20 Apr 2015


WARNING: Whilst I endeavour to keep Media Monday family friendly I feel it only right to point out that some of the newspapers featured do have links to articles of a more adult nature. TT


Delays of up to half an hour occurred when a muddled driver and his crew got onto the wrong train believing it was heading to London when in fact its destination was Swansea ..... in the opposite direction.

Believed to have been caused by a race marshal taking a toilet break 300 racers in the Bournemouth Bay Run were sent in the wrong direction adding a further two miles to their run.

Buckingham Palace soldier falls over during Changing of The Guard in front of gobsmacked tourists.

Discovered in Norfolk, with their fleshy heads, arms and legs, these magical mushrooms look like tiny humans. (Is it just me or do they look like they are getting up close and personal? TT)

And talking of things magical, in the news from abroad ...

Scientists believe they have found a connection between skin cells and so-called 'fairy circles'.

Rescued after five hours, two art lovers were freed by fire fighters after accidentally becoming trapped in a bank vault installation in Cardiff, South Wales.

And in what most be the most bizarre article of the week ......

Claiming his wearing a colander is the equivalent of a Muslim women wearing a hijab or Jewish men wearing a skullcap a Pastafarian from East Sussex is organising a protest after the DVLA rejected his driving licence picture for the third time because he is wearing a colander on his head.


Kelly said...

Those mushrooms really do look like little people, especially from the angle of the first shot.

The story about the palace guard was on our news. How embarrassing for him!

The story about the guy with the colander is funny, but a bit creepy...or at least the look in his eyes is. I'm not sure I'd want to be in the same subway car with him.

Brandi Kosiner said...

Oh man, a confused driver sounds like a nightmare

Sherry Ellis said...

I feel bad for the guard. What an embarrassment!

Alexia561 said...

That poor guard! How embarrassing for him, but really, really funny for us! :)

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Tracy,

Given my own Mailbox Monday feature about the 'Faerie Tree', I was intrigued that two of your stories featured events slightly related - The Magical Mushrooms and the 'Fairy Circles'.

I loved the Disney connection used to illustrate the full potential of the mushrooms, although I have to admit to checking the date on the newspaper, just to make sure you hadn't dug out an old copy from Apil 1st!!

It was also interesting that both of these 'mystical' stories had been covered by the Express, although that's probably nothing to do with myth and folklore .. LOL.

Thanks for sharing your excellent selection and have a good week :)


Brian Joseph said...

I too feel really sorry for the guard. Ouch! maybe this is a story that the media would have done better not to report.

chitra said...

Those mushrooms appear like tiny humans indeed.
and the poor soldier.It would have been a great embarrassment for him

Lindsay said...

Oh no the poor guard, that's awful!
I really don't know what to say about the pastafarian...!

Literary Feline said...

How embarrassing for that palace guard!

I found the article about skin cells and fairy circles really interesting.

Thank you for sharing!