Monthly Archives: February 2012

Bolly Lookalike on Catseye Bag

Just had to buy it. When I saw it in the shop, I was convinced it actually was Boll. But there are some very slight differences. Can you spot them?

The Top Five Regrets of The Dying

Interesting. A former nurse who cared for terminally ill people has revealed their five most common regrets in a new book. Bronnie Ware worked in palliative care in Australia, looking after patients in the last few weeks of their lives.…

Overheard in Hertford Today

‘It’s like a bird only it’s not a bird. It’s a bit like a tit.’ The question – what is it? I wish I knew. It’s driving me mad.

Chinese Whiskers

I was amused to hear that a curious cat-related furore hit the Chinese banking system this week. The People’s Bank of China has denied allegations that its 100-yuan note contains mysterious cat images, saying the ‘cloud pattern was copied from…

£19.99

Well, no sooner had I blogged about the £10.66 episode in Waitrose than I found myself in Tesco, having to pay £19.99 precisely. (See evidence below. Yes – I do buy lots of batteries and cat treats. I work in…

The Blue Tit of St Agnes

It’s cold and frosty this morning. I was cheered up by seeing a Blue Tit in the olive tree when I opened the curtains. But, apart from that, it’s pretty Siberian out there. This weather reminds me of the opening…

The Cookie Monster Does Tom Waits

Tom Waits Loving this brilliantly edited mash-up of the Cookie Monster covering God’s Away On Business Imagine all the footage they had to plough through…

£10.66 And All That

That’s it. I’m never making smalltalk with a shop assistant again. I was in a supermarket today, and the cashier gave me my change from a £20 note, saying – ‘There you go – £10.66.’ ‘Ah. The Norman Conquest’, I…