As Kath put the finishing touches to her Creative Textiles for her course's end of year exhibition in Portsmouth (then we're free to go boating) and I put the finishing touches to Herbie's new roof box, we received a little bit of unexpected good news to relieve our respective last minute nerves. Kath has won a free two year subscription to Waterways World!
At the Crick show lots of stalls had a competition to win a prize. You had to answer a simple question like "which canal goes from London to Birmingham" or such like. I expect it was a good way of building up address books of potential customers. You never think you are going to win one of these things do you - but Kath did. Well done her. Now I can read the monthly jottings of Andrew Denny and co in WW as well as our usual dose of Adam and co in Canal Boat. You know what they say -"If you don't enter you can't win."
I have still never bought a ticket for the National Lottery though. It makes me laugh when people buy extra tickets when it's a roll over - as if ten million quid isn't worth the bother, but twenty million is.