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Boff's on telly on Monday!

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BoffinMum Sun 03-Mar-13 22:44:12

In case you want to see da Boff in da flesh, thereby ensuring I am in fact not a hairy trucker, I am on Channel 4 'Superscrimpers' at 8.30pm on Monday 4th March. I filmed eight housekeeping and cookery tips for them last month, and I gather at least one will appear in the programme tomorrow. I am the Scrimper in the pink frock called Sandra.

Occasionally I wear a frilly pinny for some tips, but let it be known this was under duress and in RL I am no nearer being a Stepford Wife than Jo Brand is.

Also I wanted to tell everyone who missed it last time and posted their distress, that my Austerity Housekeeping eBook is free on Amazon from about lunchtime tomorrow for 24 hours, if you want to download it. It can be read on any PC, laptop, Kindle, iPhone or iPad, so you don't need a special gadget.

Austerity Housekeeping

If you do download it, it would be lovely if you could post a review! grin

New projects include a parenting eBook, nice 'n' cheap like the housekeeping one, and possibly some more Channel 4 filming later in the month, on spring cleaning this time. I've got an author page on Amazon now, and I will try to start putting all this stuff in there, to keep everyone up to date.

SoldAtAuction Mon 04-Mar-13 00:37:01

smile smile Very cool news! I took a quick peek in the 'look inside' button, and I am looking forward to reading it. I am a frugaler, and love looking for tips and ideas.

HairyHandedTrucker Mon 04-Mar-13 00:50:09

nothing wrong with being a hairy trucker sad

MrsTwgtwf Mon 04-Mar-13 01:55:10

Fantastic, Boff, you are really making waves. This is to remind me to record it tomorrow. (Was going to add that I love the blog, but that just sounds too craven grin ) V tempted by the ebook offer, though.

ChaosTrulyReigns Mon 04-Mar-13 02:15:30

Your frock is called Sandra?

Very interesting, but we'd likr to know your name.

Well, I would. Spreadshit calling, etc.


AdoraBell Mon 04-Mar-13 02:59:41

D'ya think it'll be on that you tube thingy? I can't access lots of things from my location, but YouTube usually worksgrin

Seabright Mon 04-Mar-13 09:03:32

Just downloaded your book!

QuickLookBusy Mon 04-Mar-13 09:14:01

Brilliant!! Will tune in.

Maybe we needs MN TV so we can share all our wonderful bunfights ideas and advice!

Acinonyx Mon 04-Mar-13 09:15:31

That's great, Boff - will take a look smile

Trills Mon 04-Mar-13 09:16:10

Did you manage to slip in any MN codewords?

MapofTassie Mon 04-Mar-13 10:27:26

I've just downloaded it - will read it and review.

SoftKittyWarmKitty Mon 04-Mar-13 11:06:44

Ooh, I've already got that on series link blush. I love Supercrimpers. I downloaded your book last time it was free, so it'll be good to put a face to the name.

Did you mention bargains for buying naice ham or how to get shit off a pouffe on a budget? grin

FashionFail Mon 04-Mar-13 11:16:18

<<in awe>>

Bramshott Mon 04-Mar-13 11:20:32

Hi Boff - can you edit the Amazon blurb? There's a comma in place of a dot in your blog address which means you can't just cut and paste it...

Very impressive!

Wewereherefirst Mon 04-Mar-13 11:20:59

Oooh will steal the remote from DH and tune in! I will read your book and leave a review smile

Are you wearing mumsnet scarf?

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 04-Mar-13 11:34:46

Morning. We're going to move this thread to Bloggers now, as that's where it really belongs.

And <woop> for you, BoffinMum! How brilliant!

KateMumsnet (who runs the Mumsnet Bloggers Network) is just mailing you. I suspect she wants you to file a new blogpost so she can plaster you all over our Bloggers front page...

GoingGoingGoth Mon 04-Mar-13 11:48:54

Hi Boff just downloaded your book thanks - will definately read & review.

Tee2072 Mon 04-Mar-13 11:55:01

Thanks for the book and good luck!

Badvoc Mon 04-Mar-13 12:00:12

Well tune in!
Loved the book boff, and reviewed it x

BoffinMum Mon 04-Mar-13 18:51:21


It is apparently one of the more boring tips in tonight's episode, namely the one where I cleaned the director's boots for him. He was a little mortified when I pointed out they were the most disgusting in the room so the best ones to use for the tip. grin I even deoderised them for him off screen. grin

BTW Vairy interesting factoid - the director used to mow Martha Stewart's lawn when he was a teenager!!

Better tips come in later episodes, I believe, including one where one of the miniboffs appears and scoffs porridge I have pimped, plus the infamous lentil and bacon soup moment where the film crew were practically salivating over all the equipment until they were allowed to descend on it and polish it off completely (sadly off screen again!) grin

1. Adora - I don't know, it might be on 4OD in a few weeks time. Look for Series 4.
2. There is a MN coded phrase in the book (of COURSE). 50 points to Gryffyndore for any MNetter who spots it.
3. Bargains for naice ham would be to ask the butchers for the trimmings when they have finished slicing a big one up. Shit off a pouffe, well you need some 1001 if it's light coloured, or some shampoo if it's dark coloured, and an old toothbrush. Don't scrub too hard and don't use too much of the cleaning product. And wear pants next time gringrin
4. Bramshott, Ta, I had not noticed that.
5. HelenMN - Ta, probably a better place for the thread, thanks.
6. Chaos - I have a version of that name in RL but I have to keep my housekeeping persona a bit separate from my university lecturer persona. The university press office think this whole thing is hilarious, by the way. grin

Trills Mon 04-Mar-13 20:35:25

I just saw the boot-cleaning smile

nannynick Mon 04-Mar-13 20:36:30

Nice to be abe to put a face to your name Boff.

Bluelightsandsirens Mon 04-Mar-13 20:45:20

I was recording this any way so nice suprise as I have already downloaded and reviewd your book smile

SoftKittyWarmKitty Mon 04-Mar-13 20:52:41

You were very good! What is ths bacon and lentil soup that you speak of? It sounds loverly.

BoffinMum Mon 04-Mar-13 20:59:22

Lentil and bacon soup with free ham stock

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