Is Jammy Toast Real?

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Ihave told you, our dear readers, the story of Jammy Toast before but I will quickly repeat it for anyone who is new or missed it the first time around. Renault Bears used to live in the wilds of the French Alps and were captured by the Renault Car Company to use as marketing gimmicks and given away to the children of people who purchased their cars. Unfortunately, as the children grew up they outgrew these bears and Jammy Toast was started to rescue the bears from an uncertain future. However, Jammy Toast only exist if people believe in it. This is called the Tinkerbell Effect. This is an expression describing things that are thought to exist only because people believe in them. The effect is named after Tinker Bell, the fairy in the play Peter Pan, who is revived from near death only by the belief of the audience shouting out that they believe in her.

How To Get Your Own Avatar

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Although it is always nice to see somebody new visiting Jammy Toast, I always know it will only be a matter of time before they ask how to get their own Avatar – or Gravatar as WordPress calls them. An Avatar is a picture/cartoon/photo that follows you around the internet and every time you do things like comment or post on a blog or web forum your avatar will help identify you. It is fairly easy to set up but, just like anything in this world, it is only easy if you know where to look. So today I thought I would post a quick “How to…” and then in the future if anyone else asks, I can always point them in the direction of this post.

Jammy Toast Returns

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Hello Toasters, it is great to be back… we have missed you all – well, most of you anyway. First of all we would just like to apologise for our sudden disappearance without any notice but everything suddenly fell into place for us to do the upgrades that have been overdue for some time. The more observant of you may notice that we have split Jammy Toast in half too. Here on we are only now hosting posts from September 2015 onwards. The plan is to create another site which will become an archive for all our old post prior to that date right back to when we started in June 2006.

Guest Bloggers

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One of my favourite things here on Jammy Toast has been the introduction of guest bloggers. Andreaa Angel, Pot Noddle and Lisa “W” have all started regularly contributing to Jammy Toast and furthermore, they all seem to be popular with you, our readers – or Toasters as we refer to you all. I initially asked the terrible trio to write something every week/month for inclusion and they have all proven true to their word. Although they are perfectly free to stop writing for us at any time, there is a slight pressure to produce the goods every month. This I feel might put others off from also wanting to contribute to the annals of Jammy Toast. Working on the old adage that everyone has at least one good story in them, maybe some of you feel like you could write something for inclusion here but without the pressure of me chasing you for stories every month. So this is exactly what we are going to try – one-off stories from you, our toasters.

HMS Jammy Toast Hits An Iceberg

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Houston, we have a problem. There is trouble at mill, the good ship HMS Jammy Toast has hit an iceberg – we bears are not happy. The problem is that as some of our human authors have become more popular, it has pushed us bear authors out and we don’t get a chance to post. In fact, Erik ‘The Hat’, Great Uncle Bimbo and Flat Eric are the only bears who have a chance to post at least monthly. Others – including Razzi, Edward, Egginanoo, Einstein and George – have been pushed out and only occasionally or very rarely get the chance to post anything at all. Furthermore, another one of our bears, Erika, has been asking for a chance to start her own series of posts off for some time now and every month we simple run out of days. In a nutshell, we have over forty posts/posters who want to post something every month and yet there are only around thirty days in each month.

Thoughts On Jammy Toast From Brian Cox

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Here at Jammy Toast we love Professor Brian Cox OBE, FRS and all the fantastic television programmes he makes about physics and astronomy – especially the Wonders of… series. He has a way of making everything he talks about clear, precise and even understandable to use non-techies. We have even tried reading a couple of his books, Why Does E=mc2 and The Quantum Universe – neither of which (just like Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History of Time) made a bit of sense to us. So we love Brian but what does Brian think of Jammy Toast? As he works just up the road at the University of Manchester, we thought we would ask