In the spirit of all things cheerful, Random House Audio ran a competition to offer copies of Good Times! by cheeky chappie Justin Lee Collins on CD. All entrants had to do was tell us one of their Good Times. Below are the winning entries. They made us giggle, groan and gag in the case of one cat’s ear-wax exploits, but above all they reminded us that it’s the little things that mean the most.
So thanks to Justin, out favourite fuzzy Bristolian- whose brilliant book is now riding high in the iTunes chart. Good Times!
The winning entrants were:
Being 46 and asked if I was 21 in Florida to buy a drink. I felt wonderful and not a frumpy mum of 3. Thank you Florida!!!!
I always smile to myself when I remember how many years it was before my daughter twigged that I was fibbing when I had told her as a toddler that hamsters came from Hamsterdam.
A night out that was unplanned, and ended up at a small bar with jukebox, fab friends a few drinks and a very improtu karaoke session!
My good times are going to Legoland with my daughter, getting soaked and eating birthday cake.
One of my good times is when I was only 5 yrs old, and was given a toy monkey for my Birthday. I love that monkey, I still have it today at the age of 43. His name is Henry and has been through all my good times with me.
It sounds sad, but going to a Bucks Fizz concert last Friday. They were my heroes when they won the Eurovision when I was 10, and to see them re-formed and enjoying themselves, and the atmosphere at the concert made me smile for a full 90 minutes!
When my son was small he asked for a black marker. He was completely trustworthy when drawing so I gave him a black permanent marker. A couple of minutes later he came back and said Look, Mummy, Batman. His arms, legs and face were coloured in.
My first job as a student working in a bakery, starting at midnight. It was hard gruelling work but the camaraderie of the people I worked with was immense. I often remember the great fun we had.
My cat eating the earwax off of my little finger. He goes wild!
Last night I had got in from work, all the housework was done, tea was merrily bubbling away and all the dogs were asleep. I had the chance to just sit back, relax and read a book. Ahhhh, good times!
Jenni - Audio Editorial Assistant