My Mother is in BIG Trouble....
Becks & Posh bidders managed to raise a whopping $2020, so thank you all so much for supporting the prizes we offered! It was a pleasure to be part of such a huge and astounding group effort which raised a staggering $91,188.00 to help feed the Children of Lesotho through the United Nations World Food Programme.
Becks & Posh Winners are as follows:
Christine M Burridge wins an English Afternoon Tea package including June Taylor conserve.
Sybil Evans wins a $100 gift voucher to spend with the Fatted Calf
Congratulations to both of the winners! I told my mother, a certain Mrs Burridge, on no account should she bid on my prize because I would be mortified and embarrassed if she won. I begged her to please bid on other peoples' prizes instead. But you have understand mothers - that is what mothers do - support their own children before and above anyone else. They certainly don't do as they are told. I guess she couldn't resist buying one little ticket for my prize. I know she put the bulk of her money on something else - something she really wanted. I think she bought just one, tiny, supportive ticket among the 168 that were attempting to get their hands on my tea package and she had to go and win it. I am still reeling from the shock of the result. I had words with her this morning and she meekly told me just wanted to help boost the takings for my particular prize as I was trying to reach a magic figure of $2500. I love my mother. She doesn't even like tea.
I had a small set-back in my "Experimental Clotted Cream Kitchen" but I have been working hard on the formula despite having a certain ingredient-sourcing issue. You may remember I promised to send all entrants who bid on my English tea package details of my secret to making clotted cream. Those cards will be sent out in the next few weeks to everyone who registered their addresses with me.
I am sorry I am not able to give any of you the gift June Taylor in person this time around, but what I can do is share this inspirational interview with her, recorded last December. June was interviewed by my friend Jen Maiser who was instrumental in setting up the Eat Local Challenge blog and writes at at Life begins at 30. I think there might even be a question from yours truly at the end. I haven't listened to the recording yet, but I was there at the time, so I know how inspirational June's words were.
Thanks again - really - all of you - for being such a big part of helping such a fantastic cause.
Now, I don't know about you - but I just can't wait for next year....