Posts Tagged ‘humour’

Icelandic humour

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 | Photos, Travel

Icelanders seem to have a good sense of humour. Take this t-short for example…


What part of Eyjafjallaj√∂kull do you not understand? Or how about this one…


Bars offer free wifi and Islandic beer…


How could you possibly be confused by that? Said bars are clear about what they think of intolerance…


And they like to paint their bathrooms like red-light districts…


A perfect backdrop for a honeymoon.

Toastmasters Area 15 2015 humorous speech contest

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 | Public Speaking


It’s good to have the trophy back on my shelf. Having won the club contest last month I was feeling more confident and managed to put in a sold performance at Area, enough to get me through to Division anyway.

The standard of the competition was very high. I had forgotten how tough Area 15 can be, having so many talented speakers in it. It is a shame that we can only send one contestant through to Division.

My favourite xkcds

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 | Distractions

This is more a reference for me than anyone else; I’ll probably add it to as time goes on. Other suggestions welcome.



The Cloud

The Cloud.

Tornado Guard


Visiting The In-Laws

Friday, March 15th, 2013 | Public Speaking, Video

Speaking of speech contests, here is my area winning speech from the humorous speaking contest last September.

Humorously speaking

Saturday, September 15th, 2012 | Public Speaking

On Thursday, it was Leeds City Toastmasters “humorously speaking” competition. The club holds biannual competitions, one in the spring for motivational speeches and this one, for comedic ones – these then advance to the area competition and then continue moving on and up from there.

We started the evening meeting at Nawaab, an Indian restaurant on Wellington Street. It was good value at ¬£11 for a three course meal, but my stomach certainly wasn’t too happy with what I put in it and the desserts were straight out of the freezer – packaging included and no time to thaw.

We made it to the competition just in time and I certainly didn’t fancy my chances – all three of the other speakers who had entered the contest were senior members of the club, one a former area governor who regularly speaks from the advanced manuals.

Somehow, I turned up with the victory though and now move onto the area competition in a few weeks!