Speaking EnglishThere comes a point in time when foul ups and mess ups hit such epic proportions that all you can do is brag.
This weekend, I tried to set up the Bella's Point Blog Challenge with a linky tools sign up form.
Tried and tried. All I got was errors.
That confirmed it. I was
Refusing to give up, I sent an email to Brent Riggs, the creator of Linky Tools. We had several back and forths, trying to figure out why his website was
I was the straw that broke the camel's back. Linky Tools was over capacity and when I tried to sign up, it was crashing.
Mr. Riggs fixed the problem- totally great guy btw- being a
Now, there is a linky list available for sign ups, so if you haven't signed up...do it now...HERE!
Enough of my fails! I'd like to turn things over to a lady who makes this kind of stuff look easy.
Please welcome Kyra Lennon. She is here with her own challenge and some awesome, awesome prizes...I only wish I could win!!!
Hi everyone! Thanks to Elizabeth for letting me stop by today!
When Elizabeth asked me for a guest post about the differences between English and American words – because there are truly a lot of words we use differently – I did originally write that post, with pictures and everything. Elizabeth and many others were amused by Leah’s use of British words in Game On, and through the series, so it was definitely a good suggestion related to the books.
But then I thought, maybe everyone knows these already? My problem was, I couldn’t think of anything that was so unusual, people might not have heard it before. Chips/crisps, nappies/diaper, etc. So I decided to do a different slant on it. Leah also uses a lot of British phrases and there are SO many of those out there, that I thought I’d turn this guest post into a quiz!
Below there are ten British words/phrases. All you have to do is leave a comment right here on Elizabeth’s blog with a guess to one or as many of them as you’d like. You don’t even have to get the answers right (but I will give the answers to Elizabeth in a week or so); just for entering, you get a chance to win a selection of Leah’s (tasteful) tacky souvenirs! (In Game On, Leah explains her love of tacky souvenirs, and when I did this giveaway before it was ridiculously popular!). So – here you go:
“Have a butcher’s”
“I’ll give you a bell”
“Rat-arsed” (if you’ve read Game On, you’ll know this one!)
A week? I have to wait a week? Ahh, come on!!
Isolated and unsure who to turn to, Bree finds herself falling back into a dangerous friendship, and developing feelings for the only person who really listens to her. Torn between her loyalty to her husband and her attraction to a man who has the perfect family she always wanted, she has some tough choices to make.
While Bree tries to figure out what she wants, a tragedy rocks the Westberg Warriors, triggering some dark memories, and pushing her to take a look at what’s really important.
Kyra is a self-confessed book-a-holic, and has been since she first learned to read. When she's not reading, you'll usually find her hanging out in coffee shops with her trusty laptop and/or her friends, or girling it up at the nearest shopping mall.
Kyra grew up on the South Coast of England and refuses to move away from the seaside which provides massive inspiration for her novels. Her debut novel, Game On (New Adult Contemporary Romance), was released in July 2012, and she scored her first Amazon Top 20 listing with her New Adult novella, If I Let You Go.
Speaking of awesome Brits...
Sharon Aldcroft has started a book review blog. She loves to read and support authors she likes. Check out her reviews and say hi to Sharon HERE!