Friday, April 29, 2011

The Cartwheeling Verger

So if you weren't interested in a single moment of the wedding in London today, not even the lovely reaction of the bridesmaid on the balcony:

you should still have a look at this vid. Less than a minute of your life to see a moment of exuberance. Go on .....!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

The (Un)Happy Hum of Helicopters

Living across the road from the Household Cavalry Barracks, and within a couple of miles of Buckingham Palace, one has become used to the occasional helicopter hovering overhead. Tonight, however, the noise is non-stop. Thousands may be sleeping on the Mall tonight, but the ravaj is being kept awake by the security choppers. Boo!

Wedding? What Wedding?

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Quote of the Week 2

An excerpt from the latest volume of Shirley MacLaine's autobiography:

"An actress needs to know where to sit. If it’s daytime, you should sit facing the outside light. Natural light is flattering for the skin, as long as it’s not direct sunlight.

Never sit where there is an overhead light — it makes you look like Grandma Moses.

The actress Marlene Dietrich taught me how to light myself when we made the film 80 Days.

She also taught me a new use for small pearls — putting them in the centre of my bra cups so they looked like nipples.

Marlene also showed me how to string a small, nearly invisible chain under my chin which was then attached to hair-grips on either side of my face. This was the Dietrich facelift. I had a headache by lunchtime, but it was worth it."

Quote of the Week 1

From an interview to be published in Harper's Bazaar, Lady Gaga talks about fame and fortune:

""Am I going to try and embrace Hollywood and assimilate to that culture?" she said. 'I put my toe in that water, and it was a *Kegel-exercise vaginal reaction where I clenched and had to retract immediately. 'I ran furiously back to New York, to my old apartment, and I hung out with my friends, and I went to the same bars.'"

*According to the Mayo Clinic, "Kegel exercises can help you prevent or control urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor problems." Learn more about them here

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Wayne vs Wayne

On the one hand, the nation goes mental when Wayne R-ooney swears right into the camera after getting a hat-trick for his table-topping team to come back and win a football match. Broadsheets and tabloids alike discuss his motivation and his punishment.

Little mention today, however, for Wayne R-outledge, who after scoring twice in his table-topping team's win last night, also turned to the camera and:

blew the world a kiss!

Being nice doesn't make news.

Monday, April 04, 2011

The R's Are Going Up!


I am sorry about the naughty word. Chels*** are the traditional rivals of QPR, and sometimes people get a bit carried away.