CADBURY CREME EGG FOR A MERE £32,000
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Monday 1st March 2021
THOUGHT 1 FOR THE DAY
A rare 22ct gold egg has “smashed” estimates and sold for £31,000, beating its record sale price three years ago.
The Cadbury’s Conundrum egg had been sold for £17,200 at an auction in Lincolnshire in 2017, but it went under the hammer again after its owner died.
The Crème Egg was made in the 1980s by Garrard, the Queen’s official jeweller, for a nationwide treasure hunt.
Auctioneer Greg Bateman, from Bateman’s of Stamford, said the new sale set a record for the auction house.
The origins of the egg go back to a competition run by Cadbury’s in 1983.
The firm hid 12 gold engraved eggs around the UK which could be found by solving clues hidden in an accompanying book.
A 13th egg, larger than the others, was also offered in a prize draw open only to retailers and not the public.
The sale at auction of this egg in July 2017 had been “a then-house record hammer price”, according to Mr Bateman.
However, Friday’s sale price to an online bidder of £31,000, not including 20% sale fees, was a new high and had “smashed” pre-sale estimates of between £15,000-£20,000, he said.
THOUGHT 2 FOR THE DAY
ALSO I COULD NTHOUGHT 1 FOR THE DAYOT RESIST THIS STORY
Woman filmed removing thong to use as face mask in supermarket
A woman who entered a supermarket without a face covering was caught on camera taking off her thong and using it as an impromptu mask.
The unidentified woman wrapped her black underwear around her head after being warned by a security guard at a Pick n Pay supermarket in South Africa that she wouldn’t be served without one.
In the video, which was posted to Facebook, the woman can be seen talking to a security guard while waiting in the checkout queue with her shopping.
She then pulls off her underwear as other shoppers react with shock. One can be heard repeating “what’s going on”, while another applauds her on her “brilliant” ingenuity.
“Personally, I find that acceptable,” the shopper behind the woman says.
“It is a mask. Quite frankly I think the bacteria on your knickers is less than on the mask. So well done to you. Brilliant.”
But others weren’t as impressed. One Facebook user commented “this makes me sick. We sit with a serious virus and [she thinks] a G-string will save her”.
Another added: “They should not have allowed her into the shop without a mask in the first place. Disgusting to say the least!”
The woman was far from the first to reach for her underwear when finding herself in a tight spot without a mask.
In Kiev, Ukraine, a woman was recorded removing her leggings and underwear to create a makeshift mask after being told she must wear one while queuing in a post office.
And in Dublin, Ireland, a man was spotted wearing a pair of pants on his face on board a train.
Although many countries have implemented compulsory mask-wearing in public places during the pandemic, few have defined face coverings in a way that precludes repurposing undergarments.
TOP TEN + FIFTEEN OF THE DAY
TOP 25 TV WE HAVE WATCHED IN LOCKDOWN
1 Ben Fogle Lives in the Wild (the various series) Channel 5
2 Blue Planet & associate programmes BBC
3 Gogglebox Channel 4
4 Would I Lie To You BBC
5 Bargain Brits In The Sun Channel 5
6 Mortimer & Whitehouse: Gone Fishing BBC
7 Have I Got News For You? BBC
8 The Richardsons Dave
9 Extraordinary Escapes with Sandi Toksvig Channel 4
10 22 Kids & Counting Channel 5
11 Our Yorkshire Farm Channel 5
12 Finding Alice ITV
13 The Pembrokeshire Murders ITV
14 Himalaya with Michael Palin BBC
15 Michael Palin’s Travels BBC
16 Black Narcissus BBC
17 Mock the Week BBC
18 Escape to the Chateau Channel 4
19 SUSAN CALMAN’S GRAND DAYS OUT Channel 5
20 World’s Most Scenic Railway Journeys Channel 5
21 Inside King’s Cross: The Railway Channel 5
22 North Yorkshire Moors Railway Channel 5
23 BBC 6 o’clock News BBC
24 ITV NEWS at TEN ITV
25 Last Leg Channel 4
Our two favourite genre are Documentaries, particularly Travel and Situation Comedy. But there has been very few if any decent situation comedies on TV. You will notice we do not subscribe to any streaming channels except Amazon Prime.
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet. – Anne Frank
Happiness is…any type of Cadbury Creme Egg
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
Where do sick boats go to get healthy? To the dock!
Love is…waiting for you.
A time for a standard Cadbury’s Crème Egg…A time for a Golden Cadbury’s Crème Egg
March 1, 1998 – Titanic became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.
March 1, 1983 – First collection of twelve Swatch models was introduced in Zürich, Switzerland.
March 1, 1854 SS City of Glasgow leaves Liverpool harbour with approximately 480 passengers and crew; she was never seen again.
1 March 1872 Yellowstone in Wyoming becomes the world’s first national park.
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