Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Land of Sometimes Launch Party - win a copy of the CD



Hopefully, you read my review of the Land of Sometimes CD?  If not, please do, it's hand on heart one of the loveliest children's music concepts I've ever come across.

I was bouncing up and down with excitement when I got an invite to the official launch party held last week at the famous Groucho Club.

You see, it's not only Ruby who has become entranced with this magical land, but I've kind of got sucked into it now too.  So I was really keen to go along and meet in person the creators, musicians, singers and everyone involved.

As I should have expected from the unique style of the project, this weren't no ordinary launch party!  We feasted on food from the Land of Sometimes - cream cheese, fruit slices and jelly.


Four seasons pass within one day in the Land of Sometimes, and each season was represented beautifully (and edibly!)


And, well, if wouldn't be a party without a drink or two would it?


Once my wheels were oiled, I chatted and mingled - as you do.  Everyone was SO lovely.  It didn't feel like an official PR launch at all, more like a big happy, fun party full of friends and family.

That's exactly what this crew are, one big happy family.  Francessca Longrigg who came up with the concept,  wrote it, sang on it and even played on it, is an amazing lady.  A totally wonderful, enthusiastic and charismatic lady, you get the feeling that people are spellbound by her and will do anything for her.  I guess that's how she managed to get this eclectic bunch together in the first place!

Chicky Reeves (producer) & Francesca Longrigg


I spent a lovely time chatting with the illustrator who has bought the characters to life through his artwork on the album cover and booklet, and on the website.  Howard McWilliam is an acclaimed illustrator and a genuinely lovely guy.  He and his wife are due their first baby soon - I do hope some of the tales we told him haven't put him off. Mind you, it's too late now!

Howard McWilliam

As well as being a respected newspaper and magazine illustrator, he's produced work for countless children's books and has even designed the new Matey bubble bath characters! Who knew!

All the actors and singers involved were so friendly and passionate about their involvement.  I made a point of seeking out the voice behind the Chameleon Catcher - the only character that Ruby is a little unsure of.  She's a teensy bit scared of him, so I wanted to be able to tell her I'd met him and how nice he was.  Well, Austin Howard was indeed a joy, even though I do look scared in this picture with him (the expression is more to do with having a huge long lens camera pointed at me!)


He's a fascinating guy and has a colourful background in the music industry.  One of the Stock Aitken & Waterman gang, he had a hit single and is still touring and singing now with his new band Ruff as Stone.  I really enjoyed meeting Austin, and hope to catch one of his gigs sometime.


Oh look! It's Jools Holland!  I was too busy chatting and missed the chance to say hi to him.  Such a shame because he's such a hero, not to mention the man I've spent more New Year's Eves with than any other!

I had an amazing evening, and want to thank everyone so much for their warm welcome and for having me along.

The CD is out now and is available to buy here.

I'd also like to offer you the opportunity to win your own copy of this stunning CD.

Please leave a comment below saying you'd wish to enter and don't forget to include a way for me to contact you.

For an additional entry, like the Land of Sometimes facebook page, and leave a comment with your Facebook name here.

For a further entry, follow the Land of Sometimes on Twitter and leave an extra comment here with your twitter name.

For one final entry, please tweet the following and leave a comment to say you have done so "I want to enter the magical world of @landofsometimes with @missielizzieb here http://bit.ly/zwz0GQ "

The competition is open to UK entries only.  Closes at 5pm on Saturday 18th February 2012.


Photo credit: photos by Anstro

125 comments:

  1. i would like to enter please


    ianmaciver@onetel.com

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  2. Thanks for the chance.

    @baggiesbabe69

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  3. Like their FB page

    Ness Gorton

    @baggiesbabe69

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  4. Following them on twitter @baggiesbabe69

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  5. I would like to enter. Thanks. @clairew137

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  6. like the Land of Sometimes facebook page - done as clairewoods32@yahoo.co.uk

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  7. follow the Land of Sometimes on Twitter - done @clairew137

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  8. Thanks for the comp, please enter me. @7hippopotamus

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  9. I've liked the Land of Sometimes facebook page Jane Townson

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  10. I'm following them on twitter @7hippopotamus

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  11. I've tweeted the comp. @7hippopotamus

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  12. Oh I'd love to win the CD, I love your review

    @caro_mad x

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  13. I like the Land of Sometimes facebook page as Carolin Mader x

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  14. I follow the Land of Sometimes on Twitter as @caro_mad x

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  15. I'd love to enter, thank you!

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  16. I liked the Land of Sometimes facebook page. (Carolina J.)

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  17. I follow the Land of Sometimes on Twitter (@pandcands).

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  18. Tweeted! @pandcands

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  19. Liked and shared on FB
    Carol Coldicott-Stirmey

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  20. Followed on twiiter @carol_cstirmey

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  21. Tweeted require tweet @carol_cstirmey

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  22. Sounds like you had a great time.
    Would love to win the CD.
    @maisietoo

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  23. Liked the Land of Sometimes facebook page as Maya Russell.
    @maisietoo

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  24. Following the Land of Sometimes on Twitter.
    @maisietoo

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  25. but was there Cream and Spice? And if so, what did it taste like??

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    1. I got a bit distracted by the bar ;0)

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  26. Id love to enter this comp please. :)

    Stephaniegeary100@yahoo.co.uk

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  27. I'm in too :)
    Michelle from http://www.mollymoo.ie
    email info@mollymoo.ie
    FB: http://www.facebook.com/mollymoo.ie

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  28. I would like to enter please
    Twitter @RuthMarianna

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  29. I like the Land of Sometimes facebook page
    twitter @RuthMarianna

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  30. I am following the Land of Sometimes on Twitter
    @RuthMarianna

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  31. I would like to enter

    Tweet me @aesop57

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  32. I have liked the Land of Sometimes facebook (Alice Hindley)

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  33. i would like to be entered into this comp please
    following blog with GFC
    Liked and shared with all
    xx

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  34. I would like to enter please @torialou78

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  35. liked the FB page Torz Langley xx

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  36. followed land of sometimes on twitter @torialou78

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  37. tweeted message @torialou78 xx

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  38. I would love to win this, please count me in

    Twitter - @bloomingfox
    Facebook - Kirsty Fox
    Email - robertfox24 [AT] aol [DOT]com

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  39. I already like The Land of Sometimes Facebook page - Kirsty Fox

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  40. I am already following @LandOfSometimes on Twitter - @bloomingfox

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  41. I have tweeted - @bloomingfox

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  42. I'd like to enter :)

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  43. I would love to be entered into this comp please nataliemay27@hotmail.com

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  44. I have liked the Land of Sometimes facebook page
    natalie m goatley
    nataliemay27@hotmail.com

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  45. I am following the Land of Sometimes on Twitter @nataliemay29

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  46. Please enter me @robinbrooksbank

    also tweeted

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  47. Please enter me - @WeeWillieWilkie

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  48. I've liked the Land of Something on FB - @WeeWillieWilkie - Lisa Wilkinson

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  49. Following on Twitter - @WeeWillieWilkie

    Just realised I've put Land of Something on my last post!!! So tired!

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  50. I've tweeted - @WeeWillieWilkie

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  51. WOULD LOVE TO WIN THIS FOR MY 2 :)
    @EMMAV6

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  52. Hi - I would love to enter and can be contacted on twitter @jaseos81

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  53. Liked on Facebook - Jaseos Harpos

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  54. Following on twitter @jaseos81

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  55. Tweeted - url https://twitter.com/#!/jaseos81/status/169886152101330944

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  56. i've read the review, and this sounds a lovely cd
    @hoops120

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  57. I've liked "The land of sometimes" on facebook
    kathleen hooper @hoops120

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  58. following the Land of Sometimes on Twitter
    @hoops120

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  59. Please include me! @mrsvickyames

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  60. Follow Land of Sometimes on twitter @mrsvickyames

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  61. Lovely, lovely. Fingers crossed here.

    @phyllgerry

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  62. Already like facebook page with Phyllis Ellett

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  63. Already follow on twitter with @phyllgerry

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  64. I would like to enter:

    email address: nickomcminn(at)yahoo.co.uk

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  65. Following on Facebook

    Facebook name: Nick Hopkins

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  66. Following on Twitter

    @NickHopkins1234

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  67. Tweeted on Twitter

    @NickHopkins1234

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  68. This sounds absolutely adorable from your review!

    I'd love to enter please :-)

    @Laura_Cookies

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  69. Have liked on facebook - Laura Carrol

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  70. Have followed on twitter @Laura_Cookies

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  71. Have tweeted @Laura_Cookies x

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  72. Hi,please include me in the draw. @Dwerrycat

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  73. Please add me to the draw @SoozyBee

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  74. Liked on Facebook Soozy Bowe

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  75. Followed on twitter @SoozyBee

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  76. i'd like to enter the competition please. xx

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  77. Please enter me in the prize draw
    Thanks
    @chocolateonemse

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  78. Liked the Land of Sometimes facebook page

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  79. I am following the Land of Sometimes on Twitter
    @chocolateonemse

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  80. I'd like to enter please. You can contact me via Facebook (Katie Lou Myers) or Twitter (@KatieMyers1st). Thank you x

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  81. I've liked your Facebook page - Katie Lou Myers

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  82. I've followed you on twitter @KatieMyers1st

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  83. And finally, i've tweeted! Thanks x

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  84. id love to enter this competition please

    janineatkin82@msn.com

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  85. i have liked land of sometimes on facebook
    janine atkin

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  86. im following land of sometimes on twitter
    @zeniebeenie

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  87. I'd love to enter please!
    @Isis1981uk

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  88. Like the Land of Sometime FB page (Laura Pritchard)

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  89. Following on Twitter @Isis1981uk

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  90. Tweeted the message @Isis1981uk

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  91. Please enter me into the competition :) Twitter @samanthawesley

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  92. I've followed on Twitter @samanthawesley

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  93. I've Tweeted - @samanthawesley

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  94. I've liked your facebook page - SJ Wesley

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  95. My kids would love this thanks for the giveaway!

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  96. Liked on facebook as Helen Rosbotham also

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  97. Sounds absolutely wonderful....enter me please!!! :)

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  98. Thanks for sharing, would love to enter please.

    kevinseandooley@gmail.com

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  99. Followed on Twitter

    @kevinseasndooley

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  100. Tweeted your comments!

    found here - https://twitter.com/#!/kevinseandooley/status/170672281234845696

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  101. I would like to enter. hannahlw85@hotmail.com

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  102. I would like to enter please angegreen69@hotmail.com

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  103. Liked on Facebook - Angela Green

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  104. Following on twitter dottydotty69

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  105. Looks and sounds fantastic my little boy would love a copy. Please enter me for a copy (d0nnagreen@blueyonder.co.uk)

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  106. please enter me into your giveaway, my grandson would like this

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  107. I've followed you on twitter: @Jenni000

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