We are suckers for a good animal story here at Jammy Toast but this one really knocked us sideways. Apparently there are some swimming swine living it up in the strange surroundings of an uninhabited desert island in the Bahamas known as “Pig Beach”. And these pigs in paradise are definitely letting it all hang out. The paddling porkers were snapped around 300ft from shore living it up in waters warmed to 24 degrees by the luxurious sun. Contrary to the popular saying about what substance pigs are happiest in, it appears they are just fine dipping their trotters in the sky-blue oceans of the Caribbean.
Razzi is a little bit of a scaredy-cat and is often found hiding under the bed or behind the sofa when something scares him. If a horror film is on the telly then the first sign of trouble is when Razzi starts to go a little pale. Then when the monster is revealed Razzi is nowhere to be seen – he is in hiding again. Not all bears are brave and whereas most bears hide up a tree if they are scared, Razzi is scared of heights. In this new series we take a look at some of the monsters that have scared Razzi…
We were chatting with a few friends yesterday and while we were chatting, the subject came round to how the bear’s repress bad memories. This is where painful memories from their past are repressed by “motivated forgetting”. These memories are blocked out due to their painful or traumatic nature. It is a sad fact that many bears grow up loved by children who grow up and forget the teddy bear they once loved. In self-defence, the poor bears repress the happy memories to stop them from fretting for happier times. Many of our bears have been diagnosed as having Repressed Memory Syndrome (RMS) to block out such painful memories.
We are thinking of re-starting a series of articles here at Jammy Toast – at Razzi’s request. It has been known for some time that Razzi is a little scared of things he doesn’t like. Who remembers when we first heard about the Bog Monster from Prague and Razzi refused to sleep for a week in case the monster came for him in the night? This was made even worse when our friend Laura told Razzi that there was also a Bog Monster in Bromborough. Razzi has not been to Raby Mere since!
The Police are often accused of not have a sense of humour but for once they have surpassed themselves today after receiving reports from members of the public of a man carrying a “small child” on the M60 Motorway near Manchester. It turns out the man was actually carrying a Garden Gnome. Concerned drivers contacted police after the man was spotted near junction two of the motorway in Greater Manchester. He was later arrested on suspicion of a public order offence.
Here at Jammy Toast there is nothing we love more than a good old scary ghost story late at night. It makes all the bears pull the covers up over their little heads and none of them dare get out of bed for a wee-wee during the night! Tom Slemen, in particular, is one of our favourite ghost writers because he writes stories about Liverpool and the Wirral. So, we thought we would share one with you that we heard recently…
Andrey Narchuk’s photograph of an inquisitive baby fur seal in the Bering Sea is shortlisted in the Open Nature and Wildlife section of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards. This year’s competition received more than 230,000 entries from 186 countries. The images will be on show Somerset House in London from 22 April to 8 May, and the winners announced on 21 April. Dominique Green, who chairs the documentary jury, said: “I was moved by the depth of passion and commitment the photographers show to society through their work.”