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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......

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."

MummyBtothree Mon 29-Jul-13 15:55:12

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

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