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Offline Gyppo

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Challenge 33 Winner
« on: October 05, 2007, 05:15:16 PM »
The Winner is...

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"Citabria"

His 'Laird in the shed' tale took an early lead and although the second contender closed up towards the end Citabria still wins the top place.

So it's up to you, Mark, to set Challenge 34.


(But will the other contenders please read on.)

The computer glitch did strange things to the poll, because at one point there were 15 votes on there,(which pleased me immensely i might add), but the final figure was only 11.  At one point the winner was up to 6 votes, but dropped back to 5.

Because of this I'm going to let everyone who entered have a prize.  Citabria gets the additional glory and kudos of being first, but if the four contenders will PM me with an e-dress for delivery and say which e-book they want I'll sort it out for them.  If you want the 'Genuine Hand Carved Lucky Gypsy Clothespeg Keyring I'll need a postal address.  I haven't figured out how to do e-pegs yet ;-)

So, what is it to be?

a)  A Hamper of Havoc (my medieval showground tales)

b)  The British Bike Bodgers Booklet.  (Hints & tips from the dark ages of motorcycling, plus three funny tales involving Rosie, my high mileage 1958 BSA Road Rocket.)

c)  The Flying Ferret (New Forest Tales, loosely themed around poaching and rural tomfoolery.)

d)  The clothespeg, which truly is individually made with my own hands.  If you choose this the hazel wand is still currently growing outside my window, because it needs to be worked 'green'.

One last thing.  I promised 'The Laird' wouldn't sue anyone, and although I won't show a picture in these days of 'identity theft' I assure you that the name on my driving licence is in fact... 'Laird of Camster'.  But there's a lot of us about, as a quick 'google' could tell you ;-)

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Re: CHALLENGE 33 WINNER
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2007, 05:36:28 PM »
Gyppo,
           how on earth did you manage to get Laird of Camster on your driving licence? I'm intrigued

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Re: CHALLENGE 33 WINNER
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2007, 05:53:51 PM »
Gyppo,
           how on earth did you manage to get Laird of Camster on your driving licence? I'm intrigued

Quite easily.  I *am* legally entitled to call myself 'Laird of Camster'.  My old driving licence was falling apart and they wanted 5 for a replacement.  But...  Name changes (normally for women who have got married) were free.  So I applied for a change of licence details rather than a 'wear & tear' replacement.  As more than one friend has commented,  "Money saving like that probably makes you an honorary Scot anyway.".

I've had a lot of fun with it over the years when asked for 'ID' ;-)

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Re: CHALLENGE 33 WINNER
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2007, 05:40:50 AM »
Congratulations Citabria, a worthy winner!

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Re: CHALLENGE 33 WINNER
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2007, 11:39:58 AM »
Quite easily.  I *am* legally entitled to call myself 'Laird of Camster'.  My old driving licence was falling apart and they wanted 5 for a replacement.  But...  Name changes (normally for women who have got married) were free.  So I applied for a change of licence details rather than a 'wear & tear' replacement.

Are you serious? You may be almost as nutty as me. ;D

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As more than one friend has commented,  "Money saving like that probably makes you an honorary Scot anyway.".

Heh, reminds me of the classic Billy Connolly joke: How was copper wire invented? Two Scotsmen fighting over a penny.

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I've had a lot of fun with it over the years when asked for 'ID' ;-)

Truly?

Hrm... I might change my name to Sir King Sultan Emperor Lord Almighty God Fred Bloggs. Or something like that. Maybe just... Emperor John Smith. There's a well-known actor with the first name "Judge." How about Judge Jury? Not to be confused with Judge Judy, of course. Or maybe something a bit more plain like Lord Twyselton-Rocksworthy VIII.

Oh, congratulations to the winner!
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Re: CHALLENGE 33 WINNER
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2007, 07:32:49 AM »
Thanks everyone!

Please have a go at challenge 34.

http://www.mywriterscircle.com/index.php?topic=10773.0

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