Monday, 4 January 2010

Product Placement



I love blogs, I spend far too much of my time reading them, tis a fantastic hobby. The beautiful children would have preferred my hobby to be cookery or baking but thems the breaks.

Over the last year I've noticed on lots of the blogs I read that some lucky bloggers have been given free stuff (including shoes and holidays!!!!!) to review. Now I'm not going to moan about the fact that I mention Tiffany, Starbucks, Fruit and Nut Toblerones, Chanel handbags and LK Bennett shoes with boring regularity. All by my own choice, no freebies have come your aunties way, these are things I have and love or would love to have in the case of the Chanel handbag. However, should any company wish the wise words of auntie on their fine, fine products, please feel free to email me. My readers are all intelligent and lovely people with oodles of spare cash.

Ahem, moving swiftly on.

Would you like to know what I have been offered freebies of in exchange for reviews?

A peeloop penis extender

and

wait for it...

A titanium wedding ring. Yeah, throw back your head and laugh like a muskateer at the irony of that as you go through a divorce. Like I always say my life is very feckin funny when you're not living it.

I actually emailed the jewellery people back and told them if they could find me the husband I would link to their jewellery site on every post I ever wrote. I never heard from them again.

21 comments:

Laura said...
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Laura said...

A penis extender? Do you have another blog writing about a secret life we don't know about?

vegemitevix said...

That's brilliant. So sad you didn't hear back from the jewellery people. Shame they missed their opportunity to develop an adjunct to their core business - matchmaking.

Brighton Mum-Teenage Angst said...

Haha! A penis extender & a wedding ring! I am SO surprised the jewellery people never got back to you, really!!

vegemitevix said...

Dear Aunty, I would very much like to subscribe to your blog and follow you on Twitter, please tell me how I may do so! cheers

Sandy Calico said...

Haha. I only got one of those emails. I said, 'no thanks, I have a platinum one'.

Paul wynn said...

Wow Tiffany's thats some expensive stuff

auntiegwen said...

Lolly - the guy who sent me that email was called Omar Long - I kid you not!

Vegemitemix - no sense of humour some people, I have no idea how to sign up to my blog, on other peoples (regular functioning humans) who are no feart of technology there is a wee button and you click on it to subscribe but obv auntie has no affinity with clickety clickery stuff. I think you can cut and paste my web thingy address (a url??? mibbe it be called) on your dashboard. There is a blogs I'm following bit and a add blog bit. Thank you I'll be on technology for the middle aged next week !!!!

BMTA - I know, I have so much use for both of these! FML :)

Sandy - I am soooo envious, a platinum penis extender, go you :) x

auntiegwen said...

Paul - I can but hope :)

Expat mum said...

I think I was offered lady pee pads. Mind you, I could have used them last week with all the coughing I was doing!

auntiegwen said...

Expat Mum - glamorous lot us bloggers !!!!

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

ok l'm with you l get , chanel 2.55 chanel 2.55 will it work???? Chanel Premiere, chanel premiere...how long do l keep this up Gwen? lol


happy new year darlin'

ps a penis extender, dont they know its not the length but the width and quality???? duh must be men!

Working Mum said...

Good try. At least you get offered interesting stuff - I just get offered baby and toddler stuff - and I'm not going there again!!

Eddie 2-Sox said...

You do right NOT to stoop to reviews and the like. You're not allowing yourself to be manipulated by uncaring businesses, for minimum outlay.


The whole review part of blogging makes me either feel sick or laugh my head off, depending what time I got up.


Yup, everyone who has gone down that route has sold their blogging soul to the devil.


If you want to post a review, post a review of your own choosing.


Happy New Year AG x

Secretia said...

That is a good one, let them throw in the hubby!

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Are they trying to tell you that you should marry someone with a small dick?

candoor said...

you really are quite adorable and amusing to read in the rare moments i find a little time to catch up just a bit... i hope your holidays were great and your new year is the best one yet (until next year :)

auntiegwen said...

Saz - yes please, keep it up for as long as it takes!

WM - they obviously don't have time to read the blogs, shameful of them not to be hanging on our every word !

Soxy - Happy New Year to you too
x

Secretia - yep, that's all I need, 4 children to look after I jest I jest

Mrs fab - how hard was it for me to resist quipping "not making that mistake again" :)

Candoor - I feel you should pop in more often to tell me I am adorable, not a word generally used to describe me...

Chic Mama said...

I did my own wish list too a while back....still waiting for the goodies to arrive.
I will have to peruse your older posts to see why on earth you were asked to review a penis extender I think. ;0)

auntiegwen said...

Chic mama- I try not to think !!! Hope your list comes true xx

scrappysue said...

how can they possibly refuse an offer like that wendy!