The bears have been reading all about the recent horsemeat scandal with growing alarm. First it was found in frozen meals, then it stretched to burgers and even today we have heard reports that IKEA have withdrawn their sausages, used in their hotdogs, because of a fear they may contain horsemeat. There is also news today that there are massive loopholes in the law which allows importers to sell low quality material to UK sausage makers. Following all these stories we have demanded reassurances from our supplier that our Jammy Toast is only made from the best ingredients.
Today is a happy and sad day here at Jammy Toast. We are happy because today sees the start of a new series of our favourite television programme Shameless. Sad because this will be the last series ever made after creature Paul Abbot decided he wanted to call it a day while the show was still popular rather than run it into the ground. The programme as changed over the 11 series it has been made to the point now where there is only Frank left from the original series. However, as people have left, new people have taken over and the quality of the show has been maintained.
Ihope Razzi doesn’t read the blog tonight because we have news of another Monster to report. For years we have heard reports of sightings of Nessie the Loch Ness Monster and now it turns out she has a lesser-known cousin according to researchers. Morag is a mysterious creature known to inhabit the depths of Loch Morar in the Lochaber area of the Highlands. Ancient scripts have been uncovered by the Carmichael Watson project at the University of Edinburgh library, thought to date from 1902, and they paint a conflicting view of Morag.
Saturday night is Movie Night here at Jammy Toast. Each week we will show a movie through the Jammy Toast Cinema for our friends who have registered prior to each event. We only have a certain amount of bandwidth and so, unfortunately, we cannot make these movies available to anyone who just happens to pop by. Any Friend of The Bears is eligible to watch each week’s movie by applying in the usual way. Those of you who have registered to watch this week’s movie will have received an email containing a password. If you click on the Media menu above, then click on Jammy Toast Cinema you will gain entry to the Bear Screen.
We have a new bear who has come to join us today but he has arrived in a rather bad way. We were contacted by his former owner because they couldn’t afford the massive vets bills that would be needed for a rather serious neck injury he has. Mark Spencer comes from Spalding in Lincolnshire which seems to be a hotspot for Renault Bears. We have no idea how he came about his injury but it is quite a large abrasion across the back of his neck and lower part of his head.
Hello, it is Bimbo here again. I know I have already written my column this month but I asked Davidd if I could write again today because of the death of Richard Briers. We were all sitting around chatting about him yesterday and some of the great comedies that were made back in the 1970s. They still make great comedy today like The Office, Dinner Ladies and Father Ted but they do not have the same appeal – or the audiences – that the classic shows from the 70s enjoyed. It maybe because we only had three channels to choose from in those days but I think it is more because they were shows designed for the whole family. There was something for everyone to laugh at.
The bears were upset today to learn of the death of actor Richard Briers, best known for his role in The Good Life, at the age of 79. He died peacefully at home from emphysema brought on by years of smoking. Speaking of his illness, he recently said; “It’s totally my fault. So, I get very breathless, which is a pain in the backside. Trying to get upstairs… oh God, it’s ridiculous. Of course, when you’re bloody nearly 80 it’s depressing, because you’ve had it anyway.” His agent, Christopher Farrar, added; “Richard was a wonderful man, a consummate professional and an absolute joy to work alongside.”