It's almost as if Christmas is getting commercialized....
I'm afraid that happened a long time ago but it's definitely worse nowadays. I know that in retail they had to put their Christmas stock order in during the month of July so that may explain a few things about the adverts.
@Silhouette Man what's a Christmas stick ? Something Santa uses to make the elves work faster? I know a few retail establishments that need a few of those...
I'm afraid that is what is known as a typo. Sometimes my phone corrects things it shouldn't and that is the result if I don't proof read the post well enough. Yes, young retail workers now are awful - glad I've moved out of that line of work!
I'm glad I am not the only one who struggles with typos due to an over zealous computer / mobile system or an over excited finger
We’ve had friends from the UK staying with us for the past week on their trip exploring the Far East, Australia and New Zealand. When I went to the airport to pick them up this shop had opened since my last visit to the airport…
It’s nice to see another British company expanding out Into Cebu along with the likes of M&S etc…
It starts in earnest here in September…😳
Yes, if they ever write my biography it'll be called The King of Typos as opposed to The King of Torts.
I'm the honorary president! 😎
A US soldier stationed in South-Korea was about to be sent home because of a fight he was involved in. But instead he managed to infiltrate a group of tourists visiting the border to the workers 'paradise to the north. There he suddenly ran across the border while shouting "Hahahaha!". Interesting choice. The soldier in question hasn't been seen since.
I can't find somewhere to post this so I though here would be as good.
I bought a hard back copy of Trigger Mortis on the very day it was first in the shops. I can't remember how long ago that was but I have not read it yet!
You should give it a go, Joshua, and if you like it he wrote 2 more afterwards.
There's a flood in the inland region North of Oslo (floods and extreme drought seems to happen a lot around the world lately. It's probably a coincidence and nothing to worry about .... ). An elderly woman was interviewed on TV. "I don't think I'll evacuate. My plan is to move to the second bedroom nearest the road. If the river gets any bigger it probably won't take more than half the house.
I'm not easily scared, no. Why do you ask?" 😎
I recommend all 3 Anthony Horowitz Bond novels Joshua, and in my opinion Trigger Mortis was the best of them all. I hope you enjoy the read. I don't know if you've read the Fleming books or not, but Horowitz's books are meant to belong in the same timeframe as the originals.
There seems to be a spate of people racking up large restaurant bills and then doing a runner in the UK. Shops are also being advised to shut the doors when shoplifting raids are planned on social media. What is it with people who think it’s perfectly acceptable to steal? It’s the present trend of entitlement - they think that working to earn money to spend is beneath them. These raids are nothing more than looting so shoot the f%@&#$¥!, that will stop them!
I suffered from shoplifters at my bookstore at times - it’s bloody annoying. Once, one of my regulars, a wiry, very tough Scot, spotted one and had a “talk” with him down an alley nearby. Never saw him again 😁
There are more upsides to the system CHB suggests. A hot-headed and frugal shop-owner could shoot customers who don't tip or even are rude to the staff and just claim the customer was shop-lifting. Imagine how much better customers the place will get after a while! 😃
This week, along with the pleasure of a new Rolling Stones single dropping, and an Indian summer, we have had this gem of a silly season story, albeit in name only as Parliament resumed too, usually such stories occur in summer recess.
Now, by the time you read this, this escaped prisoner from Wandworth Jail might have been captured but everything about this story so far fills me with joy. A 'suspected terrorist' - so he's banged up but not an actual terrorist - accused of planting 'fake bombs' - FAKE bombs? What a disgrace, calls himself a terrorist! - getting a job as a prison chef - putting one in mind of Godber in the 70s sitcom Porridge - and going out in his chef's uniform, not to mention he looks like a hot felon who wants his selfie to be seen on national TV, the gormless response of the Met officer interviewed on the day, the police's hot new info, that he was seen departing the van he escaped under - well, that's it then, they've got him cornered, and the latest story. that the prison porter was mistaken by the police for Daniel Khalife himself.
All on top of the usual Tory Party ineptitude via cost-cutting as concrete buildings threaten to fall on kids in classrooms, as BBC4 re-shows The Thick of It alongside Some Mothers Do Ave Em, aptly enough.
It compares with the year's other silly season story - the anonymous BBC presenter said to have sent nude photos to a teenager, a real whodunnit, impossible (for me, anyway) to find out via any search engine who it was, just when you think - omg it's Clive Myrie! he pops up on telly, no, not him then, it's Graham Norton, or maybe Nicky Campbell, of course like the main suspect getting bumped off in a Christie thriller, you are forced to reconsider until the culprit is eventually unveiled - Huw Edwards! After announcing the Queen's death too! And week's before the King's Coronation! Not quite on a par with being unable to show those editions of Top of the Pops with Jimmy Savile or Dave Lee Travis presenting, but not great either.
What times we live in.
A chieftain's burial mound from the 3d or 4th century AD. The park next to my sister's house has about fourty of them.
@Number24 That looks very peaceful, but at night is there any cinematic style poltergeist activity? 😱
I rarely visit the park at night, but it seems likely ...
I see someone's been having some fun on (the otherwise very serious) LinkedIn:
Sir Hugo Drax - TU Berlin - San Diego, California, United States | LinkedIn
I should tap to follow...
Looks like Sir Michael Caine really has retired from acting - unless it's a ruse to drum up more business for his film The Great Escaper, currently in cinemas.
Probably a reason for Christoper Nolan to not do the Bond film, given his usual talisman or lucky charm will not be available!
Planning to go see that movie on Tuesday. Looking forward to it.
I’m hoping it’s going to be in the cinemas here but I doubt it will be commercial enough for the Philippine market, I will have to wait until it turns up on my streaming service.
Prince Christian of Denmark celebrated his 18th birthday in Christiansborg castle last Sunday. Prince Christian is sitting on the right in this picture:
After the party a single shoe was found without an owner. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
Link to a picture of the high-heeled shoe on the Danish royal family's instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/p/CydeENrNum2/?utm_source=ig_embed&ig_rid=d4cb6e64-a6d0-4ccc-9d85-5fa812fb4a2a
This morning I heard the racehorse General Medrano mentioned on the sports news on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme. A nice little reference to the villainous character in Quantum of Solace (2008) which made me smile. More details on the horse here:
Take that horse back to the stable and give it a kiss!
Believe it or not: Some of the steel from the German battle ship Tirpitz (sunk by British bombers in northern Norway in 1944) was cut up to be used as plowshares! "Swords" to plowshares.
This farm still uses a plow made from Tirpitz steel:
Steel from the battleship is still used to repairs holes in roads:
Anyone remember these adverts in the American comics back in the 60’s. Talk about misrepresentation 😂