Friday, 10 February 2012

Gingembre Libre

I spend a lot of time writing about the King's Ginger on here, but it's been a while since I offered any up to you lot. So I'm rectifying this!

As all you Brits know, we're suffering from something of a cold snap at the moment. Not only that, but it's also nearly Valentine's Day!  There's no better thing, surely, that warms not only your cockles, but your loins too! For ginger is, of course, an aphrodisiac. A glass of champagne with a dash of King's Ginger is perfect for serving to your loved one (or the object of your desire) on this coming St Valentine's Eve. You could also treat said paramour to a box of Charbonnel & Walker truffles, flavoured with that most majestic of... flavours.

But for those of us, who, like me, are single this Hallmark holiday, you'll be glad to know that ginger also has another very healthful property! You can actually use it to detox your body - when grated into a bath, the effect is apparently astonishing! Sounds from that article like it gets one rather hot and steamy, which is a good substitute for the other kind of steaminess, I guess. And good if you've overindulged in too much King's Ginger, probably. Not that I ever would, of course.



Of course you could save yourseld the bother of grating ginger, and pour KGL into your bath. OR, you could save wasting KGL and simply drink it in the bath. It worked for me!



So anyway - here's how you can win a bottle of the gingery goodness for yourself.

To enter, you simply need to leave me a comment below. It needn't be insightful or witty, but I encourage that all the same.

If you would like another entry, do please follow @TheKingsGinger on Twitter and/or become a fan on Facebook. We're going to be posting fun stuff over the coming months and no boring stuff is allowed (and I'd appreciate it immensely). If you do either or both of these things, please leave me a comment below to say so.

OBVIOUSLY, you need to be over 18 to enter.

And UNFORTUNATELY you can only reside in the UK as we can't post booze abroad.

But those are the only rules.Winner will be drawn by random number generator or possibly an owl pecking at numbered sunflower seeds.

I'll announce the winner on Sunday 12th February.


NB. To save me headaches, please don't comment unless you're entering the draw. I thank you!

Fleur xx
DiaryofaVintageGirl.com

43 comments:

  1. Ohh Fleur, I'd be your Valentine! I've never, ever received a Valentine's day card, and this is why I've renamed 'that' day "National Singles Awareness Day"

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  2. As Chap Olympiad Gold Medallist I hereby enter this competition.

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  3. Delicious gingery goodness :) I wonder if we could use kgl to ginger up a nag to win the Grand National? x

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  4. Ooh how I'd love to win so kgl to warm the cockles during this cold snap! Consider me entered... Ooh err missus ;-)
    E x

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  5. I'd love to enter! I keep meaning to give this a try but as a poor freelancer, winning some would be EVEN better :o)

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  6. I'm a ginger junkie and love all alcohol which contains ginger, such a lovely late night nip of something! An absolute winter treat!

    Johanna x

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  7. the image of an owl pecking at numbered sunflower seeds made me laugh & spit out my coffee! thanks fleur :) send me a dash of kings ginger to put in my coffee next time?

    (also following on twitter @lizzies_face)

    xx

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  8. Oh for a glass of gingery joy!

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  9. I soo love Ginger! .. I might try that grating it into the bath .. tehe...

    I've also liked it on Facebook

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  10. Well, I'd really rather like to win this giveaway.... to carry on my stalwart work at keeping a strong ginger theme running through life... from dark chocolate coated ginger, to Crabbe's ginger beer, ginger and spice scented candles... the list goes on.... :)

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  11. Not in the UK so not entering, but just wanted to say that your "drinking in the bath" face is really wonderful and made me smile. Happy Friday!

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  12. KGL - Ideal for drinking in the bath and for bathing in the drink. Would love to try out both.

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  13. oh drinkies in the bath, how lovely, yes please xx

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  14. I have never had a ginger bath, but it does sound like a remarkably excellent way to spend a typically isolated valentine's day. I may be solitary, but solitary and relaxed sounds like an improvement.

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  15. Ooo who doesn't like a ginger every now and again . . .

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  16. These pictures of you remind me so much of a Jane Russell photo I saw of her in the bath tub. Beautiful! You look chic even in the tub.

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  17. I would like to win this for my guy who presently resides in your nation. Valentines and his birthday, it would be a nice treat!

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  18. Yes great and such fun. Enter me please

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  19. My loveliest of friends, Maria, is currently living in wonderful London, and I would love to win her a bottle of fun, so we can have a drink together via Skype on Valentines Day - Denmark is so lonely without her.

    Thank you so much for a fantastic blog. It's truly a feast for the eye (and mind) when you post about your vintage lifestyle (or anything really)!

    /Anne

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  20. Oh yum! I'd love some of this!

    Katie xox

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  21. OOh yes count me in for the booze please! ...and perhaps also the bath! (Im already a fan on FB)
    Happy Weekend! X X X

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  22. Count me in - a dash of Kings Ginger is the perfect antidote to the current freeze here in Europe, hasn't gone above -3 for days.
    (I have a UK address)

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  23. Totally hilarious! If I win I want you to send my prize to my mother in law xxx

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  24. Having just spent half an hour on the phone to our water company, who seemed affronted that I had phoned up about our vanished water supply, I could do with a nice bottle of kings ginger to down in the bath, once the water comes back on again!

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  25. As a long term single I would agree with you Fleur, it would be a lovely present.
    Cheers. Tina

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  26. I've been eking out the bottle I bought at the Ideal Home Show - I'd love to win another! Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff.

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  27. I love Kings Ginger and may try some in the bath later!
    Love Joanna

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  28. this liqueur would be amazing with homemade truffle!

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  29. I've only recently started enjoying the taste of ginger, so this would be wonderful to try!

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  30. I was never able to taste it but your posts are always making me mad for it, enter me, please! xx

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  31. The 'ginger' gives me the vapours .... Yes, the thought of Damian Lewis sends me into an unnatural frenzy!

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  32. I would love to win this for my dear English friend who writes lovely books about Queen Victoria, her children and grandchildren.

    Fingers crossed and many thanks for
    the opportunity!

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  33. I'd like to enter if I'm not too late, thank you. :)

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  34. I am a ginger and quite full of goodness so I think TKG and I are related. I'd like a family reunion :D

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  35. I am also a ginger lady so drinking a ginger drink (even better that its alcoholic) ;) is a perfect match!

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  36. Jason Payne, Herts12 February 2012 at 19:34

    Now assuming I'm not too late (and that NOT being in possession of red hair!), I'd like to enter too please! :)

    Jason

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  37. I love Valentines Day, even when I've been single, there's always someone you love!

    Besides, I love any excuse for a theme and Valentines Day is the perfect excuse to wear red and cover yourself in love hearts!

    Oh, and I also really want that Kings Ginger so I can mix it with whisky and warm myself up as I'm freezing!

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  38. Me... For my online nickname has always been kingginger - And I've never had any of The Kings Ginger :-)

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  39. i never win anything, but if i did i would want it to be this! *hic*

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