If In Doubt, Get Ya Tits Out

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Ireally admire people who have that get up and go. I don’t mean they want something from the shop and just get up and go and get it. I mean they move to the other side of the world where they hardly know anyone and start a new life. A few years ago I was contemplating emigrating to Australia. I got the work permit sorted, everything was all systems go, and then I got cold feet. I didn’t actually shoot off and join the cast of Bondi Rescue as much as Rod Kerr would have liked me to. I’m sure I would have made a great lifeguard but I settled for bearkeeper.

Scarlett Hits Back At Bullies

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When you see famous celebrities on the telly it is difficult to remember that underneath the big star persona is an ordinary person with ordinary fears and worries. These days everyone has more access to celebrities through social media than ever before. But not everyone uses social media to boost their favourite celebrity’s egos or tell them how great their last film/programme/album was. Some people are nothing but vile bullies. One such recipient of this treatment is Scarlett Moffatt.

Classical Music #1

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Usually on Sundays Eric picks a musical video for you all to enjoy but he is a fan of pop/rock music. We have never had any classical music featured amongst his Bear Music selections. So I have begged Davidd until I am blue red in the face to be able to pick some classical music. Now before you all go running for the hills, I am not talking about heavy-weight classical music. You know that I usually cover films here on Jammy Toast and that is where I have picked up my love of classical style music. More Ennio Morricone than Beethoven. So now and again, when I can bully my way onto Jammy Toast, I will select some classical music and ask you to give it a whirl. You never know you might even like it

Who Remembers The 1976 Heatwave?

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Cooling off in a pool, Hampstead Heath in London.

Here in Britain we are experiencing the hottest summer since 1976 according to modern records. Heathrow had sixteen consecutive days over 30°C from 23rd June to 8th July and for fifteen consecutive days from 23rd June to 7th July temperatures reached 32.2°C somewhere in England. Furthermore, five days saw temperatures exceed 35°C. On 28th June, temperatures reached 35.6 °C in Southampton, the highest June temperature ever recorded in the UK. The hottest day of all was 3rd July, when the temperatures reached 35.9°C in Cheltenham.

Talking Shit #114

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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 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!

Supercharged Otters

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Thursday is usually Andreaa’s Day here at Jammy Toast but as she is currently on holiday in Turkey we are at a bit of a loss as to what to do with today. So to cover for “she who must be obeyed, or else”, I thought I would tell you of our latest love. A while ago we went and saw some otters and immediately saw what great little creatures they are. Equally at home on land as they seem to be in the water. We were fascinated watching them use tools to help them get at the food. They eat fish and invertebrates and think nothing of lying back, placing the invertebrate on their chests and hitting hells-bells out of it with a rock. To heighten our interest we saw a programme about them last week which spelt out just how clever these little chaps are.

Chiltern Teddy Bears

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A 1960s Chiltern Hugmee Teddy Bear.

We have mentioned many different teddy bears here on Jammy Toast. Of course, Jammy Toast was originally setup to save and protect Renault Bears but we have also mentioned others. Steiff, because of our friend Monaco, but there are many, many more which have so far failed to get a mention. Starting from today, time and space allowing, I aim to put that right by starting a voyage of discovery through all the different types of teddy bears. I thought I would start the voyage by looking at me. I was made by a company called Chiltern (originally HG Stone & Company) and I am a Hugmee Bear.