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It's Mumsnet/George Foreman story time! Add a line and you could win a grill worth £70: bring them home time....NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 29-Jul-13 10:34:25

The folks at George Foreman have been inspired by the hilarious post-a-line-at-a-time storytelling threads started by MNers in the past (like this one), so to help promote their fab new comp on their pages on MN (where you could win a family holiday to Lanzarote), they're challenging you lot to get your creative juices flowing and come up with some novel <groan> posts.

You'll see, below, that the George Foreman team have started a story and now they're inviting you to add to it. Anyone who does (and who sticks to the 'broad rules') will be in with the chance of winning a 10 portion Grill & Griddle from George Foreman, RRP 69.99

Broad rules:

1 One line/ sentence per post (you can post more than once, but don't get too carried away)

2 You don't have to mention George Foreman grills but can shoehorn in if you want - feel free to cunningly and by stealth include references to the great qualities of the grills (namely fat reducing, healthy eating, quick cooking, versatility, speed of cooking etc grin)

3 Try to keep it (at least) vaguely clean - this is a family product after all wink.

4 Everyone who adds a comment will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a 10 portion grill & griddle from George Foreman worth £69.99.

5 Draw will take place on Monday 5th August.

So, the story starts with a scenario many of us might recognise....

The Watson Family Holiday....

As the packed car trundled slowly down the ferry ramp into Calais, Susan briefly felt the relaxation of being on holiday.

Already this morning, Jude and Eleanor had been squeezed into the back seats with a selection of toys, treats and promises of fun to come. Susan had thought ahead and grilled some chicken strips on her George Foreman and created some chicken and salad wraps for for a healthy lunch on the road. Buster the cat had been transported into the care of their helpful neighbour Alf.

Now the sat nav was being tuned to France - and as she selected their destination Susan hooked it up so Dan could see the next instruction. Their heavily-loaded people carrier rolled off into the ferry terminal, and Susan said......

Trills Mon 29-Jul-13 10:45:30

"Did you forget to put the handbrake on?"

IamtheZombie Mon 29-Jul-13 11:11:16

Dan smiled fondly at his wife before asking "Are there any of those delicious chicken wraps left?".

Susan lovingly considered wrapping one around his head, before meekly passing over the lunch he abdicated all respinsibility for, but wanted to eat.

MardyBra Mon 29-Jul-13 11:17:11

Susan raised a MN-style eyebrow ( hmm ) as it was at least two hours before lunchtime.

MardyBra Mon 29-Jul-13 11:17:45

(Sorry x post with Cormoran)

MardyBra Mon 29-Jul-13 11:18:26

grin at Trills by the way.

MardyBra Mon 29-Jul-13 11:19:21

"Look", shouted Eleanor suddenly, "what's that strange thing in that field?"

cakesonatrain Mon 29-Jul-13 11:22:31

"Dunno love", said Dan, "but I bet it'd be reet tasty grilled in the old George Foreman!"

Tee2072 Mon 29-Jul-13 11:24:39

Susan replied "Looks to me that even the George Foreman couldn't make that low fat!"

Supersesame Mon 29-Jul-13 11:27:04

as she stared at the obese French lady climbing over the fence

Tee2072 Mon 29-Jul-13 11:27:33

(BTW arf at Alf watching the cat)

mignonette Mon 29-Jul-13 11:31:14

"I bet she doesn't use the Forman" thought Susan, far too politically correct to voice anti obese statements out loud.....

MardyBra Mon 29-Jul-13 11:32:59

"Are we nearly there yet?", the kids started whining.

TalkativeJim Mon 29-Jul-13 11:35:51

Dan slammed on the brakes as her Gallic bulk scaled the fence and landed just in front of the car, coming to rest in the road like a giant hank of topside slapped wetly onto the proudly sizzling ridges of a waiting George Foreman grill.

CadleCrap Mon 29-Jul-13 11:39:57

"That's going to hurt" said Susan, " I wonder if we can hang a round till it blisters?" Secretly visualising sporner's heaven.

Tee2072 Mon 29-Jul-13 11:50:31

Jude was so impressed that her (his?) dad had managed to jury-rig the grill so it would work while they were driving, he (she?) decided to try grilling one of Eleanor's dolls on it.

BlackeyedSusan Mon 29-Jul-13 12:08:03

susan momentarily forgot the fat french lady in the road as an acrid buning smell wafted frrom the back of the car.

BlackeyedSusan Mon 29-Jul-13 12:08:32


SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 13:16:48

"MUM!" screeched Eleanor, "Jude's playing Joan of Arc with my dolls and the George Foreman again!"

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Mon 29-Jul-13 13:51:23

never mind lovey she replied, it will wash off the non stick coating easily.

mignonette Mon 29-Jul-13 13:56:19

Eleanor decided to pay tribute to George Foreman's former prowess in Boxing and laid into her brother with a right hook.....

nemno Mon 29-Jul-13 14:02:02

Meanwhile back home Alf decided that he needed to discover the secret of the perfect Watson family, their lean looks and their electricity bill half of his own.

Rumours Mon 29-Jul-13 14:05:31

To break up the kids fighting Susan got her chicken wraps out.

Clawdy Mon 29-Jul-13 14:06:17

"Stop it!"shouted Susan. "Or I'll eat these gorgeous chicken grillies myself!"

WildThongsHeartString Mon 29-Jul-13 14:08:08

Her son, George, immediately went quiet as did his sister, cunningly also named George.

milk Mon 29-Jul-13 14:13:53

She had been named Georgiana, but had always envied her brother for having the name George so decided they shall both be named George!

mignonette Mon 29-Jul-13 14:17:10

However when the chicken wraps were unwrapped from their foil bag, everyone realised that Buster the cat had got there first, eating them as they were distracted by packing the car and now should be known as GutBuster.

SpringSunshine Mon 29-Jul-13 14:19:22

But not to be downhearted they covered them in piri piri sauce and served them up anyway

With some pom bears and fruit shoots

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 14:30:05

Dan suddenly realised that two extra, similarly named children, had appeared in the car, and furrowed his manly brow in consternation.

WildThongsHeartString Mon 29-Jul-13 14:36:01

"Mum, I know the George Foreman Grill can cook enough food for 8 people but this is getting ridiculous" said Dan, perplexed.

lougle Mon 29-Jul-13 14:44:20

"That's the old model", Susan replied. "The new model can comfortably feed 10 mouths." George sighed as Susan gaily shouted "Any more for any more?!"

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 14:44:44

"Stop calling me Mum. I'm your wife" replied Susan.

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Mon 29-Jul-13 14:45:55

"And no more delicious food from the George Foreman Grill for you until you've apologised."

blizy Mon 29-Jul-13 14:46:01

The obese French lady clambered Into the car and hit them with an ultimatum.

mignonette Mon 29-Jul-13 15:06:37

Whilst Buster the cat and Alf clambered out of the boot and over the back seat

AlphaBetaOoda Mon 29-Jul-13 15:09:27

' give me my children back or I will take that grill '

KurriKurri Mon 29-Jul-13 15:10:46

'Vous avez un George Foreman Grille dans votre auto' commented Le Douanier 'N'aimez vous pas les fatty foods?'

Rumours Mon 29-Jul-13 15:26:12

"Eh?" Said Susan, Dan, Jude, Eleanor, George, George and Alf

mignonette Mon 29-Jul-13 15:27:07

"Non mais nous avons un petit chat rien de passenger clandestin" respondez Susan adding, "s'il vous plait ne nous shoot us nor confisquer notre George Foreman Grill avec le wipe clean surface"

Rumours Mon 29-Jul-13 15:29:06

"Now you're just showing off" said Dan

ForgetfulNameChanger Mon 29-Jul-13 15:33:51

"Needs must!" Replied Susan, keeping a watchful eye on the grill as the fat lady reached towards it slowly.

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 15:35:02

The fat lady eyed Buster the cat in quite a worrying manner.

PseudoBadger Mon 29-Jul-13 15:38:13

Buster was busy worrying just how versatile this grill was.

Rumours Mon 29-Jul-13 15:41:22

To break the rising tension, Dan suggested they all hip out I the car, fire up the George Foreman, and have some sausages a passing French man was wearing around his neck.

Rumours Mon 29-Jul-13 15:42:08

~hop out of the car~

happyreindeer Mon 29-Jul-13 15:49:05

A passing frenchman who was wearing ONIONS around his neck stopped and said "Is it true that the new little prince in Britain is named after George Foreman?"

PseudoBadger Mon 29-Jul-13 15:53:40

"That's ridiculous," said Susan. "He's named after Louis Walsh."

Dan winked...."Did you say yer wraps love or yer babs??!"

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 16:08:18

Once this holiday is over, thought Susan, I may well LTB, and I'll fight for custody of the George Foreman but he can keep the kids.

MardyBra Mon 29-Jul-13 16:16:58

Susan longed to find a wifi connection so she could login to MN and update everyone with her adventures so far.

ApplesinmyPocket Mon 29-Jul-13 16:24:31

Hotspot found, Susan was soon posting away: "AIBU to be shocked and saddened that this brilliant new bit of kitchen kit is not named a George ForeWOMAN?! angry"

lougle Mon 29-Jul-13 16:29:52

"YABU to be stealth boasting that you own the new non-stick 10 person George Foreman grill envy" said mummababbyhunz

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 16:37:41

"You are just jealous that I have the versatility of a fabulous Foreman, you nest of vipers!" flounced Susan.

CMOTDibbler Mon 29-Jul-13 16:45:34

Dan poked at the grilling onions, and wondered if now was the time to tell Susan that he'd realised that the bag with their clothes in was still sitting on their bed.

lougle Mon 29-Jul-13 16:49:30

Susan watched Dan poking the grilling onions, wondering what could be so thought-provoking. She concluded that he was mystified by the speed, evenness and ease of their cooking, thanks to the 10-portion grill and griddle.

aristocat Mon 29-Jul-13 16:54:37

"We need to talk" said Dan.

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 17:03:10

"Is this about Sharon?" asked Susan, "because if it is, let me tell you that she wouldn't know a healthy, versatile grill if she fell over one."

kasbah72 Mon 29-Jul-13 17:18:35

"Sharon?" snarled Dan as his poked onions rapidly took on an evenly grilled hue thanks to the efficiency of his grill. "Yes, well I was actually going to tell you that someone seems to have stolen all the chutney and I bet it was something to do with Sharon, actually."

MardyBra Mon 29-Jul-13 17:59:18

Jude pipes up: "Is anyone going to decide if I'm a boy or a girl in this sorry saga, then...?"

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 18:03:35

"This is your fault" Dan snaps, "all those gender neural things you bought them as babies has left him...uh her...with no idea what she...uh You should have listened to my mother!"

Tee2072 Mon 29-Jul-13 18:15:10

"Your mother? The same woman who insisted she had to be there when our daughter Jude was born?!?!" Susan shrieked.

TheFutureMrsB Mon 29-Jul-13 18:25:51

"Yes my mother, what is the problem between you and my mother?" Dan shouts back.

Susan seethes inwardly "When we get home I am starting an AIBU thread all about your poxy mother!"

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 18:27:08

"At least my mother knew how to grill" muttered Dan.

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 29-Jul-13 18:41:15

"Your mother looks like George Foreman" snipped Susan.

Bearfrills Mon 29-Jul-13 18:43:38

"You can talk, at least she knows its a George Foreman grill and not a George Formby grill," Dan snarked back

ForgetfulNameChanger Mon 29-Jul-13 18:52:48

"I got it wrong once! Ffs!" Yelled Susan.

KurriKurri Mon 29-Jul-13 19:01:53

'Hey Jude, don't make it bad,take a sad song and make it better' said a passing elderly Liverpudlian, helpfully.

MartyrStewart Mon 29-Jul-13 19:05:55

Susan sat silently seething.

lougle Mon 29-Jul-13 19:21:06

...while the onions sat sensationally sizzling.

Lucie1979 Mon 29-Jul-13 19:32:59

They cooked so quicky and smelt amazing, she thought.

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 19:36:21

It reminded her of when she first met Dan, those student days, grilling a pot noodle while they held hands to The Smiths.

mignonette Mon 29-Jul-13 19:49:55

How ironic that The Smiths (and the militant vegetarian Morrissey) should cross her mind as she wistfully grilled half a dead pig and wondered what Morrissey would like to grill ten portions of....

aristocat Mon 29-Jul-13 19:55:16

...... and that Dan was once this charming man grin

mignonette Mon 29-Jul-13 19:56:39

Aristocat - brilliant!

Silverlace Mon 29-Jul-13 19:56:40

During their exchange of words Susan and Dan had completely forgotten about Eleanor until she piped up, ", is Sharon the lady I saw you with round the back of the pub?"

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 20:16:25

"You were at the pub? You know they fry their food!" cried Susan, totally missing the point.

What's all this talk of how good George Forman is? Mohamed Ali was the Tops, for me.
Float like a Butterfly Sting like a Bee,
If I had a grill,you could come around for Tea.

Stujobohm Mon 29-Jul-13 20:48:56

They are so low fat I could eat them all you know.... X

Silverlace Mon 29-Jul-13 21:15:35

"Yes," said Dan rather shiftiIy, "I was explaining to her how George can be so versatile and that I could show her how I would warm her baps if they were cold."

"Ooh i don't think my baps will need warmed at this rate." Giggled Susan as she slapped a pair of chicken breasts onto the grill....

MyLittleFinger Mon 29-Jul-13 21:24:22

Dan watched all the fat drain away... mmm... they're going to be very tasty...

mignonette Mon 29-Jul-13 21:37:50

If you like dried out old.....that is....

Susan, decided she had had enough of dan, so hopped into the car with the kids and George leaving Dan at the motorway services. "George is the only man I need,"" she cackled,"George Foreman and George at Asda."

SarahAndFuck Mon 29-Jul-13 21:50:47

Dan was confused about why Susan would want the security man from the supermarket.

Littleorangetree Mon 29-Jul-13 21:53:42

Dan stood forlornly in the middle of the carpark; the feint smell of grilled chicken and exhaust fumes in his nostrils.

manfalou Mon 29-Jul-13 21:53:46

But then he realised it was because he could probably get discounted burgers and sausages.

sharond101 Mon 29-Jul-13 22:02:56

Or maybe because she knows he flies first class to go on holiday rather than take the car and kids!!!

missorinoco Mon 29-Jul-13 22:03:30

In the car, the french lady tried to work out if Buster would fit into the grill whole, or whether she would need to cook the limbs and tail separately.

gloriafloria Mon 29-Jul-13 22:18:31

Meanwhile back at the service station...... In screeches Katie Hopkins having sniffed the scent of a vulnerable married man ripe for the taking.

gloriafloria Mon 29-Jul-13 22:32:59

Winding down her window whilst fluttering her pretty blue eyes "Would you like a ride?" Dan quickly pushing all thoughts of Susan and her various George's to the back of his mind responded "How kind that would be super."

TheFutureMrsB Mon 29-Jul-13 22:33:51

And she didn't even mind that he had a child called Jude. It could have been worse after all, just imagine they had a child called Tyler!

"You've gt a wife and kids," she said."I demand to know their names. It's a point of honour with me."

TheFutureMrsB Mon 29-Jul-13 22:35:12

But then she had to bring up her dog George and that started Dan seething once again!

TheFutureMrsB Mon 29-Jul-13 22:37:54

"What's with all the George's today?? You would swear there had been a future King born and named George or something"

This, however, was a ridiculous concept. After all, their country had long been a utopian communist society free of any formal leadership or aristocracy, instead guided by the Druid priests known as 'the Windsors'.

Theimpossiblegirl Mon 29-Jul-13 23:52:57

"It's easy for me to keep my size 8 figure with my George Foreman grill" preened Kate. "Anyone who doesn't is just lazy!"

Dan glanced at his own middle aged spread, brushed a hand through his thinning hair and thought " oh Susan, I miss you, you tolerate love me, warts and all."

GetKnitted Tue 30-Jul-13 07:14:53

the large french woman sat on Dan's knee

GetKnitted Tue 30-Jul-13 07:16:38

(which was very surprising considering he was suddenly and confusingly stood up!) <blames browser>

TooManyWakesInTheNight Tue 30-Jul-13 07:23:24

and fondled with the dead wasp she spotted next to the wine stain on Katie's back seat.

Tee2072 Tue 30-Jul-13 07:45:47

(Do y'all think the George Foreman people are impressed?)

Meanwhile, Susan et al were merrily driving towards their French campsite, singing French songs and grilling everything they could see.

Rumours Tue 30-Jul-13 07:50:54

The kids were happy, the cat was happy, Alf was very happy, he finally had Susan all to himself, and Susan couldn't wait to get her wraps out again when she arrived at the campsite. Get her George Foreman grill going and make her lovely grilled chicken wraps.

Dontlookbehindyou Tue 30-Jul-13 07:58:16

But when they arrived at the campsite it was to see no caravan, only to be top that the last guests had been (shock) frying sausages and set it on fire "that's because they weren't using the George Forman grill with its temperature controlled plates" said Susan.
"Where are we going to sleep whined the kids, alf and the large French woman.

Dontlookbehindyou Tue 30-Jul-13 07:58:56

only to be told

mignonette Tue 30-Jul-13 08:17:29

The French lady gave them her dress to use as a tent and because the George Foreman grill runs on magic and fairy dust, they didn't even need an electricity hook up!

TalkativeJim Tue 30-Jul-13 08:52:50

With this, things took a harrowing turn, as, freed from her disguise, the horrified campers saw that the Frenchwoman was none other than Georgette Homme-Avant, leader of the dastardly terrorist group The Ragged Trousered Barbecuers (an evil sect dedicated to returning the world to the days of open-fire cooking, cold sausages and singed fingers, by destroying every George Foreman grill in existence) - 'Yes!' yelled Georgette dementedly as she removed her batwing shrug, 'It is I! Hand over your grills, or I shall kill you all!!!'

TooManyWakesInTheNight Tue 30-Jul-13 08:57:54

"Run!" shrieked Susan to the children, whilst expertly spinning toasted, yet-to-be-filled wraps at Georgette. Thankfully, she had been top of the class in her schools' Frisbee tournament, so her aim was pretty good...

lolancurly Tue 30-Jul-13 09:47:16

'Darling, do you fancy a strip, because I slapped my chicken fillets on George earlier and they spiced up nicely?'

TooManyWakesInTheNight Tue 30-Jul-13 09:50:45

simpered Alf to Buster...

Buster responded with a hmm look, and stated he preferred seared tuna. Preferably seasoned with a delicate Chinese spice, and grilled spring onions.

Theimpossiblegirl Tue 30-Jul-13 09:51:27

The family ran towards an old French farmhouse, only to be met by a beautiful woman and her moustached farmer husband.
"Bonjour my darlings, let us help you" said Samantha Brick...

KellyElly Tue 30-Jul-13 10:19:16

...and the beautiful woman smiled warmly at the children while Farmer Brick tweaked his moustache his eyes twinkling in the sunlight.

gemma143 Tue 30-Jul-13 10:33:06

At that point a loud mewing noise came from the back. "Oh no!" groaned Susan, 'forget the chicken grillies, our neighbour will be enjoying a whole host of new recipes with our George Foreman grill, we've got an extra mouth to feed here, we'd better......"

gemma143 Tue 30-Jul-13 10:34:24

At that point a loud mewing noise came in the distance from the back of the car. "Oh no!" groaned Susan, 'forget the chicken grillies, our neighbour at home will be enjoying a whole host of new recipes with our George Foreman grill, we've got an extra mouth to feed here, we'd better......"

SarahAndFuck Tue 30-Jul-13 10:38:15

"...steal back the Foreman grill and make a run for it." and they sprinted across the campsite while the Brick woman called "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful" after them.

mignonette Tue 30-Jul-13 10:48:32

Not even beautiful Samantha Brick could compete with the beautifully seared chicken fillets and tuna steaks beautifully marked with a sear of charcoal trelllis and the beautifully moist flesh which the Foreman grill had so beautifully grilled...

janthea Tue 30-Jul-13 10:54:33

Susan and Dan quickly loaded the children and the grill into the car and roared off into the distance. Dan said ' What about lunch? I fancy a hot, lightly oiled squid'

TooManyWakesInTheNight Tue 30-Jul-13 10:58:47

Susan and Alf made it back to the car, clutching the grill gleefully between them...

TooManyWakesInTheNight Tue 30-Jul-13 11:00:24

blast it x-posted.

Ok, um,

Susan agreed with a delighted whimper, as she massaged the oil delectably into the squid, moaning as she squeezed it through her long, supple fingers...

SarahAndFuck Tue 30-Jul-13 11:06:24

Leaving Samantha Brick to wonder where they found a squid in the middle of a French campsite and whether it was possible for her to become even more beautiful if she started lightly grilling her food from now on.

anklebitersmum Tue 30-Jul-13 11:09:18

<squirt> "Darn it all woman, you got that right in my eye" grumbled Alf. The children howled with laughter, shrieking "look it's all shrivelling up on the George Forman"
"worry not" soothed Susan "it'll be beautifully moist"..

6orgeous they might have been earlier in the day,but somehow the arid plastid ha permeate then, catching sight of a local boucherie she was drawn to the glorious array of local produce: lamb chops, pork rillettes and the most beautifully marbelled steak she had ever seen...a vision of a sizzling sirloin grilling meatily on the grill, excess fat rolling down the little channels...hmmmm - quick as a flash she obtained the finest steak known to man and stashed it away from prying eyes; her greedy, lazy and destructive family could manage with some sausages - this would be her treat.

SarahAndFuck Tue 30-Jul-13 11:12:25

Because she's worth it.

xalyssx Tue 30-Jul-13 11:15:29

Suddenly there was a loud bang from next to the grill! No one had ever cleaned it and all the excess fat had congealed and exploded.

CourjorH Tue 30-Jul-13 11:21:44

"I wish I could grill our luggage on the George Forman, it could do with a bit of fat reducing!"

"If only this journey was as quick and easy as grilling chicken on my George Forman"

TooManyWakesInTheNight Tue 30-Jul-13 11:22:33

laughed Dan, pointing at the neighbour's sorry excuse for a grill, while pointedly wiping down the George Forman's easy-wipe grill...

TooManyWakesInTheNight Tue 30-Jul-13 11:24:23

"It's FOREman" Susan huffed, whilst contemplating starting up an AIBU about bad spelling, before realising her deliberate mistake...

Susan was turning into a lean mean error-reducing spelling machine, when she was distracted by a huge rumble in the jungle, well a rumble from somewhere at least. The noise was ear-splitting...

mignonette Tue 30-Jul-13 12:21:03

Unfortunately Buster the cat had eaten so many delectable pieces of pure perfectly grilled meats from the George Foreman grill that he had grown into the most enormous domestic cat anybody had ever seen and was now six foot of pure alpha predator.

JParkson Tue 30-Jul-13 12:32:12

Alf gulped, and wondered whether such a gleaming specimen would fit through the cat-flap Dan had insisted on fitting...

HRHwheezing Tue 30-Jul-13 12:43:55

"I wonder whether one can grill my lovely brioche" Said Samantha brique

JParkson Tue 30-Jul-13 12:52:33

Jude and Eleanor spotted Buster, and in typical childish fashion, gleefully joked that they should be grilling Buster to reduce his waistline a bit...

loopylou6 Tue 30-Jul-13 13:01:34

Susan wondered if she should maybe start giving Buster's whiskers cast food a quick blast under the forman to rid it off unnecessary fats. After all Busters size was worrying.

mignonette Tue 30-Jul-13 13:05:12

Horrendously, an English tourist misunderstood what Samantha brique had said earlier- ("I wonder whether one can grill my lovely brioche" Said Samantha brique) and was now desperately trying to cook 'Chicken-in-a-Brick/Samantha Brique) to the horror of all around, especially Susan who knew the Habitat chicken brick was no match for the succulence of a Foreman chicken fillet.

mignonette Tue 30-Jul-13 13:06:14

And the look on Samantha Bricks face as she was turned into a living chicken in a brick was no longer beautiful...

loopylou6 Tue 30-Jul-13 13:21:41

not that she ever was beautiful...

gazzalw Tue 30-Jul-13 13:25:02

Susan turned it over and exclaimed "It says made in the Philippines on the bottom!"

'That's right,' said Dan, nonchalently, 'Its the Griller from Manila'

gazzalw Tue 30-Jul-13 13:28:51

'Dad!' sighed Eleanor 'That was Joe Brazier. If you wanted to be funny you should have said 'George Foreman took his orchard produce to the Congo and made 'the Crumble in the Jungle''.

xalyssx Tue 30-Jul-13 13:31:14

She sighed again disappointedly, then she decided to order a tonne of George Foreman grills on her smartphone to share with the other people at the campsite. Unfortunately everyone else on Mumsnet had cleared the stock out completely, and there was a pre order list of over 9000.

HorseyGirl1 Tue 30-Jul-13 13:46:24

...baps which needed to be toasted for the campsite barbeque - it was a big job which only George could do

gazzalw Tue 30-Jul-13 13:56:36

'How do you like your baps Dan? White and floury or brown?'

mummy81 Tue 30-Jul-13 14:30:10

Dan replied "I'm easy. I'll have anything".

ForgetfulNameChanger Tue 30-Jul-13 14:58:48

"Did you call?" Cooed Samantha Brick reappearing as if by some wicked magic.

Coconutty Tue 30-Jul-13 15:33:44

"Why did we have to be named after Beatle songs?" Whined Jude to Eleanor. "No idea," said Eleanor, suddenly remembering that no-one had been asked to feed Ringo and John, the guinea pigs.

Crazybit Tue 30-Jul-13 16:08:51

Elanor snaps back at Jude 'Well it's better than being named after the little brother on Peppa Pig!'. They both give a sideways glance to the Foreman..

ApplesinmyPocket Tue 30-Jul-13 16:28:10

"Talking of Pig," Susan seguéd, "Would anyone fancy a lightly peppa'd pork chop - grilled to sizzling perfection on the George?"

sealight123 Tue 30-Jul-13 16:47:33

'What are you doing?!' Susan yelped, 'Don't you know that toys can come to life? Were you not paying attention to Toy Story at all?'

sealight123 Tue 30-Jul-13 16:50:06

Ignore my last comment...Like a div I was still looking at the first page of the thread lol

sealight123 Tue 30-Jul-13 17:04:31

Eleanor wimpers 'We can't eat George! I take it all back...I love Peppa Pig really...and Babe..don't forget babe!'

Suddenly Susan remembered her guarantee..and was shocked but happy to see eleanor suddenly stagger out of the poste clutching a brand new grill, but her happiness was shortlived as Eleonor revealed she had seen a real horse steak: the sight has made her turn vegetarian, it wasn't even decently hidden in a value lasagne - what to feed the pesky brat, thank god veggies tasted fab grilled on Gorgeous George's grill thingy...

BoysWillGrow Tue 30-Jul-13 18:08:22

Susan briefly wandered how Noah must of coped, being cooped up on a boat with a George Foreman and two of every delicious animal going.

"I must stop having these thoughts" she said aloud realising that ever since she got this amazing grill her hunger for meat had grown somewhat worryingly.

It had now been 15 minutes since her last meaty meal....

her palms were now sweaty... she wiped them on the side of her wrap over Boden floral dress, brought new just for this very trip to France.

glad she had at last ditched per una habit...

AlphaBetaOoda Tue 30-Jul-13 18:18:13

And had finally got a properly fitted bra

Gok would be proud of her bangers.

MardyBra Tue 30-Jul-13 18:49:30

Suddenly the Magic Key began to glow. The children were transported to...

Buster's private universe.

Look at all those mice grilling sweetly!

MardyBra Tue 30-Jul-13 19:06:10


Buster readjusted his sparkly crown and purred to the children...

farenth Tue 30-Jul-13 19:17:59

Why didn't your Mum teach you how to cook with the George Foreman grill before we came here? You could then carefully remove the food without burning yourselves!

Eleonor stages an intervention by freeing all Buster's latest victims from the holding pen just behind the grill...

stacyg313 Tue 30-Jul-13 19:29:11

'anyone want a delicious and low fat chicken wrap, I made on our new kitchen essential??'

trilled Susan, appearing suddenly, decked out in a Cath Kidston apron

MollyBerry Tue 30-Jul-13 19:36:18

thinking about the grilled vegetables she could eat with her chicken wrap

wheeling her hostess trolley through the scampering hoards of confused mice " I can show you a delicious recipe for lollipop mice, Buster"

right, I think I am getting what MNHQ might consider "carried away". In my defense I call it narrative cohesion...

starfishmummy Tue 30-Jul-13 19:38:01

And wielding her trusty fish slice

starfishmummy Tue 30-Jul-13 19:38:51

(Oops cross post)

I think it works SF!

CMOTDibbler Tue 30-Jul-13 19:41:21

Dans eyes lit up at the sight of the hostess trolley, remembering the fun they'd had previously

farenth Tue 30-Jul-13 19:46:46

trying to race a trolley round the garden, before children and before the grill finished cooking chicken and vegetable kebabs....

Oh I can't help it...

Buster shrugs his shoulders at losing his mice canapes, and deftly tosses some salmon fillets marinated in lemon juice and olive oil onto the grill, eyes Dan with disfavour and considers banning the whole lot of them for personal abuse of his personal paradise, and trolling goady manner.

(we needed fish)

deemented Tue 30-Jul-13 20:19:15

Suddenly, Susan appeard with a wicked glint in her eye 'I've made some delicious puddings!! Banana's stuffed with chocolate buttons!' And she slid the foil wraped parcels onto the grill to cook.

500internalerror Tue 30-Jul-13 20:22:30

Dan was gutted that her idea of 'wicked' was just chocolate bananas now.

500internalerror Tue 30-Jul-13 20:26:00

The scent of gently grilling bananas attracted the attention of Roger from next door, who popped his head over the fence hopefully.

starfishmummy Tue 30-Jul-13 20:40:59

Unfortunately it was just Rogers head - the rest of his body got left behind.

because Hully has finally discovered who had nicked her teaspoons.

Tee2072 Tue 30-Jul-13 21:01:02

It was the butler! The butler did it!

happily the butler/Roger had not nicked Hully's splendiferous grill, which provided her with all the fresh, healthy, low fat-food she so loved to lob at annoying posters

500internalerror Tue 30-Jul-13 21:34:53

But amidst the distraction.... Someone had nicked the hot bananas from the grill!

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 21:50:09

Whilst the family tucked into their bananas, with lashings of cream and a huge pot of hot tea; there was a kerfuffle at the entrance portico as a dark haired woman began shrieking.
Dan slumped into his deckchair, gulping banana in horror. Sharon had followed him here!

Sharon readjusted her magnificent (but sadly still badly fitted) embonpoint.

Then spotted the luscious array of sizzling kebabs...

Dan or kebab? Dan or kebab? poor Sharon, what a choice....

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 22:11:07

she raced over to the sleek silver grill and grabbed a hard pointed prick of meat.

Tee2072 Tue 30-Jul-13 22:16:09

Meanwhile, Dan was gazing longingly at Sharon, wishing Susan#s embonpoint was as pointy...

Dan slumped, dazed but thankful, back into the deckchair. Jude and Eleanor, fed up with being ignored, began to toss marshmallows onto the grill. Susan began to realise her perfect dinner party was descending into farce.

Buster, reduced to normal catsize, and frankly kind of glad they had all miraculously quit his magic kingdom, snaffled to salmon before slinking of to Alf's.

Meanwhile in France a bewildered campsite owner surveyed the remains of her magnificent dress tent, swatted Samantha gently around the chops to banish her hysterics, and directed Katie toward the local chambre de commerce, where she would find a plentiful array of frustrated, well-named local dignataries.

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 22:21:10

glad that the untidy ends of the saga had been neatly trimmed, Susan's thoughts strayed to her bikini and the appointment a few days ago at the waxer's. Talk had been centered on the purchase of the George Foreman grill and the dishy sales guy, Javier.

Javier has promised to show her the best way to grill a chorizo.

delicious with grilled halloumi, grilled peppers in a toasted ciabatta.

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 22:28:21

Just the thought of him, 5'6'' of bronzed muscle squeezed into an electrical retailer's uniform and plastic shoes made her reach for the George Foreman grill and run her fingers along its shiny frontage. He had processed her transaction so fluently, and that smile...

choco! read the guidelines! no overcooked chorizo here!

But she was transfixed by the way his slender fingers flicked through the comprehensive instruction booklet...

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 22:31:33

He had GREAT product knowledge. And an appealing lisp.

Signora, he began, his unfeasibly long lashes batting over chocolate coloured eyes, theeth eeth the bethst grill on the market...

Susan realised that he did not actually have a lisp, he was, quite simply, Spanish...

Buoyed by the idea of wooing back Dan with quick, scrumptious and energy-efficient food, Susan had raced home, keen to try out her new appliance, perhaps there was hope?

After all, could Sharon seriously compete with what Susan now had to offer?

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 22:38:39

tho now eet ith time to thsow you thome thuperb featureth of thith thupendous marvel of grilling technology

Tired chips and over-stewed hotpot? No...What, with the Boden frock, Bravissimo bra and Forman grill, what man could resist?

ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 22:40:36


his lisps echoed in her head, and Sharon, who was peering under the net curtains from her house opposite, had seen the box from the electrical retailers and was bristling with curiosity. It wasn't fair! Susan had Dan! and now something new from an electrical shop!

AlphaBetaOoda Tue 30-Jul-13 22:42:06

And all she had was a stack of out of date chutney

Susan wondered why Javier had followed her home...but was pleased when he did a thorough product demonstration

starfishmummy Tue 30-Jul-13 22:45:11


ChocChaffinch Tue 30-Jul-13 22:45:44

Javier spotted Sharon peering through the letter flap and with a whiff of chutney in his nostrils he let her in.
Together, weeth thith grill and thith tathty chootney, we can 'ave a thupendous thupper.
The women clasped hands in delight.

starfishmummy Tue 30-Jul-13 22:45:53

Or even thauthageth

And indeed his thorough instruction had proved worthwhile when she saw Sharon veer towards the kebabs....

Meanwhile, Jude and Eleanor, keen to show how much they had learnt in food technology, persuaded their father to sacrifice his prize yellow courgettes and heritage tomatos to create a delicious salad

lightly grilled and tossed with a mustard vinaigrette and chopped herbs.

Dan blinked in surprise..surely they had decided to send the kids the the local academy rather than the independent with a three star student kitchen? Despite all his misgivings? had he been mistaken in his prejudice? Could a state schooled child actually learn how to cook more than a sausage plait and a swiss roll?

Was a lack of lakes and a world-class choir actually not an impediment to success in life?

Catching site of Sharon's barely contained kebabs, he mused further, maybe Susan's insistence on breastfeeding hadn't been such a bad idea after all...though co-sleeping still rankled.

starfishmummy Tue 30-Jul-13 23:22:05

But Dan's reverie came to a sudden end as he realised Sharon was squirming in her chair, around which there was a growing puddle, "Did you spill your drink or do you need a tena lady?", he growled.

ha! she spat at him! Its your overgrown moggie! he tried to steal my kebab then sprayed the chair when I refused!

<<moving swiftly on>>

M0naLisa Tue 30-Jul-13 23:25:20

'No i pissed myself' hissed Sharon

dan, understandably confused by Sharon's contradictory statements, backed away...

Only to see Susan uncomfortably close to Javier as he went over the various heat settings on the grill...

Dan's eyes narrowed as he met Susan's and he slowly but deliberately plunged his skewer into chorizo wrapped monkfish.

Susan bit her lip.

Suddenly he was overcome by cherished, yet lately forgotten memories of their wedding day...the bbq in her parents large back garden...a perfect day, only marred by the charred offerings produced by his newly-acquired BIL. If only they had had a Forman grill!

But more to the point, Dan was suddenly stirred to remember the woman he married...

starfishmummy Tue 30-Jul-13 23:39:39

Who had turned out to be a real bridezilla, no kids at the wedding, save the days sent out to the whole of mumsnet but not followed by invitations; and the poem, oh the poem......


Susan seemed to be on the same wavelength as Dan and she popped an entire country market of Sylvanian Families under the grill. There was plenty of room, the George Foreman grill could accommodate ten portions.

Dan bit his lip.

starfishmummy Tue 30-Jul-13 23:47:15


Javier bit his lip

bunchoffives Wed 31-Jul-13 00:04:26

Javier, too, sunk into a reverie of past memory. He recollected when he'd been picked on by the school bully as an overweight lisping school boy.

He'd been so sad and low, bullied everyday, the butt of everyone's jokes.

One day his mother had said "Thenuff". She had bought a special kitchen device and promised, "Thith will thange thour life Thavier. You will bethome lean and mean with this grilling mathine".

And mama had been right Javier mused. His life had changed unrecognisably. He was lean , the bullies were no longer mean , and it was all thanks to that grilling machine

and how cruel to teased for lisping, as they were all Spanish at their Spanish school, conveniently located in Spain,in an area where they spoke (by English standards) lispy Spanish.

How well he remembered the moment his mother revealed the machine.

How she bit her lip.

dont want to get picky, bunch, but don't you think madre (not mama) would have called him Havier just sayin'.

bites own lip.

bunchoffives Wed 31-Jul-13 00:35:00

Javier's thoughts jolted back to the present.

Where had Susan gone?

What was Dan doing with that skewer?

Where was that awful burning smell coming from?

And why were everyone's lips so swollen?

< Madame you are definitely getting carried away >

Susan has run to the kitchen to collect the array of delicious fruit skewers she has been marinating in a mixture of caramel and ameretto

Dan is desperately trying to remember what to do with a working skewer

Burning smell is coming from the incineration of Sharon's dreams

<<bites bunches lip>>

Javier's thoughts have drifted to thoughts of Bianca, she of the agile wrists whose grill work inspired poets from all around.

when they weren't writing wedding poems.

oh blimey, maybe not Biana, maybe Conception Immaculata

starfishmummy Wed 31-Jul-13 08:14:45

At this point Susan returned with the fruit skewers which seemed strangely fruitless...who has been eating my cherries she asked?

MTBMummy Wed 31-Jul-13 13:18:43

And the Ameretto bottle - which was distinctly lacking in Ameretto

Lily311 Wed 31-Jul-13 13:38:11

She looked around and saw no one.

JParkson Wed 31-Jul-13 14:13:11

until she spotted Alf peering over the fence, and trying to get a glimpse of...

noidles Wed 31-Jul-13 14:15:49

Then Susan says "Dan if you hidin' something i'm gonna be so mad", then she hears
something fallin' she says "what the f* was that?"
Dan said "it sounds like it came from upstairs, sounds like the plumbing",
She said "man that sound did not come from upstairs, I'll be damned if you're not up to something,"

"Now the sound that I just heard, it came from this kitchen," and then she looks over by the grill
While Dan's easin' over by the dishes And then she walks over to the refrigerator and pushes it back,
and then she looks in his face, looks like he's about to have a heart-attack, then he notices the skewers on the counter
One fruit is missing, now the stories gettin' scary, cos Susan comes to realise that


starfishmummy Wed 31-Jul-13 19:46:00

Jude and Eleanor arrived at that moment and said they could smell something cooking on the George Foreman grilland pleeeeeeeeeese could they have some as no one had noticed that they had been missing for days and were very hungry; having survived on one fruitshoot, a mouldy greggs sausage roll and half a pack of pombears bear

UserError Wed 31-Jul-13 20:52:37

Susan sat down and sobbed, as the pressure of cooking for all these random people had got a bit too much - the George Foreman grill made it easy, but dammit; they were eating all HER food!

JParkson Wed 31-Jul-13 21:26:55

But then she cheered up slightly as she remembered the juicy steak she had hidden away for herself. It had matured nicely since she had bought it, so she whipped up a quick marinade for it of balsamic vinegar, soy sauce and Worcester sauce. She dunked the steak, and then gave it a good battering with her rolling pin and lovingly draped it on the sizzling hot grill, creating the most luscious bar marks...

AnneEyhtMeyer Wed 31-Jul-13 21:52:46

In the next tent Clive turned to Jeremy and said "We should put a George Foreman grill on our wedding list". Jeremy groaned and ripped up the tasteful cash-please poem he was half way through composing. "Next year we're going all-inclusive" he sighed.

Bogeyface Wed 31-Jul-13 22:55:53

......and started to compose a poem asking for Thomas Cook (*geddit*?!) vouchers for wedding presents.

gazzalw Thu 01-Aug-13 10:42:14

is that a baguette in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?

JParkson Thu 01-Aug-13 13:41:44

Alf smirked to Sharon...

In an effort to escape the Carry On Grilling atmosphere, Jude and Eleanor decided to recreate Lord of the Flies in the Wilderness behind the vegetable garden.

Armed only with a small tent, an extension cord and the George Foreman grill, they set up camp.

PiddlingWeather Thu 01-Aug-13 16:03:00

The children's faces lit up as they wondered if they'd have to get a non-George Foreman grilled Happy Meal instead

Elle8 Thu 01-Aug-13 16:58:41

Dad looked side to side sneakily, licking his lips and running his tongue over them in case there was any 'red evidence'

raiding the vegetable patch, they soon had a delicious array of fresh vegetables grilling. Then Saskia and Milo from next door jumped over the fence. Give us the veg! they threatened, wielding their crocs menacingly..

(I admit this is even more unlikely than Buster's private universe, but hey!)

Only to be faced by Ophelia and Hercules from over the road....

get lost, Milo, snarled Hercules.

Yeah!, echoed Ophelia, waving her hello kitty lipgloss wildly...

veep Thu 01-Aug-13 18:31:34

Meanwhile said French lady had managed to scrape herself off the tarmac, and said (in a French accent) "Oo la la! By George (Foreman)! Is zat ze h'aroma of cooking wafting this way, or is ze car on fire?

foodie12345 Thu 01-Aug-13 20:10:39

the kids immediately stopped fighting and reached towards the chicken gillies. They stuffed themselves up and were back to their old ways

majjsu Thu 01-Aug-13 20:12:23

I think someone is trying to cook frogs legs and snails. Wow how healthy will they be on the grill?

Saichinna Thu 01-Aug-13 20:36:22

Susan said, ' oh George, don't let French exploit you!'

jenni75 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:26:18

"Better get my breasts, thighs and legs out", thought Susan

jenni75 Thu 01-Aug-13 21:28:59

(Chicken! grin)

Bogeyface Thu 01-Aug-13 22:49:26

As Susan rubbed her breasts legs and thighs generously with the homemade chilli marinade she idly mused on how many boxers it takes to change a light bulb.

bee333 Fri 02-Aug-13 09:56:46

"Seeing as we're on the George Foreman Grill health kick we really should add some calcium and anti-oxidants," "next stop should be for cheese and wine" she added with a wink.

noidles Fri 02-Aug-13 11:31:03

"You need to stop feeding the children cheese and wine, Susan!" protested Dan, "they already have gout!"

xcardiffbirdx Fri 02-Aug-13 16:38:32

"Sacre Bleu!!! I hope we packed the travel adaptor to use the George Foreman grill over here!!!!

equ1ne Fri 02-Aug-13 16:49:49

By George I will be pleased when your father the Foreman arrives home and Grills you about all you have been up to,I think pocket money time will be Lean pickings this week

SnowyMouse Fri 02-Aug-13 17:34:15

"Ah yes, I've got a spare travel adaptor just in case. don't want to lose the use of the Grill!"

ArtisanLentilWeaver Fri 02-Aug-13 18:44:51

Norman the Foreman popped up with some Playmobile and made a travel adaptor city. Susan got torn into the wine.

ali991 Fri 02-Aug-13 18:50:51

Dad opened the cool box and got out the steaks, he hoped to sneak them onto the grill a bit later. They would be healthy grilled this way

MothershipG Fri 02-Aug-13 19:15:15

...and completely delicious smeared with some garlic butter, they were on holiday in France so that would be appropriate!

nameuschangeus Fri 02-Aug-13 19:18:57

He wondered briefly if it was possible to grill a snail but then thought better of it... He didn't want the shells to crack under the pressure.

Hutch2 Fri 02-Aug-13 20:29:35

,and Susan said...those dreaded words, "Did you turn the George Foreman's grill off?"

MyMillsBaby Fri 02-Aug-13 20:36:55

Make sure you put the right chicken fillets in your Foreman grill... you wouldn't want to do a Mrs Doubtfire now would you..?

Bogeyface Fri 02-Aug-13 20:39:28

"MMMmmmmm" said Susan in a breathy voice "Is that a large chicken kebab on the grill? you need me to call an amublance?"

kippersmum2 Fri 02-Aug-13 20:55:09

Where's George?" George, the factory foreman and Susan's brother was supposed to be on board in the people carrier yet he had managed to get out at a pit stop and was now enjoying a peaceful summer break at a fat reducing, healthy eating spa. He did insist though that all meals be cooked very quickly yet be tasty & convenient whilst versatile enough to copy upon his return home where he knew the peace would end & he would have a lot to make up for as he did abandon ship! Was it worth it? How did the cat get on? What happened on Susans holiday? Will anyone forgive George? Find out in the next installment. ...

mamamidwife Fri 02-Aug-13 21:00:41

... ambulance called, two strapping paramedics arrived swiftly on scene, seeing it was not a real emergency however, their attention was soon diverted by Susan and her lean mean grilling machine...

Bogeyface Fri 02-Aug-13 21:04:56

Susan deftly adjusted her breasts on the grill and said to the paramedics "Do you want extra sauce?"

Pozzled Fri 02-Aug-13 21:12:22

Gulping nervously, the first paramedic adjusted his smart, green collar and glanced at his partner. "What do ya reckon, Stan?" he stammered.

Hopefully3 Fri 02-Aug-13 21:30:38

Managing to speaking French "Bonjour!"

WhirlyByrd Fri 02-Aug-13 22:05:20

Gazing longingly at Susan's sizzling breasts, Stan was awestruck. He had never seen such dazzling beauty... Such perfection as the sight before him now. He had heard that the George Forman grill was amazing but as he marvelled at its clean lines and the ten portions of meat, grilling slowly as the fat ran away he gave a low whistle. "Not arf!" He grinned. " it's the best offer I've had in weeks. And it won't ruin my couch25k as its healthy and low-fat!"

Dan suddenly started to feel a little queasy when he spotted that the chicken that the partially sighted Susan had said that she had grilled this morning was still on the side, and suddenly started to wonder if Buster really was with Alf.

ataraxia Sat 03-Aug-13 08:53:48

Just then, Buster came bounding into view and scoffed chicken down in one - he'd been hiding the whole time.

puggywug81 Sat 03-Aug-13 09:43:11

What relief thought Dan, although he was sure if it had been Buster who'd been grilled it would still have tasted delicious and been low fat!

mamamidwife Sat 03-Aug-13 10:49:45

A thunderstorm started,that's just great said Susan,luckily the paramedics ambulance had the perfect set up in the van to park the grill and carry on cooking, phew!

k8thegr8 Sat 03-Aug-13 11:36:24

Mmmmmmm who knew grilling would taste so good n the move smile

Blatherskite Sat 03-Aug-13 12:36:36

They persuaded the Paramedics to pop past the Supermarket on the way to hospital to pick up some more low fat supplies....

mamamidwife Sat 03-Aug-13 14:29:32

Susan said, 'can we put the blue flashing lights on?' , after all this was an emergency, meat supplies were at an all time low.

MyLittleFinger Sat 03-Aug-13 15:27:28

Suddenly the ambulance sirens wailed...maybe the grill had got just a little too hot...

hytheliz Sat 03-Aug-13 18:00:08

And silence finally befell as the kids tucked into their delicious, healthy wraps.

Until a squeaky voice piped up.......'but it isn't Friday, put the banana down Roger, you know mumsnet tells us that's for Fridays only' shock

Susan had a reputation for getting her wraps out a lot!

JulesJules Sun 04-Aug-13 09:16:44

"Tomorrow" said Susan, stroking holding up a courgette "we will be having all delicious and healthy grilled veggies, and give the poor cows and chickens a break"

LittleTummyTucker Sun 04-Aug-13 14:30:34

and flat sausages, but it's ok because they'll still taste great with no fat trapped inside them

Raahh Sun 04-Aug-13 17:41:40

Armed with the handy spatula thingy (that only she seemed capable of using), Susan set to work cleaning George, scraping off remnants of sausage. She realised, sadly, George was indeed the most reliable thing in her life.

KatoPotato Sun 04-Aug-13 17:47:00

Dan pretended not to notice, but he saw everything. Even the way the grill had its own space on the work top. Not even the washing up liquid was allowed out the cupboard lately.

hotcrossbun99 Sun 04-Aug-13 20:00:43

He drew the line that night though when he found George plugged in next to their bed!

LittleTummyTucker Sun 04-Aug-13 21:54:12

with the drip tray ready and waiting

WildThongsHeartString Sun 04-Aug-13 22:17:43

And the roughest kitchen roll he had ever felt!

skiesmylimit Mon 05-Aug-13 03:32:33

Which they then enjoyed a non fat drubbing bacon sandwich for a midnight feast

skiesmylimit Mon 05-Aug-13 03:32:53


AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Aug-13 10:19:23

<jumps in> we are LOVING this thread at the towers but like all good stories it has to come to an feel free to start returning the family back home to the UK.....

neuroticmum2 Mon 05-Aug-13 10:55:38

It was time to go home, the sulky teen was a vegetarian but her family didn't seem to know, surely she could use the George Foreman grill too!

N0rt0nmum Mon 05-Aug-13 14:53:39

And as they piled into the house they spotted a note on top of a box, Won this George Foreman Grill on mumsnet love Nan.

PrincessYoni Mon 05-Aug-13 18:34:21

So, using the only thing they had in the house after the journey they grilled some tea bags, cinnamon and frozen peas.

Dan popped the chargrilled peas into Susan's open mouth (shocked as she was at the Dr Who style travel arrangements)

"You know its only you for me, sweetheart, Sharon, well, she was just there when I felt lonely...I'm sorry I took your pilates lessons as a rejection of me"

Susan munched resolutely...whatever their problems, there was nothing to big that could not be sorted...

"Dan, Darling, two children on, and you are the only man to light my fire...when George is not around"

They embraced, kicking the door closed on Alf, Buster, Sharon and assorted weirdy neighbours...

Jude and Eleanor highfived

"told you!" smirked Eleanor, before chucking a Cauldron sausage on the grill.

"Wotever" sniffed Jude, grabbing the last of the burgers...

And the Forman grill sat silently in the corner. Keeping its secrets. And grilling to perfection.

And the kids went back to school - where the teacher waited to grill them inncently by way of an essay entitled "what I did this summer"! Yes, innocently grilling (teachers' perks) grin

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 06-Aug-13 11:12:58

Thanks for all the lovely and very creative comments on the thread!
PseudoBadger has been selected as the winner of the grill/ griddle grin

PseudoBadger Tue 06-Aug-13 11:37:41

Oh my goodness I absolutely didn't expect that! How amazing, thank you thanks

mignonette Tue 06-Aug-13 13:12:12

Well done Pseudo. It has been fun!

Gosh, yes! Well done Pseudo! Do let us know if it has lived up to all our fantasies!

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