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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......

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.

flatbellyfella Mon 29-Jul-13 20:20:40

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."

mrscumberbatch Mon 29-Jul-13 21:19:34

"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....

CormoranStrike Mon 29-Jul-13 21:48:07

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!

CormoranStrike Mon 29-Jul-13 22:34:17

"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"

letthemdrinkrose Mon 29-Jul-13 23:51:12

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!"

CormoranStrike Tue 30-Jul-13 00:57:45

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

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