Thursday 22 October 2020

Daft bat in one's loft

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From: Grenville Allen <>
Date: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 at 11:33
Subject: Re: PR
To: ginetterainbow

'Morning Ginette

Lovely to hear from you ~ with such kind comments too.

I expect you and Melvin are well over your respective ailments by now. Keeping up with the ever-tip-top felines in your household!🐈

Anyway, as regards your mention of Jackie and brownie points last night's v protracted phone call from Jackie (as they always are with her) revealed an awful hankering for her to convert our loft and for her to live up there in a self-contained flat! OMG! Aaargh!

Fortunately we spent six weeks in her company during the cross-over from E Sussex to N Dorset so we know first-hand what a nightmare she is. Hazel immediately told her "No way!"

She still hasn't opened that link I sent you re the radio interview. That's how weird she is.

Thought I'd just keep you in the loop re Jackie. I'm sure there'll be further developments to tell you about soon.

Here btw is a poem they've seen and heard me recite recently on Twitter. The radio controller said I need a better mic to air it on their radio station: " Thanks Grenville. Could you try re-recording it using a voicememo app on your phone. You need to be a bit closer for radio! Voicerecord Pro is a good app if you don't have one!"

Gold Hill is a bold hill

As steep as steep can be

At the top it's a fair old drop

But so much there to see
Wow and whoosh! The sheer drama of the panorama
Is wondrous to behold

You could be flying on a magic carpet

But you're not you've just been told

All our fondest

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On Thu, 8 Oct 2020 at 14:53, <> wrote:
Hi Grenville and Hazel,

Thank you so much for this link.  It's really lovely to see you both looking so well, you haven't aged at all, and good to hear your voices again.

Wow, what an amazing story, How many brownie points did Jackie earn when she found your house?!  And all the background to where you are now was so interesting.  I loved hearing about your eyebrows too, Grenville, how lucky are you to have Hazel to keep you looking well groomed?!

It sounds like you are very happy there and that things are going well for you.  I'm so pleased for you both.

Melvin and I are alright, he's had a bad cough and cold for about a month now, and I've suddenly got a bad back, the cats are doing well though!  He's still working hard, and I'm still happily retired, the last five years have just flown by.

It's always great to hear from you, thank you for keeping in touch.

Take care and stay safe.

Wishing you both all the very best,

Ginette x

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From: Grenville Allen <>
CC:; Glyn Wakefield <>
Sent: Wed, 30 Sep 2020 11:09
Subject: PR


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"Like having a daft bat in your loft!" said Hazel

Funniest thing I've heard today!😂

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Friday 9 October 2020


Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2020 at 07:53

A few words of warning from an old ad pro:
It is a complete waste of money and time running invisible/wallpaper advertising.

Imagine my frustration when none of my body copy I spent time crafting nor my headline has been actioned. 

I've written for Ferrerro Raffaello "The light white bite", "Whoop it up with Vimto", "Have You Been Grabbed By The Grunhalles?" for a Greenall Whitley lager (the accompanying beer mats I wrote for the tv commercial I also wrote are still selling on Ebay), 78-sheet poster for Air France on the Hammersmith flyover: "A FLOCK OF FLIGHTS. A PRIDE OF STAFF. NO HERDS." Eurocamp: "Fun in the sun for under a ton!". And so on ~ over a 25 year period. Below is just one of my award-winning ads I came up with for the NSPCC....

I was paid enough to wear coats like the above and drive a black company BMW. 

All because I came up with eye-catching advertising. You see, it pays to advertise!
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Saturday 3 October 2020

"Grenville, you're becoming quite a local celebrity, I hear!"

Grenville Allen (@grenvilleallen) tweeted:
Super-duper interview with Keri from @ListenToAlfred. And it's equally super-duper that he took shots of what was happening. Just click on 👉

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