Birthday Giveaway!

May 31, 2016

and what I want more than anything as a birthday gift is to show my appreciation
and gratitude to all of you who support me and what I do here on Write of the Middle! 

I have decided to give away a signed and framed 8″ x 10″ print of one of the 14 nature photographs I posted in my Nature Is The New Black post recently.  Here is an example of how it will look:

framed print, cottage, photograph

All you need to do is this:

  1. SHARE this post (or my post on Instagram) and TAG me:
    • FB & Instagram: @writeofthemiddle
    • Twitter: @riteofthemiddle
  2. Tell me (in the comments of this post):
    • What is a change or adjustment that you have made in your day-to-day life that makes time for you, prioritizes you, and is a positive step to looking after you – that you believe has been a success and worth sharing with others?
  3. Also tell me (in the comments on this post) which photo (state the number) you would like should you be the lucky winner.


Here is a quick view of all fourteen (14) photographs:

collage, giveaway, nature

And here you can get a full and better view of each photograph.  Click on a photograph to enter the gallery where you can view the images at full size:

Entry for this giveaway will close at 5pm on Tuesday 14 June 2016.

The winner will be announced in a blog post on the morning of Tuesday 21 June 2016.
UPDATE (20/06/16):  Due to unforeseen circumstances the winner will now be announced on the morning of Friday 24 June 2016!

Please check back because I will need to make contact with the winner in order to get a mailing address to send their framed print to!

Good luck and thank you for participating!

Ciao for now,


Linking up with Essentially Jess for #IBOT

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  • Reply Beck@craftypjmum May 31, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Happiest of birthdays to you my beautiful friend. Your such an inspiration to so many of us readers. Making time for myself has been a slow process, but I’ve started drawing/painting again and I’m loveing the time I get to create. As for which photo of yours I would pick….number 1
    Hope you have a fabulous birthday xx

    • Reply Min May 31, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      Such a lovely thing to say – thank you Beck! Thanks for entering the giveaway. So far you’re the only entrant! lol Good luck! πŸ™‚ xo

  • Reply Denyse Whelan Blogs May 31, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Happiest of Birthdays Min. You are one talented photographer and I love the photos you have been sharing from your morning walks. Lovely shots, all of them! Denyse xx

    • Reply Min May 31, 2016 at 8:41 pm

      Thank you Denyse – for the birthday wishes AND for the lovely compliment on my photography. πŸ™‚ xo

  • Reply Toni @ Finding Myself Young May 31, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Happy birthday Min!! I hope you had a lovely day. #teamIBOT

    • Reply Min June 1, 2016 at 11:30 am

      Thank you Toni! Yes it was a lovely quiet day and yummy Indian takeaway for dinner which was a nice treat! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Janet aka Middle Aged Mama May 31, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    HI Min and a very happy birthday! You share a birthday with one of my god daughters πŸ™‚ . I love pic 5 of the rocky creek. And the change I’ve made? Instead of feeling guilty, I’m embracing the nana nap coz it works for me (see my blog post from Monday!). Big birthday hugs to you!

    • Reply Min June 1, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Thank you Janet – your god daughter must be fabulous lol!! The pic of the rocky creek was taken near the base of St Columba Falls in Tasmania. Thanks for entering the giveaway and good luck! πŸ™‚ xo

  • Reply Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid May 31, 2016 at 11:53 pm

    Happy Birthday gorgeous! What a wonderful giveaway. I love all your pics – I hope the year ahead is as happy as you are talented, that is, a lot!

    • Reply Min June 1, 2016 at 11:32 am

      Thanks so much Sammie – you say the loveliest things! πŸ™‚ xo

  • Reply Natalie @ our parallel connection June 1, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Happy birthday gorgeous lady. Sending you a massive birthday hug

    • Reply Min June 1, 2016 at 11:33 am

      Thank you Natalie! I do love a hug so thanks so much for the massive birthday hug! πŸ™‚ xo

  • Reply Amy @ HandbagMafia June 3, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Happy birthday, Min! I love pic 1! My answer is such a simple one. I make myself a good breakfast every day rather than worrying about everyone else and waiting until mid-morning. It helps!

    • Reply Min June 3, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      Thanks for the birthday wishes Amy and thanks for entering! Great pic choice too. Good luck! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life June 3, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Happy birthday! All your photos are stunning!

    • Reply Min June 3, 2016 at 1:31 pm

      Thanks Ingrid! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Deborah June 3, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Oh, I’m torn. I love 7 – the tranquility; but love the colours in 10.

    I think spending time in the bath each night is something I do for me. It’s an important transition from day to night (and something I did when I worked) and I know that when I get out of the bath I haven’t got to go to my desk and the night is my own.

    • Reply Min June 3, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      You can ponder longer with your decision between 7 & 10 Deb. Thanks for entering and good luck! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Kit@lifethroughthehaze June 3, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Min you are so incredibly talented!

    Happiest of birthdays to you for the other day! I love all of your photography, I think out of this collection my favourite is 1 or 6.

    For myself I am still really struggling but I am trying really hard to speak up and be more honest about how I am really feeling. I can’t expect anyone to understand that I need some quiet time to myself or whatever it may be in that moment unless I tell them. I find that really hard to do because my default setting is to smile, nod and push through whatever I am feeling in that moment to make sure everyone else’s needs are met.

    Hugs to you Min you are a beautiful soul!

    • Reply Min June 15, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Cathy – thank you so much for such lovely compliments. As most people do, I suffer with self doubt a lot so positive feedback is always, always very much appreciated! Thank you for entering the givewaway. Good luck! πŸ™‚ xo

  • Reply Alicia June 3, 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Happy birthday beautiful lady. I love number 6, so classic and a beautiful coloured flower.
    I guess the most important thing I have been doing, is being positive and assertive to beat the inner voice which sometimes isn’t that kind. It’s taken nearly half a lifetime to realise that it is wrong and I am worth much more.

    • Reply Min June 15, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      Thanks so much for the birthday wishes Alicia! Thanks for entering the giveaway. Good luck! πŸ™‚ xo

  • Reply Suzanne June 14, 2016 at 10:07 am

    A belated very happy birthday!
    I have learnt to love life, not material things. So everyday I try to do something that is positive and different to help bring a smile or two on someones face.
    All your photos are absolutely beautiful, but my favourite would be number five – so tranquil and mentally refreshing!

    • Reply Min June 15, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      Thanks for the birthday wishes Suzanne! And thanks for entering the giveaway – good luck! πŸ™‚

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