Once upon a time I got very, very sick while I was away from home. It was a horrible experience and when I was finally back in my own bed, safe and sound, someone delivered me a little package of yummy and cute things to help me to get on the mend.
It was so nice to get some special things, but what was even nicer was that someone had thought enough of me and taken the time to bundle up some love with a handwritten note and send it my way.
Honestly, they could have sent me 4 cow pats and a hand-penned poke in the eye voucher and I would have cried happy tears at being considered.
Luckily, my package was not cow pats and was much more restorative. I will never forget the gesture, or how it made me feel. Do you know who packed and delivered that cute and kind bundle?
Michelle Mackintosh, that is who.
In just a couple of days, Michelle Mackintosh’s brand new book Care Packages will be OFFICIALLY hitting the shops! (Some early bird retailers may already have theirs, even…!)
This book is not just a cute gimmick, but rather a sincere and lovely way of life for its writer (and some of her lovely friends!)
I personally LOVE to make care packages – especially for new mothers and peaky types. – but I am not a patch on Michelle. In ‘Care Packages’ she shows us how to honour this traditional gesture and take it to a whole new level of thank-you-very-much. So thank you very much for that, MM.
Hardie Grant, the publisher of this book (and Michelle’s other beautiful book Snail Mail) has two copies tucked away in their office with two Meet Me At Mike’s readers names on them. Well. Their names are NEARLY on them. First of all, you have to leave me a comment below and we will pick two winners to get their own copy of ‘Care Packages’ (which is pretty much a bookish KIND of care package, truth be told!)
Head to your favourite independent bookstore or online retailer to grab yourself a copy (in case you don’t win… and if you do win then you’ve got one to put in a care package for a pal! Win win!) If your local bookseller don’t have this book, order one because this helps authors like Mich-Mack (my secret gangster name for Michelle) to gain wider distribution and exposes more people to her/their work. I know you will want to help do that! Order up!
To (possibly) win one of the two copies up for grabs, leave a comment below and tell me why you fancy this book. Our favourite two responses will win.
Deadline for entry is Wednesday 4th May 2016 at 10pm.
Winners contacted via email on Friday 6th May.
Books sent out by Hardie Grant the following week!
We can send to Australian addresses only.
Thank you to Hardie Grant and Mich-Mack for this ace opportunity to snaffle a beautiful book full of lovely craft projects, ideas and sentiments! (It features some other nice people including Beci Orpin, Kate from Foxs Lane and Magdalena from Unleash Creative – and that’s just for starters!)