I have to say our kids were great on Christmas morning. 7.30 am was the earliest they ever got up still looked bedraggled and how many times did you have to go through the wrapping paper to find that lost little gift or a bit missing that was vital for the game to work !!
The advert that is getting me at the minute is the Malteser advert. Am I having a Saga moment here because I think I may have discussed this before, but can't find it ??
Anyway, the advert is always about some form of relationship that has been spoilt of gone too far with - sexually!!!! and that is what gets me...... It is a chocolate sweet for god sake, not an advert for a bloody sex toy !!! Why does sexual relations have to be involved with Maltesers !! like the bloody perfume ads !
I've been watching Masterchef and occasionally The great British menu. I could really slap those pretentious food critics. I just don't see what's so great about the pretentious tiny portions of incredibly complicated food. They come with a sauce that sounds lovely and takes ages to make and then you get about a teaspoonful. by the look of the portions I'd need to stop for chips on the way home.
Another thing is that every dish has to be "deconstructed" which means that all the parts of a meal are served separately. a steak and kidney pie means that you get a tiny piece of steak at one end of the plate and a teaspoonful of kidney at the other end with a sliver of pastry in the middle. Another buzzword is "Reimagined" which means taking something you might have heard of and weirding it up.
So annoying because they have all these incredibly expensive ingredients which most of us couldn't afford to buy and then they ruin them. i watched one where they had a load of fresh oysters, opened them and drained the bit of juice out and then threw the whole thing away just using this tiny bit of sea water.
But it's the critics I'd put up against the wall and shoot. Who really eats like that?
I recently had deconstructed Beef Wellington. It was as dry and tasteless as a wellington boot!