Profiles Return

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Category: Friends & Relatives, From Old Jammy Toast46 Comments

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Since we moved over to our current theme on the 1st January this year, we have not had Friend Profiles like we did on the old theme. We are going to change this over the next few days so that all being well you will be able to see who else is a Friend of The Bears. Please can you all ensure your profiles are up to date ready for inclusion on our Friend’s Page. If you do not want your profile to be visible through the new Friends of The Bears page then lets us know and we will not include your profile for viewing.

Jammy Toast Seeks Protection

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Category: Food & Drink, From Old Jammy Toast44 Comments

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A number of foods and drinks are protected by European laws to help protect their heritage. Champagne, as an example, can only be made in the Champagne region of France and anyone else who makes a similar product has to call it Sparkling Wine. Cornish Pasties, Cumberland Sausages, Melton Mowbray Pies have also been granted the same protection as Champagne, Parma Ham and Kalamata Olives. All these products have protected geographical status by the European Union, offering them a legal protection from imitators.

It’s Good To Talk Shit #42

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Category: From Old Jammy Toast, Open Day/Talking Shit44 Comments

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Tonight we are watching The European Cup Final so are unavailable. So Instead of a post, we thought we would have one of our infamous Open Nights. Just in case you are unfamiliar with these events, then let me explain. If you visit the blog on an “It’s Good To Talk” day, then you have to leave a comment behind because, after all, it is usually good to talk. It can be on any subject you choose and the more random you make it, usually the funnier we all find it. Just comment with whatever comes into your head or if you are new to the blog just say “Hello”. Anything goes on an Open Night and Random is cool.

The Bear’s Local History #1

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Category: From Old Jammy Toast, Local Stuff37 Comments

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EEach Day, Razzi and I drive around Birkenhead and Liverpool as part of our job and pass some of the most spectacular buildings, sights, ships – you name it we see it. In deed both Liverpool and Birkenhead have a long and colourful history. Today in a new feature, we thought we would start highlighting some of the things we see around Liverpool and Birkenhead…

Dylan At 70

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Category: From Old Jammy Toast, Music31 Comments

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Cheers ring out and fans shout his name when he ambles on stage. He still fills concert halls around the world on his tour that never ends. He has millions in the bank and mansions dotted around the world. Yet a quiet corner of North London might be the one place that music legend Bob Dylan truly feels at home. Dylan, who turned 70 yesterday, has become a frequent visitor to the Indian restaurants in Crouch End where he often passes unnoticed in the crowd. Rumours abound that he was going to buy a home in the area, which he got to know while working at pal Dave Stewart’s nearby recording studio.

Happy Birthday, Bob!

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Category: From Old Jammy Toast, Music35 Comments

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Today the Bears and I would like to wish Bob Dylan a very happy 70th Birthday. The singer-songwriter, poet, and painter, has been a major figure in music for five decades. He is well-known for revolutionizing perceptions of the limits of popular music in 1965 with the six-minute single “Like a Rolling Stone,” when previously songs were less than three-minutes. A number of his earlier songs such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They Are a-Changin’” became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements.

Suicide Monday

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Category: From Old Jammy Toast, Health/Wealth43 Comments

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People are more likely to commit suicide on a Monday than any other day of the week. The Office of National Statistics has found that 16% of male and 17% of female suicides happen on a Monday. This is compared to 13% on weekend days. Researchers have said that the trend was nothing to do with work because the figures were the same for retired people. Instead, they say the pattern was likely to be down to a sense of unease over starting something new. The report identifies New Year’s Day as having the highest number of suicides.

Granny And The Coffee Morning

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Category: From Granny's Blog, Grannyisms5 Comments

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Granny being the gossip that she is couldn’t resist the offer to have a coffee with the lady over the road. She was there for an hour or so drinking coffee and putting the world to rights. She then came home and decided to take the dog for her walk. As soon as Granny started out she knew she had made a mistake not going to the loo after all that coffee. She would just have to hold it in until she got back as public toilets are very much in the minority these days.

No Judgement Day

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Category: From Old Jammy Toast, Religion38 Comments

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We were all baffled last night as to how the world did not end at 6 o’clock. The followers of the evangelical broadcaster who declared that yesterday would be judgement day are fighting to make sense of his failed prediction. Some of them said it was a test from God of their faith, after the day passed without the event taking place. Meanwhile, the man who made the prediction, Harold Camping, has not been seen since just before his predictions deadline last night.