Saturday, 6 August 2011

Let @LoveZoflora into your lives . A Zoflora hamper giveaway.

Zoflora has given me the opportunity to giveaway one of their super hamper.  I shall of course not be entering this and neither will Mr T though it would have saved me the £72 I spent on three cleaners for two hours !!!


Another cleaning disaster for me was when I spilt that brand of white paint that turns form pink to white onto a beige carpet . I also managed to spill the paint on to Mr T's computer ! I was not popular. You see I had not put the paint lid on properly after using the paint from the other day. I tripped as I was carrying it up the stairs , paint went everywhere and onto Mr 's computer that was on the landing . I had put his computer and other things on the landing out of the room I was painting. And I also broke my IPhone that was in my pocket as I tripped up the stairs and crushed it !


This is one of my cleaning horror stories! What's yours?.  Tell me and you can win this fabulous cleaning hamper below to aid your on your way to domestic heaven!

Zoflora are also running a  brilliant competition themselves such as this one to win £250 worth of garden centre vouchers.


You can find Zoflora on Facebook  and also on Twitter so please visit them.This fabulous hamper will include



Zoflora Luxury home making hamper


The luxury homemaker hamper will include:

·      A years supply of Zoflora products as follows:

o     Concentrated Antibacterial Disinfectant Liquid:

·      12 x 56ml bottles (including Lilac, Sweetpea, Rose and Hyacinth)
·      24 x 120ml bottles (including Bouquet, Lavender, Springtime, Cool & Fresh and Hyacinth)
·       4 x 250 ml bottles Citrus Fresh
·      4 x 250 ml bottles Lily Fresh
·      2 x Zoflora Solutions Bin Fresh sprays
·     4 x Ready to Use Disinfectant sprays. 

·     Complementary products including:
·       Vileda (dish cloth, multi purpose cloth and two types of scourers)
·       Addis (tile and grout brush, hand brush and flexible duster)
·      Sarah Smith (fair trade tea towel, cloths and flower power scourer)
·      Dishmatic (fill and clean dish brush and pack of refills)
·      Plenty ( kitchen towels)
·      Bentley Brushware (hourglass range dish brush and dustpan and brush)
·      Crabtree and Evelyn ( Hand therapy treatment kit)
·      Stylish colourful rubber gloves and apron.  


So the rules are as follow.




1. You must subscribe to my blog.

2. You must Leave a comment below with details of your cleaning horror story, with your Twitter name or an email address 

3. For an extra entry, comment on another of my blog posts, and leave a separate comment to tell me which one




4. For another extra entry ,tweet about this competition and a link to this page. Leave a separate comment with your twitter name to let me know you've done this. 






Competition Rules

1. This is open to UK residents only.

2. Only three entries per person. Multiple, automated or bulk entries will be disqualified.

3. An independent judge will choose the cleaning horror story from the random entries.


4. The judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


5. The winner's name will be published on this blog and I will contact the winner via Twitter or email. 

6. The competition will end on the 6th September 11.59pm





150 comments:

  1. What a fantastic gift, I enjoy cleaning I love once the house is all lovely to sit down and look at how nice it is, makes me feel good. My 1 disaster I remember was putting bleach in my sink & forgetting then put red shorts in the sink OOPS ;)

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  2. Oops forgot to put twitter ID it's @misskatietweet xxxx

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  3. I have subscribed to your blog and now im trying to think of a cleaning story as its something i dont often do.
    Everything i touch seems to break,last time i swept my broom handle fell off.
    Last time i mopped the floor,i tripped over my cat and fell over spilling the entire mop bucket contents all over my kitchen.
    Last time i cleaned the windows,i tried to use newspaper as recommended by a friend and my windows had black ink streaks all over :O
    I say Last time on all of my horror stories as they really were the last time i did them.My other half now does all the cleaning as he's banned me from touching anything cleaning wise.
    He says i make more mess for him to clean just from trying :( so now ive given up trying.x
    I am @v82chris

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  4. Ooops just seen,Subscribing was a seperate entry so i have done so and here is my seperate comment.
    @v82chris

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  5. I have tweeted about your lovely competition and tagged you in my tweet for my third entry.
    Thank you running this hun.
    @v82chris

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  6. After considerable thought and much (much!) deliberation with my other half, we've decided that our worst cleaming horror story was not, in fact, my fault! Phew!

    We moved into our house in June last year and after much cleaning and faffing everything and everyone was in! Before going to bed I decided to have a shower in my new en suite. While showering I noticed that the shower base was filling with water rather rapidly instead of draining away. I pointed this out to my other half who got right on it (eBay) and bought one of those long stick things to go down the drain. Anyway to cut a long story short (well, shorter than it was anyway!) when my other half got the stick thing he promptly took it and poked it down the drain. When it came up it was covered in the most gruesome, disgusting, gag making collection of hair (various colours and *ahem* types), slime and unrecognisable bits of STUFF. I was horrified and refused to use the shower until the drain had been completely de-haired and drain-eezed several times 8O I'm actually shuddering a bit remembering it!

    ps. sorry for the mammoth post :) @pipersky1

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  7. Commented on your Mr Stink a day at the Lowry a Dirt Devil review :) @pipersky1

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  8. my friend was very proud of her brand new kitchen inc kitchen floor. Her n hubby went away for the weekend so I was minding their kids, thought I would be a real good friend so cooked a lovely roast dinner. Anyway I went to take the potatoes out of the oven and in came my friend shouting hello etc well it made me jump and I dropped the whole tray of potatoes complete with all the hot oil out of the tray. Well what can I say she was speechless - didnt stay friends after that I hasten to add :(

    tweeting @dancer2712

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  9. I paid for a cleaner once to clean and iron. That day, the hoover decided to pack up, and then, whilst she was ironing - the iron blew up! thankfully it just missed her face, but was a bit too close for comfort!
    Following and tweeting as @humanb3an

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  10. Have subscribed to your blog.

    Cleaning horror story? When moving house a few years ago, my husband lifted off the sofa cushion and found lots of little bits of hard white stuff. "Whats this" he says, picking the stuff up and examining it. I was sniggering too much to tell him it was months and months worth of toe nail clippings (mine). Shameful lack of cleaning in our house, help!

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  11. i am subscribed to your blog, my worst cleaning horror story was when i had cleaned all the downstairs floors (perhaps with too much water) and my husband came in from work and before i could warn him he had slipped and fell over! One not too happy hubby!

    @ashlallan

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  13. I subscribe to your blog @Bobbity666

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  14. HEY - great gift! I think my number one cleaning disaster was about a week ago when I decided (in my infinite wisdom)to clean out my utility room (which is actually a small lean-to on my house) ANYWAY i digress....
    So Im there, cleaning products in hand, ready to tackle the insurmountable task ahead. I started sweeping, and noticed what looked like one of my baby girls long lost, small grey pony toys amongst the dirt.
    As a caring parent I decided to stick my hand into the pile of dust and cobwebs and the fuzzy stuff even scientists dont know what it consists of; I fished through until I found the pony I lifted my hand triumphantly with the prize....
    Only to realise a split second later that I hand actually picked up the biggest, fattest most loathsome spider in the whole of britain - I looked at the spider - the spider moved - unfurled its legs and looked me right in the eyes! At which point I dropped the hideous creature, ran out of the room and fell over the mop bucket, stood on a bottle of window cleaner which in turn splattered blue vinegary liquid all over my chest freezer and straight into a pile of bedding I had just got out of the tumble dryer - I haven't actually been back into the utility room yet....... but Im sure that spider is waiting for me!

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  16. My cleaning horror story, is quite horrible! My son had been feeling poorly most of the day, que Dad comes in from work. Grabs our small son to do space rocket impressions, before realizing he's poorly. Son vomits all over his Dad and in turn Dad vomits on carpet too. Which, is all left for me to clean up! Yuck....

    @beergir

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  17. I was cleaning the oven for an elderly family friend as aged 74 she can't bend to do it herself. I had the oven glass over the sink giving it a good clean, picked it up to turn it over and SMASH!! it shattered into a zillion tiny pieces! I just stood there in total shock and disbelief, it would have been bad enough if it had been my oven but for it to be someone else's, well as you can imagine I felt so bad.
    All's well that ends well though, nobody was hurt and we ordered a replacement which arrived in just 3 days :)
    I am following your blog on twitter - user name @kazturtill and have also tweeted this comp.

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  18. I have an autistic son, who after we had scrubbed and painted his bedroom, put the closed tin of paint on it's side, jumped on it so the lid flew off, and the paint inside splattered across every surface known to man!!

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  19. Well my cleaning horror doesnt seem so bad but here goes...My huuby is soooo accident prone, and we were due to go on our first holiday together with our kids (his and mine). I am so ritual with my cleaning ( and he knows it) that I insisted on him cleaning the sofas....He tried to do such a good job he jammed his hand down the joint in the sofa and he dislocated a finger.. this doesnt seem so bad but he couldnt do ANYTHING on holiday...Its surprising how much you need the full use of your fingers...( not sure if he was playing on it but we were up caualy for 3 hours before hand lol)

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  20. I forgot to put .....abigailedkins on twitter and facebook....OMG Ive got soooo many when I think about it

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  21. In our household we break up the cleaning duties, room by room - and I am charged with the bathroom. Whilst fastidiously cleaning the toilet,and bendingover scrubbing, my pride and joy Nokia N8 slide out of my top pocket and into the bleachy bowl!!! AArrgghhh. And to make it worse, my wife said that I had done it on purpose to highlight my upcoming appeal that I should get the kitchen - rather than the bathroom.

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  22. oops I forgot my twitter to....its @philibaldi

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  23. I was so pleased with myself when I had a tin of emulsion left over after a recent hall stairs and landing decoratiing spree I dashed down to B&Q with the wife (who had just come in from work) and kids for my promised refund of £14.99 and was feeling well chuffed at the saving. I passed the tin from my left to right hand as I walked towards the automatic doors, in slow motion, Six Million Dollar Man style, the tube thing on the handle turned as I reached to grip it and the tin gently plopped to the ground as I juggled to catch it, phew, I thought. As it hit, the lid fired off into the bedding plants display like a demented UFO and my tin squirted at least a pint of paint on the back of the wife's nice new work coat and down her right leg. She didn't actually notice at this point but I felt compelled to tell her, she was not happy (I used my body language skills to pick up on this - noted the slightly flushed cheeks, darting eye movements and her feet were pointing towards the crematorium) My youngest then walked through the puddle of paint and into the shop towards the returns counter queue and my eldest looked confused and ran back towards the car park to fetch 'the man'. I could only stand there open mouthed staring at the automatic doors repeatedly drawing a brilliant white line back and forth across the entrance to the store like a bizarre Neil Buchannan 'Art Attack' experiment.... On the plus side though, I managed to get my £14.99 refunded! Alas that wasn't quite enough to put a smile on my wife's face....

    tweeting as @mister_steven :O)

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  24. subscribed @mister_steven

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  25. commented on Mr. T Organ post @mister_steven

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  26. What a fantastic prize, my cleaning horror story would have to be when my eldest was about 4 and he opened four bottles of sunscreen and spread them over an entire bedroom, carpets, curtains, bed, after he stripped the bedding off and covered that he attacked the mattress too. What makes this so much worse is that it was in my best friend's house. Luckily she saw the funny side!!!!! @melspur.

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  27. I have also tweeted as @melspur.
    Thanks for the chance to win this fab prize.

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  28. My worst cleaning experience was when I bought my house in France, it had been empty for four years and was a little inhabited to say the least, after hours of cleaning, and drinking the odd glass of wine, I was attacked by the worst thirst ever!!! I reached for a half full bottle of water and drank the lot then fell back to sleep. I then woke up horrified!!!! The water hadn't been mine! It had been left in the house by previous owners who had died and was yellow! I spent the next few days thinking I was going to develop some ghastly decease. Needless to say I longer drink and clean!!!

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  29. Opps I forgot my twitter name @triggerdog00 the teetotal cleaner!!! I think NOT!

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  30. My worst cleaning experience was in my eagerness to make the most of my new oak wood floor I decided to polish it with originally household spray polish. It looked amazing, all down the hall and into the lounge. My partner arrived home from work and I couldnt wait to hear what he thought of the shiny floor. Unfortunately he took one step onto it, slid all the way down the hall and landed on his backside on the lounge floor closely followed by the dog at a 100 miles an hour. The last time I ever polished that floor lol. @lady_taloolah

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  31. I follow your blog via Facebook :D

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  32. My worst cleaning disaster happened in the heat of summer, walking in on my young son splashing around in 4 litres of milk on the carpet :S
    Took a lot of carpet shampooing and Febreeze to get rid of the smell :(

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  33. Oooh sorry, I am @compgirl1 on Twitter btw!
    Thanks for the great giveaway :D

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  34. hi i am now following via google @jessws2011

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  35. following on twitter @jessws2011

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  36. My horror story, My waters broke while I was sat on the sofa so I told my husband to quickly fetch me the washing up bowl. (I had to shout because he didn't believe as we were watching alien). I managed to get most of the waters into the bowl. When we got back from the hospital. I discovered my mum in law had cleaned the house and done the washing up. IN THE WASHING UP BOWL. @jessws2011

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  38. I have many versions of "red nail polish" on the carpet due to the number of times I lift the brush out and the pot miraculously somersaults through the air bouncing off my hands as I try to catch it. I have not quite learnt that it is better to immediately clean up as painting my nails is such a chore that I normally let them dry first before I don rubber gloves and start scrubbing. And for anyone googling a desperate remedy, window cleaner does not completely remove the stain unless you are prepared to scrub for hours, and white or blue fluid makes no difference but I suggest you avoid the pink creamy stuff! My ultimate solution is a deftly moved rug and an innocent look!

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  39. I've smashed a bottle of olive oil in the kitchen, which must be one of the most difficult thing to clean! The floor was left slippery for ages (repeat cleaning with harsh products didn't really had much of an effect)

    twitter catorama66

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  40. We have a black bucket - the bucket of doom - we use it to pre soak the baby's pooped in nappies prior to washing......it used to sit on the floor next to the kitchen units until the same baby learned to crawl and tipped it over.....all over himself and the floor and carpet!!! Icky!!

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  41. I was about 14 years old at my grans house when someone spilled something on the carpet. My mum got the bex bissel out (not many of you will remember this!). Anyhow, my mum suddenly turned grey and whispered to other family members "it's full of maggots" we all heard this and felt billious. I can still remember the conversations in the car on the way home!!

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  42. Subscribed via GFC - Stralisemiai
    @Stralisemiai

    My worse cleaning experiance ever has to be the time I almost knocked myself out whilst cleaning the oven, the smell of the chemicals was enough without me standing up - not realising someone had left a cupboard open and smacking the back of my head into it. I managed to stumble to the bottom of the stairs before passing out, Hubby was more concerned with the fact I may have knocked the cupboard door loose, I forgot to put suger in his tea many times after that one!

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  43. Tweeted your competition @stralisemiai

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  44. Following you via GFC

    My cleaning horror was when I went to clean our new kitchen sink, I thought I'd squirt some bleach along the sides and let it work, when I returned you could see(and can still see to this day) the run marks down the side of the sink where the bleach had been sitting... oops

    @littleboo_21

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  45. Shared competition details on Twitter - http://twitter.com/#!/littleboo_21/status/101934603404709888

    @littleboo_21

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  46. Already following your blog :) My cleaning horror story was child dropped chewing gum on the carpet and then stood on it so it was well and truly stuck, deep in the pile! It took me ages to get it out and it was a total nightmare. Not as bad as the time he got chewing gum in his hair though! eek! :O @ali991

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  47. I had just moved into my flat and my little sister came round for dinner. We were eating mediterranian tart when she dropped hers on my cream carpet! I ran to grab some cleaner and sprayed it straight on the floor. Unfortunatly I had grabbed bleach and although it got rid of the red, it also discoloured the carpet :(
    prityness@googlemail.com

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  48. I accidentally got some oven mate on our kitchen lino. It ate through it and i was forced to replace it, it would have been cheaper to buy a new cooker!!

    @kiki_725 on twitter

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  49. i commented on Back to School Reading tips.

    @kiki_725 on twitter

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  50. Following with GFC (Paul Witney).

    My cleaning nightmare was when my beautiful daughter came running down the stairs with an open bottle of nail varnish, resulting in splashes all down the stairs and across the lounge. We tried everything but in the end had to claim off home contents insurance - total claim £2,000!

    @pepicola3

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  51. This HAS to be my fairly recent accidental spilling of beetroot juice all over my CREAM lounge carpet the day before the estate agent was coming to take photos of our house to put it on the market.

    ARGH!

    I don't even know how I did it - the glass was ritht right in the middle of the table, nowhere near the edge, I just caught it, and watched it fly (yes, fly) across the room, emptying its bright red contents all over the floor.

    Oh my goodness.

    I haven't cried so much in months.

    I have never cleaned so much in my life. But you know thanks to some flash carpet cleaner stuff (and a lot of hard work), it cleaned up. I was so upset, angry, but when I got up the next morning and realised it had dried cream after all I was so very relieved.

    And relax.

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  52. my cleaning disaster was when my 2 1/2 year son decided he didn't like his brother and got hold of the tomatoe sauce bottle and decided to throw it at his brother scattering sauce every where and all over my cream carpets, we are now in the process of replacing them for brown, little monkeys following on blog and tweeting @dipsymummy

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  53. I was cleaning the loo with Harpic toilet cleaner (it burns the hands!) and I put the cloth on my new stainless steel wall radiator in the bathroom. The harpic took the surface off the radiator, AND ruined my kitchen sink, which is also stainless steel. It is vicious stuff! I am now having a new radiator and a new sink.

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  54. As an aside, I have just read some of the other cleaning horror stories and nearly wet myself laughing!

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  55. I decided one day to clean our white skirting boards in living room.Armed with bucket and cloth I got on my knees and cleaned them.They were gleaming pristine white,I sat back with a cuppa feeling chuffed with myself.
    A couple of hours later there was a lovely inch wide bleached part of the carpet all round the room,Id only gone and used bleach and bleached all the carpet near the skirting boards too,it looked a right mess !!
    (Ive mentioned you on Twitter @YeOldeRockChick)

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  56. I was cleaning the sink in the bathroom and my mums necklace was on the side of the sink, I accidentally knocked it into the sink and to my horror it slipped down the plug hole.
    After I plucked up the courage to look It wasn't as bad as I feared as only one end had went down the plug hole. I pulled expecting it to come out easily but it wouldn't budge. That's when I realised the end that was down the plug hole was the t bar so it was going to be hard to get it out. It took some poking and prodding things down the plug hole to get it out but I did and my mum was none the wiser :)x

    @lindylubilou

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  57. i've subscribed to your blog via email.

    my carpet isn't tucked under the metal bar properly and when i vacuumed it a thread got caught and made a massive hole in the carpet :(

    @meetjosmith

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  58. I follow your blog via GFC
    My cleaning disasters are numerous & usually prove costly. A domestic godess I am not.
    Having previously killed a fridge freezer, whilst defrosting it.. I learnt my lesson not to use a sharp knife, but to get out the steamer to quicken the process. All is going well - turning around I notice the top rail of the Venetian blind are looking a bit grubby.... Not a problem. The steamer will make light work of it.
    I direct the steamer at the rail, but have to turn my face away from the heat of the plumes of steam.
    Turning back around to survey my handy work, my heart sinks.
    The blinds themselves are plastic, and the Dripping condensating steam was still hot enough to cause them to melt & twist into a rather wavy and convoluted design.
    The blinds are now useless, and I hate living in a goldfish bowl, but it is my own fault.

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  59. We were about to march out of an army quarter. Anyone who has ever lived in one will know that the place has to be absolutely spotless, and I'd spent a solid week cleaning. My last job was scrubbing the floor of the loo. Real, scrubbing brush, down on the hands and knees scrubbing.
    Finishing, I triumphantly tipped the dirty water down the loo and flushed it away - only to realise the scrubbing brush was still in the bucket. And yes, it did block the u-bend - with march out only a few minutes away.
    I did what any sane, rational woman would in the circumstances - sat on the floor and bawled my eyes out.
    @janesgrapevine

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  60. I've tweeeeeeeted! @janesgrapevine

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  61. OO FUN

    I AM FOLLOWNG: STEPH_MARIE

    When i was younger my mum asked me to clean my bedroom and i took the spray she used to clean the bathroom to clean drawings off the wall...anyway to cut a long story short i went a bit mad and sprayed everywhere with it!!

    I didnt know it contained bleach and it left blotches and white patches all over my wallpaper,bedding,curtains and carpet...she was so mad at me :(

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  62. Has to be when my dog decided to wee and poo and also be sick on the carpet! @charliechinuk

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  63. already follow hun
    mrstracey1972 on twitter as well

    my cleaning disaster to name but a few was having a complete blonde moment when cleaning the carpet i thought i had put in the 1001 solution to get the bubbles after ten mins or so yes there was bubbles coming from the cleaner but also a huge smell of industrial toilet cleaner instead totally ruined the carpet had to have windows open all day to stop eyes stinging

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  64. I follow your blog and am @twydalldee

    My disaster was like a comedy sketch - I was cleaning the toilet floor and base of the toilet with a bucket of warm soapy water when I noticed a spiders web near the ceiling. Just had to get it so I stood on the loo to reach it and stepped back, overbalanced and fell onto the bucket which tipped over. All the water cascaded out flooding the loo and covering the brand new carpet on the landing which had been laid 2 days earlier. I frantically mopped up the water in the toilet which was draining through into the kitchen. My husband panicked and was scrubbing at the carpet even though I was yelling at him to dab it. The end result was a new carpet with very little pile left and a kitchen ceiling and wall that needed repainting. I was not a popular person for some time and no, I was never asked if I was OK after landing with such a bump.

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  65. I am following your blog @annieanna24
    Following one of my mother's MANY money saving tips I save old toothbrushes to clean around taps, plugholes and the like. Unfortunately, one day I must have left one out instead of putting away with the other cleaning materials. The first I knew of this was when I went into the bathroom and saw my husband placing said toothbrush into the toothbrush holder whislt admiring his gleaming teeth in the mirror! Yuk! I thought it best to keep quiet ...

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  66. I have tweeted about this giveaway @annieanna24

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  67. I have also commented on your post about the transition from Reception to Year 1
    @annieanna24

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  68. Subscribed to your blog

    @robynlclarke

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  69. I once cleaned my new washing machine front with a cloth - I just ran it over were all the programs are listed on the front and it wiped them all off. I`d forgotten that the cloth had oven cleaner on and it wiped all the ink off!

    @relisys222

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  70. What a fab prize, thank you. I subscribe to your blog on Google Reader.
    My story - I was bending over the toilet trying to clean that awkward corner behind, where dust and gunge gathers but nobody ever sees so I don't bother cleaning it. Anyway, I bent over, slipped on the stupidly small mat in front of the toilet, went down in the corner, banged my head on the edge of the toilet and knocked myself out. i came round to my daughter telling me to wake up. The paramedics were there and asking me questions. When they were sure i was ok they told me to get up, i asked them to help, but they said i would have to slide myself out because i was wegded between the toilet and the wall!!!. After much squirming they pulled me out by my legs, at which point i remembered i was wearing a skirt which was now up to my chest revealing my super sexy gramdma knickers. And all this embarrassment because i wanted to clean behind the toilet.

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  71. Following the blog.
    Cleaning horror story, would be when I had cleaned the toilet - then my two year old held her toothbrush, and rubbed the inside of the toilet, getting bleach on her toothbrush. She then brushed her teeth!! Then we had a trip to A&E.

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  72. Following blog with GFC as M.
    Twitter contact @maisietoo

    There's always a cleaning horror story every time it rains. Our three dogs come in and there'll be wet, often muddy paw marks everywhere! Aaaargh!

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  73. Have commented on 'The importance of Outdoor play despite the weather!'

    @maisietoo

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  74. Tweeted too.
    @maisietoo

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  75. Im following .

    My biggest cleaning disaster more than likely was trying to clean up cat poop and managing to spread it all over the wall/wires and our new carpet ...

    lauracmcintyre@gmail.com

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  76. What a great practical giveaway, I follow your blog via GFC

    @daisyangel1

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  77. Oh fiddle clicked post before adding my story! I was cleaning a stain from my carpet rather aggressively and had not looked carefully enough at the cleaning product only too late to realise that I had removed the stain and half of the dye in the carpet too!

    I have tweeted too.

    @daisyangel1

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  78. Following your fantastic blog via GFC.

    I don't really do cleaning, I tend to watch my husband do it so the only "horror" story I have, which was a huge horror to me was when my husband was mopping the laminate flooring. I had spent ages preparing a bacon, lettuce and tomato toastie and was really looking forward to it. I put it on a plate and walked into the front room, forgetting he'd mopped the floor. next thing I slipped on the wet floor and splat went my breakfast on the floor....didn't care about the bruise on my backside or messing up the clean floor, was just gutted to see my now soggy breakfast....

    Twitter ID @drcat1981

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  79. Also tweeted your link @drcat1981

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  80. I'm subscribed -

    My cleaning horror story is this - I was out cleaning the windows one day, had a big washing up bowl of warm water and my squeegie. As I leant up to reach the top a spider fell on my, being an arachnaphobe I screamed and tried to brush it off, hopping all over the place and then I just tripped and landed in my washing up bowl of water. Felt such a fool! @hlac1

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  81. commented on your Silent Sunday post with a lovely photo of your grandad

    forceofnature@hotmail.co.uk

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  82. I have tweeted -

    http://twitter.com/#!/hlac1/status/108143122986438656

    @hlac1

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  83. my worst cleaning disaster would have to be a couple of years ago when my mum was on holiday .. i decided to spring clean for her so it would be a nice surprise when she got home.

    in the kitchen she had wall to wall shelving at one end with decorative plates, vases, jugs etc ( some antique, some sentimental value, some unreplaceable personal wedding gifts)

    anyway i emptied the shelves, washed everything down, cleaned all the decorative items no problem ... then started to put all back, got to the last 2 or 3 items and the step stool slipped on the tiled floor, i grabbed hold of the shelf instinctively and i pulled the whole lot down :-0
    all my mums treasured posessions shattered on the tiled floor, i think i only managed to save a couple of bits, typically the ones that wernt worth anything !!

    my poor mum came back from hols to that, all i wanted was a nice surprise for her :'(


    @clareandtribe

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  84. i am following blog :)
    @clareandtribe

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  85. and have tweeted :)
    @clareandtribe

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  86. subscribed to your blog

    my horror story is that i was reaching up to try and clean a cupboard and a slipped and knocked out 2 teeth! ouch!

    @kemo_2002

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  87. commented here http://ninjakillercat.blogspot.com/2011/05/meet-rainbow-fish.html?showComment=1314790480046#c8058546079990542810

    @kemo_2002

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  88. Following your blog as Belinda Matthews

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  89. I was cleaning my extractor fan in the kitchen but forgot to turn the power off, I took the cover off got a damp cloth and starting cleaning it, next thing I new I was the other side of the kitchen

    Belinda Matthews
    @dillydondallie

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  90. I have tweeted the giveaway as @dillydondallie

    Belinda Matthews

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  91. Im one of those who has constantly got to clean the waste pipe under my sink,How many times ive taken It all apart then turned the taps on !!!!! o well at least my kitchen floor gets another clean

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  92. my cleaning disaster is trying to get puppy wee out of my carpet and having a foaming disaster! @EmmaThackery

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  93. Years ago, I moved into student digs in Wigan and spent a full day cleaning. There was dust and filth everywhere. Whoever had occupied my room before me had been a stranger to Harpic! When I cleaned under the bed I discovered a ball of fluff that I dragged out. Upon inspection, however, it turned out to be a dead, decomposing mouse. And I had it by the tail! My screams woke everyone within a ten block radius.
    I follow by GFC (Emma Clarke)
    @emma1111111

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  94. For a second entry, I have tweeted a link to the giveaway.
    @emma1111111

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  95. My cleaning horror story is finding cat sick in the dining room by accidently standing in it and then having to scrub it clean out of the carpet

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  96. Not such a cleaning horror more of an embarassment.
    We had just moved into an old cottage inlovely little village here in Lancashire. It was a Saturday afternooon and all was quiet (which should have warned me something was going to go wrong!) and I'd tried to use the vacum earlier in the day but it was "sucking up", so hubby was sat on the floor in the dinning room with it in pieces, when a knock came on the door, (should explain at this point the dinning room opens on to the front door) it was the local vicar welcoming us to the village, so I'm there tea towel in hand, husband on the floor with vacum dust and bits spread out, any how I invited the vicar in and after apologies for the mess took him through to the front room. I went to put the kettle on and hubby tidied things away abit neat and join the vicar. I could hear this rumbling noise, but wasn't really concentrating on it as you do when unexpected guest arrive. As I was taking the tea tray into the room the rumbling got really noticable and as I opened the door chimney exploded and there was soot everywhere!! Every one and everything was black, not the right way to greet the local vicar, but he was ever so kind and even made a joke about it the day after in church, saying he had never been made welcome so much as to be invited to a chimney cleaning party, but it made a change from Tupperware!
    Sorry I rambled a bit but I'm sat here laughing at the memory of five years ago, it a-peared the old lady who had the house before us didn't get the sweep in very often!
    Great idea for a competition I sure could have used it then. X

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  97. Ive subscribed

    @norrisluvsmary

    I used to do peoples ironing for them. I hadnt realised id plugged the iron in and i was filling the iron with water, face down on someones shirt - ooooooops, had to replace the shirt!

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  98. Subscribed
    @cheekimunkie

    Our cleaning horror story is ongoing, my dear daughter decided to rub a whole pot of vaseline into her carpet a couple of years ago. It's still there, any tips greatly appreciated.

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  99. I've subscribed via email - emily@amorphous.co.uk

    You know that tip about putting salt on spilt red wine? Well TAKE NO BLOOMING NOTICE - i was still left with a stained carpet (in a rented house - bye bye bond) and it clogged up and broke my hoover as well - NEVER AGAIN!

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  100. following via GFC, subscribed twitter name @emzispeers email emma.l.sp@hotmail.co.uk

    When we 1st moved in our house, it came with cream carpets fitted and with 3 children we were concerned how we would manage to keep this clean. So when it started to look a little grubby we got the carpet cleaner out, but when it was wet it looked a bit pink, we thought maybe as it dried it would fade - but it got pinker the more it dried! Still to this day we have no idea why, maybe the underlay was tool old, we were told the underlay was 2nd hand and carpet 2 yrs old. Or maybe cos it was wool (we used normal cleaning products rather than specialist). Either way, we now need a new carpet... I guess theres a plus side, we dont need to panic about keeping it spotless anymore!

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  101. oops subscribing was supposed to be a separate entry so here is my separate entry @emzispeers

    emma.l.sp@hotmail.co.uk

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  102. i left a wet roasting dish on the work top and it started to rust and left rust marks. so i got bleach and sprayed it onto the mark and forgot about it. Now my worktop has a permanent white smudge!

    subscribed janineatkin82@msn.com

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  103. have also tweeted @zeniebeenie

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  104. Have subscribed to your blog @lilysmum2008

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  105. My worst cleaning horror story was when my son and his friends decided to trample dirty shoes through my livingroom leaving black marks that I just couldnt shift. So I bought some super duper all singing all dancing carpet mousse (well thats what it said on the tin) and sprayed it all over the marks. The instuctions on the can said I had to use a brush to rub it into the carpet so some rummaging in the cleaning cupboard finds a small cleaning brush. So I rub the mousse in and start to notice that the marks are spreading, thinking that this means the stain is coming out I keep going, then leave to dry and hoover. Marks are still there and huge! It seems that my handy cleaning brush was actually a shoe polish aplicating brush and i'd rubbed black shoe polish into the carpet :O 3 years later the marks are still there as ive never been able to get them out!

    @lilysmum2008

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  106. My horror was when I was younger. I was making toasties but the grill was covered in burger fat and burnt bits so I'd remembered that Mum had once told me that if I heated the grill up and then cleaned it, it would be much easier to get off. So I left the grill on for about ten minutes, then got my Mum's nice new white cloth and started scrubbing. I was really pleased with my work until I realised that those brown bits on he cloth were actually bits of the cloth that I had burnt on the grill! My Mum was not too pleased! Twitter: @thespotmeister

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  107. I've subscribed - Donna Baxter (dmbaxt@hotmail.com).
    My cleaning disaster hmmmm which one do I tell?? Maybe the time I put my new bright pink undies in with hubbies white work shirts and they came out a lovely mottled shade of pink. He didn't get ribbed at work for that at all lol!
    Or the time while polishing I picked up my favourite vase to clean and put it on what I thought was the table while I polished the shelf, only I'd forgotten that we'd thrown the table away the day before!!!

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  108. subscribed

    for-get-me-knot@hotmail.co.uk

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  109. Have subscribed to your blog. @piperanddaisy

    Had to smile (and cringe) at your story re the paint because I had a very similar thing recently. I noticed that the windowsill in my bedroom was looking very tatty so I decided to give it a once over with white gloss.

    I was really careful to put plastic sheeting and newspaper down to make sure I didn't drip gloss on the carpet.

    I stepped back to admire my handy work, stepped on the plastic, slid across the room taking the paint can with me and managed to spill the whole lot over the carpet, the wall, the curtains and over me :-(

    Don't believe anyone who tells you that you can't clean gloss with soapy water. You can....but it takes forever and the smell hangs around for days.

    I keep spotting other places that need a coat of paint but I just keep closing my eyes now and dropping hints to the man of the house.

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  110. have tweeted about your comp @piperanddaisy

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  111. I already follow your blog....
    My worst cleaning mistake was probably when we first moved in our house and i decided to blitz the house whilst my partner was at work, I decided to clean the floor and as we had no floor cleaner I used furniture polish. When he got home and kicked his shoes off he went flying, he never noticed I had cleaned he just said 'what the hell is on the floor' (or words to that effect. He told me to NEVER clean again! hehe
    @vickyd4v3

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  112. Following your blog on Gmail.
    My friend moved house and asked if I would clean the carpets. I did not know how to use the cleaner so just gave them a really good brushing. She thought they looked great. Five years on I still have not told her.

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  113. now following your blog also tweeted @toejumper41

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  114. I am following your blog!
    When I was expecting my son I had my nesting moment and had a mammoth cleaning session.
    After hours of cleaning I treated myself to a blueberry smoothie and whilst sat drinking it noticed a cobweb I had missed.
    I put the drink on my nice cream carpet, wiped away cobweb and then somehow stumbled and knocked the smoothie over - one ruined carpet!
    I am @auroradreaming on twitter

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  115. Following your blog

    I havent got many horror stories.

    Worse one was cleaning the oven at 8 mths pregnant it took me longer to get up than clean the oven

    nicks-1983@hotmail.com

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  116. i have 4 kids 2 teenagers and 2 under 4w a dog that thinsg shes human and a husband that dosent do any housework so im always on the go.Worset is in the winter u put the dog out wash the floors dog coems in muddies them u wash them then kids come in muddy them u wash them again and then husband decides to attempt to make a cup off coffee wich spills over the floor so u wash it again is seems to be none stop and this year its started early wish me luck!
    @zoebryan

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  117. i was cleaning the other day when i went to pick up what i thought was a clump of black cotton only for it to suddenly spring to life and the biggest spider i have ever seen ran straight up my sleeve i screamed like a banchie quickly took my top of still screaming, my neighbour came in to see what was wrong i think he thought i was being attacked or something i was so embarrased!! never did find that spider :o(

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  118. i have subscribed to your blog :o)

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  119. Cleaning , What the hell is that?
    Oh my horror story is that i've been to lazy to clean
    & now have cress growing out the fridge & spuds growing out the sink!
    Oh well it is harvest time after all.
    Then a good October clean is what i will do!


    acc@sanger.ac.uk

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  120. Here's my shocking horror story - but keep it to yourself! Shhh! The family got a brand new 4x4 costing £32,000 and I thought it'd be cool to keep it nice and clean. Out I went with bucket and sponge, wet the car and sponged it over with plenty of detergent. Aaaaarrggghhhhhh - when it dried I noticed fine scratches all over it even though I was really careful. Kept quiet about it, and no-one's noticed this nightmare yet - Mum's the word!

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  121. I've commented on the E-Cloths review (31 August 2011)

    http://ninjakillercat.blogspot.com/2011/08/e-cloths-review.html?showComment=1315314708240#c2406842267509459961

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  122. I've tweeted a link to the competition. My Twitter username is @Ianthesunlover

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  123. Hi there, I subscribe to your blog via google reader, (natalieholland100@gmail.com)

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  124. I was at my parents in law for dinner, (pre-marriage) and I dropped a whole plate of oily curry over their vvverrrry clean cream carpet!!! Absolutely horrifying. It would not come off :( @fluffyblueberry

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  125. I tweeted about your giveaway @fluffyblueberry x

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  126. My dad dropped a toilet rim block down the toilet & flushed. The next thing we know water came gushing out of the toilet & flooded the flat. I spent hours cleaning. The council came & everything seemed to be ok. I went to take a bath & when i took the plug out i could hear splashing again. The water was coming out of the toilet again so i had to put the plug back in the bath & spend another few hours cleaning. My neighbour came up to complain about water coming into his flat too. That was a nightmare lol

    @blogatwit

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  127. worst cleaning story was trying to get a large quantity of Sudocreme out of the carpet courtesy of a 3 year old! @compcake

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  128. Worst cleaning event was when I thought a bottle full of old cooking oil was dish washing liquid. Not fun times.

    Subscribed by email
    dpygott[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

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  129. Tweeted about this: @dejanestpas

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  130. I commented under "How to Handle a Tween/Teeenager" :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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  131. My horror story is when my fella completely forgot about the onion gravy he left in the microwave for over a month! We never ever use our micro, so I don't usually open it. When I did, let's just say it took a lot of scrubbing to get the smell gone!

    Great comp and awesome blog name :) Am following via GFC

    @greenandshiney

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  132. I commented on your Bottle Green Elderflower post -
    @greenandshiney

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  133. Tweeted about your giveaway here:
    http://twitter.com/#!/GreenAndShiney/status/111135940222795776

    @greenandshiney

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  134. I am following on google as Victoria Wilkinson

    My worst Cleaning disaster would have to be shrinking my partners clothes in the dryer!!

    @VictoriaJayne23

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  135. Subscribed to blog....My cleaning disaster is when I ironed my swimsuit...I was only 14! ;)

    Having trouble posting via my google account...I am kelandab, and @kelandab on twitter.... email: kelandab (at) hotmail (dot) com (Kelly)

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  136. My cleaning horror story would have to be the time we just got 2 kittens. I had prepared dinner which consisted of a red sauce and was bringing it to the table when our two kittens came running into the room, made me trip and the sauce went EVERYWHERE, it was so hard to clean and I was finding sauce still weeks afterwards!

    my twitter is @nikkiopia

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  137. Hahaha, it wasn't my horror story, but I was present at my in laws and my sister in law was on a mad one cleaning their living room. Armed with bleach spray she attacked one of the painted doors... my in laws were smokers... cue one streaky part white, part yellowed door. One mortified sister in law, and me not helping at all by saying 'Oh, I could have told you not to do that'.
    @luckygoldcat

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  138. I think I'm already subscribed as I get emails from you? :-)

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  139. Have tweeted @luckygoldcat

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