Written by Amanda Wilkie


The Round-Up

Amanda Wilkie trawls the internet so you don’t have to. This week it’s cross dogs, colourful dogs and a tip of the hat to the wonderful, much-missed Rik Mayall.

The importance of punctuation.

confusing list of illnesses


The importance of punctuation and grammar.

sign reading 'Haircuts & Shaving: your nuts not to come in!'


Need cheering up? This photo might just help do the trick.

bin collectors on swings


This dog isn’t allowed on its owner’s bed. But they set up a camera to record the dog and see what happened when he was left home alone.

A bit of an oldie, still a goodie.


It took far more time than it should have done for my brain to process the arm situation in this photo.

man/baby arm confusion


Just a dog that decided to roll on a freshly cut lawn.

labrador stained green


Why did the chicken cross the wet cement?

Because she was a total bad ass.

chicken leaving footprints


Yet another impossible standard for women to live up to.

mannequins topped with legs


@JasmineMilton_ on Twitter pretended to throw a ball for her husky dog, Anuko. Luckily for us she caught on camera the precise moment when he realised the ball throwing had just been a trick.


Pretty much.

So it turns out that being an adult is mostly just Googling how to do stuff


If you’ve not seen the sassiest dance recital routine ever to Aretha Franklin’s Respect by six year-old Johanna Colón yet then it is really worth taking two minutes 47 seconds to do so.


This week marked a year since we sadly lost the brilliant Rik Mayall.

I still firmly doff my cap to whoever put up this plaque in Hammersmith shortly after his passing.

Rik Mayall blue plaque


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Written by Amanda Wilkie

Mum of two. Wife of one. Lover of wine. Head full of random wit and nonsense.