I’m not being slutty ( it’s not Sunday morning)…..and I won’t even be given the chance now because Marks and Spencers have sold out.
After watching the programme tonight on how buying a pair of kinky knickers can support some great people that were unemployed and who are now enjoying having money in their pockets, having a routine, providing for their wee ones and feeling like good parents and good people for the first time in years. etc…as well as keeping a couple of factories open, I really wanted to buy a pair. The black and cream lace ones looked heavenly…..
The programme said the machinests were ok for 9 months employment ( all previously out of work and have never been near a sewing machine) but after that they needed to be selling 100,000 pairs of kinky knickers to keep everyone employed. They were at just over 40,000 pairs when the programme aired.
Well judging by the feedback on the web and the fact that Marks and Spencers have run out ( they didn’t order a huge amount to start with…but will be now) it looks like it is a success.
More than that, at the start of the programme I rolled my eyes at “buy British” and then it showed you just how many people in the UK we help by buying British.
Mary made the point that we care about animals in this country, we care about our surroundings and re-cycling but do we care about our people.
Well I will find a pair of kinky knickers and I do care…….if we all start to buy something British, then maybe we can end the recession a little faster than currently forecast, give people back their jobs and just make life a little bit easier for us all.
ps June 12, Tesco are now selling Jimmy’s British organic sausages and his British organic chicken kiev in most of their stores. Personally I’m not keen to eat a sausage full of offal, I’d rather have a non organic one which contains virtually all meat. I’d rather have a non organic chicken that was corn fed and not pumped with water and minced beef that is 95% beef and not 75%.
After living in Spain for ten years where organic food is only just starting to appear on the shelves it really doesn’t worry me at all eating non organic food. I just want it to look like real food. In Spain we have red peppers, non organic and they taste wonderful. In the UK you get peppers that look like perfect bells and it makes me suspicious. I don’t want perfectly shaped carrots or juicy looking chicken ( not juicy, just watery…).
And this is one case where I think buying British is not a joy and it is a shame that the supermarkets won’t allow funny shaped vegetables etc.
Those funny shaped vegetables are as nature intended….and they are beautiful…..no matter what they say…….
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Either there is an orchestra tuning up in Marbella or some serious protesters are making a point.
It sounds as though it is coming from La Canada. I don’t know the logic behind stopping business owners from getting to work to make a day’s wage when the protest is supposed to be about government cut backs, but there you go, what do I know?
You have been a good parent if your children know that if life gets too much or something happens that you will always welcome them back home…no matter what, and no matter their age.
Holiday maker arrived today to stay in the apartment. She had been up probably half the night with her two children under five years and when she arrived I wasn’t there as she had forgotten to text me….but I’ll make some allowances for her being so grumpy.
However when she asked my husband as soon as he rushed to let her in, ” the weather looks rubbish, what is there to do with the children?” I’d have had to have replied,
“what would you do in England?”
And the answer is…….smile and make the best of it or don’t travel in March and April when the weather can be erratic.
Someone has just asked me about this and yes it is happening.
Buses are on strike tomorrow so many workers won’t be able to get to their offices or shops that they work in, so expect quiet roads and no milk or bread in the house……unless you shopped earlier.
No I didn’t……uh oh.
It’s ok though I’ll ask my pal Jimmy who buys the Mercadona brown bread by the ton to share…..Jimmy….share……
Leishmaniosis is a nasty disease that has no cure and it is caused by your dog being bitten by a tiny mosquito virtually impossible for a human to see. It isn’t around in the UK but is around here in Southern Spain and many dogs have it.
To prevent the bite you need to either buy special drops monthly from your vet or put a special collar ( also from your vet) on your dog as soon as the nightime temperatures go to 20 degrees or higher. So now.
The good news is that there is now a new vaccine/injection you can give to dogs that do not have the disease and dogs that are over 6 months old. More reliable than the drops and collars.
Ask your vet for more information.
A friend has a female labrador, 2 years old that will need a new home shortly. She is moving to the UK into a flat and wants to find her dog a home with a garden here in Spain.
She lives near Mijas.
If anyone thinks they may know someone who would like a lovely lab then contact me here and I’ll put you in touch.
I’ve been looking up information on the cost of transporting a dog from Spain to the UK and most of the info I found was out of date by 5 years or more, so I thought I’d post what I’ve found.
There are very few airlines that will take pets. Some that do include Jet2 ( have to fly your dog into Manchester), Monarch, British Airways ( you need to use a pet handling company with BA) and Air France. The low cost airlines such as Easyjet and Ryanair won’t take a dog.
The cost? Please stop eating as the following could cause you to choke.
Flying from Malaga to Gatwick with Monarch costs just over £500 for a dog, around £250 for a cat. You need to provide the airline approved crate which will cost around another £100. If flying with Monarch you need to head to Gatwick ( possibly Heathrow I can’t recall) but nothing north of here as they insist you use the Gatwick animal handlers. The number on the Monarch website is run by a company sub contracted by Monarch and the man I spoke to thought Malaga was in Cyprus and didn’t inspire me with confidence.
I have looked at taking a dog from Spain to the UK by road too and the companies online have been really helpful. I’m waiting for further quotes but the cost is around £500 and takes 2-3 days, using the Channel tunnel and a motel to sleep in over night. You can also hire a taxi that will take your dog and you to the UK, cost just under £2000. Yes, I’m covering all option…..
Other options….squeezing a small dog into a bottle of lemonade ( empty), throwing them out to sea and cross your fingers quickly, hoping the dog ends up in the English Channel. Estimated day of delivery, November 2017.
Buying lots of helium balloons, tie them to your dog’s ankles and hope for the best.
Drive your own dog over to the UK, only works if you have no children, no luggage, oh and a car.
Tie a pretty strap around your dog , sling him over your shoulder and insist to the Ryan Air staff that your dog is actually your new designer piece of hand luggage designed to look like a real breathing dog. Really only likely to work with Fly Thomson as their staff are all retired and more likely to have vision issues.
Get your child to look really sad and carry in a clinging manner your dog. When the airport staff get too close just cluck like a mother hen and say how your little Teddy just can’t be apart from his cuddly plush dog and then ask your partner did he remember to bring spare batteries in case it stops working. They will be amazed at how real plush dogs look these days and may ask you for the website of where you bought it. Don’t quote mine.
Get your dog to dig his way to the UK. Start him off at the beach, give him lots of praise and hope he doesn’t end up in Australia.
Yes, or you could just pay the £500 flight ticket, plus the £100 for the crate and then if you have a big dog the extra £100 it will cost you to hire a minibus the other end to take you to your UK destination.
Dumping your dog at Triple A is NOT an option.
Head to Marbella this week-end and have a good sniff…the orange blossom has just started to come out and smells absolutely heavenly………