Sunday, 21 May 2017

The Great Sunday Prize Give-Away


A prize will be given to the person who gets the closest to marking the spot on this 17th century map of Bath by John Speede to where I currently reside.

I am not going to tell you what the prize is, and I might not even look at this post again to see who has won it, let alone send it to the winner.

Good luck.

This is Jack@'s guess. Close, but not close enough. X doesn't mark the spot, even thought she is very generous with her Xs. She may get a prize for effort anyway:


45 comments:

  1. I believe there is a woman somewhere in the US who offers comment monitoring with adjudication and moralising included in the package and may be available to monitor this post for you. It will not include actually awarding a prize so it is win win win.

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    1. I think others need her services more than I do.

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    2. 9 hrs later: I think you could have used them after all..

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    3. 9 hrs later: I think you could have used them after all..

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    4. If everyone duplicated I would.

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    1. Yes, but you need to show me an X like Jack@ just sent me. People who have actually visited us are not eligible...

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    2. I know exactly where you live. (Dear God, I sound like a stalker!)

      I just don't know how to 'Show you an X'

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    3. I keep losing track of the name a Bath friend of mine assigns herself here, but I don't think it is you. If you really want to enter this pointless game and win, just scan the map, put an X on it and either post it up or send it to me so I can, but I really don't advise it. It simply isn't worth it just for the glory.

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  3. But I wasn't close enough !!! The best I get is no cigar !!! XXXX

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    1. That may be the best anyone is going to get.

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  4. Did Jack@ mark the spot with multiple X's? If so I think she should be disqualified.

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    1. No, she just used one of her Xs and stuck it on.

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  5. I couldn't make the map large enough to find the weir, but KitKat stuck the pin in the right place. We'll just pretend to cross the non-existent road, climb the steps of the unbuilt building and lean out the window of the etcetcetc.

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    1. Using Google Earth disqualifies you as well.

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  6. I really don't think it would be right for me to enter this competition for I know exactly where you live including the postcode. So best of luck to all those who take part.

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  7. Once in a while I follow Heron.

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    1. See above. (I am getting off lightly here.)

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    1. You give up so soon Yael? You may be the only one qualified to enter.

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    2. Yes i gave up soon, i knew the adress...

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    3. How do you know my address? Am I to expect a visit from MOSSAD?

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    4. Don't worry, i am not going any where.

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    5. I just guessed and turns out i was right, that is all, no need to panic.Google maps are helpful too.

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  9. I was just going to alert you to the fact that John is now handing out prizes. The blog competition out there is stiff, my friend! But no price? Not even a wet handshake? Awwwww!

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    1. As wet as a mermaid's flannel...

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    2. Ive been offering prizes for years!

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  10. Quarter the map and put my cross exactly where all four lines cross,

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    1. Without even physically doing that, I make that dead-centre. No, sorry Weave.

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  11. I should really be disqualified as I know your address !!!! XXXX

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    1. I did make the most effort though !! XXXX

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    2. Oh yes... I forgot that you have already sent me undeserved prizes, door to door. I am expecting an Amazon drone to deliver the next one - through the roof.

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    3. Be careful what you wish for !!! XXXX

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  12. I have to say that I am a little shocked at how many of you know my postcode. I knew some did, but others I suspect of having even more time on their hands than Jack@.

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  13. Fuck. My reply facility has gone dead and I have nothing of great importance to say, so I am switching it all off until tomorrow. Night.

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  14. I propose just down from the Duck and Dog, over the road from the Queen Vic, and three doors up from the Nag's Head. I claim the prize.

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    1. 150 years ago you might have been right.

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  15. Seedies arrived today, have been sewn and duly watered in. Thank you S.

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    1. In about six weeks you will want to wander outside and sniff the night air...

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  16. I'm still trying to win that prize that will never be handed out. Is it right where 'C' (the market house) is?

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    1. No, but even it it was my prizes are as non-existent as John's.

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    2. Ahh, it's a cruel world...

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  17. I think it is the hay stack closest to the building jutting out into where the river is now.

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    1. To put you out of your misery, it is a spot right on the wall by the river where the ferry is situated.

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