Where Did You Get That Hat?!

By Thursday, April 28, 2011 0 Permalink

As Prince Philip is supposed to have said to his wife on her Coronation. Well, if you cannot use a Duke of Edinburgh quote at this splendid time then when can you?! I will be escaping the hype and hysteria of William and Catherine's wedding by literally leaving the country! Just for a day or two over our lovely long Bank Holiday weekend. The Brits love to moan that they do not get the same number of holidays as their Continental counterparts yet what do they do when one is suddenly created ? Watch a wedding of people they don't know . At any other time if I told people I was spending a day  off watching a soap opera or standing outside a church watching strangers go in to tie the knot, would people not think I was a little odd? Mama of course would have demanded we sat down and watch ...

“Somebody was using the pencil…”

By Friday, April 15, 2011 0 Permalink

As Dorothy Parker exclaimed when she missed her deadline! I have no such excuse for my procrastination. Gadgets galore, notebooks everywhere I turn and a plethora of pencil cases filled with pens at my disposal yet still I manage to always find something more pressing to do. In my defence I can only suggest that second posts are so much more difficult than the first. As Jerome K Jerome put it best, 'Work fascinates me, I can sit and look at it for hours'! People do love to shirk responsibility and blame others though. I think I was always of this opinion but I must say as an adult orphan ( I'm working on a more catchy expression for this condition by the way but have not been sufficiently inspired, feel free to come up with something less dramatic) fecklessness does seem to be much more widespread than I realised. The financial 'crisis' ...