With over 200 entries, my Polly and the Puffin giveaway comes to an end. The winner is Jackie with her story of a volcano, a whale and an ugly chick:
In September 2001 I flew in a tiny plane across a very turbulent North Sea to the volcanic island of Heimay to see Neil & his friends – but all the puffins had gone to sea for the winter. So I occupied myself walking up the still warm volcano, visiting a garden made in the lava by a couple, who everyday took bags of soil to the lava sea & planted seeds; & watched the whale from ‘Free Willy’ being fed by the US navy whilst he lived in luxury in an island harbour. At the end of the day the coach driver came to where I was sitting with a shoe box. Inside was the ugliest chick I had ever seen! He had been left behind on the school football pitch & the driver was raising him by hand until his family & friends returned the next Spring. Was Neil one of those puffins who went to sea, leaving behind a chick?
Well done, Jackie, and thanks for the surreal and entertaining true story! I’ll be in touch for a postal address.
And there’s a beginning at Didyoumakethat Towers. Where will it all end? In tears or laughter – or both? Any tips, let me know.