For those of you who love the Iron Men at Crosby Beach, tomorrow is your last chance to visit an exhibition marking the installation’s 10th anniversary. Regenerus – formerly South Sefton Development Trust – has been staging the Ten Years of Another Place event at Crosby Lakeside Adventure Centre but it is set to finish tomorrow. The statues should have gone to New York in 2006 but the council allowed them to remain as a tourist attraction.
We did mention on the old Jammy Toast how we started blogging but for those who were wondering or those of you who are new to Jammy Toast you may be lost. So today, I thought we might explain the importance of socks on your head. In the summer of 2006, Ananasty – an old friend of the bears – used to go out gallivanting on Sunday afternoons. I would pick her up and we would go and play golf or go bowling or some adventure or other. Occasionally we might go to the cinema and watch a film, which if it was boring usually ended in us having a “sock fight” or some other interesting pastime.
Our breakfast was shattered this morning as we read the story of Elvis the dancing bear cub. Crying out in agony and chained by the side of the road, he had been left to die. Just eight weeks old, he had already seen his mum butchered by poachers as she tried to protect him. Then his teeth were smashed out and a red-hot poker stabbed through his nose so his cruel handlers could make him dance for money. When the poachers learned the Indian police were closing in on them, they abandoned Elvis with no food or water in the blistering heat, knowing he would die within hours. Thankfully rescuers from the charity International Animal Rescue found him, the youngest dancing sloth bear to be freed from this barbaric trade.
Ok so now we know that Chris Evans has taken over from Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear it is time to think of who is going to accompany him on the show. Who is there who can step into the shoes of Hamster and Captain Slow and continue the show leaving as little upset as possible? Forget Adrian Chiles he is shit, Steve Coogan couldn’t be taken seriously behind a wheel while some idiots have even suggested Boris Johnson. For me there is only one person and that is Vicki Butler-Henderson.
Over forty years ago now, nearly everyone at Jammy Toast used to make a daily journey to the moon. Not physically you understand, but we would make a daily visit to the home of some friendly moon mice. Now the pink, knitted, whistling space creatures known as the Clangers are back. With a new narrator in Michael Palin, the programme has undergone a £5m revamp – in the hope it will charm a whole new generation of children. There is however, one problem with the new plan… it is reckoned that over 60 percent of viewers are adults despite the programme being shown on CBBC.
Not all bears are as friendly as Renault Bears. Unless you really piss him off, Razzi is most unlikely to consider attacking or taking a nip out of you. However, not all bears are as friendly as Renault Bears as a family from Montana found out recently during an attack near Yellowstone National Park in America. During this attack the bear jumped onto the bonnet of their car where the family stayed, kept the windows closed and eventually the bear got bored and wandered off. But what if you don’t have the safety of a vehicle to keep you from harm?
There is nothing more we love here at Jammy Toast than listening to some of our favourite tunes. From time to time we will post a music video from an artist or genre that we think will be enjoyable to you; our friends. We often feature music that you may not have come across before, or music that maybe you just missed the first time around. Try and listen with an open mind, you never know, you may find something you can add to your iPod. If you have any music videos you would like us to feature then drop us a line – we are always happy to listen to requests but we cannot promise to feature everyone’s favourite…