Chimpton Does Amsterdam

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Chimpton: The original stoner chick!

Afew years ago now, a friend suggested we take a little trip to Amsterdam. Now most of you know, I have always had a fondness for the lovely herbals they specialise in within the lovely city of Amsterdam and so obviously I agreed to the trip. My brother and sister (from my Vietnamese family, not from Davidd’s adopted family) also decided to join me. The more the merrier I thought. I knew it was all going to go wrong when, on the day, my mate who had booked the whole thing missed the flight. To add to the confusion, my Vietnamese brother was drinking to excess to calm his fear of flying and then continued to drink on the flight and got completely wrecked causing havoc on the plane.

Jammy Toast Goes To Cyprus

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Afew years ago, we decided to take ourselves off on a little winter holiday to Cyprus. The island is advertised as the “all-year round island” because it attracts the sun all year round. Don’t believe a word of it, although it is t-shirt weather most of the time, the evenings are freezing and the sea and swimming pools are equivalent to Antarctica – I swear I saw a penguin in our swimming pool. However, we really couldn’t complain. We booked to stay in the Club St George which is a self-catering complex next to the St George Hotel. At the last minute they decided to close the club for refurbishment and so we got a free upgrade to an all-inclusive holiday at the 5-star hotel.

Redneck Radio

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Mena Suvari is joining Sirius XM.

Mena Suvari tweeted a picture yesterday of her standing in front of a board displaying the logo for Sirius XM. She also included the news that she is going to be working with an old friend of hers on the radio station. This news and the picture brought memories flooding back of when we were on Holiday in Florida and we discovered Satellite Radio. This was back in the noughties and Satellite Radio was a new thing at the time. It meant that from the car we were driving around Florida we could listen to more or less any radio station in the USA. We tuned into Sirius XM which we immediately christened Redneck Radio. This was a spoof radio station from the Deep South pretending to feature real hillbilly rednecks – Chimpton and I thought it was hilarious, Ex-Wife did not!

It’s Always Sunny…

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We always laugh at the antics of Granny here on Jammy Toast. She makes us laugh with her forgetfulness and her “who gives a feck” attitude to life; whenever she just opens her mouth and lets the diatribe flow. Her mother, my Grandmother, was exactly the same and Auntie Diane, Granny’s daughter, is quickly following in her footsteps. My Grandfather and I seem to have missed out on this particular family trait. So much so that we always used to joke that it only shows itself in the female gene in this family. So what about Chimpton?

My First Foreign Holiday

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Iseem to be getting very nostalgic lately and remembering things from my childhood. One of my favourite memories was my very first foreign holiday. Back in the day, I used to accompany my grandparents on holidays to exotic places like, Bournemouth, Poole, Llandudno and – for the most part – the weather was always despicable. I remember one year we went on holiday somewhere and it rained every single day we were away. Because we stayed in Bed & Breakfasts, we had to leave the place during the day – not that there was anything to do their even if we hadn’t – and, I think for the week we were there we had one afternoon when the weather was good enough for us to venture outside the confines of the car.

The Last Word On Nudist Beaches

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Last week we told of some of our holiday adventures where we had “accidentally” ended up on nudist beaches. I have put the word “accidentally” in quotes because a number of people have doubted that it was an accident. We have been accused of deliberately setting out to Perv at people with no clothes on – as if we would do that. So I thought I would come along today and put these people straight. While it is true that we have seen some very attractive people sunbathing topless on beaches around the world. The vast majority of people we have seen sunbathing naked on nudist beaches are a different matter altogether. Most of these people are either elderly, fat, ugly or burnt to a crisp. Before The Chimpton says anything, I include myself in all those categories.

Jammy Toast’s Spanish Adventure

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On Thursday I posted an Archive Post telling the story of my first visit to Yorkshire with Razzi. Later on The Chimpton and I were laughing about my adventures in the land of the early to bed when she reminded me of a rather remarkable day in Spain. We were on holiday in Portugal – you can read about it here – when we awoke to a rather miserable day. It was cloudy and rather chilly but over in the distance we could see the sun was out in Spain. So we got out passports, jumped into the car and started heading towards Spain.