I was a little disappointed that so few people took up the challenge of the 1950s party game, so a huge thank you and well done to the few who did come out to play!
Sarah, from Red Gingham was the first one, good on ya, girl!
Cheerfulness was next, yay!
Floss from Troc, Broc & Recup' was also up for it.
And Tomolou also gave it a jolly good go.
Now I am faced with a really horrid dilemma, because, well, errmmm, nobody actually got them all correct, lol. I don't blame ya, some of the picture puzzles were really quite fiendish, especially so for non-UK people. Well, let me give you the correct answers first, and then I'll let you know what I have decided to do with the giveaway.
Here goes -
Card 1 - Spot the trees - PALMS
Card 2 - Spot the car part - BOOT
Card 3 - Spot the drink- PUNCH
Card 4 - Spot the English town - CREWE ( crew )
Card 5 - Spot the footwear - PUMP
Card 6 - Spot the car - STANDARD
Card 7 - Spot the politician - BUTLER
Card 8 - Spot the fish - PERCH
Card 9 - Spot the athlete - BANNISTER ( Banister )
Card 10 - Spot the insect - CRICKET
Card 11 - Spot the lady's woolen garment - JUMPER
Card 12 - Spot the game - BRIDGE
Card 13 - Spot the British County - CARDIGAN
Card 14 - Spot the dog - POINTER
Card 15 - Spot the gun - MORTAR
Card 16 - Spot the shopping attraction - SALES ( sails )
Card 17 - Spot the composer - HANDEL ( handle )
Card 18 - Spot the human body part - GROIN ( groyne )
You know gals, because I had looked at the game, the cards and the answers of course, when I was at the stall buying it, it didn't seem so bad, but looking at it now, I can see why it was really really difficult. I mean, who the heck is Bannister, lol, or Butler for that matter? Unless you are a history/sports/politics buff, you just wouldn't know 50 years on, would ya? Still, some answers made me giggle, teehee, and I am a really bad person for chuckling away at you poor wonderful people sitting there, probably chewing your bottom lip, scratching your head, spillling your tea, cos you were thumping the desk in frustration...........
Right, firstly, I think I have to find out who got the most answers correct, lets see......
In reverse order -
Sarah came in with 7 correct answers, and for somebody living on the other side of the world, thats a pretty darned good result, woohoo, well done Sarah!
Cheerfulness got 8 answers correct, thats a great effort, much better than a couple of my friends did!
Floss got 10 correct ( including the groyne, lolol ), way to go, girl!
And with a fabulous total of 11 correct answers, tomolou came out tops, you little star, you. Tomolou even got Roger Bannister, how brilliant is that?
So now what do I do? I had said that I would pick the winner from the ones who got all answers correct, but nobody did, so here's what I think I'll do. At the moment there are 7 little bits in the giveaway, I'll add another bit, a length of this really sweet vintage French dotty ribbon
to make it 8 bits altogether. So now we have
vintage French glass buttons
fashion tea cards
length of lace trim
green polka dot ribbon
country chicken ribbon
vintage grey button set
vintage French pink dotty ribbon
Tomolou, as the person with the most correct answers can pick 2 items from the lot of 8. Once tomolou has picked, Floss can pick 2, then cheerfulness, then Sarah. Do you all think thats fair? I hope tomolou is around to start it off, so the rest of you don't have to wait too long, lol.
Now my brain hurts, and I need a cup of tea. Big thank you again to you wonderful people for playing the game, you are real good sports! And I promise, I make the next giveaway much easier........... probably................ unless....................