Thursday, 24 February 2011

Reading Week :) ! HUZZAH! now for severe procrastination !

Well, its technically not reading week till next week, but my lessons have been cancelled so YAY HOME TIME! My dad came and picked me up yesterday at about 6pm and we made the epic journey from Bath to Ulverston, arriving home at about 10.30ishpm. Was a mega journey.

ANNNNYYYYWWAAAYYYYY... moving on to some random things that I think is pretty cool.

Firstly, Cornish pasties have been given protected status by the European Commission. Yep, its true. And I think its a reall good idea. Last year I lived with two people from Cornwall, and was educated in the difference between a home-made and a shop-bought pasty, and damn straight the home made ones are better.  Pastys can still be baked elsewhere in Britain but would need to have been prepared in Cornwall.
Another thing that I found weird and quite interesting is this.... Moving the UK's clocks forward has always been controversial. Now the government's new tourism strategy, due out in the next few weeks, is expected to suggest "double summertime" .... Say What?
It would see clocks move forward by an hour from GMT in the winter and a further hour in the summer, to match Central European Time, meaning lighter nights but darker mornings (AND LESS SLEEP DAMMIT!!). The opposing arguement is from Scotland. They say that for years the case in favour of DST has struggled because of Scotland. If it was introduced some of the northern-most areas would not see daylight until 10am during the winter months. Opponents argue this would increase accidents and make farmers' lives harder.
What do you guys think? I personally think it wouldn't be a good idea and agree with Scotlands arguement. But what do you guys think?
And on a final note. This weird and wonderful story from Brazil.... 
A woman in Brazil was shocked to find an alligator hiding behind her sofa after heavy rains flooded her house in the town of Parauapebas, in Para state..... thats right... AN ALLIGATOR !!!! and whats even scarier is she said she was alerted to the reptile's presence by her three-year-old son, who was patting its head.... WOW! how weird is that ! The firefighters said the family was lucky the reptile was not hungry!

Well, thats all I have time for today, as I have to actually do some work at some point in the day.

On a final note, I just want to dedicate this part of my blog to those currently suffering in Christchurch due to the devistation that hit on monday. Heres hoping that people are found and that as many people as possible are safe. My thoughts are with you all.

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