Friday, 29 January 2010

A fish called....Colin??

Last year the department of fisheries announced that the demand for cod was starting to have a detrimental effect on their numbers (Gosh, who would have thought it eh!!). They suggested that Pollock would make a great alternative because it has a very similar taste and texture...but they said that there was a problem!! The great British buying public would never buy Pollock because they would be too embarrassed to ask for it.....

why? I hear you ask?

Well, because Pollock rhymes with Bollock of course!! (God give me strength) So, you know what they did?....they re-named Pollock....and what did they call it?....they called it Colin!!

I was watching this story unfold the other night on TV and absolutely roared with laughter when an American who was being interviewed about it said 'You guys have a food called Faggot and your worried about people not wanting to buy Pollock?'

He has a point folks...he has a point!!

(The really sad thing about this story is that the re-brand worked....sales of, erm, Colin went up by 80%!!)


On a completely different note, what do you think of my blogs new look? (I decided a makeover was waaaaaay overdue!!). Do you like it or do you think it looks a bit fishy? *snigger* (Sorry!)

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

'Twas the month after Christmas

Gai (the cat) and I are going on a diet so I felt that this poem my Mum sent me kinda sums up how I'm feeling about January!!

Twas the month after Christmas

Twas the month after Christmas,
and all through the house,
Nothing would fit me,
Not even a blouse.

The cookies I'd nibbled,
the chocolate I'd taste
at the holiday parties
had gone to my waist.

When I got on the scales
there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store
(less a walk than a lumber).

I'd remember the marvellous meals I'd prepared;
the gravies and sauces and beef nicely rared,
the wine and the rum balls, the bread and the cheese
and the way I'd never said, 'No thank you, please.'

As I dressed myself in my husband's old shirt
and prepared once again to do battle with dirt...
I said to myself, as I only can,
'You can't spend a Summer, disguised as a man!'

So, away with the last of the sour cream dip.
Get rid of the fruit cake, every cracker and chip.
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished
Till all the additional ounces have vanished.

I won't have a cookie, not even a lick.
I'll want only to chew on a long celery stick.
I won't have hot biscuits, or corn bread, or pie.
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry.

I'm hungry, I'm lonesome, and life is a bore....
But isn't that what January is for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot.
Happy New Year to all, and to all a good diet.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Our New Year - Loads of photo's

The Hoose (and Tomato)

The Landscape

The Tin Mine (one of many)

Erm, us in some pubs

Minack Theatre

Ok, it is some rust but I liked it...

St Michael's Mount (you can walk to it when the tide is out)

What do you do when there is no TV?
Train youself in the art of using the Force of course!!

If your not too distracted that is....

So that was our New Year....I have discovered that one of the joys of getting a new camera for your Christmas is that you spend all your time taking pics which means that there are none of me....which is just as well really....the sea air was not kind to my hair!!!

Monday, 11 January 2010

It's 2010 and I'm back....Well kinda

Darling (said in a flouncy and rather dramatic way) I just climbed out from under my rock and realised I have not updated this blog since Hammertime was in the charts!! I couldn't help hands were chopped off and I was waiting for bionic don't believe me? Well, I'm sorry you'll just have to take my word for it :-)

I have been swilling chardonnay and curling my hair, being distracted by shiny things and just generally being a hindrance to anyone unfortunate enough to cross my path!! My day sprawls from the dawns chorus to 11pm at which point I fall asleep on the couch. I am plotting and planning....I'm tired......maybe my world domination plans can wait till tomorrow.....

I swear on the bones of my ancestors I will make an effort to blog more least until the nice men in the white coats come back. The voices are telling me I have to! *Wibble*

Aherm, as you can probably tell this past few weeks I have mostly been writing my Community Profile (and slowly but surely going a bit bonkers in the process!!!).

I hope you all had a totally fabulous Christmas and New Year and wish every single one of you a great 2010. I shall endeavour to catch up with all your blogs over the next few days but be warned....although I have finished the Community Profile I have still two assignments to do before the end of January so please bare with me.....

In the meantime I shall try and update you with what we've been upto....

We had a wonderful Christmas..really chilled out!! We decided, because of the weather, we would stay home. We just pleased ourselves.....started eating Christmas Dinner at about 1pm and finally gave up at 11pm (obviously we were not eating that entire time....I'm not sure that would be physically possible!!). It was a lovely day!! Hehehe, we did have a slight disater with the home made pea and ham soup (Well, when I say we...I really mean me!!)....Chris made it completely from scratch and it was stunning.....We were looking forward to having it again on Boxing Day......until......wait for it.......I poured it down the sink!! In my defense Chris does have to accept some responsibility for putting the pot next to the sink along with all the other dirty dishes (He cooked so I washed).....I thought he had transfered the soup into a tupperwear dish and had filled the pot with water....he hadn't!! I felt awful!! He was lovely about it.....

We were then visited by the lovely Tomato. We took him out to celebrate his 40th birthday and then the three of us went to Penzance for New year. We stayed in THE most wonderful Landmark Trust building.....The Egyptian House....isn't it gorgeous!! I had planned to blog over the break but there was no TV (Ann, I've still not seen the 2nd part of Dr Who!) and no internet access so alas....twas not to be. I shall tell the story of our New Year in photographs so watch this space.....

(I know it's a bit of a cop out but i'm working over the next couple of days and will be starting my other assignments)