Look who’s back – by Timur Vermes

31 12 2015

We’re all taught not to judge a book by it’s cover, but I believe it’s ok to pick one up because of its cover to see if the blurb is any good. (In fact, I think I did a similar thing with Paradoxology!) I scrolled past this book on Amazon and took a double take at the distinctive cover, read the blurb and was totally won over by the concept – a complete impulse buy.

The best way for me to tell you what this book is about is to put the blurb below, because it tells you exactly what it’s about!

Berlin, Summer 2011. Adolf Hitler wakes up on a patch of open ground, alive and well. Things have changed – no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman.

People certainly recognise him, albeit as a flawless impersonator who refuses to break character. The unthinkable, the inevitable happens, and the ranting Hitler goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own T.V. show, and people begin to listen. But the FĂĽhrer has another programme with even greater ambition – to set the country he finds a shambles back to rights.

There really isn’t that much else to say about it, it does exactly what it says on the tin, and things enfold pretty much as you would expect 🙂 There are some great one liners, and some really good observations on modern day living, as if it were just anyone who had jumped forward 70 years or so!

If you’re offended by the concept, probably don’t read it, but if it intrigues you, then definitely do!

look who's back

Internet highlights – w/c 20th December 2015

26 12 2015

Choosing a new Santa for Downton

How to draw attention to a low ceiling

Alternative nativities

Girl turns down proposal because the diamond is too small

When Bear Grylls prayed for Barack Obama on national TV

People share their Christmas sleeping arrangements

Introvert Tweets

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Internet highlights – w/c 13th December 2015

19 12 2015

Who said it? Donald Trump or Michael Scott?

How all Christmas movies are connected

Malala shuts down Donald Trump

The writer of Love Actually rewatches it and live tweets all sorts of information

Americanisms the Brits love to hate

Why you should make you kids watch “Friends”

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Internet highlights – w/c 6th December 2015

12 12 2015

Gilmore Girls by Numbers

Archbishop Sentamu says we should have a phone fast on Christmas Day

People fail to charge Copyright fees to Happy Birthday

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Friday Five Favourite: Christmas Songs

11 12 2015

I’d call this a fairly eclectic mix. I will put in a disclaimer early on that these are not all Christian songs – shock horror! I have put together a mixture of my absolute favourite songs that are justifiable to play at this time of year! We have Worship, Pop, Classical, Carol and Folk
What are your favourite Christmas Songs?

The People Who Walk In Darkness – Based on Isaiah 9, and just so celebratory!

Merry Christmas Everyone – I find it extremely difficult not to dance to this song!

Christmas Festival Overture – My favourite bit of this one is when Jingle Bells turns into O Come All Ye Faithful, it’s so clever!

O Come All Ye Faithful – Who doesn’t love a descant at Christmas?

Ding Dong Merrily on High – I love to just listen to the glockenspiel in this one!

Neighbours and parasols

8 12 2015

I’ve been getting Advent Challenges in my inbox each morning from The Bible Society. Each day they send you three challenges to encourage you to do something for others during this season. The idea is that generally you’ll find one of them that you can manage to do.

On Wednesday 2nd December, the three options given were:

  • Send cards to the neighbours you don’t know – But I don’t know their names to write in them!
  • Join a local group or club in the new year – But I don’t have the time!
  • Invite a neighbour over for a cuppa – I hate tea.

So I thought to myself, you know what, I might give this one a miss, there’s many more days left this month, I can do two challenges another day and catch up.

On the Saturday, late morning, I came downstairs and opened the lounge curtains, and saw that we had a new navy blue parasol lying on the ground – t was extremely windy on Friday night! So what did I have to do? That’s right, go and knock on my neighbour’s doors to find out whose it was!

Doesn’t God have a good sense of humour?! 🙂

It was a tad windy last night. We gained a parasol!

A photo posted by Ineke Clewer (@inekeclewer) on

Internet highlights – w/c 29th November 2015

5 12 2015

How to survive office meetings

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