Thoughts from category: stuff you've sent us

fruit fight

We were having a debate in the kitchen the other day. If all the fruit in the world got a bit lairy and had a scrap, who would win? And who'd be knocked out first round? Unable to agree which fruit was the 'ardest, and which fruit was the weakest, we thought we'd ask the nice folk that follow us on Twitter & Facebook for their opinion.

Here's a selection of some of the things people said.

Warning: these pictures contain a blend of bad jokes and utter nonsense, and don't contribute in any way to your five a day.

Happy Friday.

#fruitfight banter

#fruitfight banter 2

the tale of the whale who once lived in a skip

Still gently flagellating yourself for not bidding on the 80kg fibre glass whale that sold on eBay a few months ago?

Willy and friend

Well, you can stop the whipping right now as we've tracked him down and there is a happy ending to this whale tale.

As homophonic luck would have it, the whale formerly known as Willy is now living at the Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre in West Wales after the centre manager, Steve, and his girlfriend, Sarah, bought the ex-clubbing fibre glass mammal to help raise awareness for the conservation work they do.

At present, Steve and his colleagues aren't entirely sure how they're going to use the whale to raise funds for the centre but they've made an excellent start by entering him as a whale mobile in the Aberaeron Bank Holiday Carnival to promote their Adopt-a-Dolphin scheme.

Whale mobile

If you're ever Cardigan Bay way, then the centre is well worth popping into and the boat trips a great way to spot bottlenose dolphins, Atlantic grey seals and leatherback turtles (not to mention a whale who used to go clubbing).

Whale rider

Dumped by a Leeds nightclub, roaming the skips and back gardens of North Yorkshire and then being sold to the highest bidder, it's the stuff of fairytale endings that Willy the whale ended up being carnival king and the toast of the Teifi

Who'd have thought eBay would be responsible for such Hollywood gold?

spreadable line up

At the end of every summer, my mum sends a massive pot of her damson jam to Fruit Towers for toast duty

Condiment line up

It's been in the kitchen less than a week now but has already taken over as king of the breakfast spreads.

Here's a rare early morning sighting of two Philippa's by the toaster, about to engage in some homemade-jam-on-granary action

Phil jam

Thanks to Mrs T for making stolen re-homed damsons and breakfast taste so very good.

Mrs t

whale sale

Massive thanks to John H for sending us the latest life size fibre glass statue to be sold on eBay.


Starting life in a Leeds nightclub, Willy got mixed up with the wrong pod and ended up being thrown out onto the streets where a passing Samaritan rescued him from a skip.

After a tour of various car park spaces and back gardens in the Sheffield area, Willy is now ready for a new home and that home/pond/hot tub could be yours.

Dog not included

Maybe your ornamental pond is lacking that oversized mammal water feature? Perhaps you fancy a bit of company in your hot tub? Or maybe you just want an alternative sofa.

Whatever you need a 4.9m long fake killer whale for, get bidding and in 9 days time, he could be yours.

N.B. He weighs in at 80kg, cannot jump through hoops and needs at least three people to carry him. Excited dog not included