No April Fools blog for 2015

31 03 2015

Although my morning off on 1st April to collate and blog all the April Fools I can find on the Internet has become something of a tradition (for me, at least), I’m sorry to report that tomorrow I’m on a training course all day and so had to cancel my morning off 😦

I may try to collate in the evening but I know it’s not the same.

See you next year!





Internet highlights – w/c 22nd March 2015

28 03 2015

90s girls’ bedrooms… – if I didn’t have it, then I wanted it!

Couple nearly suffocate in their car when they don’t realise they could open the door with the handle…

Scrubs wasn’t always a comedy

Things that happened on Friends that today’s kids would never get

"I survived another meeting that should have been an email." Best ribbon ever. (Via buyolympia.com)

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Cobblers

26 03 2015

What comes to mind when you hear the word cobblers?

A couple of weeks ago, the base of the heel came off of a pair of my boots, and because they were Clarks shoes, I thought I’d take them to be re-heeled, something I’ve never bothered with before as I used to buy exclusively cheap, almost disposable shoes.

So I popped over to the cobblers and it was much more affordable than I expected to get them sorted, and the customer service was excellent! So much so that a week later I took another pair of boots there to be re-heeled and re-soled as they’d worn down so badly and I’d been ignoring it.

I’m definitely a convert to cobblers!

It got me thinking though, the word “cobblers” has many meanings, and I’m a fan of most of them!

When I was younger, we moved into a house where the previous owner was a keen gardener and so we had a fruit cage. In particular, we had an abundance of blueberries and blackberries every year, and a good harvest of many other sorts of berry. This meant that we went through phases where Mum would make a fruit cobbler nearly every Sunday, and they were amazing!

Of course, it’s also very common to “talk a load of cobblers”, and I do that probably more often than not πŸ™‚

What’s my favourite form of cobblers? Who knows! What’s yours?!





Internet highlights – w/c 15th March 2015

21 03 2015

The British officially hate UKIP more than Marmite or Ryanair

Grown up Hungry Hippos

It could hit 27C over Easter!!

Suggestions for people to replace Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear

Why you shouldn’t send work emails out of hours

Daily Express Bingo

Another version of the eclipse

FINALLY πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸš˜πŸš˜πŸš˜

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Internet highlights – w/c 8th March 2015

14 03 2015

Penguin books chose a slightly unfortunate hashtag for Mother’s Day

A new way to read

Some of the best stingbags

Overseas aid to be set at 0.7% by UK Law

Consent explained by the metaphor of tea

This woman hasn’t produced any rubbish in two years

Bride leaves groom at the alter when he fails a simple maths test

On having a weird name





Birdsong – by Sebastian Faulks

11 03 2015

I could list an awful lot of thinks I didn’t like about this book.

  • I didn’t like the fact there was a very graphic, “intimate” scene quite early on in the book when I thought it was going to be about life in the trenches.
  • I didn’t like how it had so many characters that it was hard to keep track at times
  • I didn’t like how it occasionally jumped forward to the 1970s to a slightly related but quite separate plot. I was looking to learn about the war, not some random ladies life and problems in the 70s!
  • I didn’t like where the book ended, it felt weak, and didn’t end in the section/era/characters I expected or wanted it to.

…and yet, I really did enjoy this book. There was, once you’d got your head around the different sections, a thread running through the whole thing, and I got what felt like a much better idea of how horrific life was for soldiers, and also miners, in the trenches in the first world war. It definitely brought through to the front the reality of it all.

I initially bought this book because of the centenary of the first world war, and hoped to learn a lot. It wasn’t what I expected, but I did, on the whole, enjoy it!
birdsong





Internet highlights – w/c 1st March 2015

7 03 2015

How a bobbin works

Toilet roll launcher

The Chinese apparently have a thing for the men on the London Underground

The perfect Cinderella dress for 2015

After the whole stupid dress colour thing, see how good your colour vision is

How they make icecream pretty in Thailand

Dan Stevens (Downton) will play the Beast opposite Emma Watson as Belle in the new film

A fantastic use of Tinder

The man who posted himself to Australia

Gilmore Girls in graphs

This deliciousness NEEDS to be in our life. #FlorMite #YUM

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#RobintheAlpaca strutting his stuff before tonight's show! He even showed off his shimmy #bestinshow #bts #bbc

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There's a cat island in Japan where felines outnumber humans. #cats #catsofinstagram 🐱🐈

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