Friday, July 26, 2013

WIN a copy of my book #VANTASTIC

The count down has begun. My book will be in shops and available to buy from next Thursday. That's six days from now!!

I really can't believe it. I cannot imagine what it'll be like to walk into a bookshop and see it there on the shelf. I can't believe that after all this time, after the phone calls and contracts, after all the writing and photographing, after the dead lines and edits and word counts, that the time is almost here. Wow!

So I thought just as a sneak peek we could take you through some of our fave pages and then give you a chance to win a copy for yourself.

Here goes;






My book, Vantastic, is all about caravans and road trips. It is for dreamers and adventurers. It is filled with tips and hints and stories. It has recipes and craft projects and other how to's. It shares bits of my family's road trip story. And it is so much more.

I am super excited to watch it go out into the big wide world.

And I am crazy, super excited for you guys to hold it in your hands and read its pages too. I really, really hope you like it. Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!!!!

So would you like to win a copy?

Just leave a message on this post and we'll draw TWO winners next Thursday the first of August. The very same day it goes into shops.

We're happy to post anywhere in the world AND we're all more than happy to all sign the winning copies. Some of us may have even been practicing our signatures.

OK, comment away, you've got to be in it to win it.

xx

Please note; the comments are no longer showing up on this post. Please leave your giveaway comments on the post above. Thanks heaps. x

446 comments:

  1. hi Kate,
    I would love to win a copy for my sister. She and her family are going on a road trip around Australia next year. she told me she spent two hours reading through your trip stories the other night getting inspired. this would be the perfect book for her!!!
    thanks,
    suz

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  2. It looks amazing! I would love to win a copy!!

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  3. Hi Kate, I would love to win a copy of your book. I wanted to order it for my birthday (which is today) but it wasn't available!!! Sarah

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  4. Your book looks fantastic and it would be amazing to see it in print. I doubt I will ever go on any caravan road trips but as a single mum with two kids I am able to take my little ones camping and recipes and craft would never go astray. I would live to own a copy of your amazing book. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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  5. Congratulations! I would love to win your book, i could do with some adventure inspiration, and i shall demand my local library get a copy too x

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  6. Super excited for you Kate. The book looks great and I would love to win a copy - especially if it is signed!

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  7. it would be very exciting to win :-)

    we have lived in Australia for a number of years and I feel like we haven't really seen anything. I find your stories so inspiring and uplifting x

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  8. How good does it look! How exciting! We have a pipe dream of road tripping sometime in the next two years and I think your book will be a must have :)

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  9. Pick us!!! On the countdown for our road trip from Tassie to Qld with a camping trailer and three daughters in tow. Would love to win your book! Need all the tips we can get!!!

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  10. Congratulations Kate!!! So happy for and look forward to checking it out. How cool that I know a FAMOUS author :-)
    Well done xx
    Ab

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  11. Woohoo!! Hooray! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy!! So excited for you Kate!

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  12. Hola! Aunque yo no se ingles me encantaria entrar en el sorteo, ya que tan solo las fotografias que haces me emocionan, felicidades por que ya esta tu libro en las librerias , un sueño hecho realidad es...¡¡¡¡¡ fantastico!!!!!!!!. Un fuerte abrazo desde España.

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  13. Well done for a great achievement. Looking forward to seeing it in Readings!

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  14. Congratulations Kate! You and your family must be so excited and what a wonderful keepsake too for you all to remember. I hope that your sales and promotions go well for the book too.

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  15. Hi Kate. Having been reading your blog for so long I can't wait to see your book. Congratulations. Kate

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  16. Oh the happiest and biggest YAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow - you wrote your own BOOK!!!
    While I'm not sure we would ever actually do this, I'd love to do a road trip with the kids around Tassie as an introduction! One can always dream hey ?!?! :)
    eeekkk, so excited for you!
    Lauren
    x

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  17. Oh who wouldn't want a copy....sign me up please....I will be looking out for it because I think it will make a super fun gift too....congratulations. xx

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  18. Your book looks very inspiring. I would love to win a copy!

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  19. I so loved and admired every part of that amazing trip - the planning, the preparations, the journey itself and all your wonderful discoveries about not just our country, but yourselves and what you really wanted the rest of your lives to be.
    Congratulations! So SO EXCITING!

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  20. Congratulations! What a fantastic life achievement! Love reading and seeing your adventures.....

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  21. Congratulations! What a lovely book.

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  22. It looks beautiful - what a lot of love and work it represents. I found your blog a few months ago and went back and compulsively read all the posts about your caravan trip. I'd love a copy of your book, I can use it to convince the rest of my family that what we really need to do is go on a BIG trip. Lucy

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  23. Congratulations. How exciting. I'd love the chance to win a copy.

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  24. Congratulations. How exciting. I'd love the chance to win a copy.

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  25. Well done. What a tremendous achievement. Does the prize come wrapped in the book blanket??

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  26. It must be so exciting to have it in hand!

    I'd love to win a copy.

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  27. Eeeep! How exciting for you all.
    How could one not want to win such an ace book.
    We'd put it to use straight away.
    Kitty x

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  28. Congrats Kate, your book looks amazing.....so love that pic of Miss Pepper and the Maremma.....beautiful.
    How wonderful to look back in years to come and be reminded of your caravan adventures......
    I'm sure it will be a success and how amazing to walk into a shop and see it on the shelves......surreal moment.
    Would love to win a copy, along with everyone else.....

    Claire :)

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  29. Kate this is just fabulous!!! I've been so excited since hearing of this book, then meeting you at MasterClass, that I just can't congratulate you enough on this success!!! how generous to have a giveaway as well!!! I'd love to have a copy of your book...xx

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  30. How exciting! Congratulations on it coming together so beautifully. The sneak peak is very intriguing.

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  31. Well done Kate, that was a big job! I love checking out an Aussie blog all the way over here in South Africa. Your book would look great on my coffee table ;-). cheers!

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  32. Although I'm not reading your blog as religiously as I have in the past I have had you on my mind a lot lately - always when I'm in my back garden, usually hanging out clothes!! I wonder how Pepper is going at school, how you're coping with the excitement of the book launch and wondering if a book tour might include a small jaunt to Hobart (Fullers is a great local bookstore - you'd be fabulous, and if you don't bring the van you could bunk in my spare room which is also the craft room)!!

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  33. Just thrilling! Congratulations on it almost being in the shops. I'd love to win a copy!

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  34. Yay! I'm so excited for you! :)

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  35. Oh, oh, oh - would love to win a signed copy! It looks fabulously beautiful with all the pictures of your beautiful family. I'm dreaming of a one-year-trip through Europe in some kind of vehicle, so this would be a great inspiration.

    Thanks for the chance and lots of greetings from Germany,

    Fine

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  36. I know I love it already
    You are VANTASTIC
    xx

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  37. Hi Kate I am counting the day's for it to be in the shops! Something to look forward to on these cold winter nights! Can't wait to read it :)

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  38. OMG what a brilliant effort,good on you,this adventure is something Ive wanted to do for a long time and enjoyed following your road trip!

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  39. Are you kidding me? There isn't anything I'd enjoy more!

    And thanks for including the whole world. : )

    ~Andrea

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  40. When I first found your blog I read every single post about your trip because I was completely drawn in by such an awesome adventure. Needless to say, I'd love a copy of your book! Congratulations on its impending release!

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  41. Hi Kate, I would SO LOVE to win a copy of Vantastic ~ it looks utterly awesome! The photography looks so beautiful in the snippets you've included on your blog. Congratulations on writing such a gorgeous book :) Claire xx

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  42. Oh WOW! How exciting! I was just thinking of your road trip...It was a bit random, I was watching Red Dog and trying to remember if you visited Dampier where it is set...and then I thought gosh I'd like to visit the North of Western Australia...and just go on a road trip around Australia in general...perhaps I should win the book to inspire us ;) Congratulations on a beautiful book!

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  43. Me Me Me Me Me! Pick ME!!!

    (Jumps around waving hand in the air like an over excited school kid!)

    Gorgeous pics, can't wait to see the rest of the book. How exciting and well done Kate!

    Cheers Em

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  44. I can't believe it's almost here!!!!!! Omg, you made it real! x

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  45. Yep. Just yep. I would LOVE a copy..

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  46. Ooh I can't wait to see this book. Fancy being able to write a book. Well done.

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  47. Me please!!! Im already dreaming of doing this with my small family!

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  48. this looks VANTASTIC fantastic...brought me out of being a lurker to a potential winner...have been an admirer your life and attitude for years!! now wait in hope as an ozzie expat living in the sizzle of the Mid East...so all the more how much I enjoy your sharing of places so close to what was home and family...thanks so much for this site and for the opportunity to win...

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  49. Have been reading your blog for a years now, watched it grow, watched your writing grow and now you've published a book. I'm sure you've inspired a lot of ordinary people like me, Kate, so just wanted to say, good on you! x

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  50. The first time I read your blog was when you were on your fantastic trip - to me it was astonishing to see what a big and beautiful (and different!) country Australia is. I have kept reading your blog since then and like it very much. It feels like such a privilege to get to share some parts of your life on the other side of the world. The book looks stunning!

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  51. I hope I win the book :) congrats!

    Greetings from the Tropics of Asia

    -Amor

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  52. Whohooooo can't wait to see the book, and would love to win one, 'coz I followed your trip and thought it was great, and the way you LIVED in you caravan and I think my house in South Africa needs a book like that :-)

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  53. oh Kate, if i don't win it i'll buy it! so excited for you!! looks beautiful xx

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  54. Please.....can I win ?? Please!!!!

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  55. Oh, I can´t wait to read your book! And I would love to win it!!! :)
    Greetings from a very hot Northern Germany (yep, it´s summer)
    Antje

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  56. Looks great! Never thought I'd be considering buying a caravan but there has been talk! Would love to get my hands on your book for some inspiration. xK

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  57. oh I have a van that could never make it as far as you did. We can still dream. .........xx

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  58. Congratulations on achieving your dream!

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  59. I am very glad for you, the book looks fantastic for what I have seen so far. I've always dreamed to have a caravan and go around the world with it.

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  60. Dear Kate, congratulations on the book which I truly hope to win)))
    Greetings from sunny Lisbon and from a family of writers who like to share with their smalls adventures, travels and books)))
    Many more books to follow!
    Anastasia

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  61. Kate, our family would love to win a copy to read together. We have dreams that hopefully aren't too far away of taking off around our beautiful country. But even if I don't win, I'll still be buying a copy (or two, for a friend)

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  62. Congrats on the book!! Loved following your trip and looking forward to your book!

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  63. I would love to win a copy! My husband and I love to go on road trips together. Someday we'll have our kids in tow. I'm looking forward to reading it! Love from Texas :)

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  64. Great News on your book hitting the shelves next week and a chance to win a copy..
    With Bonus Autographs aswell , I would absolutely want those included if i was lucky enough to win, cant have you all practicing for nothing now.. x Best of luck with Your New book adventures.x

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  65. Congrats! I discovered your blog while you were traveling, and enjoyed joining you on your journey. I would love to take just such a trip some day.

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  66. From the little peeks into your book, it looks like so much fun. I would love a copy!

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  67. I would looove a copy- your blog is so beautiful it would be an honor.

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  68. I've been eagerly awaiting the date..would love to win one!

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  69. I would love a copy! Hope you pick me! Love Julie

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  70. How stupidly ridiculously exciting Kate! 6 days!!!
    Xo

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  71. Oh wow Kate. Your blog is my very favorite one to read. I so enjoy your stories and especially all your pics. I would love to win a signed copy of your book.

    Linda

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  72. Congratulations- to you all. Inspiring to see your fav pages-can't wait to get hold of a copy! Jo

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  73. Looking forward to reading your fab book here in Wales !! Love looking at all your lovely k it's and cute dresses !

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  74. So happy for you - congratulations! Yes I would love a copy!

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  75. Oh, how exciting! I love, love, love that you made such a dreamy book. It looks completely lovely. Thank you for your inspirational blog. I just love reading your posts and seeing your pictures.

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  76. Your book seems to be gorgeus! Fingers crossed here in Finland!

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  77. Your book sounds amazing! It must be great to see it come to life. I really enjoy reading your blog but for some strange reason can't get used to the fact that you get cold weather in Australia.

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  78. I'm really glad your book has been published! It must be very fulfilling! I would love to win a copy but if it's not the case I'll buy it anyway! :) All the best from Montreal.

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  80. I am fabulously inspired by you. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you! What a beautiful book! :) Here's to hoping this gal from the U.S. wins :)

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  81. So exciting! I'll be buying a copy or two anyway but it's always nice to be a winner (chicken dinner) x

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  82. Wow,looks like amazing book,lovely photographs.Amazing giveaway,so generous of you,perfect gift.

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  83. I would love to win a copy, as I found your travel diary the most inspiring stories. Since I saw pictures of your lovely colourful caravan interieur I am dreaming of bying one for myself. I think I already would have, if I just had a car...:-(
    But I am sure this will happen soon in the future. And then I will need your book to be even more inspired.

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  84. Well done you, I am super excited for you. Cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of your beautiful book - a signed copy would just be unbelievable - but either way, I am so looking forward to savouring each page, each picture, each word... xx

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  85. I am a big fan of your beautiful blog and I would love to get my hands on a copy of your book. I am very excited for you!

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  86. oh congratulations, kate! it looks fantastic and what a wonderful achievement!
    mel xxxx

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  87. Wow! This is amazing! Congratulations Kate and well done!!!

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  88. Your book looks gorgeous! Our family does a lot of summer camping (though mostly tenting) and it looks like a good read to get in the spirit of things :) I'd love to win a copy.

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  89. Woohoo! Country Victoria for the win! Your book would be very welcome up here on my West Country hilltop.

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  90. Wow! That's absolutely vantastic! You are a pure inspiration!

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  91. Congratulations Kate! What an exciting time!! I hope to be getting my hot little hand on a copy down here in Tas! xxx

    www.twinsplusonemumma.com

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  92. Wow! That's absolutely vantastic! You are a pure inspiration!

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  93. Wow! That's absolutely vantastic! You are a pure inspiration!

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  94. It looks utterly gorgeous, can't wait to read it. Love the rounded corners too, you don't see those everyday!

    xoxo

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  95. Wow Kate! This is awesome and so very exciting for you!

    My 2 dreams are to trip around Australia and to write a book (not about the trip though ;) ) you are a huge inspiration!

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  96. I can't wait to see it in the window of our local bookshop Kate, can't wait ! x

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  97. I love reading your blog and I'm sure I would love your book.

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  98. Congratulations Kate! A wonderful achievement.

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  99. How thrilling it must be to see your name in a book store window! I love the photo shoot of your family. I have always wanted a little caravan or camper to decorate for my daughter and myself. Hopefully someday! I adore your blog! Congrats on the book!

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  100. I know I am going to love this Kate. I have already pre-ordered online...but if I was lucky enough to win I would give my spare copy to a friend and keep the signed copy! Congratulations and enjoy this exciting time.

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  101. Oh the love. This book is just going to make me want to move our trip forward! Weekends in our 1999 Jayco Hawk will have to do for now :)

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  102. Such a great moment for you. Biggest congratulations. Can't wait to read your book.

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  103. Ooh what a delight to see your book out on the shelves! Well done :) I would love a copy fingers crossed!

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  104. Hell yeah!! Hook me up!! (So proud)

    I remember you told me about the book and I told you I was pregnant. Now your baby is finally due!! Xxxxxxxxxx

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  105. Thank you for sharing stories on your blog. I just love reading your posts. Thank you for the giveaway as well. I hope I'll get to read your book soon!

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  106. lovely, i can't wait to see it. thanks for the giveaway!
    (if i don't win - will i be able to buy it in canada?)

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  107. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kate - how wonderful to be this close after the long journey to this point. GOOD LUCK!!!!

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  108. yay for you. so excited for you. well done.
    jo

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  109. Wowsers! You all must be so excited with it! Congratulations!

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  110. The pictures are so beautiful, congratulations on such a huge achievement!

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  111. I'm so excited for you! I'd love to win a copy, but I'm going to order one, regardless!

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  112. It looks beautiful! I'd LOVE to own a copy!!
    X mollie

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  113. Who wouldn't want to win a copy??? The book looks gorgeous, and If it's anything like your blog it will be fabulous.

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  114. WOOO HOOO Big congrats to you honey! I'd love a copy of the book to pop in Audrey and inspire us as we embark on our journeys - my husband, me and the three girls. xx

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  115. Congratulations Kate! It looks very inspirational. I hope it sells like hotcakes :-)

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  116. We are supposed to be on a trip around Australia this term but unfortunately I was diagnosed with breast cancer and have been undergoing treatment. Our plan is to go in third term next year when my treatment is finished and I'm feeling better. I've been reading your blog for ages picking up ideas about taking children caravanning. Would love a copy of your book :)

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  117. Eeeeeep! is so right! This is super duper exciting :) Big congratulations Kate. Yes please, I would LOVE a copy and if the luck gods aren't with me then I will be so happy contributing to your sales figures :)) Kx

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  118. My husband and I are 'living the dream' too! Our kids are all grown and we left home in SA last October and have been working and looking around QLD and NSW since then. First grandchild due any day so we're home at the moment with plans to explore WA after Christmas. Maybe your book would give us more ideas on things to see and do?
    Congratulations!

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  120. As a fellow dreamer and adventurer, I am SO EXCITED for you right now!!!!
    Is a book about Israel next?? I loved all your pics from there too, and we got googling and made the Israeli lemonade - YUM!!

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  121. From one road-tripper to another, my bus & I congratulate you :) I really don't need any more things in my bus but your book looks quite beautiful. happy travels xfee http://reallybigroadtrip.com @feesable

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  122. Woo hoo! It looks absolutely divine! I'd love a copy. How cool for your children to be in a book too about their very own family!

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  123. I didn't know about blogs back when you had your big adventure but as soon as I found out about blogs & started reading yours I made sure I caught up quick smart!
    It was great reading all about your trip & made me nostalgic for all our caravanning trips we made when living on the east coast. Not a long weekend or school holiday goes by without us wishing we hadn't sold our van....
    Needless to say I'd love to win a copy of your book but if I'm not lucky enough to win a copy I'll be going out to buy one. I can't wait to get my hands on it Kate!

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  124. Congratulations Kate! This is such fantastic news and I am so happy for you, and so chuffed to have been observing your many journeys - holidaying, crocheting, knitting, sewing, cooking, farming, mothering... and so much more since you started this blog. BRAVO!

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  125. I am busting to buy a caravan and have little caravaning holidays. Hubby is a little more controlled, so we are going to hire a caravan next school holidays and see how we like it. But really, I want my own caravan with my own little treasures inside. Patience, not my strong point but something I'm learning right now. I'd love to read your book, it looks sensational.

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  126. What an amazing adventure (the road trips AND the book!) Congratulations! I'd love to win this book and inspire some trips like this with my little girl. Great experiences and memories to be made - but in the mean time while I'm saving up, I'd love to live vicariously through your thoughts, reflections and beautiful photographs. It looks amazing.

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  127. Your book will be the closest thing I get to a holiday this year! It looks fantastic, adventurous, warm and heart-felt. Please pick me! Good luck with the launch x

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  128. This looks so very exciting! I have a dream of buying an old van & doing it up.. just to sit in my back yard.. too much moving about will make the curtains all skier-whiff and the vintage canisters roll around. Having said that though, I'm sure I would draw much inspiration from your book so I'd LOVE to win a copy - especially if it has cute signatures!

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  129. This is so wonderful. Congratulations, it looks like you had fantastic fun putting this together :)

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  130. Hi Kate!

    I'd love a chance to win your beautiful book. My partner and I dream of travelling around the country with our kids and dogs to have a better quality of life, experience new things, and have the chance to travel with our kids before they've got their own schedules!

    We're both artistic, crafty types, so finding inspiration that fits with us is tough, and I love you style! Xo

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  131. It looks so great!! I am desperate to take our family on caravan adventures around Aus! We inherited one from my parents an early 80's Jayco that is very nostalgic to me!! Congratulations!! X Karen

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  132. How exciting for you and your family, Kate. You should be proud.

    ...and I knew that I should have gotten your autograph before you became super famous ;)

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  133. Yes Please. I always enjoy having a read with you and your family, so would really enjoy a road trip as well (without the travel). Thanks for the effort and congratulation. Wishing you every success.

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  134. Ive recently decided that the only solution to my lack of space, mountain of fabric and craft supplies and endless creative dreams is a beautiful vintage caravan studio which could also double as a home away from home when we go family adventuring. This is why Id love to win your wonderful book! Jo x

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  135. Would love a copy, brings back fond memories of my road trip when my boys were very young, such a special time in our lives. Wish you every success with this beautiful book.

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  136. This looks like the cutest book on earth!!! Full of wonderful stuff!!!

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  137. Simply Gorgeous...............congratulations <3

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  138. Wow, the book looks amazing. Will have to make sure I get my hands on a copy regardless.

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  139. the book looks wonderful. Well done!

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  140. Congratulations! It looks fantastic. I have just recently discovered cute caravans and this journey that you have been on is a dream! One day.....

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  141. Amazing! Have been following your blog for a while now and LOVE it! Oh gosh I desperately want a caravan! I would like one to do up. Congrats on the book. So looking forward to reading it (even if I don't win a copy).

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  142. Oh you must be sooooooooo excited! I'd love the chance to win your book :-)
    Have a lovely weekend!
    Sarah x

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  143. I love to get my mits on your book.

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  144. Congrats Kate! Love reading your blog and would love your book. Thanks for the chance. Cheers Lyn

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  145. Congratulations Kate, such a wonderful achievement! I'm so excited to read your book, it looks beautiful and will be a great inspiration to us as we plan our own trip in a few years xx

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  146. I would love a copy of your book to give my mum and dad. After a round of chemo, a new knee, a repaired thumb and a nasty jaw infection between them in the past two months, they desperately need some cheering up and inspiration to get themselves out in the van! Congrats on a great looking book. I dream of that moment of walking into a bookshop and seeing my book on the shelf, so I can imagine how awesome it feels!

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  147. WoW! this is amazing. Well Done. I would love to win a copy, kick me into getting my van renovated. xx

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  148. Congratulations! The book looks fantastic, and I'd love a chance to win a copy.

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  149. A big fat congratulations! The book looks wonderful... i love that you call it a book for dreamers and adventurers. We hauled our camper and kids across the country a few months ago and it was, indeed, a grand adventure! And now we're dreaming up the next one...

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  150. Huge congratulations Kate on a wonderful achievement. It looks wonderful. Well done. xo

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  151. Wow Kate. So exciting for you! Congratulations, it looks so beautiful. I especially love the rounded corners! I'd love the chance to win a copy!
    Thank you :-)
    Nichole

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  152. holy cow i'm the 155th comment, I have no chance in hell of winning but I want to congratulate you anyway. I know the feeling of blood sweat and tears.....and then finally breaking through!
    I have been selling paintings for years by word of mouth, struggle street but my passion! And then 3 weeks ago a gallery in Cairns asked if I'd like to exhibit some there, i was and still am, tickled pink. I sent them up last week and my smile is still across my face. So good on you and your babes! I'd love to have a copy for my coffee table. And I'll look out for you in the local bookshop too.
    Hip hip horay for you xoxoxo

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  153. ps: i love the rounded page edges. It's little details that make a big impact x

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  154. Yes! So absolutely vantastic that you've created this! I've been an IG pal of yours for a while now and love your photos so I can only imagine how fun this book is!

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  155. I follow you on IG and I can't wait to read the book!

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  156. Wow! It feels just like I' ve been following along for the ride since Vantastic has begun in the early stages. It was truly inspiring to watch through blogs and pictures while your epic family caravan trip travelled around your beautiful country. This book is meant to be celebrated far & wide. Congratulations!

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    1. Kate you are amazing. You have made your dream come true. Loads of people dream of writing a book, but you actually did it. Hurray for you. Honestly I'm in awe of you. Xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

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  157. loved watching your travels, we once did a similar trip, the book looks amazing

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  158. I would love to win a copy, of course! Good luck with the book.

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  159. We are about to purchase a caravan after catching the van-bug and I want it do it up inside to be as 'vantastic' looking as your one!

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  160. Looks like a great book. Where will it be sold? Love to win a copy !!!

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  161. Yippee! Dreams galore within these pages.

    Thanks for living and sharing!

    Enjoy that ping of proud when you see it in a shop that first time ^_^

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  162. So excited for you... I can't wait to get my paws on this one, and I'll be giving it as a Christmas gift to at least 2 people, I'm sure! And that's before I've even seen it!!

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  163. Congratulations on your lovely book! I would love to win a copy and I dream of traveling around Australia with my young family.... one day. :-)

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  164. Congratulations on making your dreams come true. It looks a beautiful memory of your journey - before, during and after the trip.

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  165. This is totally my dream! I can't wait to flip through this book and sigh!

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  166. Exciting! I'd love to win a copy so I can lose myself in photos of Australia. I'd love to plan a caravan holiday for around my own neck of the woods on lovely Vancouver Island :)

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  167. I would love to win this book! I am in the process of gutting an old 22ft York caravan for my daughter and I to live in and I really want to make it special for her.

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  168. I really love that the whole family is ready to sign the book! Congratulations Kate xxx

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  169. We arecurrently caravanning so some ideas would be fab. Well done on developing your idea from a dream to a reality. Enjoy all that goes with it as you deserve it.

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  170. Yeah!! Congratulations Kate and thank you so much for a chance to win, I'll be crossing my fingers. xx

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  171. What a gorgeous looking book! Not only are your photographs gorgeous, but I also particularly love the rounded corners!

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  172. I've already pre-ordered my own copy, but would love a chance to win one for a special friend who I know would just love love your book!! xx

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  173. Super exciting! Knowing your photos & your world through Instagram I know that this book will be jaw droppingly wonderful! Congratulations- I think you're all kinds of awesome :)

    Caroline (aka popchomsky) xx

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  174. Would love to win a copy, looks fabulous!

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  175. This is the ONLY book involving caravans I will ever want a copy of! Congratulations, it looks great!
    Jx

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  176. Congratulations on your book!!! It looks positively AMAZING and I simply cannot wait to get my hands on a copy!

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  177. Congratulations!! What a beautiful story, beautiful family, and beautiful BOOK! :)

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  178. What an inspiration! We aspire to doing a lap of Oz in a van, but in a year or two (our little one is only just 2!). Your blog along the way was fantastic, can't wait to see it in book form. I also have a long-held ambition to become a writer. You have achieved both already! It's fantastic (Vantastic) to see you living your life to its fullest.

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  179. Congratulations Kate! Look forward to getting my hands on a copy as I have been following your pictures on instagram with lots of interest. Love seeing how you capture your creative and healthy lifestyle through your shots, inspire me with my family.
    Wishing you all the best and lots of success with your new book.
    Nat. X

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  180. I'm so excited for you, and can't wait to see the book!! Congratulations!!

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  181. woohoo...how very very exciting...i'm not planning a caravan trip...yet... but i really love all your photos and crafty things.

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  182. How exciting for you!! Loved your posts from on the road so I'm sure I'd love the book as well. We've started talking about the possibility of planning a road trip from Melbourne to Cape York (very early stages if you can't tell :)) and I am soaking up as much information as I can. Hope you enjoy the excitement of the next few weeks.

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  183. Your book looks so beautiful - I love how your family feels a part of the creation of the your book. Is there a sealed section with a centrefold of Farmer Bren? ;)

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  184. Congratulations Kate, your book looks amazing! I would love to get my hot little hands on a copy! :)

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  185. Oh wow!!! How super exciting both for you and for all of us!! I would love to win this book but if not I will definitely be buying it!!

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  186. How gorgeous! My heart skipped a beat. I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the lovely giveaway!

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  187. What a great book. Well done to you!

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  188. Just what I need to cheer me up....a bright cheery book on vans and crafting...The book looks amazing congrats on its fruition.

    Helenbeee x

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  189. How exciting that your book is ready to hit the shelves, Kate; what an achievement. Not sure it will inspire me to take a caravan holiday - but I will love reading it and I loved sharing your holiday adventures on your blog.

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  190. Your books lovely! I'd love to win a copy. X

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  191. Congratulations on all that hard work. Working in publishing for two years I understand how big the process is to get a book to print. I would LOVE to win a copy - much love and good vibes your way xxxx

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