Monday, 31 October 2011

There's Gold in Them Thar Hills, Jimmy!

 West Highland Way-Hey! Gold is to be mined again in Glen Cononish, near Tyndrum on the West Highland Way. I dragged Robin the whole 96 miles from Milngavie to Fort William in 1990 and can honestly say it's the wettest I've ever been in all my life! Needless to say, this was the only long distance footpath Robin's ever completed. More National Park headaches ahead. Jobs v Environment....

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Top of the Pops, Farewell Jimmy Saville

Tracksuit-wearing knight of the realm, cigar-smoking, marathon-running wrestler . Top of the Pops  &  Jim'll Fix it. DJ Superstar, English eccentric .

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Bernie Ecclestone's F1 Tuk Tuk Racing

Indian Grand Prix gets up to speed in Delhi. This one's for Gav.

Brittania Doesn't Rule the Waves

Shiver me Timbers! The Cunard Shipping Company pulls up Queen Elizabeth's & Queen Mary's anchors and moves them from the UK Shipping Register to Bermuda.

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Blowing up Mario Balotelli's Bathroom

Mario's bathroom firework display leads to surprise appointment as Man City's Fire Safety Officer."Why Me????? "

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Vorsprungpricktechnik- German Cactus Smuggling

2 German likely lads caught at Mexico City airport with 543 cacti in their (large) suitcases.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Paean to Puberty

Someone with a dry sense of humour is marketing synthetic beards to keep one's face warm. And people are, like, buying them, yeah?

Monday, 24 October 2011

Hi-De-Hi Campers! Now F*** Off

Clergy seek injunction to throw out protesters. Apparently St Paul's is losing money hand over fist.
Happy Birthday Fiona W!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

20th Century Window Tax?

Proposed threat to benefits for those with extra bedrooms, perhaps 180,000 social housing tenants

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Quick! A chance to buy Queen Victoria's Bloomers

Auctioneers Forbes are hoping to grab £3,000 for a pair of Her Royal Highness's silken knickers. I'm sure they'd be way too small though.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Gaddafi's Endgame- from Palace to Drainage Pipe

The Italians hung Mussolini, the  Romanians shot Ceaucescu, and now the Libyans have killed Gaddafi. Another nasty endgame played out, Libyan future uncertain.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Buzz Off! Malaria Vaccine



Malaria Vaccine found! Millions of lives could be saved...if only someone will stump up the cash for the drugs companies

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Endlessly Seeking Randy- Spanish Baby Snatching

Brilliant documentary on last night about the estimated 300,000 babies who disappeared in Franco's  Spain between the 1950s and 1980s. Church and state combined to redistribute them to more suitable/rightwing/ catholic/ married couples. Randy was a grown up Texan snatched baby seeking his Spanish family. Tragic stuff. 

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

World's Oldest Marathon Runner

Congratulations to 100 year old Faujma Singh , who came 3,850th in the Toronto Marathon, beating 5 other people. His secret to success? Cups of tea and ginger curry.

Monday, 17 October 2011

Blackberry Jam Saves Apple Turnover

Yes, totally corny. Handheld Blackberries conked out, Apple fortunes tumble as boss passed away

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Wales v France- Warburton's Red Card

Wales lose to France by one point. Ref with French name sends off Welsh captain. I didn't watch, but I'm told by my half Scottish Yorkshireman husband that this was contentious. Waddya think Welsh Stewarts dwelling in Derbyshire/ Yorkshire?

Friday, 14 October 2011

Andrew Lansley's Obesity Strategy- Eat Less Food, Fatties.


 Or, as Jamie  puts it proper pukka; "worthless, regurgitated, ­patronising rubbish”

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Public Sector Pensions

In all my donkey jacket wearing years, this is the closest I've come yet to being on strike. The ballot awaits, comrades.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Call In The Chuckle Brothers

Thanks to Duggs for this. Promotion-hungry Rotherham Central Free school has called for help from the Chuckle Bros....

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Fox Riding

Werrity accompanied Fox abroad 18 times. Portcullis Express Card? That'll do nicely.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Win Friends, Influence People and Tweet

Update to Famous 1930s book, to include references to digital age. Happy Birthday Marcus, 15 today. Energy spent on birthday, so it's a bit lame today..

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Nobel Peace Prize Winning Women

Congratulations to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Tawakkul Karman & Leymah Gbowee on being 13th, 14th & 15th women to win the Nobel Prize in its 110 year history

The Wonderful World of Waynes

Thursday, 6 October 2011

70s Ball in a Sock Game

No  70s ball in a sock images, but try: http://forums.doyouremember.co.uk/threads/7696-ball-in-a-sock-game. So here's the Rollers instead, because lots of girls had Rollers socks.  I like the transfers for your fingernails. Good for nose-picking.

Quantative Easing

Another £70 billion to be pumped into banks in the hope they'll lend it out and someone might spend it.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Fantastic, Mr Liam Fox!

Liam Fox compromised MOD security, allowing his flatmate to swan around pretending to be his advisor

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Monday, 3 October 2011

Life on Mars....in Moscow

Brit TV's latest export sees Gene Hunt recast as a sexist Russian with lamentable dress sense
and a souped up Lada. Or something.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Kindle Fire

Amazon launch new version of their "Information Appliance"

Saturday, 1 October 2011

The Fat Controller's Fiasco

Network Rail told to come up with a solution as copper wire theft stops trains across UK