Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Martin in Gatineau Park - 2018

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

A Place in the Sun, and some Competition Winners


I wonder what it looks like in summer?

I’ve been very lax in awarding prizes for a couple of Caption Competitions:

Firstly, on 17 April:


The winner is Louise, not surprisingly I suppose, as she claims to specialise in ‘Vegetation’ in the Highlands, with:

"After a few days camping wild, Dave realised his facial hair was beginning to interfere with his navigation..."

Louise wins either a drink of her choice in the bar of the Park Hotel, Montrose, on 27 May 2010, or a chocolate delight if she wishes to send her address to me by way of the ‘Contact us’ button here.

Thank you, Old Tom, Dot and Mike the Pie Man, for entering – you didn’t win this time but if you remind me when I see you, you’ll each receive a ‘runner’s up goodie’.

Secondly, on 13 July:


This contest attracted excellent entries, with an outstanding winner  from ‘Nightbird’, whose:

“In a frantic attempt to reduce the weight of his back-pack, Andrew decides to eat his ciabattas - starting with the left foot.”

captured the essence of the trip, with a fine blend of Italian culture (humour) and language (‘ciabatta apparently means ‘slipper’).

Nightbird (aka Jenny) therefore wins a double gin and tonic at a nearby hostelry sometime in September.

The runners up, Alan, Mike and George, all receive a pint of best bitter next time I see them – if they remind me….

Well done everyone, the next contest will be in October, if I can get our subject to assume an appropriate posture whilst on the Devon coastal path.


Louise said...

Wow, that's me. I won a prize! (I even followed the link to my own profile to check, I never win anything.)

Now, obviously, my choice of prize anchors on whether my name comes out of the hat...But I'll risk it and take a dram at the Park Hotel, kind sir!

Oo, thank you, I'm tickled pink. that's made my day!

(I know, I need to get out more!)

mike knipe said...

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride... still, that's two runner-up prizes, though....