Okay, so my friend Wendy was roped into choosing a favourite answer for this because I rarely, if ever, choose my own in case it is someone’s name I recognise; and anyway, if it was up to me all you’d need to say is ‘poodle puppy’ and that’s a win right there! I’d be hopeless.

So Wendy had the task, and I have to say it was really difficult for her. She said that all the answers were amazing and surprising (someone’s sister swallowed a goldfish?!!) but WildThyme was chosen because a) she wanted to pay it forward and b) it’s for a on-line friend that she hasn’t met but who she has a cyber friendship with. And it just seemed fitting. Here’s Wild Thyme’s entry:

When I was diagnosed with MS a couple of years ago, my friend (whom I have not met yet) who lives in Vancouver sent me some Winter Olympics souveniers, some Canadian literature, 5 MAC lip glasses, a bg and a DVD of herself showing me how to make that most famous Canadian dish of Poutine (basically chips, gravy and cheese).

It was the most wonderful thing anyone had ever done for me, especially as we’ve never met each other in real life.

If I win it, I’m sending it on to her.”

Thank you everyone for telling me your best surprises! I’ve genuinely loved reading them all.  

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