Friday, October 29, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Ron Brown came to the Newbury reunion, but sadly died a few months later, but one of his daughters later said it was one of the happiest days of his life, meeting so many of his former pupils. Seems to me that some of the staff enjoyed their time there as much as we did.
Monday, October 25, 2010
"A study by academics from the University of California and Northwestern University claimed that "the causal link between the consumption of restaurant foods and obesity is minimal at best."
It argued that a tax on high-calorie food, as proposed by many health campaigners in the US and Britain, may therefore not be an effective way for governments to tackle the problem.
The study analysed data compiled by the US Department of Agriculture on calorie intake around the country.
It found that people living closer to restaurants were not significantly more likely to be obese than people living further away, indicating that easy access to restaurants had little effect.
It also showed that while restaurant meals typically held more calories than home-produced food, many customers often offset this by eating less throughout the rest of the day.
Obese people who ate at restaurants, the study indicated, "also eat more when they eat at home."
The US government estimates that about one in three Americans, or 100 million in total, are obese.
Last month it was predicted that 75 per cent of Americans would be overweight in 2020.
The problem is thought to cost Americans between $150 billion (£96 billion) and $170 billion (£109 billion) in annual medical costs.
The study's authors, Michael Anderson and David Matsa, wrote: "While taxing restaurant meals might cause obese consumers to change where they eat, our results suggest that a tax would be unlikely to affect their underlying tendency to overeat."
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Forecaster spot on.
Fratton supporters return to the calm and dizzy heights on the " Sarf Coast."
Umber Gents Asuitable Pint will be graciously accepted at the Big Posh Nottingham hotel in June.We can drink till late I have been allowed in as a resident for the duration of reunion.
As long of none of you get me black balled !!
Hey Up from the top half team.
From Bottom to 12th in 6 weeks,so by May we could be in the Premiership YET AGAIN !! :-)
TWO - one was enough !!Cheers
From 'Appy 'Ampshire
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Southerly storm force 11 due 'Umberside (Tigers Den) Saturday 15:00 hours, fortunately only expected to last for 90 minutes maximum.Possibly all blown out after 45 :-)
Any survivors welcome to a drink back where the Storm originated -FRATTON in 'Ampshire.
Hey Up Lads. :-)
Monday, October 18, 2010
Mon Oct 18, 10:08 AM
A product made on P.E.I. has been named the best new food product in the world at the SIAL D'Or awards in Paris.
The awards are considered the Oscars of the food world. Honibe Honeydrops from Island Abbey Foods took the global award Sunday night at the competition.
The dried, pure honey product, which comes in a lozenge form that can be used to sweeten a hot drink or eaten like candy, beat out innovative products from eight other countries to take the top prize.
This is the first time a product from P.E.I. has represented Canada at the SIAL D'Or, the biggest food show in the world.
Island Abbey Foods was founded five years ago by John Rowe and his wife in the basement of their house in Montague
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Saturday, October 09, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
Sorry to hear that your pc has a virus Alex and you can only read the blog at the mo. Yes, I was on the course (14th tee) when you rang and left your message re the supplying of black puddings for throwing at your beloved team. My phone was on silent. Sorry to hear that you are the only supporter left, I guess Fratton Park will look a bit like the stadia in Delhi! I saw Mark Louis Francis make 10.2 in the 100 metres even though his blocks slipped at the start. I hear that he did the same distance in 9.2 seconds when he suddenly felt the urge to visit the toilet, thus breaking the world record.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
Date: Sunday 12th September 2010
Venue: The Royal Oak, Bridge Street, Ramsbottom
Times: 11am – Late
The Corner Pin at Stubbins, near the village of Ramsbottom, is steeped in black pudding history.
Since time immemorial the historic public house has paid tribute to the brave men and women who repelled raiding parties from Yorkshire… by competing to dislodge Yorkshire Puddings from the ceremonial plinth with finest quality Bury black puddings (Kindly now supplied by Chadwicks of Bury… The finest Black Puddings in the world)…
An event now enshrined as the WORLD BLACK PUDDING THROWING CHAMPIONSHIPS…
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Men are like Laxatives
They irritate the crap out of you.
Men are like Bananas
The older they get, the less firm they are.
Men are like Weather
Nothing can be done to change
Men are like Blenders
You need One, but you're not quite sure why..
Men are like Chocolate Bars
Sweet, smooth, & they usually head right
for your hips.
Men are like Commercials
You can't believe a word they say.
Men are like Department Stores
Their clothes are always 50% off!
Men are like Government Bonds
.... They take soooooooo long to mature.
Men are like Mascara
They usually run at the first sign of emotion.
Men are like Popcorn
They satisfy you, but only for a little while.
Men are like Snowstorms
You never know when they're coming, how many
inches you'll get or how long it will last.
Men are like
Fun to look at, but not very bright.
Men are like
All the good ones are taken, the rest are