook for my purse with the coolest design. The chocolate was awesome!! My favorite is the York peppermint patty, so this was even better. Thank you so much, my dear friend. One day, karma will come aknockin' at your door.