Frogs on the BBC:
"It was a very nice surprise when I stopped by my office on the way back from Heathrow (from a shoot filming very big frogs fighting in S. Africa!) and found your email saying I'd won."
Only, rdb, the winner from the Cornerstones competition last month, who we have been hunting for since the 18th Dec so that we can give them their prize.
So who is this winner known only as rdb?
And how did we find him?
I wasn't sure when Helen picked a winner we couldn't contact, but (wisely!) she suggested we stick with her choice and give it a few weeks to try and contact them.
I explored possible avenues. WriteWords searched in vein through their data base. Finally I asked Helen to e-mail her author list after I noticed rdb made his winning comment on the day she e-mailed about the competition and her interviews.
And that's when we got him.
Ha. You can run rdb, but you can't hide!
Hi KathrynThanks for the report which I will print out and take home to read (I'm literally stopping by the office now on the way home from South Africa.)Also - I'm rather surprised to tell you that rdb was me.Best wishesRupert
And who is Rupert? Well he's a producer of wildlife documentaries at the BBC. Well, when he's not reading this blog anyway!
"I enjoyed reading all those crisp and thoughtful responses to the question and I clicked onto the website far too often when I should have been doing my day job."
And what did he think of the prize, which was Helen & Lee's Book?
"I've now read Helens book almost cover to cover and what a great prize it is. If that doesn't kick me onto a higher plane of writing nothing will."
And a word from Helen Corner:
"What a lovely response from Rupert. Thanks, Rupert! And thanks, Mike for organising the competition, and thank you Louisa for sending Rupert a copy of our book."
Well done Rupert.
Wonder what you are doing now?
Last month he was watching footage he had shot of Komodo Dragons attacking buffalo.
Watch out for it on BBC1
And over on BBC2 watch the semi-final of episode 3 of "Kierkegaard's Jounals", staring Richard Chamberlain, Peggy Mount and Billy Bremner.