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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Although her life revolves mainly around SpongeBob SquarePants on Netflix, Amelie also enjoys watching 'Milkshake' on Channel 5 every morning. It gives her the chance to see adverts, and then annoy us with endless requests for toys. For anyone on a dairy-free diet who might be unfamiliar with Milkshake, it's basically Richard Desmond's version of Cbeebies, and features Peppa Pig, presumably because pigs have more nipples.

Personally I'm a bit lactose-intolerant, and would rather digest the cheese of Aled Jones on Daybreak (which is saying something), but generally I don't get the choice. So we were watching Milkshake at half past six this morning, when they mentioned a competition to win a day out at Flamingo Land. Which is like Bird World, only more pink. To be in with a chance of winning this trip of a lifetime to Yorkshire, all you have to do is draw a picture of your favourite Milkshake character with an animal. Which is handy, as I wouldn't mind seeing The Little Princess mauled by a lion.

Needless to say, Amelie's not one to pass up a prize-winning opportunity, so by 6:35am she'd knocked up this little effort...

That's Ben & Holly running with a cheetah. Although I think it looks more like a buffalo with measles. Either way though, I'm actually very impressed. Particularly as she did it in less than five minutes. If she wasn't displaying signs of ADHD, she'd be producing genuine works of art.

In reality, Ben & Holly look like this...

So not only has she got the hats and hair right, but she's done some highly accurate eyelashes. The girl's a bloody genius.

Unfortunately, the reason they mentioned the competition this morning is because they're announcing the winner tomorrow. The closing date was weeks ago. So Amelie's got as much chance of going to Flamingo Land as I have of going to Mars. But I'll tell her this is the Channel 5 website, show her the picture tomorrow, and then take her out to feed the seagulls. She'll be none the wiser.


Phil's Mum said...

Its a good thing she's too late to win the competition. You might have had to spend your birthday driving her to Yorkshire.