As well as all the other crap that I told you about in my last post (opens in a new window), I have managed to break the back of my iPhone again (in my defence I have stone floors throughout my house, which are very unforgiving). The Ebay man who sells me the iPhone backs will probably send me a magnum of Bolly this Christmas ...... and still make a profit.
And Naughty George crapped and pissed in the kitchen again last night, but this time it was due to the fact that I didn't take him on his normal one and a half mile drag (because I was sorting out my new tyre). He's like a Guantanamo Bay prisoner with his dirty protests. I might buy him an orange doggy jump-suit and refuse him access to a lawyer.
Pic.No.1 Sacre-Berluddy-Bleu! It is the third time in as many weeks that I have broken my iPhone (you can see the cracks near the lens on the bottom left)
I digress. Back to freebies. In the last year and a half, I have had quite a large number of marketing and advertising agencies bunging me free stuff, asking for it to be featured on my lil ol' blog.
Crikey, I have all kinds of things arrive at my house. For example ...... tickets to West End shows, back-packs full of treats for Naughty George, a high-definition camera, free lunches at exclusive restaurants, an electronic front door lock, free school uniforms for Izzy, monthly play-packs, Harry Potter previews, and no end of invites to product launches. And that's not a tenth of it.
I even had someone contact me in order to help raise awareness of badgers. Firstly, why do badgers need to be more prevalent in society? Secondly, given that badgers are wild animals and I have never seen one in real-life, how was I supposed to help? All I know about badgers is that after hearing recent news, there is going to be an (apparently mis-guided) planned cull of them to prevent the spread of Tuberculosis. Were they expecting me to twat one with a spade or something?
Anyway, back to the matter in hand. Freebies. I got sent a load of freebies by ASDA this week because they wanted me to feature their Halloween dressing up collection. But in return they also wanted Izzy to write a 200 word Halloween story. I'll let you know how that goes in a later post.
And because I am turning into a fame-hungry media whore (and because Izzy loved what they sent), I am going to succumb and give you a link to their Halloween website ..... Asda Halloween Stuff (opens in a new window).
Pic.No.2 ASDA sent Izzy a fancy dress costume (Corpse Bride), Halloween face paints and a colouring kit
Pic.No.3 Izzy was well happy with her new Halloween gear, and sported a 'Corpse Bride' headband whilst eating her breakfast
Pic.No.4 Izzy chose the make-up that she wanted to wear on Halloween night. I look like that after too much red wine
So all in all, I have to admit that I remain perplexed as to why so many companies would like to advertise their clobber on my blog. Gordon Bennett, maybe spouting random shit could be turned into a proper job?
Pic.No.5 Here is some of the random shit that I have been sent this week
So dahlink, what are you getting up to this weekend? Have you experienced the 'Artic Winds' yet?
They hit Oxford today, but because the sun was out at the same time, I decided to do a final cut of the grass before winter (something I should have done in early October). It was ankle high, and because I had left it so late in the season, it took FOUR hours to cut because it was so wet. And I burned out the motor of the mower because a twig got stuck in it's blades. It was smoking and everything.
Looking forward to hearing from you my lovely!