Monthly Archives: October 2014

The World’s Greatest Tanks by Michael E Haskew

A copy of The World’s Greatest Tanks by Michael E Haskew arrived in the post last week. I won it in an online competition.
I’ve had a flick through it, and it’ll make a fine blokey coffee table book. Something to dip into when there is nothing on the T.V.

Blog post by Richard Randall
Total prize value to date: £1646 (from 1st September 2013).

Lidl Smartphone Fish Eye Lens

A little while ago I purchased a Smartphone Fisheye Lens from Lidl in Peterlee. It was a little gift for Mrs.R. It cost about £5.
We have both used the fisheye lens a few times on our iPhones, and we think it is utter rubbish.
There is hardly any fisheye effect at all. It is also very fiddly to position correctly over the lens on the iPhone.
The Smartphone Fisheye Lens is a complete waste of money. It is now on the way to a local charity shop.
Maybe someone else will enjoy using it, as it might work better on a different make of mobile phone.


Blog post by Richard Randall

Olga = Scam

Good afternoon dear. How are you?
Please do not be surprised to my message. I know that we have with you a
purpose in life – we want warmth and love.
With your permission, I will tell you more about me.
I want to tell you that I live in Russia. I tell you this once, since many
men come evil thoughts, when they find out that I live in Russia. I like it
very unpleasant. Because of this, I can not find a man with whom I could tie
my life. The Russian woman are very bad reputation. I understand that, but
I’m sorry that it has become a stereotype. We in Russia are so many decent
and nice girls, but girls can not find happiness.
This is Olga, I am 28 years old. I am cheerful, sociable girl. I love to
dream and enjoy life. I like to spend time in good company.
But in my heart right now is ice. I want to find a man who melts the cold.
I’m sure you can be my prince.
You know, I’m an open person, so to speak, I’m search a man without
complexes and without bad habits. I do not drink alcohol or smoke.
If you have no complexes and ready to go in the world of pleasure and
affection, if you are ready out of the gray boring life make vivid
unforgettable tale, do not miss this chance, leave everything and write me
I hope that you will answer and tell me more about yourself, also you will
send me your photo and your real name.

My e-mail is :
I hope that I could like you and our relationship will continue.
Best regards , Olga.

Maria = Scam

Hey! My name is Maria. I consider my mail is a surprise for you. And I truly
hope it’s a pleasant surprise.
I tried to use services search of relations agency. And they asked me what
kind of men I like, and they suggested to talk to you via email. This agency
explained that they found your email on the dating site.
So, a bit about me. I’m a lonely girl and live in Russia in Syzran city.
I’m 31. I have no children, but would like to have them very much. I’m
seriously looking for a responsible man to start a new life with.. I’m also
very straight, kind, God fearing, hard working, honesty.. I send you my
photo that you could see me. I hope I didn’t make you sleeping with my
And could you tell me more about yourself and send some of your photos?
What city do you live in? I’ll be looking forward to your response.
My e-mail is :

Scrumpty Dumpty Cider produced by Staffordshire Brewery for Cottage Delight

This scrumpy cider from Cottage Delight and is produced by the Staffordshire Brewery. It is light and refreshing with a nice effervescence on the tongue. On the palate you get sour apples and oaky notes with earthy undertones.  Not a bad scrumpy cider and I could see myself quaffing a good few of these if I had them to hand. Unfortunately I only had one bottle.

Scrumpty Dumpty

Blog post by Richard Randall

Elena = Scam

I ship you an SOS!!! ’cuz I’m so terribly lonely and I see you are lonely
So probably we’ll know one another better and then see how things work with
What do you think about it? I’ll send you my image and you will see that I
am a pretty lady.I’m from New York, I do not have any bad habits.
I go the gym 3 times a week, so I’m full of energy for you!
Just feel free to write me or call me any time you want. By the way my
name is Elena and my mail is:
Talk to you soon!