Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bloggers Required Survey 2014

I am a big fan of Bloggers Required, I've had some lovely blog assignments through them. So to help them out - and any of you out there who would like to get involved in review etc - I am sharing their survey:

(if you can't see it below click here)

Valid until Oct 1st 2014




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Friday, September 26, 2014

Is my 2 year old a racist?

I don't consider myself to be racist. I couldn't care less what a persons skin colour is, what religion - if any - they subscribe to, what their ethnic background is, any of it. If some one is nice to me I'll be nice back. If someone chooses not to approach me I'm fine with it. If someone wants to be off with me, well to hell with them, I can live without people like that in my life. I am very much a "live and let live" kind of person. I hope I am raising my kids to be the same.

OK, I don't hammer into my kids that "we are all equal", but I don't in any way suggest that one group of people is any better or worse than an other either. I think I once said that the entire human race was a blight on the planet... That is as close as I have come to any opinion on any people and my conclusion was that we are all equally shite.

Which is why I get really really hacked off when I see stories like this:

One of my in-laws shared this photo earlier today (Hubby's family are from Rotherham) and apparently it's going to be in the national press soon too.

It seems that this couple were doing what so many of us have done countless times, they were singing the theme tune to a kids show to their child while riding the bus. Totally innocent! Except that the show happened to be Peppa Pig, and they were snorting. Like the characters do in the show. Like I do with my kids, and my kids do too.

Now... the story goes (according to the press currently available such as Metro.co.uk) one lady took severe offence to the pig noises, claimed the couple were being racist, and complained to the driver. The end result being the family were asked to leave the bus.

This is all being investigated and hopefully the truth about this situation will become clear. But if this is true then in my opinion it is not the couple and their child who are racist, but in fact the woman who made the complaint. She has assumed that this couple were making anti Islamic noises based on... what? Really luv, get a grip. I could understand a certain level of reaction if it was a bunch of drunken youths with recognisably racist icons tattooed on their faces snorting and oinking away, but sometimes white people making pig noises are just parents entertaining their kid on the bus.

Lets hope that this is all just a bit of stupidity brought about by one paranoid woman on the bus, or else someone is going to have to break it to my poor little 2 year old Georgie that his beloved Peppa Pig toys, books, dvds and pyjamas have been banned due to being racist.

And frankly THAT'S STUPID!



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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Banana-drama

Been an odd one today.... had my usual Asda delivery this morning and wound up with a little more then I expected in the form on a winged thingumy in my bananas! Didn't half make me jump! I was about to rip open the bag when I saw it move. I let out a massive "EWWWW!" My brain translated it as SPIDER! But it was more likely to be something the spider would have eaten. Still no way I was opening the bag though, and as it was clearly very much alive I'm guessing it didn't have wings when it set off from it's homeland how ever many miles away that was. I didn't fancy playing banana roulette trying to work out which fruit it hatched out of!

Naturally the first thing I did was take a photo and facebook it. Than I called hubby and basically went "Wahhh! What do I do with it??" bare in mind he is phobic about anything buggy and wingy. He said I should ring the store and they would likely send someone out to take it away - based on him working at Sainsbury's and that's what they do if anything nasty turns up in the produce in store.

So I called Asda and spoke to customer services, whose response was "Eww!" Yeah... I'd established that :lol: Their produce manager was out till 1pm, she'd call me back. And she did. I explained again and she said "Eww! Chuck it in the bin and then come to store for a refund!" Bin? What about the guys in the hazmat suits and over sized butterfly nets? Then the penny dropped that it was a home delivery and she said I should call them instead. So I did. Guess what the woman on the phone said? "Eww!" (Seriously... It's like all my conversations today have been hashtagged.) She continued with: "Throw it away! We'll refund you now and send you an e-voucher off your next shop!"

So there was no exciting buzz of science as people gapped in awe at this hitch hiker, but I did get my money back and some cash off my next shop (wasn't looking for that but wont say no). And the fun of leaving the offending bag by the bin for Hubby to deal with when he got home - coz I'm evil like that. He kept asking if it was likely to chew though the plastic bag, then noticed the ventilation holes on the bag. It is now double bagged in carriers and dumped in the big bin outside!

So it's all good.

I've gone right off bananas though.

(for the record, I do not blame Asda for the bug in my bananas and the customer service was acceptable)



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