Saturday, 11 July 2009

MP train scandal

Setting: South west trains service to London Waterloo. Freya is sitting in the quiet (not for long) carriage when an entire class of 12/13 year olds get onto the train. The kid sitting behind me calls over his teacher to show him something.

Kid: Sir, is there an MP called Jacqui?

Teacher: Yes - Jacqui Smith

Kid: Sir, sir, she has left her mobile number on the train.

Teacher: What?

Kid: Look, it's graffitied on the back of this chair "Jaqui, MP, Buckingham Palace, London, Mob: 079....(etc)".

Teacher: I'm pretty sure that wasn't written by Jaqui Smith MP. I'm pretty sure she wouldn't graffiti her personal contact details on the back of a south west trains chair

Kid: I don't know sir, I've heard that they do stupid stuff like that all the time....

How right you are kid, how right you are.....

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Let me introduce you to Sonya

I would like to introduce those of you who have not already met Sonya, to my new favourite animal, the Slow Loris. As you can see, she is UNBELIEVABLY cute - look at those eyes! And boy, she loves to be tickled. She also LOVES eating meal worms, which those of you who don't mind creepy-crawlies can check out here. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

I acknowledge that this is diverging massively from the intended subject of my blog, but hey, tough. I couldn't not share Sonya. Everyone needs a slow loris youtube video in their life.