Sunday, 3 August 2008

The results!

Sorry to be a bit late posting this... only back from Dorset a few hours ago and there have been kids to feed, bath and put to bed, and bits of wet tent to drape around the house... Yes. It rained. Again. "It always rains when we're camping," my son said gloomily as woke up to loud pattering sounds yesterday morning. Ahh well. We still had a fab time.
Enough about all that, anyway. I've got the result of the limerick competition to announce!

All week, entries have been pouring in to the comments box. In fact there were 28 limericks in all, which is brilliant, I reckon. Thanks to everyone who entered... you are all worthy poets and should give yourselves many pats on the back.
But there can only be one winner. And, if you remember, that winner stands to receive a whopping great parcel of books from those lovely generous people at Pan. As with the anagrams,
I have typed up all the entries anonymously and given the list to my Lovely Partner to judge. And, as before, he picked out a shortlist of those limericks he liked best.
So, without any further ado, I can now reveal that in third place is...

the extremely fabulous Clare with this:

I'm feeling all bothered and blue
I can't seem to get over you
A diamond would help
(I mean it, don't yelp)
Or even a topaz would do.

And in second place is...

the rather foxy Lily Sheehan with this:

You promised you'd always be true
Now I'm trying to get over you
You promised a ring
With a diamond setting
But all I got was hullabaloo

So now, the moment you've all been waiting for. The winner of my limerick competition is...

*someone get that drum-roll going, for goodness' sake*

the incredibly talented Calistro with this:

There was a young lady called Sue
Who wrote a great novel or two
Her words sparkle like diamonds
Her characters aren't shy ones
So buy "Any Way..." and "Over You".

Round of applause for Calistro, please! Very well done indeed. Calistro, please email me at lucy AT lucydiamond DOT co DOT uk with your address and I'll make sure you receive a scrummy parcel of books. Hoorah!!


Lily Sheehan said...

Yay 2nd place, I've never made the the top three before. Woohooo, thanks Lucy and Congrats to Clare and Calistro.

JJ said...

Excellent limericks there. Congratulations to all winners.

Leatherdykeuk said...

Very well deserved! Congratulations!

Bear said...

Congrats winners!!

Calistro said...

Yay!!!!!! That's the best news I've had all week. What wonderful news. Books, books, books. Yayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!

Will email asap.

Clare Sudbery said...


What fun. Not feeling bothered at all.


Lucy Diamond said...

Oh, I love it when everyone's so gracious and happy!

Pat Posner said...

Congratulations to all.

Hope your prize won't keep you away from blogging, Cally!

Annie Bright said...

I'm not jealous, Calistro. Well perhaps a little. :-))

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Clap, clap, clap, clap, clap! Well done, you three.

Paige said...

Well done to all three of you! They were great limericks!

I've just finished Over You. I gobbled it up in two days! Loved it! I love your style of writing! It feels so fresh! Roll on Book 3!!

Lucy Diamond said...

Oh, Paige, THANK YOU!!! You are only the third person I know who's read it (as well as b and my mum!) so it's really brilliant to hear that you liked it. Hoorah!

Tam said...

Oh, I missed this :-(
Can you do another one sometime? I promise I'll enter and make everyone feel superior with the awfulness of my poetry...

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