4 Mar 2013


  • Purrfect for when you are feline in need of a coffee ..... The UK's first ever cat cafe  in which cat lovers can stroke the 10 to 15 feline 'members of staff' whilst drinking their coffee is coming to London. MORE
  • And talking of cats .... Keeping up with the overload of cute cats on the internet can be a time consuming hobby for animal lovers and so London zoo is attempting to make it a little easier by encouraging Londoners to chart their feline friends on an online map of the capital's puss population. MORE
  • The Fluffies? Forget the Oscars, The Fluffies is an award ceremony that celebrates the existence of the plushest, softest towels in hotels around the UK. MORE

  • I don't think they had this is mind when they said you should've gone to Specsavers ...... Famous for its advert campaigns involving accidents caused by individuals failing to notice something and its slogan Should've Gone To Specsavers the driver of this car would have been left red-faced after smashing through ..... a Specsaver's opticians window. MORE

  • Hmm, wonder what the football going Geordies will make of this. Business leaders in Newcastle have unveiled wacky plans for two 'travel accelerators' next to St James football stadium. The 49ft and 21ft slides, like those found in playgrounds, will be built on a bank to give some of the 50,000 strong Toon Army a swift exit. MORE

  • Testing what theory? A smartphone with a purpose-built app has been blasted into orbit by a team of English researchers to test the theory, immortalised in the film Alien, that 'in space no-one can hear you scream'. MORE 

  • For when not just any old pram will do ..... Newborns are set to have a taste of the 007 lifestyle with a Aston Martin-designed ride touted as 'the most exclusive pram in the world'. The product of a partnership between the luxury carmaker and Silver Cross, the British company which began designing 'carriages' for babies in 1877, the pram, an exclusive model of only 800 costing £2,000, will be available at Harrods from April. MORE

  • In the mood for love? (Already knowing he's ready to mate, he's doing handstands which apparently is a sure sign. PW) Edinburgh Zoo bosses have switched Yang Guang's the pandas radio from Classic FM to the sensual sounds of Smooth Radio in the hope it will encourage him to mate. MORE

  • Hardly the chase of the movies! A banned driver has been convicted as tried to outspeed a police helicopter and four patrol cars doing speeds as low as 5mph on a 50cc MOPED before, reaching a speed of 30mph, he finally pulled over and gave himself up. MORE (The funniest thing here being the thought of the passing pedestrian who tried to push the driver off the moped as he 'sped' past at 5mph. PW)

  • The very thought of it is enough to make Husband dearest weep ..... Thousands of litres of Scotch Whisky worth £500,000 has been lost after being accidentally washed down a drain at a bottling factory in Scotland. MORE
  • Whoops!!!!! 'Technical glitch' sees photo of naked woman flash up during church sermon. MORE
  • A crocodile? In The River Thames? Surely not. A reported sighting of a crocodile in the River Times sent the public into a tailspin last week. However, one man has helped put the rumours to rest claiming that the 'croc' is in fact a prop used in the James Bond film Live And Let Die which was housed on an island on the Thames. MORE 

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Kelly said...

The glitch with the naked woman in the power point made me laugh at first, but then I started thinking.... glitch or not, that photo came from somewhere!

Reminds me of a story from when one of my kids was in school. I'll have to save it for a "real" letter sometime. :)

Kelly said...

I love the cat cafe, too! Beautiful cats in the photos...especially that first gray one.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Aw... love the kitties one. Despite me having mostly dogs, I also love the kitties. :) Great stories.

Blond Duck said...

Ugh! I hate alligators. There's one at the local lake here and it eats dogs...I hope its too cold for one at the Thames!

Alexia561 said...

Another great post! I love the idea of a cat cafe! Would totally go to one of those! And surprised to hear that there might be a crocodile in the River Thames. I've never seen one outside of the zoo, and hope to keep it that way!

Barbara said...

What a great post! The cat cafe sounds like my kind of place and the cat map sounds like a great idea!

Betty Manousos said...

oh, loved that one with the cats.
loved the cat cafe idea, too.

big hugs


p.s. always thankful for your concern, support and thoughtful comments.
it means the absolute world!

Betty Manousos said...

...to me!

Gina R said...

Your posts never fail to bring a smile to my day. ^_^ The kitties were cute, the walkway a good safety feature (maybe), the 007 deal too funny, and the cell in space thing...curious.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

The cat cafe is a definite place for me to stay away from, I have an absolute 'cat phobia', in fact I think that Ailurophobia , is the right word, as I have a completely irrational fear of your furry friends!!

I love the decadence of the Aston Martin baby buggy, what's the betting they are all sold out in advance orders, long before they hit the shelves ... just the thing for an up and coming 'sloaney'

And as for the thought of all those broken limbs at full time at the 'footie', when all the drunken geordies go for a slide ... or even worse, send the opposing fan for a slide!!

Made me smile as always, you would make a good news hound!