Thursday, January 19, 2012

A winner at last

You know how some people just seem to be lucky?  I'm not one of them.  Oh, I am in lots and lots of ways, very lucky indeed, but not when it comes to winning prizes.  I don't win raffles or prizes in Lotto.  I'm still encouraged to buy Lotto tickets because I won $30 in 1993 - and I had to split that with my daughter and her friend.

And now I am further encouraged because I won Dawn Treader's, 3rd Blogoversary giveaway.  I heard the news of the win on 13th and today it arrived.  Pretty darn fast considering it came all the way from Sweden.  And it's fabulous.  I'm lucky!!

I'm not sure about the connection with being lucky and this next bit.  But somehow I saw it.

Today at work I was interrupted mid-sentance by a man I have never met before asking, "What part of Australia do you come from?"

Ah yes, that is connection, I'm lucky that after over 35 years living with the Kiwi accent I retain enough of my Aussie roots for keen ears to detect my Aussie accent. My Aussie family will laugh because they think I sound like a Kiwi these days....but not totally..... obviously. 

6 comments:

  1. Snail mail is a relative these days. It used to take months for a letter to get from NZ to parts of Europe. Now it can be a few days. Slow compared with email of course but it still has its place.

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  2. Snail mail is a relative these days. It used to take months for a letter to get from NZ to parts of Europe. Now it can be a few days. Slow compared with email of course but it still has its place.

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  3. Woo Hoo - this could be the start of a winning streak for you! Congrats on the win.

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  4. GB - it's a computer - that's how it happened! Never question the workings of the God 'Data Transfer'.

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  5. Congratulations on your win. And isn't it delightful that someone recognized your Australian accent?!

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