# Wednesday, September 12, 2007
One of the more unlikely stories I have seen in the headlines over the last few days is about Sybil the cat. Sybil was just an ordinary cat but that has now changed. She has recently moved into Number 10 Downing Street with her owner Alistair Darling which makes her about the most famous cat in Britain right now. I'm not really sure the story deserves as much coverage as it has been getting, Sybil seems to be on the front of most newspapers this morning, still she is rather cute.

posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 5:11:46 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
This is the wine that I purchased on the Virgin Wine auction a few weeks ago. The blurb on the bottle talks about blackberries and chocolate and it certainly is a really nice fruity wine. It is a really smooth velvety red and has a pleasant after taste. I think it’s actually the best wine I have tasted in a long time. You can buy this for around £6.99 a bottle when it’s on offer but I am really pleased with it because I picked it up for just under £3.00 in the auction. I like everything about this wine, and have already worked my way through a good portion of the case. I will definitely buy this again and again. A full five stars.

posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 4:40:27 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
Mentioning my moggies in a previous post, I thought it was time for another cute cat picture, so here is a picture of Willow and Oscar.

posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007 9:06:21 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Most of my regular readers will have noticed by now that I love my pussy cats. I came across this website that sells luxury gifts for pets. They have a range for dogs including cute dog apparel and also a range for cats. The cat gifts include superior cat collars that have a rhinestone finish or collars made from leather. They also have a range of luxury cat beds that even the most picky kitty will find appealing. The bed range include cat pillows and mats, cat beds and cat snuggle cats. The only question is are my common moggies posh enough for these luxury items?

posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2007 7:12:10 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, September 10, 2007
This is a pleasant enough Spanish wine with a slight taste of oak. Its not the most exciting wine, I have tried recently, and could almost be called bland. At £8.99 a bottle I think it’s a little overpriced for what is it. I give this one a rather generous four stars, it's pleasant but unexciting.

posted on Monday, September 10, 2007 9:21:43 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
Police investigating a vandalised building in Cheshire were able to catch the criminal without really needing to do much. The criminal in question had helpfully written Peter Addison was here, on the wall of the vandalised building. He was quickly tracked down and arrested for the crime. This must be the perfect example of what not to do when committing a crime.

posted on Monday, September 10, 2007 9:16:50 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
We cooked this sea bass on the BBQ recently. It's the first time I have tried it and not being a great lover of fish I had already convinced myself I probably wouldn't like it. Basically all we did was wrap it in foil with a knob of butter a few bay leaves and some herbs and cooked it on the BBQ for about 20 minutes. It was actually really nice and I will definitely be cooking it this way again. The only thing is I liked it so much I forgot to take a picture before I ate it all, but you can get an idea of how it looked from the remains below.

posted on Monday, September 10, 2007 2:31:03 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, September 09, 2007
I took these pictures the other day when I was printing out a few letters. As you can see Willow and Oscar found it very exciting.



posted on Sunday, September 09, 2007 6:49:48 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
I’m feeling a bit sorry for myself today because I have a bout of food poisoning. After spending most of the morning being sick, I am still suffering from sharp stabbing pains in my stomach. I’m not quite sure what I ate to cause the problem, but I don’t remember feeling quite this bad since I had food poisoning as a child from eating mint choc chip ice cream. To this day I still can’t touch the stuff.

posted on Sunday, September 09, 2007 1:18:47 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# 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