Thursday, June 18, 2009

“Man is harder than iron, stronger than stone and more fragile than a rose.”

Having sorted out the need for new medications I have spent the last few days feeling really good but today the exhaustion hit me again.I haven't done anything different so I have decided that perhaps diet might be a contributing factor(suggestion from my IT man,thank you) so I have bought some spinach and tomorrow I am going to make lasagne with plenty of legumes and cheese and of course spinach which are all good sources of iron.

Remember how SnoWhite and Griff both had a fascination with penguin stuffed toys when they were little? Especially with sucking the labels on them......well Beauty has now taken quite a fancy to sucking the label on her new Linny the Guinny toy.It is quite funny to see because the label is attached to Linny's butt!

Have some people got nothing to do but make silly complaints?

Duffy ad safety claims rejected

Duffy cycles through a supermarket in the TV advertisement

A TV advert which showed pop singer Duffy cycling through a supermarket has been cleared by an advertising watchdog after health and safety complaints.

Eighteen viewers complained the singer, from Nefyn, Gwynedd, was not wearing reflective clothing and her bicycle had no lights in the Diet Coke commercial.

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) also said four viewers worried children could copy her behaviour.

Coca-Cola argued the ad was supposed to reflect "Duffy's fantasy".

The commercial shows the singer coming offstage before sipping from a can of the cola and cycling through dark streets and into the store, before returning to her concert in time to perform an encore.

Coca-Cola argued the commercial depicted Duffy's escape from the pressures of stardom and was "far removed from the real world".

Highway Code

The company also said they had gone through a "vigorous" production process to ensure they met the Highway Code criteria for riding a bicycle on public roads.

With the regulations recommending cyclists wear reflective clothing in the dark, Coca-Cola pointed out Duffy wore a black and white sparkly top that stood out, while her bicycle had lights on the front and rear in each shot.

After investigating, the ASA did not uphold the complaints, noting the "fantasy context" and deciding that older children would understand cycling round a supermarket was not a realistic situation.

A Brit Award winner, Duffy is best known for her number one hit Mercy and her album Rockferry.


Steve said...

Yeah I saw the Duffy complaint thing. Bizarre. I really don't think it would incite anyone to ride a bicycle anywhere - let alone through a supermarket. Kids are more likely going to ride the trolleys - are they going to ban those?

Cassidy's Girl said...

I hate to say it but the boys are more concerned about her singing in the advert than her safety.




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(A Blessing from St. Patrick)
May the road rise to meet you,

May the wind be always at your back,

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

May the rains fall soft upon your fields,

And, until we meet again,

May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.