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Thoughts from March 2012

jimmy nail update

A little while ago we found ourselves wondering what Jimmy Nail was up to.

Jimmy nail

We hadn't seen hide nor hair of him since his 2001 album release 10 Great Songs And An OK Voice, and frankly we were worried he had shunned his showbiz lifestyle for good.

A chance sighting by one of our drinkers - "I saw him in Wallsend Aldi buying chopped tomatoes, I think he may have been planning a chilli" - and the discovery of his beloved crocodile shoes on sale in a charity shop did nothing to allay our fears. 

So if you were one of the four people who got in touch with us to ponder his whereabouts, you'll be pleased to know that we've tracked him down. He's with his good friend Sting and they're writing a musical together all about the lives of people in their home town of Newcastle back in the 1980s. Welcome back Jimmy.

And if you need to be reminded of Jimmy's brilliance, feast your eyes and ears on this.

If you want to find out where one of your favourite celebrities has got to, please let us know. We'll be happy to help find them.

poor old Queens Park Rangers

The hallowed ground of Loftus Road used to be a 5 minute walk from the old Fruit Towers, so we have a bit of a soft spot for The Super Hoops.

This season has been a tricky one for them, and just when things were looking up this weekend, they were denied a super-header, gave away a goal and left three valuable points in Bolton. 

But chins up lads, we believe in you. If you ever fancy a smoothie, a chat or some tactical advice, we're still only up the road

Poor old Clint Hill

Thank you to The Guardian for the picture.

a home for the little guy...

We all love Lego, whether it's making the 3,800 piece Star Wars Lego Death Star or inventing some crazy car with wings and seating for 30 Minifigures we'd all jump at the chance to spend the afternoon knee deep in bricks rather than spreadsheets and Photoshop. 

the lego adoption agency

But there is also a sad side to the Lego story, thousands of Lego men and women are left homeless each week, discarded and untouched for years. 

However help is at hand for our tiny yellow headed friends thanks to 'The Lego Adoption Agency'. 

Could you give a Lego guy a new start? 

Find out how you can help here.