Naughty Me!

The massive Marmite mess on the M-1 Motorway (  made me spring into action. Joined the hundreds prompted to do the same, with some very funny puns etc and posted my thoughts on several newspaper 'comment' sections. And of course gave the book a plug, referring readers to Amazon and The Book Depository.  To which The Guardian (despite me thanking it for the chance to do a bit of PR) reacted violently! They not only deleted the message they 'banned' me from the comment site, telling me: Comment privileges for this account have been disabled.

Meanwhile a rather dubious 'joke' about two nuns and a cucumber, or was it a piece of soap (not sure where the Marmite came in) was allowed to stay! I tell you, how can so many have so much fun over one mighty product......


Assuming you're here because you have a passion, a liking, or at least a passing interest, in MARMITE. This site is all about the most complete book ever compiled about the iconic British savoury spread, that has a vast following around the world. It's THE MISH-MASH DICTIONARY OF MARMITE: an anecdotal A-Z of Tar-in-a-Jar. All manner of details and information - as in: where to buy it, who wrote it, did the illustrations; links to the media attention it has attracted, on both sides of the Atlantic - are all on the site. Also, by just putting 'Marmite Maggie' into any search engine, all manner of on-line references will be found. Mish-Mash is designed to be - like the black-magic stuff itself - dipped into. If you buy the book (£10 or $15) and enjoy it, I'd be enormously grateful if you would spread the word, write a review......and buy another copy as a gift!

Still a Home Town Gal!

The local paper, in my home town of Cleckheaton, has done me proud. Again! They made contact over the Danish fracas and I happily responded.  The result:


Those Brits - they'll bet on anything!  Paddy Powers - the leading high-stree bookies - has opened a book on which other countries will ban Marmite!  Italy is favourite at 4-1 followed by
Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Britain is 66-1. Of course, the only winner here will be PP...


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Interested enough to buy it? Hope so. Available from all the usual online sellers.  Worth knowing that The Book Depository has free shipping worldwide.  To get from Amazon:

Wonderful War Being Waged!

It's been all go!  A copy of the book should have been delivered today (May 27) to the bureaucrats in Copenhagen, that sparked the fun-and-games. Eager to see if I get a response. Also alerted the Danish media. Again, we'll see if any interest is generated. But if they're like 'Fleet Street' their reaction will be a very sniffy 'so what?' Also told Liz Lynne, MEP for the West Midlands - who of course represents the home of the Mighty-M - what action I've taken. But have no great expectations about stirring the marmeet pot. It's a long weekend (even in Denmark, I think - but need to check) and the last thing these people want to come thumping down on their desks is a tome about Marmite! But I bet some 'suit' in Copenhagen grabs it and sneeks it home - to entertain his family and friends this sunny weekend!


So, have done it! Just mailed a copy of  Mish-Mash  to the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration. Under no illusion it will change minds - but they'll get an entertaining read, as they discover that Marmite is not 'fortified'. Well just one of the vitamins (B-12) is added. The other four Vitamin Bs are found naturally in yeast-extract, ie the waste sludge from the brewing industry. Which begs the question: why, as a great brewing nation, has Denmark not produced its own version of the Mighty-M?


Boycott their bacon! Back away from their sugary pastries! Ban their beer! Send crates of the Mighty-M to your 'starving' pals in Denmark! The Danish Government has deemed Marmite ILLEGAL. I should make haste to Copenhagen and hurl copies of Mish-Mash at their silly heads.... but I should (in fact now I've thought about it I will) send one. Meanwhile catch-up on what I'm banging on about:   I