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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Sticky tape, antifreeze and condoms

Say Durex to someone British and as well as feeling slightly embarrassed they will think of the brand of prophylactic that is know owned by Reckitt Benckiser but used to be a product of the London Rubber Company. Some of you might remember a routine that comedian Jasper Carrott performed in which he described seeing a racing car in Australia

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So Poundbury is now “the heart of Dorset’s County Town”?

Looking at the web site for the Poet Laureate pub in Poundbury I see they claim to be “Situated in the heart of Dorset’s County Town” (see screen-shot below). Excuse me, how long has Poundbury been the heart of Dorchester? Far from being the heart many of us consider Poundbury to be a pustulous boil on the backside of our

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The view from the X53 Jurassic Coast bus

I have seen the X53 Jurassic Coast many, many times on the road as I have travelled through Dorset and Devon. As a car driver never when spotting that red and cream liveried double decker bus have I wondered what it would be like to actually travel on it, the video below has made me think again. Filmed from the

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