Monthly Archive: April 2011

Britain’s Got Talent (but where’s it hiding?)

Posted on April 30, 2011

Tonight, under duress from my husband, I watched Britain’s Got Talent. I would rather stick pins in my eyes than have to do this again next week.
The first series seemed gloriously funny; all those eccentric Brits plucked from obscurity and.. >>> more

In dreams

Posted on April 28, 2011

Kate Middleton dreamt that she turned up naked for her wedding. Obviously there’s no chance of that happening tomorrow. There is, however, a very strong possibility that I’ll be in my pyjamas.
Relax; I’m not intending to wear them to the Abbey... >>> more

Don't wanna be ... ... all by myself

Posted on April 24, 2011

The weather is glorious and we’re eating outside for the first time this year. We’ve just finished off a delicious cut of barbequed pork and a fennel and tomato salad with balsamic dressing (a Jamie special). We’re sipping white wine and chilling.. >>> more

Weighty Katie

Posted on April 21, 2011

 So what if Kate Middleton looks slim?
Kate was shopping in the Kings Road yesterday. To me, she looked happy and carefree but the papers have dragged up the ‘weighty Katie’ issue again, suggesting that she’s become too thin. I say, leave her.. >>> more

Too much sun causes wrinkles

Posted on April 20, 2011

It’s too hot to iron!
My pile of ironing is growing taller every day but I can’t bring myself to tackle it in this sunny weather. Neither can I put it out of my mind.
My husband can. He simply irons one item at a time, as and when he needs.. >>> more

Why the Royal Wedding isn't music to my ears

Posted on April 15, 2011

I suppose it was only a matter of time before the music industry jumped on the Royal Wedding bandwagon. But does it have to be this tacky?
This morning I learnt that Blake are to make a return. Which surprised me because I didn’t even know.. >>> more

Overwhelmed with happiness

Posted on April 12, 2011

Tonight I tried to log on to the Action for Happiness website. “We’re overwhelmed!” was the message I read. At first I thought it was their cuddly way of welcoming a new member. I was starting to feel all warm inside until I realised that the site.. >>> more

Nimble texting

Posted on April 12, 2011

Can you text ten words a second? No, I can’t either. But according to my niece’s boyfriend it’s entirely possible if you practice often enough.
I’ve been helping him put together his CV so we’ve been texting information back and forth on our.. >>> more

Breast intentions

Posted on April 08, 2011

I was a skinny teenager with gangly legs and a flat chest. When other girls were sporting padded bras I was still in vest tops. On the occasion that I did eventually get my first bra my aunt said I resembled “two fried eggs in a hankie.” That didn’t.. >>> more

Manners maketh the man (and the woman)

Posted on April 07, 2011

The key to success? Be polite and charming to each person you meet, regardless of their background. Make everyone around you feel important and appreciated. This is the advice that was given to Simon Cowell by his father. And he has a point.
We.. >>> more

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