Not really. I just wanted you to click on this page.

So now I’ve got your attention, did you know you can get my blog delivered fresh to your inbox, hot off the press? Well of course you didn’t, or you’d surely be doing it already wouldn’t you? Just pop your email address in the box there on the right… that’s the one.

You can also follow me on twitter, or become a fan of my blog on facebook. Again, there aren’t actually any freebies involved, but you will get the satisfaction of making me feel loved. You can even recommend me to your own facebook friends if you want to make me feel really special.

Pretty crayons aren’t they? A rather weak link: crayons = writing, but I really love the colours and like showing off my friend Dean’s photos.


  1. 9 February, 2010 / 2:33 pm

    You see I’m such a budgeter you got me with the free stuff heading!!

  2. VickyH
    11 March, 2010 / 10:10 pm

    Damn and blast you, Miss Middleton…. I thought you were going to give me lots of lovely treats! You are such a tricky trickster (as boy wonder would say!). I’d still like some free stuff though! xx

  3. Danny Rees
    15 May, 2010 / 10:18 am

    Can you post me a custard cream? Times are hard and DI Drake did not kiss Gene so I am highly disappointed..

    • 15 May, 2010 / 6:33 pm

      Sure, I’ll pop one in the post to you along with a tea bag. Only used once.

  4. 19 October, 2010 / 8:57 pm

    Haha! Clever! I’m going to have to start reading more of your posts!

  5. 20 October, 2010 / 2:44 am

    Arrgh! You got me! Well, this “tactic” really works, I think I’ll try it too! :)

  6. Susanne
    27 January, 2011 / 10:53 am

    I am researching various blogs at the moment and felt compelled to tell you that yours has been the best I’ve looked at so far….loved the free stuff trick…genius!!

  7. 23 February, 2011 / 3:51 pm

    All signed up… looking forward to hearing more :)

  8. 5 May, 2011 / 9:50 am

    Fantastic – I love ‘freeness’ so naturally I clicked on the link (after reading a few articles first of course – love the blog). Will definitely be signing up – great work Josephine!

  9. poppi roberts
    4 August, 2011 / 1:07 pm

    we’re all suckers when we see the word *free* x

  10. 5 February, 2012 / 8:43 pm

    Oh…that’s MEAN!!! Clever and funny too. ;) I’m new and say the free stuff and thought ooo! I bet she’s funny labels or quirky message/quotes for making signs! (Hush…I love labels and get a kick out of odd signs and bumper stickers.)

    And, yes, I am following too as I am getting a kick out of your blog and the comments from your readers. (box of frogs…too funny)


  11. 8 February, 2012 / 12:24 am

    Would love an inbox blog delivery. Just read your blog on tantrums, so funny an cheered me up on a rubbish day! Xx

  12. Carike
    9 May, 2012 / 4:58 pm

    Just happened to stumble across your blog as I googled Midori cocktails and really enjoyed your article.Slummy single mommy catchy!! As a religious Sex in the City Fan (I have watched the box set 6 times and have been on the tour in NYC, (sad but true) I really enjoyed reading your blog and definetly will keep reading!
    Love from London

  13. 20 January, 2013 / 7:57 am

    Ha ha good title – worked for me : )

  14. Janine Phillips
    26 February, 2013 / 10:54 pm

    pmsl you got me there x

  15. dani
    22 March, 2013 / 2:42 pm

    need a mummy

  16. 28 May, 2013 / 9:09 am

    Awesome way of drawing in people..ha ha.

  17. 5 June, 2013 / 3:26 am

    Ha! Good one, I may have to “borrow” that for myself (and my clients)!

  18. 5 August, 2014 / 8:28 am

    You got me… grrr.

    I’ve loved reading your posts though, so I’ll forgive you!

  19. julie munro
    30 October, 2014 / 3:13 pm

    would have to be roast potatoes

  20. Liz
    5 January, 2015 / 4:35 pm

    Which box to follow you on your blog? Seriously, I know you’ve but “that one on the right, yes that one”

    • Jo Middleton
      5 January, 2015 / 8:53 pm

      Excellent question – it appears to have disappeared! I think I may have fixed it now – can you see it?

  21. 6 January, 2015 / 7:13 am

    Thanks got it now and followed you on Twitter, liked Facebook page. You write brilliantly!
    PS Your Blogger Tips part of Facebook says “content expired” just as an fyi! x

  22. 20 April, 2015 / 2:09 pm

    It’s a must read post for those who are not aware of JISA. This will surely sets up something very incredible in child’s mind. According to me every parent must ensure this for their child.

  23. 20 April, 2015 / 2:56 pm

    Your recipes look amazing. Our community is wanting to add them to their meal planner schedule.
    How does a 10 minute conversation sound? – Like budgeting, but tastier.

  24. 13 January, 2017 / 10:59 pm

    Ahaan this is a cool stuff many time i search out such stuff but sometime it comes infront without effort.

  25. Paige Goodfellow
    19 January, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    The stress of moving house has me in need of a treat

  26. milli
    21 January, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    I really need to improve my rapidly ageing skin

    24 January, 2017 / 7:33 am

    The scrumptious strawberry bar :-)

  28. Kirsti Peters
    25 January, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    Gotta be the Tangy Pineapple, Coconut and Lime, all those zingy tropical flavours..

    Great comp and a great blog, keep uo the good work and thank you for the chance to win

  29. 6 March, 2017 / 2:22 pm

    Gonna try your gin cocktail instructions they sound delicious. Thanks for that. Love the website.

  30. Peggy
    22 March, 2017 / 11:54 pm

    so there is no coffee……awh

  31. 28 March, 2017 / 12:02 am

    thanks for the valuable information

  32. Brett Pereira
    1 April, 2017 / 4:01 pm

    Avast Parental Privay filter and Nanny guard

  33. Victoria Hill
    3 April, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    The footsteps bracelet. I am due my first baby girl in June and this is perfect

  34. Leanne Gidlow
    19 April, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    Wow definitely coconut!

  35. 4 May, 2017 / 7:50 am

    Hello Jo, it really helped me out in making my first home look beautiful. I didn’t take help of any interior designer. These do’s and don’ts supported me a lot. Thanks for sharing.

  36. 5 June, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    I like the Bean Bag Armchair – Pom Pom Ivory, ideal for when friends are round.

  37. Sandra Cloud
    6 June, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    Just what Hubby needs, Lovely Jubbly

  38. 10 June, 2017 / 7:19 am

    Interesting to read the great information! I really impressed to read the information that you have shared with us through post. Keep doing the great work up.

  39. Josh D.
    25 June, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    I want to put them everywhere!

  40. 29 June, 2017 / 6:59 pm

    Just amazing job you have done by sharing valuable stuff. I would like to say please share your next posts in future. I would like to check your site in future.

  41. 6 July, 2017 / 6:57 am

    Impressive post! After reading it I want to say that you have created very interesting post. Keep doing the great work up.

  42. Ms Stacey Caine
    29 August, 2017 / 1:03 am

    Maxi Micro Scooter – Deluxe – Black

  43. 29 August, 2017 / 2:24 am

    Maxi Micro Scooter – Micro Deluxe – Purple

  44. 4 October, 2017 / 8:46 pm

    haha just goes to show I am a sucker for free stuff! sneaky tactic :p

  45. Tanya
    26 October, 2017 / 10:59 am

    Paw Patrol pillow mate

  46. 31 October, 2017 / 5:55 pm

    ahahahha… the free stuff heading got my attention lol… anyways i’m a subscriber now :)

  47. 4 November, 2017 / 9:18 am

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  48. 5 November, 2017 / 10:43 am

    Maxi Micro Scooter – Deluxe – Black

  49. 13 November, 2017 / 8:19 am

    After I read this article it seems very interesting.

  50. 28 November, 2017 / 7:47 am

    Hello Jo, wow! What a nice post. I am very happy to find this blog. I was still waiting for the some unique garden makeover ideas. Thanks for posting with us.

  51. 20 January, 2018 / 11:23 am

    I thought you were going to give me lots of lovely treats! You are such a tricky trickster (as boy wonder would say!). I’d still like some free stuff though!

  52. Lesley Smith
    2 March, 2018 / 10:54 pm

    Mackerel Fillets in Olive Oil

  53. Kim Coate
    3 March, 2018 / 6:51 pm

    Mustard sauce

  54. Danielle Dudley
    5 March, 2018 / 6:21 pm

    I prefer Mackerel Fillets in Olive Oil

  55. 6 March, 2018 / 4:46 pm

    Mackerel in tomato sauce and on toast FTW!

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