I am sorry to report that I will not be entering this give away due to a slight mishap in my cheese cutting attempt. So I was all prepared with a fresh piece of Imported Irish Cheddar, complete with plastic wrapper removed and then placed on a plate ready for cutting. I then proceeded to unsheathe my cutting implement (a My Parang machete) and give the edge a quick strop in preparation. I then cleaned off the stropping compound and disinfected the blade by giving it a good wash down with some alcohol (a nice Chablis if you must know). I also took a good gulp of said alcohol myself, in order to fortify me for the upcoming exertions. My dog was at my feet offering her full support for the exercise and probably hoping to be the beneficiary of any slight off-cuts that I didn't think were perfect slice specimens. I then did my impression of the guy whirling his sword in front of Indiana Jones (just before he gets shot by Indy) and swung towards the cheese. Now I WAS meaning to stop before the cheese and then continue to Gently slice at the block on the plate. However, just at that moment, said pet dog laying at my feet, saw a bird fluttering on the windowsill outside and immediately went into a frenzied dervish dance, leaping up at me to tell me that she wanted to exit the house and apprehend said feathered intruder. This was what caused my distraction and meant that I did not manage to control my swing quite the way I had planned! The end result was a very full dog, as she managed to grab the cheese when it landed on the floor before I could recover enough to realize where the cheese actually was. This was partially because I was a bit more worried about all the plate shrapnel spread across the table and nearby floor and the fact that my parang was buried nearly half an inch deep into the kitchen table. So I am hoping that If I don't post pics, It NEVER happened!! Regards, OJ PS. Great idea for a giveaway and has anybody seen/remember the Cheese shop skit done by Monty Python (See it here ) ETA OOooops … Hope nobody thought that this really happened. Perhaps this post should be moved to the "Liar's Bench"!!! I just couldn't resist the tongue in cheek response. Sorry for derailing a great thread.