Picture Of The Day #99

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AVRO Lancaster Bomber pictured at the Southport Air Show 2018. Picture © Pat Regan.

Last weekend saw this year’s Southport Airshow with a packed schedule of displays across the three days. This year’s show saw a display featuring the Red Arrows on Friday night and across the weekend there was an exciting show featuring the RAF Typhoon Fighter, the world’s only flying Bristol Blenheim and probably the two most iconic planes to ever be flown by the RAF – a pair of Spitfires and an AVRO Lancaster Bomber (pictured above).

Boaty McBoatface Ready For Launch Today

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Britain’s new polar research ship Boaty McBoatface RRS Sir David Attenborough is ready to go into the water today. The newly assembled hull of the ship is now standing on the slipway at Cammell Laird’s shipyard here in Birkenhead, awaiting its launch at lunch time. Weather and tide permitting, the £200m vessel should slide gracefully into the River Mersey at around noon. Although the ship has been named after Sir David Attenborough – who we love and admire – to us here at Jammy Toast she will always be “Boaty McBoatface” which was going to be her name following an online poll. Then ministers stepped in to choose what they referred to as “a more appropriate name”. However, on a serious note, she represents the largest commercial ship built in Britain for three decades.

Talking Shit #112

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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!

The Very Thought Of You

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All around Jammy Toast yesterday, the bears were watching the World Cup Quarter Final between England and Sweden. After the England victory, a rather rowdy party broke out last night and many of the bears are a little worse for wear today, including Flat Eric – who is a little flatter than usual. So there is no-one available to write the usual Musical Sunday. I was going to write the post for Eric but then I had a brainwave – or at least I think it is a brainwave. The brainwave is that if anyone has a song which always reminds them of a past event, then if they send us in the story we will publish it and also feature the song. This is probably never going to happen because you Toasters are a fickle lot. You complain about our choice of songs but we have always said give us a suggestion and we will try and feature it for you. It never happens though, so let’s see this time. To get the ball rolling, I will feature a song and memory for you to give you an idea of what I mean. Here goes…

Flash Mob #2

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Alittle while ago we introduced you to the phenomenon of the Flash Mob. In case you have forgotten, a Flash Mob is a group of at least ten people who assemble suddenly in a public place, perform an unusual and seemingly pointless act – dance or sing a song – for a brief time, then quickly disperse. It is usually performed for the purposes of entertainment and are organised via social media. The term was coined to reference the way the mobs assemble. As always happens, big business has jumped on the back of this spectacle and many Flash Mobs have been organised to promote a company or product. Air Lingus organised one at Dublin airport which was particularly good.

Talking Shit #111

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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!

Our Granny #19

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Granny has been pretty quiet of late and – although we did post a story last month – generally she has been on her best behaviour. This has all ended recently and she has been surpassing even her own abnormal conduct. Here at Jammy Toast we do actually worry about her sometimes, especially when you come home and there she is hanging out of a bedroom window cleaning the glass. She leans out that far we are just waiting for the day that she ends up falling out of the window and is found swimming with the ducks here in Birkenhead Park.