# Friday, 12 November 2010

article-1326166-0BE426D5000005DC-192_224x572According to this article this jumpsuit is currently the latest “must have”. Called the OnePiece some call it the adult babygro. It is a full bodied fleece that zips up from the crotch area to the forehead and comes in a variety of colours. Prices start at £80 for a plain design. It certainly looks nice and warm, I can see how it might be good for really cold winter nights.  

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# Thursday, 11 November 2010

According to this article a New Zealand wine will become the first to display the carbon emissions per glass. Mobius Marlborough sauvignon blanc will show the full environmental impact of each individual glass serving on its label. The information will of course be different depending on where it is sold. Bottles sold in New Zealand are expected to carry a figure of 140g of CO2 whereas bottles shipped to Australia will display something in the region of 190g. Wines shipped to the UK will have a much higher figure. It will certainly be interesting to see the information but I wonder how much it will affect which wines people choose. I would happily buy English wine but it is impossible to find in the supermarket.

posted on Thursday, 11 November 2010 09:55:16 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, 10 November 2010

That’s according to this article which suggests taking regular exercise can help to ward off the common cold by boosting the immune system. Whilst it is hard often hard to find the motivation to exercise in the winter it seems it may be the best thing to help ward off winter bugs. The research which was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that the severity of common cold symptoms fell by 41% in those people that were the fittest. People who were physically active on five or more days a week suffered symptoms for only half the time compared to those who did little exercise. It looks like its time to get the exercise bike out then.

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# Tuesday, 09 November 2010


This is the world’s largest wine glass which has recently been unveiled in Lebanon. It measures 94.48 inches high and 65 inches in diameter and beats the previous world record which was set in 1998. It holds an amazing 100 bottles of wine.

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According to this article an XXXXL suit is now being sold on the high street. The suit fits chest size and a 60 inch waist and is the largest off the peg suit currently available in the UK. It is so large that it is big enough to fit two adults comfortably.

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# Monday, 08 November 2010

According to this article Royal Mail is launching a trial of evening deliveries in some areas. Customers who live within the M25 motorway will be able to order goods from House of Fraser and L’Occitane and choose an evening delivery time. Items will be delivered between 6pm and 10pm rather than during the normal working day. The move comes after a recent study by Royal Mail found more people would shop online if they could choose a more flexible delivery option. Royal Mail is also in talks with other retailers about the possibility of joining the trial scheme. It certainly is interesting and something I would take advantage of if it were available in my area.

posted on Monday, 08 November 2010 10:14:27 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, 07 November 2010

According to this article many people are embracing a trend which has been dubbed soap dodging. In other words they are cutting down on daily showering and hair washing. A recent survey has found that 41% of British men and 33% of women do not have a daily shower and that 12% of people only have a proper wash once a week. Many opt to simply to spray with deodorant to mask the smell. For some people its all about reducing their carbon footprint and others simply do not feel the need for a daily shower.

I suppose it depends on your personal lifestyle. I only need to wash my hair once a week but if I didn’t shower after a run or a session on the exercise bike I would be a bit ripe. Likewise when commuting in London being crammed into a packed train does not make you smell nice, once again the only real option is to shower. I must admit though to not showering every day at weekends when I am usually just pottering around the house, on these days a wash seems to suffice.

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# Saturday, 06 November 2010

According to this article this years wine harvest could be one of the best vintages in a decade. This is mainly because weather conditions over the last nine months have been almost perfect for vineyards with a hard winter, mild spring and hot June. The 2010 wines which will start to appear next spring could prove to be one of the best vintages yet. Grape yields have also been much greater than usual with one vineyard reporting a harvest of 250 tons this month, the biggest yield in three years. I wonder then whether we might see the supermarkets finally starting to stock some English wine.

posted on Saturday, 06 November 2010 12:45:13 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, 05 November 2010


According to this article October to early spring is a good time to get photographs of flocks of starlings. It seems the birds flock together before roosting at this time of year with sometimes up to 1 million birds being seen together. It certainly looks like an impressive sight I wonder where I might be able to see some in my local area.

posted on Friday, 05 November 2010 14:14:56 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

As someone who lived in Staines for a few years I was interested to see that some people are considering changing the name of the town. It seems that there are those who want to lose the association with the Ali G character and the Staines massive and instead call the town Staines on Thames. Some feel the town will do better under the new name. Councillors will be meeting to discuss the proposed change and what it might mean for the town.

posted on Friday, 05 November 2010 09:23:29 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback