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Born Pontefract

Live in Wentbridge now  Though I have a little place in Punta Prima Spain to escape to

Love team sports , Swimming , Bit of everything really to keep fit 

Love to cook , Music is my passion  , Read absolutely anything at times 

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Girls night out contest

Blog Posted:6/3/2014 10:55:00 PM

I loved every entry and so many made me laugh , I did better this time in the judging but still made the odd mistake , At one time I had 35 winners , Some did add names and that threw me a bit but honestly , I am astounded by the brilliance of you all

Thank you so much

Before running anymore contests I must seek advice from some of you old pro's , So I can cut down on the judging errors ,

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  1. Date: 6/4/2014 8:13:00 PM
    It was a fabulous theme for the contest Darren. jenny and I had so much fun writing together for it and were over the moon with our first place. hugs as ever Jan xxx Not sure some members would appreciate being called 'old pro's ' that made me chuckle!

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  1. Date: 6/4/2014 12:26:00 PM
    thank you for my placement in your contest, many congrats to all the winners

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  1. Date: 6/4/2014 10:12:00 AM
    This was such a fun contest, Darren, and you did have some wonderful entries. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you for my placement. Many people do not put their names on poems as sponsors often wish to judge blind. There have been times when it has taken me days to judge contests after they close. It is difficult picking winners. Best wishes, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 6/4/2014 5:24:00 AM
    I am not an old pro re contests.. but rules on the contest-page... should be as clear as possible..(despite of that people send in 'the clowns with theme-not-related poems sometimes also in other than required poetry forms - taking the space before others with more appropriate to the theme poems) but a contest description with some rules and a blog with more rules.. My personal point of view: contest-description is just that and a blog is something different... I try to avoid using both before judging because it MIGHT(..) confuse people. (having had the named-had-to-be-no-name-experience earlier on). BUT - happy to be on the winners list with an HM..

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  1. Date: 6/4/2014 12:12:00 AM
    darren, I am happily surprised that I placed high in your contest. I honestly did not know what to write and then it occurred to me I had that older poem of mine that I could enter. Thanks so much, and congrats to all. I'll check out the winners' list this weekend. As for whittling down contests, you almost have to make rules just because people inevitably break the rules and it narrows down the playing field!! It just sucks when a super good poem is one of those that has broken a rule!!

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    Devonshire Avatar Carolyn Devonshire Date: 6/4/2014 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, Andrea, you are correct. Adherence to rules, sticking with the correct form(s), and even grammar and punctuation sometimes have to be considered when many wonderful entries are submitted.
  1. Date: 6/3/2014 11:03:00 PM
    Yikes did your rules say no names??

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    Wouterse Avatar Elly Wouterse Date: 6/4/2014 5:33:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dave - I am accompanying you.. missed that one too.. :-( Elly

My Past Blog Posts

Girls night out contest
Date Posted: 6/3/2014 10:55:00 PM
Why do the years go so fast
Date Posted: 5/10/2014 4:48:00 AM
A girls night out
Date Posted: 5/7/2014 5:13:00 AM
Sometimes life gets in the way
Date Posted: 4/28/2014 9:39:00 AM
The supernanny syndrome
Date Posted: 3/24/2014 11:09:00 AM
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Be Bram Stoker for a day contest
Date Posted: 3/14/2014 8:35:00 PM
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My Poems

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6/23/2014Last timeVerseromantic,
6/20/2014Did you have a peaceful nightVersecare,love,
6/20/2014Oh no doctorNarrativeaddiction,
6/17/2014Was it god or was it fateI do not know?prayer,
6/11/2014My wayVersefunny,
6/8/2014Blue lagoonVersememory,
6/5/2014The alien abductionNarrativespace,
6/4/2014The red roseVerserose,
5/30/2014Fifty penceVersememory,
5/27/2014Just having a giggleLight Poetryfunny,
5/24/2014A Mothers smileNarrativememory,
5/24/2014Bawdy limerick 1Limerickfunny,
5/24/2014 fantasia by SKAT and DarrenFree verseromance,
5/23/2014My best ever love poemVerselove,
5/21/2014The story of youNarrativeromance,
5/18/2014A broken heart awayFree verselove,
5/16/2014Ever deeper grows our kissFree versekiss,
5/16/2014One drunken nightFree versefunny,
5/14/2014Fun gamesFree versefunny,
5/13/2014A beautiful lady from poetry soupFree versefunny,
5/10/2014A memory she left behindVersememory,
5/9/2014Lenny the leprechaunNarrativefunny,
5/7/2014My honky tonk angelNarrativeromantic,

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