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I Likes Wine I Does!

yummy yummy yummy!
bottles of wine in my tummy!
red wine or white
i don’t give a shite
if you get me drunk
I’ll think you’re a hunk
i like every type
so give it some hype

Thanks for the free wine redwine.co.uk and whitewine.co.uk

Hope you like my mini Poem, as you can tell it took me all of 30 seconds to write!

The reason for my crap poem is that a friend of mine who owns both http://www.redwine.co.uk/ and http://www.whitewine.co.uk/ sent myself and the bossman Mark some win to taste, although I haven’t seen it yet, I am told it looks like the below picture and is in the office somewhere… GIVE ME THE WINE MARK!!!

Thanks Fraser!

wine!

My Very Own Barbados Round Up

Coming home with 34 insect bites, planeflu and mild sun burn, it really is no wonder I wasn’t my usual self this time around. When you have itches and bites like mine were, it’s hard to concentrate on anything but how nice it would be to itch yourself into an itching stupor! So apologies to all of you who suffered my wrath, i’m still itchiung now if it makes you feel better! It was once again an incredible trip and even further cemented my desire to emmigrate over there and live out my days in factor 50+ suncream! So a huge thanks to AF, the boss man and the other 53 people for making it possible and such a hoot. Here are my top 5’s and a longer version for all you insomniacs out there!
barbados cranes beach
Top 5 moments
1) The Night Dive
2) The Other Dives
3) The Snorkelling
4) Sat on the front of the Catamaran
5) The rumball rally, I managed not to kill people with my driving, tried my best like!
(6) I became an aunty too! )

Top 5 worst moments
1) The bites
2) The jellyfish stings (no i did not get peed on)
3) The sun burn
4) The planeflu
5) The street meat poisoning

THE LONG VERSION
Warning – Only read on if you are struggling to sleep!

For some time now I have been wanting to write about why Barbados means so much to me, and to many others. I have wanted to put it down in words since I got back last year, so here goes…
I have kinda touched on it before but 13 months ago i was fed up. I was in a job I hated, facing people who just didnt get affiliate marketing. Then out of the blue a very nice man known by the name of Chris Clarkson put a spare Barbados ticket on the forum. I thought feck it, I’m gonna have a go for that. I started a whole campaign of various reasons why I felt I should go, stayed up all night, waited and eventually got the msn message! Hurrah! i had 2 days to pack!

So, I got on the plane with Nim Nim and Frostie and still couldn’t fathom what was going on. Getting off that plane and realising that actually yes, I was there was a moment I will never forget, along with nearly being thrown straight back off again for taking pictures of the plane!

Anyway, I digress. That week of drinking, more drinking and just a little bit more drinking taught me a few lessons about the world we work and live in. Making such good friends in affiliate marketing helped me understand that it was what I did to help them that fed them. There I was with a fixed income, nothing to worry about, yet some affiliates do not know what they will earn one month from the next (granted most earn more in a month, than I in a year, but still) So, I changed my work ethic and realeased that without meeting these people and understanding their wants and needs as individuals but more importantly as human beings not websites then I would never get on in my job.

Not long after I moved jobs and location and now I’m as happy as larry.

turtle barbados snorkellingOn a less work related note, my very first experience of scuba diving was in Barbados with the friendly guys at eco dive. Needless to say I have been hooked on it ever since! I got my PADI qualification with In Deep in October and due to the weather have not managed to dive that much. So as soon as I woke on the first morning this year, on went the fins mask and snorkel and off I went to get my sea legs back. I faced a few battles with some btard jellyfish, but saw some incredible sites including my very first turtle of the year. I was chuffed to bits to get a couple of really good dives in on one day, the first with the newbee’s the second with just a few of us and boy did we see some sites! You name it we saw it. This year we dived with guys at Roger’s Scuba Shack! They were awesome! Myself, Alex and Mark (from the shack) went on a night dive too!

I will be honest i was crapping myself as the sun went down and everything became pitch black! just the three of us underwater with torches facing the depths and the unknown, it was like the’famous five’ or something. We went round a wreck and over some reefs and all the scary shit came out. Crazy crabs (they were shagging) some funky lobsters, phosphorescence and various fishies and a mahoosive tentacle of an octapus that had just devoured 4 or 5 conches! fat btard!

Obviously the diving was the highlight of the week, that and catching up with the 10 other people who went last year, and the 44 who were stuck on an island with me, and they could not escape! mwah ha ha!
alex diving rogers scuba shack

I have rambled for far too long now and most if it probably isnt even in English! The main point is that Barbados is far from just a holiday, it can be a life changing experience, where you will do things you may not do again and will meet friends who will stay your friends for a long time to come! You’ll also do some business! tee hee, should mention that part!

I will shut up now, as I am already banned from saying *Barbados* in the office, in fact every time I do – people ‘ding me’

Thanks again all!

Ragga Ragga

Boobs x

What A Shocker! I Can’t Thank You All Enough!

Wow. It’s a whole two days later and I still haven’t quite realised what happened, or rather it just hasn’t sunk in yet! I cannot believe I won the award. I’m sitting here trying to write this blog post and I can’t quite put my feelings into words. I had convinced myself prior to the awards that someone else was going to win and I was so chuffed for that person as I really felt they deserved it, so to get more votes than them and the others in my category is truly astounding! *shakes head in utter disbelief*

I didn’t plan a thankyou/acceptance speach so here goes (insert Gwyneth Paltrow tear here);

I have to thank Mark and Bruce – for giving me the opportunity of a lifetime when they offered me my job and for putting up with me on a daily basis!
Chris Clarkson – for sending me to Barbados, without which I would never have stayed in this industry.
Joe Connor – for talking to me about the industry and persuading me it was full of decent people after all. See previous post on subject here.
Lee McCoy, Tom Quinn and Naomi Brown – for giving me life long ‘Team Fun’ friendships and for all the advice through the past year
Keith Bond and Martin Warn – for just being nice genuine guys and keeping me awake at 2am when struggling with html!
Karel Ellis-Gray and Red Barrington – for being my laughter providers through the day and being two of my closest mates
Darren Newmark – for just being Darren
Kirsty – for not being as scary as I thought when first meeting her, she was my idol (almost asked for her autograph) and for providing amusing spider stories.
Jason and Jude – Get a room, thanks for amusing me on twitter!
Julie H – ohh the stories! thanks for the rum! and keeping the champers cold in the bidet!
Jason and John – for being hilarious piss takers – yes, i ‘misplaced’ my car
All my clients – for just being good sports!
Jay – for being rubbish at your job so i got given it 😉
J Lil and the AF guys – for giving me drunken moments and letting me go back to Barbados
The Network Staff – for dealing with my frequent stupid questions
Frank and Gem – for being the nicest most loved up people i know
Matt Rand – for learning the trade with me, study buddies!
My friends and family – for bless their hearts trying to understand what I do for a living!
The Bristol lot – for letting me feel their baby bumps, sending me jokes and singing Wurzels songs with me and for playing fun fun fun when i collected my award
George – for breif yet insightful discussions on affy marketing and for being such a gentleman.
Max, Neil, Dom, Frostie, Kieron, Elaine, Dave, Dan (discount shopping – forgot your last name!) Dirk, Jesse, Neil M, James A, Zak and Graham, Clarke, Shane, Ray, Natty, Di, Ian, Mark and Julie Pearson, Mikeeeyyyy for being inspirational, role models, laughter provokers and good people. (I know I forgot people, but it’s late!)

Most of all to all of you who took the time to vote for me, I cannot thank you enough, it means so much that I was shaking on stage with tears in my eyes. I am humbled and honoured to receive an award like this. It means all the late nights, bags under my ears and moments of pulling my hair out were noticed! lol

Those of you who know me know that I am very shy really and very self critical, so I am still not convinced I should of won, but I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart, it means so much. Annnnnnnd, I get a new shiny thing for my desk and got to meet Jason Manford!!! whoop!

oh and Phil, coz he told me too

Cheers For My Snickers Ray!

You know me, a regular cheeky chappette! I was recently taking the mick out of a mate of mine Ray on twitter asking him to send me a snickers bar, and lo and behold look what arrived today;

What’s this then?
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Not sure about the attention to detail when wrapping!
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It’s a snickers!
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Bit squished…
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Like I care
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All Gone
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I double checked for any love notes, cheques, bankers drafts, diamonds etc etc – the usual, alas not even a post it note saying – From Ray – tut!
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Cheers Ray, I needed some choccy today! I just need to work out what to send you in return! Will an Existem AM Pen do?

I won, I won! Hurrah – Thanks www.sharemyplaylists.com

I entered a competion on twitter to win a CD by entering a playlist onto http://www.sharemyplaylists.com/ The site is basically designed around Spotify users. If you don’t know what Spotify is then that is basically an online service where you put all your fave songs into playlists and you can play them online. So once you have built your playlist of all your fave tunes you can upload it to sharemyplaylists for others to enjoy, and you can listen to theirs!

I uploaded my gym tracks so that everyone else could get pumped up!

I won a CD of my choice as I had uploaded the song at the right time, as it is mothers day coming I decided to give my prize to my Mummy and got her this CD!

Solid Silver 60’s by Various Artists (Audio CD – 2009)

Big thanks to Kieron and the team at Sharemyplaylists for the CD, my Mum is chuffed!

To follow ShareMyPlaylist on twitter click here – http://twitter.com/sharemyplaylist