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Saturday 17 September 2011

EEEEEK! I've Won!!

First of all thanks to the lovely Carol, who put on such an amazing party for us yesterday.. It really was terrific fun, and I think it would be lovely to do it all over again!!  Thanks Carol, for all the hard work that you obviously put into making it such a success, and we all wish you lots of luck with your book sales. 

                       The results of The Mini Skirts Competition:


In third place - Contestant # 2 Bouncin' Barb

In second place - Contestant #19 Darlene

And in first place by a rather large majority ... it must have been the promise of all those cream teas!
Contestant #10 Thisisme.
Well, what a hoot, that's all I can say! (Oh, and Eeeeek!!)

If a 64 year old grandmother can win a Mini Skirt Competition, then there's hope for the world!! 

Once again, thank you to all my lovely Followers - I couldn't have done it without you.
I would also like to thank my daughter for taking the photo, the postman, the lady from the corner shop, the chimney sweep..... Oh, sorry, I'm getting a bit carried away now.  Well, I've never actually won anything before, so let me have my little 15 minutes of fame! LOL!

Congratulations to my awesome friend Bouncin'Barb, and my new friend, Darlene, and all those who took part are winners in my eyes. (But I've got the crown! Hee Hee!!).


Stella said...

What a hoot! What a wonderful way to have fun. Congrats and so glad you shared with us.

LindyLouMac said...

Well deserved Congratulations Diane, your new profile photo for FB maybe. I am so pleased I voted for you, even if you twisted my arm, with that offer. :)

orchid0324 said...

Dear Lady,
Oh,my!!! Congratulations on your winning♡♡♡
Yes, all three of you have LOVELY CROWNS♬♬♬ I hope you enjoy the moment.
Blessing to you and Many Happy Days, Orchid*

Shelly said...

Congratulations! It is a well derserved honor. What great fun it all was!

Grammy Goodwill said...


Shady Del Knight said...

Best Gams in South Hams! You had a leg up on the competition, Thisisme! In fact, TWO legs! I knew you had the grass roots support to get elected! Congratulations! Please remember the official rules. If, for any reason, you are unable to complete your year-long reign, the title goes to the runner-up!

As you might have noticed in my comment in Carol's garden, I discovered the butler on the floor of the library with a knife in his back. I finally solved the mystery. Mrs. Peacock did it!

Have a terrific weekend, dear Thisisme!

Claudia Moser said...

What a party indeed! And your legs deserve the prize :) Great photo!

BB said...

This...I knew you were going to win hands down. You are one awesome, hot looking grandma in a mini skirt! It was such fun wasn't it? I made a couple new friends and won Carol's book too. That makes me more excited since I couldn't buy it. Can't wait to read it. We all know how funny Carol is ANYWAY! Congratulations #1, with love from #3.

SkippyMom said...

PERFECT choice for 1st place! Honestly, so happy you won! WOOT! :skippyhappydance:

Big round of cheers from everyone in the pond!

Very deserving!

Southhamsdarling said...

Stella - what a hoot indeed! It has all been a real laugh. It's amazing how blogging can bring us all so close together.

LindyLouMac - hush, I don't want too many people to know just how many bribes I sent out!! Hee Hee!

Orchid - thank you SO much! I've never had a crown before, so I shall probably be wearing it all weekend!!

Shelly - thank you so much. Yes, it really was great fun.

Grammy Goodwill - LOL! Yes, I was really pleased, and thank you so much for YOUR vote my friend. Enjoy your weekend.

Shady - Tom, my dear friend. I was so pleased that you popped over to vote for me. Yes, you're right, it was the grass roots support that got me elected. Brilliant! Don't worry, I intend to complete my year long rein. Yes, I did notice that you found the butler with a knife in his back. Thank goodness I didn't see it - I can't stand the sight of blood! Hee Hee! It was all jolly good fun. Hoping that you have a relaxing weekend.

Claudia - thank you! Yes, it was a great party. Myself,Desiree, EvaMarie and Pam (EmptyNester) had great fun talking to each other for about an hour last evening.

Bouncin'Barb - we did well, didn't we?! Awesome we are! LOL! Yes, don't worry, I did notice you getting very friendly with a certain gentleman. I think he said he was going to send you his book. Yes, well that's what they all say!! Hee Hee!

SkippyMom - thank you, thank you!! I'd love to see you doing your skippy happy dance! Hugs.

Denise said...

Great fun it was.Congrats to you Grandma with the great legs.Enjoyed,so thanks again for the invite.

Unknown said...

how awesome!! Congrats to you my friend!

Southhamsdarling said...

chambanachik - Thank you!!

Denise - thank you, and I'm glad you enjoyed the fun. Thank you so much for casting your vote for number 10!!

melody-mae - awesome indeed. Thank you so much!!

Darlene said...

Dear Thisisme, "You're Number 1! You're Number 1!" Congratulations! That Carol sure knows how to throw a party! Will you be doing any touring as the official Mini Skirt Champion? It's great to finally meet you! I've been secretly stalking you and Desiree and the others as you leave comments back and forth on Carol's blog. But, now my secret is out, and I will just laugh openly and heartily as you all banter about with your comments! I'm looking forward to following you!
Almost Number 1, but not quite, Number 2!

Southhamsdarling said...

Darlene - lovely to see you here, and I do look forward to getting to know you. I've seen your name on lots of other blogs , and now we finally meet ! Yes, I start my Grand Tour of the Provinces on Monday!! I do hope people are ready for me!! Congrats on being number 2. But I've still got the crown ! Hee hee!

Teresa said...

congratulations! you do look nice in a mini-skirt. all three of you look pretty darn good. yep - for sure.

Belle said...

Congratulations! I thought you might win - you do have beautiful legs! I had a lot of fun at Carol's party. The jokes were great as was everything else. She must have worked so hard.

Linda O'Connell said...

Just knew you'd take top honors with that retro outfit and those long legs. Congratulatons.

Chatty Crone said...

Hey you - YOU LOOK GREAT! Congrats- it must have been a lot of fun!


Sush said...

OH I'm so happy, you really looked Divine in your mini skirt! Now that crown suits you I'm afraid Queen E may be in trouble!

Congrats on your win, it was a lot of fun at the party!


A Daft Scots Lass said...

Great Legs!!!! Wow congratulations!

Southhamsdarling said...

Teresa - you are very kind to say that! I certainly won't be wearing it every day. My legs are well and truly hidden again now, and the dress has gone back in the cupboard for another 40 years. LOL!

Belle - what do you mean, you THOUGHT I might win??!! Hee Hee! Yes, it was great fun at the party, and I agree, Carol must have put so much work into it all for us.

Linda - yes, I think it was the retro outfit that did it! Funny thing is, I haven't got long legs, as I'm only 5 ft 2" !!

Chatty - thank you my friend. Yes, it was great fun over at the party on Friday.

Sush - thank you my dear friend, and thank you for your vote. I am thrilled that you won the best joke contest, so we all got a prize. It's a win-win situation! Hugs.

Raindrops and Daisies said...

Well done you!!!

That is fantastic!

Enjoy your victory.


Desiree said...

What a marvellous acceptance speech you gave, Diane! I have tears streaming down my cheeks...the postman, the lady from the corner shop, the chimney sweep (are you certain you didn't leave anyone else out? Oh, yes! What about Prince Harry! Remember you and that mean old bat, Mrs Grundy, had words about your relationship with him?

As Carol says, we all think you should include your prize-winning photo on your blog header from now on! Fame such as yours needs to be captured for all time, enshrined in those lofty annals of history and recorded in the Guinness Book of Records! You've set a new benchmark, a new precedent for all women of a certain age. "That very nice lady from Devon, you know, the one who won a mini skirt competition at the age of 64, beating all the other, far younger contestants..." I can hear this conversation doing the rounds for a long, long time to come!

How is your hubby handling all this fame? Has he hidden in your garden shed, or is he walking taller?

Southhamsdarling said...

A Daft Scots Lass - well, thank you so much. How lovely of you to pop over to my blog. Great to see you here.

Raindrops and Daisies - thank you so much Fiona. Yes, I am still glowing after my win!

Desiree - oh my, you have made me smile this early evening here in England. I'm supposed to be starting the evening meal (it's almost 6 p.m. now), but this is much more fun!! Oh my goodness, how could I have forgotten Prince Harry?!! Yes, that old Mother Grundy made very disparaging remarks about my relationship with him, didn't SHE?! I'm still not convinced my friend, and you know what I'm talking about!! I really would love to know though!Hubby is being his usual underwhelmed self about the whole thing!! Hee Hee!!
Yes, I think you're right, I should definitely get an entry into The Guinness Book of Records. Thanks for being such a fun bloggy friend! x

Desiree said...

OK, Diane! You win. It was I, but hush. I had a little bit of fun all of my own. Thank you for playing along so convincingly.

Southhamsdarling said...

Desiree - you little minx you. Carol us obviously leading you into bad habits, fooling us all like that. But it was funny, wasn't it?! Old (or should I say, the REAL
Mother Grundy was such a laugh!!). Thank you for telling me though. Your secret is safe with me, x

Unknown said...

For the first time I've voted for the winner! Congratulations, I knew you were the one to win.

Rick Watson said...

You girls are hot! Congratulations!