Internet highlights – w/c 21st April 2019

27 04 2019

Homeless people were given disposable cameras, here are some of their photos.

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Little Women – by Louisa May Alcott

22 04 2019

I read a copy of this as a child, but for my birthday last year was given this beautiful edition, part of the Penguin Clothbound Classics series. I’ve admired them for ages so was very glad for an edition of my own – just a shame that a little bit of handling has already faded the design a little!

A few weeks ago I rewatched the 2017 TV adaptation, and realised how different it was to the 1994 film adaptation which I’m so familiar with, so thought it was time for a reread, to see which was “right”.

Turns out the TV show was pretty close, and the film, which I probably watch about once a year, is completely out of order in the second half! (This doesn’t mean I love it any less though!)

Reading the book really was like a warm cuddle each time I opened it. The only reason it took so long to read is that it’s been a busy few weeks, and really it’s two books in one. In the USA the whole book is called Little Women, and all adaptations tend to cover the whole thing, but sometimes in the UK it’s split into two books, Little Women and Good Wives, but fortunately this lovely edition covered it all!

If you haven’t read this or seen any of the adaptations, please please do!





Internet highlights – w/c 14th April 2019

20 04 2019

Brides throwing cats instead of bouquets.

A celebration of Windows XP.

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Internet highlights – w/c 7th April 2019

13 04 2019

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Internet highlights – w/c 31st March 2019

6 04 2019

Why the Toy Story films are genius!

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April Fools 2019

1 04 2019

Can’t quite believe it’s my tenth year of doing this! (see the back catalogue here – although I imagine many of the older links will be broken by now!), anyway, in the hope of finding out Brexit was all a big joke, here we go…!


Thumbs Up release new range of pet-tech including: Drone dog walker, Paw scanner pet door, and Catapoop.

Telegraph: Parliament ban April Fools jokes.

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You would not paint over a van Gogh, would you? The all-new BMW i-setta with fully-electric drive train. True to its style, ready for a new century. #THEi #BMW @BMWi #BMWi __ BMW i-setta (40 Ah): Energy consumption in kWh/100 km (combined): 6.1. Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 0. CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 0. The driving range depends on a variety of factors, of course. We mean: like always, huh? For example your personal driving behavior, selected route, weather conditions, usage of heating/cooling and preconditioning. The values of fuel consumptions, CO2 emissions and energy consumptions shown were determined according to the European Regulation (UKL) 315/2002. The figures refer to a vehicle with basic configuration and white paint finish, registered in Germany. Virtually, the range shown considers optional equipment and the different size of wheels and tires available on the somehow real model. The values of the vehicles are already based on the new WOOT regulation anyhow and are translated back into the older NEXT ONE-equivalent values in order to ensure the comparison between the vehicles. The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to Directive 1916/E30/DACES and the European Regulation in its current version applicable. Ever wondered, if someone really reads all the text. But, the values shown are based on the fuel consumption, CO2 values and energy consumptions according to the NEXT ONE cycle for the classification. If you really care, you can have a deeper look into further information about the topic of fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars in the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points.

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Items I saw listed on other roundup pages but couldn’t find evidence for on the actual internet (will add links later if I find them):

  • Colman’s Mustard Custard.
  • Uber Pogo Stick.
  • Brussells banning British Biscuits from EU meetings after Brexit.
  • Sainbury’s Pink Avocados.
  • Kia Touchscreen Steering Wheel.

Items found after I published at midday:

Daily Express: Britain to leave Eurovision after Brexit.