Since the news of my six-week collaboration with Sainsbury's has emerged, I feel I should have gone into hiding in a rather large 13p can of tinned potatoes, refashioned as a tin hat, to avoid the hate mail and expressions of disappointment that are littering my inbox and Twitter feed.Waah! Waah! They don’t like me any more!
And what could be more honest than knocking dinner up out of half a chicken from the supermarket I shop in and have blogged about? It's less an advert and more a one-minute documentary about making your food go further.Yes, absolutely. That’s what Sainsbury’s are known for – documentaries. Why, they are the Attenborough of the supermarket world…
As for the accusations that everybody has a price? Mine is £1,653 for six weeks' work. My actual fee is higher, identical to what the other three bloggers in the campaign are being paid, but I am keeping £1,653 to myself – the equivalent of the living wage for the six weeks that the campaign will run for.
…if I was in it for the money I'd have leapt at the first advertising deal offered to me almost a year ago for an upmarket butter brand, and all the 50 or so since then. I didn't. Am I guilty of selling out? Hardly.Hmmm, I wonder how many of those offers came in while she was suckling at the public teat. And why - if, as we are lead to believe, it's such a hard life on benefits - she never took up the offers..?