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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......

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

MummyBtothree Sun 04-Aug-13 08:35:45

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.

MadameDefarge Mon 05-Aug-13 20:02:56

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.

CormoranStrike Mon 05-Aug-13 20:09:43

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!

MadameDefarge Tue 06-Aug-13 14:01:46

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

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