Ben and I don't win stuff.
Well, I understand Ben won school honors when he was a student, quite a lot of them, but me, just once, and it was oh, so, insignificant.
If it's for a good cause, we still buy whole books of raffle tickets, but we don't win. Once, while we lived in Auckland, we won a trip to Golden Bay, just north of Nelson, (airfare on Ansett!), but they couldn't accommodate us when we wanted to travel, so we took parts of the prize after we moved to Nelson: two nights accommodation and a dinner. It was wonderful, but somewhat anticlimactic. And yet, I keep hoping, and continue to send for giveaways, especially when there is a book at stake. And we buy raffle tickets.
So, imagine me jumping up and down when I got an email from DEA Yarns saying I won a draw! For 7kg of yarns!! And other than the natural merino, I was asked to pick the colors, so they are definitely not stuff they are trying to unload. It even included 2kg of my favorite 2/20 cottons.
I must tell you Ben was even more excited than I was. It must have been the extra big box!