Twins for Sarah Jessica Parker

June 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Sarah Jessica ParkerWith the recent sad stories in the press lately it was refreshing to hear the good news that Sarah Jessica Parker and her husband Matthew Broderick now have their baby twin girls.

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Absent Light by Eve Isherwood

June 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

absentlightThis is the first novel for author Eve Isherwood and what a start!.  A thoroughly enjoyable page turner that was hard to put down. The story is expertly woven always leaving you wanting more and the author one step ahead.

Set in and around Birmingham Helen Powers was a Scenes of Crimes Officer with the West Midlands police who deciding to do the right thing ends up losing her job and her lover.

Fast forward four years, Helen has taken up a new career as a portrait photographer, when after a series of vicious attacks on her she fears someone is out to take revenge.   But for what?  As Helen’s past starts seeping back into her new life she faces a series of challenges that puts her life in danger.

Further reviews for this fantastic book.

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters were totally belivable and when you had finished one chapter, you couldn’t wait to start the next. Can’t wait for the next installment.”

“Eve Isherwood is a very good author and this book is a delight to read. The detail is vivid and the characters easy to see. I’m hoping for many more books from this talented lady.”

” . . .Action packed and exciting all the way through. I couldn’t put it down.  Helen is a heroine I could identify with, and the story is well told. Excellent. More of the same please.”

“This first novel from Eve Isherwood is well written and fast paced – the book is a real page-turner. For me, a characteristic of the work is the way the heroine, Helen Powers, moves from one dangerous scene to the next throughout, but the author holds us in each desperate situation for page after page with great skill before extricating Miss Powers to move smoothly on to the next difficulty.
The names Eve Isherwood and Helen Powers are destined to become famous with the reading public.”

Michael Jackson Dies

June 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

michael jackson1What a sad way to start a Friday with the news that Michael Jackson has died from cardiac arrest. It’s hard to believe he was only 50, which makes it doubly sad, but when you’ve grown up with someone’s music they never seem to age.

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Farrah Fawcett – A True Angel

June 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

farrahIt’s a double blow for Hollywood today with the sad news of Farrah Fawcett passing away from cancer.  Undoubtedly made famous in Charlies Angels playing Jill Munroe which inspired the flicked out hair copied my many women.

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Slanket – (Blanket With Sleeves)

June 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

slanket1Well I already know what I’m going to put on my Christmas list this year.  In fact I’ve already had a request to purchase one for the other half.  I came across this while looking on Amazon and it’s called a Slanket.

What is it?

It’s a blanket with sleeves for curling up on the settee on those cold winter nights or even cold summer nights.

The Slanket is basically a gigantic fleece blanket with sleeves. Put it on and curl up inside its cuddly massiveness and be snuggled by its sheer fleeciness. Then simply pop your favourite DVD on, open a big bag of Maltesers and settle down in comfort. Soft to the touch, lightweight and warm, it’s got large, loose sleeves so you don’t actually feel you’re wearing it.

Apparently even teenagers think it’s cool – wow, that’s saying something.

A Customer who bought this on Amazon said:

“I would recommend one of these for everyone they are so comfortable, warm and cosy, with the benifits of a blanket but because of the sleeves your not as restricted as you are with a blanket. With the slanket if the phone rings or you want to make a cuppa then you can keep it on and your still cosy where as if it was a blanket you would have to leave it on the chair and then wrap yourself up again before settling down to what ever you were doing.”

The slanket is the best thing I have come across.  My daughters have these also and they wouldn’t be without them because as they say dressing gowns are not for teenagers but the slanket is “cool and Trendy”

Woolworths – The Lost Treasure

June 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

woolworthsMaybe I’m just a sentimental old fool, but I really miss Woolworths.? Every shopping area you visit is haunted by the ghost of a former Woolworths store standing lonely in the high street.

I’m not ashamed to say I shed a tear when they all closed.

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Personal Affairs Episode 2

June 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

personal-affairsWell I duly watched most of this episode and yet again my conclusions came to the same as before. Too much storyline within the episode, too little acting and too much panning to buildings in between shots.  Not at all sexy.

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Pixie Lott – Mama Do (uh oh, uh oh)

June 25, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

pixielottIt must be the time for great women singers at the moment.  Hot on the heels of hearing Sophie Ellis Bextor’s great new single, I heard this one.  Okay I’m probably a bit late in hearing it because it’s in the charts, but nevertheless it’s got a good beat!


Her new album ‘Turn It Up’  will be out in September 2009.

Cameron Diaz – Hollywood Star

June 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

camerondiazCameron Diaz has been given her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame this week, which is great news and really puts her up there with the best.

I like Ms Diaz and most (although not all) of her films.  There’s Something About Mary is one of my favourites of hers.  Charlie’s Angels wasn’t too bad but I remember and loved the original series.

Her new film “My Sisters Keeper”, written by Jodi Picult looks like it will be a tear jearker this year and probably one of her best acting films.

What I find interesting is that actors and actresses can play all these emotional films and be different characters, yet when it comes to speaking on their own, it all flies out of the window.  I say that because her speech at the Hollywood Walk of Fame just didn’t seem to make sense.

I concede that she was probably very nervous with all her family and friends around her and it must be a HUGE thing to have a star named after you.

Or is it that us Brits are not comfortable with the whole over the top thanking process.  We would probably mumble our thanks to everyone and make sure everyone was mentioned and then look for the fastest exit.

Anyway congratulations Cameron, just don’t give up the day job for public speaking yet.  But you have the last laugh, you’re probably worth a lot more than me and my town together!

Fingers Crossed

June 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

computer1It looks like the glitch may have gone.  Techy doesn’t totally know what caused it but it looks like it could have been a WordPress plug in which we’ve now deactivated.

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