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November and December – Winning Moments

November Wins:
A shopping bag, keyring, and some magnetic words, all promoting the movie The Longest Ride.


A bundle of items including: the soundtrack to Rio2, the soundtrack to The Longest Ride, a DVD copy of the movie Rio, and a book of Carnival Art from Rio 1 and Rio 2 by Tara Bennett . IMG_3826

A paperback copy of Point of Control by L.J. SELLERS arrived.


A big box arrived. It contained a £1,000 worth of Barbour clothing. I’ve written a full blogpost about the goodies: Barbour – Mens Land Rover Collection  DSC_0004

Next to arrive was a copy of Steps to Ascension: A Path to Inner Awareness by Sydney Francis. I’m sure it is something Mrs.R will enjoy reading.


A CD copy of Live Fink Funk by Dave Formula and The Finks arrived. IMG_3851

A Highlander Wave 3 Watt Cree Sensor Headlamp arrived. This will be very useful indeed when I’m walking the dogs at night.


A DVD copy of Mad Men – Complete Final Season arrived. It is not a series either of us have watched, so it will go it to a box for donating to the animal rescue charity StrayAid. IMG_3854

December Wins:
A paperback copy of The Rainbow Option by Michael McCarthy arrived in the post.


A copy of True Blue Tucker by Campbell Jefferys arrived in the post. IMG_3890


A paperback copy of The Ill Fortune To Be Dark In The Eyes by Berlin Gunning arrived in the post. IMG_3892


A copy of the The Relic Guild by Edward Cox arrived in the post. IMG_3893 A paperback copy of The Cathedral of Known Things Kindle Edition by Edward Cox arrived in the post. IMG_3891 A Hotel Chocolat White Snowflakes arrived in the post. IMG_3895
A bar of Elizabeth Shaw 70% Cocoa Crisp arrived in the post.
IMG_3898 A copy of The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan arrived in the post. IMG_3906

A small bottle of nail varnish arrived in the post.

While November was my best ever month for winning competitions, with a massive win of a £1,000 worth of Barbour clothing, December was my worst ever month.
Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £4892 (from 1st September 2013).

Barbour – Mens Land Rover Collection

The other week I received an email from Mat G at Barbour to say that I had won £1000 worth of Barbour clothing, from the Land Rover range.
This is a great win!
I spent a little time browsing the range of items available on the Barbour website, deciding what I wanted, before emailing him back with the details of my choices.
Barbour - Mens Land Rover CollectionJust over a week later a box of goodies arrived at my door. DSC_0004On Sunday we decided to go down to Crimdon Beach with Barley and Porter for a mini photoshoot. It was freezing cold, which made me happy that I had won some warm clothing and not shorts and a t-shirts. Hahaha!
Barbour - Mens Land Rover CollectionI think Porter our rescue Rottweiler was a little miffed that there was not a dog coat included in the win for him. I’m sure Barley our rescue Lurcher would also have liked a nice new coat, but he was too busy eyeballing dogs further along the beach to show his disappointment. The items I chose from the Barbour Land Rover collection included, The Barbour Driving Coat (£599): This is a heavyweight Oban waxed cotton coat with a detachable collar, and jacquard and wool lining. It is now my default winter coat. It is well made, will withstand the elements here in County Durham, and more importantly withstand the dogs lively antics.

Barbour Clearwell Knitted Blazer (£199). IMG_3847

Barbour Richardson Half Zip (£119).
IMG_3846Barbour Land Rover Lambswool Scarf (£44.95).  

The scarf is a very timely result. Previous to winning this Barbour scarf, the scarf I usually wear, which I purchased in Sarajevo, Bosnia is now looking a bit thin and worn, but it has done me proud, and I’m sure my new one will last for a long time too.IMG_3848

Barbour Land Rover Wax Sports Cap (£34.95).DSC_0009We tried our best to get some decent shots of my lovely new clobber, but with two mental dogs and arctic conditions, it wasn’t an easy task. The dogs didn’t want to wait around while the photos were being shot, they wanted to run, and not just for fun but to get warm too. At least I was nice and warm in my new jumper, coat, scarf, and hat – Thank You very much Barbour!

J Barbour & Sons Ltd,
South Shields,
Tyne and Wear,
NE34 9PD

Blog post by Richard Randall