Sep 17, 2008

Shiver Me Timbers, A Giveaway!


I was recently reminded that Friday is International Talk Like A Pirate Day (thanks Megzy)!
According to Wikipedia: "September 19 is the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with "Hello," but with "Ahoy, me hearty!" The holiday, and its observance, springs from a romanticized view of the Golden Age of Piracy."

As a child in the Bahamas, I grew up with pirate stories. I remember locals telling naughty children that if they didn't behave they would sell them for pirates booty. You can read about the history of Bahamian pirates here. Disney filmed scenes for Pirates two and three in the Bahamas.

Just for fun, I've decided to give away a set of my
(shipping included, open to US residents only)
Just a leave a comment here, between now and Saturday Sept. 20th at midnight and I will announce the winner on Sunday Sept 21. Just remember to leave your email or blog link so I can contact you.


So hoist your jolly roger, pour yourself a grog and enjoy a swashbucklin' day! Yo Ho Ho!

20 comments:

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Hey, that's cool! My husband and I went to Freeport before our son was born, and at the Lucayan National Park there was still a ship used in filming one of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. We couldn't get really close to it, but it was fun to see anyway.

quitecontrary1977 said...

Love the story board! My daughter and nephew would adore it! I wanted to live on the sea, among pirates like Pippi Longstockings when I was a kid. Doubt I had an accurate view of the pirate lifestyle..

Nodin's Nest said...

Guess what, just to see who is reading I'm going to include a "Story Box" with the images! It's great for travel or quiet play. You can see what it looks like by checking out my Etsy shop, http://nodinsnest.com

Jenny said...

Great giveaway! And thanks for the heads up on Talk Like a Pirate day...I miss this every year! lol!!

freundlyfolk said...

oh wow, awesome! i work as a children's library assistant, and we do a bunch of stuff with the felt board...the kids would get a kick out of this!

also, lucky you to get to grow up in the bahamas...i've always wanted to go there... :D

Vixen said...

I love Talk Like A Pirate Day! Sometimes we have a pirate party and since it is on Friday this year, I am thinking we must party again.

I think my little Ladybug would love the pirate felt board images (and the story box I saw on your etsy page)!

M said...

Great pirate pieces... YARRRR! :-) And with the addition of the story box, this is awesome! My daughter is home sick today and gives it a thumbs up, and thinks her younger brother will agree. Even my husband, my fellow pirate afficiando, thinks it's "cool!" *chuckle*

Lisa~Crazy Adventures in Parenting said...

How awesome!! If you only knew how much my family LOVES pirates, this would be the awesomest thing ever! My husband does this HUGE get up every year for Halloween, adding to his pirate costume, how cool to have this with it!

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day (early) :)

Linda said...

Aye! I'd love a set of the pirate felt pieces! I plan on hosting Talk Like a Pirate Day in my classroom tomorrow!

lindargeorge [a] gmail

Anonymous said...

cool giveaway! me lad will be a pirate fer halloween.

April - EnchantedDandelions said...

Wow, this is one of the most awesome giveaways! My two little ones would love a Story Box, and as cool as the pirate set is (I can just picture my youngest saying "arrr" now), I would definitely have to buy a few more sets- I just LOVE your stuff!

21stCenturyMom said...

Pick me! Pick Me!

Furkidsmom said...

Arrr, we're meowin' like pirates today too Ye'll ne'er get our buried booty!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

ki said...

Arrgh! We be addin' our names to this here contest!

Maggie said...

Wow that set is amazing, matey! Arrrr!

Jennifer said...

Fun! I am so terrible at talking like a pirate, but I love your post :-) Arrrg...thre ya go, LOL!

Channah said...

Arrgh, I love talk like a pirate day because it's me birthday, matey!

littlebrownpen said...

Ahhhh! Now it makes sense. So many people were alluding to pirate things all day yesterday, and I was completely out of the loop about it. How fun!

CanCan said...

Arghh! I finer prize I have never seen!

A message in a bottle I be requirein' if'n i be so lucky t' win this prize, shiver me timbers!

onlycancan at hotmail dot com

Jaguar Julie said...

Well, shiver me timbers it's another pirate enthusiast! I gotta tell ya that we found the coolest place for pirates to visit on our catamaran vacation in the British Virgin Islands. That's where I learned that the pirate's favorite letter in the alphabet is "ARRRRR!" Just dropped by your lens and your Etsy store -- quite a nice selection. I'm a felt nut ya know.

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