# Thursday, January 06, 2011

Personally I am still getting over the last of the Christmas food and Easter is the last thing on my mind but if this article is to be believed Easter eggs are already appearing in some supermarkets. A Tesco store in Portslade, East Sussex already has its Easter Egg display in place and others are likely to follow suit. According to Tesco there is a huge demand for Creme Eggs as soon as they go on sale. I do wonder if people really want to buy Easter eggs this early.

posted on Thursday, January 06, 2011 10:26:34 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, January 05, 2011

As someone who used to wear contact lenses I find it interesting that this article claims customers are wasting money buying their lenses on the high street. According to the article if you know your prescription you can buy contact lenses from anywhere and buying on the high street could mean you are paying three times as much. Personally I don’t find this surprising I used to purchase all my contact lenses online and the difference in price was amazing. I guess people get used to buying from their optician and don’t think to shop around.

posted on Wednesday, January 05, 2011 1:01:09 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, January 04, 2011

According to this article advertisers have developed adverts that can be watched at up to 12 times the normal speed and so can be watched by those people who use services such as Sky+. Apparently advertisers are becoming concerned that their commercials are being missed due to people fast forwarding them and so have developed the new ads. These feature lingering shots of brands and logos and are designed to be viewed at higher speeds. Personally I always watch programmes from the planner and forward through the adverts so it will be interesting to see when these new ads start appearing.

posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2011 1:13:13 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, January 03, 2011

This is an interesting article. It claims that scientists in Abu Dhabi have found a way to create rainstorms in the desert. According to the article scientists employed by the ruler of Abu Dhabi have managed to create as many as 50 rainstorms using technology. They use giant ionisers to generate fields of negatively charged particles. These promote cloud formation and can then produce rain. It is thought this is the first time that a system has been able to produce rain from clear skies.

posted on Monday, January 03, 2011 1:03:50 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, January 02, 2011

According to this article the latest celebrity diet craze is to eat nothing but sweets. The idea is that certain sweets contain very little calories whilst taking a long time to eat. Replacing conventional food with sweets, then should in theory help you lose weight quickly. Favourite sweets include Jelly Bellies (a 35-bean serving has 80 calories), Haribo Starmix (14 calories a serving) and sugar-free liquorice (100 calories a serving). I do wonder what this sort of diet would do your body, surely these are simply empty calories with no nutritional benefit and all that sugar can’t be good for your teeth.

posted on Sunday, January 02, 2011 1:50:01 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, January 01, 2011

According to this article the National Lottery created a record number of millionaires in 2010. In total 158 lucky people became millionaires as a result of a lottery win during 2010 with £775 million in jackpots being paid out. I guess I will have to keep trying, so far my biggest win has been £10.

posted on Saturday, January 01, 2011 1:49:37 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, December 30, 2010

If you like a cup of hot chocolate then you could soon find you are paying a little bit more for it. That’s according to this article which claims the wholesale cost of cocoa powder has jumped by 32% over the past year. The price rise is largely down to failing crops earlier in the year and disruption from suppliers in the Ivory Coast. As a result cocoa powder has risen to as much as £3,000 a ton.

posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010 10:40:23 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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This interesting looking tree has been created in a garden in Somerset. it has taken the homeowners six years to prune the trees into the perfect Christmas pudding shape. It took them an additional two weeks to create the robin which sits on top. It certainly is impressive.

posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 10:57:10 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback