Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Win! A Stock Market Silk Twill Scarf from Karen Mabon!



On the seventh day of Christmas, Domestic Sluttery gave to me, a stunning Stock Market Silk Twill scarf from Karen Mabon!

We've been lusting after Karen Mabon's designs ever since we first wrote about them in March. Karen's very kindly donated one of her silk stock market scarves, worth £110, to give away. It's a little piece of art that can be worn everyday.


You can enter in all sorts of ways to win this beautiful scarf:
  • Leave a comment below telling us your Christmas plays and pantos stories. Were you Mary in your school nativity? Or a wise man? Or maybe even Widow Twankey? Did all go exactly to plan or were there any You've Been Framed style mishaps? Please reveal all. 
  • Like Domestic Sluttery on Facebook and then like or comment on our Facebook entry, which will go live shortly. Give us chance to make a cuppa.
  • Tweet the following: Yes please @domesticsluts. I'd love to win a stunning scarf from @karenmabon! http://tinyurl.com/njtg2tu
  • Sign up to our newsletter. Whether you win or not, you get a £60 wine voucher when you sign up to our weekly newsletter!

You can do as many or as few of these options as you like, but there's no need to tell us where you've entered. The internet is clever, we can see where you've entered. The email notifications will drive us crazy.

You've got until midnight tonight to enter the competition. Good luck everyone!

PS - wondering who won the gorgeously clever maps from We Are Dorothy? That was Laura Collins via Facebook.  Just contact us to claim your prize Laura!

Oh goody! Small print (read it). The competition will close at midnight (UK time) 10 December 2013. You must be UK based to enter, sorry you lovely overseas readers. If you're anon, your comment entry won't count and if you enter with lots of comments or a barrage of Facebook comments and tweets, we'll discount all of your entries and tell you off. The winning entry will be chosen at random and you must claim your prize within 48 hours otherwise we'll pass it on to someone else. We're not allowed to enter our own competitions but Frances's nativity appearances have included an angel, a sheep and a traffic light. No, she still doesn't understand that one either.  

25 comments:

  1. ooh nice scarf, I was always a shepherd in my school plays, it made me very sad, I wanted to be an angel but as the tallest person in the class it was always a shepherd.

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  2. Yes, please. Biggest KM fan EVER. Nativity nightmare ~7yo; an upset stomach was involved. Nearly 30 years on it's still too painful to recount :-S

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  3. I've been a range of things in Christmas plays including an infamous appearence as mother goose in nursery that my parents like to remind me about constantly. I actually have no idea what they're talking about because I was only three and can't remember any of it. I was also a robin, one of six geese a laying and Christmas angel, although I wasn't very angelic :)

    My brother though was father Christmas in one play and a combination of puppy fat and a small chimmney meant that he got stuck in one performance and my dad had to go rescue him. Bless :)

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  4. We did the Wizard of Oz one year and I was Dorothy. My wee dog was Toto, however he wasn't particularly obedient and decided to run off half way through the first half. He was later found in the school kitchen, which was obviously much more fun than being on the stage!

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  5. Beautiful! I was a suffragette in a primary school Christmas play. I have to admit I'm still not entirely clear about where precisely the Pankhursts featured in the Nativity but hey.

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    1. WHAT? That's amazing and weird and brilliant.

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  6. I was the leader of a conspiracy group in year 6, we thought (and I still maintain it to this day) that the little brat who got to be the littlest christmas tree was only picked because she was the teacher's niece... Childhood trauma right there, but at least I got to be a backing tree...?

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  7. Aged 7 - played Cinderella, was supposed to whip off grotty cloak to reveal beautiful ball gown but the string got tied in a knot at the moment of the big reveal and had to be helped pull it over my head by the fairy godmother. Not cool.

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  8. Aged about 6/7, I was a Native American (basically Pocahontas) in our nativity - there were cowboys too, and I played a drum.

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  9. I played a slave in my school nativity, I have no idea what relevance it had to the Christmas story

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  10. My ultimate nativity triumph was plaing Babushka when I was about 5 - you don't seem to get a lot of Babushka nativities, but she's kind of brilliant, she just rocks a headscarf and argues with angels about whwther or not the nativity is actually happening.

    My last nativity was playing Mary at 10, opposite a Joseph who even then was much smaller than me. I also forgot the Jesus doll, and had to have it thrown at me halfway through Away in a Manger. Good times.

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  11. I played a Quality Street-style sweetie. This involved wearing a blue and pink tracksuit and some pink tissue paper.

    Couldn't find it in the bible AT ALL.

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  12. I had a very important role in the school play (my mother assured me!) I was .............the narrator. Oh yes. I got to stand at the side of the stage for the whole play (almost out of view) and read the bits inbetween. Like "and then they stopped at the Inn". It didn't feel like much of a starring role, but was a distinct improvement on the previous year, when I played the part of a sheep. I kid ewe not! :(

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  13. I was always the narrator in nativity plays. Possibly because I was the only person in my class who could read long words.

    I always wanted to be Mary, but was told on more than one occasion that Mary wasn't ginger, so I wasn't allowed. :-(

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  14. I was Scrooge in the Year 6 production of A Christmas Carol, mainly because I could do a particularly good 'Bah humbug!' (which I attribute entirely to Michael Caine in the Muppets version). Other than that, my main memory is when I was five and was an angel - there was a bit when we all had to stand on the stage and not do very much, and my mind wandered and I started doing a little dance. When the teacher told me off, I promptly got a cob on, sat down on the stage and refused to move. Oh the shame.

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  15. As a controlling brat I not only was determined to write the christmas plays but also star in them... like a little Max Fischer... My mama used to make my costumes, poorly, but you would never know with how in love I was with our little yuletide creations!

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  16. I only ever remember being the narrator in my Christmas plays because the teachers thought I had a nice reading voice.

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  17. When I was 5 years old I was given the part of Cinderella in our school panto.
    I was dancing with my Prince Charming ( John McMahon) when the clock struck midnight and I ran to my coach and horses (pram pulled by 6 kids in baby reins) and unfortunately my knickers fell down and I exited the stage leaving Prince Charming with a sparkly slipper in one hand and my ladybird knickers in the other.......

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  18. I was a good old traditional Shepard with tea towel head garb !

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  19. I used to sing with the choir - been a frustrated thespian ever since. My youngest last year refused to speak when it was her turn - better luck this time!

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  20. I was an overweight sea-bird who walked on stage with a bib and papier mache bird feet.

    Is it obvious I attended an over-sized primary school with more children than parts?

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  21. Due to being a frustrated angel in the school nativity play (never got the gold tinsel on my wings!), I took part in the village panto for several years & eventually worked my way up from the chorus to the giddy heights of ....mama bear in Goldilocks. Baby bear was the adorable little sister of a friend, I was a waiting-for-her-growth-spurt teenager and daddy bear was an six ft+ OAP welshman with a rather deep voice and a tendency for forgetting his lines. The the only thing was, he was rather deaf with it and the prompter could only yell so loudly before his wife started trying to help as well from the other side of the stage (pianist!). So the front row had to help us out occasionally when he couldn't catch the 'stage whispers'! Between that and having to sing a duet of Elvis Presley's Teddy Bear with his BOOMING voice, (google those lyrics and tell me there were not less creepy songs for us to sing) let alone all the other joys of local productions, it was balancing act between hysterical laughter and mortal embarrassment. Bad news, there is technically video evidence of our double act, good news I'm under so much makeup and fake fur no-one will ever be able to prove anything!

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  22. If you didn't get to be an Actual Thing in the Nativity Play in my school, you just had to wear your pyjamas and sing. I had to wear my jimblies every year.

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  23. If you didn't get to be an Actual Thing in the Nativity Play in my school, you just had to wear your pyjamas and sing. I had to wear my jimblies every year.

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  24. I have a twin sister, so the staff at my nursery were always a bit worried about making one of us Mary in the nativity in case the other got jealous but, after 2 years of being sheep #3 or something, I finally got to play the part. I was SO EXCITED. Only problem is, my sister is convinced it was her, and remains so 18 years later, despite photos that prove it was me. We have to hide the photos, it causes so many arguments :-P

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