Mung Beans, Lightbulbs and €1,000 Shoes

The World Series of Poker Europe festival is over and I am back in London and things have not really been going to plan. To say I have been tilting today is an understatement, thanks mainly to the entity that is Sainsbury's!

I'm not running very well at shopping because in Cannes I bought a pair of shoes that cost me €1,000. I was playing “Shopping Roulette” which is where you go clothes shopping but when it comes to paying you and whoever is shopping with you put your credit cards into the middle and the cashier chooses one

My day did not get off to the best of starts when my alarm went off at 08:30, which is a rarity at the best of times, and I finally got out of bed at 09:00. I had made plans to go to my yoga class because I have been neglecting it really by basically turning my alarm off and staying in bed so thought I would make it this morning. However, I sat down to check some emails etc on my computer and realised I was going to miss my class so grabbed my bag and ran all the way and got there at 10:26, I know because I checked my watch, and the class started at 10:30 except it didn't start at 10:30 did it? No, it started at 10:00 so I missed it anyway!

You may remember a few posts ago that I said I was experimenting with cooking, well I was hoping to make red split lentils as seen on this page here but I didn't have any mung beans, so on the way home from the yoga class that never was I went into Sainsbury's to buy some. I couldn't find them anywhere so asked an assistant who told me they were in the dried pasta aisle, which I thought was strange but went with it. Of course I couldn't find them so asked again and was told the same thing, so off I went to check again but came back beanless. The third time one of the assistants followed me and showed me this single can of chickpeas in water or brine or some other rubbish, not bloody mung beans! To make matters worse I saw the lightbulb that I ordered online for £1.51 with £10 postage and packaging, in the shop for a couple of pound!

€1,000 Shoes

I'm not running very well at shopping because in Cannes I bought a pair of shoes that cost me €1,000. I was playing "Shopping Roulette" which is where you go clothes shopping but when it comes to paying you and whoever is shopping with you put your credit cards into the middle and the cashier chooses one. Whichever she chooses pays the bill. The first time I played this was with Sorel Mizzi and won a pair of €340 trainers for free but the second time James Mitchell owned me. I bought a pair of shoes that were €700 and a shirt for €320 so put two cards in to James and of course mine was picked so my shoes actually cost me €1,000.

On the subject of money I am going to be giving some away in future weeks on my radio broadcast that takes place during the "kunku wap Ambassador Challenge", something I am really enjoying. I need to get Betfair to approve it and figure out the logistics of it all but I want to give out some cash prizes to a quiz I will run during my show. I really want to get the attendance up in these tournaments to at least 100 and I think this is one way to go about it. By the way did you like the music I played this week? How are my DJ skills?

Last but not least is some charity work some Betfair people and I are doing over the next few weeks. You may have heard of Movember, a great scheme designed to raise funds and awareness for men's health, particularly prostate and testicular cancers. Joe Legge, Asko Heiskanen and myself will be growing a moustache during November and you can donate to us through this page here. If you leave your Betfair Poker alias when you donate £5 or more you will receive a free seat in an special invite-only tournament to be held on Betfair Poker. I usually grow a moustache at the same time as a beard and look quite sexy but this time I will be growing just the moustache so will probably look like a Persian terrorist but it is all for a good cause so I am not too bothered.

Well that is all for now, get playing in the kunku wap Ambassador Challenge, listen to the radio broadcast and make some donations on the "Betfair Moker" page too!

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