Wednesday, April 30, 2008

her madgesty

Good ol' Madge has a new record out so there's been a lot of chat about her and her musical adventures, and yesterday on The Hits music channel they had a feature called Madonna: Back To The Beginning or something...

It started at 7pm and was on til around midnight (way past my bedtime) and I watched the first hour, well in truth listened mostly, occasionally watching is more like it, while I read the paper and I felt compelled to say how pleasant it was... you just can't beat her pop hits!

As driven a human being as she seems to be, even she can't have thought back in '85 "I'll be working a purple leotard when I'm pushing 50 baby" haha

I'm so gutted I had to go to bed, I only got as far as 1998 and Ray of Light, I'd have loved to see the Bedtime Stories vids, and even earlier stuff like Borderline... ah good ol' Madge!

And today I got her new album for free at work, good times!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

There ain't nothing like a dame

I admit that the words 'too much' and 'time on hands' spring to mind but here goes...

I've been blog-tagged by Scott at Me and My Big Mouth and since it would be rude not to take part, in this post I have to list six random things about me...
I hope you appreciate the Cillit Bang approach:

Fact: I have Christopher Biggins mobile phone number.
Fact: I like banana sandwiches.
Fact: I suspect that I enjoy colour co-ordination and alliteration more than most.
Fact: It's my mum's birthday tomorrow. Tanti Aguri Mamma!
Fact: I was once a Saturday girl at HMV Basingstoke. GTs.
Fact: I've lived in 10 different towns/cities in the last 12 years! I knows good boxes!

Now I'm to nominate and tag six other people...

New York Taxi Tales

Matt and Dave's Trip Around The World

Nicholarse - no longer updated but a good back-cat

I've ran out of people I know who blog, despite my encouragements, clearly my pals are just a lazy bunch! So here's some what I read...

The Man Who Fell Asleep

Charlie Brooker

And this one inspired my own blogging so hats off to him!

Richard Herring

The rules, if they decide to play, are:
Link to the person that tagged you - i.e. me.
Post the rules on your blog.
Write six random things about you in a blog post.
Tag six people in your post.
Let each person know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Let the tagger know your entry is up.

No bloggers were harmed in the making of this blog-tag.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

St George's Day

Happy St George's Day!

Born in Turkey, this guy was a Roman soldier who marty'd hisself for his fellow Christians in ancient Rome... I read that the reason he is patron saint of England is because he stood for English ideals of honour, bravery and gallantry... though I can't say you come across any of those very often these days... perhaps our new patron saint would be more like Jeremy Clarkson! haha

I've got to say, regardless of how many people winge about life in England I'm a fan. I'm going to visit the Great English Seaside in a couple of weeks with my friend R and I'll be taking my wellies AND sunglasses! Cos even though you can never tell what the weather is going to throw at you, what you DO know is, since you're English you can handle any weather! haha

I know its not Friday but my Top 5 things about England are as such:

5 Bangers and Mash (veggie options available!) - what's not to love about a good hearty meal*

4 English Countryside - a walk in the peaks will put hairs on yer chest and pink in yer cheeks**

3 English Weather - what else would we talk about at bus stops?!***

2 English Culture - The Beatles, Stewart Lee, Harry Hill... I could go on****

1 Proper English Pubs! Did we invent them? I reckon we must've on account of all the rain and the need to socialise... I do loves pubs me...

So today, whether you be drinking ale or a nice cup of tea, make a toast to St George and England!

*preferably in a pub with a pint!
**preferably with a pub to stop and enjoy the view in...
*** and all that rain is great pub weather after all!
****all of which enhanced when accompanied by a nice pint of your favourite ale, hehe, do you see where I'm going with this?!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

your country needs you!

like a thunderbolt from the blue it hit me...

my shoe addiction just got worthy! the economy is teetering on troublesome times and here i am willing to spend on the high street when all sensible people are closing their wallets! those pink platforms at Kurt Geiger seem frivalous? i think you'll find you're helping halt an economic downturn! haha

nu shoes = better economy! women of Britain unite! we alone can halt this crazy economic turmoil, by doing what we do best! shopping! hurrah!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Trinny and Susannah worship

I had the pleasure of seeing the lovely fashionistas in the flesh last week!
Style in The City in Birmingham was a three day event at which the Trinny & Susannah Style Academy pulled into town hoiking up bra straps and making trembling lillies of grown women who clearly didn't know any better!
It was fabulous!
I saw half a dozen badly dressed women transformed before my very eyes! I don't even care if it was a set up - it was truly marvellous hehe
They even divulged their own secrets to looking good despite short legs and baby bellies... It was so cool seeing them in person, they're TV royalty as far as I'm concerned! My only regret is that I was flying solo and only had the camaraderie of the mostly female crowd, it would have been great to be there with a friend but it was during the day when most people work and well, iIdon't have too many female friends in Brum just yet... But so as not to miss out on post-show euphoria I called several ladies who I knew would be greatly jealous not to have been there!
Having thought it through afters, while it was a compliment not to have been picked from the audience for a makeover, I should have 'dressed-down' to win a one-on-one with the fashion experts... pah!

Monday, April 07, 2008

beanbag riff

i recently invested in a beanbag for our flat...

while there's enough seating for us, when we have guests we need extra bum-space so a beanbag seemed ok cos it doesn't take up too much room in our bijou pad and doubles as a footrest if needs be!*

trouble is, i have had to replace this beanbag twice now due to splitting - the Achilles heel of any good bean-based furniture! And now i'm loathe to sit on number 3 so weary am i of it! we are now on day5 of the latest bean-bag and its okay so far... But really you'd expect the seams to be extra tight on such a piece of soft-furnishing!

i went into a fancy bean-bag shop in Dublin last year, you know the giant £500 ones, bet they don't bust after just a few sits!

*i'm sure the the joy of elevated feet is a wonder to only the over 30s amongst us, hehe