Monday, 24 March 2008

Open letter to Mr McVities

Dear Mr McVities

I can't help but notice, as I drive round this fair isle, that you appear to be very busy sending biscuits all round the place on big mahoosive trucks. I also happen to know that one humble employee of the very useful logistics firm 'Gist' does a sterling job of keeping the flow of biscuity goodness going so that no snack attack is left unsoothed.

But hark! What is this? I hear a pitiful cry... 'A hob-nob, a hob-nob, my kingdom for a hob-nob!' and listen! Here's another! 'Alas! the biscuit tin is empty, I demand a divorce!'
Could it be that there are folk in the land who are biscuit-free? What can be done to help the biscuitless?

Well I have had an idea: that you allow the faithful Gist employee to redirect a truck or two every now and then, to go on a biscuit mercy-mission. Biscuits of every type can be lobbed in the general direction of those whose cups of tea are lacking something to dunk, or those too weak with hunger to venture out to the shops. Think of the joy! Think of the adulation as you cry 'Biscuits for the masses!'

The people of Britain thank you for your sheer biscuit genius, and implore you to bestow oaten goodness on the needy

Yours faithfully
moo (and the UK etsy massive)

Wednesday, 5 March 2008

ZOIKS! I've been tagged...

... by the lovely Sian who mekketh the monkeys out of the humble sock.

Here's the rules:

Rules are:1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

so here we go!

1. Sian's bloggage... She is multo multo clever with sockses

2. Moocow factoids:

a) I sucked my index finger (as other children suck their thumb) until I was about 23

b) I have a phobia of dogs. A proper one. I actually think I am going to die if I am confronted with a dog, and usually burst into tears, hold my breath or shout at the nearest person (sometimes simultaneously)

c) In 2005 I underwent major life-saving surgery. It was quite bad.

d) on the upside, I taught myself to knit in the 6 months I had off work to recover

e) I like to mispronounce words. My favourite words to mispronounce are 'apologies', 'sponge' and 'crochet'

f) I grew up in Surrey and although I moved to Liverpool in 1993 I have never picked up even a teensy bit of the accent. I still talk posh.

g) my favourite film is Kenneth Brannagh's 'Much ado about nothing'. The music makes me cry.

there. done.

I hereby tag:








Sunday, 2 March 2008

Random Etsy Interview #2 - Quintessentially

Quintessentially is a rather marvellous etsy seller (, 'providing etsy with a much needed dollop of Britishness', and charmingly lays out for your viewing pleasure, photographic delights of the sights around our fair isle.

This pic of a doorway was taken during a trip to a spooky graveyard, although we would hope that Quintessentially doesn't frequent such places...

Other examples of Britishness from Quintessentially can be seen on the right ------------------------------->

The lovely Charlotte (for that is the lady's name), kindly agrees to meet me for high tea at the Ritz in London Village, Englandshire to conduct this terribly British interview:

'AIR HAIR LAIR' says Charlotte, daintily sipping Earl Grey with her pinkie up. 'I'm SAY glad you agreed to interview me, it's a RAIL hoot!'*

So, to the questions:

Q:What were you doing three hours ago?
A: Three hours ago I was sitting in Starbucks with my two friends getting some Statistics work done- exciting stuff! Unfortunately i didn't have enough money to buy a coffee :(

Q: What's your favourite cheese?
A: Hmmmm, probably brie with crackers :)

Q: Did you feel the earthquake the other day?
A: YES I DID! All the bottles on top of my wardrobe started shaking (not that theres ALOT of bottles up there..)

Q: Fill in the blanks... I really should have ________ yesterday
A: limited my drinking

Q: Which shoe do you put on first?
A: interesting question, i wonder if its linked to your handedness! I put my right on first

Q: What are you having for dinner?
A: Rice with poached salmon and carrots and spring onions :)

Q: Have you ever eaten a) a crayon b) chewing gum c) toothpaste
A: I always swallow my chewing gum, toothpaste i have accidently choked on a few times, but i hope i havent eaten a crayon!

Q: What's your favourite word?
A: Mushroom!

Q: Have you ever won a competition? what was it and what was the prize?
A: ooh ive only ever won one and it was a pub raffle and i won a Play Station two- wellchuffed!

Q: How many cups of tea do you drink in a day?
A: Usually 2 cups of herbal tea

Q: Belly button - innie or outie?
A: Innie- outie's are weird!!

Q: Your verdict on marmite please?
A: Hate it

and finally, please express how you feel today through the medium of modern dance, and then describe what you did.

My dance routine went something like this: a slow shuffle and plonk onto my bed

Thank you Quintessentially, now take a bow and make a speech:

Thankyou one and all for reading about me, me and more me :) If you would like to keep hearing more about me then visit me blog

*this bit is made up