Posted by sean on September 17, 2014 at 9:29 pm in Work Activities with No Comments


If you speak to your grandparents, they will tell you tales of how Avon Ladies would come knocking on their doors, selling soap, perfume and other smelly products. These days, we have something called “shops”, so we can stay clean and avoid stinking like a tramp, without the need to rely upon the Avon Lady.

The Avon Lady is dead… or so I thought. Claire’s work colleague is an Avon Lady and is very much alive. Her primary job is not selling shampoo. The Avon stuff is more of a side project, presumably to earn a bit of pocket money.

The point of tonight’s blog is not to go on about Claire’s colleague. It is to mention a product I saw in the Avon catalogue that Claire brought home from work. It seems that these Avon Ladies don’t just sell smelly stuff these days. There is a (very limited) amount of homeware too – most of which is, to be frank, crap. In amongst the placemats and towels, I spotted this…

How cool is that? It is a mug in the shape of an owl’s face, with a SPOON to stir your drink and best of all a little CARDIGAN to keep your choice of beverage hot for longer. It is an amazing invention –why have I not seen this on Dragons Den?

When I showed my own work colleagues this fabulous product, they didn’t appear to be in as much awe as I was. In fact one of them suggested it was something which her young daughter would like and not a fully grown man. Pfft! I’m asking Claire to order me an owl mug, which I’ll bring into work. They’ll all be so jealous.

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