Monday, September 25, 2006

J Recommends the following -


Saw a nice product advertised on QVCUK over the weekend and have just checked it out over at and guess what? - it is much cheaper at Amazon! what a swizz.
Quality Value Cheats more like...

QVC = £181.65 inc p+p
Amazon = £158.94 with free p+p = £22.71 saving

Friday, September 22, 2006

Marmalade for £5,000 a jar

Jam-maker F Duerr & Son has debuted a commemorative £5,000 pot of marmelade made from rare whisky and champagne and decorated with edible flakes of gold.
The Fine Cut Seville Orange Marmalade with Whisky, Champagne and Gold mixes the finest Seville fruit with vintage Dalmore 62 whisky from Whyte & Mackay (valued at £32,000 per bottle), topped off with a splash of Pol Roger Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 1996 vintage champagne and garnished with flakes of 24-carat gold leaf.
The resulting spread, encased in a custom-made crystal jar valued at £1,100, would cost £76 to cover a single slice of toast.

J recommends the following - squid soap

The pump-bottle is decorated with a plastic squid, and the top of the pump has an ink-stamper that leaves a ring on your hand when you pump your soap. Once you've scrubbed enough to remove the ink-stamp, you've also scrubbed enough to kill the germs on your hands.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

J recommends the following - AA batteries with built-in USB charging-plugs

USBCells are standard-sized AA batteries whose heads flip open to reveal a USB plug; plug them into your PC and they'll recharge off the USB port.

(...via boingboing)

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

J recommends the following - Studio 60

This is the first (of many?) recomendations that I will be posting, the idea being that if I find something that looks interesting then I will share it with the world.
I started watching the West Wing by accident one evening and thought that it looked good (this was in the early days before everyone thought the same) and so this proves what great taste I have, so keep coming back to check up on my recomendations, be they tv,film,music,games whatever.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, writer Aaron Sorkin's follow-up to The West Wing, has been greeted warmly by TV critics following its US premiere.
The show, which looks behind the scenes on a late-night comedy programme, has "as good a cast as you'll find anywhere on TV", writes the New York Daily News.

USA Today said it was "brimming with wit, drama and urgency", while Variety praised its "crackling dialogue".

The show will be broadcast in the UK next year on More4.

Starring Friends actor Matthew Perry and West Wing cast member Bradley Whitford, Studio 60 is Sorkin's first TV show since leaving the award-winning White House drama in 2003.

'Hugely entertaining'

Writing in the Guardian, reviewer Ed Pilkington says the parallels between the lead characters and Sorkin's own experiences give the show "an inescapable element of navel-gazing".

The Hollywood Reporter's critic agrees that "his fingerprints are everywhere".

However, it goes on to praise this "ambitious and hugely entertaining drama" for its "intelligent dialogue, ironic humour and brilliant acting".

"Studio 60 lays claim to being the most exciting new show of the season," it concludes.

"Aaron Sorkin's show-within-a-show is a show of brilliance."

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I read about this site whilst over at, I have ordered my 10 free cards and will let you know what they are like!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

The Townsend Travels

We have been on our travels, first to Scotland and then to wales, click on the links below to see the photos:-