To all who read yesterday’s post and voted for Kate in Penguin’s Wayfarer contest, many thanks. Here’s a sticker for you.
Lacking stickum, it’s not technically a sticker, of course, more like a pin-on-er. And you’ll have to print and cut it out and provide your own pin. I hope you don’t mind.
I’m not quite competent in Windows Paint and am amazed I got the text box to stand still long enough to put words in it.
To anyone who hasn’t yet cast a ballot, there’s still time. Voting runs through June 24.
Kate’s entry needs to be in the top 10 to advance to the next round. At last check-in, Kate’s entry ranked 11th out of 20. That’s close, but not close enough. And it’s not enough to send harmonious vibrations. More clicks of the VOTE icon–that’s what it’ll take.
Look for the only Kate on the page. Her entry is “A Walk Round Caesar’s Camp, Brackell.” Here’s the link: http://www.ajourneyonfoot.com/
Vote for Kate!
Our friend Kate Shrewsday is competing to become a Wayfarer, walking–and writing, of course–across England. You can read her post about the competition here.
Her video has already made it into the top twenty. Our votes will help toward getting it into the top ten.
She’s a great writer, and her blog is filled with posts highlighting places she’s visited: Jane Austen’s house at Chawton; the platform where Charles I was beheaded; Dr. Samuel Johnson’s house and the statue of his cat Hodge, described by Johnson as “a very fine cat, a very fine cat indeed”; and Horsell Commons, the exact location where H. G. Wells’ Martians landed. To name only a few.
She also writes delightful pieces about Macaulay, the cute and often aromatic dog, which are located behind a tab bearing his name. She writes about the cat Clive as well, but Clive is young and, though a very fine cat indeed, doesn’t appear to have gotten his own tab yet.
Anyway, it would be a treat to read posts from Kate’s summer walkabout. But for that she must have votes.
Kate is British, and therefore polite. In her post, she says, “I wonder if you might consider voting for me?”
I’m a Texan, and a former teacher accustomed to giving orders, so I’ll say, “Just do it. Now.” (Please.)
To vote, click the link on her blog, or the one in the first line of this post, and look for her name. She’s the only Kate on the page.