I’ve got a golden ticket

19 Jun

Here’s my blogging friend, Kate Shrewsday. She writes fascinating articles linking weird stuff like toilets and ice cream (she may not have done that one, but it’s the kind of thing she would do).

She has the chance to go for a Britain-wide walk with her kids and dog but she needs your votes to do it.

Please take a moment to read the post and click the link to vote for her.

I promise NOT to eat a Malteser for every vote you cast (I’m on a diet and I need the motivation).


Kate Shrewsday

Let’s just, for a moment, overlook the fact that Grandpa, in that classic first make of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and The Chocolate Factory, is not the one who has won the golden ticket.

He’s happy.

In fact, the ticket winner is little Charlie. Cheer-up Charlie. Charlie, against whom the odds were stacked so high they must surely have crushed him. Charlie, who stood for honest-to-goodness integrity in the face of gluttony, avarice and greed. Whilst others got their parents and promoters to spend outrageous sums for the one thing they could not have automatically, Charlie relied on fate to bring the golden ticket to him.

But we all join Grandpa in being elated. In incredulity that finally, just perhaps, the tide of unfortunate events might be about to change.

And of course, for Grandpa, and for Charlie, life was about to alter forever.

This does not happen in real life.

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7 Responses to “I’ve got a golden ticket”

  1. kiwidutch June 19, 2013 at 09:28 #

    Tilly I voted for Kate… now PUT DOWN that Malteser and back away slowly!


  2. lanceleuven June 19, 2013 at 12:45 #

    If there’s anything I can do to help a ‘teaser addict kick the habit then I’m more than happy to help. So, done! 🙂


  3. Laurie Nichols June 19, 2013 at 15:33 #

    I voted for Katie, now don’t go “cold turkey” with the Maltesers, it can have unseen consequences, you must ease off gently. Just trying to look out for you my dear friend. 😀 Maltesers can be tricky.


  4. SchmidleysScribbling June 19, 2013 at 19:59 #

    I’m still trying to recover from being sent to Janet’s link yesterday. Don’t forget, I am old and get lost easily. Dianne


I welcome your comments but be warned: I'm menopausal and as likely to snarl as smile. Wine or Maltesers are an acceptable bribe; or a compliment about my youthful looks and cheery disposition will do in a pinch.

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