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…
If people think of Liverpool you usually think of the Beatles and the Liverpool of the 1960s. Back then the city was full of terraced housing originally built for dock workers – two up, two down with an outside toilet. Liverpool today is so different, the influx of money brought in since Liverpool was the European Capital of Culture has seen many of these areas demolished to be replaced with modern new-builds that many people seem to want. However, if we are not careful we are going to lose all connection with the past. One such place is the Welsh Quarter of the Dingle.
Back in 1994 a photograph of the Loch Ness Monster was confirmed as a hoax. The story began in 1933 when a big-game hunter by the name of Marmaduke Wetherell was employed by the Daily Mail newspaper to investigate the story of the Loch Ness Monster. He went to Loch Ness and claimed to have found some footprints. However, when they were sent to scientists for analysis, they turned out to be hippopotamus footprints. A prankster had used a hippopotamus’ foot umbrella-stand to make the footprints and Wetherell had been taken in by the hoax. However, this did not stop the Daily Mirror from ridiculing Mr Wetherell in the newspaper.
We received an email yesterday from someone who had just rescued a Renault Bear from a charity shop for the princely sum of a quid. Nothing unusual in that, we get people who have rescued Renault Bears contacting us on a regular basis. However, this time I suddenly realised something we have been neglecting on this site before now. How is somebody new to the world of Renault Bears going to know how to look after their new charge?
It is not very often that our local area even appears on the local news, let alone the national news. It is to our shame that we have now made the national news for animal cruelty after the RSPCA launched an appeal to find the owners of a dog found in Flaybrick cemetery with injuries so horrific he had to be put down. Ten-year-old Elmo was found in undergrowth at on Saturday afternoon. His injuries were extreme – every bone in his body had been broken at some time.
Today we are continuing our series of articles on our favourite fictional characters from telly shows of the past. As you all know, the bears love their telly and there is nothing they love more than finding a character they can love to love… or even love to hate. The bears don’t usually go for the clean-cut, heroic types they are more likely to identify with the slackers of society, people like Frank Gallagher, Jim Royle or Homer Simpson. They like programmes which are “off the wall” although occasionally they will enjoy serious drama if it is interesting and well written. Today, we are featuring…
Margarete Steiff was born in Giengen, Germany on 24th July 1847. Margarete was a very lively, well-built child and led a carefree life until she became ill with polio before her second birthday. She was destined never to walk and to be confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Her mother, above all, found this very difficult. She would have to care for her daughter for as long as she lived. Her daughter would never be able to take on the role of housewife and mother and, at the time, it seemed as though she had absolutely no prospects for the future.