Sunday, October 31, 2010
Over the last month we have been emptying a large flat with 3 cellars and 2 outhouses which has always been used as a warehouse. There was a slight hope of finding some forgotten family heirloom but we quickly discovered it was full of 40 years of family rubbish and spiders! Although I don’t suffer from Arachnophobia it has been a trying experience. How we come to be doing this is a long tale and not very interesting, however halfway through the job we are coming to the end of our strength and patience. So why am I writing about it here, I don’t know, I think just to get it off my chest. When we are finished I could post a top ten of the most useless items we have discovered just to prove the utter worthlessness of all our hard work. Having said that I am secretly pleased with a couple of strips of original 50’s wallpaper and a few old, old, I mean OLD, Christmas decorations, but nothing to compensate for sorting through piles and piles of junk. There is one Black Hole left, a disused cellar that hasn’t been opened for about 20 years. When I peeped in I saw a big wooden chest in the corner, we could be lucky but meanwhile I am too preoccupied with the spiders to get excited about it!
Thursday, October 28, 2010
I have created a new label especially for these sweets because I did'nt want to post them in my NICE archive, so from today I have a NOT NICE label.
I usually love bad taste graphics when executed in a fun fashion, however I really don't see the funny side of these sweets! I spotted them in my local bread shop today and was so distracted by the explicit illustration I immediately took a photo, strangely a spotlight shows up on the bits I could'nt take my eyes off, but I think the message is loud and clear. So I then bought some and opened a packet... the brown ball inside is hard and sticky... yes sticky!!! At this point I cannot bring myself to break the crust to let out the gooey red stuff inside, YUK!
This post has prompted me to have a quick look on the web at other bad taste sweets http://www.chocolatebuttons.co.uk/ I must say there is a whole new world out there waiting to be discovered, Giant Jelly Spiders, Jelly Brains, Chocolate Ghosts, Toxic Waste Candy Tubs (not bad) but nothing quite on the level with Camel Balls. The search continues...
Saturday, October 23, 2010
I saw these great fridge magnets by Jailbreak Collective some months ago and whenever I intended to buy some on-line they were always out of stock. Then I secretly hoped I would buy (or receive) the real thing. As this hasn’t happened yet I think I will just buy some and be done with it!