# Tuesday, November 06, 2007
I sometimes wonder whether my cats are a little full of their own self importance. They certainly think they rule the house and I found this little one had taken over my chair the other day. It makes me wonder whether I will come home one day and find them using my laptop.

posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 4:43:49 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
I found this website the other day where people have created extreme pumpkins. We all know how to create the average Halloween pumpkin; after all it doesn’t take much skill to create an evil looking face. These pumpkins however are amazing.

posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 3:21:56 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

It was my Dads birthday a few days ago and as I wasn’t able to see him on the day I sent him a gift. I used this website called realbeerbox.com. They carry a range of beers and real ales from some of the smaller, lesser known breweries. My Dad is always keen to try new ales so I ordered a case of mixed bottles. It’s the second time I have used them and I have been impressed both times. They delivered when they said they would and according to my Dad the bottles were wrapped securely in a large box. He seemed very impressed. I will definitely be using them again.

posted on Tuesday, November 06, 2007 2:49:49 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, November 05, 2007
A clam found off the coast of Iceland is thought to be the longest-lived animal discovered to date. The clam is aged between 405 and 410 years. Its age was calculated by counting the rings on its shell. Previously the longest-lived animal was another clam that was 374 years old.

posted on Monday, November 05, 2007 2:55:42 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [2] Trackback
I read this article about these photos of a strange creature. Some people think it’s a bear, others think it’s Bigfoot. I think it looks a big like a large ape. What do you think?

posted on Monday, November 05, 2007 2:27:02 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, November 04, 2007
There has been a lot in the news recently about unfair bank charges. If you are looking to claim back some of those charges and get a bank charges refund then you might want to have a look at this website. It takes you through everything you need to do if you want to claim back charges including how to find out what bank charges you are owed and how to threaten your bank with court action. It also goes through how to take your bank to court if necessary. The website contains a lot of really useful information and is definitely worth a look.

posted on Sunday, November 04, 2007 6:44:39 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
My local Tesco have stopped making carrier bags freely available at the checkout. I was aware that they were bringing this measure and fully expected to have to pay for the carrier bags after I forgot to take my bag with me. I was quite surprised however, that the bags are still free, the only difference is that you now have to ask the checkout assistant when you need a bag. I’m not really sure this will deter people from using the free carriers bags, it seems like a half measure to me.

posted on Sunday, November 04, 2007 1:26:25 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# 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