Thursday, 31 July 2014

Hoochie Coochie was a sexy belly dance that originated from Philadelphia in 1876 and became very popular during and after the Chicago World Fair in 1893.  It was performed by women of (or presented as having) an Eastern European heritage, often as part of travelling shows.   The word "coochie" comes from the South US term for a woman's vagina.

Famous Burlesque dancer Blaze Starr started as a Hoochie Coochie dancer

Little Egype Hoochie Coochie Dancer

Happy Birthday to J K Rowling, as if any of you didn't know, author of the Harry Potter series.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Is this the UK's Tiniest Camper Van?

I saw this tiny camper on George Clarke's Amazing Spaces.  David Motley who runs Hide and Stitch, a furniture-making business, decided to convert a 1960s Lambretta three-wheeler into a tiny camper that he and his two son's could go away in.  I think it looks really cute.

This is always parked just outside Wimborne advertising sheds :)

Love Runs Out ............. Play it Loud

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Pinups and Shorts

I don't know about you girls but over the last couple of weeks I have lived in my shorts.  Here are some ladies who know how to look and stay cool.

During the recent hot weather, a businessman meeting a client at the exclusive Wellesley Hotel in Knightsbridge was charged £75 for 3 bottles of water - wow!!

Flying High

Sunday I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to go flying.   Really great fun.

Bournemouth Pier


Old Harry

Corfe Castle

The Ridgeway

Landslide near Lulworth Cove

Lulworth Cove

Kingston Lacey House

The Needles, IOW

and ME flying :)

Monday, 28 July 2014

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Sinatra House

In the late 1940s, after making his first million dollars, the late, great Frank Sinatra wanted a new weekend house built at Palm Springs.   The house was designed by architect, E Stewart Williams and at 4500 square feet, with  4 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and a piano shaped swimming pool still manages to have that WOW factor.

What's more you can rent this property for holidays, weddings or corporate events.   How cool is that? (

Beyonce has recreated the iconic WW2 "We can Do it Poster" that was originally drawn by J Howard Miller in 1942 to represent the female US factory workers during the war.

According to Carve Magazine - ditch the wetsuits as UK sea temperatures are the warmest they have been for  7 years.