Back to the 60s – archiving and reminiscing
You know when you have one of those jobs hanging over you which you know you HAVE to do, but you never get round to? Annoying aren't they!
Well, due to (yet another) Groupon offer – one leather-bound digital photo album (or 6, well I am one of 5!) – I finally got round to transferring some of those precious memories to jpeg and putting them in an album online just in time to beat the deadline before the voucher ran out!
It's mostly the Flints' Early Years when we were all kids. And it's so lovely to remember those bygone eras – can you guess which year the pic above was taken? What do you think? Leave me a comment below! Mum, Dad, me and my then two younger siblings Linda and little David, at the races I think. Cute!
Another one reminded me how much I used to have to shelter behind the deckchairs out of the sun! Damn that photo-sensitive skin – bless me! Lol! Anyone else never been able to sunbathe like 'normal people'?! (pre-Ultrasun and tan accelerators and L-Tyrosine tablets etc!)
It was a huge job and I completed it and pressed the 'order now' button at around 3am one night after my midnight finish at QVC, sitting in the presenter lounge all on me ownsome! Next step – the years when we all started having kids! Have you done any? Got any tips? The archiving continues…
Olympic closedown – who was missing?
Well I finally caught up with the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics on Sky+ a couple of days after (I was on air when it happened!) Wow – what a show! Loved Take That, Spice Girls, and most of all, Eric Idle's eccentric extravaganza! Wish I'd been able to go to the stadium – for anything! Did you go? What was it like? Leave me a comment below!
Thing is, there were lots of less well known UK acts performing during the finale and it made me wonder why some top performers weren't invited – 80s artists, for instance. So – who was missing for you? I nominate Kate Bush – or our own Lulu!
It would have been quite funny to have her perform with Take That and sing 'Relight My Fire' as the Olympic flame went out! Lol. Anyway let me know which of YOUR faves you think should have been included. And what you thought of the show!
– First, the hot weather meant it was time to wash the poggies! Here's a little snippet of what happened! Patchy was one of the best behaved!
– Marlene moment. Now this week I launched the new Diet Chef TSV. It's not for everybody – but neither is my macrobiotics! So it's good to have choices. However, Carl, alias @mr_mcfisto on Twitter, chose to totally change the way he eats after he followed the link I posted to health expert Marlene Watson-Tara's recent blog – about how to burn fat if you want to lose weight.
Take a look at last week's blog comments to see how he's doing! Special mentions to Tracey Case and Michelle Roberts too – we're getting quite a little clan going here! Keep us informed pls! And do let me know if anyone else has any other stories about your successful weight-loss – macrobiotic or otherwise!
WATCH – this week – the new Batman movie. 'The Dark Knight Rises' is much-hyped, and features two of my favourite actors -Tom Hardy as muzzled baddie Bane, and Anne Hathaway as Catwoman – it came highly recommended and I really wanted to like it.
But it didn't live up to expectations and I was quite disappointed! If you just love spectacle and special effects, menace and shock, you'll love it. But for me, there were too many questions – 'but WHY would they do that?', 'how would that be possible?', 'how did they GET there?' etc, so in the end I was glad when it was over! BUT I am still glad I saw it.
Get it on DVD even if you don’t see it at the cinema. Gave it 7.75 out of ten – mostly 'cos of redeeming performances by Anne Hathaway and Michael Caine. Sadly our very own Christian Bale just couldn't carry it off for me tho'. Why? Because he's got such a distinctive mouth and way of speaking, and that's the one bit of Batman that shows! It just distracted me! Surely they'd guess him from his mouth?! Gawd.
ALSO – what on EARTH was Bane's accent?? So distracting – like a poor man's Darth Vader. Very disappointed, as Tom Hardy is amaaaazing – usually. Great role for him tho', and am pleased for all the Brits starring in this big box office belter. Anyway, do let me know what YOU think too!
P.S. As an antidote to action movies, I'd also recommend a lovely little rom com, called 'Something Borrowed' based on a fab book (go here for more info). Very 'me', has one of my screen crushes (John Kaplinski) and gets a good 8.25 out of ten! Get it on DVD! 🙂
QVC – highlights in the week ahead will include Royal Jewels by Sandra Singh on Saturday 18th at 9pm, together with the return of my fave shoes – Marta Jonsson on Sunday at 10pm. Join me if you can!
Have fun and see you next week! Don't forget to leave me a comment below – just pick one of the topics above – or all of them! (N.B. your email will not be shown on the blog).