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Where there is a will, there is…..Family, Jackson!

Posted on July 1st, 2009 by Jim

Why is it that when people pop their clogs and head off to smell their flowers (cremation or burial) interest often shifts to remembering them to ‘what is in it for me?’. What sort of a family guy attitude is that when someone is six feet under?

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The term ‘Michael Jackson’s will’ won’t re-kindle terms relating to mental strength (wibble) but rather the legacy, estate and music rights he has left behind. ‘Where there is a will – there is family’ as the great estate debate goes on.

Do you have a will and does it include any strange requests for the day you come to be surrounded by flowers. Do let me know here in comments even if you didn’t know the deceased. Cheers….

Smelling ones flowers!

Posted on June 4th, 2009 by Jim

Hi from the U.K, it’s great to be back home.

Whilst activity, hits and comments have dropped here at GO! Smell the flowers (we’re almost at 50,000) the garden needed to simmer down a bit and I’m loving it – practicising what I originally preached rather than an obsessive push of ‘PLEASE, post a few comments at GSTF’.

gstf-lego1 The garden is as it is right now and so be it and feel free to share what you’d like more or less of here.

Comments optional, Cheers.

It is YOUR call!

Posted on May 6th, 2009 by Jim

How’s life?

Your one time give it a GO?

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Just wondered! Comments welcomed but KEEP TO THE PATH! Cheers.

Mash up Queen & Outkast, flower

Posted on May 4th, 2009 by Jim

Thought this needed adding to the GSTF jukebox in forums as I’m quite into my mashups at the moment!

Introducing a seemingly seamless rendition of Queen & Outkast:

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What will you rock today? Do tell, mash ups are optional!

Why does your heart feel so bad?

Posted on April 28th, 2009 by Jim

Hi from Dubai where many are down in the dumps as the onslaught of summer approaches.

CHEER UP, I say it could be worse and at least give this moby vid a few flower smelling minutes as Moby’s finest work is revealed:

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Depressing or inspirational? I’ll take the latter as life is good people, agreed?

Take our profile questions section here at GO! Smell the flowers, designed to really make you think and are rarely completed in the first visit, like many things in life – have you completed yours yet?

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Comments welcomed right here and tell us when your heart feels bad, really, do tell!

Our 40th free flowers caption contest – A winner!

Posted on April 13th, 2009 by Jim

Last week we gave everyone the chance to win $60 of flowers delivered anywhere in the world courtesy of our partners Flora 2000, the International delivery experts. Our 40th free flowers contest wince November 2006!

We asked for your caption less than 20 words for:

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With 30 entries the winner on this occasion was blogger polybore with:

‘Is that a bowl of petunias in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?’

Congrats Polybore - just accept your prize and lap up the congrats from others and we’ll send you your $60 free flowers code within the next 7 days!

You could always send flowers to someone right now, anywhere in the world . Simply click on our any of the flower banners and click n buy and add discount code GST3K8 for a bit of flower smelling discount.

Keep on smelling, folks!

No joke – Women only buses in Dubai!

Posted on April 8th, 2009 by Jim

Hi from sunny Dubai where ‘women only’ buses have just been announced! A far cry from the days of sexist sitcoms such as Britain’s on the buses:

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From the recently installed air conditioned bus shelters, Dubai will also become the first city in the region to introduce buses for female passengers, the Emirates news agency (WAM) reported yesterday.

“The ladies-only bus service will start on April 10 to accommodate the increasing number of female passengers,” said Mohammad Abu Bakr Al Hashimi, director of Planning and Business Development at the Public Transport Agency of the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

He said seven buses would operate on one route from Muhaisnah (near Lulu Village) to Satwa via Muraqqabat Road, Deira City Centre, Karama and World Trade Centre Interchange. The bus service will be available from 6.30 to 9am and from 4 to 8pm. Operational times will be increased subsequently.

He said that the buses would be normal RTA buses showing a sign displaying ‘women only’. The ladies-only route has been named ‘L55′. He added that they would start with male drivers but introduce female drivers if the service proved a hit. Whatever would blakey say?

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ALL comments on this initiative are welcomed right here  – is this REALLY necessary? Do tell.

Our 40th free flowers caption contest!

Posted on April 7th, 2009 by Jim

Easter flowers anyone?

Time for another free flowers caption competition here at GO! Smell the flowers – our 40th since December 2006. The global downturn doesn’t stop us giving away flowers ya know & daisies cost nothing!

Your chance to win $60 of flowers delivered anywhere in the world courtesy of our partners Flora 2000, the International delivery experts. All you need to do to win the flowers is in less than 20 words submit your captions for this image:

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You could always send Easter flowers to someone right now, anywhere in the world . Simply click on our flower banner and use promo code GST2K8 and you’ll be entitled to a bit of flower smelling discount!

Contest ends on Friday 10th April 2009 Midnight Dubai time. ALL are welcome & Good luck

What is the big deal with twitter, Wossy?

Posted on April 5th, 2009 by Jim

Twitter – it’s a HUGE deal as the 140 character micro blogging website that is taking the globe by storm. Massive, in fact and one that google are negotiating to buy right now. I shrugged twitter off at first, as I did with my first viewing of the Simspons and Family guy but then dug deeper to see what all the fuss was about.

Celebrities update their tweets on a regulars basis and a case in point is BBC celeb Jonathan Ross, known as Wossy, pictured here within the last 48 hours having uploading this image of him with a few friends. You Brits may recognise a couple of them aware and may well be aware of the £150,000 fine imposed on the BBC over the lewd phone call scandal. Here they at an after a dinner party Wossy tweeted about recently:

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Wossy has over 186,000 followers and we have a more humble 1,155 but gradually climbing daily, like all good flowers should. Rather than shun publicity celebrities are very much pushing the twitter boat out with the likes of Jamie Oliver, Borat and Barack Obama. Is it REALLY them, you may ask and why bother to get the extra online exposure to connect with other?

Dubai based DJ’s Catboy & Geordiebird who ‘keep it real’ here in the morning and help give the manic Emirates morning some sense of normality also tweet merrily along keeping all their followers updated.

So, do you tweet, want to tweet or don’t really understand the need to tweet? Do tell!

Our 38th free flowers caption contest – a winner!

Posted on March 24th, 2009 by Jim

Last week we gave everyone the chance to win $60 of flowers delivered anywhere in the world courtesy of our partners Flora 2000, the International delivery experts. Our 38th free flowers contest wince November 2006!

We gave you THREE ways to win the free flowers, in less than 20 words submit your captions for:

Option 1: This image of Cameron Diaz:

Option 2: This image of Tom Cruise:

Your caption could have included BOTH images but in less than 20 words total.

With 20 entries the winner on this occasion was Bo Snr who linked the 2 images together with only 7 words:

Tom cruise saying ” You will never see that ferret again “

Congrats Bo Snr – just accept your prize and lap up the congrats from others and we’ll send you your $60 free flowers code within the next 7 days!

You could always send flowers to someone right now, anywhere in the world . Simply click on our any of the flower banners and click n buy and add discount code GST3K8 for a bit of flower smelling discount.

More free flowers contests for 2009 so keep on smelling, folks!

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