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Let’s Live Like Common People?


Jarvis Cocker popped into my local this evening – couldn’t resist getting this photographic evidence for my dear sister;o

Do you remember the first time?

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I left my head and my heart on the dancefloor.


This video needs zero introduction, but this is it you little monsters.

“Telephone” by Lady Gaga and Beyonce.

This is a pretty amazing music video right here (unfort, I can’t embed the 9 minute version because of Lady GaGa’s official YouTube channel not allowing such embedding links…)

READ THE WORLDS GREATEST ‘TELEPHONE’ CRITICAL REVIEW HERE.

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Long Live McQueen.


Alexander (The Great) McQueen CBE
16 March 1969 – 11 February 2010.

I am actually devastated by the news that Alexander (LEE) McQueen passed away today, aged just 40. It’s an absolute shock.

His death was announced this afternoon, 11 February 2010. McQueen was found dead at his London home and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene. A statement released by his office on 11 February 2010 – referring to the designer by his given first name, Lee, read: “On behalf of Lee McQueen’s family, Alexander McQueen today announces the tragic news that Lee McQueen, the founder and designer of the Alexander McQueen brand, has been found dead at his home.

McQueen’s death comes days before London Fashion Week, although McQueen was not scheduled to show in the British capital.

On 3 February 2010, he wrote on his Twitter page that his mother had died the day before, adding: “RIP mumxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.” Four days later he wrote that he had had an “awful week” but said “friends have been great“, adding: “now i have to some how pull myself together“.

Fashion has lost a legend today and the fashion world will be a less pretty world for it.

Long live McQueen.

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Shepherdess Cafe, East London.


We first became aware of the infamous Shepherdess Cafe when we bought the NFT Guide To London 2008. Before we moved down to London we made a list of all the places that were MUST SEE/MUST VISIT to eat, drink and be generally merry.

The Shepherdess Cafe was on our list of eateries. We’ve lived in London for two years now and as a matter of pure coincidence, when we moved last summer, we moved to the same street that the Shepherdess Cafe resides on. Strange, but true. We commute past the cafe every day on our routes to work; about 2 weeks ago we were at the traffic lights and saw Mr Jamie Oliver sat in the window of the cafe (the windows are a sight to behold in themselves!).

We’ve never had a chance to get down to the cafe. We’re too lazy to get up ‘early’ for work and it closes at 4pm. However, recently, I’m rubbish at sleeping in on a weekend… So  when I woke up at 8am yesterday and couldn’t get back to sleep we decided to actually do something this weekend – “Let’s treat ourselves to the Shepherdess CAFFFF!”. And my god, what a treat!

I ate about a quarter – they give you the biggest portions EVER! All the above and a huge mug of (really nice!) tea came to £12. CHEAP CHEAP.

I have to say though, the sausages just weren’t to the standard of Rossi’s (RIP). But aside from that, it was well ‘lush’.

The Shepherdess Cafe is located on City Road, 5 mins from Old Street tube.

Cx

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Ten Things.


10 things you want:

  1. To win the lottery
  2. To buy a house and do it up
  3. To stop feeling like an 80 year old lady….
  4. To marry James – or at least set a date man!
  5. A holiday – possibly NEW YORK please
  6. Summer would be a nice change
  7. I DESPERATELY want my blonde hair back
  8. Caviar Chanel GST with gold hardware
  9. To visit my sister in Edinburgh
  10. To lose one whole stone

9 musicians/bands you love:

  1. Girls Aloud
  2. The Libertines
  3. Babyshambles/Peter
  4. SOULWAX/Remixes are amazing
  5. Blondie
  6. Florence and The Machine
  7. Ladyhawke
  8. Passion Pit
  9. Temper Trap
  10. Animal Collective

8 things you do everyday:

  1. Put make up on
  2. Poached eggs on brown toast for brekkie
  3. Cycle to and from work
  4. Drink water – LOTS of it
  5. Lust over things I cannot afford
  6. Grumble and groan
  7. Tweet, faceboom and blog
  8. Worry. Worry about anything and everything

7 things you enjoy:

  1. James
  2. Eating – going for meals and making them
  3. The snooze button
  4. Dancing to Girls Aloud
  5. Strongbow/Koppaberg/GIN
  6. Living in Central London
  7. Shopping

6 things that will always win your heart:

  1. FLOWERS (or any surprise really….)
  2. Laughter
  3. Shoes/Bags/Jewellery
  4. Pot of tea and a toasted teacake
  5. Cuddles all cosied up in bed
  6. Listening to my rants (heh)

5 favorites:

Movie: Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind
Song: For Lovers – Peter

Book: The Time Travellers Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

Food: Sausage, chips and lashings of gravy: ROSSI style (RIP)

Season: Spring

4 smells or scents you enjoy:

  1. Boudoir – Vivienne Westwood
  2. Freshly cut grass
  3. Matches
  4. Johnsons baby lotion

3 places you want to go:

  1. American road trip: NYC, San Fran, Vegas, LA
  2. New Zealand
  3. St Ives

2 Favorite Holidays

  1. New York
  2. Paris

1 person you’d marry on the spot:

  1. James

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Alice has died – I need a new bicycle.


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ALICE R.I.P: May 2006- June 2009.

It’s official, my absolutely beautiful little vintage bicycle, also fondly known as Alice, has died. Her chain broke on  a trip to Tesco and because she is an antique no chain is replaceable. Of course I am beyond devastated as she is my pride and joy, however we have decided to keep her as an heirloom and I am now on the search for another bicycle. Alice is also not replaceable and never will be, but alas I must move on, and frankly I can’t afford TFL’s ridic prices, nor can I tolerate their lack of actual transporting. Therefore cycle power it is!

I’m after a little shopper – Alice, to be honest, was a little too big for me, hence why I fell off (I couldn’t touch the floor when I was sat on the saddle), something like the below would be perfect! I’ve got the basket off Alice, so having a basket on the front isn’t a complete necessity; nor is colour because I’m likely to spray paint the new bicycle gold 😀

Picture 9

I can collect from London (and surrounding areas) and can pay cash on collection or you could even have a listing on eBay and I can pay via Paypal and have you send it via courier – whatever is easiest 🙂

Ms. Judy Pink

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