1 Sep 2014

FROM HOGWORTS TO CAMBRIDGE.

An Internet prankster has posted a letter of rejection from Hogwarts University. Supposedly signed by the chief executive of University Applications Services (Ucas) the letter politely declines them a place at the magical university due 'to fact that it doesn't exist' before pointing out the candidate was woefully under qualified to study Wandology anyway. FULL ARTICLE

The notes between an office worker, known only as 'Turkey and Swiss on Rye', and their colleague, 'Sandwich Thief', have become increasingly ruthless after a battle broke out when someone had a sandwich stolen from the office fridge. NOTES & FULL ARTICLE 

Having purchased a replica Tardis for £1,8000 a couple from Warmley have invested almost as much again transforming it into a toilet. IMAGE & FULL 
ARTICLE 

A Shrewsbury pensioner has become a bit of a local celebrity after growing two rubber duck shaped tomatoes in his greenhouse. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE

A University of Bristol student is making a stitch in time by embroidering all 24 books of Homer's celebrated poem The Iliad. FULL ARTICLE

And finally, Husband dearest's choice .....

The master of a Cambridge University college that banned dogs from accommodation has been allowed to keep his canine companion after persuading officials it was 'a very large cat'. IMAGE & FULL ARTICLE



 

13 comments:

Kelly said...

I love YoYo the Basset Hound and the "duck" tomatoes!

I'm a bit baffled by the Iliad stitching project. I'd be interested to see the completed work.

Brian Joseph said...

That embroidered Iliad is fascinating.

I actually think that when finished it will really be a work of art. It is likely to be very valuable too.

Brandi Kosiner said...

How in the world do you get an actual letter back from "hogwarts"

Kelly Steel said...

Oh. uh! An actual letter back from the Hogwarts?

Shooting Stars Mag said...

that's funny about the Hogwarts rejection letter. Ah, if only it was a real place...

Stephanie Faris said...

They would allow cats but not dogs? That's just wrong!

Naida said...

Interesting articles! That's cool about the stitched Iliad. How time consuming!

Anilkumar Kurup said...

Difficult to pick and choose. But the Hogwarts letter stands out.

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

I really am intrigued by the embroidery project and would love to see the finished piece. It must really be a labour of love!

My favourite article this week has to be the 'Tardis Toilet'. Hubbie spotted this one and has shown the article to just about everyone we have met since. It looks lovely and clean, although I would be a little put off by the sound effects, worrying that the alarm might sound and the door open, whilst I was still sat there!!

Nice post as ever, have a great week,

Yvonne

Karen said...

Love all these stories :-) Thanks for making my day a little brighter.

Literary Feline said...

I had heard about the ongoing battle between the two coworkers. I remember when a coworker stole and tried to ransom another coworker's Hogwart's Sorting Hat for a bag of M&M's. Then something else would disappear and the thief would ask for another silly ransom . . . I think the ransom was always paid and no one got in trouble. :-)

I wonder if my husband would believe me if I brought home a dog and tried to pass him off as a cat. :-)

Heather said...

the Tardis loo is wonderful. I'd use that.

love the sandwich story. i lost the odd thing from my work lunch until I started keeping it at my desk with a freezer pack instead. Guess that first fellow must make very tasty sandwiches.

Lindsay said...

I love the Tardis toilet, brilliant idea!