15 Mar 2013

My Families 15 minutes Of Fame

For this weeks Flashback I'm heading back to good old 2004.
In a moment of of sheer boredom, I threw caution to the wind and entered a competition.

I took a chance
I thought nothing of it
I sent it off in the mail and promptly forgot all about it

Until the phone call
I had won
Wait a second, I what ?
Yep, that's right. I won :)

I won a Fisher & Paykel Stainless Steal Refrigerator, and my families story and recipes would be published in the December issue of the "Super Food Ideas" magazine, under the title "Family Of The Month"
I was so excited, I had never won anything in my life.

The magazine editor emailed me a bunch of questions which I promptly answered and sent back. All I had to do now was wait for the delivery of our brand new fridge, and the publication of the magazine.......

I could hardly contain myself.

The fridge arrived the week before we were to appear in the magazine, it was so shiny and so BIG. Almost twice the size of the one we were using FANTASTIC a family of 6 needs a large fridge.
Next, we received an early copy of the magazine. There we were, my families picture, story and favorite recipes printed on page 24 and 25.

The boys were beyond excited to see themselves in print "are we famous mum?" they were so cute, taking the magazine everywhere. School, daycare and even to swimming lessons, it was funny to say the least.
We no longer have have the fridge :( it gave up not long ago actually, but we still have our copy of the magazine to remind us of our luck and our 15 minutes of fame.

Linking up with The delightful Cathy for another Flashback Friday post :)

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  1. Oh wow, that is soooo cool - what an awesome prize! My boys got their 15 minutes of fame in a car magazine...but unfortunately all we opy of the magazine - no new car for us :(

  2. That is a great story. Great win. I'm so lazy regarding entering competitions, I never bother. This is a reminder that you just never know, so it's worth the effort.

  3. That's awesome! How fun that must have been and a Huge new fridge!!



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