Category Archives: Jibber Jabber

GET PAID TO MAKE MARSHMALLOWS!

Well, kind of. Boomf (the personalised marshmallow company founded by the Duchess of Cambridge’s younger brother, James Middleton, in 2013) is looking for an intern to join its team – and has launched a competition to find the perfect candidate.

The premise of Boomf’s Art Of The Mallow contest is simple: the company will be searching for a young creative with a knack for turning the arty into the yummy. To apply, you simply need to create three original marshmallow designs, with five short-listed applicants being quizzed by a panel of experts (including founder James and company collaborator Veronica Dearly) before the overall winner is picked. Continue reading GET PAID TO MAKE MARSHMALLOWS!

80 for 80 (to celebrate 80) – Penguin celebrates anniversary with new book collection

Move over the Little Black Dress – at the moment, it’s all about the Little Black Classic.

To mark Penguin’s 80th anniversary, the publishing house has revealed a new collection of short stories and poems by a huge range of authors.

There are 80 Little Black Classics on sale in total – and rather fantastically, they’re on sale for a mere 80p each. Eighty pence!

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PAWS FOR THOUGHT: PEANUT BUTTER DOG BISCUIT RECIPE

I am a proud crazy dog lady. I have a four-year-old Spaniel-cross named Archie, who on a daily basis I kiss, cuddle, propose marriage to, etc, etc. (He hates me.)

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What do you mean, why does Archie have a raincoat…?

Anyway, one thing I am very careful with when it comes to Archie is his diet. He’s naturally slim so weight isn’t an issue; rather, I am very aware that I want him to eat the best he can, at all times. After all, he’s not a wild dog snuffling around in the – er – desert. Rather, he’s totally reliant on me to make sure he is as well-fed and happily nutritioned – totally a word – as possible. This is a role I take seriously. Much like there is a lot of ‘human’ food that’s crammed with e-numbers and preservatives, so to are there endless baddies lurking in the pet food aisle.  Continue reading PAWS FOR THOUGHT: PEANUT BUTTER DOG BISCUIT RECIPE

Happy 30th birthday, EastEnders! Trivia every fan needs to know

Happy birthday, EastEnders! BBC’s flagship show is celebrating its 30th anniversary today – marked by the unveiling of the killer of Lucy Beale.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, here are the facts and figures every fan needs to know…

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Five things you need to know about SERIAL

It’s the podcast that’s gripped the world – Serial has topped download charts since it was first released in October 2014 and its investigation into the real-life 1999 murder of high school student Hae Min Lee has kept us gripped. Centre to the weekly episodes are journalist Sarah Koenig, who is leading the quest for truth, and Adnan Syed, Hae’s ex-boyfriend who was jailed for her murder in 2000.

Chances are you’ve listened to the podcast – but we thought we’d bring you a few little snippets about the series to seperate the fact from the fiction… Continue reading Five things you need to know about SERIAL

What you need to know about Frozen Fever

Let it go, let it go… A sequel to the world’s favourite snow-set movie is coming – and it’s seven minutes long. Here’s everything you need to know…

– Technically, Frozen Fever isn’t a sequel per se. Rather, it’s a seven-minute mini movie, which will be shown ahead of screenings of Cinderella. Continue reading What you need to know about Frozen Fever

20 ways to improve your CV today

Whether you’re looking for your first job, a new role or simply want to give your ol’ CV a spring-clean, make sure you read this first…

#1 Make sure your contact details are right.

There’s little point in submitting the perfect CV if you’ve listed the wrong phone number or email address.

#2 Fit it onto one side of A4. Or two sides of A4. But never one-and-a-half sides of A4.

Them’s the rules – don’t ask me why. Continue reading 20 ways to improve your CV today