I have been tying my shoelaces the wrong way

Are your shoelaces constantly coming undone? Fed up with having to keep retying them? Well according to a chap called Ian you are probably tying them the wrong way. So devoted is Ian to teaching people how to tie their shoelaces he has his own web site “Ian’s Shoelace Site” where he shows eighteen different ways to tie shoelaces. And

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When trains ran through the streets of Weymouth

Have you traveled past the bus depot along Commercial Road in Weymouth and noticed the tramlines running up the middle of the carriageway? These date from the days when trains ran through the streets of Weymouth from the town’s railway station to the quay and back again. Officially known as the Weymouth Harbour Tramway regular services ceased in 1987 but

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From Broadchurch to Skilling – Bridport on view

The ITV television drama series Broadchurch has hit our screens for its second series and with it have come again stunning views of West Dorset and especially West Bay. At around the same time the internet release of a film showing a rather different view of the Bridport area and specifically the Skilling estate. Made by film maker Robert Golden

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Fancy a giant chocholate robin?

I popped into one of Dorset’s farm shops today and there among the Christmas merchandise was a giant robin made from chocolate looking rather impressive with his yellow beak and red breast. One thing that struck me was the shape of this feathered friend, suspiciously egg shaped! Have the manufacturers spotted another seasonal use for their giant Easter egg mould?

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Milk Chocolate Smart Phone – A cute gift idea but how much!

Perusing the Very online retail web site earlier I noticed they were selling a ‘Milk Chocolate Smart Phone‘ which I guess they are promoting as a Christmas stocking filler. The price of this novelty was £5 for a 40g bar of Belgian chocolate. That price looked ridiculous so I headed over to the MySupermarket web site to see what price

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Find the nearest postbox

Have you ever wanted to find out where the nearest post box is? Or if your memory is correct and there is a pillar box where you think before you make an unnecessary journey. It was the second of those that got me searching for a way of finding where postboxes are located. Having something to post and heading off

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Waitrose cashmere loo rolls

Waitrose customers are so posh they wipe their arses with cashmere!

Would you wash your clothes in Barf?

I am not sure where they sell Barf washing powder but I guess it wouldn’t go down to well in Britain, except maybe for the residents of Barf Close.

Crosse & Blackwell Soup and Dorset Brown Ale

I bought some Crosse & Blackwell Best of British Beef, Root Vegetable & Ale Soup from Morrisons at the weekend. After buying it I noticed the front label proclaims it contains ‘Dorset Ale’, the ingredient list says 6% Dorset Brown Ale. I wonder who they are sourcing their ale from?

Seaton Woolworths, still empty

It was back in 2008 that Woolworths went out of business. The empty stores seemed to spring back into life reasonably quickly with Iceland, Spar and Poundland among the many names to be seen above shops where Woolworths used to be. I was in Seaton in East Devon recently and was struck by the forlorn looking former Woolworths still standing

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