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Competitions.
Mon 9-Sep-13
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Ambersparkle

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It is almost that time of year again , when I swop my Gardening Gloves for Postcards, and Pen. When I am not busy in the Garden, I like to enter Prize Competitions, I can enter between 30 and 50 a week, lots of Hampers up for grabs, nearer the Festive season. The Comping scene, as it is known, is busiest this time of year. I run a Round Robin, for enthusiasts, this run's all year, have been doing it since the 1970's

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Do you win anything, Tina?  And where do you get all the competitions from?

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

Mon 9-Sep-13
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Dear Sue,  I have won everything except a Car, which would be no use to me as I can't drive. My biggest win, was a 28 day Cruise in the Carribean, I did not go, gave the prize to my daughter and her friend, they gave me £500, which was more use to me. I have won Frigdes, Freezers, Washing Machine's, you name I have won it. Of all the prizes I have won, my favourite was a weekend at a Stately Home, myself and my daughter went, to make up a 30 strong House Party. I am a hopeless romantic, and always wanted to visit and never even envisaged spending a weekend at The Duke of Bedford's Home, Weston Park, in Shropshire, it was just a magical experience. The daftes't prize I have won  was a tin of Polo  Mint holes!  I subscribe to a monthly Magazine called " Simply Prizes", and of course the ladies of the Round Robin send me forms. Tina x

Tue 10-Sep-13
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The Earl of Bradford, Tina...

The Duke of Bedford lives at Woburn, near me.

I'll try that again!

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I knew that was not right when I wrote it, should be Bradford.

Tue 10-Sep-13
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I will get it right in the end, Earl of Bradford. My daughter and myself slept in the old Nursery, with a window seat, I took a picture from it looking down the drive. We had our picture taken with the Earl, he was lovely, what a peasant I am.

Tue 10-Sep-13
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An easy mistake to make.  I looked at the site for Weston Park, it looks rather lovely.  Mind you, Woburn Abbey is very splendid too.  I have been in there quite a few times.

I'll try that again!

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Tina - with the amount of things that you do, you can't possibly have time to sleep! eeek 

You've won some great prizes!  ok

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Tue 10-Sep-13
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Dear Val, I cannot do things that people who are able can do, as only have my Walker and Wheelchair, so have to confine my doings to Home and Garden. I have not always been disabled, only the last five years with arthritis in my Knee's. I have a low boredom threshold, and must be doing something, or I would be doo-lally-tap, just got to be doing things, and as so many things interest me, I will always find something to do. I do not sleep well , because of the pain, so get up and maybe start things for morning, or do competitions. It is just as if someone winds me up, and I just gotta go!

Sat 21-Sep-13
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Oh dear another competitionite...lol..Its a standing joke that I only win things that are of no use to me , Week in Southsea that had to be taken when i was nine months pregnant (sent my dad with an alias) Sister in Law asked me to do a slogan for her , she won a car ..lol..but then again ive had loads of cooking and craft books , Le Creuset pans , weird foodstuffs. Useless in most peoples eyes but ive enjoyed them , xmas is always a good time everybody whos a xmas head is running round like lemmings , so you do tend to win stuff 

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I have won a few non useful things, but they can be used as presents, sold, or given to the family. Except, perhaps the most non useful thing ever, a tin of Polo Mint holes!

Sat 21-Sep-13
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I used to do a lot of competitions and prize draws and did used to subscribe to simply prizes, but I had to give it up and I hardly ever won anything and it took up too much time, I kepy finding I was missing closing dates.

I have won a holiday to egypt, a internet Tv and half a ton of organic garden feeds/composter/rose feed/lawn deed etc...still working my way through some of that.

I used to pick up postcards whenever I saw them to use, and have a large pile of them...if anyone can use them, just let me know and I'll stick them in the post.

Sat 21-Sep-13
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I still subscribe to Simply Prizes, Janet, but , as there is no skill involved I do not know how some people still win loads, in the old days, you had to be able to turn a phrase, I just loved doing that. It is only draws now, and When I win , it is mainly small prizes to do with my other hobby, Cardmaking. But, in the winter , when I cant garden, it is something else to do. I also have run, since the 1970's a Round Robin, for Compers, most of the old girls have fallen off the Perch, there are only four left

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Well good luck Christine, I still enter the occasional free draw, but as you say, no skill needed.

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