Monday, 14 September 2009

The Giraffaway Winners!

Littl' Nicky was full of anticipation as we made our way to the kitchen at noon yesterday for the Giraffaway draw!

Our eldest daughter Nexi had neatly written all the entrants' names on pieces of paper and dropped them into our favourite teapot. Littl' Nicky was bouncing around with nexcitement as Maureen placed the teapot on a little stool so he could reach into it to draw the first winning name.


Closing his eyes he picked a piece of paper out of the teapot. "Oooooh - Nummy One!" he squealed.

"Here!" called Nexi, "I'll read it out - Number One - BT The Crafty Gardener!"


There was a round of applause, and Maureen and I did a little dance.






Maureen gave the teapot a vigorous shake, and Littl' Nicky reached into the pot. "Nummy Two!"

There was a loud shriek from Nexi as something wet and soggy landed in her hand. It was a teabag!






"Oh, Necky Becky, you were supposed to empty and dry the teapot!" chided Maureen.

Necky Becky glared and looked sulky.



Littl' Nicky put his hand into the pot again, and this time pulled out another slip of paper. "This is Nummy Two and I can read it, Mummy," he called delightedly, "It says 'Janet'!"

We all cheered again.



"This next one is the last one!" called Maureen.


"Nummy Three" said Littl' Nicky, pulling another slip out of the teapot.

Nexi peeled open the soggy paper.

"Dad, there are two slips here - stuck together with the wet!"

"A nextra prize, a nextra prize!" chanted Littl' Nicky joyfully.

Maureen looked at the pieces of paper. "This is thanks to Necky Becky not emptying the tea - we have four lucky winners instead of three!"








Necky Becky's sulky face lit up with a big smile.

"Number Three, Barbara Martin!" she yelled, "And Number Four, Heather!"

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So here we are - congratulations to the four lucky winners of our first Giraffaway! I will be contacting you to organize the intergalactic dispatch of the giraffe cards you have chosen.



Thank you to all dear bloggy friends who entered, it's been great fun and I'm sure this will be the first of many Giraffaways at Necky Knoll House!

41 comments:

willow said...

How fun is this? Congrats to the lucky winners!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

It was nexcellent fun, Willow! We'll be doing some more soon!

bindu said...

Congrats to the winners! Btw, did the bookmarks make it? It's puzzling why they haven't reached you. :(

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Bindu - I've contacted the Keeper of the Secret Cacti and the bookmarks have safely emerged through the portal! Thank you so much - I will drive the Tours bus across to collect them, and feature them on the blog!

Jan said...

Lol !!! about the teabags - congrats to those who won

mo.stoneskin said...

The soggy teabag incident is brilliant, absolutely classic. I also like the word "nummy" and intend to work it into my vocabulary.

Heather said...

What a lovely surprise Raph - I had forgotten I'd entered your giveaway. I'm off to email you my address before I can forget that too!!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Congrats to the winners - love the idea of leaving the tea bags in Raph -

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Jan, the teabags made us laugh too, although fastidious Nexi was a little less amused!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you mo.stoneskin!

I'm sure Littl' Nicky will be delighted at the use of 'nummy' on planet Earth - I shall keep a lookout for it on your blog!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Heather, I will dispatch your Giraffaway cards forthwith with our best regards!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

These teabags do seem to be popular, Weaver! Necky Becky is walking around sulkless and beaming!

Barbara Martin said...

This is a nice surprise! The suspense built up nicely as I scrolled down, and if I'm not mistaken, perhaps Necky Becky thought it important to have just a wee bit of tea left inside the teapot.

Congratulations to the other winners.

I will be sending my particulars via email directly.

Jasmine said...

Four very lucky winners. Your work is beautiful. Just visiting this blog makes me smile.

Derrick said...

Hi Raph,

Try as I might, I can't stop my face resembling Necky Becky's sulky one! Oh well, fingers crossed for the next time. Congratulations (honestly!) to the lucky winners.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Glad you enjoyed the suspense, Barbara!

I wonder if you're right, and Necky Becky didn't just forget to empty the teapot properly!

Your cards will soon be travelling through the Secret Portal behind the Cacti ...

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you Jasmine - I do like to make people smile!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Oh dear, Derrick! From your blog profile, I can't imagine you looking sulky!

Also, I haven't forgotten that I have a special hand-made piece of artwork to make individually for you and four others from Jeane's meme - there is still a portion of the year left to do it in!! Waiting for those winter evenings spent indoors creating ...

Arija said...

I am still bubbling with soggy excitement....the suspense of the inter-galactic competition almost killed me.
Congratulations to the lucky winners!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Goodness, Arija! Maybe it's time to sit down and have a nice cup of tea after all the suspense!

Cloudia said...

Well done EVERYONE!!
Joy & Happiness by way of art and heart....very nice!

Aloha

Comfort Spiral

Jeane said...

LOL! great post and congrats to the lucky winners :))

Janet said...

Yippee! I such a happy bunny! Thank you Ralph - thank goodness for soggy teabags! LOL!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

I like that, Cloudia, joy and happiness by way of art and heart! Thank you.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Glad you enjoyed the post, Jeane!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Janet, your winning Giraffaway cards will be on their way to you via the Secret Portal behind the Cacti! (But no soggy teabags!)

RuneE said...

My congratulations to all the winners - teabags are not so bad after all!

PS Thank you for the comment - I have some nice dictionaries...

Raph G. Neckmann said...

RuneE - I hardly ever opened my dicionary until I started blogging, and now it's probably my most used book!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

PS, I should have checked my spelling of it too! :)

Madame DeFarge said...

Congrats to the winners. 'Nummy' will indeed enter the nation's vocabulary.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Oh, Madame DeFarge, Littl' Nicky will be so nexcited to know that his word will be used on planet Earth! I wonder if it will also enter the dictionary? :)

Pondside said...

Who could visit this site and not smile?
At the end of the long day it was lovely to drop by such a happy site.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Thank you so much, Pondside! I am so pleased my ramblings make folk smile and that it is a happy site!

BT said...

I'm back in Ireland and such fantastic news. I'm a Giraffaway Winner! Oh lucky me... Thank you Ralph. xxxx

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Hope you had a great holiday, BT! Your Giraffaway cards will be on their way to you in the next intergalactic post!

PERBS said...

O darn! Something happened and I forgot to enter the contest! Oh well. . . I loved the surprise of the two stuck together because of the sticky tea bag. MOST of all, I loved the giraffe teapot because I collect teapots!

Raph G. Neckmann said...

You collect teapots, PERBS? We'll have to have a teapot giraffaway some time! The one we did the prize draw in was a wedding present from a very special friend.

Barbara Martin said...

I received the four cards last week and they are superb! I'm saving them to sit on the branches of my Christmas tree as I can't bear to write on them.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Glad they arrived safely, Barbara and I'm honoured to think of them decorating your Christmas tree!

BT said...

I sent one of your cards to my brother for his birthday. I hope he liked it, I haven't heard yet, but it was only October 23rd. It's the first one I've sent. I like them too much and it was a wrench to send one away. Sighs.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

I hope your brother liked his card, BT - which one did you send him?