26 May 2014

FROM A DRAGON SHAPED HEDGE TO WEIRD AND WONDERFUL GARDEN GNOMES VIA A MAN GIVING BIRTH LIVE ON A RADIO SHOW.

Kicking off today's proceedings, the first two article come courtesy of Mr T .......

A Norfolk gardener has spent a decade clipping his hedge to look like a giant fairytale dragonIMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

Fans of The Rocky Horror Picture Show were rewarded after waiting an impressive five years for the punchline to a 'joke'. FULL ARTICLE

And now for the stuff of every arachnophobes nightmares .....  

In Coventry judges were looking for how healthy the spiders were and whether their hair was the right shade for their type as 50,000 tarantulas competed in 'spider Crufts'. FULL ARTICLE

A tractor mad 27 year old from Hertfordshire travelled to and from his wedding in a large tractor with The WURZELS 'Combine Harvester' and 'I Am A Cider Drinker' playing on repeat. FULL ARTICLE

Having lost a challenge a male Heart FM radio presenter 'gave birth' live on air after being strapped to a childbirth simulator. VIDEO & FULL ARTICLE

A court heard heard how a 76 year old Portsmouth man attempted to kill his wife of 11 years because ..... she hogged the bed sheets leaving him with cold feet. FULL ARTICLE

Commissioned to celebrate a screening of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations on a UK TV channel five models transformed into Miss Havisham wandered the streets of London. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

Writing verses such as '‘Enjoy your cookies, every bite is a minute, I’ll never get back’ a student baker at a north London Sainsbury’s is gaining notoriety after inserting disgruntled Haiku poems into packs of cookies. FULL ARTICLE

And now for my LOL article of the week .....

As Ebay sales soar by an amazing 400% in the last month weird and wonderful garden gnomes in the form of strippers, skeletons and, yes, even the Grim Reaper are taking over UK Gardens. IMAGES & FULL ARTICLE




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12 comments:

Kelly said...

I love those garden gnomes!

The cookie haikus are pretty funny, too, though a couple of them might be a bit disconcerting to find in your package.

My first viewing of Rocky Horror was at a midnight showing in Chicago, IL years ago. It was quite an experience!

Kelly Steel said...

Fun post and interesting too!

Stephanie Faris said...

Loads of interesting stories this week. So garden gnomes are the next big thing?

Suko said...

Oh, my goodness! Each story is better than the one before! Those "bloody" gnomes certainly take the cake!

Brian Joseph said...

I love hat hedge. I so wish that I had one on my property.

Not so the garden Gnome, in that quarter I am a traditionalist.

Lindsay said...

I quite like the tractor story! The duvet one is just a little extreme though! Thanks for another wonderful round up!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

Hubbie had picked out your story about the Norfolk man and his 'dragon' hedge from yesterdays news. 10 years of his life to perfect something which is constantly growing and changing shape ... and can you imagine being his neighbour, or neighbour(s), depending on how many he has got through in 10 years!

Coming from 'Wurzel' country, I can relate to your tractor story, although you have to be true blue 'Zumerzet Cuckoo' stock to carry it off in style .... As I am a 'Wiltshire Moonraker' and hubbie a 'Hampshire Hog', I am pleased to say that the Wurzels are not part of our listening pleasure!!

Great Post as always,

Yvonne

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

LOVE the Rocky Horror joke! :D

Oh and the spidey thing... *shivers*

Alexia561 said...

That dragon hedge is amazing! Love the look of it, but I wouldn't have the patience to keep it trimmed. The Miss Havishams were quite creepy and I'd hate to run into them on the train! And cheers to the bored baker! Too funny!

Stephanie@Fairday's Blog said...

That hedge certainly took a lot of dedication! Wow!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I saw the Rocky Horror tweets on tumblr; too funny.

anilkurup said...

The husband's ire is quite frightening. Hope not may wives would notice the story.
The rest as lovely as ever. The hedge is indeed a matter of perseverance.