14 Dec

We Have a Winner – Belloccia Has a New Home

The wait is over.

The draw has taken place.

The winner has been chosen.

In the spirit of absolute fairness and going to great lengths to ensure impartiality I employed an independent and highly respected member of society to carry out the draw.

Randomness and complete fairness were assured by not revealing the entrants to this bastion of impartiality!

Costs were kept to a minimum by not employing any of the Big Four auditing firms (PwC, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG) at any stage of the process.

So now to the moment you’ve all been waiting for.

The copy of Belloccia A Hill Village in the Abruzzi by R. H. ‘Gimi’ Jordan (which has had more than one careful owner already) goes to…


wait for it

another drum roll

And the winner is

anne (name reproduced as indicated in the comments – my impartial observer is a stickler for accuracy!)

Congratulations and well done.

Once I receive an address from anne I’ll send the book on its merry little way to its new owner.

Thanks to all of the entrants for taking part.

There’s a very strong chance that this will be my last post this side of 2013 so I’d like to finish with

Auguri per un Sereno Natale e un Felice Anno Nuovo

a little bit about 

Noel is an IT Consultant, software development Project Manager, photographer, writer, and English teacher. These days he swaps his time between Abruzzo, Italy and Dublin, Ireland.

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