Why aren’t more people complaining about this Tesco advert?!

If there is one thing I cannot stand it’s museum mannequins. You need only look at my experiences at The Eden Project in Cornwall and Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast to get a flavour of how it plays out on a day-to-day basis.

Not well.

My reasoning is thus:

  • a) Poorly executed waxworks bear no resemblance to what a human actually looks like.
  • b) They don’t need dumping in random locations. For example, it is natural to assume a historic prison would have housed people. The inclusion of mannequins with black eyes and broken jaws? Not needed!

That in mind, I would strongly argue that Tesco’s newest advertising release successfully hits both points 1 and 2. In other words, it’s downright disturbing.

I’m telling you now, if this had been aired when I was four years old I would have been crying all night.

And, for the first time, it seems I am not alone in my “ahh! Get it off my screen!”

Not only does my boyfriend also agree it’s weird (which, given he’s dating me, shows how high the bar is set) but also, according to this article by Decision Marketing, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has already received 58 complaints over this advert.

So what the heck, Tesco?!

Here’s hoping this advert is swiftly dropped. My sleep pattern depends on it.


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UK Christmas TV Adverts 2020

This post has been sparked off my Mumma B, who only the other day asked me about this year’s John Lewis Christmas advert.

The thing is, she comments about the lack of visibility, but at the same time records everything on her YouView box purposely to skip all the adverts. You see the dilemma here?

Basically I’m posting all the Christmas adverts for the main UK players so that my mum can see them in one place (and once only).

I’ll add to the list as and when any additional companies release theirs (please do also poke me with a metaphorical stick in the comments). Otherwise lets get to it! In no particular order…

UK Christmas TV Adverts (2020)

John Lewis / Waitrose Supermarket

Aldi Supermarket

Lidl Supermarket

Walkers Crisps


TK Maxx





Tesco Supermarket

Asda Supermarket

Morrisons Supermarket

Sainsburys Supermarket



Dreamies Cat Treats

M&S Food




Ralph Lauren

(Disclaimer: All videos above have been lifted from YouTube via the URL. I don’t own any part of these videos.)


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