Monday, 27 June 2011

Recent Win!

Well it seems I just don't have much time for this blogging lark this year! although I can now proudly boast, half a newly felted roof, just awaiting new tiles and a velux window or two! and a hole in the ground where our new patio will go, currently holding a fair few old roof tiles! recycle folks!

I managed an astounding win on Saturday, well actually 3, as I won two bottles of wine on the tombola at the school summer fair, followed by a yellow wheelbarrow in the raffle....Yes, you heard right a yellow wheelbarrow....I had just remarked to the PCSO standing near me that I didn't want to win the wheelbarrow and they called my name, much to our amusement (I've already got one!) so now I have two?!?!?! I'm sure it'll come in useful sometime?  Anyway bearing this in mind, I'd just like to say I really, really don't want to win the Euromillions tomorrow, I can't possibly imagine how I can spend 117 million....'walks away whistling'

I also trumped Leahs recent win of Mozzie Guard with the wheel barrow, defo not the best things we're winning, but at least we are! roll on tomorrow, I'd honestly have a hard time spending 117 million, hello Jimmy Choo!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Apparently not...

Well seems like I ground to a rapid halt after yelling I'm back, wayyyyyy back in Feb!
To be honest I've been busy working, doing the real life slog of running our comic and games store every day business, whilst dealing with the up heaval of sorting the remainder of the house out, doing the smallest childs birthday and then starting to sort the garden out, especially with the Wonderful weather we had back in April!
I did go on one small jolly to Birmingham NEC though, courtesy of a win by Leah at work, as she's been inspired by my competition entries and has done a few of her own.  The result was a day at The Parelli Horse of the Year Show, which was all about flogging the unsuspecting horse owner, horse and rider psychology books and practices for a pricely sum, whilst getting caught up in the fervour of the day.  Don't get me wrong, it was a good show, lots of interesting horses and techniques, but boy, we're they on a sales pitch, kerching, was the main theme running through my cynical old head.  I had to snigger when one lady we talked to in the dinner que asked me 'Are you Parelli' erm no, sorry, I'm here on a freebie (no doubt with a few others, whom they were trying to convert to Parelli) slight hitch though, I don't have a horse and even if I did, I'm sure I could apply a lot of the techniques they were using myself, after all psychology is about understanding why someone person or animal is doing something, once you realise that, you can deal with it, right......Still it was an amusing day out and hat's off to the management team there for developing yet another way to make money out of people, the head guy was one hell of a sales man/ showman (ex rodeo rider) and if you wanna learn to sell, take a leaf from the Americans.
Anyway I will return soonish with a competition or two I promise!

Sunday, 27 February 2011

I'm back!

So after a very hectic house move (I don't recommend moving 3 weeks before Xmas folks) I've finally gotten around to starting doing the competitions again folks! inspired by Liz donating me the cuff from a bottle of wine which we shared on a fine girly evening :-)
Today's competition is from Brancott Wines of NZ, if you'd like to enter, the cuff says win a trip to NZ or one of 100 cases of wine, however the site says win Jewllery and Cufflinks? which ever, you know I'm not fussy, a win is a win right (although I could put the holiday and wine to more use than jewllery, but hey)
I'm my absence you'll be pleased to know that Leah (who works at our store) took up the competition entering mantle and won £300 worth of Katie Price horse riding gear!!!! (it's rather Pink and glittery in places a Jordan esque manner, still never mind, free is free!!)
Remember guys if you're not in it, you won't win it!! Create yourself some luck and go for it!