The hypnotic power of ebay has drawn me in yet again!  In the search for children’s party items for A’s forthcoming birthday next month where she is veering from Harry Potter themed, to Chinese New Year to JLS and back again. I stumbled across life size cardboard cutouts, which we all know I am no stranger to (lest we ever forget Troy Bolton, even now, stashed under my bed in case of a HSM emergency, the now sadly defunct Han Solo and Mel C in mid karate kick that started it all back in 1997 as a comedy gift, for no particular reason, for Father’s Day).


I decided to scroll through all 14 pages of cardboard cutouts in the hope that inspiration might leap from the screen at me and the question that presented itself on page 8 was… Why?


Gordon says… relax



And on page 13…  Exactly how gay is your party that you need a life sized standee of Liberace?

What a gay day!



I have to admit I am tempted to get the Liberace one because you just never know when a quality item like that might just be the thing!





As if we didn’t already have enough reasons to dislike Bono and Facebook. 

 Smug Bastard!  If he doesn’t give it all to charity then he’s more of a c*nt than he looks.

 … and as a follow on from yesterday: –

 Number of glasses of wine needed before I start to search for, and bid on, total shite on ebay – 2




Name that Tune:      “I’ll hold your hands they’re just like ice” –Baby It’s Cold Outside

 Movie Quote of the Day:     “Well, why don’t they call it The Big Chill? Or The Nippy Era? I’m just sayin’, how do we know it’s an Ice Age” – Ice Age

Back on line and now snowed in so just as one aspect of my life gets back on track, another comes to a standstill. 

 A little earlier that usual but, the snow has arrived and natch, because it’s Britain and; “we never get snow really bad so we just aren’t ready for it” (despite this having happened every year for the last 4 years): The nation, has ground to a halt.  Abandoned lorries on the motorways, thousands of school’s closed and toboggan and sledge carrying stores rubbing their hands together with glee at the sound of their tills a-ringing.  People falling through frozen ponds rescuing dogs, old folk freezing to death in their own homes because they can’t afford to put a second bar on the old electric fire or burning to death because they DO put the second bar on and then leave the old candlewick bedspread too close. 

 Can I just reiterate here that we are talking possibly a foot of snow, (25 cm in our back yard) so hardly the arctic tundra but I think we can safely say that actually, Yes, we DO get snow at this time of year and we should probably get used to the idea and start to stock up on tinned fruit & powdered milk; buy a pair of wellies FFS and slow down on the roads but generally… get a grip and get on with it!

 You get the picture.

 So anyway I am now released from the wilderness that is a home without Internet connection and am once again able to trawl the information superhighway looking for crap. 

 Let’s be honest, if you’re stuck for that Christmas gift for the person who has it all, or simply a secret santa gift for the workmate about whom you know absolutely nothing, then you’d can’t possibly (although maybe you could…) go wrong with this:- (click to see)   Taxidermy Flamingo on Ebay

Quality Christmas Stocking Filler

 If only I still lived close to Essex…