Saturday, August 04, 2007

And the winner is...and an award.

Thank you all for entering my competition and yes there was a winner. Mum thought it was far too hard and no one would guess but I knew my readers and knew that one of you would realise that the clue was in an earlier post. Drum roll please...and the winner is...Frannie. Clever Frannie guessed that Dillon insisted on bringing 'hair product for his new do' and the correct answer was hairspray, a small can of hairspray was apparently more important than tent poles, they were somehow left behind (not by Dillon) and the lads slept under the stars one night in a forest and one night on a beach. Luckily for them it didn't rain.

Of course I need to award prizes for the funniest answer-enidd, 'enidd thinks dillon wanted to pack a standard lamp (with a nice beige shade with tassles), a 1974 copy of women's own magazine, and a thong (black leather, studded)'; the most inventive answer-Wendy, ''...But the real story is he smuggled all those tortoise eggs away from Grandma and is taking them back to the beach where they can be hatched and liberated!" and two awards for the answer I like best Julie and Beckie because they chose items (a pillow for the bike seat and toilet roll) I would insist fit into my rucksack if I was going cycling and camping. Well done girls, I'm going to make the prizes so they may take a while to reach you but if you send me your addresses (enidd, Julie and Beckie) at some point your prize will make it's way out to you!

Last week Swampwitch awarded me this award which made me feel really chuffed. As a child I had no creative skills, absolutely zero and was very jealous of my sister. Sam could draw, paint, sing, sew and cook and as for me? I failed my O'Level in art, I have not one single note in my head (aged six a teacher told me to mouth the words because I was spoiling the singing in school), sew (I tried bags I could manage but not clothes) and cook, well I'm sure I told you about the burnt pan of potatoes. The past few years I seem to have found some things I can do and would like to thank Swampy for recognising this.


Now I get to award five other bloggers with this award.

Steffi, is the most amazing seamstress. She makes the most beautiful clothes and Mollie has been lucky enough to receive some. Steffi also has the a lovely garden full of beautiful flowers and she blogs in two languages.

Nikki, makes beautiful jewellery and writes a really funny blog, she never fails to make me laugh.

Emma, is big into scrap booking (I'd never heard of it before) and makes all sorts of lovely things. Emma kindly sent me some of her handmade cards which were beautiful and I never want to buy a card again!

Hellojed, gave up her job to write a book, some days she struggles and some days she gets her creative juices flowing. It's exciting following her as she creates her novel.

Deborah, makes yummy food that I can cook for my family. She comes up with delicious menus everyday and she has small children. I often find myself making the same few things so admire her diversity and drool over her dishes.

20 comments:

ChrisB said...

beccy there you now have an award that Sam doesn't and you were just a late 'crafty' developer !!

swamp witch said...

Ah, well-deserved. So many children don't think they're creative but REALLY are. There are so many areas to be creative in besides what adults think...What does chuffy mean?

frannie said...

welcome home, my love! can't wait to see pics.

oh, and i can't believe I won!!! Yay me!!!

I did think the bit about your mum's eggs was the funniest!

congrats on your award--- well deserved!!!

and great choices to pass along the fun!

laurie said...

hair stuff! that's hilarious.

and here i always thought "chuffed" meant annoyed. clearly not. maybe i thought that because it's a similar word to "huffy."

congratulations on your much-deserved award.

Beccy said...

Mum, I'm glad to have developed at last!

Swampy, that's it I never found my creative core as a child! Chuffed means well pleased not sure chuffy is a word.

Frannie, I didn't take many photos but will post them soon!

Thanks Laurie, I've now linked the word chuffed but yes it means thrilled.

Beckie said...

Oh, how exciting! I won something!!!

Congrats on the Creative Blogging Award!

alfaking said...

You got a creative mind! What an idea!

Steffi said...

Oh,how exciting because I´m nominated...Thanks!And congrats to all others too.
Have a nice weekend!

Pamela said...

hair spray ... who'da thunk~

ps, way to go "creative blogger"....

Sam said...

I can't sing or sew at all. I can't even draw if the truth were known. Or paint. I admit ccoking was one thing I could do, but being otherwise creative is about the only thing I have going for me. You don't have to be able to do any of those things to be creative.

At last you were ALLOWED to take O level art.

enidd said...

woo hoo! thanks, beccy. enidd will send her address knowing that anything beccy makes will be yummy or pretty or probably both.

Arkansas Songbird said...

Rats! I missed the contest.

my4kids said...

I saw Frannie's answer and I knew she was right! haha.....

Congrats on the award!

la bellina mammina said...

congrats on your award! You make beautiful necklaces and bracelets!! ;-)

Debbie said...

Good thing it didn't rain so that it didn't get his hair wet I guess!

Congrats on your award. :D

Julie said...

Horray me! I'll email you. I bet his hair looked fab as it slept under the stars! : )

Congrats on your award - well deserved!

Rachel said...

Those were great answers!! And, congrats on your award!!

nikki said...

Holy heck, thank you Beccy. I will post it proud tomorrow!. (This is my first award...wipes tear from cheek.)

Emma in Canada said...

Hey thanks! Whayt a treat to come home to.

Deborah said...

Well done Beccy and THANK YOU! I am so behind in reading my blogs... so forgive me for taking so long to figure this one out. Thanks a million - you're too sweet!