Paddington Bear #17

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Paddington Bear is famous the world over, having been translated into 30 different languages and sold more than 30 million books worldwide. This current batch of stories are taken from his third book; “Paddington Helps Out” which was first published in 1960. It was written by Michael Bond and illustrated by Peggy Fortnum. The polite immigrant bear from darkest Peru, with his old hat, battered suitcase, duffle coat and love of marmalade sandwiches has become a classic character from English literature. Here at Jammy Toast, we are pleased to bring you some more of the tales which have made Paddington Famous the world over

William MacKenzie

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William MacKenzie’s tomb within the grounds of St Andrew’s Church.

One day in the late 1990s, I was sitting in work in Kirkdale, Liverpool when my boss asked if I could run a job down to a printers in Liverpool City Centre. It was a nice, sunny day outside so I jumped at the opportunity of getting out of the stuffy office I was sitting in. I got in my car and set off for the city centre. During the journey I had the radio on and I was listening to Radio City who had an author in the studio by the name of Tom Slemen. Tom had just released a book about ghosts who haunt Liverpool and he was regaling the tale of William MacKenzie.

Razzi Writes #67

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Hello everyone, Razzi here and I would like to thank my friend Andreaa for spilling the beans on someone who I thought was a very good friend of mine; Cher. Although I have not seen her for nearly a year – because she is in America – I have been loyal to our friendship and have not been seeing anyone else while she has been away. Now Andreaa tells me that Cher is six months pregnant with her first baby. She swore to me when she married that hairdresser guy that it was just for the publicity to help her career because there is still a stigma attached to being in a relationship with someone outside your species – namely, a bear.

Bear Music #65

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There is nothing we love more 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…

Great Uncle Bimbo’s Sporting Memories #5

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Davidd and I are 57 years and during those years we have watched some great sporting events. Today, we would like to continue our series of posts where we recall our memories of those events featuring some of our greatest heroes. We have lived through England winning the World Cup (we were a little young, though), Muhammad Ali’s greatest fights, Stoke City winning the League Cup and Botham’s Ashes. Some great times and even more great memories which we hope to share with you during the coming months. Today we would like to share our memories off

Talking Shit #88

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Today we are going to ask everyone who visits Jammy Toast to just “Talk Shit” for the day. We ask that anyone who visits Jammy Toast leaves a comment on just about any subject they choose. Funny or sad, true or false, real or fake; we don’t give a shit as long as it is entertaining and doesn’t really hurt anyone. We ask you to do this because we are too busy to think of anything else to post – hopefully everyone will like the freedom to whine and bitch. The rules are pretty simple to explain – basically, anything goes!

Bahama Soul Club

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Okay hands up if you hate Jazz. Yes, that’s everyone – including us. Except… we have started coming round here at Jammy Toast to something called Nu Jazz. While we admit it is not for everyone, if you are willing to give it a whirl it is great late at night when there is bugger all on the telly. It’s chilled, it’s mellow and is like the kind of music they play in hotel lounges to entertain guests. The term Nu Jazz was coined in the late 1990s to refer to music that blends jazz elements with other musical styles, such as funk, soul, electronic music and free improvisation. Nu Jazz also ventures farther into the electronic territory than does other flavours. One of our favourite bands from this genre is The Bahama Soul Club.