OK, so.... here are the results.
I started off with 43 entries on 1 January.
Of those 43, 30 participated in the Spot the Difference competition.
Of those 30, 8 found all the differences*
15 people found the words written in the crossword puzzle.
Of those 15, 6 found all the differences too.
So I had SIX correct entries!
Thank you so much to everyone who took the trouble to read my posts over the past 30 days, and spent time on the two competitions. I will be emailing everyone who found all the differences, and those who completed the puzzle... that's a total of 15 people.... to give them a very special Special Offer 😊
However, Small Dog was initially reluctant to provide her name drawing services.
Me: *brightly* SD... could you come through here please? There's something I need you to do.....
SD: Whot? Hav yue eni ideer whot tym it iss?
Me: I'm sorry......?
SD: *glancing meaningfully at the clock* Luke at the tym. Its gonn fyv oh klok. Ai am offishillie off dewtie.
Me: *cajolingly* Oh come on.... this'll only take a minute. I really need you.
SD: *warming to her theme* Plus ai havent had mai dinnur yet. Wurken ovurtym on a emptie stumack... ai doant thinc so.
*walks into kitchen and retrieves a bag of treats from the cupboard
suddenly, miraculously, Small Dog appears at my feet... all tail-wagging, furry enthusiasm*
Me: Ah. You're here. What were you saying?
SD: Ai mite hav bean a bit hastey. Ar thoas mai treets purchans?
Me: Lets start this conversation again then shall we? Could you come through here please? There's something I need you to do....
SD: Absewlewtlie. Kno problemo. Att yure servis.... whot is it?
Me: I need you to pick a name out of this hat.
SD: *nonplussed* Huh. Is that orl?
Me: Yes, just that.
SD: *enthusiastically* O. Kai. Letts do this thing.
Me: *encouragingly* Go on then... pick one out.
Me: Got one? Good. Let me have it then?
SD: *hopefully* Treet???
Me: Oh, OK. Good girl. *administers treat* Take your paw off it then......
Me: Right, let's have a look at it. Ewww... it's a bit wet.
SD *chewing* Nuthen rong with a bitt of dog saleyeva.
Me*sigh* No, I suppose not.
And the winner is......
Congratulations Clare... get in touch with me with your contact details and I'll send your kits off to you.
* The answers to the Spot the Difference photo..... there were 12, although as one of them was at the very edge of the photo and could have looked as if it wasn't part of the scene, we accepted 11 and 12 as correct answers.
The words hidden in the coloured squares were TOWER HOUSE DOLLS!
Thanks again to everyone who entered. If you answered either 11 or 12 to the photo competition, and/or correctly identified Tower House Dolls as the hidden words, I will be in touch with you over the next few days.