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Free flowers contest #25! We have a winner!

Posted on April 26th, 2008 by Jim

Last week in our 25th free flowers contest we invited you to post a caption for this image, in 30 words or less AND include something about yourself, your blog, your website or you in your answer.

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With 25 entries from a variety of blogs around the world the winner on this occasion was flowers founder Rufus with

‘Bobbi panicked when she realized she’d forgotten her pooper scooper; so she did her best to distract anyone watching.’

Well done Rufus – the $60 of free flowers will be sent wherever you choose! Just accept your prize here in comments and we’ll contact you with the details on how to claim your prize.

Thanks to our partners Flora2000, the international flower delivery experts. You could always send flowers to someone right now, anywhere in the world . Simply use code GSTF00 if you send someone flowers and you’ll be entitled to a bit of flower smelling discount!

More free flower contests next month!

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Free flowers contest #25

Posted on April 20th, 2008 by Jim

Time for our 25th free flowers caption contest but this time with a difference! The winner will receive $60 of flowers delivered anywhere in the world courtesy of our partners Flora2000, the International delivery experts.

All you need to do is post a caption for this image, in 30 words or less AND include something about yourself, your blog, your website or you in your answer. A chance to raise a laugh and to promote something about yourself. SO, here we GO!

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You could always send flowers to someone right now, anywhere in the world . Simply use code GSTF00 if you send someone flowers and you’ll be entitled to a bit of flower smelling discount!

Contest ends on Thursday 24th April Midnight Dubai time. Good luck flower smellers!

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Allez! Parlez francais ha!

Posted on April 1st, 2008 by I am insecure -do not read what I say

… And thus, seconded by Nemo, thirded by Libby and fourthed by Aussie, Bridget officially declares today Flowers French Language Day! (How can I resist when Libby, Nemo & Elton are speaking French already! :) )

That means we all speak French today.. and French only!! 8)

Ha ha, just kidding! Nah, here’s how we celebrate mes cheris. Je vous torture… bwaahaahaa! Cruel Bridget I know! Hope your pain threshold is high..?

Fleurs, GO! Compete for ‘Flowers Best French Speaker Award 2008′ !! Everyone is welcome to go for it! Allez, ne soyez pas timide! Libby and Nemo, remember you are competing against each other! (BTW, as it is April Fool’s Day, Poisson d’avril in French, Elton will give Nemo, Flower’s Poisson Fertile, a big mwah! Go on Elton, don’t be shy! David won’t mind..! :p )

So! For starters, translate at least 5 phrases from the pic below (Beginner’s Level).

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For the more daring amongst you, attempt the Intermediate Level next. Translate:

- Il fait soleil a Dubai mais il pleut comme d’habitude an Angleterre. Est-ce pourquoi certains anglais sont toujours un peu en colere?! :p

- Il y a une araignee qui grimpe sur ma jambe… Je vais l’attrapper et la devorer vite fait .. miam miam! (Especially for Libby, bwaaahaahaa)

Going for Expert level now? Gimme this in French:

- Jonathan, the mystery girl is Keira Knightley (I think!) so if you win the flowers, we split mate!

- One day Flowers will be the reference in terms of entertainment and inspiration!

******* End of test! Competition closes on April 3. Flowers Best French Speaker (per level) will be announced on April 5! Bonne Chance a tous! Special thought for Gareth who would have been delighted to know about Flowers’ French Day ha ha! ******

Don’t wish to compete? Np, you can still practice your French in comments here!

(g) Bonus: Bridget will translate (in perfect French!) for you anything you want to say in French! Just don’t be toooo naughty!! :p

A vos marques… pret? Allez les fleurs!

GOod Vs. Great

Posted on March 26th, 2008 by Empress Nightshade

*Applause and crowd mayhem*

Right here, we are going to witness the most anticipated contest in blogsphere history.  For the Blog Idol Finalist of the world……                                                          

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Fighting out of the green corner with 33 entries in the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary. Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce to you the word….GOod!

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And out of the yellow, with 1, 860,000,000 entries in the Google search engine.  Put your hands together for the often used adjective of the wooords……Great!

Great Fighter

*Ding, ding ding!*

Not too long ago, I took a mini vacation to Vegas.  I hadn’t been there in over three decades — my last visit being at the age of 12 for a church meeting.  Yeah, I know.  A church meeting in Vegas…what a waste!  Anyway, it was great to see Caesars Palace still standing (I cried), but I wasn’t thrilled to see the strain this vacation was putting on my pocketbook (I panicked!).  $13.00 for a half of glass of cheap wine?!  Oh, heck no!  Where is a flask when you need one?

My dwindling funds forced me to visit the restaurant close to my ‘off the Strip’ hotel.  It’s a name most of us are familiar with — Applebee’s.  While waiting for the hostess to unlock the door for business, I noticed a clingy in their window.  It read, “Great Food.  Good Friends.”  Hm.  That slogan struck me and brought on a barrage of thoughts and feelings.  Great food and Good friends — is that what I’m looking for?  What are the words ‘Good’ and ‘Great’, anyway and do they really make a difference in what I’m getting?

In reference to friendship, Good is defined by Dictionary.com as ‘close, intimate and warm.’  For me, all of these are acceptable attributes when seeking a friend.  They are even acceptable in a mate of which I’m an expert at looking for. 8)

Dictionary.com’s definition of Great is of being ‘wonderful, first-rate and very good.  Wait.  Great is very good?  That means it’s of higher quality — it’s closer, more intimate and warmer than just a goodfriend.  So, is eating at Applebee’s with their Great food, but only Good friends doing myself an injustice? 

All of this, of course, is taking it to the extreme.  To get good friends at any restaurant is a god-send.  Combine that with great food and you’ve got a recipe for a memorable experience.  But, I wrote this to bring up a valuable point…

We often settle for what is brought before us.  Hold on a minute and let me turn that around — I often settle without seeking and reaching for greatness.   It is evident in the men I’ve chosen through my life and in the hoop-tie I call my car.  ‘Settling’ screams at me in the wine I drink (remember the cheap wine in Vegas?) and accepting the half-baked job my teenage son does with the dishes.  Accepting good over great when there was clearly a choice had become habit for me until I saw that clingy in the window.  It changed me.  I will no longer accept good over great.  I will demand first-rate when possible and know that I am worth every effort it took to make it that way.

How about you?  Are you accepting whatever is being handed to you even though you know you deserve better?  If so, then join me in creating a new slogan that reads ‘Great Friends. Great People.’  No longer will we be satisfied with the crumbs of the day…Bring On The Prime Rib!

Sitting there in Applebee’s pondering their slogan, I soon found them to be just as they had stated.  Their food was great and those who worked there would make good friends.  I went back a second time to find their slogan still held true. 

Now that I’m back home, I’m anxious to visit one here to try it out.  I wonder if the same clingy will be in their window.  If not, I’m leaving.

Told ya I’ve changed…..

Free flowers contest #22! A winner!

Posted on March 22nd, 2008 by Jim

Last week GO! Smell the flowers invited you to submit captions for this photo in our 22nd free flowers contest:

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With over 38 entries to choose from the winner on this occasion was Graeme over at Emeralds and Ash with

‘Albert’s hallucinations were becoming more and more real every day, so he did his very best to ignore them.’

Well done Graeme – the $60 of free flowers will be sent wherever you choose! Just accept your prize here in comments and we’ll contact you with the details on how to claim your prize.

Thanks to our partners Flora2000, the international flower delivery experts. You can send flowers right now and enjoy our Easter offer where a free vase is thrown in. Not literally of course – that could be dangerous.

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Do post your congratulatory comments right here and more captions if you wish – Cheers!

GO! Smell the Friday weigh-in!

Posted on March 7th, 2008 by Jim

Calling all folks who entered the weight loss contest at the start of 2008 feel free to weigh-in here! Just post your starting weight, current weight and any honest tales of progress, or lack of, right here. Those not in the comp feel free to heckle and add inspirational or sarcastic links. We’ll be posting this every 3-4 weeks until May when the contest closes.

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Salad Dodgers welcome! GO! on – you know you want to!

 

80+ comments and our Competition is still not cracked!

Posted on March 3rd, 2008 by mike

Last week we had the Spot the Odd One Out Competition. Now at over 80 comments there is no winner, but we still have $60 of flowers which can be delivered anywhere in the world courtesy of our partners Flora2000, the International delivery experts.

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Now we really want you to give these flowers away! So …

Last Week on Flowers: The four people (Picture of 4 to the right below) in the Spot The Odd One Out were correctly identified by GarethfromChina as Mike Flowers Pops, Noel Gallagher, Morrisey & Ian Brown. (From left to right clockwise.)

With Mike Flowers Pops being the odd one out. But no-one got the reason why. So here’s a clue in the first picture of 4 below.

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Each face on the set of 4 on the left goes with one on the set on the right. (although they are jumbled up) When you correctly match each one up, that will give you a clue as to what common activity links Noel, Morrissey and Ian, that good old Mike Flowers Pops doesn’t do.

Good Luck!

O and you could always send flowers to someone right now, anywhere in the world . Simply use code GSTF00 if you send someone flowers and you’ll be entitled to a bit of flower smelling discount.

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