We were at a charity ball on Saturday night. It was a smart affair – black tie and evening dresses. The venue was very nice, and not too far away which was good. As part of the event there was a Tombola, a Silent Auction and a live auction. The majority of the things in both auctions were well out of our league, so we settled for buying a couple of tickets for the ‘luxury’ Tombola. Here is what we won:
I was slightly miffed to win a Bruno Mars CD when other prizes available were huge boxes of chocolates, cinema tickets, rounds of golf, spa treatments, signed photos, beautiful candles… Oh well. I didn’t imagine I would like the CD very much, and in fact just thought of passing it on to someone, but to my surprise it’s quite easy listening. I actually recognise two or three of the tracks but, apart from one, I couldn’t have told you they were by him. The lyrics are not exactly Shakespeare, but the tunes are quite good. So, not such a bad prize after all.
The live auction had some fabulous things and a boxed set of the seven Harry Potter books, all signed by JK Rowling (who apparently only signs 12 things a year), was on the list. I was quite interested, until I noticed that it had a reserve price of £5,000! Good grief, I thought, who would pay that much?? Seems that more than one person would – it went for £7,000 in the end. I’m still astonished.