Monday, 29 November 2010

Amazon ticks along.....


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Thursday, 25 November 2010

God Loves a try-er

   Just entered 42 comps in the last 29 minutes. Keep right on till the end of the road!

Shiply Update

3 jobs awarded now

Matting from Northampton to Guildford       £15
Cabinet from Northampton to London         £22
Freezer from Lutterworth to Northampton   £22

Reckon the freezer may be too big for my van so may have to measure it out.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Email to Richard Fairbrass (Right Said Fred)

Dear Mr Fairbrass,

Run with me on this!

I think you should put forward Right Said for “Gay Funerals”. You conduct the service, and your brother plays the organ. After a few minutes of dutiful respect you pull off the cassock to reveal your muscles whilst your brother kicks in on the organ with “I’m too sexy”.

Granted, this service won’t have mass market appeal, but I’m sure you’ll get a few takers every year plus it’ll make big headlines.

Let me know your thoughts.

Kind regards,

Ross Taylor.

Letter to Chesney Hawkes

Dear Chesney,

You are a living legend.

If at all possible, could I please have your autograph?

Good luck in the panto.

Kind regards,

Letter to Weightlifting Scotland

Dear Sir,

This may be a very strange request, but please bear with me.

What training schedule would you suggest for a young man, starting from scratch, who had dreams of taking Gold for Scotland in a Weightlifting discipline at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games?

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

Letter to Fred MacAulay

Dear Fred,

I think I could write some half decent material that would suit you. How could I go about doing this?

Kind regards,

Letter to Geoff Boycott

Dear Mr Boycott (GLY),

It feels strange to be writing to a legend.

I was wondering if I could bother you with a few quick questions:

• What would happen if all government cash was removed from Cricket overnight?

• Could you lead the England team to glory in a coaching role?

• What is your true thoughts on 20/20?

Kind regards,

Letter to Peter Stringfellow

Dear Peter,

It feels strange to be writing to a legend.

I was wondering if I could bother you with a few quick questions:

• What advice would you give a young man looking to get started in the Nightclub business?

• What’s next after Lap Dancing? Can the boundaries of the law be pushed more?

• What’s next for you?

Kind regards,

Letter to Cheryl Cole

Dear Cheryl,

Just a quick note to say that I had a dream where you cracked America via a successful Film Soundtrack. I wonder if this will come true?

Best of luck in your future endeavours.

Kind regards,

Letter to Simon Cowell

Dear Mr. Cowell

I am writing to applaud your genius, which seems to grow exponentially from year to year. Not only do I see you as the puppet master behind the charts, but also you seem to carry the whole ITV network on your shoulders.

The money roles in through advertising, CD sales, online downloads, royalties and much, much more. You control the methods of production, distribution and gain – classic!

I noted in the papers that you were in contact with Jonathan Ross. This reminded me that JR used to interview all of the comedians from his agency on a regular basis, thereby gaining on two fronts. More genius!

If there is anyway I can help your operation then please drop me a line. It would be my honour to help you.

Kind regards,

Letter to Alan Sugar

Dear Alan,

I love it every time I see you on television or hear you on the radio, albeit I find “The Apprentice” very annoying. I find myself shouting at the TV through frustration.

I am full of business ideas so please drop me a line if you get really desperate! I’ve included some of my recent work.

Kind regards,

(I included a copy of a recent presentation I've done at work)

Letter to Adam Hart-Davis

Dear Adam,

I was wondering if I could please bother you with a couple of quick questions:

• Do you wish you had came up with the idea of “American Inventor”?

• Do you believe that suppression of Free Energy technology has taken place?

• What projects are you working on at the moment?

Kind regards,

Letter to Ant & Dec

Dear Ant & Dec,

Loving your work!

How would I go about supplying you with material?

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

More Bookshop Mailings

Have sent this to ten stores in Hay:

Dear Sir/ Madam,

I’m hoping we may be able to do some business together. My name is Ross Taylor and I work for a Publishing company as Commercial Manager. Aside from this however, my real passion is for secondhand books.

I was wondering if I could profitably help you by combining my passion alongside the fact that I make regular trips from my home in Northamptonshire to my Brother’s House in Gloucestershire.

Do you need books brought up or taken back? Do you require one box of samples taken to a store in Eastern England but feel it’s not worth the postage? I’m open to any ideas. I drive a Vauxhall Astra van which could easily hold a few dozen cartons.

Please use your imagination and contact me with any potential plans. I’m not looking to make a fortune – just cover my costs. I am more interested in learning more about Second Hand books, and doing someone a good turn.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards,

I've dropped a line to Towcester Racecourse

Dear Sir/ Madam,

Please keep my details on file should you require any casual labour on race days. I am an extremely hard working individual just looking for a little extra cash. I could pick up litter, work as security, cook chips – anything.

I am available on any race day in 2011, as long as I have notice.

I very much look forward to hearing from you in the future.

Kind regards,

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Drumming up work from local couriers.....

I've popped this in the post to 9 local courier firms:

33 Hunsbury Green




FAO The Collection Controller/ Delivery Manager

My name is Ross Taylor and I am writing to offer my services as a Courier Owner Driver.

I drive a Vauxhall Astra Van (LPG) and have GIT Insurance cover of £15k. Over the last few months I have been gaining work through For many years I drove a 7.5tonnes van for Carlsberg-Tetley (Alloa).

I am available anytime between 5pm Friday afternoon to 5am Monday mornings.

Kind regards,

Ross Taylor

Mob: 07878733651


I'm in for another Library job

Application summary

Title: Saturday Library Assistant

Reference: 25875

Employer: Northamptonshire County Council

Closing on: 09/12/2010

Application created: 23/11/2010

.Application Confirmation

Post: Saturday Library Assistant

Reference: 25875

Thank you very much for your application to Northamptonshire County Council, which has been received successfully. We will be in touch with you soon if you have been shortlisted.

In the meantime, if you’d like to be kept informed of suitable new jobs as they become available, please use our free jobs-by-email service. And remember to check our jobs pages regularly.

Good luck with your job hunting!

Shiply Update

2 bids accepted over the last two days. One run is from Lutterworth to Northampton. The other is from Northampton to London. Should get both done this weekend.

Going for it hard on the comp side

50 comps in the bag last night.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Desperate Times..........

Hi Karran, (the Human Resources Manager)

Can I sell my 2011 holidays back to the company? I can’t afford to go on holiday.

Kind regards,


Saturday, 20 November 2010

KP Foods - Over and Above

Well done to KP Foods. Vouchers to the value of £6 dropped through my letterbox this morning. Nice.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Shiply Update

Still just the one Shiply job in the bag, but I'm persevering for more. Here are the bids that I currently have the best bid on:

My Shiply: rosstaylor (2)

Current Bids

Baby Equipment

Listed: 02/11/2010 From: Lutterworth, Leicestershire, LE17 5BF, United Kingdom

To: Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, AB39 2GP, United Kingdom

Bids: 6 Expires: 02/12/2010 11:49 PM My Bid: £55

car seats

Listed: 29/10/2010 From: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom

To: Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Bids: 8 Expires: 28/11/2010 9:37 PM My Bid: £29

Washing Machine

Listed: 11/11/2010 From: Peterborough, PE7 8DX, United Kingdom

To: Whitley Bay, Tyne And Wear, NE25 8HZ, United Kingdom

Bids: 5 Expires: 11/12/2010 5:33 PM My Bid: £44


Listed: 07/11/2010 From: Northampton, northampton, United Kingdom

To: Southampton, SO17 1TF, United Kingdom

Bids: 3 Expires: 07/12/2010 5:13 PM My Bid: £33

Washing Machine

Listed: 18/11/2010 From: NN4 8UQ, NN4 8UQ, United Kingdom

To: BB9 6QW, BB9 6QW, United Kingdom

Bids: 2 Expires: 18/12/2010 12:47 AM My Bid: £44

Ikea Cabinet

Listed: 17/11/2010 From: 280585305273, NN1 2ET, United Kingdom

To: London, Greater London, N1 0YH, United Kingdom

Bids: 1 Expires: 17/12/2010 7:00 PM My Bid: £22

2 Boxes

Listed: 09/11/2010 From: Northampton, NN4 7PW, United Kingdom

To: Glasgow, G69 6GA, United Kingdom

Bids: 9 Expires: 09/12/2010 5:09 PM My Bid: £24


Listed: 27/10/2010 From: Derby, Derbyshire, United Kingdom

To: Linlithgow, United Kingdom

Bids: 6 Expires: 26/11/2010 1:18 AM My Bid: £19


Listed: 09/11/2010 From: Leicester, Leicestershire, LE9 7FB, United Kingdom

To: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2TB, United Kingdom

Bids: 4 Expires: 09/12/2010 1:50 PM My Bid: £19


Listed: 01/11/2010 From: Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, LU7 9RD, United Kingdom

To: Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 2QP, United Kingdom

Bids: 4 Expires: 01/12/2010 8:22 PM My Bid: £11

Bosch Integrated Refrigerator

Listed: 12/11/2010 From: Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 6QY, United Kingdom

To: Northampton, NN3 5LN, United Kingdom

Bids: 5 Expires: 12/12/2010 9:39 AM My Bid: £15

3 Boxes

Listed: 20/10/2010 From: Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 9GA, United Kingdom

To: Normanton, West Yorkshire, WF6 2XX, United Kingdom

Bids: 7 Expires: 19/11/2010 7:43 PM My Bid: £22

Snooker Cue Shaft Only

Listed: 07/11/2010 From: Bedworth, Warwickshire, CV12 0LY, United Kingdom

To: Gateshead, Tyne And Wear, NE8 4NF, United Kingdom

Bids: 1 Expires: 07/12/2010 5:22 PM My Bid: £22

Badge Maker / Machine 25mm

Listed: 10/11/2010 From: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK11 1DR, United Kingdom

To: Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8NQ, United Kingdom

Bids: 2 Expires: 10/12/2010 6:51 PM My Bid: £37

Fridge Freezer

Listed: 10/11/2010 From: Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2RR, United Kingdom

To: Corby, Northamptonshire, NN18 0NZ, United Kingdom

Bids: 2 Expires: 10/12/2010 9:57 PM My Bid: £20

This represents a total of 15 jobs. I want to have 25 winning bids by the end of the weekend.

Small Success with McCoys - good customer service

Hi Ross

Thank you for contacting us regarding the McCoys Curry promotion. We were sorry to hear of your experience.

The website does mention that you need to book ahead, on every page throughout the process of finding a restaurant in your area which unfortunately, you must have missed.

However, we would like to offer you a small goodwill gesture as you were so disappointed. This is being sent to your land address.

Once again, thank you for contacting us.

Kind regards

Rhonda Gittins

Let's see if I can get any joy from McCoy's


I am really annoyed because I cut out my 2 for 1 curry voucher from a pack of McCoys and visited a participating restaurant located about 6 miles from my home. On presentation of the voucher I was told that I needed to book in advance for it to be accepted. I can't see where this is mentioned in the small print. This left me £22 out of pocket and fuming mad.

I am afraid that if this happens to a lot of customers then this will be the sort of promotion that creates McCoys as many enemies as it does friends.


Ross Taylor.