It has been a busy weekend for me here at Jammy Toast after I decided to take the weekend to get the website updated and get all the archives restored. As far as I am aware, all content is now restored and in working order. It is a difficult job having to update a website with nearly nine years of archives to trawl through so there is a chance something could have been missed. Can I ask a favour of all our friends; if you spot anything not working – no matter how small or insignificant – please let me know so I can put it right.
Apologies to those of you who were trying to get your share of Jammy Toast tonight. Unfortunately, our Webhost experienced some technical difficulties which resulted in us being offline most of the evening. 1&1 are pretty good, this is not a regular occurrence, but it is always annoying when it does happen. I was just in the middle of adding the finishing touches to BearTube, which is now back online, so you can listen to all the old Jammy Toast favourites again. I will be restoring Egginanoo’s artwork next so all you art-lovers watch this space.
Hello folks, my name is Edward Bear and I am the one responsible for keeping our online presence up and running smoothly. So I guess you can say I failed after recent events but that wasn’t really my fault – the culprit knows who he is, as do we! I am not going to introduce myself but instead inform you all of the work I am about to undertake. Thanks to this certain person’s sabotage, we have eight years’ worth of blog postings which are tainted with comments and pictures not posted by the person who they were meant to be posted by. We have had comments by Prince Charles, God Almighty, Jim Royle, etc – most of these were posted by The Bearkeeper thinking he was amusing. The problem is; nobody in their right mind really thought that Prince Charles was visiting Jammy Toast and leaving his thoughts on our posts. This obviously encouraged the other bright spark into posting material which was quite believably coming from people who got upset when they found out. Jammy Toast is not here to upset anyone!
Hello everyone, my name is Erik and I am a teddy bear. I have come to introduce myself as this seems to be the week of introductions – if they can do it, I can do it too. I tend to write things for Jammy Toast from time to time because everyone seems to get a chance except us run-of-the-mill bears, we never seem to get a chance. Just because I cannot woo the girls like Razzi or solve computer problems like Edward or answer really difficult questions like Einstein doesn’t mean I cannot write something interesting for you. So that is what I do now to introduce myself…
Hi everyone, its Razzi here. Seeing as everyone is introducing themselves this week it seems only fair that I have my own go at letting everyone know who I am. I am the bear who most people refer to as the big “bad” bear here at Jammy Toast. This is just because they only look skin deep. They see a bear who likes girlies and maybe the odd little titbits of internet bear-porn but deep-down I am a kind and loving bear. It is difficult to describe what I am really like because I am not as clever as Edward or Einstein and don’t find words easy to come by. I also find it very difficult to type when I have paws, but I try my best.
Hello World, or should that be Hello Again, World? Jammy Toast has been in existence since December 2006 – although it has had a few name changes along the way – but something happened recently which made me think about ending it. I have enjoyed writing about Eddie, Razzi and Co over the years but all that was shot down by one email I received the other day. The email, which I believed straight away, said that someone had stolen some pictures from Facebook and sent them to us to include in what used to be called our “Friend’s Gallery”. The person they were pretending to be, I noticed, had also left comments on the blog which did not come from the person they were supposed to have come from. In other words – Jammy Toast was now a lie.
We have decided to make a few changes here at Jammy Toast. A couple of things have brought us to the decision, most noticeably the fact that we don’t have the time to donate to Jammy Toast that we used to – work commitments are taking their toll. Also, Jammy Toast is meant to be the home of the Renault Bears but it is slowly being over-run with other people and characters. With these two thoughts in mind, we have decided to act. Firstly, we will no longer be able to post something here every day but instead will post something when we have something to say. Secondly, we are going to streamline the content so that Jammy Toast is once more about and/or features the Renault Bears.
Unfortunately, due to the number of hours Razzi and I are working at the moment, we cannot currently post something every night. Last night we didn’t finish work until 9:30pm and didn’t get home until 10pm. By the time we had had something to eat and settled down it was too late to even begin to think of something to post here on Jammy Toast. So, from now on we will endeavour to post on the blog as often as we can but unfortunately some nights will just have to remain blank. We will, however, keep everyone up to date with Garfield by posting a double-feature of our favourite feline following a night when we have not posted.
Those of you who have had a rummage around Jammy Toast will notice that 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…
Today we would like to ask everyone to take part in a little survey for us. We would like to know what your favourite bit of Jammy Toast is and which the bit you are not so keen on is. Do you just like our general posts or do you look forward each month to a certain bear’s column? Do you prefer Jammy Toast to post news stories concerning bears or do you prefer the observational humour we see around from day to day. Do you like our opinion on current affairs or do you like hearing about our friends and heroes? We want to know just what it is that brings you back to Jammy Toast day after day.