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Old 08-08-2015, 12:06 AM
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Donna Air posted a pic of her and James in the Bahamas to celebrate her 36th birthday.

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Old 08-08-2015, 12:40 PM
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Donna Air posted a pic of her and James in the Bahamas to celebrate her 36th birthday.

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Is that Bahamas type apparel? Nice picture.
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Old 08-08-2015, 01:43 PM
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Her other pictures show her in a bikini and swimming with Nurse Sharks. She also tagged/mentioned the Bahamas twice. I doubt she was lying about their location.
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Old 08-08-2015, 02:02 PM
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Well there were issues with Pippa's writing because she no longer writes for them or indeed The Waitrose in-house magazine. I believe she was quietly dropped due to not going down that well with the general public.
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Old 08-11-2015, 11:43 AM
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"I thinks she is quite upper class, judging from the fact that she now goes to the same school as William, St. Andrews, who is a very fine school as well.
I do not think you will find any "average" , middle- class people there, but of course I could be wrong"

There are plenty of "ordinary" people at St. Andrews. Most universities in Britain these days are following policies that deliberately target people from poorer backgrounds.
Trust me if one does not have the grades, one does not get into St. Andrews.
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Old 08-11-2015, 01:40 PM
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Well there were issues with Pippa's writing because she no longer writes for them or indeed The Waitrose in-house magazine. I believe she was quietly dropped due to not going down that well with the general public.
They dropped Delia Smith a few years ago and brought Pippa Middleton in, now they have re-instated Delia Smith after Pippa went. I wish they would get rid of Heston Blumenthal!
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Old 08-11-2015, 07:29 PM
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I love Delia Smith. She also writes religious books by the way and went to school up the road from where I now live in Bexleyheath, Kent. I want reliable recipes that I know will work. Delia provides that decade in and out.
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:20 AM
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Kate Middleton's brother James's Boomf firm has lost £250,000 in one year | Daily Mail Online
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:13 AM
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It's an innovative Idea - marshmallows and printing photos on everything is quite popular. However, £15 for 9 pieces of marshmallow one could easily gobble up in seconds (and thus the photo won't last very long) seems expensive and gimmicky.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:22 AM
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Sorry but he looks like you would be scared not to buy his products in that photo!
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:18 AM
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Well there were issues with Pippa's writing because she no longer writes for them or indeed The Waitrose in-house magazine. I believe she was quietly dropped due to not going down that well with the general public.
Pippa writes for Waitrose Weekend. Her column for August was just published. It's titled Swim and You're Winning.

I don't think Waitrose plans to dump her anytime soon. Last year for the Waitrose Summer Party, Mark Price - the company's managing director, stayed glued to her side the whole time. Also last year, he along with other executives personally escorted Pippa to Bordeaux for wine tasting. I think they're much more committed to her than The Telegraph ever was. The Telegraph treated her like a gimmick - easy come, easy go.

The reason why we haven't seen Pippa at the 2015 Waitrose Summer Party like we have the previous two years, is that this year it's being held in October for some crazy reason. In 2013 and 2014 it was held in May. Perhaps they should change the name of their party as they never actually have it in the Summer.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:07 AM
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I don't know a lot about financial reports etc but it seems to me that a business that started in late 2013 with a seed fund of 1 mill and uses 1/4 of it during the initial start up period is doing well. He still has to get the business up off the ground during that time and pay back the funding. From the photos, it would appear he had to get a factory (but he may be using the same factory as the cake business - he still would need to retro-fit the production line for the new product), do the advertising etc. He likely has a business plan that doesn't expect a profit for several years. Good old DM - half truths and misleading stories. He used 250K during start up - that means he still has 750K in the bank, not that he lost money.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:36 AM
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Its been a very long time since I've even thought of small or new businesses but from what I do remember with starting up a small business, it was stated that usually it may take up to 5 years before turning a profit. In most cases (unless the business skyrockets big time), it takes that long to establish and bring in a solid customer base.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:44 AM
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I agree about the whole "it takes time to build success" theory. They say to have a 3-5 year stake to use, becasue it may take that long to build a sustaining profit.

That said, printed marshmallows seem like a trendy idea that will either catch fire or not and that in the near term. I wish them all the best, because failure would be a drag for all concerned.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:44 AM
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That said, printed marshmallows seem like a trendy idea that will either catch fire or not and that in the near term. I wish them all the best, because failure would be a drag for all concerned.
Well.... should the printed marshmallows catch fire, they can always make personalized s'mores with them.

I wish it all the best too.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:46 AM
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Allegedly they don't taste very nice but I don't know that from personal experience. I would not pay that price for marshmallows and I love marshmallows.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:58 AM
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Allegedly they don't taste very nice but I don't know that from personal experience. I would not pay that price for marshmallows and I love marshmallows.
I have to agree with you on purchasing that kind of thing. If I'm going to be spending money to personalize something, its going to be something that will keep for a long time and definitely not something edible.

S'mores are fantastic if made right. Usually by a campfire. Graham crackers, a bit of a chocolate bar and a roasted over the campfire marshmallow sandwich kind of thing. Legend has it that s'mores got their start in the Girl Scouts
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:14 AM
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stop Osipi, stop. I am trying to be good and you are tempting me. Hot chocolate, fresh cream and marshmallows on a cold night, yum.
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Old 08-17-2015, 11:29 AM
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I can see them being used for a wedding or marketing for a company with a pouch of hot chocolate. Something like that.

You a get a cake with a photo printed on it in a lot of the grocery store bakeries here in the U.S.


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Old 08-17-2015, 11:36 AM
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I can see them being used for a wedding or marketing for a company with a pouch of hot chocolate. Something like that.

You a get a cake with a photo printed on it in a lot of the grocery store bakeries here in the U.S.


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I still would not pay that money Skippyboo! Yep we have the photo onto cake thing in England as well. It doesn't appeal to me but that is me.
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