1/1/10

And the winner is....(& enter again)

with a guess of 365 mugs of tea, compared to the 427 I actually drank (drumroll please)...

Gigi-Hawaii

Many congrats to Gigi, please email your mailing details and within a couple of weeks I will have a Brit influenced Tea goodies box, on it's way to you. The closest runners-up were Jan with 498 and Mare with 502. Mmmmm who commented on the previous post that he thought he was close, hmmmm 690 actually! ;-)

It was a fun competition, so I will run it again this year, especially as I have no idea whether I am consistent in my tea consumption. So place your guesses in the comments here for a chance to win.

On the rain front I have decided to go for a more accurate measure in 2010. Last year we had 44 'incidences' of rain, but that tells me nothing about the quantity. So I will put our rain-guage to good use and report actual inches, which I have no doubt will tell a much better story on just how dry it is out here!

And in other news, I have decided to once again blog more regularly, after taking a step back the past 6 months. I did write more and achieve the dream of being paid for that, but I also got 'sucked in' by Facebook and wasted alot of time on it pointlessly. So yesterday I drastically cleaned out my FB account, removed it from my home page tab and resolved (my only one for 2010) to reinvest that time in my blog and writing. So for better or worse depending on your opinion, you're about to hear more from me again!

23 comments:

gigihawaii said...

Wheee! HAPPY NEW YEAR or as we say in Hawaii, HAUOLI MAKAHIKI HOU.

Mahalo, Sarah! I await my prize eagerly! LOL.

Hey, I cannot access your email address, because I don't have MS Outlook. So, please email me at

glendahinchey@yahoo.com

and I'll send you my address.

Thanks again! I love winning contests!

Sherilyn -The Dominee Huisvrouw said...

Oh, I'm glad we'll be hearing more from you again! My guess for the Great Tea Consumption Question of 2010, is 465.

Sandy said...

Happy New Year!

Looking forward to seeing you a bit more. :-)


hmm... I will say 450 cups of tea for this year.

pamokc said...

I promote a moderation in facebook decision! I have too many people on there that stay in contact that way .... but I admire your resolve! It is those darned games, that's what it is. Time-suckers for sure.

gigihawaii said...

For 2010, I predict you will drink 420 cups of tea.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Happy New Year Brit Gal. I have decided to cut way back on my FB time also. It can really suck up a lot of time.

Sherri said...

Happy New Year Sarah! Congrats Gigi-Hawaii!! I'm glad you will be blogging more regularly I have missed you!

Rob Inukshuk said...

427? Hardly more than 1 cup a day! Pah, a part time tea drinker then. No dedication to the task.

Next year aim for a respectable 730!

Vickie said...

Great Tea Consumption for 2010 is 392

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I can't remember my guess of your tea drinking, but surely I was sooo close ?
Looking forward to more blogging than facebooking, I feel the same way, it tends to take over.
Happy New Year to you and yours, I hope to visit often in 2010 !
Cheers,
Jo
x

Linda J. said...

I am with you on the Facebook thing! OK, if you are going to concentrate on blogging more, perhaps you will consume more tea in 2010. My guess is 477.

Tulsa Gentleman said...

Hello. I have visited your blog several times but we haven't met. I think you may have looked in on me as well. My friend Yogi speaks highly of you.

I like your photographs but I see that you post them rather infrequently (in your other blog). Have you considered combining them?

We Oklahoma bloggers ought to get together over lunch now and then to talk about blogger things. Wishing you a fun and enjoyable 2010.

Kay said...

Happy New Year, Sarah! I'm thrilled for Gigi! That's great! I can just imagine how happy she must be.

I know what you mean about Facebook. I tried it but it doesn't give me the same satisfaction as blogging does. I've been away from visiting for a while because of the holidays and my NASTY cold that sapped me of my energy. I'm getting myself back in gear now, I hope. I've missed seeing what everybody is up to.

I'm glad you're back again, too!

Turquoise Diaries said...

Hey it is so nice to find your blog,too..and Mutlu Yillar..

auchenshugglegranny said...

Suoerb, all the best for 2010 from Scotland.

Smitten by Britain said...

That's a nice steady number isn't it? 365. Well done Gigi-Hawaii. All the best to everyone for a happy and healthy new year.

Charity said...

My guess is 430:) Please enter me. This sounds like great fun!! Thanks!!

esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

Daryl said...

Back where you belong! Congrats to the winner .. I missed this whole thing for some reason my blog list is not updating .. gggrrrr

parTea lady said...

Wow, that would be a low consumption of tea for me. I'll guess 440 mugs of tea for 2010. Congrats to Gigi.

Iota said...

Blogging is much more worthwhile than Facebook - in my opinion.

And this year, I think 499 cups of tea.

Sarah said...

I predict 500 cups of tea Sarah. Have a wonderful working week. Stoll love your blog and your photos. Its great reading a fellow brits xx

VictorianCobweb said...

I'll take a gander at the amount of tea you drink throughout the year. Considering the new tea pot and last years consumption 561!

Nat said...

Hmm... based on your January consumption I think I'll go large... 670 (I'm guessing you'll drink less tea in the summer you see).