Can you believe I’m about to write a sponsored post for Target Australia about fashion? Neither can I. Stifle your giggles and let’s get on with it shall we? Speaking of disbelief, last week had its share of incredulous moments.
On Monday I was invited to be on the radio again – this time live from the Ekka! When I told Mum, the first thing she said was “You know they’ll be able to see you right?” I hung up and made a hair appointment.
I spent Tuesday getting ‘waisted’ at Target in search of a radio-ready outfit. I tried all manner of Gok endorsed styles and finally settled for black and white blouse from Look 5 and new jeans. (Buying new jeans is a far superior option to facing the cruel reality that my current jeans restrict blood flow to some of my favourite internal organs.)
I learned several things during the process:
- I cannot hold my breath as long as I thought I could.
- I suck at change room selfies. (I must ask teenage friends for tips.)
- Would you believe Gok thinks I’m gorgeous? I think he’s lovely too, but I do think he should dial down the number of small dog pictures he posts on instagram.
On Wednesday I learned that my pickles won first prize at the Ekka. Mum admitted to being super jealous because her cake didn’t place. This pleased me greatly.
The traveling irrigator broke on Sunday - the morning of my interview. Our late departure necessitated a very rushed trip to the Ekka. My plans of thrilling the Little Sister with the barnyard nursery were thwarted by her reluctance to engage with anything on four legs and there was no time to convince her otherwise. I did my interview with Fresh on Sundays, while the Big Sister danced outside the booth. Despite their best efforts, neither Mum nor Dean managed to get a clear shot of me with Michelle and Dominque. The Little Sister slept through the entire thing. I’m giving serious though to auditioning a new support crew.
We visited the Fine Arts pavilion to check out my prize-winning pickles and Mum’s fruitcake. My pickles were wearing pretty blue bonnets. Mum’s cake was tucked right up the back of the display case. She’s still jealous and this continues to bring me great joy.
There’s not a huge monetary component to a first prize win in the Novice pickle category at the Ekka. That said, winning a blue ribbon is priceless; especially when it comes with the added bonus of sticking it to my Mother*.
To celebrate my Ekka win I’m giving away another $50 Target voucher. To be in the running to win leave a comment below and tell me about a win of your own. It needn’t be a Mater Prize home or scoring $250,000 on a scratchie – I’m looking for one of those sweet little victories. So tell me…
what’s the best thing you ever won?
Congratulations to Wendy, her year’s supply of green tomato sauce is the win that keeps on winning!
*Mum’s really actually happy for me. Deep deep, deep deep down.