The Bowling Annie

Hola. Hope you are well.

Over Christmas, the other half and I, took her young cousins to the cinema and it wasn’t the most successful of excursions.

Despite me not having seen Night of the Museum or Night at the Museum 2, the plan was to see Night of the Museum 3 but when we got to the ticket office they only had 5 tickets left. That wasn’t a problem as there was only 4 of us, unfortunately none of the seats were together. This meant we had a problem as even we knew you can’t randomly place young children around a cinema.

Whilst we were contemplating our next move, the children were off getting ice cream for the film. Without our presence they came back with a massive tub each. Out of curiosity, I asked them if they normally have ice-cream when they go to the cinema, they said “No”! They’d obviously sussed we were amateurs.

We still had the problem of seeing a film. The next child friendly film Annie, was on at 4:30 and it was only 2:45, which to me seemed a long time to amuse a 10 & 8 year old.

We decided the best thing to do was abandon the film idea and go next door and go bowling instead. As we hadn’t booked, the next available lane was 4:45. So Annie it was.

We still had the best part of 1h 45 to waste. This ended up getting filled by arcade games and a couple of plates of chips and nachos (not to mention the popcorn we gave them during the film).

All in all, I don’t think we passed the parenting test.

Til next time, be nice to each other.


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My Selfless Act

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I got the other half an electric toothbrush for Christmas. I knew she wanted one, so got her one.

However, I accidentally let it slip that I bought the toothbrush with my Boots Advantage Points. She wasn’t overly impressed by this revelation and even canvassed opinion. Her mum said it was ‘grounds for divorce’. My first thought was, ‘we’re not even married’, my second was, ‘that’d make a good title for a song’.

In my defence, I’d built those points over the years and was going to buy myself an electric toothbrush but I didn’t want to get one for myself and leave my other half with electric toothbrush envy.

So with this in mind, is it wrong to buy presents with Boots Advantage Points? (loyalty points, vouchers et al..)

Feel free to let me know your thoughts via the comments button or on twitter @anunknowncomic

Ps. I’m now having to rebuild my Advantage points and I don’t shop at Boots much, so it’s going to take me a long time before I get my electric toothbrush, but I’m not looking  for sympathy for my selfless act.

Til next time, be nice to each other.

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Don’t buy my book at £8

Hola. Hope you are well.

In what could be described as a continuation of the previous blog post, I’m back talking books.

About a year ago (I say a year but who knows when it was) I mentioned that the book I co-wrote, How To Dump Your Girlfriend was selling on Amazon for 1p.

Then recently I was tweaking my website and needed a link to my book and was horrified to see Amazon selling it for over £8. This caused me some concern as it only cost £5:99 when it first came out. At that point I was going to do a blog telling people not to buy the book at £8 as I knew it wouldn’t live up to this price. Due to life and a 5 day a week part-time job, getting in the way I never got round to doing that blog post, until now. In the meantime however, my book has dropped to under £4  which means we can all rest a little easier.

In other book news, I recently contributed a poem for the Ebook The Rebel Versus Society and this is only £1:49. That’s virtually giving it away.

And finally…. A couple of weeks ago I found out to my surprise that more than 50 people have subscribed to this blog. Thanks if that is you. Although as to not exclude people, thanks to all those people who read this blog but haven’t subscribed. In fact thanks to anyone who has clicked on this blog by mistake. You’re all welcome.

Til next time, be nice to each other.


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