Friday, 8 December 2017

Meanwhile, in Arizona...


Dolly Parton look-alike competition, 1979

One of the classiest photos from the new book Arizona Trips by British photographer David Hurn, as featured in today's Guardian.

Yee, Ha!

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

It's a Scandal



"Discretion is the polite word for hypocrisy."

"I took on the sins of everybody, of a generation, really."

"No one else knows the whole story. I was there. I lived through it."


RIP the notorious Christine Keeler, the "model" whose revelations were at the centre of the "Profumo Affair" that brought the government of Harold Macmillan to its knees in 1963.

A tribute...

Monday, 27 November 2017

A lovelier you...











...courtesy of my latest loan from the utterly perfect Awful Library Books, of course!

Monday, 20 November 2017

Seventy bleedin' years, Lilibet?



Congratulations to HM The Queen and HRH Prince Philip on the occasion of their 70th wedding anniversary!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Twenty-five million, five hundred thousand pounds!



...and yet it looks like a (very bejewelled) soap-on-a-rope??!



The largest flawless, colourless diamond of its type to ever go on sale - 163-carats, no less - has sold at Christie's.