Hello Everyone and a Happy New Year. I don’t know if I am coming or going lately with all these celebrities being arrested for kiddie-fiddling. I was watching Granada Reports the other evening when they did a feature of Ken Dodd. I love Ken Dodd he is one of the funniest and nicest men there has ever been. However, for one horrible moment when I saw he was on the telly my heart missed a beat because for a second I thought he might be the latest celebrity to be caught. Thankfully that wasn’t the case and all my memories of Ken Dodd are safe! The only problem is though, just how many more celebrities are sitting at home clenching their bum cheeks every time there is a knock on the door? It is beginning to ruin my childhood memories of some great celebrities who I grew up with because now, every time I think of someone I used to admire, I wonder if they were at it too!
Would you believe that when Coca Cola was first launched in 1886, its two key ingredients were cocaine and caffeine? The cocaine was derived from the coca leaf and the caffeine from kola nut, leading to the name Coca-Cola. The original recipe called for five ounces of coca leaf per gallon of syrup, a significant dose; in 1891, Candler claimed his formula (altered extensively from Pemberton’s original) contained only a tenth of this amount. Coca-Cola once contained an estimated nine milligrams of cocaine per glass. In 1903, it was removed.
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…
We have to admit to being slightly biased here at Jammy Toast, but we love the Tomson advert where Miles, the sad teddy bear, finds happiness on his holidays. Miles replaced Simon the Ogre from a couple of years ago in an advertising campaign called “Discover Your Smile”. The ad tells the story of a much-loved bear called Miles who has been ground down by everyday life and is stuck in a routine. Miles is noticeably missing a smile as he’s stuffed into a bag by his owner and arrives at a Thomson resort where gradually his smile is restored.
The first job of the year is to wish all our friends a very happy and prosperous New Year. If you have followed Jammy Toast a while then welcome back but if you are a new visitor then make yourselves at home and have a nose around. Whoever you are, wherever you are from, we always like to see you here at Jammy Toast. Just in case you are new, then let me introduce ourselves. Here at Jammy Toast we save teddy bear, many of whom have been cast adrift into the hands of charity shops and eBay sales. All these bears need is a happy family home to make them feel safe and secure and provide them with a happy home where they can watch daytime telly and play on the internet.
Tonight we would like to wish everyone a happy new year and hop that you all have a wonderful time. Here at Jammy Toast we will not be wandering far as we are all dying with a mystery coughing bug which we cannot shake. We have had it since before Christmas and it is getting to the point now where we are getting headaches because we are coughing that much. The only problem with me and the bears living in such close proximity to each other is that we spread germs and diseases around very easily – hence we have all come down with the dreaded lurgy.
Anew survey suggests that a large number of teddy bears use social media websites and travel on holiday with their adult companions covering on average over 10,000 miles in their lifetimes. This proves that although most people start the relationships with bears while they are small, many carry that relationship into adult life. However, the biggest surprise revealed in the survey is that men are twice as likely to set up a profile for a teddy bear friend, online.