To say I had an odd day yesterday is a bit of an understatement
Yesterday morning, I received an ambiguous PM from @hazel22 asking if I would be at home between 12.30 and 1.30pm. Assuming I was just waiting for a parcel to arrive with a giffgaff USB or a Rubiks cube, I told her I would be in, and she said that's great, a surprise would be coming for me.
Just before 1.30, there was a knock at the door. My mum opened it to find @amy_b_d in front of her, asking for me? I came downstairs, and on my doorstep were a bunch of giffgaff people, including... 2 PEOPLE DRESSED AS PENGUINS!!!
The penguins were very excited to see me - one called 'Beth' and one called 'anaaay', both looking for bethanaaay! They were absolutely hilarious, and I was just speechless. They gave me my favourite chocolate bars (a Double Decker, a Boost, and 2 Peanut Butter KitKat Chunkys - which I'd mentioned in a thread yonks ago), did a sketch about me, and then they said "Bethanaaay, we would like to invite you to the giffgaff GAFFTAs awards ceremony!" I still hadn't recovered my ability to speak, so once I'd mustered together an 'Okay then!', it dissolved further into madness
One of the penguins whipped out a massive disco ball, and I was walked down my little path onto the pavement, where I danced with the penguins... a penguin dance, of course At which point, I was awarded a GAFFTA for being a "Unite-er"!!
Honestly, it was the most bizarre 10 minutes of my life. But I flipping loved it, and I honestly cannot thank everyone enough - the people who nominated me, the judges, the staff, everyone who organised it, the people who came... everyone. I'm honestly so flattered (I barely stopped weeping yesterday afternoon) that even 1 person would think I deserve it. It was such an amazing experience, really personal, and I loved it I'll never forget it.
Thank you giffgaff
And here's my GAFFTA in all its glory:
(P.S. @gordie10 Secret's out now, you don't have to pretend you don't know anymore )
Congrats thast awesome definitely a day to remember-well done!!