February 10, 2015


In Prague this past weekend I had the best hazelnut spread for breakfast.

Sympathica Peanua
Peanua is a combination of peanut butter and a generic version of Nutella, a chocolate hazelnut spread. Peanut Butter and the chocolatey goodness of Nutella go great together on things like bread and bagels. The beauty of Peanua is that it guarantees that you will get the right proportion of peanut butter to Nutella in every bit. 

I have been searching online to try to determine if you can purchase Peanua in the UK. From what I have found so far, it appears that it may only be sold in Lidls in the Czech Republic and Poland. It also does not appear to be listed by anyone on Ebay or Amazon. 

February 2, 2015

Tartan Irn-Bru Bottles

Irn Bru is doing their version of Coke's "Share a Coke with" bottles with the names on. Each bottle of Irn Bru has a different tartan on the label. Similar to how people look for the Coke bottles with their name on, people are supposed to look for the bottles with their family's tartan on. There is a generic Irn-Bru tartan for those of us who aren't Scottish.

Murray of Tullibardine and Ancient MacKay tartans

December 14, 2014

August 4, 2014

Commonwealth Games Cycling

Here is a slow motion video I made of the men's road race as it went past the end of my street. This is the pack of riders who were chasing Peter Kennaugh during the part of the race where he was the solo leader.

July 22, 2014

Irn Bru's Commonwealth Games ad

Irn Bru released a new ad for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. I think it is excellent. The ad captures the Scottish character pretty well.

February 19, 2014

Expensive Cereal

The other weekend I was in a Tesco Metro in London which had a "foreign" foods section. Part of the section consisted of a shelf of different American breakfast cereals.

Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs

£5.00 for Reese's Peanut Butter Puffs? Roughly $8.25 for a 13oz box of cereal? It has been awhile since I have bought cereal in the US, but my guess is that box would cost roughly $2.50 to $3. I mean I liked Reese's Puffs as a kid, but I am not going to pay 3x as much as I would in the US.

I also spotted the box top for education in the upper corner of the box. I wondering how a British school would react if you tried to give them a box top.