Friday, December 04, 2009

celebrities I'd like to see in the jungle No.2/3/4

After this week's performance on Desert Island Discs I nominate "Kirsty - do you know your pretty face is going to hell" Morrissey, for making me laugh so early in the morning...

And my next suggestion is Nikki from the Big Brother House a couple of years back... and in the chef's corner we should, of course, have Delia (and failing her Clarissa Dickson Wright)....

Thursday, November 19, 2009

finest hour: oliver reed


Americans REALLY know how to do Halloween and put our puny attempts at trick-or-treating to shame... The owners of this house in Georgetown had to fight their way past a huge ghoul just to get into their house... and just look at all those pumpkins! All gone now I suppose... wonder what they do for Christmas...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

hitler's reaction to the oasis split

I'm not going to be able to watch Downfall again that's for sure...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

plinth charming

my sister... my little sister... making doves of peace and love for the world on the fourth plinth this evening.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

flower shows

Chelsea has the best hats but Tavistock has the best cakes. I spent more money at the Tavi show...

Thursday, May 21, 2009

now we are three

brian reminded me the other day that our blogs are now three years old and he's blogged gazillions of times (sometimes two or three times a day!). I momentarily felt guilty about the paltry number of entries here (particularly because I am always harpying on at work on how blogs must be regularly updated) but I'm over it already.

Have given the blog a facelift (philadelphus from my garden if you're interested) and a couple of new entries and that will probably be it until July.

Am listening to Iron and Wine - v. summery.

duck islands for all

Am thoroughly enjoying the continuing discomfiture of MPs but one story in particular has reminded me of something that has been bothering me for a long time...

If we can build duck islands for our feathered friends why can't we build something slightly bigger for polar bears and walrus in the arctic..? I can hardly bear (no pun intended) to watch wildlife documentaries showing exhausted polar bears swimming for miles in search of food and safety.. So why can't we populate the northern seas with a series of rafts and man-made islands to replace the ice? There might be a project somewhere to do this but a cursory google search hasn't yielded much so far.

Am listening to Joanna Lumley on pm - when she does that warcry it really is quite scary. No wonder Gordon Brown caved in.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

` year in 40 seconds

One year in 40 seconds from Eirik Solheim on Vimeo.

Someone at work showed me this today - there's more like it on Eirik's lovely site.

the worst day of the year

The second Tuesday in January is the worst day of the year... obviously. January is the worst month of the year. The second week is the worst week of january (Christmas is over and summer is so far away) and Tuesday is the worst day of the week. So I wore flowery trousers to work, ate a milky way and am going to get haircut. Not such a bad day I suppose but it's good to know but everything will start to get better tomorrow...