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I spy…

20110130 Halogen Light Bulb 150x150 I spy...Well hello there!  A bit of admin first: We’re back and there’s a new feature!  As promised, this website is set to be about much more than just faces in inanimate objects and this is the first post in a series called “I Spy… An alternate take on reality”.  I’ve also put up another gallery and changed the menus around a bit just to annoy everyone.  🙂  This will allow for future expansion and additional features that are coming your way soon.  If you are looking for “Lolphaces” you have to navigate to “Galleries” first.

Right, admin over…  Look at the picture and what do you see?  “Why, a halogen light bulb,” I hear you cry.  You are correct and it’s a 50W one to boot.  I got a three-pack from Asda the other day, as two of the spotlights in the kitchen had blown.  Shortly after another one in the bathroom went.  Have you ever noticed how light bulbs all tend to blow at once?  I’m not an electrical engineer or an electrician, but could it be because light bulbs of the same type have a similar life span?  I tend to wait to replace light bulbs until several have gone – because I’m lazy.  Maybe it’s because when I do eventually replace them in batches they all burn out around the same time again.  Just a hypothesis.  Or maybe it’s because of an underlying electrical fault.  Answers on a postcard or in the comments below! 🙂

Okay, now it’s time to play a game of “I spy”.  Are you ready?  I spy with my little eye something beginning with “S”…  I’ll tell you: her name is Suzie Slug.  Isn’t she beautiful?  Take a good look (click picture to enlarge), but no touching! 😉  You’ll see plenty more of her later… stay tuned.

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No more broom and bust!

20101102 Broom Head in Asda 300x225 No more broom and bust!I always enjoy walking down the hardware aisle in the supermarket. I don’t know why – I just do. There are always interesting items there at ridiculously low prices, making me wonder whether something has gone wrong in our economy. Sometimes I think, “You couldn’t even get the raw materials for that!” Maybe you could, but add onto that the cost of transport, the supermarket’s mark-up, the supplier’s mark-up… what does the manufacturer get? It can’t be much. It’s interesting how the basis for economic growth is manufacturing. But thinking about it, how many brooms can you sell before the market is saturated? Okay, brooms will wear out or break but it still doesn’t strike me as a sustainable model, neither economically, nor environmentally. What’s the solution? Answers on a postcard… or in the comments box below.

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