# Saturday, November 03, 2007
This rather large moggy called Oscar (not my Oscar) is one of the pets taking part in the Pet Fit Club competition organised by the PDSA. The animals will take part in a 100 day diet and fitness challenge designed to make them somewhat thinner and sleeker. In January one of the animals will be crowned the PDSA Pet Fit Club Champ of the year. One thing is for sure this fat pussy cat needs to go on a diet and I thought my cat Oscar was fat.



Fat Oscar.




My fat cat Oscar (pictured in the front) with his friend Willow.
posted on Saturday, November 03, 2007 1:07:16 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
Nintendo has managed to double its profits in six months due to the success of the Wii. The Wii console is still outselling both the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360. Nintendo are also doing well with sales of the DS console. They are currently expecting to sell around 17.5 million Wii consoles this year.

posted on Saturday, November 03, 2007 1:01:49 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, November 02, 2007

I thought it was about a time for a cute cat picture, so here it is. Ollie looking very cute with a decorative head piece.


posted on Friday, November 02, 2007 8:17:47 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
A policeman in Sussex suffered four broken ribs and a punctured lung after being attacked by a herd of cows. He was walking his dog on the South Downs when a cow butted him in the back pushing him to the ground. The other cows in the herd also started to attack him. Mr Poole escaped when the cows were distracted by his dog running away. The RSPCA warned that although cow attacks are rare, they can become aggressive when protecting their young.

posted on Friday, November 02, 2007 6:58:51 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
Fiona Griggs has become the first national conker champion of Scotland. The championship took place for the first time last Sunday. The event was split into three age categories and also had and event where competitors could bring their own conker. The organisers were pleased with the success of the event and hope to stage it every year.

posted on Friday, November 02, 2007 10:39:46 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, November 01, 2007
In what is really good news for the Iberian Lynx, a completely new population has been discovered. This means that there are now three known populations of the cats. The new population was discovered in a remote area of Spain with the other two population occupying areas of Andalusia in southern Spain. It is thought around 100 to 150 Iberian Lynx remain in the wild making the Iberian Lynx the rarest cat species in the world.

posted on Thursday, November 01, 2007 3:48:46 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
Further to yesterdays post about the overpriced public toilet that sold for £120,000 I read this interesting article that suggests house prices in the UK rose by 1.1% in October. This doesn’t really come as surprise to me. Whilst I have also read articles recently that predict a slowing in the housing market we are certainly still seeing high prices in our area. Not only that properties still seem to be selling extremely quickly especially the smaller one to two bedroom properties. These smaller properties only seem to be on a market a week whereas larger three to four bedroom properties can be on the market for a month or more. The question remains, however, is now a good time to sell?

posted on Thursday, November 01, 2007 3:21:11 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
Microsoft has recently paid $240m for a 1.6% stake in Facebook. This puts the current value of the website at $15bn. Facebook reportedly turned down an offer from Google before agreeing the Microsoft deal.

posted on Thursday, November 01, 2007 2:09:13 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, October 31, 2007
The Post Office is due to launch a broadband service. The service is aimed mainly at first time users and will be targeted at home phone customers. The service will be launched with a £10m advertising campaign featuring Westlife. The Post Office currently has around 400,000 home phone customers and makes around 10% of its earnings from this side of the business. It will be interesting to see whether this takes off.

posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 11:55:56 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
A public toilet block in Newquay has recently sold for £120,000. The block is due to knocked down in a larger development which will include shops and accommodation. This seems to be another example of the over inflated housing market.

posted on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 11:12:07 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback
# Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Wii Sports has won several awards at the British Academy Video Games Awards. Among the categories it won awards for were gameplay, strategy and simulation and innovation and sports. The award for best game went to Bioshock for the Xbox with the Playstation 3 missing out on any awards.

posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 4:16:22 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
I came across this website called all-local.co.uk. Basically it’s a uk advertising network that allows you to list your business on a free listing. In addition to the free listing if you require more exposure you can pay for a text link back to your website or and animated banner. You can choose to advertise just in your local town or across the whole website. I’m not sure that I really want to go with the paid advertising option but I will certainly be taking advantage of the free listing.

posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 4:04:46 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

A man on a hunting trip had the humiliation of actually getting shot by his dog. The man was shooting pheasants and had put his gun on the ground to collect a bird from over a fence. As he climbed the fence one of his hunting dogs stood on the gun, shooting him in his left leg. Officials are now investigating whether the dog was provoked.

posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2007 1:16:58 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, October 29, 2007

We went to see our friends Dave and Anita this weekend and after having a nice meal at a restaurant in Maidenhead we spent the rest of the evening at their place. We had packed our Playstation 2 along with our Singstar games and after a few drinks we decided to give it a go. This was not our first time playing Singstar but we have always found it goes down really well at parties. We finally stopped playing at around three in morning after working our way through most of the songs on our six Singstar games. I do have videos but due to the fact I am tone deaf will not be posting them.

posted on Monday, October 29, 2007 9:41:56 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [1] Trackback

The deputy mayor of Delhi has died after being attacked by wild monkeys. SS Bajwa suffered head injuries after falling from a first floor terrace whilst trying to fight off the monkeys. The city has long been plagued by monkeys which invade government complexes and temples and often attack passers by. They have tried to combat the problem by employing monkey catchers to move them into the forest and training larger langur monkeys to scare off the much smaller Rhesus macaques. Culling is not an option because the monkeys are seen as a manifestation on the monkey god Hanuman by devout Hindus.

posted on Monday, October 29, 2007 4:15:08 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, October 28, 2007
I just opened a bottle of Riverina Estate Shiraz 2006. The wine is from New South Wales in Australia. This is a really smooth fruity wine although quite strong at 14.5%. It costs just over £6.00 and at this price it’s quite a good wine for the money. Three out of five stars.

posted on Sunday, October 28, 2007 6:55:36 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, October 27, 2007
I was reading this article that suggests around 40% of supermarket packaging cannot be recycled and ends up in landfill sights. This does not really come as any surprise to me. I recycle all of my bottles, cans, paper, cardboard and any food waste that can be composted. In addition any meat waste gets fed to four grateful cats. These measures have meant that the waste that actually goes in the bin for collection is greatly reduced. The problem is that the remaining waste consists mainly of plastic trays and shrink wrapping for which there are no recycling facilities in our area. This article suggests fining firms that use too much packaging which seems like a good idea to me. I would be happy to buy the same product in packaging that could either be recycled or composted but it’s up to the supermarkets to address the issue.

posted on Saturday, October 27, 2007 11:45:46 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback