1. September 17, 2014 Posted by rollotookus

    Rollo Tookus’s Extra Credit: Topiary

    Topiary is a fancy word for plants, trees, and bushes trimmed into imaginative shapes. European topiary dates from Roman times. An acquaintance of Julius Caesar called Cnaeus Matius Calvinus introduced the first topiary to Roman gardens. Today, Animal shapes are popular (elephants, lions, and giraffes being especially common.) Topiary can also be shaped in abstract patterns,  archways, or geometric shapes.

    Note to self: Bonsai trees are basically the same thing, but tinier and still look like trees. Maybe I’ll try that first.

  2. September 10, 2014 Posted by timmyfailurethebook

    Grievance of the Day #1

  3. September 2, 2014 Posted by timmyfailurethebook

    Cat Failure

    To: Timmy
    From: Mom
    Re: Conference call requested on subject of new cat

    Not a chance. “Spectacular” is now in Kitty Heaven and we do not need another mouth to feed.

  4. August 28, 2014 Posted by headquarters-uk

    Reading leads the way to Greatness!

    Here are a few pics from The Girlington Parade in Bradford earlier this summer, which had the theme of reading for enjoyment, in partnership with The National Literacy Trust and Bradford Council. 

    We led the parade with our Greatness banners, and gave 700 copies of Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made to local schools in their assemblies, as well as Timmy Failure masks!