Halloweeen_1 >> Halloween.com
Aiming to be a single source of information for all things Halloween, this site offers online Halloween greetings, screensavers, costume ideas, Halloween games, recipes, origins and a guide to trick or treating safety

World Time Server

Worldtime >> World Time Server
Now that the clocks have gone back to GMT, this site is very handy for working out the precise time in any country accross the world. You need never again worry about waking sleeping Australian relatives with an ill-timed phone call!

Half Term

Website of the Day is currently enjoying half-term somewhere near Gloucester! Back on air next week – so in the meantime, why not explore the archives on this site!
Oh and here’s a bonus (not-featured-on-the-show) news story that made me laugh from the Jamaican Star:

Brush Up On Pumpkin Carving

Homerpumpkin >> Curse Of The Zombie Pumpkins
With half term about to start for much of the UK, that gives some of our younger listeners a full week to hone their pumpkin carving skills ahead of Halloween on Monday week. Zombie Pumpkins has a good beginner-friendly pumpkin carving tutorial (Make sure you use a “poking tool” to mark out the pattern of your stencil on the pumpkin itself) and an extremely impressive array of pumpkin designs ranging from Shrek to Herman Munster via The Hulk and Homer Simpson. For a small subscription you can download and print any of the stencils. The galleries and tutorials are free to all site visitors.  See also:

Vote for your favourite soup

Soup>> The Joy Of Soup
A soup-blog, no less! Marvel at a staggering array of soup recipes brought to you by New Jersey’s Soup Lady. I defy your mouth not to water.
>> Soup in the Evening
Still the web’s ultimate soup resource, Soup in the Evening features an archive of recent soup-related news stories, soup references in pop & rock hits, great movie soup moments and more recipes than you could possibly imagine – all delivered with style, humour and a range of exotic condiments.

The only thing missing from this otherwise excellent site, is a section reviewing soups available from British supermarkets or sandwich bars. To fill that gap, please click here to post a comment and nominate the UK’s finest soups.

NB When posting a comment please bear in mind that your suggestions (and your email address if you enter it) will be visible to other users of this site.

20 Years of Neighbours

Haroldbishop >> BBC Neighbours
Unbelievably, Australia’s biggest ever soap opera has been on air for 20 years and that anniversary is celebrated on BBC 1 all week with the return of a bunch of much loved characters including Doug Willis, Annalise Hartman and Joe Mangel. If (like me) you’ve not been a committed Neighbours viewer since the heyday of Mrs Mangel, Bouncer, Plain Jane Superbrain and Mr Udagowa, you can get up to speed with a year-by-year timeline. There’s a section dedicated to the anniversary and a terrific Harold Bishop’s Food-Flinging Frenzy game set in the coffee shop 

See also:
>> Perfect Blend
Best of the unofficial sites featuring a really detailed anniversary section which runs down the top 20 tearjerkers, comedy moments and embarrassing moments in the show’s history.
>> Neighbours Fans
The leading forum for die-hard fans – so a great place for hints about upcoming storylines. The programme’s story editors are regular posters here, so you may find your own suggestions can influence future plot developments!

What House Online

Whathouse >> What House Online
Here’s another property site which nicely complements the excellent OnOneMap site which I first mentioned a couple of weeks ago. What House does not list as many houses for sale, but it does act as a useful tool for researching background information about an area. Type in a postcode or area name to bring up the actual prices that houses in a set radius have sold for plus information on transport links, school performance statistics and details of nearby restaurants, supermarkets, pubs and gyms. Stick with OnOneMap to find the widest range of houses on a very flexible map, but use WhatHouse for extra information about your chosen area.
See Also: How to research a new area before you move house

The Stinkers

Stinkers >> The Stinkers
Today the first full-length Wallace and Gromit film hits the big screen. While Aaardman Animation’s opus has been (deservedly) showered with acclaim, the films on this site have been showered with disdain. The Stinkers is devoted to naming and shaming the worst films of all time. You’ll find a definitive list of the 100 Worst Films of the 20th Century (Phantom Menace, Speed 2, Jaws 4, Spice World and 96 others) plus a detailed guide to the Stinkers of 2004 (Winner – by some considerable margin – is Catwoman) and a work on progress ballot of the front-runners in the race for this year’s worst.

Keeping It Peel

Peelday >> Keeping It Peel
Today is the first ever International John Peel Day – marking the first anniversary of his last programme on Radio 1. There are over 300 gigs taking place not just across the UK but also in Sweden, Japan, Singapore and New Zealand. To coincide with the anniversary Radio 1 have launched a massive interactive tribute to their longest-serving presenter. As well as details of today’s gigs, the site features a comprehensive biography, details of every Peel Session and Festive 50, extensive galleries and tributes and thousands of audio and video clips.

Asia Quake Appeal: Donate Online

Dec >> DEC Asia Quake Appeal
One of the unfortunate side effects of natural disasters is that they tend to attract scammers trying to dupe people into donating to fake relief organisations. If you want to donate to the earthquake relief effort, we recommend you that you do so through this site. The DEC is the umbrella organisation which co-ordinates the UK’s National Appeal in response to major disasters. With member agencies including Oxfam, ActionAid, The British Red Cross, Christian Aid and many others, you can be sure that your donation will be going to the right place.