Saturday, 7 July 2007

Il Pleut - Le Competition de La Tour de France

In honour of the Tour de France KAL I am holding my very first Blog competition......

It has rained here every day for the last 14 days - I don't mean that it is raining all the time, just that every day we have had some and I am getting tired of it. So let's add some fun to the rain!!!
All you have to do to enter is guess how many days, during the Tour de France race, rain will fall on my house....

The Prizes
For some lucky people in the world it is not raining, in fact it is very hot so you may choose one of the following as your prize.....
1. Green & Blacks Organic Chocolate in 2 flavours of your choice. Absolutely gorgeous.
2. Schaefer Ann Sock Yarn in Burgundy/Wine colourway.
3. 200g of Top Quality Sari Silk - washed and softened and NOT smelly!
4. A copy of Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Almanac.

Et 'Un Prix pour La Lanterne Rouge'....as suggested by Meg for the person who gets it most wrong. Une parapluie!!!


The Rules
1. Email your answers - whole numbers only please, there are no fractions of rain - to me at Nikki[at] greengreenplanet [dot] com. Entries by July 7th Midnight BST (British Summer Time- that's 11pm GMT)
2. My children will be keeping a chart from 3pm July 7th (start of the race) to July 29th (whatever time the winner crosses the line) logging the rainfall. At night they will be leaving a 'Rain Collector' in the garden in case it rains during the night.
3. My eldest son's word on whether or not it rained is final!!
4. In the event of a tie there will be a tie-break question also to do with the weather.





11 comments:

Jeanne said...

How fun - my email is on its way!

Dotty said...

We've been having the same kind of weird weather here on the west coast of Canada. It seems like the patio gets wet every day. But summer's here so I hope you get some nice weather too. I'm going to guess 7 days of rain.

Tam said...

We can get Green & Black's chocolate in Australia......and we would like some of your rain to go with it!!!

Lauren/knitting in the dark said...

We have Green & Blacks here in the US, but you're right - it's absolutely delicious!

Arja said...

I'm not too far from you and our weather is similar to yours these days. watching Wimbledon while it rains - either outside my house or on the tennis courts - makes great knitting time, but I too am hoping for dry days. despite those wishes I shall realistically aim for 10 days of rain during Le Tour. my email is on its way, thank you for hosting a fun contest with yummy prizes!

Chris said...

We were having similar weather in Minnesota, US, a few weeks ago. Now it's been pretty dry and we need rain!

Lyndsey-Jane said...

Hmmmm! Green & Blacks Maya Gold.
I will say that as your are reasonably far north that it will rain 8 days.

Meg said...

Actually, now that Arja mentions
Wimbledon, could someone make it stop raining, at least over Centre Court?! I have to stay up past my bedtime thanks to all these rain delays.
And Nikki, classic lanterne rouge prize - love it!

knitnzu said...

Oooh, what fun! My email just went!

knitseashore said...

I hope it isn't wet for the days the riders are in London. It must be scary to skid on wet roads in a race! Sending guess to you shortly...

The_Add_Knitter said...

Such a fun contest! My mum grew up in Stockport, so I might have an inside edge!;)