Internet highlights – w/c 22nd November 2015

28 11 2015

If you remember this, you’re really old

Christian Apps that should exist

Christmas Carol Service Bingo cards

Milton Jones on Comedy, Christianity and Evangelism

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Friday five favourite: Christmas Adverts 2015

27 11 2015

Something else that’s become something of an annual tradition – my Friday Five Favourite Christmas adverts from this year 🙂

Mulberry

IKEA

Sainsburys

Lidl

Asda – this is mainly for the car covered in fairy lights 🙂


I haven’t put John Lewis in this year, mainly due to the science issues….! That said, a good remake has been done, so as a bonus, please enjoy the below:


**UPDATE**
A late entry from the Co-op!


**UPDATE 2**
And a superb one from vodafone!





Emma – by Alexander McCall Smith

25 11 2015

I was excited to read this entry in the Austen Project, and see how McCall Smith had managed to modernise this story, particularly as it’s been done successfully before in the 90s film, Clueless.

Sadly, I don’t think this book did as good a job. Yes the English is modernised so it’s easy to read, and Emma now drives a mini, but she still lives in a 14 bedroom house and has a governess – even if they do comment how unusual it is for this day and age, why do it?!

I quite liked that Emma had been to Bath Uni, as that’s where I went, but it sounds more like she went to Bath Spa as she did a “decorative arts” course!

It was a fun book, the characters are generally exactly as they should be, but I just don’t think the modern day aspect came across which was a shame. If you were just reading it as a book with no blurb and no pre-conceptions then of course it was great!

I’m looking forward to seeing who they’re going to get to write the next one in this series now, I believe Pride and Prejudice is due next!

emma





Internet highlights – w/c 15th November 2015

21 11 2015

Was Home Alone a lot more sinister than it looked?

What the bible says about how to treat refugees

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Internet highlights – w/c 8th November 2015

14 11 2015

Asda are ditching Black Friday

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Internet highlights – w/c 1st November 2015

7 11 2015

101 rules to surviving church

“Why I hope my doctor is off having a cup of tea”

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Friday five favourite: Jay Foreman Songs

6 11 2015

Last week I shared with you my five favourite comedians, but this gentleman I left until this week so that I could share with you five of my favourite songs of his. Jay Foreman is a comedy musician. I discovered him when he was the warm up act for Dave Gorman who was featured last week, and he really was superb! Enjoy 🙂

The Sooty Show

Royal Wedding

Moon Chavs

What else has Dick Van Dyke been in?

Stealing Food