Thursday, 30 July 2009

Competition #2

Okay, this is the big one... the one with the huuuuuuge prize that is well worth winning before you go on your summer holidays. To celebrate the publication of Hens Reunited, I'm delighted to announce competition number two... where you - yes, YOU! - could win a teetering tower of books, all kindly donated by those lovely people at Pan Macmillan. The books that one lucky winner will receive are:

Pictures of You by Jane Elmor

In the Heart of the Canyon by Elisabeth Hyde

Housewife in Love by Alison Penton Harper

I Remember by Noelle Harrison

The Love of My Life by Louise Douglas

Guernica by Dave Boling

Devotion by Nell Leyshon

The Lady and the Poet by Maeve Haran

50 Ways to Find a Love by Lucy Ann Holmes

Beachcombing by Maggie Dana

(Click on the link to see each book's Amazon page where you can find out more.)
(Is this exciting or WHAT?)

So, what you do you have to do to win such a fabulous prize? Well, I'll tell you. All you need to do is to write a limerick which includes the words HENS REUNITED LUCY and DIAMOND (in any order). Yes, all right, I know it was a similar competition last year and clearly I am totally unoriginal, but you were all so bloody brilliant at writing limericks last time and, more to the point, I had such a good laugh reading them that I couldn't resist giving it another go. So here we are!

The rules:
1) The competition closes at 6pm British Summer Time on Thursday 6th August.
2) You can leave your entry in the comments box, or, if you feel shy, you can email it/them to me: lucy at lucydiamond dot co dot uk.
3) The judge's decision is final
4) You can enter as many times as you wish
5) Usual terms and conditions apply
6) To be a true limerick, the words at the end of the first, second and fifth lines need to rhyme, with a different rhyme at the end of the third and fourth. Here's an example:
There was a young lady from Ickenham
Who went on a bus trip to Twickenham
She drank too much beer
Which made her feel queer
So she took off her boots and was sick-in-em

But I'm sure you can do a classier limerick than that, can't you? Can't you?!

I hereby declare that competition #2 is.... open!


Ellie said...

A girl reunited her hens
From over the hills and the fens
They all cried out ‘Lucy!
Your tales are so juicy
That diamonds come out of your pens!’

Lucy Diamond said...

Fantastic!! Brilliant start to the comp, Ellie, thank you!

Anonymous said...

I've read 5 of those, and they were all great - what a fantastic prize. :) Good luck everyone.

Lily Sheehan said...

I've read Hens Reunited
it was a great book i sighted
Lucy Diamond wrote it
and I would like to quote it
as a book to get you excited!

Lucy Diamond said...

Love it!

Lori x said...

There was a young lady called Lucy,
Who spoke of diamonds profusely,
She whispered of gems,
Told even her hens.
Wear them? Hell no, she spent frugally!

Claire said...

Two hens known as Lucy and Claire
Wore diamonds and pearls in their hair
They were were both so excited
To be reunited
They did a mad can-can to Cher!

Lucy Diamond said...

Yay! Two corkers! Any more for any more?

Pat Posner said...

Hens reunited, full of ambition
Entered a splendid competition
Lucy blinked her eyes
And thought of the prize...
A diamond in very good condition!

Lucy Diamond said...

Fabulous! The competition is getting tougher by the minute!

Tam said...

Lucy Diamond's a lady who wrote
Of hens upon whom men did dote
They were then reunited
(But never indicted)
And the tale brings a lump to your throat

Lucy Diamond said...

Fabulous - and very apt! Good work, mrs!

Queenie said...

Ms Diamond wasn’t a goosey
She knew that her hat-trick was juicy.
Any Way’s number one,
Over You was great fun,
Third is Hens Reunited – thanks, Lucy!

Lucy Diamond said...

Oooh Queenie, that one's a peach! Well done.
I've also had two emailed entries from Ana and L-Plate - it's going to be VERY tough for the judge to make a decision!

Anonymous said...

sounds great!