Thursday, 28 January 2010

Servane Gaxotte

Seriously there need be no words to go with this blog - other than for about £150 you can buy one of these beauties or at least you could if there weren't all presently sold out. I want them all!!!!

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

I saw an envelope on the floor.

My heart skipped a beat. Part excitement and part fear. I turned it over and peeped at the front of the envelope knowing that it was probably going to be containing my first assignment. Marked and sent back. Now I know any criticism would be constructive and there to help me and not to be mean and that I am not meant to be perfect hence why I am doing the course - or rather - hello, I am human.

I fought the urge to tear open the envelope there and then and climbed the stairs to the flat and once inside I ravaged the envelope and did a quick scan of the contents.

100% and some great praise. I was speechless for a few seconds (which friends tell me is quite something) and then I called Darren to tease him into thinking I had done terribly - then he heard the beer glasses clinking! I am made up - I don't know how the rest of the course is going to go but what a mighty fine start!

Thanking you for allowing my ego to take over for a moment.

The Lovely Bones

I read this book years ago. I also read Lucky. Now Lucky came out as a book before The Lovely Bones did, basically Alice Sebold was writing The Lovely Bones but found she was writing too much about an attack that had happened to her, so she broke off from writing The Lovely Bones and Lucky was the result - it's an amazing heart, wrenching book, as is The Lovely Bones (I won't be saying the same about Almost Moon).

The Lovely Bones feels like it was a long time in the making and I think quite a shift occurred in who was going to be appearing in it - but this was worth the wait. I wondered how they were going to be able to translate the in between world onto the big screen without it seeming cheesy - but they found a way with some stunning visuals. If you tell someone the basis of this movie it sounds ridiculous: Girl gets attacked and killed and looks down on her family and the happenings that follow.

Now I loved the book but was still dubious about the film - but you really should go to see this - and I think this one deserves the expense of the cinema to fully appreciate the gorgeous visuals. It's been said that the in between world footage slows the movie down - I kindof think this was the point but it is true at times the suspense is built up to just be shot down but pushing that aside it is a great story and visually quite something.

District 9

On a happier note I saw District 9 and thought it was amazing. It started off in a way I hadn’t expected – it didn’t look as Hollywood polished as I thought it would be – and the first sightings of the aliens had me laughing – the looked so stupid, but by the end of the movie I had such affection for them.

District 9 is about when some aliens come to earth and their ship gets stranded above Johannesburg for years! The aliens are taken in on earth and put into contained areas – these areas soon become like slums. The movie talks about what happens with the care that is given to these aliens and the interactions they have with the humans. It’s a mighty fine movie and one of the best I have seen this year.

I love the idea of aliens and when you look at some of the creatures in the sea it’s easy to think that they are already here, but even if you aren’t into the whole ufo/alien thing – I think you’ll like it… it even!

More justice please

In the paper this morning was an article of a young 'man' who raped a lady and he's been given 3 years in jail - which probably means 1 year or less based on good behaviour. The term of this sentence was given because the boy/man in question was 13 and he said he was sorry.
Something is wrong here surely? A ladies life is pretty much ruined for the foreseeable future and he gets 3 years. I saw a programme about a serial killer called Coral Watts last night - he is up for parole again soon I think - his prison term has so far worked out at under 2 years for each person he killed.

It's not just the initial victim that is affected here, there is a spiral including the guilty parties family - they can suffer for what their family member has done - being related doesn't mean you give your approval.

I was attacked when I was 19. It was nothing compared to what happens to a lot of women. But it was classed as a Sexual Assault. The police man that was called asked me not to phone my mom as I shouldn't make a fuss. To say I rolled my eyes is an understatement. Something kicked in after the incident and I managed to get a really great description of the guy from it and it was met with some sarcasm from the police officers. To cut a long story short, it resulted in me being told that the next person he attacks he'd probably rape but the summer holidays were coming up and they had a lot on their plate with school children vandalising shop windows. I still don't really know what to say to that statement other than I really really hope he didn't go on to rape someone. A police man had driven past at the time of the attack and hadn't stopped as he assumed it was a lovers tiff and he wanted me to know he was sorry and could I forgive him. Thing is just something like the incident I went through (this guy came out of nowhere, pretended to be jogging, grabbed me inappropriately and tried to drag me off the pavement), anyway - this incident is still with me today and it's been a fair few years since it happened. Never grab me from behind and I freeze inside when someone jogs past me. A lot of people don't know this ever happened to me but I am reminded quite often. It peeves me that this guy just got on with his life. Now if I was that lady and heard my attacker would be free on the streets again in possibly less than a year - well..............OK he didn't murder her but he's kindof taken her life for the foreseeable future.

I don't know what the answer is. Castration comes to mind. But in a realistic way what can you do? I don't think prison is the answer as you wouldn't have so many repeat offenders. Is it something as simple as making every parent have parenting classes and to hold them more accountable for the make up of their child. I don't know - I really wish I did. But one thing for sure - some judges in this country and others need to wake up to the reality of the real suffering that happens in such incidences, the attack is just the start.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

I put on my best Sunday Dress, and walked straight into this mess of mine.

I don't know if that is a Courtney Love lyric or a Kat Bjelland lyric, I don't care - I love that song. Not the new one that appeared on Celebrity skin but the old version.

I write this because soon Courtney Love or Hole (but not really) will be touring again. I always thought I would be so excited when I finally got to hear that Courtney was back on the road but I actually think I am going to stay away.

I saw Hole many years ago, it was almost one year since Kurt had killed himself (yes conspiracy theorists, it might not have been suicide but the boy sure is dead). Anyhow, the gig was sucky and amazing. At that point whether you loved or hated her she had wasn't charm but it was some form of fascination. She was late on stage and she was quite frankly a mess but she did a set that was pretty mind blowing. She sang to the heavens a little too much that it started to feel like acting but whatever I'll forgive her that. A girl in the crowd started to get pretty much molested by some pig ignorant asshole men in the crowd. Courtney spotted this, got security and waded over on the shoulder of a giant and pulled the girl out of the crowd. She sat her on stage, loaded her with drink and put her tiara onto the girls head (ok she took this back at the end of the show but how made up do you think that girl was!).

The next day in the reviews across the media world it was all focused on her being late on stage and being a mess, not one word was said about helping this girl. And sometimes I think that the representation of Courtney is exaggerated and no one is more to blame for this than herself. She implied she was so in love with Kurt but it's pretty much fact they were getting divorced and she'd been fooling around with Billy Pumpkin again. In fact, it would appear that Kurt and Courtney didn't spend a whole lot of time together in the few years that they were a couple. To be frank - why should we even care because if you take it at face value here was a man that was a junkie and here was a woman that had some issues with setting fire to things, there is even an incident where she stabbed a girl as a child.......but she was also a junkie. Why do we make such people idols? I don't know but it's happened all over again with Amy Winehouse, but I really don't want to give that lady too much type and Courtney - why did they both make it so big? Would they be such big stars today if Kurt hadn't killed himself? I kindof think maybe not. I think Kurt would've gone on to make the best music of his career - and that's why I am kindof pissed that he's no longer around - the music direction he was going in was sounding great. Courtney on the other hand had two great albums and then petered off hugely - Celebrity Skin was not all that - My body the hand grenade was a mix of older songs so I won't count that and her solo album - honestly it's not even worth mentioning.

Musically I think it's great that it encouraged the girls to BE the rock star rather than DO the rock star but I think the real talent of this female movement if you will were Bikini Kill - namely Kathleen Hanna and Tobi Vail and Babes in Toyland. Lori from Babes would frequently put new bands up in her house to help them tour and to me that is what a real music fan does. Kat was prepared to start back at the starting blocks with her band Katastrophy wife. Both of these bands have just carried on making music and not got lost in the world of celebrity. Take Bikini Kill - Tobi now works for K records.
Kathleen and her pretty much started the fanzine world and that was HUGE....before the internet took off of course. Kathleen spray painted Kurt Smells Like Teen Spirit across Kurt's wall - and we all know where that led. So how did Courtney get to be the icon. I think you either love her or hate it - it's not many people that don't really have an opinion and I think that's quite good. Better to provoke a reaction even a bad one than no reaction at all, right?

To a degree. Not so sure that it's ok once children are involved but that becomes a whole new issue with the whole Kurt and Courtney thing and celebrities as parents - another time maybe? Courtney is about to release a new album - one that she threatened on the world way over a year ago and we are still waiting. Now this album has to be HUGE to live up to even half of the hype from just her, let alone the rest of the world - can any album live up to that? Well, no! Once upon a time Courtney was looking like the best version of herself - she was putting her toe into acting - there were many pictures of her and Frances out and about looking cute but then oh dear - the abyss opened up and she dived in - I sadly don't think she has ever recovered - the eccentricities seem to be more that of a slightly unhinged deluded lady that the press sees as fair game but which I see as quite sad.

I don't know what the future holds but I have a feeling I am not going to regret not getting tickets for this latest tour. I was a huge Riot Grrrl fan - red lipstick - nightdresses the works but even I can kindof sense when it's time to maybe move on! Courtney will never be boring but her antics of being weird and then blaming her parents (in her 40's come on have you heard about ownership) can get boring. I was totally obsessed with the whole Kurt/Courtney/Girl band thing when I was an angsty teen but something in me finds it all a bit sad now. Somewhere out there is a little girl that lost her dad and is watching her mom slip into some giant hole and that is pretty tragic no matter what you think of the music or the personalities.

(kathleen hanna)

(early Courtney)

(I don't know what to say - sometimes a surgeon or a best friend should just say no!)

(me crazy? nah...right!)

but look - here I think she looks pretty damn stunning - but somewhere after this I think it all went a little bit wrong......Courtney comes up with the lyrics but not necessarily the tunes, her antics appear to be that of a slightly unhinged person rather than an eccentric....but I pray for happy endings.

"Is she pretty on the inside
Baby pretty from the back"

Monday, 25 January 2010

The Kind Diet

I don't think I am going to be eating/drinking much of it anymore. Yesterday I switched my cow's milk for rice milk and I have to say I think I prefer the taste. I suffer from asthma and have long been told that dairy is really bad for allergies fullstop but especially for those of us that actually suffer from them regularly. Even to the point of some people's symptoms stopping once they stop consuming dairy. Sounds like it's worth a try to me. One problem, I love cheese. Vegan cheese just doesnt' sound so appealing does it!?! Though I figure small steps in the right direction are better than turning on my heel and walking the other way.
For years I did not eat meat - I just hated the taste of it and vowed that once I had left home I wouldn't eat it again and I didn't. Until I got ill. Now I hear that following a vegetarian diet is really meant to help you not get fibroids - so yeah, I will scratch my head on that one.

I had my iron drop so low that I was advised to eat some meat to get the iron levels back up - I followed this advice more out of desperation than anything. BUT - I haven't felt right since - I've noticed weight gain (yeah this could be age or just sitting on my butt too long) but I've had the same weight for years then suddenly it goes up a little - well anyway coincidence or not........I also noticed that I feel far more sluggish and just not quite right so I have made the decision to cut meat out of my diet again. D is a Geordie, I really don't think he's going to follow suit and that is fine - I am sure I can adapt our evening meals between my requirements and his.

I found a great book called The Nice Diet. It sounded funny. It was written by Alicia Silverstone - yes, her of Clueless fame, so how on earth could I possible take it too seriously? Well, I bought it and what an eye opener it was. I read it over the course of two days. So here is this way of living that will help me lose some weight, will give me more energy, will help my allergies to go and will help the environment at the same time. Now that, my friend, sounds like a plan to me. I understand the whole vegan or macrobiotic diet might be too hard core for some or just too plain difficult to do but I figure I can flirt with it all a bit and see how I feel. I'll be reporting back!!

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Making sweet music....

With my keyboard - or that was the plan - one of the many things I wanted to learn or tackle this year was to learn to play the piano and seriously with two clefs of notes to learn that is a lot but putting the reading of two lines of music at the same time and two hands together is proving to be a nightmare for me - seriously now is there something I am missing? Some secret that I don't know about? Some technique that has just whistled straight past me? In a word somebody please help!!!!!

Not my photo and not my cat but it's cute ok!

On another note - I did my first assignment in way longer than I care to remember - it was kindof fun - but the posting it and waiting to get the mark is proving to be a far less fun affair - tutor if you can hear me PLEASE BE NICE!

Lisa came to London

One of my best friends is very selfish and she lives in Glasgow - she knows she should be in London but what can you do ☺♥☺

In The Diner in Camden - it really is the best hang out - I think I was meant to have been born in the 50's but with the women's rights of today ☺ Lisa and her Root Beer.

Me and my neverending (or so it seemed) milkshake.

A view across a very cold Thames with 'the gherkin' just in sight.

Plastic bottles in the trees - as you do.

I think this is like MI5 or something but I really wish it was my house - so many turrets! If I was the queen I would live here rather than Buckingham Palace.

The wheel - and Little Big Ben as D rechristened it.

A very London Scene.

A super friendly squirrel - shortly after this photo was taken he tried to give me a kiss - climbed on my coat and ran up a mans leg.

Everyone has to have their picture taken with one of these lines at Trafalgar Square at some point in their lives...honest, it's written in the rules of being a London tourist.

The big freeze of 2010.

Slap in the face with a reminder of the past

This is something that makes me quite sad, mad, angry, upset and hurt - it's all sorts of emotions but I am yet to find a good one in amongst them.

What am I talking about? Well, it's a friend - someone that I have put up with a lot from over the years that we have known each other - somethings quite huge, but I've always tried to believe in that person and to help them gain a better future/life for themselves. I have recently found out just how much bullshit they have been spouting about me. I don't know if that is what has gotten to me or if it's actually the fact that a couple of people have swallowed it so willingly they have almost gone back for seconds. Now, what do you do? There is no point in confrontation as it will get messy and turn into a he said she said scenario that I really have no time for. When I've tried to confront things there have always been excuses.

Do I ignore it and just think hmmm well jealousy is a curse. Do I just cut contact with this person or do I try to find a way to understand?

This person hasn't been all bad every day or anything but just some things are seeming to be almost unforgiveable from a 'friend'. In fact sometimes they have been really quite nice. Hence why I have stayed friends with them.

Friendships grow and friendships change - some go along the same path some branch off - some just never alter and feel like a dress that is too tight. Some just should never have been from the start.

Betrayal is what I call an act such as this and that is never a nice thing to feel. I could 'get my own back' but I am not that sort of person. I should've just walked away from it all with a shrug, but I am human and sometimes have my off days and sometimes come out with all guns blazing. But honestly, how can you protect yourself against lies? How can you justify or try to explain away someone else's meddling. Do you pity that person? I mean what a shame to go through life treating the right people in such a wrong way. Am I more angry that I have let myself be a part of all this or more angry that even now I would still help this 'friend' - am I maybe too nice for my own good? I never believed that there was such a saying - but I find myself nodding to myself about it now. I know my defences were weakened by all the health issues that I was going through - but not I feel strong enough to just walk away. It's quite a revelation to not have to fight for my good name and to be mature enough to finally think - whatever let people believe what they want - the truth will out eventually and if it doesn't, then so be it - these people obviously weren't part of my life's plan after all.

A handful of shameful double standards

So, David Beckham was out the other day and some random lady - being dubbed the female Dennis Pennis, rushed up to him and tried to grab his crotch - some say she got a handful - some say she didn't - either way the story is that it was all just a joke and done in good faith. Hmmmm, would it still be considered that if I did that to some random Jo walking down the street or if some random Jo did that to me walking down the street. Can I hear a great big fat NO hear please....seriously - maybe I am being too moralistic here but in the 'real' world this would be considered Sexual Assault. Which technically means it is illegal. So, why is it ok to Sexually Assault some because they are famous and/or male. This man also spends a lot of money on security for himself and his family - I bet those guys aren't too popular now but on a serious note - surely it's not just me that thinks this isn't right?

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Never doubting, always growing

If only! I found myself doubting who I am purely because of a small group of people making me feel like I have done something so bad, when I haven't. I found myself caring about the wrong things - which led my head into a spiral.......I won't bore you with that unless you ask me nicely but I stumbled across this poem - and I thought I would share.

A Creed To Live By

Don't undermine your worth by comparing
yourself with others.
It is because we are different that each of us is special.
Don't set your goals by what other people
deem important.

Only you know what is best for you.
Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart.
Cling to them as you would your life, for without them
life is meaningless.

Don't let your life slip through your fingers
by living in the past or for the future.
By living your life one day at a time,
you live all the days of your life.

Don't give up when you still have something to give.
Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.
Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect.
It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.
Don't be afraid to encounter risks.

It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.
Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find.
The quickest way to receive love is to give love.
The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly;
and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.
Don't dismiss your dreams.

To be without dreams is to be without hope;
to be without hope is to be without purpose.
Don't run through life so fast that you forget
not only where you've been, but also where you're going.
Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored
each step of the way.

By Nancye Sims

Friday, 15 January 2010

The way to melt a heart

I've long been fascinated with elephants and I think it's pretty well known that I am a supporter of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. I never thought I would have anything in common with Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher but there you go, they are supporters too! I foster an elephant called Wassessa. She hadn't been at the trust for long when I chose her - she's turned into a naughty but funny elephant - the perfect choice I think. Anyway if any of you can support then please do

These pictures were kindly sent to me by the Lovely Lisa at Rock Radio....go on, tell me they don't just melt your heart ♥♥

Alison Wonderland

OK, not quite, more is the pity - the new Tim Burton movie does not, sadly star my good self (one day he will realise that I am the missing ingredient to his movies that he didn't even know was missing) yeah, did I introduce myself, my name is Alison and I can sometimes be a little deluded.

Anyhow, the Tim Burton movie in question is like one of my favorite stories with my favorite director and now lets throw into the mix that Mark Hoppus wrote a song for the soundtrack which was assume enough but it led me to check out the soundtrack and it looks pretty fine - not at all what you would expect and that is sometimes just the way it should be!

Almost Alice
'Alice (Underground)' (Avril Lavigne)
'The Poison' (The All-American Rejects)
'The Technicolor Phase' (Owl City)
'Her Name Is Alice' (Shinedown)
'Painting Flowers' (All Time Low)
'Where's My Angel' (Metro Station)
'Strange' (Tokio Hotel and Kerli)
'Follow Me Down' (3OH!3 featuring Neon Hitch)
'Very Good Advice' (Robert Smith)
'In Transit' (Mark Hoppus with Pete Wentz)
'Welcome to Mystery' (Plain White T's)
'Tea Party' (Kerli)
'The Lobster Quadrille' (Franz Ferdinand)
'Running Out of Time' (Motion City Soundtrack)
'Fell Down a Hole' (Wolfmother)
'White Rabbit' (Grace Potter And The Nocturnals)

March is looking like a good month people!!!

It feels so hopeless!

No internet at home for maybe up to a month because the service provides seem to think that them doing maintenance and my internet going down might not be connected so um yeah - no internet for me for a week's funny to think how we all used to cope before. And how we used to cope fine without mobile phones but you forget yours and go out for the day and you feel this terrible feeling of loss all day. Before I had a mobile phone I managed fine, I met up with people and people found me and it was all good. Now, it's so many phone calls to arrange to meet up or the intrusion of the phone. I am sure I am not alone in just not wanting to be contactable sometimes. Anyway, I will try to blog as and when I can and in the meantime I will leave you with this picture - it made me fall about laughing when I saw it in the paper today...a foot long tongue....I don't even know what to say!

Friday, 8 January 2010

It's the pitts.

Is anyone else bored of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie or Brangelina if you have to?

Brad is seeming to be a bit of a piglet with being able to stay faithful and the more interviews Angelina is giving at the moment the more she is at least implying that he's being naughty again.


There are issues here. Whatever the truth is these children will have the chance to read all this one day. Brad seems to be going through a major midlife crisis and Angelina is, well - she fell out with her Dad when he said she had mental health issues but I think it might just be a case of the truth hurting. I'd like to not care but a part of me is quite horrified that although she will readily admit to throwing knives at Brad in a row and attacking him quite savagely she tries not to do this in front of the children. Children see things and pick up on way more than parents realise. BUT this lady has a need to feel loved by the look of it. Her whole life is a catalogue of attention seeking ways to find that love. But now that 6 children are involved..........or probably about 10 by the time you have finished reading this, should she still be deemed as this great role model for adoption. I admire the idea, but just because someone has money doesn't not mean they can give the best to a child. Did anyone see the recent series of Killing Mom and Dad. Most of the kid murderers were thought to have been provoked by years of abuse and years of overbearing parents who expected their children to be some form of prodigy just because they had status and money. A young child is quite content, more often than not, with the wrappings of a present and not the contents. But more importantly most children just want to feel loved. To feel like they belong somewhere. To have their parents attention. To feel listened to.

I am not judging and I don't know the 'facts' - it's just something that hits me from time to time about money being used as a substitute of love or good parenting. God knows I admire any good parent. But look at all these socialites - they all seem to have the world at their finger tips but very few appear to be happy and even less really are. Do we all try to do too much. To try to be super parents and almost super human? And what is the cost? Too many latch key kids? To many street gangs taking over the family role? Does too many children end up stressing out the parents relationship? Too many lost children reaching for alcohol and drugs at an earlier and earlier age or to more devasting effects?

Or is it plain and simple - the media wanting a story no matter what the cost or the level of truth? It sometimes feels that maybe these things have always happened and we just hear about them more now due to the media coverage or modern medicine, a few hundred years ago I am sure it just was plain simply impossible for one woman to have 8 children and have them all survive. That maybe when someone rich and famous adopts a baby we just never hear about it.

Maybe Angelina's intentions for adopting every year or less are totally ok...but.......

Can you really listen and respond to the needs of so many children, Octomom seems to think so, she seems to think so to such a degree that she has said she would never rule out having more children. Which in turn makes me think they have this urge to love and be loved that nothing actually fills the void because they are looking in the wrong places.

I don't think that just because you are a human being you have the right to be a parent. It might sound extreme but it takes a lot to be a great parent I am sure and I just don't think that we all have those qualities and certainly being famous or having money doesn't guarantee you will either. Too often the whole money and fame circuit seems to be a nightmare rather than a dream.

On the other hand you have some children that are given everything by their parents in a very different way. Last night I watched a programme called Half Ton Son. The mother was doing everything for her chronically ill and overweight child. At 19 he was 60 stone. It looked uncomfortable, for want of a better word. His mother was feeding him everything he wanted and watching him getting bigger and bigger. It turned out that she had her first child die tragically young and was so into doing everything for her remaining child - almost at times seeming to guilt her surviving son over his behaviour but then giving in to it anyway. It was shocking. She needed help. I don't know why she was not given counselling when her first child died but all this appears to have almost cost her the life of her surviving son.

I see more and more families getting into debt to pay for the spiralling costs of the gifts their child is demanding for Christmas. Kids getting picked on for not having the right labelled clothes. Children with so much money that they get bored easily and pick up drug habits like it's easy. Checking into rehab for 2 days thinking it will solve their addiction.

Everyone looking for a quick fix. Everything needed yesterday.

I say everything in moderation and to remember it's the simple things in life that bring you the happiest longest lasting memories I am sure!

Something kind of Lovely

A satellite picture of the UK as it would look to those little aliens as of right now. I don't think I have ever seen the entire country with the same weather before. It's kindof dangerous underfoot but so pretty!

Follow the yellow brick road....

...back to routine and my time not being my own.

I returned to work yesterday and it feels weird - not as bad as I thought but it doesn't feel like I have been away for very long and it surprised me how many people said they had missed me. Of course they might've been lying but if they did, they did it well ☺☺

I feel like quite a different person to the Alison of last year. I feel more positive and calmer and definitely more aware of my surroundings. I feel I am walking more gently through life - and not just because of all the snow and ice underfoot. I feel more inspired and in turn I think that will make me more inspiring. I am less apologetic about being me but still consumed by the social phobias that have haunted me for the last 3 and a bit years. I realise that there are only a few people in this world I really trust and feel comfortable with. I don't know if that is unique or unusual or if I am just the honest one amongst many people that fool themselves.

I've lived a lifetime of staying up late, getting hammered and partying into the small hours, does it matter that these things don't interest me much anymore? Does it matter that I don't mind not being in some club half cut on a Saturday night?! I was talking to a neighbour last night and she confessed that she too felt the allure had gone and was actually more than content to just sit round a friends house to see New Year in.

It feels that a lot of people count their friends on social networking sites to comfort themselves and 'connecting' with almost anyone to get those numbers up. Take Casey Johnson the latest 'celebrity' to succumb to her drug issues, loads of people poured online to say how missed she'd be but her body lay undiscovered for 3 days over a weekend. Those sorts of things really make me think.

I keep harping on about this but be happy with your lot. Don't judge your life against anyone elses. Don't think that just because you aren't doing what such and such is that it is wrong. You will find that many people kid themselves about a lot of stuff. I am finally coming to terms with my smaller social group - I am much happier to be a good friend to a few than a shit friend to many.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Wiffle woffle blah blah blah

So...Pete Doherty gets done for heroin possession whilst in Court for something else......there comes a point when stupid isn't cute, it's just plain bloody dumb!

Catherine Zeta Jones gets snowballed in the street and she still can't crack a smile, said snowball missed her so she could've. She seems to be turning into a robot or quite miserable old age proportions. Whatever happened to the down to earth girl from the valleys? She was last heard muttering something about how a million pounds might be a lot to some but it was nothing to her..............mutter mutter...mutt!

Tiger Woods, well, what can I say? Bored! Pig!! Yawn!!!

But my horror-scope:
"Anybody who thinks your conscientious approach is dull is no match for you. So, continue to handle deals and responsibilities with all the precision and integrity you can muster. Your reluctant to lower your standards or to take short cuts is admirable and it is what makes you stand out from all the rest. Don't change a thing."
Now this I like. It actually fits in really well to a certain situation in my life but is fairly sound advice for everyone that is walking through life being a good person but not always being smiled upon. Remember jealousy is a curse and the usual course of any meanness muhaha.

Some women's surveys have been carried out towards the end of last year that show that a lot of women are finally getting sick and tired of always being on diets that make them tired and miserable, I am sure there are a lot of partners out there seriously naffed off too. Apparently the majority are deciding that it is better to be healthy than teeny tiny. If this is true can I hear the biggest cheer ever please!

Sports gear, corset panelled clothes, Bridget Jones style pants are all rumoured to be big this year - yeah yeah bad pun but mixed together it could be um, interesting. Larger baggier trousers are in, so bring back your boyfriend jeans. Although I must be doing something wrong as high waisted trousers give me an endless ass and baggy trousers just make me fat, unless of course I did really over indulge these last few months.

I finally let me eyes watch the Fearne meets Peaches documentary on tv and I have to say anyone that can make Fearne look good is quite something but for all the most very wrong reasons. Peaches came across as miserable, bratty, sulky, lazy, spoilt, rude, wasted and quite frankly very boring. Nice work PR company.

This lovely Chloe bag is gracing a few must have shopping lists but at over £2,000 I would rather see the poor python still alive and spend my £2k more wisely!

Mittens on strings - so great. These ones are £200 from Nina Peter. I got some blue mittens on string for £6!! Two bus journeys later string was cut, I had lost patience. How come as a much less co-ordinated child I could manage but now!?!? Maybe it's like doggy paddle in swimming, once you gain just an ounce of cool you lose the ability?

And for some reason something makes me happy to see these two still together. It's been all of about 2 or maybe 3 months which in hollywood terms means expect babies and wedding bells soon!
And poor old Brittany Murphy, 'cept she wasn't old at all, she wasn't the most super talented actress out there either but she appeared to be a lovely girl but yet another one to fall for the Dr Feelgood prescriptions, will they ever learn - I fear not. One look at this picture and how skinny she is and the dodgy lip fillers she has had, kindof points towards things not being well but I guess you can't help anyone unless they want to help themselves.

Grazia produced a very interesting article about mothers and daughters in the world of fame-dom. nearly every mother had regrets about their body image and/or drug taking past and hoped their children would choose more wisely. That to me speaks out with quite a lot of volume.

Big prints. Clashing. Colourful gorgeous splashes of colour. One that I think only the young can pull off but how lovely when the world is full of greys and blacks right now.

Short shorts will be back this summer apparently but I have to say I don't really know how well they work off the catwalk or outside of a club.

UPDATE!!! Just as I posted this blog I received an email to say that Russell Brand and Katy Perry have just confirmed that they have gotten engaged.......oh it's nice to be right ☺☺