Wednesday, October 21, 2009

24 Hours in Your Neck of the Woods

A big THANK YOU (again!) to Michael Harling, author of Postcards from Across the Pond: Dispatches from an Accidental Expat, for the hilarious post today (24 Hours Horsham) on his blog in tribute to my book. And for the great idea of writing up a 24 hours in the place where you live!

I know a good idea when I see it (er, I think). So, I'd like to invite you to write up 24 hours in the place where you live. Don't worry about filling in every hour (Lord knows we do need to sleep!) but hit the highlights of what you like to do in your locale. Post it on your blog, then send the link to marshawrites@gmail.com -- or you can post it in the comments section below. If you don't have a blog but you still want to take part, you can send it to me an email.

Then, on my book launch day (two weeks from today, November 4), I'll post all the links of everyone's 24 hour day and a run-down of what everyone's written. If you like, you can post the results on your blog, too -- that way we can share the link love.

And... one lucky person will win a '24 Hours London' T-shirt, direct from the UK (alright, Holland, where it was actually produced. But it'll come through the post from the UK!), along with a copy of the book!

I'm looking forward to learning about where you live!

Contest closes at 5 p.m. GMT Wednesday, 4th November.

14 comments:

Karen Sosa said...

Oh, I think this is a great idea! I'm determined to submit 24 hours in St. John's Wood to the effort - it'll give me further motivation to get out and explore my new neighborhood!

Expat mum said...

It was a brill post wasn't it? Am about to put up a great review of your book, but in the meantime will highlight your competition, and of course, Mike's post.

Kath@Parklover said...

Oooo, love this idea! A chance to big up Bury. There's more to do round here than eat black pudding.

Deniz Bevan said...

Sending mine now! Hey, look at that word verification - "pubby"! How fun is that?

Deniz Bevan said...

Hi Karen - I can't wait to see your 24 hours in St John's Wood!

Anna Claire said...

Oh I so want to do this! And am jealous because anywhere in England is going to be way cooler than where I live - Huntsville, AL, home of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Woot woot.

Marsha Moore said...

Karen, I can't wait to read about '24 Hours in St John's Wood'. I admit it's not an area I'm that familiar with! Enlighten me!

Deniz, thanks for your '24 Hours Montreal'. Brought back loads of memories. I got hungry just reading it!

And Kath, I'd love to hear more about Bury. I actually know... nothing. But I'm all for black pudding!

Anna Claire, space and rockets sound pretty cool to me!

Marsha Moore said...

... and a shout-out to Expat Mum for posting about the contest and my book on her blog. Thanks a zillion! :)

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

This is a brilliant idea! I'm in - 24 hours in Tuzla (North Eastern Bosnia). If I go to a cafe every hour I might actually just about drink as much coffee as the Bosnians!

Tattie Weasle said...

This is so awesome as my eldest would say - so how's about 24 hours at Rookyard!

Brit in Bosnia / Fraught Mummy said...

In a fit of efficiency, I've written and posted.

http://britsinbosnia.blogspot.com/2009/10/24-hours-tuzla.html

Marsha Moore said...

Yay! Great entries, Deniz and Fraught Mummy. From Bosnia to Montreal -- wow. I can't wait to read the rest!

Thanks all! This is so much fun! (I'm getting overexcited; must go calm myself.)

Miss America said...

This is such a great idea! I can't wait to read everyone's 24 hours! I did a slight variation...24 hours as small town Midwestern tourists in London! Check it out http://missamericaengland.wordpress.com. Thanks for sharing your great idea with the rest of us!

Tattie Weasle said...

Finally did mine check out: http://tattieweasle.blogspot.com/2009/11/twenty-four-hours-my-place.html