Help Us Raise £969 in Six Days
Here we go.
Here we go.
Here. We. Go.
Final week, final thousand. Who's going to win: Drip-Drop or Tick-Tock? At time of writing, we're on £7,031 out of £8,000. That's £969, $1,276 or €1,158 to raise.
Season 2 or Sands of Time?
Folks, it's a photo finish.
With the recent... err... developments, if you live outside the UK, it's now even easier to help us reach our goal and score yourself those higher reward levels! Hooray! £25 for the Live Shows? Bargain. £100 for a launch party invite? Done.
We had a glorious day yesterday! The sun was beating hard, the grass was soft, and we got to hang out with Lauren Shippen and Anna Lore from The Bright Sessions, and some of both shows' fans.
One of our picnic-goers was Alex who flew all the way from Poland. Alex is a very talented artist and brought illustrations from the podcasts! Follow Alex on @weirdseer
After feasting on houmous and cake, we headed to Shoreditch to perform at the Giants Theatre Gala where we're happy to report this fantastic theatre company raised thousands of pounds to continue their great work.
Wooden Overcoats has a history or swapping up its actors for live shows and we were delighted to continue that tradition by welcoming our first American voice to Piffling with guest Madeleine: Lauren Shippen!
We found out as we got there that there was room for flyers... of which we had none. Happily, we had an artist and they had a photocopier.
We had a fabulous night and made sure to film it. Thank you to everyone involved. As soon as we've got the footage, we'll be posting our set online so keep your eyes on our social media.
Last week, we had another treat when @chridicandy95 posted on Twitter that she'd made a Wooden Overcoats badge. We quickly sent her a begging bowl and address and, sure enough they arrived and they're amazing. You can see a couple of the badges dotted around the pictures above and watch the moment we opened the parcel here.
The week before last, Richard Kemp-Luck won our funeral parlour competition. The prize: his own parlour as imagined by Madeleine. She's been beavering (mousing) away and here presents, in all its gloomy glory, Sunny Mournings!
For our final competition, we asked you to come up with an island that Piffling might be twinned with.
In third place, William Rosenwinkel suggests: Trifling Hollow, a small island on the St Lawrence River. It's claim to fame is a graveyard boasting a casualty of the war of 1812. Said soldier did not die in or from a battle, but from a spat of gout in the later days of the war. Also: I think it should have a funeral home run by triplets.
Everywhere should have a funeral home run by triplets.
In second place, Jennifer Sparks tells us: I've been encouraged to suggest that perhaps Piffling Vale's twin might be Significant Bluffs.
Please tell your encourager they were right to do so.
And in first place, winning our competition it's...
Meredith Parets Daly! Meredith says: It's a little known fact that when Lake Havasu City purchased London Bridge in 1958, the tiny island penal colony of Sizzling Gaol was part of the deal. Now inhabited mostly by octo- and nonagenarian former shoplifters, the Island of Sizzling Gaol sits in the center of Lake Havasu. Sizzling Gaol is eager to twin with any island who will have them, and is happy to explain to the curious that the twinship is NOT identical.
Congratulations, Meredith. Madeleine will be depicting Sizzling Gaol for you soon!