Sixteen acres of Winnie The Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood have been destroyed by a fire started with a camping stove. The storybook bear’s whole home was under threat but luckily was saved by dozens of firefighters. However, despite their best efforts, it wiped out wildlife and shrubbery in an area equivalent to 28 football pitches. A park ranger issued a safety warning as he determined the cause of the fire that swept through Ashdown Forest in the East Sussex forest was a man using a camping stove.
Everyone here at Jammy Toast would like to send our best wishes to Lieutenant Uhura after she suffered a stroke recently. Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura in TV’s Star Trek, suffered the stroke last night while at home in LA her agent Zach McGinnis wrote on Facebook. “She is currently undergoing testing to determine how severe the stroke was. Please keep her in your thoughts.” The 82-year-old was handpicked by Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry to appear in the original 1960s TV series.
Please excuse Jammy Toast from going missing for the last few days, we have been playing around with the new version of X. I say “we” but what I really mean is “Edward”. He has been experimenting and finding out just what is possible with the new version of X and its new page-builder; “Cornerstone”. Furthermore, he is thinking of redesigning the home page using some of the new design elements available through X and Cornerstone. Watch this space for future developments…
It appears to be time to say goodbye to our favourite Aussie mates Brad and Dan. The final TV ad in the “Good Call” series, which features Brad and Dan giving blokey advice to British men, is currently airing. The scrapping of the TV ad campaign, which has been an extremely successful sales driver since launching in 2010, comes as the chief of Foster’s parent company has said it is time to move on from the theme that might be viewed as “dismissive” or “insulting” to women.
Here at Jammy Toast we need your help in a large fund-raising idea that Razzi has come up with. This morning we were sitting around the breakfast table eating our morning jam on toast when suddenly Razzi lifted his head from the newspaper and said; “Michael Jackson’s Neverland is up for sale. Wouldn’t it be great if we moved in there and made it the new Jammy Toast?” We all thought this was a great idea from the little fellow except that the price tag is £65 million and we are a little bit short of the asking price.
Alorry carrying hundreds of teddy bears has been involved in a major accident involving four HGVs on the A14 in Cambridgeshire. The crash happened at junction 31 for Girton and the road was closed for several hours between there and junction 36 for Nine Mile Hill. Two of the lorry drivers were taken to hospital with minor injuries. All lanes are now reopened according to Highways England and neither driver is thought to have suffered serious injuries said Cambridgeshire Police.
Well at last it has happened, after waiting for what seems like a lifetime, we finally got our paws on the new version of our theme. X Version 4 has now been implemented on Jammy Toast with the new page-builder, simply called Cornerstone. This is a standalone plugin with a custom frontend interface for building pages and posts with the integrated shortcodes. This takes the place of the X Shortcodes and will ultimately take over from Visual Composer. We already have plans for some new features on Jammy Toast to demonstrate just what X can do.
Nearly half of the global population will be using the internet by the end of this year according to a new report. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a United Nations body, predicts that 3.2 billion people will be online. They forgot to count a couple of hundred bear here at Jammy Toast but we will forgive them this once. The global population currently stands at 7.2 billion. About 2 billion of non-users will be in the developing world, the report added. But just 89 million will be in countries such as Somalia and Nepal. These are part of a group of nations described as “least developed countries” by the United Nations, with a combined population of 940 million.
Here at Jammy Toast we have been listening to Bob Harris for years. These days he does fascinating documentaries on music and musicians but back in the day he was the bear’s paws on The Old Grey Whistle Test. In fact, with his long hair, toothy grin, loon pants and laid-back style, Bob was the face – and voice – of 1970s music. The softly-spoken Radio 1 DJ inspired a generation with his musical knowledge and enthusiasm for new talent. However, when punk exploded in Britain in the mid-70s, Whispering Bob became a hate figure for the anti-establishment rockers. And that was only the beginning…
Would you believe that Google’s Research & Development team is looking at developing internet-connected teddy bears that will control smart home appliances? The firm has published a patent that describes teddy bears that would turn their heads towards users and listen to what they were saying, before sending commands to remote computer servers. The three-year old patent was spotted recently by the legal technology firm SmartUp. It described the proposal as “one of Google’s creepiest patents yet”.