Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Famous Shoes


With Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella hitting the big screens, it got me thinking of what other shoes have been made famous through film or song.


Cinderella's glass slippers 2015
Dorothy's Red slippers - Wizard of Oz

Olivia Newton-John - Grease


Julia Roberts - Pretty Woman


Carrie Bradshaw - Sex in the City (Manolo Blahnik)

Captain Jack Sparrow
The Wonder of Walnuts


Did you know that eating walnuts can delay grey hairs?  Apparently walnuts are rich in biotin, Vitamin E and omega oils and have traces of copper which is a mineral that produces melanin ,which is the pigment tat gives hair colour.

Monday, 30 March 2015


Cream Tea at the Royal Norfolk


Thanks to the Daughter, we were treated to a champagne cream tea at the Royal Norfolk (formerly the home of the Duke of Norfolk - hence the name) in Bournemouth.  Not a bad way to start the week I have to say.



That was me a moment ago trying to squeeze into my skinnies :(

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Happy 50th - Elle Macpherson



Happy Birthday to Australian model, businesswoman, actress and TV host Elle Macpherson.   Have to say that girl certainly doesn't look 50.







Saturday, 28 March 2015



With F1 season well under way (yes, you've guessed it, I've been watching the Malaysian Grand prix warm-ups this morning) here is a look back at some of the greatest drivers to race Formula 1.



Argentinian born Juan Manuel Fangio - often regarded as the best F1 driver ever.


One of my favourites, Graham Hill

Jim Clark


Jackie Stewart



Stirling Moss - fantastic driver but never won a F1 title


Emerson Fittipaldi

the gorgeous James Hunt

Niki Lauda

Ayrton Senna

Michael Schumacher

A very young Lewis Hamilton with David Coulthard

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Laura Wells - A Perfect 14


Beautiful Australian, Laura Wells is, unbelievably, regarded as a plus model.   Laura is a size 14 and looks healthy and has a figure which young women will feel is attainable through sensible eating and exercise.  We need more of these girls in our magazines.