Cats Are Evil – Discuss

Cats definitely have the marmite factor. Depending on your experience with them they’re either a) adorable bundles of fur or b) hairy evil monsters.

I tend to sway towards b), especially following I’m going to climb up your legs even though I can see you’re wearing shorts and I’m going to bat you mercilessly about the head and sit on your face until you wake up episodes.

I’ll admit that in some circles the second option is not a bad thing. In fact some people even pay good money for it, but swiftly moving on…

I know I’m not alone in this mistrust of cats but equally acknowledge that there are armies of feline lovers out there just waiting to leap to their beloved moggy’s defence.

But I think both camps can agree that the following cartoons from Matthew Inman contain more than a nugget of truth:

“How to tell if your cat is plotting to kill you”

There are more cat truths on Matthew’s website ‘How To Tell If Your Cat Is Plotting To Kill You‘, including a very helpful quiz (the results of which let me know that there is a 96% chance that my cat is trying to kill me).

The irony is that cats would be ruling the earth by now were it not for the fact that whilst they’re evil, they’re also very, very, lazy.

November 13, 2008 at 6:23 PM 3 comments

Phil Spencers Credit Crunch Crisis

Poor old Phil Spencer. It turns out that even he’s been a victim of the all-encompassing credit crunch, and has been forced to downscale his property business empire. Poor lamb.

Okay, that’s maybe a bit harsh.  And I actually really like Phil. There’s something very endearing about him, I think.

But is it cynical of me to wonder if there’s a wee connection between this news about his business and the much-hyped future edition of Location, Location, Location?

Y’know, the super-dooper, extra-special episode that’s going to look at people facing negative equity and buying in the post-credit crunch housing market (because we all still really want to take advice from TV presenters, don’t we?)

I can just picture a scene in which a moist-eyed, quivery-voiced Phil emotes about having been “personally affected” by the downturn and how he can “totally empathise” with whatever poor souls they’ve persuaded to appear.

There’ll be sombre background music featuring a mournful violin; the subtle passing around of man-sized Kleenex; and a climactic, emotionally charged group hug to close.

I swear if anything like that happens, I’m going to have to end my TV affair with Mr Spencer…

November 7, 2008 at 4:55 PM 2 comments

May The Toast Be With You

You may like your toast quite well-browned, or even slightly burned; but for really, really DARK toast you need one of these bad boys – a Darth Vader Toaster…


And in the interests of keeping the balance of the Force, we move away from the Dark Side to something that’s lighter than errr, a lightsaber and cuter than a baby Ewok, it’s … A Hello Kitty Toaster!


Both only available in America, natch.

November 7, 2008 at 3:46 PM Leave a comment

Quick Poll: 1.5% Interest Rate Cut

The Bank of England has cut interest rates by an unprecedented 1.5 per cent.

The reaction from housing market professionals to the interest rate cut has been both surprise and delight – though there is concern that lenders will not pass the cut onto consumers.

Will the rate cut be enough to encourage buyers back to the market and stop house prices from falling?

Please vote!

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November 6, 2008 at 1:39 PM 12 comments

White Houses for Sale: Have your very own Presidential Palace

I know, you’re all probably sick of the whole US Presidential election. But rejoice readers; it’s all over now! And we couldn’t let it pass without some tenuous property-related blog now could we?

So even as Barack Obama is chasing George Bush around the grounds of the White House shouting “get orf moi laaaaand”, here are few ‘alternative’ white houses currently for sale, should you wish to live out any Presidential fantasies (or maybe if you just like white houses).


The White House, Westover Road, Milford On Sea, Lymington, Hampshire


The White House, Much Cowarne, Herefordshire


The White House, Rectory Lane, Thurcaston, Leicestershire


The Old White House, Dedswell Drive, West Clandon, Surrey

And I did look for ‘Barracks for Sale’, I really did. Sadly there were none. Boo.

November 5, 2008 at 5:43 PM Leave a comment

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