Review Of The Year 2014

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Here we are again at the end of another year and Jammy Toast is now over eight years old. It seems like only yesterday that Queen Ananasty and I decided to start the very first blog one Sunday afternoon that eventually would morph into Jammy Toast. We have recently found those original posts and we are in the process of restoring then here on Jammy Toast – that will happen sometime next year. As each year passes we tend to look back and marvel at some of the things that have passed. This year is no exception with our statics now showing we have now made 2,478 posts which have been commented on 55,780 times.

New James Bond Should Be…

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There seems to be good deal of speculation lately over who is going to be the next James Bond after Daniel Craig hangs up his Beretta. This is mostly due to the Sony hacking which revealed that Daniel Craig is only committed to making one more movie. So now that private emails have been leaked online, the idea of Idris Elba becoming the next 007 has stepped up a gear. This makes it difficult for us here at Jammy Toast because Daniel Craig is our favourite James Bond ever, but Idris Elba is also one of our favourite actors who was brilliant in the role of Luther. What should we do?

Windows 10: Latest Information

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Hello everyone, Edward here to give you the latest news on the release on the next version of Windows. Microsoft has recently released more information about the Windows 10 release date, features and the technical preview. It has already been confirmed that Microsoft will launch Windows 10 sometime in the middle of next year. At a special event entitled “The Next Chapter”, taking place on 21st January, Microsoft will announce a more concrete time frame for Windows 10. However, Windows 10 releases, news and leaks are already breaking through at an impressive rate.

Picture Of The Day #80

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Santa with a koala named Forest, from Cairns Tropical Zoo in Queensland, Australia

While we were all freezing and slipping over in the snow yesterday, Father Christmas was chilling on the beach in the sun with a Koala bear he had just visited at Cairns Tropical Zoo in Queensland, Australia. The temperature here was -3oc while it was in the thirties over on the other side of the world. It just doesn’t seem fair somehow. Everyone here at Jammy Toast hopes you all had an excellent Crimbo and you all got everything you hoped for from Father Christmas!

Binge-Watching

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Each year we see a list of new words that have been added to the Oxford-English Dictionary and sometimes it brings a smile to our faces but mostly goes by unnoticed. This year, however, they have hit the nail on the head with the new word of “binge-watching”. This is something we know all about here at Jammy Toast because we are so guilty of the act that it is unreal. Binge-watching, also called binge-viewing, is the practice of watching television for longer time spans than usual, usually of a single television show.

Merry Christmas

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It has become a little bit of a Christmas tradition here at Jammy Toast that each year we like to watch The Snowman. Every year we like to sit down and enjoy the story by Raymond Briggs but, because it is getting quite old these days, it never seems to feature on the Christmas telly listings. To us, it is the highlight of Christmas Day and so it would appear it is to others also as the film was voted 4th in UKTV Gold’s Greatest TV Christmas Moments.

Feeding Birkenhead

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With Christmas now almost here, it is sad to hear that many people who live in our home town of Birkenhead are having to rely on food hand-outs over the festive period. Luckily, a new scheme is starting a fight-back hopefully with the aim of wiping out hunger from our town. The “Feeding Birkenhead” scheme is the result of a national parliamentary inquiry into hunger and Birkenhead MP Frank Field is starting the scheme by bringing together local churches, charities and schools as part of the campaign.

Winter Solstice

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As many of you already know, Einstein Bear is the bear here at Jammy Toast who is the brains of the outfit. Edward is one clever bear but he is clever where it comes to technology, which he studied at university, whereas Einstein’s intelligence covers many subjects. However, the other day he astounded even us when he came out with something so profound that he had us all wondering. In fact it was on Sunday, the shortest day of the year, when we were discussing how the mornings and evenings will start to get lighter. When Einstein stopped everyone in their tracks by pronouncing; “Not necessarily.”

White Christmas?

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Liverpool v Nottingham Forest, February 1969

Here at Jammy Toast we are more or less ready for Christmas and, like the rest of the country, hoping for a white Christmas. However, statistically we are more likely in this country to have a white Easter than a white Christmas! December is the start of the UK snow window, and it takes just one snowflake to fall on London on the 25th December to get the bookmakers to pay out on bets. Yet wintry weather is actually more common between January and March. But how did we become so obsessed with snow at Christmas, and what are the chances of it actually happening?

Updated And Hunky Dory

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It has been a busy weekend for me here at Jammy Toast after I decided to take the weekend to get the website updated and get all the archives restored. As far as I am aware, all content is now restored and in working order. It is a difficult job having to update a website with nearly nine years of archives to trawl through so there is a chance something could have been missed. Can I ask a favour of all our friends; if you spot anything not working – no matter how small or insignificant – please let me know so I can put it right.