Category Archives: craze

Eggs and Chicks and Plastic

Eggs and Chicks and Plastic
Oxfam had Divine Easter Eggs without plastic. Green and Black Easter Eggs at Waitrose did not use plastic. Most of the other Easter Egg producers still use plastic.
Eggs and Chicks and Plastic
Eggs hatch and little chicks are to be seen in Abingdon this Easter – lots of them.

Our attempt to get through lent without plastic was not easy. The homemade toothpaste did not taste good and may have blocked up the sink. But we will be more aware of where we can get produce without excess packaging now. It must be made easier for all.

Why do producers need plastic as well as cardboard round Easter Eggs in any case?

Bingo – Every Tuesday

Bingo - Every Tuesday
This advert may have come from the 1990s but there is still Bingo every Tuesday at Preston Road Community Centre.

Doors open 7:00 – Eyes Down (games start) 8:00.

The traditional bingo calls are still to be heard, depending on who is calling…
‘number one – Kelly’s eye’
‘number 5 – Man alive’
’13 – Unlucky for some’
’22 – Two little ducks’
’59 – the Brighton Line’
Bingo - Every Tuesday
There are prizes galore, a cash flyer, and a Jackpot is up for grabs.

The event is run by volunteers and any profits are invested in the Community Centre, and hopefully provides an enjoyable evening out.

Pokémon Craze hits Abingdon

Play and Activity Day
On Friday evening I was taking a picture of Abingdon County Hall when 3 young lads came near aiming their smart phones at a point nearby. I could not see what rare Pokémon they were trying to catch as Pokémon are not visible on my camera.

The official Pokémon website explains: “As you move around, your smartphone will vibrate to let you know you’re near a Pokémon. Once you’ve encountered a Pokémon, take aim on your smartphone’s touch screen and throw a Poké Ball to catch it. Be careful when you try to catch it, or it might run away!”

Happy Pebble Project

Happy Pebble
We found a Happy Pebble on our doorstep, and there were half a dozen up our street. People in Abingdon have been finding Happy Pebbles since mid September. …
Happy Pebble
and posting pictures on the Happy Pebble facebook page.

The page says “We would like to spread a bit of happiness, make someone smile on a miserable day – see if you can find one of our ‘Happy’Pebbles :)”