A lot of people dream about owning a pub. But what about a pub, in a paddock in Tasmania’s East Coast hinterland complete with its own beer-drinking pig?

Pyengana’s Pub in the Paddock is on the market, and while Aussie owner Anne Free is sad to be moving on, she is needed on her family’s farm at Glen Huon.

The pub’s first beer-drinking pig, Priscilla, has passed on, but her prodigy Pinky is enjoying all the things Australian pub life has to offer.

And, of course, she comes with the 1880-built pub.

Visitors buy a specially-prepared stubby of pig beer at the bar and Pinky comes over to bond over “a coldy”.

“I never thought I would have to compete with a pig but that is what happens here,” Mrs Free said.

“People come to the pub to meet the pig not me.”

Mrs Free, 65, has owned the pub for nine years.

The Pub in the Paddock is on the market for Aus$ 800,000, and sits on 2.8ha, offering accommodation and trout fishing.

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For a starting price of just 4.1 million kronor ($640,000), you can buy yourself a Swedish house, complete with a skeleton in the cellar.

A Swedish real estate agent has the unusual piece of property up for sale. The house has five-bedrooms and comes complete with the medieval tomb and skeleton in the cellar.

The central Visby town house on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland was built in 1750 on the foundations of a Russian church. The kitchen lies on the presbytery, and the tomb containing the skeleton — visible through a glass panel — is in the cellar.

The real estate agency’s owner Leif Bertwig says there is no reason to be afraid as the skeleton “lies in consecrated soil and rests in peace.”

Bertwig said the remains likely belong to a Russian man who died some 800 years ago.

There have been no reports of ghostly activity in the house to date.

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Ogilvy advertising agency has apologised “unreservedly” for a pamphlet and website offering money for body parts that was actually part of a campaign to advertise a South African horror movie.

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Spokesman for Ogilvy and 1984, Rich Hlatshwayo, said in a statement that creative agency, 1984, a subsidiary of Ogilvy, produced the campaign on behalf of Indigenous Film Distribution to promote the movie “Night Drive”.

“While the motivation behind this campaign was honourable, 1984 acknowledges that this was in bad taste and apologises unreservedly. The intention was never to mislead the public or media,” he said.

MD for Ogilvy in Johannesburg, Julian Ribeiro, said the company 1984 consists of “three young talents who joined Ogilvy last year as 1984”.

“They had an existing relationship with Indigenous Film Distribution and the project for ‘Night Drive’ was ongoing.”

Ribeiro said Ogilvy was “very upset” about the campaign and disciplinary action would be taken “internally”.

“1984 did seek legal counsel before the campaign was launched and were told to make sure that the details on the pamphlet and the website were fictitious… that the phone number would not work and that no harm would be brought to anyone.”

He said the company aimed to create hype and reveal the link to the movie at a media screening on Friday night.

“Nobody ever expected this kind of response. Only 800 leaflets were handed out at robots and the project had a low budget.”

He said the movie is about the sale of animal parts and human body parts but did not know when it would go on circuit.

“I have heard that some people are threatening to boycott the movie.”

Thanks to Blog South Africa

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If you believe in ghosts, haunted house and having the cr@p scared out of you, then make a bid on England’s most haunted house which is now up for sale.

Reports of child ghosts that whisper to you, strange appartitions that appear and just as quickly vanish, poltergeists that move sh!t around are just some of the weird sh!t that goes on at Wymering Manor in Portsmouth.

Portsmouth City Council has put Wymering Manor up for auction and they are hoping to get as much as $600,000 for it, due to ‘the novelty factor’.

The building belonged to King Edward the Confessor in 1042, and to King William the Conqueror after the Battle of Hastings in 1066 until 1084. It is also listed in the 1086 Domesday Book.

Sightings of a man hanging from a tree in the yard, a woman dressed in a violet dress that stands at the end of a bed, a man known as Reckless Roddy who was killed in the lane, and the ghost of a nun with her hands dripping blood, have all been reported at the manor.

So if you have the money, go for it! Don’t forget to send me a free invite to visit ;)

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