Monthly Archive: January 2012

The Queen's Yacht

Posted on January 20, 2012

he only time I saw the Queen cry in public was in 1997 as she watched the Royal Yacht Britannia being decommissioned.

The Labour government, at the time, decided that the upkeep of the ageing boat was a drain on the public purse. End of.. >>> more

My name is Blue; how do you do?

Posted on January 10, 2012

Has Beyoncé given birth to a Smurf, I wonder?  Why else would she call her baby Blue?

Ah! Apparently it’s Jay-Z’s favourite colour. So that’s alright then. Hang on a minute, no it’s not.

I’m a huge admirer of Beyoncé. I wish her.. >>> more

Exercising in our fifties

Posted on January 06, 2012

As I chatted with my gal pals over coffee this morning, I realised that we had one thing in common: we now exercise more than we ever did when we were younger.

In truth, we didn’t exercise at all when we were younger. So what’s brought.. >>> more

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