Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Win some, lose some

There are three winners for my blog quiz but before I tell you who they are I’ll explain the loser bit of the blog title. 

I was so desperate to consume chocolate on Sunday night that I bought a large bar and ate the lot. I was not very well in the night [no details!] It continued into yesterday and now I have a thumping post-upset tummy headache. You’d think at my age I’d know better. 

*sighs quietly so as not to cause head further pain*

And so to the quiz results! 

There are two runners up:

The first runner up is Annalisa Crawford. She posted up her answers almost before I’d posted up the blog and even though she didn’t get them all correct she was nothing if not persistent. Annalisa is one of my regular blogger friends. Do pop over and visit her at Wake up, eat, write, sleep.

My second runner up is Sarah Pearson. She was a little late entering her answers as the winner, Pippa Goodhart, had just pipped her to the post! [*groan* Sorry for the pun... pipped... Pippa... Get it? It's not the same when you have to explain them!] Sarah is another of my regular blogger friends and so I know she was being truthful when she said she had all the correct answers. Do pop over and visit her at Empty White Pages.

A message to Annalisa and Sarah: If you’d like me to promote any recent events, publications etc then please email me at rosalind (dot) kathryn (at) googlemail (dot) com with the details.

And the winner is... 

*very quiet roll of drums 
as head is still thumping* 

Pippa Goodhart 

Pippa Goodhart is a children’s writer who I admire very much. You can find her website here. She has over 80 children’s books to her name and I’m delighted that she took the time out of her busy writing schedule to provide the following correct answers:
  1. Kellog's cornflakes
  2. McVities Hobnobs
  3. Ben and Jerry ice cream
  4. Heinz Scotch Broth soup
  5. Andrex toilet tissue
  6. PG Tips tea
  7. Silver Spoon sugar
  8. Becks beer (I would have said lager but I have it on good authority that they are pretty much the same thing.)
  9. Pizza Express pizza
  10. Yeo Valley yogurt
Pippa is a good friend of mine [no, it wasn’t a fix!] and so I happen to know that she will be blogging at The PictureBook Den this Sunday. I’ll shout out a reminder for us all as I just know it’s going to be a good read. 
The Picture Book Den is a brilliant new blog run by seven successful picture book writers. It’s well worth a follow if that’s your area of writing interest.
Message for Pippa: I know you have some new children’s books out soon so do please send me the details and they will appear on my blog with the greatest of pleasure.

... and now I shall go and lay my head on a cool pillow!


  1. And I'm first to comment again! The reason is I'm currently bedridden, and very bored! Oh, and I love showing-off, so I thought I'd get all the answers right and then didn't even know Pizza Express d'oh!

  2. Hi Annalisa. Sorry to hear you're not well. Do let me know if you want me to give a shout out to anything that's happening in your work world and do get better soon.

  3. Hi Ros ... no wonder I couldn't do it - I don't eat or know some of those things .. but congratulations to Pippa .. and also Annalisa and Sara for running alongside but just being pipped at the post ..

    Happy Valentine's Day everyone ... Hilary

  4. Well that is the first, and very probably the last, quiz I have ever ever won. Never mind that it came from recognising groceries - I won something!! THANK YOU, dear Ros.

  5. Congratulations to Pippa.

  6. I was going to enter but just couldn't get that beer - so many of them. Nice idea though. Well done Pippa!

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  8. What an interesting list. The only thing I recognize is Kellogg's cornflakes (they're from my long ago childhood!).

    Congratulations to Pippa!

    And I'm SO glad I don't like chocolate, though I do have a weakness for raw pecans and cashews. Have to be careful, at my age, with those! (Do we ever learn?!)

    (Sorry about the above deletion. My brain wasn't connecting properly with my fingers!)
    Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

  9. Chocolate does "that" to me too. But still I overdo at times.

    Congrats to Pippa. I like that name.

    Enjoy your cool pillow.

  10. Hope you're feeling better soon!

    Congrats to all :)

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  12. Congrats to the winners! And I hope you're feeling better, Rosalind. That sounds rather grim.

  13. Thanks for dropping by - and I hope the evil monster will leave you alone for a while now!

  14. Congrats to the winners and runners-up! Hope you feel better soon, Ros. :-)