Talking Shit #159

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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!

William MacKenzie Update

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Old, grainy photograph purported to be of William MacKenzie standing outside St Andrew’s Church.

Last year I told everyone the story of William MacKenzie – you can read the full story here but here is the short version. William Mackenzie was an Anglo-Scottish Civil Engineer and Civil Engineering Contractor who was one of the leading European contractors in the 1840s. He was born near Nelson, Lancashire, England, the eldest of the 11 children of Alexander Mackenzie, a Scottish contractor, and Mary née Roberts. He started his career as an apprentice weaver but changed to civil engineering, becoming a very successful civil engineer undertaking work on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway between Edge Hill and Lime Street. During his lifetime he amassed a large amount of money.

Talking Shit #158

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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!

Granny’s Soul Mate Heads For Rome

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Luigi’s car flattens road sign for Rom.

Here at Jammy Toast we are used to Granny performing all manner of weirdness and we don’t really bat an eyelid these days – she’s usually done it all before. However, one story caught our eye recently which made us realise there are other versions of Granny out there – or even Grandpas. Luigi Rimonti is an 81 year old Italian who has lived in Newcastle since 1965 and decided he wanted to make a return to his home country and make a pilgrimage to the Vatican. The only fly in the ointment was the fact he hates flying.

Talking Shit #157

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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!

Message From Aleksandr Orlov

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Aleksandr hears the news that there is no cheque.

Today we have received a message from Aleksandr Orlov for payment for his recent posts here on Jammy Toast. I don’t know where he got the idea that we pay people for posts but he is definitely wrong. As everyone who posts here on our blog will confirm, everyone contributes to our little community as a labour of love – it is not undertaken for financial gain. It is very upsetting to hear that the Orlov family mansion’s roof is leaking and in need of repair but it is not our duty to pay for the repair. I suggest Aleksandr gets a roofer in and pays him for his labours and stops being a son of a mongoose. Just for the record, here is Aleksandr’s message…

My First Computer

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Iwas throwing some old computer magazines out the other day and I couldn’t help but have a little nose inside before committing them to landfill. At article inside caught my eye which consisted of the journalists who work for the magazine reminiscing about their very first computers. It started me thinking about my first computer, or more to the point, the first computer that I loved and would argue with other computer owners over whose was best. That computer was the Atari 500ST. I had owned other computers before that one but this was the first computer that I would have gone out to bat for.