Sunday, 28 February 2010

Giveaway Winner

So, Horsey, I said. You know this giveaway on my blog?

What? he said. And I could see that he was busy; conflicted, in fact, trying to choose between watching The Politics Show, The Olympics or the Sunday morning repeat of Ice Road Truckers. Oh, you mean the free gifts you have to give out, he continued

No, Horsey, I said (smiling sweetly through gritted teeth because I knew that I wanted his help; and I could see that he knew that I knew that he knew that I wanted..you get the idea). It's a nice thank you for the readers and now we have to choose a winner.

How are you going to do that, then? He had brightened at that.

Well, I said, you can use a Random Number Generator to-

A RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR? You can't do that! It has to be illegal, he spluttered, you can't go round making new numbers when the ones we've already got are confusing enough at the best of times.

That's why we are going to pick a name out of the hat. Your hat, I interrupted quickly.

And, after a couple of false starts, that's what we did. I did catch him trying to pick like this:


Then he agreed to do it properly (wearing his Ice Road Truckers hat)  but he came up with this:


Finally, we had a winner:



So, Jennifer (who posted at 21.19 on 23rd February), Congratulations! Please drop me an email with your address so that I can get your book in the post. And thanks again, everyone. I really treasure every comment you make and every story you tell. I'll be doing a book giveaway again, I think. Clearly my librarian genes are calling me home. Happy Sunday!



20 comments:

Rhona said...

Congratulations Jennifer and well done Horsey for chosing the winner. Hope you're having a good weekend and the weather isn't too miserable where you are.

Ruth said...

I think I'm in love with Horsey! x

Liberty :) said...

Congrats! Horsey is cute!

Deb said...

Rats. I didn't win. But congratulations to Jennifer.

Fun way to announce your winner, Sian. And BTW, I love your new profile picture. :o)

scrappyjacky said...

Well done to Jennifer.... damn.... may have to go and buy the book now!!

humel said...

Congrats to Jennifer! The Hamster is not to see this post, or I may catch him trying to cheat next time I run a giveaway myself...

Ann said...

Horsey knows that I know that everyone thinks he's cute!
Well done Jennifer.

Carmen said...

I thought Horsey was a nickname for your hubby for a mo there :P he is gorgeous - Horsey that is!

Congrats Jennifer!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Congrats Jennifer! And thanks to horsey for his help.
Rinda

Alana said...

Horsey is such a naughty horse....he didn't choose me! Sob!
Lovely story as usual Sian.

JO SOWERBY said...

wow horsey must know it's springtime coming, he sounds like he's getting abit frisky!!!! love the hats horsey, u've got style.
Jo xxx

Micayla said...

Congrats Jennifer. Horsey did a fantastic job in the end....love it that he got dressed up and all, what a sport.
Thank you for the idea about a vintage pattern, I am on the look out at the moment but may have found 'The Dress' so I may not need it.
Enjoy the rest of today,
Micayla xx

helena said...

really did laugh out loud at horseys comment on the random number generator - will have to tell my maths geek nephew. Lovely way to start a monday morning

debs14 said...

Horsey! What are you playing at? You know those VIP tickets to see Ice Road Truckers being filmed? They came in a hamper of your favourite hay? Remember? Well ... they were supposed to make you choose the right person (ie ME)
Big sigh ......

jennifer said...

Oh my gosh that's me! My name is on Horsey's nose! It makes me feel so honoured!
I can't wait to read the book, hopefully it will help me improve my blogging, and make my blog almost as brilliant as yours!
You've given me a great big grin on my face, which is well appreciated as I am currently losing at scrabble(possibly because I'm blog reading at the same time?!)
Thanks Sian, off to email you now!

Amy said...

Congratulations Jennifer!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Congrats to Jennifer...enjoy the book!!

Sian..you & Horsey could have a career ahead of you as a comedy duo...you certainly bring a broad grin to my face..just watch out that he doesn't get too starstruck!!!

Karen said...

Congrats Jennifer - and I am loving Horsey's naughtyness!

Bubbles said...

I think Horsey is adorable - but that "Ice Road Truckers" hat has to go! *lol*

Oh dear... the word verification generator here on your blog is being a bit naughty... it wants me to type in "psinell"... maybe it's just me, but I think that may be a little inappropriate!

The Scrappy Tree said...

rofl!! Congrats to the winner :)

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