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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?".

CormoranStrike Mon 29-Jul-13 11:16:26

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!"

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!"

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