# Wednesday, May 13, 2009

According to this article gardeners are increasingly starting to use wallabies as an alternative to lawnmowers. Apparently private orders for wallabies have jumped recently as landowners choose to use them on their land. Traditionally people with large gardens have used sheep to graze their lawns but it appears that wallabies are a friendlier alternative. Wallabies are not cheap at around £150 for a male and £650 for a female but it appears that demand for them is rising with Waveney Wildlife Britain’s biggest private supplier reporting orders doubling in the last five years. If you are looking to keep a wallaby they need about an acre of land and fences at least 5ft high so they cannot escape.

posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 11:11:07 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, May 12, 2009

_45737334_-4 Some lucky bats in East Sussex have got a nice new luxury heated house to live in. The £20,000 bat house has been built by a property developer who was told he needed to protect the bats habitat. The developer was given permission to demolish two houses in order to build nine flats on the condition that he provided the brown long-eared bats with an alternative home.

posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 9:34:07 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

According to this article Boots have just introduced a new anti-wrinkle cream that has been proven to actually work. The cream which is part of the same range as the No 7 Protect and Perfect Intense Beauty Serum is aimed at people with more mature skin. The product which is aimed at mature skin is supposed to be twice as good as normal moisturisers and works by plumping up the skin and smoothing away wrinkles. A year long study carried out by Manchester University found that 70% of those who used the cream for a year had fewer and finer lines.

posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 9:32:28 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, May 11, 2009

We recently put our house on the market and received an offer after only two weeks. Since then we have been frantically viewing properties in various areas with limited success. We thought we had finally narrowed the search down to just two properties in Egham where we currently live. However, at the last minute a new property was thrown into the mix in a totally different area. Despite our reservations about changing areas as well as moving house, my husband fell in love with it. It now appears that not only are we moving but we are relocating to a completely new area, something that proves to be quite a big decision and is exciting but also quite frightening.

posted on Monday, May 11, 2009 9:47:12 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, May 10, 2009

If you are having an affair and want to keep it secret then you might want to check out this article on how not be found out. It’s about a boss and his secretary who were having an affair. Unfortunately for them the woman was performing oral sex on him when their car was struck by a reversing van. The impact caused her to bite off his penis. An ambulance was called by a private detective who had been hired by the mans wife to catch the couple out. I guess there are no excuses for this one.

posted on Sunday, May 10, 2009 11:02:16 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, May 09, 2009

We ordered some new sofas about a month ago to replace our very old moth eaten ones and the new ones arrived yesterday. We brought our original sofas when we moved into our house about eight years ago and not being the most expensive or well made they had got to the point where the seats has dropped and springs were sticking out of the back. Coupled with the toll of four pairs of claws (the cats) it really was time to replace them. The new sofas were ordered from Furniture Village and made to order hence why they take up to a month to arrive. We were slightly concerned that they were going to make it in tact because our doorway is too narrow for sofas so unfortunately they need to go over the garden wall and through the patio doors at the back of the house. Whilst this manoeuvre is not hugely difficult, in the past we have encountered problems because health and safety rules do not allow delivery drivers to lift items over a certain height. Despite us informing Furniture Village on three occasions the drivers were not aware of the potential problems when they arrived. However, unlike last time when Argos left our sofas on the lawn they quickly agreed that the sofas needed to go over the wall and after about 20 minutes the new sofas were unwrapped and in the living room. As I am typing this I am sitting here enjoying that new sofa smell.

posted on Saturday, May 09, 2009 10:19:21 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, May 08, 2009

According to this article Sales of beer in the UK have fallen at their fastest rate since the recession of the early 1990s. The British Beer and Pub Association have said that off trade beer sales fell by 11 per cent in the first quarter of 2009 contributing to a total decline of 8.2 per cent in total beer sales. On trade beer sales (those in bars and restaurants) also fell by 6.3 per cent that’s around 753,000 fewer pints every day over the first three months of 2009. The message here is clear, your local pub needs you to drink more beer.

posted on Friday, May 08, 2009 12:51:11 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, May 07, 2009

According to this article the average Briton has only three true friends. A poll of 3,000 people founds that whilst most people claim to have 16 friends, 48 per cent admit that most of those people are friends out of habit. The study found that  the typical Briton is actually only left with three close friends and that they lose touch with a average of 36 people over the years. More than half of people polled said that their busy lifestyles was the main reason for failing to keep in touch with friends and four of of ten said they simply drifted apart. Do you agree with the results of the poll?

posted on Thursday, May 07, 2009 7:51:32 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, May 06, 2009

According to this article a new type of tomato has been produced that won’t make your sandwiches go soggy. It has been produced by Tesco who claim it is the world’s first non leaking tomato. The tomatoes have been grown in Holland under a seed breeding programme that began in 1986. Unlike normal tomatoes which lose 8 per of their weight when sliced the non leaking variety loses less than one per cent of moisture meaning less juice ends up seeping into the bread of the sandwich. At 99p for four they are not cheap but if you are sick of eating soggy sandwiches then this might be the answer.

posted on Wednesday, May 06, 2009 9:12:07 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback