Monday, 8 April 2013

comparethelayout.com

My family think I'm crazy for many reasons.  Not least the fact that I love the tv advert that features small furry creatures from Meerkova.  I think it's just a British advert so any visitors from overseas will be totally bemused.  Basically, it's a comparison website that scours the market for cheap deals on car insurance etc.  But they have a play on words and say that there is confusion with a different website that instead of comparing 'markets' compares 'meerkats'.  It just appeals to my sense of humour.  Now, if you go onto the website and eventually buy something they have recommended, you get sent a stuffed meerkat character and this is the only way you can get one.
 
My son got his car insurance via their site and he got his meerkat.  I was envious.  His meerkat got featured on Facebook, and twitter.  I tried to be happy for him, really I did.  But deep down inside I wanted that meerkat.  I needed that meerkat.  That meerkat would make our family complete.  And it couldn't be complete with the meerkat banished to the wilds of Edinburgh.  He needed to come home to Hertfordshire.  His cute little face taunted me, the rakish way he wore his glasses, his little tie and waistcoat.  Cute beyond words.  I thought my subtle hints about looking after it for him were falling on deaf ears but when a box turned up in the post for my birthday, guess what was inside ...
And look - my layout almost looks straight! {thanks for the suggestions, Sian}

13 comments:

Abi said...

This has made me laugh out loud! I love the Meerkat and yours looks very dapper! Such a good advert!

scrappyjacky said...

Love this post,Deb....we have a meerkat as well....in fact he is our second one....the first one was sold on Ebay for a ridiculous sum of money.....so if you're ever short of a bob or two!!!!!

Karen said...

Your layout is beyond compare - it is so you and have fun with your new little friend but keep him well away from that little scamp Coco!

Alison said...

Love it Deb...I hope you and your meerkat will be very happy together!
Alison xx

Cheri said...

I was waiting for you to say that you changed insurance carriers just to get the meerkat! Great layout and nice that he can take a hint.

Sandra said...

Aawwww, simples :)

They are just the cutest, aren't they

cate behind the purple door said...

Actually, the ad airs in Australia, and my kids are nuts for it! Love the layout you've created!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Haha - I love this post, Deb. It is so very YOU! Your little meerkat is really cute, and I can totally see why you pined for him. And I love your layout - I recognize a few of those papers from our little party! :o)

PS: I hope Penguin is ok with this new addition to the household!

Denise said...

Yes I hope penguin is ok with it too - and don't let Coco play with him :-) xx Lovely layout

Sian said...

looking really good! Little E is a big meerkat fan, as you might have guessed, and I made a page about it a couple of year ago. The most striking thing now is how much he has changed..Little E, not the meerkat. I rambling now. Brilliant page!

Sandie said...

I am not a Meerkat fan but so glad you have given a happy home to your one and that you no longer have to drop big hints to your son! Lovely layout and post, made me smile :)

alexa said...

Ahhh, lovely that your thoughtful family recognised your need! He looks so very smart on your page, and perhaps he might become a regular feature?

Gail said...

What a cute story Deb. Love it!