'I'm always looking for the Hows and the Whys and the Whats,' said Muskrat, 'That is why I speak as I do. You've heard of Muskrat's Much-in-Little, of course?'
'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Tuesday, 1 January 2013

I'm in the Herald!

Just back from the Laughing Horse Awards in Sheffield.  Fab time, can't remember a lot of it.
But someone tipped off the NZ Herald and the reporter arrived this morning on the doorstep.  All very exciting and guess what? I actually made it into the national paper!

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With many thanks. to the patrons of the award without which etc.

19 comments:

  1. Ha Ha ! Good one!
    Congratulations though I think the judges may have been influenced by your obviously superior muffin making ability!

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  2. I do hope they weren't influenced by so base a drive, Helsie. I'd hate to think our wonderful patron was ... oh maybe you're right.

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  3. I have enough problems with remembering which season it is and where I am without someone trying to confuse the 1 January with the 1 April.

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    1. Oh were you there too Geeb? I'm confused too. But it were a great bash and I were right chuffed.

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  4. I sat on the losers table......well said it was. Fix
    Xxxx

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  5. That should read it was a fix x

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    1. Would a double batch of muffins mollify you John?

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    2. Glutton. Oh all right then. Apricot, blueberry, and spiced apple do you? Batch of each?

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  6. Ah me, I hope fame won't change you too much! Nice picture for the front page..very Jackie O.
    Happy New Year to you :)

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    1. Thank you Jules. I am just the same. sweet, conniving person I ever was! Happy 2013 to you too.

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  7. Dear Katherine,

    May I congratulate you for winning this prestigious prize. There were some worthy nominees so the competition was stiff and undoubtedly gave the jury pause for some serious reflection but all of us who remember being at the party agreed you were the worthy winner.

    Pay no attention to John Gray, he was just miffed because I preferred to arm wrestle the lady from California than pinch his bum. As regards my overall conduct, starting a fight with Mr Mitt that had to be broken up by Mr Brague, upsetting Mr Bruce, that sort of thing, I can only put it down to the fact that someone must have spiked the 14 pints of Yorkshire Bitter and the bottle of scotch I drank before dinner.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Hippo. I can see how the spiking of your bottle of scotch would have really been most disappointing. I seem to recall it happened at the ceremony last year too. It's hard to know who to truss these days.

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    2. I always found it quite easy to spot the guys who needed a truss...

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    3. A product of a public school upbringing

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  8. That's a scream!! Also brings back fond memories of the NZ Herald! I think I might have a copy hidden away somewhere for posterity ... but not one with your face in it!

    Well done, lass!

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  9. You made the nation's Number One newspaper! Well done! A side news heading was "Meat cleaver used in brawl". I urged you not to venture into the hotel's kitchen with Marcel - the French hotel manager. The surgeons have been unable to stitch it back on.

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  10. Thank you YP.
    Regarding the other part of your comment; it's all a bit of a blur...I have no memory of Marcel, your urges, or any re-membering whatsoever, sorry.

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