Day 360: Winning a Jansport Superbreak backpack, Coors Light Jean Claude Van Damme Advert and Being rickrolled again by Dom!

July 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

jansport superbreak winner
jansport superbreak

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kim kardashian kisses shango!

A couple of weeks ago I was doing research and stumbled upon this competition Jansport was promoting to win one of their Superbreak backpacks. I had time, and hope… but little did I know I had luck on my side as well =) Got this email today and found out that I actually won =D Hurrraaayyyy! Thanks guys. G-r-a-t-e Grateful! / This Coors Light ad just… Oh, it cracks me up every. single. night! hahaha. Grateful for the laughs and cheap thrills. Take my breath away *boom boom* /  Today, I got rickrolled good! Nice one Dom! 😉 / The moment Kim kisses her bodyguard… a whole new Dash episode I’ve never seen before… =O something to be grateful for… but no one can know!! =O =P

Day 335: 30 more days of appreciation, This Bruce Weber ad for Armani, This Chillstep Dubstep Forest Mix and Eating at Pho Vietnamese with Sue!

June 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

30 days

Bruce Weber: Wet and Wild for Armani

Bruce Weber: Wet and Wild for Armani

Bruce Weber - Wet and Wild for Armani

pho vietnamese restaurant wardour street

pho vietnamese restaurant wardour street

30 more days of appreciation… Hmmm… Not sure how I feel about this! What am I going to do when this blog is over??? 😉 No worries, I got it covered =) Watch this space! Grateful! / This short film for Armani by Bruce Weber is… ummm… beautiful… in every way. Freak-in. Hell. G-r-a-t-e-f-u-l. or what! Die now please? lol / This track is just… chiiiiiillllllaaaaxxxxiiingggg. Love it! Take me away, take me away! =) / Pho = YUM = Grateful! Thanks Sue! Great suggestion. Great catch up. Great, great… oh yea, GRATEFUL! =D x

Day 208: Raspberry Ice-Cream, Spinach and Beans, When tall people help short people out and the Samsung Galaxy Love Notes…

February 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

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Raspberry Ice-Cream – grateful! / Bowl of Popeye-style spinach – grateful! / Bowl of steamin’ hot baked beans – grateful! / When tall people help short people out – grateful! PS – in all seriousness, thanks Graham for helping me reach up for the bubble wrap today! Meant my phone got to Mazuma nice and safe! =) / Samsung Galaxy Love Notes – might not be able to speak so much for the phone itself, but I will say I am grateful for the latest promo campaign that lets you send love-inspired postcards for free =) Now we wait. x / Inspirational quote for the day: ‎”Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines.” – Brian Tracy. Now off to work! / Inspirational video of the day: Watch the ‘World’s Largest Rope Swing’. It’s friggin’ awesome! I kinda wanna be their friend… Just a little bit. x

Day 112: Club de Fromage, Cold Leftover Pizza and the John Lewis Christmas Ad…

November 12, 2011 § Leave a comment

club de fromageJohn-Lewis-Christmas-Advert-2011cold pizzaGrateful for Club de Fromagethe blue cheese, gorgonzola and stinking bishop of all cheese fests. Loved every friggin’ stinkin’ moment of it! / If anything is going to pull at your heartstrings this Christmas, this ad will be it. =) Captured here, is a very precise feeling and memory I believe we can all relate to. Wonderful and heartwarming. Well done, Adam & Eve. / Jo, thanks for preparing dinner and heating up the pizzas, onion bhajis and samosas. Though I don’t think these were anywhere near as fully appreciated as they were at 4am in the morning! =p

Day 108: Fresh Peppermint Tea, Carte Noire’s Man Cafe, Hot Mugs, The Batman Family and the word “Sanative”…

November 8, 2011 § Leave a comment

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I love it when you have a hot mug radiating between your frozen hands. / I love it when your tea is so hot you can feel the steam cool and condense on your face, like a mobile steam bath. / I love peppermint tea, especially with a bit of honey squidged into it! / I love Carte Noire’s latest campaign and for having a “Mel Gibson in What Women Want” moment of inspiration. Ladies (and Gentlemen!), may I introduce to you: the Man Cafe. Hel-lo Mr Cool! Sigh. As if I couldn’t love coffee any more! / Mom, Dad, Alix – thank you for being so persistent and continuing to ping me and ping me and ping me at work until I finally switched on my webcam. This made my day. You crazy chicks. I love you. x / Word of the day: Sanative – conducive to physical or spiritual health and well-being; healing. Glad this flashed up on our screensaver today. Now that’s a word I won’t be forgetting any time soon =)

Day 107: The Reel, Irresistible, The Caboodle Collective and Pizza East…

November 7, 2011 § Leave a comment

the reel logothe reel cafe 1001irresistiblecaboodle collectivepizza east
Grateful for being invited to attend The Reel event at Cafe 1001 tonight. Free entry. Free wine. Free films = Good company. Good talent. Good show. Good night! / Grateful for the time I spent at Irresistible as a fresh fish out of uni – so eager and goddamn determined! Great to see you guys doing well and I love the new set-up =) To be introduced to the new marketing/PR manager and have her say “Oh, so YOU’RE Krissa – the one that got away!” was one of the highlights and most rewarding moments of my day. So thanks! =) / Thank you for choosing my design/concept for the Caboodle Collective. It still gets me every time =) / Thanks Kat for flashing your magic key and getting us into Pizza East for cheap. Although, it was so good I would have paid full price for it anyway! Will have to come back next time when it’s a bit earlier to try out the rest of the menu and dessert! =p

Day 103: Muller’s Wunderful Stuff, Graham Crackers, £1 coins and the thrill of attending a new yoga class…

November 3, 2011 § Leave a comment

muller wunderful stuff ad campaign

Metro Muller Insertgraham crackers£1 lockers

So I have a love-hate relationship with the new Muller Wunderful Stuff ad campaign. I love Muller yoghurt (though admittedly I haven’t actually bought Muller-branded yoghurt in a while!). I love the TV commercial, which is the most epic production I have seen in a long long time. I love how I pre-empted the craze and just knew from the second I saw the first opening shots of the ad, that this campaign was going to be “friggin HUGE!” (£20m huge to be precise!) And now, 3 weeks after it apparently aired simultaneously across 60 difference channels (anyone say friggin HUGE??), I love-hate how it’s following me and turning up everywhere I go: on big ass billboards near Finsbury Park; alongside motorways on the way to and from Cardiff; on the front, back and inner front and inner back sections of a freebie magazine… This ad is everywhere I look!! It’s distribution and cultural penetration is every marketer’s dream…  I love it. It’s almost sickening how much I love it. I’m just jealous. Because this is the sort of mega-monster ad campaign every adman dreams of working on… Or so I would imagine =p Oh, but this is an appreciation blog. Right! Gotcha! I guess then, that today I am grateful for Muller. And I am grateful that I still get excited about these things. It shows I still love what I do =) / Grateful for Graham Crackers (because they make great s’mores!) and grateful for Graham Bates. Thanks G for all the teamwork and focus today. Never thought Arnie would be such a motivator at work! 😉 / Thanks Bryony for lending me the £1 coin for the lockers! / Thanks, Jennifer, for the change in routine and taking the time and opportunity to sloooow everything down. You know it’s a good class when you do something for the first time =) / Who knew I could be grateful for having a broken scanner? 😉

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