Friday, 24 August 2012

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Sadly it's been a rainy day today, so the boys have watched a bit more telly than I would have liked them too. However, I was amused and interested to note how his thinking has changed, when 8yr old M, said "Mom, all these adverts are about money". Hooray, the kid has spotted it for himself, well done, Son.

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I was slightly dismayed though when he said " You should go for that child, she costs less". Apparently, the first advert wanted me to sponsor a child to have clean water for only £2.00 per month and the second for £1 per week. However, I was quietly pleased that he had worked out the difference.

As the ad break continued I realised I could also sponsor a Guide Dog Puppy for another £1 per week, adopt an amur leopard for only £3.00 per month, donate £2 per month to put a Stop to child abuse and help another child regain their sight for £15.

In addition I could take out life insurance, buy a sofa with 15% off, or even better a stair lift, or an armchair which will electronically tip me out when I want to stand up. Then there's a new kitchen, specially designed for me, plus new windows and doors, suplemented by a quick trip to B&Q for some reduced prices on overly inflated initial prices and if I've got any money left I could save myself £200 by buying a laptop for £600 (!!), a new bed with a special 'comfort zone', a very clever vacuum cleaner that actually goes around corners, YES!!, and an ISOrocker to increase the circulation in my feet and ankles if I use it for just 20 minutes a day.

Instead of all this spending what have I been doing, handmaking some goodies for my Giveaway. Yes, I survived without all those things and made something myself. Now don't get me wrong, I do give to several charities, but I'm afraid if I sponsored the world and his wife, I'd have to start making an advert. In fact today I took four bags of shoes, now too small for M, and coats to the local hospice charity shop. A couple of things I had tried to sell on eBay, like the genuine Heeley's, with no luck and the rest I knew wouldn't sell on there either, but still has life left in it. My understairs cupboard is now tidy again.

I'm not saying too much about what is in my Giveaway, as it will change depending on who wins it, but I hope this doesn't put folk off entering. Some things would be repeats for some and some things will change depending on what country it goes to, but I can say that there are several lovely things in it and hey, it's not often you get something for nothing. 
I have done something today, that I have put off for a very long time, far too long. Now I am hiding from any possible repurcussions, so my phone's are off. Sorry to be a bit vague, but I wanted to be able to look back and give myself a pat on the back for doing it, it was hard, but it needed to be done. The fear hasn't gone away now I've done it, as I'm on to the next fear, but I did it anyway. Whatever happens next is not in my hands, but I hope I will have my friends to help me deal with it.

Now I'm off to make some cards, could be one or two of those in the Giveway.......

Lots of Love Arwedd xx


  1. What no ads for exercise equipment?? You know washboard abs in 5min a day, or model thin bodies if for $15 a week if you buy some monstrosity that will take up half your lounge room?? I am astounded! We are constantly bombarded with such things. Sx

  2. Adverts are annoying aren't they. We don't have the tv on much here, but when staying at my Dad's the other week he put on the children's tv channels (we don't have these as I refuse to pay for cable/sky) and I was astonished by how many adverts there are on them. Stephanie *needed* about a million new toys by the end of one programme. Amazingly she has forgotten about all of them now we are home and she is not bombarded by adverts.....

    Hope all works out well for your difficult job you did x

  3. I am very proud of you for a gazillion reasons, but you know that already x x x