Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Corrie Cars From Afar

Remember when we had the contest to see which Corrie Canuck would respond from furthest afar? Well, Heather in New Zealand was our winner.

Heather's the one in the blue hat and pink shirt.

Ooh, I'm joshing...those are her grandchildren Sam (in pink) and Ben.

Yesterday, after all the Corrie car talk, Heather sent us this pic of her family in this 1917 Buick that her hubby restored.



So thanks Heather for de-lurking and because of that you will be receiving a lovely gift all the way from Paris freakin' France.

Johnny, tell her what she's won.




Yes, purchased at Souveniers Du Monde across the street from Notre Dame catheredral, this 3.5" replica of La Tour d'Eiffel will bring you many hours of joy and memories as it sits at top your computer while you read Corrie Canuck or on your telly as you watch Coronation Street.

From Les Battersby to Mike Baldwin, everyone loves une petite Tour d'Eiffel, non?

NEW CONTEST:
From now until....let's say Valentines day....we'll hold another international de-lurking day. If you've been reading Corrie Canuck from afar but have been too shy to speak up, now's your chance.

The person the farthest from me (in Toronto) who delurks by Feb 14 will win a fabulous prize from me.

All you need to do is say something in our comments section like, 'Hi, I'm Bradley from Uganda!' and you might win. I encourage everyone to jump in no matter how close they are, you never know, Oshawa might win this one.

31 comments:

papasmurf said...

Your thumbnail looks very smurfy.

Jacqueline said...

All for you, Papa, all for you.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Debbie from Montreal

papasmurf said...

Thunder Bay is oh so far away - at least in a cultural and spiritual sense - does that count?

Anonymous said...

Here is an odd little story that has nothing to do with this post.

Last night I had this ridiculously vivd dream that I woke up in the three story apartment of Mr. Bill Ward, also known as Charie 'yes please' Stubbs.

We hung out with the cast of The Street, cheated on his girlfriend and he made me dinner on his rooftop garden.

Throughout this dream I kept trying to figure out how the hell I got to England until I finally told myself not to worry about it.

Also, during the dream, I kept thinking that I really wanted to get to a computer so that I could get on Corrie Canuk and tell Glacia.

Weird.

Jacqueline said...

You should have invited me...and the dance instructor

The Big Seester said...

Debbie,

ROTFL!!!

Michigander Fan

Anonymous said...

Hi I'm Bradley from Uganda.

Gina said...

I'm in Michigan and a new fan of the blog but I've been a Corrie fan for almost 10 years.

Pamer said...

damn...Karen took my Joke>

Oh well.

Hi I'm Billy from Eastern Uganda(that should be a little further away)

michelle said...

Hi I'm Michelle from Merritt British Columbia

Anonymous said...

Hello Jacqueline. My name is George Tupou V and I am the King of Tonga. I enjoy Coronation Street every day but I only watch the CBC version so I can come here and read your illuminating discussions.

I hate this NHL All-Stars business. You can rest assured that if Sidney Crosby ever comes to Tonga, he will be shot.

Tonga is 12,058 kilometres from Toronto, if you use this website.

You need not send me anything, for I am the King of Tonga and have all that I require.

I like ketchup!

Jacqueline said...

But your highness, given your penchant for ketchup, could I not interest you in some H.P. Sauce perhaps?

Steph said...

Hello, my name is Stephanie and I hail from the distant area of High Park.

missusmac said...

I'm Missusmac, from beautiful downtown East Hants, the rather wooded area near the Halifax airport.

I won't win this beautiful statuette, but that's okay, I already have one.

My oldest daughter went to France last year and brought me back not only this little gem but a lovely Eiffel Tower keychain.

Not a bad return for a $1,000 investment on my part, eh?

Anonymous said...

Do not mock the King of Tonga with your offer of HP Sauce.

Anonymous said...

Hi'ya
My name is Eden and I live in Chandler Arizona, a suberb of Phoenix. I know I'll never win any thing, but I just wanted to say how much I enjoy the Street and the Corrieblog. It is the very first thing I read every morning.
Cheers and regards to all
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Jacqueline said...

Oh no mockery intended, your highness. My apologies for any slight I may have caused.

Hi Eden!

Anonymous said...

Man, that King of Tonga has got this all sewn up!

Pamer said...

I am so glad that the King of Tonga finally delurked. i look forward to many spirited conversations..for example, i find it amazing that an island nation, so far away, can still receive the CBC. It's a complement to our public broadcaster.

Lisa of Scarberia said...

Scarborough may not be that far geographically but it is OUT THERE in so many ways. Does that count. Please answer before the latest driveby shooting takes me out- and those are just our police officers- you should see the criminals.

papasmurf said...
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papasmurf said...

King of Tonga - as if.

That would make Jacqueline the Queen of Sheba.

Anonymous said...

Soooooooo.... Wait.

You're saying that Jacqueline is NOT the Queen of Sheba?

Jacqueline said...

Look at Lisa trying to intimidate with her Scarbra talk.

I'm from SURREY, girl! The birthplace of stabbing.

Pffft, Delta girls.

General Paea said...

I am General Paea of the Tonga People's Liberation Front. We have just staged a coup and executed the tyrant King George Tupou V. Tonga is under the control of the people now.

We invite you to visit our socialist paradise as soon as we appoint someone to take over from the Minister of Tourism that we just shot.

In any case, nobody in Tonga watches Coronation Street. It was just our decadent tyrant king and we have blocked broadcasting of the CBC. A shame, really, because my wife likes that show about the Muslims. Anyway, we Tongans prefer Eastenders.

I suppose this means your contest still stands.

Pamer said...

"that show about the Muslims" ....General? Do you mean the Kumars? Cuz that show is hilarious. See you in Tonga, I am especially partial to socialist paradises

Debbie said...

The Kumars is a great show, but I think they are Hindi.

Jacqueline said...

I think the General was referring to 'Little Mosque on the Prarie'.

What can I do to re-install the royal family? I'll have to get George W. on the case.

We can't have any of this Eastender non-sense.

Jacqueline said...

BTW - now that the King is no more, I think Arizona is in the lead for the cheesie pressie.

Katie said...

How about me originally being from sunny Scotland, but because I enjoy the CBC version of Corrie so much more than ITV, I moved to Michigan to be closer to you all? No, didn't think that one would work either, but worth a try.