# Monday, April 30, 2007

Tesco has started selling a bottle of wine that costs £100 per bottle making it the most expensive supermarket wine on sale. Made by Penfolds the wine is being sold in certain stores where there is demand for something more expensive that the usual supermarket wine. I would love to try it but its a little out of my price range.

posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 5:21:08 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

I came across this balloon game. Just hold down the mouse button and choose what direction you want the monkey to fire his arrows.

posted on Monday, April 30, 2007 11:29:31 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, April 29, 2007

I found this cute sheep game that tests how fast your reactions are. Basically you need to hit the tranquilizer button whenever you see a sheep trying to leave the flock. You have five sheep to stop and it comes complete with sheep noises. I managed to score a Bobbing bobcat which is not great but is still better than a sluggish snail.

posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 4:46:36 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

After taking my new trainers out of the box, it made a nice new cat bed.

posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 2:23:36 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

I went shopping for some new trainers this weekend and ended up purchasing two pairs of trainers in two different stores. Whilst I am happy with both of my purchases the experience of shopping in the two stores was entirely different. One of the stores has left me a positive experience and the other quite the opposite.

The first store I went to was JJB. The store was well laid out and it was relatively easy to locate the section containing the trainers. I selected two different pairs to try and after a short wait a sales assistant went to find the shoes in my size. Returning with both pairs of trainers he proceeded to unlace them for me before asking me what the trainers were to be used for. On hearing that I would be using them in the gym the sales assistant then recommended which pair was most appropriate. Based on his advice and after trying both pairs on, I selected one pair. After queuing for a short time I paid for the trainers and left the store, feeing satisfied with my purchase and very happy with the customer service I had received.

The second store I visited was Sports World. On entering the store I was immediately struck by the fact that they had tried to cram too many items into too small a space. It was not immediately apparent where to locate different items in the store. In fact it was hard to walk around in the store due to the fact that there was barely any room to move around between the different racks of clothes. Other customers were also commenting on how packed and uncomfortable the store was. After locating a pair of trainers I looked around for somewhere to try them on and finding nowhere I decided to take a chance and just buy them. Fighting my way to the till, I then queued for around 20 minutes before reaching the checkout. All of the sales assistants looked thoroughly fed up and demoralised. Although judging by the fact that the store was packed to bursting with stock and there was no air conditioning I could understand why. I was served by a sales assistant who was more interested in talking to his fellow workers about the football score than he was serving a customer. After purchasing the shoes and fighting my way out of the store I left with the intention of not shopping in this store again.

The moral of this story, good customer service will result in return business.

posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 2:22:36 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, April 28, 2007

Another hot April day and all the cats are fast asleep trying to escape the heat. Poor Oscar is exhausted. What a hard life he has.

posted on Saturday, April 28, 2007 4:18:19 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A new sport is becoming popular in Denmark show jumping but with rabbits instead of horses. There are a number of different disciplines that the highly trained bunnies can compete in.

posted on Saturday, April 28, 2007 4:13:20 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, April 27, 2007

I came across this website cheddarvisiontv where you can watch a large cheddar cheese as it ripens. If you are expecting a lot of action from the cheese prepare to be disappointed.

posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 1:59:12 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Apparently this seasons must have bag is a £5 cotton bag sold by Sainsbury’s. The bag went on sale on Wednesday and was sold out within an hour. I find it hard to see what all the fuss is about. Still, people must really want this bag, a quick search on ebay shows prices of up to £195.

posted on Friday, April 27, 2007 12:43:57 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, April 26, 2007

In a scam in Japan thousands of sheep were sold to unsuspecting customers who thought they had brought a poodle. The scam was only uncovered after one unhappy customer noticed her dog didn’t bark or eat dog food. After an investigation it turned out her dog was in fact a sheep.

A lamb.

posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 5:23:58 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

It’s amazing what some people think of as an emergency. Some examples on the Mets website include someone calling 999 because there was a rat in their kitchen and another who couldn’t turn a tap off. I think the most extreme example has got to be a man in Reading who reportedly called 999 because his wife was refusing to have sex with him. Obviously a life threatening emergency.

posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 11:49:30 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

It’s getting very hard to watch any TV in our house at the moment as we have to wrestle the remote away from this vicious creature (pictured above). Ok I admit the photo is staged but he does look pretty scary.

posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 11:19:38 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Further to my post about a man caught stealing underwear dressed as a female elf, he is now undergoing psychiatric tests to see if he is crazy. I wonder what the outcome of the tests will be.

posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 11:13:40 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A drunk German man looking for somewhere to sleep used his cash card to enter a bank and took his horse with him.

posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 11:07:34 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I found this interesting website. It requires you to log in but once you do, you can view the birds in the forest and move the camera around to view different areas.

posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 2:49:21 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Cats are always doing something funny. Today I found both Oscar and Willow in a tree. They must think they are birds.

posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 11:47:19 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Have you experienced a drop in your US based sales? It could be down to a recent policy change made by ebay. Whereas before when you listed an item it automatically appeared on ebay.com as well, now it only appears if the US user performs an advanced search. A basic search will now only bring up US based items. You can still list on ebay.com but to do so will now incur two lots of listing fees.

posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 11:19:16 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A useful article here including some money saving tips. Some of which I already do, like buying my groceries online but it has made me think about whether I should switch to a savings account with a better interest rate.

posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 11:10:32 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A survey looking at the working patterns of women in men across 25 countries has found that women do work longer hours than men. Although it only amounts to an extra ten minutes a day it appears that women do an average of 250 minutes of unpaid labour, just working in the home. Men on the other hand do an average of 130 minutes of unpaid work although they tend to spend longer at the office than women. In all the survey concluded that the workload is evenly split between the sexes although it still appears to be split between traditional roles.

posted on Tuesday, April 24, 2007 11:02:25 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, April 23, 2007

We can all rest easy in our beds, safe in the knowledge that were we to lose an important item such as a shuttlecock the police would investigate promptly. When two teenage girls in Cambridgeshire lost a shuttlecock in a neighbour's garden the matter was taken very seriously by police who visited the neighbour to investigate the theft of the shuttlecock. I wonder if the police would arrive that quickly if someone was trying to break into her house.

posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 2:33:06 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

It's St George's Day today, a day that I feel should be a national holiday. You can sign the petition here.

posted on Monday, April 23, 2007 9:33:13 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback