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18 Oct

I have searched using Google thousands of times now. Yesterday however, I achieved something I had never achieved before… a Google search yielding just 1 result (see the image below)! This is often termed a Googlewhack. Although a ‘proper’ Google whack consists of two real words (as opposed to my poorly spelt made up ones) and those two words feature in the text of the result in their entirety (as mine didn’t), I still think it was quite an achievement. Feel free to post any Googlewhacks you find in the comments.



4 May

A new and sociable theme

27 Apr

As I am sure you will have noticed if you have visited here recently, I have updated the theme of my blog. I really like the new look, I hope you do too. It is not just the appearances that has changed, I have added a few new social features. If you look at the top of the page, you should see two new exciting buttons. One is a link to my Facebook profile, the other is my RSS feed. Also, after each post, there is the option to share the content in question on Twitter, Facebook and WordPress.

I have not been posting on here very often recently. I am now less busy than I was however, so I hope to start posting more frequently from now on… perhaps around three times a week. A big thanks to everyone who has continued to read and comment on this blog throughout the drought.

Finally, I received a couple of interesting comments on my last post. Here is a little something for superjess:

My Memetastic award – update

23 Mar

Last week I was given a super Memetastic award. As part of me receiving this fantastic award I had to list five things about myself, four of which were lies. thanks to everyone who voted. I can now exclusively reveal that the true statement is that I own a large collection of pencil sharpenings. Indeed, I collected them when I was around 10 years old and to this day I still keep them in a large jar in my parents’ house. With regards to the four false statements:

  • I like rabbits, you can see me feeding one here.
  • I have never tried chocolate coated chicken wings, but I do like to eat chicken cooked in Coca-Cola.
  • I am a rather slow reader, even when the books are the right way up. I have never tried to read a book upside down.
  • I have only ever owned one car (about seven years ago now). It was blue.

As for who I will pass the Memetastic award onto, I have decided that everyone who voted on my poll (you know who you are) shall get the award. Congratulations!

My Memetastic award

16 Mar

Ok, here is the deal. Having decided to reduce the number of posts I publish on this blog each week, I thought that writing posts would be easy. It isn’t. While struggling to find something to write about today, I saw that Sandra of Wizards and Ogres and Elves…oh my! fame has presented me with a Memetastic award. This means that I should do a few things:

  • You must proudly display the award in a post.
  • You must list five things about yourself and four of the five must be Lies.
    (your readers must guess which one is the truth)
  • And you must then pass this prestigious award on, to five deserving bloggers.

Ok, first of all, I am not usually a fan of these things (e.g. send this message to 20 other people or else…). In this instance however, it seems like a bit of fun, so here we go!

That was my amazing award, here is the poll. Remember, only one of these five statements is true.


I will reveal the true statement and announce the five people I have chosen to receive the Memetastic award in a few days. Stay tuned!