To celebrate Diwali, I am doing a small giveaway where two lucky winners will receive an ebook copy of Last Request from Amazon, a traditional Indian soap stone incense holder, 1 x Rose incense, 1 x Sandalwood incense, 2 x Divas (candles), some Indian sweets in a hand carved wooden bowl. (NB- sweets will contain nuts and milk)
Last Request is all about last wishes. So, to enter the giveaway all you have to do is post in the comments below something that is on your bucket list. I can’t grant you that wish, but perhaps you’ll win the giveaway.
Lucky Diwali Giveaway Winners Are …
No 5: Dave Sivers
No15: Linda Knock
I’ll email you with a code for your Last Request ebook copies and your gifts will be in the post early next week . Well done!
Two winners will be chosen by random number generator at noon on 26th October (the day before Diwali) GOOD LUCK!
Here’s why I’ve chosen to do a DIWALI giveaway …
Nikki Parekh’s mum, Lalita, is a Gujarati speaking Indian and a Hindu. When she was groomed away from her family at the age of fifteen, it was her faith that kept the troubled girl going. She carried a very small Ganesh in her pocket in the hope that he would help her escape the life she had ended up in and bring her back to her family. Ganesh is the Hindu elephant God who removes obstacles.
Diwali is the Hindu festival of light and for Hindus, it is all about the story of Rama and Sita which is told beautifully using shadow puppets by a Yr 3 class
When Nikki was a little girl, Nikki’s mum used to allow her and her sister to chalk Rangoli patterns on the step of their terraced house in Bradford. Of course, this was only done when her father wasn’t around and after the girls had done their patterns, their mum had to scrub them away before, dad got back. She also lit candles the night before Diwali and told her daughters it was to welcom Rama and Sita back. The girls enjoyed hearing the Diwali story.
With my partner being Indian, we brought up our own children to celebrate many different festivals and special days : Eid, Chinese New Year, Diwali, Christmas, Holi, Raksha Bandhan, Burn’s Night, Hogmanay – any excuse for a party in the Mistry house!
Don’t forget to tell me what’s on your bucket list by leaving a comment below. Good Luck!