Thoughts from March 2015


Have you ever looked at a piece of toast and seen the face of Noel Edmonds? Or, halfway through eating a blueberry muffin, realised it was a dead ringer for your pet chihuahua? If you have, you're not alone – seeing faces where they shouldn't be is called pareidolia and it's surprisingly common. 

This week, Chantal and Chio thought they spotted the Mona Lisa in one of our smoothies and, we have to say, it is uncanny. 


Guys – get it up on ebay, sharpish.

The lost hour

The clocks are up to their old tricks again – we’ve only gone and lost an hour this weekend (and, no, it’s not down the back of the sofa). Here’s a few things you could’ve done with it:

1.       Read the Hungry Caterpillar 28 times.

2.       Read one page of ‘A Brief History of Time’.

3.       Taken off a pair of wellies/Doc Marten boots.

4.       Listened to ‘Stairway to Heaven’ 7.5 times.

5.       Watched 8.824% of the Lord of the Rings trilogy (extended editions).

6.       Completed a One Direction wordsearch (don’t bother looking for Zayn).

7.       Watched one episode of Downton Abbey with the ads. Or five episodes of Downton Abbey without the ads.

8.      Had a go at saying this poem all the way through.

9.      Gone for a run. Or thought about going for a run and then talked yourself out of it.

10.   Cooked four of Jamie Oliver’s fifteen minute meals.

11.   Successfully moved a picture on Microsoft Word.

12.   Booted up the computer you had in 2005.

13.   Sat on a park bench for exactly an hour.

14.   Watched a football match after turning up half an hour late because you had some errands to run.

15.    Completed an intermediate sudoku.

Although they are stealing an hour from you, it's probably best if you do change your clocks so give it a go using our handy guide below:

Water Savings Time

It’s World Water Day on Sunday, because water doesn’t get enough appreciation for keeping us all alive and clean and that. But it’s so great that we’re all using way too much of it, so we’ve come up with a few small things that you can do to help save the gallons:

10. Are you one of those people who gets accused of stalling when you leave the pans to soak after dinner instead of washing up straight away? Well, it’s actually much better than letting the tap run while you scrape the food off, so pop the telly on and get slacking.

9. Instead of building a swimming pool in your back garden, make the most of the facilities at your local leisure centre. They have floats, too. And the occasional plaster, but just ignore that.

8. Designate your water drinking glass for the day or use a refillable bottle. Saves on washing up. Nice.

7. Cook veg in less water. You don’t want to be known as the person who makes mushy broccoli you don’t have to chew anyway.

6. We have a grassy floor here in fruit towers. Never needs watering. Just saying.

5. Do you really need to wash that? You’ve only worn it once* (*not applicable to pants. Definitely wash those. Or at least turn them inside out).

4. Your chin/armpits/legs would look good with some extra insulation. Try not shaving for a while.

3. If your mind wanders during your shower and they’ve become a bit on the long side, try coming up with a few songs that, once you’ve sung them, you get out. Show tunes work particularly well.

2. Avoid recreational water toys. We’re looking at you Super Soaker.

1. Shower with a friend. Preferably a close friend, but anyone who’s willing will do.