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Man spotted having a picnic at the top of a 60ft tree

Social distancing – the new extreme sport!

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A man has taken social distancing to the extreme, enjoying a picnic at the top of a 60ft tree.

A group of pals spotted a man taking a breather at the top of a huge tree in a park in Bath last Wednesday (July 22nd). 

Dai Barrow, who spotted the man, was obviously taken aback after seeing a person perched pretty precariously on a thin branch in Royal Victoria Park. 

Barrow couldn’t understand how the individual even got up the tree, which he estimated was between 50 and 60 feet.

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Barrow, who lives in Bath, said the figure looked like he was enjoying a picnic and was using a pair of binoculars to admire the view.

Taking to Facebook, Barrow said: “How did he get up there?” with a video captioned ‘social distancing at its finest’ attached. 

He added: “I think he has binoculars too. Social distancing at its best.

“Just having a little picnic at the top of the tree. What a lad.”

Social distancing at its finest!

Posted by Dai Barrow on Wednesday, 22 July 2020

He told Somerset Live, he couldn’t quite believe what he had seen even a few days later. 

He said: “I couldn’t quite tell what he was doing. He kept moving something to his face, maybe a drink, maybe binoculars?” 

“I couldn’t really make it out. I would guess he was 50-60ft off the ground.

“I have no idea how he got up there. None of us saw him get up there and we didn’t stick around to see him come down.

“It seemed as if he was there alone as no-one else was waiting for him at the bottom.”

Fair play…

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Cat from Rochdale who went missing 12 years ago has been found 230 miles away from home

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A cat from Greater Manchester vanished 12 years ago, but has now been discovered living on a campsite 230 miles away from home. 

Georgie, a 15 year-old-cat, has been missing since 2008, when she disappeared while the family were on a camping trip in Scotland.

The cat has been living on a campsite in Loch Lomond for a year, which is due to close. Rescuers were baffled to find the microchip registered to an address hundreds of miles away in Rochdale.

Rescuers have said her life for the past decade will ‘forever remain a mystery’. 

Cats Protection Glasgow

Cats Protection Glasgow said: “Georgie’s family got her as a kitten and from when she was 12 weeks old onwards, she enjoyed regular camping trips with her family starting out on a lead.

“Eventually she would roam the grounds of where they were staying and would always come back no problem.

“Twelve years ago, her owner had a baby and Georgie took exception to this, so when they came up here to Loch Lomond on a camping trip in October 2008, on the final day, Georgie disappeared and never returned.

“Where she has been for the past 12 years might forever remain a mystery but she’s still really friendly so suspect she has definitely been around humans.”

Georgie’s shocked family have decided to not collect their cat and instead rehome her. 

Thank you so much for everyone’s comments & shares. We are now in touch with Georgie’s owner & we will update on the situation tomorrow as she has been missing for 12 years.

Posted by Cats Protection Glasgow Adoption Centre Lost & Found on Monday, 27 July 2020

Rescuers continued: “Her family were obviously extremely shocked to find out that Georgie has been found 12 years later and although their heart is telling them to drive up to Glasgow straight away to collect her, all of us know it’s not the right thing for Georgie.

“Her family got another cat nine years ago who doesn’t like other cats and we suspect Georgie also doesn’t like other cats so it wouldn’t work and it would be quite a journey home for her only to discover what we already know.

“So Georgie will be cared for by us until we are ready to find her another loving home. Her previous family will keep in touch with us to find out how she’s doing while she’s with us.”

Cats Protection added this incident shows the importance of microchipping pets.

They said: “This story just shows the importance of microchipping your pet and also a message to everyone who has a missing pet, don’t give up hope as Georgie has been found after 12 years.”

We’ll never know what she got up to for the past decade but at least she’s been found safe and sound!

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The Chase’s Mark ‘The Beast’ Labbett shows off his impressive weight loss in new photo

He looks great!

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Mark Labbet, aka The Beast from The Chase, has wowed fans with an impressive weight loss. 

He donned baggy trousers in a picture he shared on Twitter, saying he has a ‘long way to go’  but that he’s pleased with his weight loss efforts.

The quizmaster has been applauded by fans, with many saying ‘well done’, and another person adding ‘looking good’.

Another wrote ‘well-done lad, good on ya. It’s a hard graft especially after all the lockdown madness’. 

The 6ft 6ins 54-year-old weighed 378lbs at his heaviest, but has detailed how his body has transformed in 2018. 

Mark has previously turned down I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! for fears the diet of rice and beans wouldn’t be substantial enough for him.

He said: “I’ve been asked to do the jungle but the base calorie intake is about 700. Look at me! If I survived a week I’d drop three stone and cannibalism would be on the cards.

“On Sugar Free Farm the weight fell off me because I couldn’t eat enough. Does ‘The Chase’ need me big? Put it this way, whenever I start losing weight because I’m doing a fitness kick of whatever, the producers go past me and hand me a second portion of pudding.”

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Hack for going frizz-free and getting perfect natural curly locks goes viral

Have you tried it?

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The Curly Girl Method is a special technique for transforming curly hair and getting frizz-free locks. 

The method, which bans shampoo, took social media by storm over recent years due to how well it transforms curly hair into luscious locks. 

Anyone with curly hair knows the struggles of battling the frizz and maintaining perfect curls, but most people who try the Curly Girth Method never go back. 

The Curly Girl Method was that life-changing, Lorain Massey who created the method, wrote a book about it: Curly Girl: The Handbook.

Essentially it involves re-training what you know about hair and letting it fall into its natural curl pattern. 

Firstly, if you’ve never heard of this before I don’t know how because the fan base for this is almost as strong as Beliebers back in 2010. A quick Google search will see you bombarded with well over 42,000 results and there are even dedicated Facebook groups of supporters of the method. 

The best thing to do is to pick up a copy of the book or join one of those Facebook groups for fool-proof tips. 

Once you’re ready to commit to a new frizz free life there are a few main dos and don’ts. 

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One of the biggest changes will see you stopping using any shampoo at all. You also want to throw away your curling iron, straighteners and even brushes. 

You’re going to need to start reading the labels of any hair products, getting rid of anything that contains sulfates. While you’re at it, throw away anything with silicones, alcohol, fragrance and any non-water soluble formulas. 

Instead, the Curly Girl Method needs you to ween off shampoo and instead condition your hair around once a week. 

You should also opt for products that are rich in emollients like shea butter and proteins like wheat. It also recommends styling gel with ingredients like PVP that you scrunch up into your hair to define the curls. 

Most Curly Girls’ (and boys!) let their hair dry naturally, avoiding heat completely and usually leave in some conditioner.

Depending on how curly your hair is will depend on the exact method you should use. For coily hair, wrap your hair up with a leave-in conditioner for around 15 minutes before rinsing completely. Wavy hair should leave a little conditioner in and curly hair can either rinse or leave-in.

If you do want to dry your hair, the method recommends using a diffuser whilst bent forward and continuing to scrunch the curls up from the ends towards the scalp. But most people see enough success letting their hair air dry or blotting dry with a towel. 

It takes people around three months to fully see a difference and get used to a new curly way of life.

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