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Monday, May 30, 2005

Scoubidou’s

Who said you can’t teach an old dog new tricks?

Well I don’t know who it was but they’re wrong. This grandma is living proof. I am now the proud owner of a helicopter, no, I haven’t taken flying lessons I’ve been constructing one… don’t believe me huh… well take a look…




I also made a fish, don’t ask…


a Necklace & bracelet,


a Spider ugh!!,


an a couple of key rings, which I can't show you 'cause my mate nicked them.

Yep, crazy I know, but these Scoubidou’s (the latest craze to hit the UK) are a parents dream and I’m very happy to accommodate them ‘cause they have kept two of my granddaughters amused all weekend…no mean feat I can tell you.

Who would have thought a local craze from small town in France (yup, I did a search an that’s where Scoubidou’s originally came from) would have ended up being my saviour. Mind you I’m not as green as I cabbage looking (apologies to cabbages everywhere) see, I remember them from the first time round in the 80’s when my daughter was mad about them.

Now my daughter first put them on her site Absolute Nails as a way for her customers to keep their kids amused making fun jewellery while they got on with the serious business of doing their nails. Then my granddaughter told her they were the best thing since sliced bread & begged for her own.

Well one thing led to another & suddenly she had a best seller on her hand. So,my granddaughters came round on Friday to show me how clever they were with this exciting new toy & I knocked their socks off with my expertise. As a result, the little darlings were spellbound with awe at their enormously talented grandma… So… I’m devious… so what…I need an edge to keep up nowadays.

Anyway, here’s a couple of tips if you’re thinking of getting them. Make sure you get the genuine Scoubidou cord, not those fashion laces/strings thingies. Because they’re a lot thinner & a bit jellified, which means they stretch & sometimes break if you pull them too hard.

I know there’re a lot of sites out there selling them but, Absolute Nails is the only one I can recommend as selling the genuine article. It’s a very good site & fast delivery. She also has them on her Absolute Nails Shop at Ebay. Blatent advertizing or wot? I know... I know... But you don't have to buy them & she is my daughter ;-)

Oh & one last thing there’s even a secrete language for the bracelets, here's a few to be going on with, I'll put a bigger list on my site when I get time.

Bracelet Secrete Language
ColorMeaning
RedBest friend
BlueI'm sorry
YellowLets be friends
GreenLets make up
WhiteFriends forever
BlackLets hang out
OrangeGroovy Gal
PinkBabe
PurpleFab friends

16 comments:

  1. Hey thats a cool toy . The only problem I see is that if a girl gives one to her boyfriend and its pink, she is calling him babe and he has to wear a pink braclet if her wants to keep her. Tough choice. lol

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  2. Hey Walker, I did say it's not a complete list, she sends a Blue & Purple for boyfriend. So, tell yours to get weaving. You're quite safe, nobody is going to make you wear pink.LOL

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  3. I don't see Sara doing that somehow. I'll stick to getting cheese cake . LOL

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  4. Whatever turns you on walker, if cheese cake does it for you, go for it. IMAO

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  5. Hmm, that looks kinda fun, if I could pronounce the name for it lol I'm off to check out your daughter's site...I'm hoping it's easier to construct than cheesecake. Gotta be fewer calories anyway lol

    Go grandma!

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  6. We work like a horse.
    We eat like a pig.
    We like to play chicken.
    You can get someone's goat.
    We can be as slippery as a snake.
    We get dog tired.
    We can be as quiet as a mouse.
    We can be as quick as a cat.
    Some of us are as strong as an ox.
    People try to buffalo others.
    Some are as ugly as a toad.
    We can be as gentle as a lamb.
    Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
    Some of us drink like a fish.
    We can be as proud as a peacock.
    A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
    You can get a frog in your throat.
    We can be a lone wolf.
    But I'm having a whale of a time!

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    for ascertaining uninterrupted
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    There is a time for everything,
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    and a time to hate. A time
    for war and a time for peace.

    Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
    Howdy
    Editor
    http://ilovehowdy.blogspot.com/

    P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
    that the common culture of my youth
    is gone for good. It was hollowed out
    by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
    then splintered beyond hope of repair
    by the emergence of the web-based
    technologies that so maximized and
    facilitated cultural choice as to make
    the broad-based offerings of the old
    mass media look bland and unchallenging
    by comparison."

    'Thought & Humor' by Howdy
    Cyber-Humor, Cyber-Thought
    Cyber-Riddles for your divertissement!!!

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  7. Hey Sara, how ya doin?

    Scoubidou is pronounced as in the dog cartoon 'scoobie doobi doo, where are you we got...' remember? Have fun & it's easy as pie, not sure about cheesecake though.LOL

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  8. WoW Howdy, what a long comment. Thanks for dropping by. It'll probably take me a week to digest it an' work out what you actually said. Put it down to my senior moments. LOL

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  9. Dang I may loose my cheese cake

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  10. I've never heard of this - looks like fun!

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  11. Hey Claire, it is but, you have to watch out you don't get tied up by the kids. They run rings around me.

    PS: Thanks for the comment on Icanitus, I am going to link them.

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