Sunday Round-up

My round-up of news, events and stuff and nonsense that caught my eye this week.
If it’s news to me, it must be news to you!‘

Elf-employed: Anyone looking to earn some extra money this winter could get a job as an elf in Finland. Training will be given by the Arctic Hospitality Academy where you will learn ‘the required elfing and communication skills’.

Bin it: Do you pronounce scone so that it rhymes with ‘cone’ or ‘gone’? The Great Scone Map of the UK and Ireland illustrates the regional variations. (I’m sure I’ve done this one before)

Nice ice: An almost perfectly rectangular iceberg more than a mile long was spotted in the Antarctic by NASA.

Close-up: More great photos, this week from Nikon’s Small World competition, like the close up of a peacock’s feather on the right.

Garçon: Hundreds of Argentinian waiters took to the streets of Buenos Aires in the annual waiters’ race to complete the course without spilling their trays of drinks.

Extraordinary ordinary: One worth following on Twitter. Adam Hillan takes the ordinary and makes it look extraordinary.

Batty: One of those hidden images puzzles, this week for Halloween. Can you spot the hidden bat in this picture? If not, here’s the solution.

Brief lives: Judge Dredd creator Carlos Ezquerra; inventor of Malibu and Baileys Irish Cream Tom Jago and; Joachim Rønneberg who led the Telemark raid to sabotage the Nazi nuclear project.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

2 comments… Add yours
  • Yorkshire Pudding 28th October 2018

    Thanks for the heads up about the elf job opportunity. My application has already been sent. Should I be successful, I will guard Santa’s grotto with great diligence. Certain children will be barred – including all of Boris Johnson’s love children and indeed any that were born legitimately. In addition, no children with the surname Rees-Mogg will be allowed to see Santa. No Rhodes scholars either!

  • Roger Green 2nd November 2018

    My ex would be a great elf. and her grandparents were Finnish.


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