In the presence of this blog's personal legal advisor and auditor, and amidst much excitement this morning, all the names of those who entered the Christmas Contest were written on pieces of paper.
Beric left, suitably dressed in makarapa and vuvuzela.
To ensure a free and unbiased draw, the paper slips were of equal size. These were then folded into (equal sized) squares and thrown into Theodora's (clean) feeding bowl.
The tension mounted as we hit an unexpected snag...Theodora the Cat, otherwise occupied (see above), was completely uninterested in performing her duties as assistant drawer!
Luckily, yours truly stepped courageously into the breach. The draw finally proceeded. As I held the bowl containing all the (equal sized) slips with the names of the entrants Beric, with due ceremony and caution, drew five names out of the bowl. First name out the bowl won first prize, second name out the bowl won second prize and so on until all five prizes were allocated. And we are now able to announce the five lucky winners of the uniqe prizes from South Africa:
1st Prize: (Ndebele hand beaded salad servers) Nancy J Parra
2nd Prize: (Ndeble hand beaded tray net) Patti Lacy3rd Prize: (Fluffy Leo Key ring) Lady Glamis
4th Prize: (Ndebele Doll Key Ring) Anita Laydon-Miller5th Prize: (Zulu beaded pen) Robyn Campbell
Congratulations to all our winners. I'll be contacting you soon to get your mailing details so I can send your prizes to you. And a BIG thank you to all who entered; you're all winners in my eyes!
I am so humble, I only danced around for like two minutes, singing, "I rock, I won. I rock, I won." Maybe agents should select their clients randomly?
Congrats to all the winners! I'm sure they will be thrilled to receive those wonderful prizes. Hope you had a lovely holiday Ann!
Yay to the winners!! I can't believe I spaced entering this contest. I hope you had a great holiday!
Congrats to the winners! :)
Wonderful contest--congrats to the winners and Happy New Year!
Thank you, thank you Ann. I can't believe I won. How awesomely cool is that? WOW! I shall think of you every time I pick up my beautiful pen crafted by the Zulu people.
And I just want to give a shout out to my girl. YES! Theodora doin' what I love to do.
Oh and kudos to Beric too. :0) Happy New Year.
Congrats to the winners and kudos to you, Ann, on performing such an entertaining drawing ceremony--I loved reading about it!!
Happy New Year to you, Beric and Theodora :).
I say ... Beric looks mighty comfy in his soccer supporter kit! :-)
May the new year bring you and your loved ones lots of joy!
Hey Ann, sneaking back to tell you I've left something on my blog for you. ;)
congrats to the winners! I hope your holiday is going well!
Oh My gosh- I won, I won! Happy snoopy dances.
Oh- um, yeah, straightens shirt. Thank you so much and this was a fun post to read! LOVE the photo of the officials-especially the cat. hee,hee.
Again, thank you do much! Happy New Year!
Great contest, Ann. Congratulations to all the winners. :-)
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