# Monday, 31 October 2011


We have all received goods from time to time that differ a little from the online description. One man, however, was a little surprised to receive a 7ft monster slipper. He had ordered a pair of slippers from a British based company and requested a 14.5 left slipper. Due to a translation error with their Hong Kong based factory what he actually received was the slipper pictured. It seems the decimal point was missed in the order meaning the 14.5 size monster claw turned out to be a 1,450 size monster claw.

posted on Monday, 31 October 2011 11:08:28 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, 30 October 2011

That’s according to a recent ruling which ruled you are only entitled to a share of your spouses jackpot if he invests it in a shared asset such as the family home. If they choose to simply bank the winnings, however, then the other partner can leave the relationship without having to give away half of the money. The ruling was made in the case of a hotel porter who sued his former wife for a share of her £500,000 National Lottery winnings. The couple had been living in a council house when the woman brought the lottery ticket without her husbands knowledge. She used some of the money to buy a house in London costing £275,000 where they lived with their children for two years. When the couple separated the husband believed he was entitled to his share of the house, now worth £500,000. A judge ruled, however, that the husband was not entitled to anything like an equal share of the house as he had only lived there a short amount of time and awarded him £85,000. He also said that had the couple operated a syndicate in which both were aware the tickets had been brought then the money would have been shared equally. It’s an interesting ruling and I guess something you should consider if you believe you will become separated from your partner. Personally I would be more than happy to share any lottery win with my husband.

posted on Sunday, 30 October 2011 10:27:42 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, 29 October 2011

If you need another reason to drink wine then this article is worth a read. It suggests that a glass of wine a day can help to strengthen the bones. A study has found that drinking moderate amounts of wine can reduce the risk of osteoporosis. The study looked at 1,000 pairs of female twins and explored the relationship between diet and fracture risk. Dietary patterns were monitored and correlated to the number of broken bones. The results found that moderate wine intake was associated with higher bone mineral density. Other alcoholic drinks such as beer and spirits do not appear to have the same effect.

posted on Saturday, 29 October 2011 07:27:44 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, 28 October 2011

At 32 weeks in my pregnancy I am now visiting the midwife at fortnightly intervals for all the relevant check-ups. Up to now my baby has been positioned the wrong way around as far as birth is concerned with her head up and the feet down. It now appears that she has moved into what is called a transverse presentation, meaning she is lying across the stomach. At this stage there doesn’t appear to be any need to worry as she still has plenty of time to turn around. If she does, however, stay in this position is it likely that I will need a c-section, something I would rather avoid. For now I am hoping the baby will decide to turn but I guess I can only wait and see.

posted on Friday, 28 October 2011 09:14:10 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, 27 October 2011

article-2050901-01776062000004B0-548_306x423It seems the flat cap is the thing to buy at the moment. Whilst, we might not think of them as particularly on trend sales of flat caps have rocketed by 75%. Their popularity appears to be down to the number of celebrities who have been pictured wearing them such as Brad Pitt in this picture. To keep up with demand M&S have increased it’s range of flat caps by a third as they become more popular amongst younger men. I must admit I did notice one of these in my husband’s cupboard,

posted on Thursday, 27 October 2011 09:22:59 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, 26 October 2011

These knickers have recently been launched by lingerie design house Nichole de Carle to go on sale at Selfridges. They feature a real diamond in a solid silver charm and ivory silk and cost £232. The lingerie is part of of Selfridges annual white themed Christmas gift room. I wonder how popular they will prove to be.

posted on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 08:00:16 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The Japanese have found another use for old bras. If this article is to be believed they are turning them into fuel. Triumph International and Wacoal have been collecting used bras from customers and turning the raw material into refuse paper and plastic fuel (RPF). This can be used to power industrial boilers and power generators. The two companies collected nearly 380,000 bras over the last few years which was turned into 32 tons of RPF.

posted on Tuesday, 25 October 2011 11:06:04 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, 24 October 2011


A new design has been chosen for electricity pylons  in a contest run by the National Grid. This T-shaped design by a Danish company was the winner out of six finalists. The company called Bystrup will receive £5,000 of prize money and will work with the National Grid to develop the design further. It is not yet clear how long it will take to see the new design appearing across the UK.

posted on Monday, 24 October 2011 09:56:07 (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback