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!

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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.

Grazie!

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

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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!

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(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!*

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The unmissable ‘Oh, I really need a cuppa now’ Competition! (AKA: Rainy London’s website is almost 3) !

Oh well….Rainy London’s website* will be soon 3 years old! – I know! Time flies indeed! As I’ve had loads of good comments for our cute Rainy’s cups – btw: thanks for that, folks! – I’ve decided it’s time to run a new competition for you to win one.

HOW TO JOIN? Easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy:

1) follow @rainylondon on Twitter or like us on Facebook – now!

2) take a walk down your memory lane and look for the funniest thing ever happened to you.  

It can be a translation- or non-translation related fun fact, a weird request from a client, simply an epic foot in the mouth or a hilarious sentence/quote/idea you overheard somewhere – that brought you the conclusion: ‘Oh I really need a cuppa now’.

Just make sure it’s true and even better if you experienced it yourself. And also, you can use any media that reinforce your point! Just send that episode/story/joke/idea in and end it with ‘Oh I really need a cuppa now’ to be in for ONE of these gorgeous cups! (for how to use, see below – the truly Italian way).

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My dear colleague @erik_hansson once posted a funny story on FB that made me LOL and read more or less like this:

Client: Can I have this text translated from Swedish into English?
Erik: But this is Finnish.
Client: Does it make any difference?
I’m sure at this point Erik thought:  <Oh I really need a cuppa now>

Well, I hope it’s all nice and dandy – and clear…

So, get cracking on it and keep entries coming on Twitter (using the #RainyCuppaComp hashtag; on Facebook, just mention Rainy London using “@” on your post) Of course, e-mails are more than welcome too: info[AT]rainylondontranslations[dot]com The coolest, funniest, most entertaining entry will get a sweet Rainy Cup delivered at home 🙂
And remember, the comp ends on Wed 8 Feb.

Well, ready, steady, …COFFEE! And the spread the love!

<<<<<FOR AN ITALIAN VERSION OF THIS POST, CLICK HERE!>>>>>>

* With the precious help of @artscode / @cocorino, Rainy London’s website will hopefully undergo major works for a revamping this year… so stay tuned!

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