Rainy cup…cakes? Aka: the winner of the #rainycontest likes baking

First of all, *thank you* everyone for joining the #rainycontest and making the effort. I appreciated and had fun with every single entry – I’m so happy you shared what you love for Rainy London. If you want to read some of the submissions, check out Rainy London Translations FB page!

After hours spent to decide, here’s the winner, announced on Saturday 16 Feb via Twitter and Facebook already: Mild Translations!

I LOVED the fact the entry mentioned something quintessentially British and fun, yet including Rainy London – perfect! At this point, Rainy Cupcakes are in order! Well, here is the set of goodies I am looking forward to send over to them – come forward and claim your prize!


P.S.: With many more projects in the pipeline, I hope to be able to keep you updated on everything at a steady pace. In the meantime, enjoy my latest interview for the People Who Rock The Industry series by Marta Stelmaszak.



Forget three, FOUR is the perfect number (aka: Buon compleanno, Rainy London website!)


February has started and with it, so has a period of excitement: we’ve left behind all worries about fulfilling our NY’s resolutions , Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, Carnival celebrations are now in full swing worldwide (in my hometown, too!) and the list is long. February is also the month of my birthday (yay!) and in recent years, for Rainy London it’s been the…. season of contests, too!

You may remember this or this from past year. Fun, uh?

As the website turns 4 years old this week (YES… 4! ), I’d love you to join me for celebrations and be in for chance to win:

– the now legendary Rainy Cup

– the handy Rainy Oyster Wallet

and because I like you ALL so much,

– a brand new badge, too!


(Also see them here or here)

So, let’s play with the number 4, shall we?

Here are the rules:

1) Just name 4 of your FAVOURITE THINGS ever in the entire world, ONE OF THEM being Rainy London of course.

I’ll help you with an example: I love raspberries, focaccia, designer bags… and Rainy London.

2) Post your entry on Rainy London Facebook Page or by using @rainylondon on Twitter.

Your 4 things can be anything, even people. And if you fancy it, document your entry with pictures, links or nice videos.

The most creative set of 4 favourite things shall win!

CONTEST ENDS: 16th FEB 2013. The winner will be revealed at the #LdnTweetUp on the same day – but you do NOT need to be there 🙂

*Buona fortuna!*


You shop,… Rainy drops (aka: a new adventure)

You may remember that a while ago I ran a contest to win a customised iPod (Matt is still using it, as far as I’m aware!). Then we had the sweet espresso cup comp (#RainyCuppaComp) and Erik was the lucky winner (yes, you are still allowed to drink beer in it, my friend!). If you only joined the readership more recently, you may recall the latest of gigs, the Rainy London is my Oyster (card holder) contest.

Well, initially I was thinking it would be a nice ‘thank you‘ gift to special clients or people I would meet at events – while I sent some to those who ‘liked’ it on Facebook or retweeted the post on Twitter the quickest. I was quite happy with that but I felt something was missing there…

Later on, I exchanged a cup with MeowTrad, then a couple of Italian students of mine saw my Oyster wallet and wanted one; I gave some to a few selected colleagues at a recent TweetUp…(lucky ones like Anne, Charlotte, María, Ana, Marta to mention a few!) but honestly, as I keep receiving enquiries about my gadgets, I had a eureka moment and came up with a solution…

Ta-dah! I hereby introduce you all to the new, shiny RAINY LONDON Shop!


It’s hosted on a popular online site, Big Cartel. So if you want, you can now get these cuties for a decent fee – shipping is free in the UK and available for a basic fee to anywhere else. It only features 2 products for now, but stay tuned!

PS.: If you *really* like me, I’d appreciate it if you could take a pic of (yourself with) the Oyster card holder somewhere nice and see it featured on our Facebook page 🙂 Click here for ideas and some examples of the brave ones who’d done it already!

Hope you like this new adventure.


ps.: BIG massive thank you to @artscode / @cocorino for the IT support with setting that up! Fab sei imprescindibile!


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