Saturday, 24 September 2011

Christmas Song Sweepstake

I am thinking of running a "Christmas Song Sweepstake" this year.  Anyone interested in playing can contact me, and they will be randomly assigned a high street shop, and a well-known Christmas song.  (I am hoping that enough people will sign up to cover all the major high street chains, and the main Christmas "favourites".)

Then, everyone who's playing has to listen out for Christmas songs when they're shopping.  The first time you hear a Christmas song being played as background music in a shop, make a note of which shop you're in, and which song they were playing - then email me the details as soon as you are able.

The first instance of Christmas music being played in shops that I hear of will be posted on this Blog.  There will be a prize each for the person whose shop it was and the person whose song it was.

If you're interested please get in touch, with your full name, and email address.  (In an effort to prevent cheating, fraud, identity theft, and other scurrilous devilry, you will not be told which shop, or which song, you have been given.)

So...  Who's in?!

Terms and conditions apply.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Hot drinks

I drink a lot of coffee.  I may have mentioned this before.  But I would never have coffee as my drink with a meal...

I've never understood how people can drink hot drinks, with savoury food.  I know a lot of people do do this (particularly at breakfast - a cup of tea or coffee with a savoury breakfast) but I'm afraid I just don't get it.

Hot drinks are a sweet thing; I'm quite happy to have a coffee with biscuits, or with cake, or with a croissant.  But the flavour of coffee doesn't work with, say, sausages.  Or a roast dinner.

The general rule is that you should only drink a hot drink as an accompaniment to food if you could happily dip that food into said hot drink, without it creating something truly disgusting.  And, I'm sorry, but if you'd be able to dip fried eggs and bacon into a cup of tea or coffee, and then eat it, there's definitely something wrong with you!