50% funded on THE END OF MAGIC

Mark Stay Writes

Happy days! I just hit 50% FUNDED on THE END OF MAGIC! In the words of the poet, ‘Woah, we’re halfway there, woa-oh, we’re livin’ on a prayer!’

Huge thanks and big love to everyone who’s pledged so far. It’s incredible to me to think that we’ve come so far in just a few weeks.
As a treat (punishment?) here’s a quick extract of me reading from THE END OF MAGIC

I apologise in advance for the Scots accent. a) The character was written that way, and b) I’m an old ham and can’t help myself.

To pledge and support THE END OF MAGIC, click here: https://unbound.com/books/end-of-magic/

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The End of Magic, Week 4 – almost, nearly, partly halfway there… a bit…

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The End of Magic now has over 100 backers, which is amazing and I would hug you all but I suspect there are laws against that sort of thing and my arms aren’t nearly…

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The End of Magic, Week 3 – and the meaning of life, the universe and everything…

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This morning I was delighted to discover that we’ve hit 42% funded, with 93 wonderful, beautiful backers!

42, of course, is the answer to the question of Life, the Universe and Everything as featured in the Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy (definitely my Desert Island Discs book), and so I’m doubly happy. I’m still hitting my 1% per day target, and it would be great to hit 50% this time next week.

I’m still finding that personalised emails and messages are the best way to get responses and pledges, but my address book will inevitable run out at some point, so I’ve started experimenting with some social media ideas to get the word out there…

If you’re on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, do please share them far and wide and a…

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This weekend only….

Like me, are you fed up with the snow, and can’t wait for the weather to warm up a bit? Well to brighten up your day, Victoriana Nursery have 20% off sale this weekend only:

To take the tedium out of a weekend of not being able to get out into the garden, why not spend the time planning for the season ahead?

20% Off Everything
For This Weekend Only!

And to make your gardening pound go that little bit further simply use the Offer Code SNOW on our Redemption Page to get 20% of everything we sell – but be quick it will only work until midnight Sunday (4 March)!

So whether you’ve not got round to starting anything this year, or you’ve been unlucky enough to lose stuff in this cold snap, this weekend really is the perfect weekend for a spot of ‘armchair gardening’.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @Victoriana_NG or Facebook or Instagram for daily updates on what we’re sowing and growing (and the occasional bit of cooking and other ‘stuff’). And feel free to share this discount code with your fellow gardening friends and allotmenteers!

Kindest Regards

All At Victoriana

Offer ends midnight 4 March 2018 and does not extend to the carriage element of any order. Offer code can be used on our website, in person or when placing telephone orders. Offer code cannot be used in conjunction with any other deals or offer codes.


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The End of Magic – week 2

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Another week passes and I’m currently at 35% funded with 73 wonderful backers. A big welcome to everyone who’s joined the adventure in the last week. Your pledges mean the world to me.

I’m also amazed to see that the ‘Be in the book’ pledges have sold out! Thank you Craig, Phill and Andy… I look forward to giving you all glorious deaths on paper very soon.

I’m currently hitting my target of 1% per day, and if we keep this up then we should be fully funded on 4th May, so if you’ve already pledged please continue to spread the word and let any fantasy fiction fans you know that the book is coming. Word of mouth is the best way to help make this happen. Here’s the link: https://unbound.com/books/end-of-magic/

We discuss The End of Magic and how Unbound work in this week’s episode of The Bestseller Experiment podcast…

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Starting off your spring planting garlic.

If you want to do some gardening, but like me, the snow is putting a stop to that, then why not start your spring planting garlic off early. I start mine off in half toilet rolls and I have been doing it this way for years. It works perfectly.

When the snow has cleared and the weather has warmed up a bit (hopefully it won’t be long), then you can transplant them outside.

And before you say anything, when I filmed this we didn’t have snow, the sun was shining and it felt like Spring was just around the corner, but as I’m writing this blog, the whole garden is covered in white and it’s -4, but feels like -12 with the wind chill. Brrrrr!

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How are our new little ladies doing?

Many of you have been asking how our new little chickens have been getting on, so I though I would do a short little film to let you know.

They were poor naked little loves when we rescued them from BHWT a little over 4 weeks ago, and one was very poorly. With lots of love, hugs (when they allow me to pick them up) and more TLC than I can tell you about, they are doing very well indeed.

Well, why don’t you see for yourself. You won’t recognise them.

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