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June 2011

Tom Cruise is NOT Jack Reacher!

Posted on 24th June 2011 in jack reacher

Like almost everyone on the planet, I was shocked to hear that Tom Cruise had been cast to play Jack Reacher in the film adaptation of Lee Child’s novels.

A few pertinent details (with stats taken from Lee Child’s official site) in case you are unaware of Jack Reacher:

Name: Jack Reacher (no middle name)
Born: October 29th
Measurements: 6’5″, 220-250 lbs., 50″ chest
Hair: Dirty-blond
Eyes: Ice blue
Clothing: 3XLT coat, 95 cm. pants’ inseam

Reacher left home at 18, graduated from West Point. Performed 13 years of Army service, demoted from Major to Captain in 1990, mustered out with the rank of Major in 1997.

Tagline: Women Want Him, Men Want To Be Him

So that’s 6 foot 5 inches then….rugged, manly, dirty blond, 50″ chest….. And the first person who comes to mind is Tom Cruise?

A few better suggestions, in my humble opinion:

And, as so rightly suggested by @Newmanfilms

Any more suggestions?

New Top Worn ONCE!

Posted on 22nd June 2011 in dirty washing/ kids

I swear I keep the Polo Top and Laundry Spray companies in business! This top was brand new out of the packet this morning, spent 6 hours at school and came home like this!

When questioned, DS2 did reveal that the Bagley Ball ‘may have got muddy’…..



Barking Cat

Posted on 22nd June 2011 in barking cat/ cat/ Funnies

Cat barks until spotted by a human then resumes miaowing!

He seems to say: Woof, Woof, Woof, Woof, Wooooooh, oh, miaow, miaow!

Should We Check Childrens’ BMI?

Posted on 21st June 2011 in BMI/ childhood obesity/ NHS/ obesity

For National Childhood Obesity Week (4 -10 July 2011), NHS Choices, the health information website for the NHS, is asking parents to to check their child’s body mass index (BMI) and take a more proactive approach to managing their child’s weight.

I’ve used the checker (which you can visit here: and it says that one of my boys (who are both under 7 stone and are aged 9 & 11) just scrapes into the healthy section and the other is overweight! 

Here is a picture of the little monkeys – they look fine (for fine read perfect) to me.

Is allowing access to this information a good thing or a bad thing – should I now be putting them on a diet?

According to statistics from NHS Choices, three in 10 children in Britain are overweight or obese. Children who are overweight in childhood are more likely to become overweight adults. They are also at risk of developing serious health conditions that carrying excess weight can bring, such as diabetes.

Unlike most BMI checking tools, NHS Choices has an online BMI checker that is suitable for children aged two and above. Parents or guardians simply need to provide details about the sex, age, height and weight of their child and the tool will provide a percentile result informing the parent or guardian if their child is a healthy weight. For more information about managing children’s diet, health and fitness, whatever their BMI, then visit NHS Choices. If parents or guardians are very concerned about their child’s weight, they should visit their GP. 

Poke Etiquette

Posted on 20th June 2011 in facebook/ poke

I have recently been pondering ‘poke etiquette’ on the evil that is Facebook.

What is the meaning of a poke?

According to Facebook it is:

There are a handful of people who regularly poke me on FB *waves* you know who you are – and maybe you can provide the answer?!

But recently I was poked by someone different (sooooo hard not to say fnarr fnarr at any point) and it made me wonder what had prompted them to do it. The lovely @marketingtomilk did put forward the suggestion that pokes are only received from boys who used to fancy you at school…

Which then made me worry, if I don’t poke back is it rude/impolite?

If I do poke back am I effectively rubbing my knees Vic Reeves stylee and saying c’mon then big boy?

Does anyone know?

Autism Friendly Cinema

Posted on 14th June 2011 in Autism/ odeon

Calling all film buffs!

Dimensions have joined forces with ODEON to host an autism friendly screening of new release, Mr Popper’s Penguins, in cinemas across the country.

They want as many people as possible to go along so that they can make film screenings aimed at people with autism or learning disabilities a regular event.

When’s the film on?
The screenings are at 11am on Thursday 11th August.

Which cinemas are showing the film?
A full list of all of the 30+ cinemas involved is available on their website .

What makes the screenings autism friendly?
· The lights will be on low
· The volume will be turned down
· You’ll be able to take your own food and drinks
· You’ll be able to move around the cinema if you like.

Will there be other films shown?
If enough people attend on 11th August it is hoped that ODEON will continue to provide this service each month. For more information about this including details of the cinemas, movie trailers and more, visit the website.

Where can I get tickets?
Cinema tickets can be bought as normal from the cinema in your area or online through the ODEON website . Tickets on sale from 2nd August. Support workers/carers can attend for free with a CEA card. To find out more about the CEA card and how to get one please visit the CEA website.

Supporting people with autism
At Dimensions, they know that autism affects people differently and that’s why their support is different for everybody. They support people with learning disabilities and people with autism. A not-for-profit organisation, they are a leader in their sector, supporting around 2,500 people and their families in England and Wales.

To find out more about how Dimensions support people with autism visit their website:

More Funnies

Posted on 13th June 2011 in all about the angle

Following on from my earlier post, imaginatively entitled Funnies, I now bring you more funnies!

a couple of rude ones follow, sorry @DrewParky *looks ashamed*

and my personal favourite…

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