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A winning craft weekend

I enter quite a few competitions - always the ones that come in email mailing lists, and usually ones in magazines, too.  It doesn't take long, and whilst the odds of winning are never that great, you're not going to win if you don't enter.  In the past I've won quite a few books, and a lot of porridge (Dorset Cereals have a prize draw every month, I've never won the top prize but I have won a runner-up prize of a case of porridge - twice!).   Last summer I won my best prize yet through Let's Knit magazine: a two night stay for two people at The Manor House Hotel in Devon.  They advertise themselves as a craft and activities hotel, so I booked the weekend for the end of June and Ben and I headed off to the south west.
Driving to Devon on a Friday afternoon takes quite a while - we were stuck behind a caravan for quite a while and then rejoiced when we finally ended up on a bit of motorway so we could overtake!  I annoyingly had my contact lenses in so couldn&#…

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