You really can get a duck for any occasion! I first saw these ducks at The Duck House (which is where the links above will take you) and I just thought they were adorable. Unfortunately I forgot about this the last wedding I went to!
Feeling a little bit patriotic today, so therefore today’s Duck of the Day is taking a very British form.
I stumbled across a website tonight called British Corner Shop and I’m a little bit sad that I have not been here before! it is an online store for ex pats around the world to ensure that you can still get all your favourite British brands wherever you are! It is not all food, they do cosmetics, books and gifts. Gifts is where I stumbled upon these Duck(s) of the day.
I do feel like I am maybe cheating a little but here but I could not narrow it down to just one duck today. Could not have the queen without her guards right?
Queen Elizabeth Duck
Can you get more British than the Queen? Her majesty is available from The British Corner Shop by clicking here. Queen Elizabeth is currently the second oldest serving state leader at 92 and the longest reigning British monarch in history. She has a fondness for Corgis and is the only person in the country who can legally drive without a driving license!
Royal Guard Duck
This duck is available here. These Queens Guards are seen as being very British, with thousands of tourists having their photos taken with them every year. However there are many videos in where they have got in the way of the guards performing their duties and these guards will not take a second thought when it comes to rightly moving you out of their way. Don’t think the same will happen with this duck, but he is a very cute souvenir!
Police Constable Duck
I had to include him too. Mainly because of the gifting opportunities this duck has! I have a lot of police in the family and this duck would make a great Birthday/Christmas present for any serving or ex police officer. Also as a new job gift, retirement gift, the list goes on. Police Duck is available here!.
Today was the day that O2 failed and half the world ceased to function as a result. This reminded me of an advert from way back in 2009. If you have not seen it please click here to watch as I do believe it was one of the best adverts made, but I could be biased considering the theme.
I work in the customer service industry and did actually sympathise with O2 today. It bares a resemblance to occasions where we have had to stop trading due to technical difficulties, and trust me you feel just as crappy about it when it is your business causing the drama as you do being the customer who is affected by it!
Looking at O2’s social media right now I would most definitely not like to be in their complaints resolution department at this present moment in time. It does make me sad how people seem to so easily forget that the person on the other end of the screen/phone/counter is a human being and subject them to so much abuse. This happens every day, not just on days like today when the countries biggest mobile phone network fails. The shop workers that you abuse daily on your way to work could already be having a tough enough day without having to deal with your disrespect. It takes very little to be kind.
However back to O2, I did feel very lost without my phone today, I actually had to do work using pen and paper which I have not done for a long time!
Lots of grumbly people, but if O2 hadn’t had their issues today I never would have remembered about their 2009 hook a duck advert campaign and therefore would not have had them as Duck of the Day. Every cloud and silver linings.
So following on from the Unicorn Cupcakes here I conveniently stumbled across an advert for this lovely little glow in the dark unicorn duck. It is a little bit creepy how Facebook stalks your life to tailor its adverts to whatever you’re talking about.
This year definitely seemed to be all about unicorns 🦄
Another Day another Duck. This time chosen by Emma.
I have to say that if I had my way this duck would be Harry Quacker, not Harry Ponder. But do not let this take away from what is a fabulous duck.
“Harry Ponder and the Ducky Shallows”. This does kind of open the door for all sorts of duck related sequels.
“Harry Ponder and the Peregrine of Aquaban”
“Harry Ponder and the Hummingbird Prince”
“Harry Ponder and the Giblet of Fire”
“Heron Potter and the Chamber of Sea Ducks”
“Harry Ponder and the Deathly Bill” – Actually we will disregard this one. Sounds like one of my mortgage payments.
Credit to my lovely flatmate Ellie for her help with the Harry Potter duck related puns. I live with this amazing human and yes we find ways to amuse ourselves, we’re so punny. Yes that was dreadful I can only apologise. Obliviate.
I keep being told that I do not blog enough. Therefore I would like to introduce to you December’s Ducks of the Day. Each day will feature a different duck and trust me these make amazing stocking fillers :).
I was incredibly tempted by the 12 Ducks of Duckmas. But why stop at 12 when there’s 31 days in December? That really would be quackers.