Sunday, 14 October 2007

And the Winner is........................

So, I was meant to be spending the day sewing to make stock for next Thursday. But then my ex-boss Linda said that her aunt had some carpet for the allotment to make paths so I went with her to pick it up and then took her to see the allotment. She then decided that she wanted to do some digging! Good Plan! So I went back to pick up J and the children as two lots of the children's friends were there too.

Have you noticed that I am deliberately waffling to keep you all in suspense over who won?
Mean?
Me?

We ended up staying at the allotment until 6pm! No sewing has been done yet today. Not quite how I planned it! But the allotment is looking much better - Linda dug over several beds, we had a bonfire, J laid loads of carpet on the paths, I pulled up all the dead veg plants and we had a lovely lunch of potatoes, salad, bacon and fried courgettes all cooked on our little stove.

Have I kept you waiting long enough?
Are you sure?
Really sure?
Positive?
Okay then. The first thing I did when I got back was write everyone's names on a sheet of paper. Then I cut it into little bits ( I did tell you I was creative didn't I?) Then I folded them and put them in a bowl - see?

Then, when the children came down from their bath, I got Fred to pick out the winner - see?

And the winner is ..........................

Congratulations Linda! If you send me your full name and address I will get your prize into the post next week.
BUT!
Because the girls wanted a chance to pick as well I will send a bar of dairy milk chocolate of their choice (that I haven't made myself!) to Sarah (Daisy's choice) and Monkee Maker (Dorothy's choice) if you send me your addresses!

Next week I should be able to show you some photos of the baby-clothes quilt - that would have been ready if I hadn't spent the day playing outside! It was a beautiful day up here and I am really glad that we got to enjoy ourselves at the allotment - I'll just have to work even harder next week.

Lucy x

15 comments:

Monkee Maker said...

Awww, thanks Dot (and Lucy!) I shall mail you my address just as soon as I can remember it .... a couple of glasses of white have a terrible affect on the memory!

ps. your lunch sounded lovely .... mmmm, bacon .....

trashalou said...

congratulations Linda. I am really happy for you, honest. I'll just sit quietly in the corner with all my friends.

Leanne said...

Damn damn damn. Not even a chocolate.
Lucy how far is the allotment from your house?

Lissa Jane said...

Sounds like you had a fun day Lucy and you are a stirrer eh?

Bugger not winning.. but I am sure the prize will go to a loving home..

Dont you just love it when the kids have to have turns? Like lighting the candles on the birthday cake over and over again? argh.. kids.. I had three, we were going to keep going till we got one we liked! LOL

Lissa

trashalou said...

Hey Lucy! I have left comments on several other blogs in th e last few hours and most verifications have been over six letters long - hmmm, maybe it is you having a deal with Blogger?!?! I think we should be told!

Suzie Sews said...

Your allotment looks great...you can chat about it as much as you like...I love my garden, but I have a real romantic idea of having an allotment. I love the community spirit of them
Suzie Sews

caroline said...

The allotment looks wonderful - so you didn't get any sewing done but you gotta grab the good weather while you can.

est said...

the suspense really torturing!! lol
i like the allotment too, anything with fresh green veggie is definitely a good place to be!:)

Linda said...

I am so happy! Thanks so much!

Di said...

Now I know how to keep the suspense going when I announce the winner of my 100th post giveaway on Saturday!! And perhaps to add a few little bonus prizes too!!

Thimbleanna said...

Lucy, Lucy! You've been so busy while I've been gone. And gasp! I missed the pincushion giveaway. Congrats on the milestone! You're so darn funny -- I've had a great time reading all the posts that I missed! You really cracked me up with your accountancy comments. ;-)

julie said...

That's a great shot of the allotment and your lunch sounds lovely, especially for being cooked right there - what a nice treat after all that hard work. Lucky old Linda - the pincushion is really cute and the lady reminds me of the Auntie in Bod.

Yummers! said...

Your allotment sounds like such a fun, fun, fun place to be. It's like have a summer place of your very own. A bonfire sounds so cozy and friendly.
Joni

Ally said...

Come on - where's the next blog? How did your craft fair go? So much to tell us and yet nothing since the 14th! What have you been doing all day?

Monkee Maker said...

Hear hear your sis!! Come on .... spill :)