2016 Blogs

Royal Institution Christmas Lecture 2017

Royal Institution Christmas Lecture 2017

I'll be  tuning into the CHRISTMAS LECTURES at 8pm on BBC Four tonight as chemist Professor Saiful Islam explores one of humankind’s biggest challenges: how to generate and store energy. With guest appearances from Christmas Lecturers past, Saiful will lead us on an...

It’s officially Christmas: The Costa Coffee 2016 Cup has arrived.

It’s officially Christmas: The Costa Coffee 2016 Cup has arrived.

I stopped by Costa at lunchtime for a coffee and was pleased to see the Christmas Cups have arrived.  This years design is probably best described as warm and cosy and looks like an arts & crafts crochet pattern. I have to say it's very effective and I like it.  I...

Everyone loves the new Marks and Spencer Snowman

Everyone loves the new Marks and Spencer Snowman

I spotted this new Marks and Spencer snowman toy while walking through one of their stores this afternoon. It's quite a nice gift for young children or indeed anyone else who loves snowmen and was on sale today for £20.  They didn't have many in stock and everyone was...

The top selling toys & games chart for week ending July 23rd 2016

The top selling toys & games chart for week ending July 23rd 2016

These are the unofficial top 10 best selling Toys & Games on Amazon.co.uk for the week ending July 23rd 2016. This weeks chart contains a couple of paddling pools, a paddling pool pump and a water slide which isn't a surprise as summer has finally arrived just in...