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Friday, June 11, 2010

Piggies In Boots


Meet Cinderella, a six-week old piggy who developed a phobia for mud! Afraid to get her trotters dirty, the porker refused to join her siblings while they cavorted in the mire. Owners Debbie and Andrew Keeble were initially baffled by their piglet's behaviour. Remembering the four miniature wellies used as pen and pencil holders in their office, the Keebles slipped them on the piglet's feet - and into the mud she happily ploughed.
found @ http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Then there is Clive, the teacup piglet who might have been happier without the wellies. He was dressed up by his breeders at Pennywell Farm, Devon.

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Living rooms around the world

Found these @ Normal Room when I was googling ideas for my living room makeover.


Country: Lithuania
Type of accommodation: Flat
Household: Couple with no children
Inhabitants: F26, M32
Location: Kaunas
User name / Room name: Bu / Living room / lounge

Country: Indonesia
Type of accommodation: Detached/Semi-detached house
Household: Couple with no children
Location: cimahi, west java
User name / Room name: yu sing / Living room / lounge

Country: India
Type of accommodation: Flat
Household: Family with children
Inhabitants: Male39,F36,F10
Location: Bokaro
User name / Room name: Latte / Living room / lounge

Country: South Korea
Type of accommodation: Semi-detached house
Household: Single
Location: living room
User name / Room name: sh5074 / Living room / lounge

Country: Turkey
Type of accommodation: Flat
Household: Single
Location: Istanbul/Kadikoy
User name / Room name: velvet / Living room / lounge

Country: Singapore
Type of accommodation: Flat
Household: Family with children
Location: Singapore
User name / Room name: lzene / Living room / lounge

Country: Sweden
Type of accommodation: Detached/Semi-detached house
Household: Family with children
Location: Umeå
User name / Room name: karinjohanna / Living room / lounge

Country: Australia
Type of accommodation: House
Household: Family with children
Inhabitants: Couple, three children and dog.
Location: Sydney
User name / Room name: Retreatbeach / Living room / lounge

Country: Japan
Type of accommodation: Flat
Household: Couple with no children
Inhabitants: M26, F35
Location: Hiratsuka, Kanagawa
User name / Room name: gomichild / Living room / lounge

Country: Finland
Type of accommodation: Flat
Household: Couple with no children
Inhabitants: M34 F32
Location: Jyväskylä
User name / Room name: bubsus / Living room / lounge

Living Room Trivia

In the UK and Australia, the living room is known as sitting room, lounge room or lounge. The Malay word for living room is 'ruang tamu', literally translated as 'guest space'.

In modern homes and apartments, the living room has replaced the old-fashioned front parlour. In modern use, the parlour is a formal sitting room in a large house or mansion.

Synonyms for living room include best room, common room, drawing room, foreroom, front room, salon, withdrawing room, guest room.

What The World Eats

Ever wondered what's on the dinner tables of families around the globe?
Enjoy these photographs by Peter Menzel from the book "Hungry Planet"

Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village

Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03
Family recipe: Mushroom, cheese and pork

Great Britain: The Bainton family of Cllingbourne Ducis

Food expenditure for one week: 155.54 British Pounds or $253.15
Favorite foods: avocado, mayonnaise sandwich, prawn cocktail, chocolate fudge cake with cream

Mongolia: The Batsuuri family of Ulaanbaatar

Food expenditure for one week: 41,985.85 togrogs or $40.02
Family recipe: Mutton dumplings

Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo

Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53
Family recipe: Okra and mutton

Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna

Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27
Family recipe: Pig's knuckles with carrots, celery and parsnips

China: The Dong family of Beijing

Food expenditure for one week: 1,233.76 Yuan or $155.06
Favorite foods: fried shredded pork with sweet and sour sauce

Kuwait: The Al Haggan family of Kuwait City

Food expenditure for one week: 63.63 dinar or $221.45 Family recipe: Chicken biryani with basmati rice

Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp

Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23
Favorite foods: soup with fresh sheep meat

Japan: The Ukita family of Kodaira City

Food expenditure for one week: 37,699 Yen or $317.25
Favorite foods: sashimi, fruit, cake, potato chips

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide

Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07
Favorite foods: fried potatoes with onions, bacon and herring, fried noodles with eggs and cheese, pizza, vanilla pudding

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Mushi Mushi... Oh My Donashi

Gotta love these sushi-licious DONUTS from Big Apple! They are supposed to be the world's first sushi donuts.


Clockwise from left : DO-MASAGO, DO-TAI NIGIRI and DO-YASAI

Monday, June 7, 2010

Threadcakes Contest - 2009

Threadcakes is a fun, online cake-baking contest run by Chris Cardinal and Threadless.com, where bakers turn their favorite Threadless T-shirt designs into amazing cakes!
Threadcakes 2010 is going on RIGHT THIS VERY SECOND! Start baking!

2009 Winners

3D CATEGORY

Grand Prize


2nd Place


3rd Place


4th Place


5th Place



2D CATEGORY

Grand Prize


2nd Place


3rd Place



HONORABLE MENTION:
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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Patricia Walls - Crochet of Horror

A shark with a bloodied limb in its jaws, a stabbed Bambi, a rabbit crushed by a carrot, conjoined teddy bears - these tragic scenes are the creepy crochet creations of Chilean Artist, Patricia Walls. Love or hate them?

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