# Saturday, September 08, 2007
I just opened a bottle of Trois Calices Vin de Pays de Mont Baudile, 2006. This is a really full and fruity red wine with hints of herbs. It is sweeter than I expected it to be, but still not overly sweet. This is one of the nicest wines; I have tried recently and at £6.99 a bottle, really good value for the price. I give it a full five stars out of five. The only bad thing about this wine, is that it will not last very long.

posted on Saturday, September 08, 2007 12:13:08 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
A man who had his foot run over by a police car when it swerved off the road, could have been forgiven for expecting an apology. Instead they fined him £80 because they said he had dented their car. He was on his way home from a night out with friends when he was rammed from behind, knocked over and had his foot crushed under the wheels of the patrol car. A South Wales Police spokeswoman confirmed that a fixed penalty was issued for criminal damage, adding: 'We have received a complaint from Mr Horne and are looking into it.'

posted on Saturday, September 08, 2007 11:57:53 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, September 07, 2007
Taking too many painkillers for migraines can actually cause more headaches, suggests a new report. Dr Anne MacGregor, the director of research at the City of London Migraine Clinic said that a fifth of her clients have headaches caused by taking too much medication. The problem is caused by taking too much of a painkiller and the painkiller becoming less effective which then leads sufferers to need a stronger medicine. At the moment, only the strongest painkillers include a warning that over-use can worsen headaches. Aspirin, paracetamol and ibuprofen do not contain any warnings.

posted on Friday, September 07, 2007 8:44:38 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
A new report has discovered a potential link between deodorants and breast cancer. The research comes because high levels of aluminium have been found in the breast tissue of cancer patients who have had mastectomies. There have been previous warnings that aluminium from deodorants can be absorbed through the skin, especially through shaved armpits. Once it has been absorbed through the body aluminium can mimic the hormone oestrogen and can be involved in the development of breast cancer.

posted on Friday, September 07, 2007 10:16:53 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, September 06, 2007
I am getting a bit sick of things biting me, a few weeks ago it was an insect bite on my finger, and since then I have several other nasty insect bites. Now it appears a spider has bitten me. I first noticed the bite on my leg on Sunday morning and since then it has got bigger and bigger. It's different to a normal insect bite, in that it has distinct fang marks surrounded by a large raised red area. It is starting to go down a bit now, but its still very itchy. In some ways I will glad when summer is over, at least all the biting and stinging things will be gone. Still, it could be a lot worse.

posted on Thursday, September 06, 2007 4:31:59 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, September 05, 2007
A farm in Wales is offering people who stable their horses their, a webcam service so they can check on them. The system will include a night vision camera so that worried owners can be sure their prized ponies are ok twenty four hours a day. Each horse owner will be given a password to access their particular webcam, so they can check up on the horses from anywhere where they have an internet connection.

posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2007 4:44:37 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, September 04, 2007
A rare river dolphin that was thought to have become extinct might have been spotted. The dolphin was thought to be extinct after a team of scientists spent five weeks searching for signs of them, and found nothing. They now have video evidence which confirms a sighting of the rare dolphin. This find has prompted scientists to launch an effort to try and catch the last remaining dolphins so that a breeding programme can be started to save the species.

posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 5:14:41 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback



I took this picture of Oscar the other day and it came out with glowing green eyes.
posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 1:35:04 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
The recent wet weather in the UK is good news for badgers. The reason is that the wet weather loosens up the soil causing earthworms to come to the surface. As a badgers diet is made up mainly of earthworms, this means they have an abundance of readily available food. Other creatures that are likely to do well this year are hedgehogs, foxes, frogs and birds, all of which eat earthworms and slugs.

posted on Tuesday, September 04, 2007 1:25:57 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, September 03, 2007
Regular readers will notice it is a little late in the day and this is the first blog entry of the day. Just to put your mind at rest I am still alive but have had a rather busy day, mainly due to purchasing a new printer from Dell coupled with all the usual daily tasks. Anyway after many phone calls and emails from the helpful people at Dell my new colour laser printer is now on its way and I will review it here shortly when it arrives.

posted on Monday, September 03, 2007 10:15:04 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, September 02, 2007
I just opened a bottle of Araldica d’Aria Pinot Grigio, 2006. This is a really nice fruity white. It has a lovely crisp flavour and is great for drinking on a hot summer’s day. I gave this wine a four star rating out of five, although its possibly a four and half, it really is good and only £5.99 a bottle.

posted on Sunday, September 02, 2007 11:58:40 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, September 01, 2007
A couple in Ashford in Kent have an unwelcome visitor in their garden. A grass snake they have nicknamed Sid is feasting on their fish. The couple have around 200 goldfish in their pond, but Sid has been visited daily for his fish supper and the number is gradually going down. Grass snakes also eat frogs and newts and are good swimmers so catching their prey is not difficult.

posted on Saturday, September 01, 2007 10:14:52 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback