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What would your ideal competition prize be?

Would you want to sail the world on a yacht full of green flavoured jelly, or go skiing down the alps wearing a novelty hat?

Well, whatever you desire, that’s what new website aims to grant you.

It’s a new raffle site where the competition prizes are chosen by the members, who can then buy tickets to ensure their dream becomes a reality.

So, to help you get inspired to suggest your ideal dream prizes to the site, I invited those lovely twitter people who always do what they’re told to provide suggestions as their ultimate fantasy… Admittedly some are more ambitious than others…   (more…)

Hey folks, just thought I’d pop an update to the Tribute to Women and Technology blog I posted a week or so ago. You remember the one, you got a free iphone app? It had lots of pictures of ladies with abnormally neat handwriting and eye makeup? No? You’re worse than a goldfish.

Well, Vanaia, the creators of the Scanwritr app have done a second video in honour of the fairer sex and they’d like you to watch it. It’s along the same lines as the first Tribute video, albeit with more clumsiness, spilled coffee and frowning.

Anyway, here you go…


So last week, I went on a health and safety course, and I learned all about asbestos and manual handling and other things. Naturally, I had to do it because I work with sharp things, drills, chisels, my wit, etc. but if you’re a humble office worker, perhaps you’re typing up minutes to a meeting about the sales figures of Oats So Simple porridge, should you be so concerned with health and safety?


Of course you bloody should, and to bring this to your attention, 3M have launched a campaign called ‘Wise Choices’, and have employed Ewen Macintosh from The Office to star as Barry, an inept, and quite dangerous office purchasing manager, displaying the disregard to health and safety shown by many an office worker. I remember on my year out from uni, my manager has a similar attitude. He’s probably dead now. Well, maybe he’s dead. OK, so he’s probably not dead, but if he had have been dead, well that would have made my point much clearer. (more…)

Heyyyyyyyyyy there ladies, how are you?

I know next to nothing about women. Well, I know what various bits do and how to make them cross, but otherwise I’m about as clueless as they come. So when I’m asked to write an article about women for women, about using technology to juggle careers and family life, well what do I do?

That’s right! I run off to twitter and ask for help.

I drew a picture of a snail because girls like snails.

I drew a picture of a snail because girls like snails.

Well I got a mixed response, because most of them refuse to take me seriously, and most of them wanted to mock my poor spelling of the word ‘sentence’. YES I KNOW HOW IT’S SPELT NOW.

Well, it’s festival season again, and I’m pretty sure you’ve already had a look at my ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO FESTIVALS from last year. Well, I’m guessing I didn’t put you off, because you’re still going on about them this year.

Well, instead of chuntering on in my own special way, I’m gonna do you a favour and help you out by pointing you in the way of something to stop you being the kind of stinky ninny that gives festival goers a bad name.

So, the biggest deal with festivals, besides the awful toilets, terrible music, people, overpriced food and mud is the lack of decent shower facilities. So, what do we need when there’s nowhere to wash, that’s right, we need Awesome waterless cleaning products.

Zerreau Towel Off Shampoo

That’s where Zerreau Beauty’s Towel Off Shampoo Foam comes in. (The name’s a pun, took me a while to get it) It’s basically a foam shampoo that you squoosh into your hair, rub in, and then towel off without rinsing.
Because it’s a foam rather than a powder spray like that dry shampoo stuff, it cleans your hair properly, can get all that festival muck out and doesn’t just give you that Shake n Vac feeling of freshness.

The product is alcohol free, so there’s no point even trying to drink it; Paraben Free, so don’t go jumping out of a plane with it strapped to your back; Triclosan Free, so it won’t help you travel in time, and it’s pH balanced, in case you accidentally got litmus paper in your hair.

The flavour I got was apple flavour, which is lovely. It works great on my hair, as well as with the kids, who have much longer and thicker hair than me. I think I’ll be keeping my bottle in the car for emergencies, probably yoghurt related.

If you want to get your hands on some of this awesome foamy goodness then head across to the No Rinse website and make a purchase, if you enter SUMMER20 at the checkout you can get 20% off the RRP!

So, now you have absolutely no excuse for looking like a festival tramp. Well, once you’ve put down the cheap cider and removed the hat made out of loom bands. Seriously, loom bands are the bane of my existence, they clog up the vacuum cleaner, they just get everywhere. Horrible things. Loom bands. Ack.

You know what people are always saying to me? They’re saying “Fudgey, when you’re slicing things, you take ages. Why do you take so long slicing things?” and I tell them it’s because the knife I’m using is as blunt as James Blunt’s wit when he searches his name on Twitter.

Well, not any more. Not with my brand new toy, RazorRed’s Best Knife Sharpener, a dinky little thing that now means my kitchen is the most dangerous place in the world.

RazorRed Knife Sharpener (more…)


Let me tell you a story…
Once upon a time there was a boy, let’s call him Fudgecrumpet and there was a girl, who for the sake of argument and in an attempt to get her more twitter followers, let’s call her mrsfudgecrumpet .
Well one day they met after she accidentally flashed her knickers at him (white granny pants with blue flowers) and all sorts of romantic shenanigans occurred. Well, they were engaged to be married after about eighteen months, but circumstances and money and such meant the inevitable wedding was delayed and delayed.
So, thirteen years, two kids and four Transformers movies later, Fudgecrumpet decides to make an honest of her and sets about trying to plan a wedding. Obviously he has no clue what to do about any of this, and despite being full of wedding nonsense, pinterest is no bloody help.
So, he thinks, let’s start with something I can actually do, use the interwebs to make pretty pictures and cards.
And so our story continues…

Vistaprint, they of the business cards and fancy personalised mugs fame have just launched a fancy new ‘Designer Collection’ wedding stationary range. Offering a range of different fancy designs that you can fiddle with to your heart’s content to make the perfect wedding invitations, menus, ‘save the date’ cards and all sorts of goodies.

With weddings on average costing about £17k a go these days, and stationary forming about 10% of that total cost it’s always nice to find a way to save a bit of money without sacrificing on quality or losing your perfect wedding vision. Vistaprint’s new service offers to fill that role.

Designer Collection

The new ‘Designer Collection’ offers around 2000 design options with which you can create the perfect bespoke wedding stationary.