Shirley, Deidre and Nostrils

Shirely MacLaine still looks bored rigid in Downton, but what about Lady Edith and Sir Anthony Strallan last Sunday?

There has never been a finer example of nostril and neck acting in a peiod drama.

I am going to employ the technique at home. Instead of saying “Put the loo seat down!” to my husband […]

BA (Hons) in Champagne Bubbles

Last night we went out with the whole family to celebrate the fact that my baby is a now a graduate and has a very bright future ahead.

It was such a great night; the pre dinner cocktails were pretty and potent and were served with plump olives that took three bites to eat and […]

Shame about Shirley

Hollywood Schmollywood – Shirley Maclaine was a plasticine faced anti-climax on last week’s Downton Abbey. There was a dazed and confused and can’t-be-arsed-air about her performance. I’m going to give her one last chance tomorrow night because of how sassy she was in ‘Terms of Endearment’.

I hope the entire cast has trainers on under […]

This Made My Whole Self Laugh

A friend sent me this joke today and it made me go “Whoooooooooah!”

My life was in tatters because of my obsession with the Okey-Cokey. But I turned myself around and that’s what it’s all about.

Strictly Carrots

I don’t know whether to celebrate or sulk – Strictly is back – but for one week only 🙁

The BBC dangled the sequinned carrot in front of my wet nose, and then they cruelly whipped it away……

Where should I start? Let’s go with Darcy Bussell. In her dance with Ian Waite the camerawork […]

Bhajis and Pyjamas

My husband has discovered the joys of Facebook.

His first post was a picture of an onion bhaji shaped like a mouse that he’d been served in an Indian restaurant. And then to show off his advanced skills he up/downloaded a video of himself playing the tin whistle in his pyjamas. Yes, I do think […]

Vine,Vanessa and Ducks

Hellllllooooooo! I’m back. I would have blogged earlier but I’ve been thawing out after after my summer holiday in Northumberland. I can finally type again now that I have picked the ice shards from my eyes.

We were staying in a cottage that was so luxurious it made me want to do a Lord Lucan […]