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The beginning of the year is always a good time to update my big list of things to do – my bucket list – the list that gives me plenty of challenges, plenty of things to aim for, plenty of things to think about.
Last year (doesn’t 2012 seem like a long time ago?!) I ticked off seven things from my list (and added to a couple more), including swimming with dolphins (I really should blog about that experience, I will do so soon) and the Sky Coaster in Kissimmee.
I love planning my next “Things to Do” adventure, and I know that I will be ticking two things off in the next couple of weeks, three if the Northern Lights put on a show while we’re on holiday in Finland. Oh and for the record, I have promised a good friend I will arrange to give blood when I come back from my holiday!
As you know, though, my list is always evolving. Each time I tick something off, whether big like the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge or small like eating a Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich, I find new things to add. The list is long but there is always room for more, new, interesting, exciting, thought provoking, scary, educational, adrenaline fuelled, cultural, and other challenges.
So thanks for all your suggestions so far… and your offers of help with things already on my list… keep them coming… leave your comment below!
Remember THIS POST when I introduced myself as The Listmaker – a Doritos and Max superhero. Well in my role as a Superhero I am giving you the chance of winning your very own Superhero Survival Kit.
The kit will be similar to the one I received as The Listmaker, including flaming hot Doritos corn chips and super cool Pepsi Max citrus along with a selection of other items useful to any Superhero.
To enter you need to describe your superhero outfit in a comment on this blog post.
So get thinking… what would you wear?
Make sure you enter by 8pm on Friday 2nd December for your entry to count, and take a note of the rules below.
- This competition is open to UK residents only.
- You must be aged 16 years old or over at the time of entry. If under the age of 18 you must get the permission of a parent or guardian before entering
- The competition closes at 8pm on Friday 2nd December.
- Entry is by making a relevant comment on this post.
- Entrants must include a valid email address in the box provided (will not be published).
- You can only enter once. If you post more than one comment only your first will count as entry into the competition.
- Members of my immediate family cannot enter (sorry!).
- The winner will be picked at random from all eligible entries and be announced on Splodz Blogz soon after the closing date.
- The prize is one Doritos and Pepsi Superhero Survival Kit. Please allow 28 days for delivery once you have provided your details.
- The winner must respond to their email from Splodz Blogz within two days or I reserve the right to re-draw.
- The winner’s details will be given to Doritos and Max PR to allow delivery of the prize. Details will not be used for any other purpose.
- You don’t get any extra entries for tweeting or posting about this competition anywhere, but I don’t mind if you do (go on… you know you want to!).
- Oh… and my decision is final (I like saying that!).
The Top 10 Toys for Christmas list is out. One that caught my attention (for obvious reasons) was Milky the Bunny.
From Emotion Toys, this is a big fluffy and cuddly white bunny rabbit toy… that is fully interactive. The website explains that it has a random interactivity mode it will play with you differently each time you pick it up – you never know what to expect.
If you tickle Milky’s feet he will respond – maybe by wiggling his ears or feet, falling asleep. He will even really chew on his carrot and he will love you forever!
Apparently Milky the Bunny is soft with no hard inner shell or sharp mechanical parts – just a big cuddly toy that acts like a real rabbit. He makes real sounds like snoring when he’[s asleep, and even gets scared at big noises.
This is the advertisement...
I love gadgets and techy things but I’m not sure about these toys. Maybe I’m just jealous coz now I’m 30 I’m not allowed things like this (although I do have the real thing!)! Yea I think the inner child in me thinks this is very cute and would make a great play thing. But at £60 or there abouts this is one massively expensive cuddly toy. Do kids actually get £60 worth out of these things?
I wonder what Chocolate and Ginger would think?
A company emailed me about a month ago now asking me if I’d like to do a review for them… as part of the reply I had to give them my “superhero name”. Without a clue I turned to twitter (because twitter knows everything). Various ideas came back to do with bunnies and bungee jumping and other such things, but the one that stuck was “The Listmaker“.
So in the post I received a parcel – addressed to The Listmaker, and containing my superhero survival kit! Possibly the coolest blogging parcel I have ever received. Unfortunately I had only moved house the day before so I was in no superhero state to be delving into the contents straight away, but now I am all unpacked and feeling much more invincible I decided it was about time I shared……
Inside was a scroll saying I was now an official member of the Superpowerful Superheros… and here I am – The Listmaker! Wow that’s amazing!
Thank you to whoever drew me as my superhero alterego (I had to send a photo too when I replied). I’m not sure The Listmaker has may real powers, but the invisibility glasses, Worst Case Scenario Extreme Edition and Kiss Ass on DVD have given me a head start in my superhero-ness (well at least I know now how to escape from fire ants, how to ski off a 100-foot drop and how to survive when stuck on an opening drawbridge – an amusing read if you fancy it)!!
Ok so the whole point of the parcel of fun was the collaboration of Doritos and Pepsi Max – a super powerful combination of flaming hot Doritos corn chips and super cool Pepsi Max citrus. My superhero survival kit contained a sample of both and I really couldn’t wait to give them a go.
Doritos Jalapeño Fire
Spicy? Hot? Oh yes! What fantastic flavour!
I love corn chips anyway, especially with some soured cream and chive dip. The “fire” part of the name worried me slightly, because even though I am The Listmaker and an official superpowerful superhero, I would generally be a wuss and choose a nice mild chilli over a hot one. They were indeed spicy, but didn’t burn my mouth… they do have a kick though and will make your lips tingle a tad, but they don’t ruin your taste buds. The bag didn’t last very long, although the more I ate the more my lips tingled. Mmmmm yummy.
Did I get to eat them all? Nope! That would be greedy wouldn’t it?! My other half was also liking these hot hot hot chips and they were great for sharing.
Pepsi Max Citrus Freeze
This cool Pepsi Max is of course no sugar, as it’s normal counterpart – my favourite of the Pepsi options. I guess it is Pepsi Cola’s answer to Diet Coke Citrus Zest, which I really like (let’s face it, they’re onto a winner here).
The citrus flavour they have added is subtle but definitely there – more obvious when you drink the cola on it’s own rather than as an accompaniment to the tortilla chips. Serve it ice cold for the best flavour and to help cool your mouth after eating the chips!
Together these make a great combination for a Saturday night in. The two new flavours absolutely work in partnership, and are extremely yummy – perfect to fuel the superhero in anyone! I hope they’re not just limited edition as I’d happily choose both over the range of corn chips and Pepsi out there already.
When you try these for yourself don’t forget to keep the packet end enter the Vegas or Iceland competition on the website - http://www.doritosandmax.com/ (closing date 27th November). There’s also some proper superhero comic strips online too, which are well worth a gander – although The Listmaker doesn’t seem to feature! And if you “do” Twitter make sure you follow @_icefist and @_firefingers and use the hash tag #doritosandmax to tell everyone what you think (and don’t forget to comment below too!).
Lists lists lists… I need a list for everything… and as a result I love Post-it Notes!
Recently I discovered Post-it Removable Labels (thanks to a free sample from their website) – and I like. Apart from anything they sent me green – the perfect colour choice!!
The main difference between Post-it Notes and Post-it Labels is the amount of sticky on them. Whereas Post-its have a small line of sticky at the top of each note, allowing you to apply and remove them really easily, the labels are mostly sticky with a small line at one end which is used to get hold of to remove them.
They have been designed to help you organise things that need re-labelling often – like files, bins, cabinets, cupboards etc which change use regularly. They are perfect for organising things at home or the office, because they are so easy to remove and reapply as you need to – leaving no trace. Maybe you use plastic food boxes to freeze leftovers – use a Post-it Label to note what the meal is and when it was frozen.
And if you want to leave it on for a while, that narrow ”unsticky” part is perforated so you can tear it off easily – although the use of a finger nail in the corner of the label will still allow you to take it off.
While Post-it Labels aren’t supposed to replace Post-it Notes I can see that in future I might choose these over the originals, mainly because they seem more likely to stay where I want them for longer.
To get your own free sample go to the Post-it Labels website and click on “free sample” at the top.
Today I wanted to prove to you that I can in fact be organised. When I have a list, I’m very good at getting things done! This is proof because the bag contains my mum’s Mother’s Day present and card! Oh yes! (And no, the bag may not actually give away what is inside…!)
14/03/11: Mothers’ Day in the bag!