Best World Cup Memes so far and one for luck!

The World Cup has been a great tournament so far and has seen some great games including last night’s demolition of Brazil by Germany, but the best thing about the tournament for me has to be the memes that accompany nearly every game.

Here are some of the best ones:

Vanishing Spray

vanishing spray

Arjen Robben

Robben

Luis Suárez

suarez

Robin van Persie

van persie

Brazil vs Germany

Brazil Germany

And because its funny!

man utd

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Skiing with some friends this winter

Me and my wife are into skiing and like to get away each winter to get out in the open and soak up the après-ski, so when our friends said that they wanted to get away this winter we thought it would be a great idea.

We’re thinking of heading to Austria this time as we’ve spent a lot of time in France and Switzerland before and fancied a change. Saalbach looks like a great resort and is only a 90 minute drive from Salzburg airport. It is primarily geared towards intermediate skiers, which is great for us and it seems to have lots of amenities at your fingertips.

We usually hire our skiing equipment when we get to our resort, but seen as we own our own (pretty expensive) skis now I thought we could use Send My Bag to courier them for us. I’m actually using this company for my golfing trip in June and they were really cheap compared to what the airline was charging to take my own clubs.

Send My Bag pick up your luggage from your house and deliver it to your hotel, which is great because you don’t have to faff about lugging it all to and from the airport and transferring it to the hotel yourself.

It should be a good trip and would be nice to spend it with my wife and friends.

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How long would these take to knit?

Just having a general skive this morning and came across some amazing knitted food. Lovingly hand crafted by London-based art director Jessica Dance, these impressive lambswool sculptures look like the real thing.

Check out the pictures below and her website, jessicadance.com for more awesome knitted items.

full-english

knit-dog

roast

Pictures: David Sykes/Jessica Dance

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Cat loves the bass!

One of my friend’s tweeted this video out earlier and I thought I’d share it with you guys. It’s of a kitten trying to catch the bass coming out of a set of speakers; it looks like its dancing lol.

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The ineptitude of British drivers (and cyclists)

I’m not saying I’m the best driver in the world, but when you see the state of some drivers on the road you do wonder how they managed to pass their driving tests. The prime example was the other night, me and my wife went shopping as we’re having a little get together on tonight and got blocked in, nearly crashed and almost ran over a cyclist.

First we went to our local Booths, as my wife likes us to eat mainly organic stuff and Booths has a good choice. I parked up and went to the ticket machine, the place was near enough empty, so imagine my surprise when I turn around and see my wife nearly run over as she got out the car by a middle-aged woman in a huge 4×4. If I was to know what was coming I would of cut my losses but after Booths we headed to Sainsbury’s to get some alcohol.

On our way to Sainsbury’s we encountered the usual drivers, the ones that pull out straight in front of you without warning even though you are in a white VW Polo that has its lights on by default and those who just can’t find the energy to indicate before abruptly turning a corner.

We parked up and got some alcohol before returning to the car. I put it in reverse only to find some random guy had decided to park his car right behind and wasn’t even looking. I bashed the horn and he looked at me as if I was stupid (that really pisses me off). On leaving the car park some guy jumped the red light and nearly side swiped us, luckily there was an empty lane next to ours so I was able to avoid a crash.

Then to top it all off I had to follow a guy on his bike cycling down the middle of the road on our way home. He pulled into the right hand lane of the roundabout, so you would think that he was going right, wrong. We followed him round the roundabout until he decided he was turning off without indicating and nearly got splattered across our bonnet, luckily our car is only a week old so the brakes are good.

By this time I was so frustrated, I parked up, got the shopping in and had a beer, I think I deserved it!

Frustration Sign

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Helping my wife with her new venture

We’re quite lucky that we can spend our days doing whatever we like now that I’ve made my money and got out of the rat race. I like to learn new thing and like the hands on approach so spend many a day in my workshop building and restoring random projects from furniture to motorbikes.

My wife on the other hand like to be in the kitchen and is a great cook. She loves making jam and always gives jar of it away to her friends and family, and sells it at the local fates. She’s decided that she wants to take it to the next level and has got herself a market stall in the local town, thing is she needs a bit of a guiding hand to make things look more professional, so I’ve decided to help.

We’ve already found a supplier for the glass jars, fabric covers and ties, and now just need some labels printed. Luckily I know a place through a friend called Data Label who specialise in all sorts of labels from barcodes to car window stickers, so have requested a quote for some custom printed labels.

Once we get the quote back and finish the design for our printed Labels from datalabel we can get an ideal of the finished product and work out how much each jar costs to make and how much we will charge.

I’ll probably get roped in to help once everything is up and running, but you know me I love talking to people, as long as it isn’t about how badly Leeds United are doing.

Jam, Yummy!

Jam, Yummy!

Picture: Matti Mattila

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