29 Apr 2013


Tight Fit! Double yellow lines painted along a tiny alleyway measuring just four foot wide have appeared in Swindon after hapless workers apparently forgot ‘just how big cars are.' MORE

Now that's what I call a letter cake of resignation ..... Deciding to devote more time and energy to his family and cake business, a 31 year old man from Sawston, Cambridgeshire, handed in his resignation at Border Force .... impeccably piped on one of his cakes. MORE (For more spectacular ways to quit your job click HERE. PW)

Forced to reveal the 'Biscuit Tin' crime after a Freedom Of Information request. Outraged by the theft of a in of biscuits from their control room kitchen police officers at station in Devon logged the theft as an official crime recording it as a 'theft in the workplace'. Not the only thing to be recorded as stolen from police stations in Devon and Cornwall last year, other items include a lace dress, hair tongs, two reflective vests, the petrol cap off a panda car, stab jackets, a set of car keys and eight DVDs. MORE

And talking of crime, remember my telling you of the 'superhero' who handed a wanted man into a police station whilst dressed as batman? Well ...... The crimefighting hero has found himself on the other side of the law after being arrested and charged with burgling a garage which he carried out WITH the very suspect he took to the police dressed in his Caped Crusader costume. MORE

Tourism boss threatens to sue weather forecasters if they inaccurately predict bad weather. A tourism boss who runs the National Show Caves Centre for Wales wants compensation for “inaccurate” Met Office weather predictions that put off visitors to his attractions. MORE

Phil, the country's most un -phleasant bird? Phil, a vicious pheasant with a anger problem has been terrorising a sleepy village in Wentnor, Shropshire. Constantly attacking them in the street, head-butting their windows, trying to get into their home and chasing their car down the street one family, in a bid to befriend the bird, have started to feed him ..... armed with a pair of thick gloves and a badminton racquet in case he becomes too violent.

Having been forced to attend several Cliff Richard concerts with the Mother-In-Law this comes as no surprise ...... Broadcaster and gardening expert Chris Beardshaw revealed on Radio 4's Gardeners Question Time that a constant diet of Black Sabbath worked wonders on a greenhouse full of plants but exposure to Cliff Richard killed every plant. MORE

And last but not least ...... the news from Australia as found by Husband dearest .....  

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Naida said...

lol Tracy. That cake of resignation is pretty neat. I can't say I blame the guy for wanting to sue weather forecasters sometimes...lol.

Kelly said...

I'm quite impressed with the lettering piped on that cake. I can certainly understand his desire to make it a full time profession.

Can't help but laugh at the Cliff Richard business. :)

Jean said...

Some good ones today! Thanks! Nice to start a Monday with a smile.

Brandi Kosiner said...

That is quite a cake. But I still wanna eat it :)

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

I cannot tolerate your insinuations that we natives of Swindon are a few pence short of a shilling ... Whoever painted those lines is just thick, I just hope to goodness that I don't know them!! Now you can see why I moved away!! LOL

The resignation cake is just the ultimate two fingers, isn't it? I wonder if they read it then ate it .. definitely not something that you could keep on file is it? Chris's cake making website looks great, it's just a pity that he is based in Cambridge!

Me, all I really want from your post today, is one of those lifesize chocolate sculptures!!

Happy Monday!


Gina R said...

Loving the resignation, so fitting...and tasty I'm sure. As for the superhero, it just reminds us that there is a fine line between good guy and bad guy. Tread carefully. Not so certain on that chocolate replica...opens up oneself for a world of jokes. Thanks for sharing Tracy! ^_^

Suko said...

That cake, takes the cake! Love it!!

Terrific post today, Tracy!!

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

I bet batman's car could go down that alley! Also loved the cake. Thought that was so inventive!!

Karen said...

Well it seems like the guy who resigned is going into the right business!

And the yellow lines?? O_O

Shooting Stars Mag said...

oh my, that superhero story is kind of hilarious, yet makes you shake your head. I like the idea of quitting your job via cake. You just can't be mad!

Barbara said...

The cake is fab - what a great advert for Mr. Cake! The yellow lines - why? What workman in his right mind would think it necessary to do that? Great selection, thanks for sharing.

Nikki-ann said...

Had to laugh at this bit! - " Broadcaster and gardening expert Chris Beardshaw revealed on Radio 4's Gardeners Question Time that a constant diet of Black Sabbath worked wonders on a greenhouse full of plants but exposure to Cliff Richard killed every plant."

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

The cake is certainly unique! I can't get over the neat handwriting.

The burglary was too much! Unbelievable what people will do!

Thanks for sharing. :)

Betty Manousos said...

smiles. good ones, tracy!

that is the cake! love it!:)
great selection, thank you for sharing:)


Alyce said...

The skinny road was hilarious! And I love chocolate, but I think I'd actually find a chocolate replica of myself to be a little creepy (I feel that way about cakes with faces on them or shaped like people too).