The winner of our Clogau competition is…


Clogau Heartstrings necklaceTo coincide with the 15th anniversary of Clogau Gold on QVC (and Valentine's Day of course!) we gave one very lucky person the chance to win a Heartstrings necklace.

All you had to do to be in with a chance of winning was answer this question:

What was your most romantic moment?

After lots of aaawwws and a few tears we narrowed it down to our top five, and Clogau had the very difficult job of picking the winner.

And so the winner is….Andria Gibson from Carms. Here is her winning entry:

"It was my 45th birthday and my partner said he had a surprise for me. He blindfolded me and led me outside. Then he told me to stand and listen. I listened as the years rolled away and tears flowed down my face. My partner took the blindfold off and there was my first ever car which I had had to sell in 1983 because I was a broke student. I recognised the engine noise! He had tracked, bought and restored my L Reg Marina 'Jabberwocky' all in secret! She is mine forever now, as is he!"

Well done Andria, you are obviously one very lucky lady! Your prize will be despatched shortly.

We can't resist sharing the stories from the rest of the final five so here they are:

"For two months I was in an isolation room in hospital being treated for cancer. My husband was frantic looking after our four children all aged under seven years old and working full time too. Every night after he had settled the children he would ask a neighbour to come and sit with them so he could cycle to the hospital to kiss me goodnight. Visiting hours were always over but he would come to my window and we would kiss through the glass. Lucky I was on the ground floor!"

Anna Nagle

"One of my husband's most romantic gestures ever was five years ago on February 14th. He said he had made a very special dinner reservation. But that I should dress very warmly!

I was very puzzled and couldn't make out what was happening. We got in the car around 7.20pm, and he started to drive and I soon became aware he was driving to our local beach. I was horrified at this point, as it was very very cold. But when we walked down onto the beach, there was a table all set complete with red roses and candles. We were tucked well in with wind breakers and heaters that were plugged in to his friend's ice-cream van, and then his friend delivered a full Indian meal. And I received my eternity ring."

Gabby Milano

On February 14th 1986 I came home from St. Mary's Hospital, London. I had Hodgkin's Disease and faced six months of chemotherapy. On arrival home my husband presented me with what looked like a sack of potatoes! However, I was wrong; in the sack were dozens of daffodil bulbs which my husband planted that day in our garden. He said we would watch them grow each month as I got better. I did make a full recovery and each spring my husband and I watch the daffodils spring into life. Most are still growing after 26 years!"

Delia Sedgwick from Chingford

"When I met my now husband I was a fanatical kayaker. Unfortunately, because of back problems he was unable to sit in a kayak, so he couldn't join me on my (many) kayaking expeditions.

We were confident he would be OK in an open canoe, but most of them are very heavy. This made them impossible for him to carry.

So, unbeknownst to me, he bought the plans for how to make a wooden canoe. He made this out of plywood, which was very light and therefore manageable. He secretly worked on this for many hours in his garage, as it was a very long and complicated process. He eventually presented me with a beautifully crafted and lovingly made canoe, which is not only perfect for us to paddle together, but is also a thing of great beauty. On our first trip out along the river we took a 'posh picnic' and a bottle of champagne to christen her. It was on the riverbank that he proposed. This was a romantic moment I will always remember!"

Kathleen Hooper from Nottingham


Thank you to everyone who sent their stories in!

If you weren't lucky this time check back on QGossip for plenty more competitions coming soon.

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