Bear Paw Seal Of Approval #11

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Some of you may have noticed that some prestigious companies have “By Appointment to Her Majesty the Queen” on their products and stationary. These companies are Royal Warrant Holders; they are “united by their commitment to the highest standards of service, quality and excellence”, to The Queen, Prince Phillip or Prince Charles. We thought it was about time The Bears gave out Bear Warrants to people and companies who supply excellent service and products to the bears here at Jammy Toast. We do not accept any form of advertising here at Jammy Toast but we do believe in acknowledging companies who have provided us with excellent services and so today we would like to recommend

Edward’s Column #32

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It’s now nearly a year since Microsoft launched Windows 10. This means two things; Firstly, there’s an Anniversary Update on the way. With that, some enhancements to Cortana and the web browser, Edge – as well as an attempt to reinvent the stylus. Secondly, there’s only one month left before the Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends. After that date, it will cost £89. According to head of Windows, Yusuf Mehdi, there are now 350 million devices being powered by Windows 10.

Local History #2

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Each Day, Razzi and I drive around Birkenhead and Liverpool as part of our job and pass some of the most spectacular buildings, sights, ships in the world – you name it, we see it. Indeed, both Liverpool and Birkenhead have a long and colourful history stretching back many centuries. So from time to time, when the mood takes us or if we have seen something worth a mention, we highlight some of the things we see around Liverpool and Birkenhead

Erik’s Column #14

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Hello everyone, my name is Erik, I am a teddy bear and this is my column. I was reading the paper yesterday when I read that in America more than forty percent of food is thrown out because it is passed its “use by”, “sell by” or “enjoy by” labels. I really think that is disgusting when we have half of the world starving to death and the west is throwing nearly half its food out. And you can bet if America are throwing all that food out then we will not be far behind them. I decided to have a search around the internet and see if food really is dangerous to eat after its label says so and the answer is… NO!

Bear Music #26

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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

Is The Game Over For Polar Bears?

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It’s summer and the time of year when you don’t really turn your mind to the sleepy town of Churchill, Manitoba, on the western shore of Hudson Bay in Canada, which during the winter is polar bear central. Hundreds of polar bears, lean but lethargic – their last full meal eaten in the late spring – pass the hours wandering around aimlessly, mock fighting, or simply lying belly-up catching the dim rays of the Arctic gloaming. They are waiting until the ice freezes over and they can go and hunt seals in the winter. Outnumbering them are the tourists who’ve flown in from around the world to get a unique “up close and personal” view of one of the Arctic’s most iconic species.

Friday Shit Day #10

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Today we are going to ask everyone who visits Jammy Toast to just “Talk Shit” for the day. We ask that anyone who visits Jammy Toast today leaves a comment on just about any subject they choose. Funny or sad, true or false, real or fake; we don’t give a shit as long as it is entertaining and doesn’t really hurt anyone. We ask you to do this because we are too busy to think of anything else to post – hopefully everyone will like the freedom to whine and bitch. The rules are pretty simple to explain – basically, anything goes!

Why Is Glastonbury So Muddy?

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It’s the time of the year for music festivals to get underway and already the news is full of Glastonbury mud and scenes of fans trudging through the sludge. It is easy to feel smug while we sit here at a dry Jammy Toast looking through photos of people looking muddy to use to illustrate today’s post. However, let’s face it, this isn’t the first time – and it certainly won’t be the last – that Glastonbury turns a bit wet and wild. But why does it always look so much worse at Glastonbury than at any other UK festival?

You Have To Believe In Jammy Toast

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Those of you who have had a rummage around the Jammy Toast website will notice our address is recorded as Jammy Toast Retirement Home, Birkenhead Park Island, Park Drive, Birkenhead. Above our address is a map showing Jammy Toast positioned on the island in the middle of the lake in Birkenhead Park. We have now been accused of telling lies and that there is nothing on the island in the Park accept for a bridge and a few swans and ducks. We have been accused of being a figment of our own vivid imaginations. So I think it is about time that we explain how this works…

Glastonbury Tor

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With the Glastonbury Festival about to start I thought it would be a good time to take a look at the history and myths concerning Glastonbury – none more so than Glastonbury Tor. The Tor is a hill at Glastonbury site at the top if which is situated the roofless St Michael’s Tower, a Grade I listed building. The whole site is managed by the National Trust, and has been designated a scheduled monument. The slopes of the hill are terraced, but the method by which they were formed remains unexplained. Artefacts from human visitation have been found, dating from the Iron Age to Roman eras.