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Last night I caught some of Heston Blumenthal’s new show on channel four, Heston’s Fantastical Food and my what a show it was. I have always been a fan of Heston and his magical ways and last night he took the meaning of breakfast to the extreme. Amongst the breakie feast was a giant egg made out of yogurt and mango, humongous Shreddies filled with all the cereals you love, edible newspapers and of course tomatoes that were in fact sausages. Can’t wait to see what he’s got in store for the next few weeks!



The biggest news story of the day is of course Barack Obama’s securing a second term as American President. However many watching his victory speech were focused not on his words but on the woman sitting behind him, who appeared to have an American flag stuck to her head at an awkward angle. No doubt she will always be remembered as #flaginhairlady, as noted by twitter users. Just shows a well chosen hair accessory can propel you into the



Instead of getting hung up on negative feedback from clients, why don’t you instead turn it into a piece of art?That’s what some creatives in Ireland have done in aid of a charity project called Sharp Suits. Advertising creatives, designers, animators, directors and illustrators have clubbed together and created some amusing posters drawing inspiration from their favourite nuggets of negative feedback. Despite not working in advertising, I certainly chuckled at these – my favourite has to be “can we make the pig sexier” and “the christmas tree has to look natural…but it has to be purple.”


OBAMA FEVER (Aoibhínn) 

In what has been hailed the bloodiest battle for the White House ever, it was confirmed this morning that Obama has indeed triumphed and will run his second term as President of the USA. Twitter exploded with messages of congratulations from around the world, while Obama tweeted a photograph of himself hugging wife, Michelle with the caption “four more years”.A message that has already become the most retweeted in history.However not everyone was impressed with the outcome. Donald Trump tweeted:This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy! Our country is now in serious and unprecedented trouble…like never before. Our nation is a once great nation divided!Perhaps Trump is still bitter about the roasting Obama gave him back in 2011 at the White House Correspondents dinner to mock conspiracy theorists who alleged that he was born abroad.All I can say is Obama…what a guy!


So, what most of us hoped would happen, has happened. President Obama will keep the Whitehouse chair warm for another term. Hopefully this means he can take the bull by the horns and prove financial policy critics wrong in making some financial policies which might start turning things around, now that he no longer has to worry about keeping everyone happy (i.e. placating the Republicans). Anyway, enough of my own political beliefs, far more interesting and amusing are Donald Trump’s views which came tumbling out in twitter breakdown as a direct result of the election results. My favourite of his idiotic tweets has to be “The phoney electoral college made a laughing stock out of our nation. The loser one!” Are you sure you don’t mean ‘won’ Donald dearest? “Lets fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.” No Donald – the world is only laughing at you. Just you. Also, learn to use an apostrophe.