Yesterday I told you about one of the competitions that I won quite a few years ago. Well I have won quite a few more but as I said not recently. It is high time that a jumped onto another winning streak!
A prize that I once won included car hire for two weeks and the ferry crossing for a car and family to France. Whoo Hoo! We hired accommodation in Normandy and spent the two weeks exploring the Normandy Landings Beaches from World War Two. Not as grim as it sounds as the boys were very young. We all enjoyed the holiday beaches and exploring the multitude of mini war museums. Fascinating for 10 and 7 year old boys. We picnicked on Omaha and Gold Beaches and played cricket in the sun.
The car was a new Ford Sierra in bright red – very trendy in the 1980s and I remembered, most of the time, to drive on the right hand side of the road instead of the left.
I have also won multiple shop vouchers, Cookery books, a television and toasters. Oh the toasters! I won an electric toaster, very nice I might add. The next day another toaster arrived and the day after another! I rang the company as a fourth arrived and they said not to worry and don’t bother returning them!! I gave toasters as many charity raffle prizes that year.
Competions have changed so much. I used to always post them, then the telephone became the main entry route. Now most are done via the Internet. Not quite as much fun as wishing a postcard good luck as you drop it into the postbox. But someone will win and it could be me!
So I will send out good vibes and hope to win something exciting soon!!
Those of you who know me may be aware that I am a competion fan. The number of competitions that I enter varies widely but over the years I have won a few times. Admittedly I have been going through something of a barren time in recent years, but I am currently going for a big push. You know what? I might just win!
When one of my children was a baby I won “everything that you need for a first birthday party”. There was a big wicker hamper containing lots of goodies including birthday cake, balloons, champagne ( presumably for the adults) and loads more. I still have the hamper which is the home for a family of soft toys.
This particular prize also included a years supply of disposable nappies. This prize came when disposable nappies were just becoming popular and I had already bought terry nappies. I was told to expect a nappy delivery. Sometime later a delivery man arrived at my door carrying a large box of Pampers nappies. I thanked him and he put it in my hall. As I closed the door he asked me to hang on as there was more! The man just kept on coming with box after box.
I had hundreds of nappies. I stored them under beds, on top of wardrobes, in the garage. I gave packs to all friends with babies and still I had disposable nappies. My baby was toilet trained long before we ran out of nappies. What a prize! Thank you Pampers!
On my girly weekend away we purchased a lottery ticket and we WON! Amazing ! There were loud whoops of joy and extra sparkling wine to celebrate. We won the grand total of £168 between five of us. This was wisely re invested into our holiday account to help fund our next trip away. This is my second lucky win in two weeks so I am patiently waiting to report the third. My luck ALWAYS comes in threes! The Airstream caravan has been added to my “when I win the lottery” Pinterest board. I love Pinterest but haven’t yet worked out how to add the button to this blog
It wasn’t a crafty weekend but I did knit a few hexipuffs! So all was not lost! It’s almost impossible to trawl craft venues with a group of girls so I am saving that treat for when I’m on my own.
Blog that I Enjoy
I don’t usually like what I think of as “corporate blogs but this one is well worth a visit
Morris and Sons blog and enjoy!
Yipeeeeee! I’ve won the Premium Bonds! OK just £25 but any money is good money! Next time it may/will have a couple of noughts on the end. WHEN I do win big style I will buy my dream vehicle and tear drop caravan as pictured. I really think that dreams are so important. If you dare to dream you will achieve something of that dream. No dream=no ambition=nothing. Mind you I might make mine a red van and caravan with white flowers.
Today I cut out a pair of cushion covers to cheer up my campervan known as Damnvan1 (or even Darling van!) . The brown cotton in the photograph is my tacking thread. It is at least 50 years old. My Mum bought it for some project when I was very small so I am certain of its age. Isn’t it amazing that after half a century I am using it in a project for myself. I enjoy that sense of continuity. I will report back on the cushions when I have rescued the bobble trim from the dog and worked out how to attach it to the cushions.
A Favourite Blog for the Day
Written by Katherine who is an imaginative seamstress and a wife,Mum and Grandmother rather like myself.
I’d like to add that I am also a sister,step mum, daughter and friend! Girl power!