Argos Advert Parody Competition – Win Tickets To See Simple Minds In London!

Full details at Argos on Twitter. Closing time for entries is 17:00, Friday, November 29th. (I might be a little bit pre-occupied right at that point in time!)

Good luck!

10 Pairs Of Grandslam Tickets To Win!

Liz Hobbs Group are giving away 10 Golden Circle tickets for the Simple Minds/Pretenders/KT Tunstall Grandslam tour.

You can see full details below (smatphone/mobile device optimal viewing) or visit their Facebook page by searching “Liz Hobbs Group” for full details.

Closing date is prior to the first Grandslam show which is Aug 3rd. So get your skates on, people!

Back Down To Earth – And Classic Pop SM Comp!

I will try my best to catch up with all stuff and get the blog back up-to-date shortly. WHAT A WHIRLWIND it has been!

In the meantime, here’s a link to a Classic Pop magazine competition in which you can win lots of SM goodies, including a rare exclusive white vinyl copy of the Magic 7″ single. Comp closes May 1st. All you have to do is answer a “simple” question and join the mailing list for the magazine newsletter. Just click the image to enter. Good luck!


SM Comp link


Let It Go – The Jim Kerr Canvas Giveaway!

I painted this in February and have had it mounted (Ooh er Matron!) on my bedroom wall ever since. But…I shouldn’t keep hold of it. I did try selling it…but, well…who wants to buy my tat, eh?

But, everyone loves getting something for free, even if they think it’s shit. But, I want this to go to a loving and appreciative home! I don’t want it to go somewhere where it’ll just been seen as another piece of tat (even though it probably *is*…just tat).

So…in giving this canvas away…I want your stories of Jim. Encounters with him…meeting him, interactions…perhaps stories of points in which an act of kindness from the man helped you through hard times, etc. Just…a good, happy memory you have of Sir Kerr. I would love to hear them.

I usually (when giving away digital lyric/shrine art prints) give stuff away totally at random…but for this…other factors will be taken into consideration…and of those elements, a winner will then be randomly chosen.

I never am sure how long to let a giveaway run. A usually settle on a week…but this is something (I feel!) is extra special…so perhaps I’ll let it run until October 30th, and announce a winner on my birthday. Sounds like a plan!

So…GET CRACKING! Stories of Jim…meetings, chance encounters, feel good messages, positive interactions…anything of that ilk. No matter when and where it’s been. Enter by 11.59pm GMT, Monday, October 30th, 2017.

Enter via leaving comments here on this post, either on this blog or via facebook. You can also enter via email at:

PLEASE NOTE: Giveaway is open to all, worldwide and although the canvas is free, I may require help with shipping costs, depending on where you are. It is a large canvas (see measurements below). Please take this into consideration when entering.

(Details of the canvas – painted with acrylics on cotton stretched canvas. Canvas size is 59cm wide, 42cm high, 2cm deep.)


The Anchoress Giveaway! 

Now, I tend not to share these kinds of things on my blog (unless of course they are my own giveaways…which reminds me…)

But this is something truly spectacular! The stuff that Catherine is giving away is wonderful! And all it takes is liking The Anchoress competition post on Facebook, and making sure you are signed up to the mailing list (trust me, it is unobstrusive, you get maybe one email per month, at most!).

See the post below, or if viewing via a desktop, click on  The Anchoress competition post on Facebook for more details…