# Friday, November 09, 2007
I read this article about a new Stilton milkshake. The milk shake is made of blue cheese mixed with other flavours including peanut butter or ginger cake. It is made by milk shake specialist Moo Juce who experimented with several flavours before deciding on Stilton. I’m not sure I will be trying it.

posted on Friday, November 09, 2007 3:23:25 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
I read this interesting article on the National Geographic website about these fish that can actually live outside of the water for months at the time. The fish is a mangrove rivulus or mangrove killifish and as its name suggests it lives in the swampy mangrove forests. When the mangrove swamps dry up during dry periods the fish simply lives in logs under piles of damp leaves. It can do this for around 66 days breathing air through its skin whilst still retaining its gills. Amazing.

posted on Friday, November 09, 2007 11:44:13 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, November 08, 2007
I read this article the other day about a new chocolate that is meant to be good for you. The chocolate is called Choxi and is made by Prestat, the chocolatiers to the Queen. It is packed full of antioxidants and contains more per pound than 5lbs of apples. The chocolate is available in dark and milk varieties and mint and orange flavours. At only £1.99 a bar I will certainly be trying it.

posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 5:51:23 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
I read this article about a new show called Arrange Me A Marriage which will be screened on BBC2 later on in November. The show will be hosted by Aneela Rahman who will match couples based on class, education, family background, life goals and earnings. Once the couples have been selected they will then have an introduction party to see how they get on. Aneela Rahman believes that British ways of finding a partner are random and likely to fail. It will be interesting to see how many matches are made based on her introductions.

posted on Thursday, November 08, 2007 12:58:25 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, November 07, 2007
I read this article that suggests some pet owners pay up to £10,000 for operations for their pets. In one example open heart surgery costs around £10,000 and a hip operation £2,500. One thing is for sure vet bills are really expensive. Just to see the vet costs around £15, although I must admit the vet gives the pet their full attention. A few years ago when my cat Ollie hurt his tail it cost us just over £300 for an overnight stay. Ollie has stitches and a small operation which saved his tail. However, at the time Ollie was not insured so we had to pay the full bill… Ouch. One thing I will say though is my cats seem to get better attention from the vet than I get when I go to see a doctor. Perhaps I should move to private healthcare.

posted on Wednesday, November 07, 2007 6:31:54 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# 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