Had friends over from the UK and haven’t been homesick yet but damn seeing them made me dream happy dreams about packed tube, full English breakfast and saying sorry to everyone you bump into. 🙂 aaaahhh..
Ohh I even miss the chavs.
Chav, (/ˈtʃæv/ chav) is a stereotype and pejorative epithet used in Britain. The stereotype was popularised in the first decade of the 21st century by the British mass media to refer to an anti-social youth subculture in the United Kingdom. The Oxford Dictionary defines “chav” as an informal British derogatory, meaning a young lower-class person who displays brash and loutish behaviour and wears real or imitation designer clothes.
This is my 2nd blog, can u people believe it, I’m doing the frikking London marathon this year!!
The Virgin London Marathon 2013, really? Am turning 40 on the 05th of April so just 16 days after turning old (well..), I’m going for this, is this my midlife crisis? Think I rather have a midlife crisis where I buy a Harley and start wearing a toupee instead 🙂 When my company sent out the email that they had a few places left I said yes straight away, after thinking about it for 10 minutes my brain realised what I just had agreed to, my body was still in denial so it had no clue what was happening. I just said yes to run 40 km or 25 miles in 2 months time!
On Saturday I went down to the pub with my body and brain to so that I could break it gently for my body. He was slightly upset at the proposition of going…
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Was on my way to a job interview in central London yesterday and walked past the preparations for the royal premiere of The Hobbit at Leicester Square. They were building a hobbit mound. Was almost close to ignore the interview just so that I could be there when the actors arrived. Damn you work!
Ps got the job.
As we are getting closer and closer to the opening, even though the lovely ladies football has already started which I’m so happy about. Go Sweden 🙂 Anyhoo, why not have a look at what girls are in London for me to gawk at or stalk, so many ladies so little time. 😀 Hope you enjoy the gallery of gorgeous athletes.
Hammer horror actress Ingrid Pitt, best known for starring in cult classics such as Countess Dracula, has died at the age of 73. The Polish-born star passed away at a hospital in South London.
She was regarded by many fans as the queen of Hammer Horror films.
The star’s death comes weeks after film-maker Roy Ward Baker, who directed Pitt in The Vampire Lovers, died at the age of 93.
Pitt’s daughter Stephanie Blake told the BBC News website that her mother’s death had come as a “huge surprise”.
After the actress collapsed recently, doctors had told her was she suffering from heart failure.
“She could be incredibly generous, loving, and she’ll be sorely missed,” Mrs Blake said.
She added that she wanted her mother to be remembered as the Countess Dracula with the “wonderful teeth and the wonderful bosom”.
And my own post from my Horror month honouring the grand lady here…
This is gonna be my trip into town tomorrow to have a look. Apparently it looks impressive but you can’t really see the text with the human eye, shame but still worth a look.
Outrace, the major installation at Trafalgar Square for this year’s London Design Festival, was switched on last night. Designed by Reed Kram and Clemens Weisshaar, the installation consists of eight robotic arms, borrowed from the Audi production line, and each fitted with a powerful light strip. Punters are able to text a short message to a computer, and the arms then move in sync to ‘draw’ that message in the night sky.
I am so going to this… love steampunk fashion and getting some modded USB steampunk sticks is a must.
Thanks to the help of Boing Boing readers and numerous steampunk enthusiasts, White Mischief has collected over a dozen of the UK’s finest steampunk makers and artisans for its “Great Exhibition” party this Saturday.Alongside the stage variety acts and the various encounters with live bands, DJs and neo-Victorian characters, there will also be stalls selling steampunk drawings, magazines, costumes and even crafts such as modded USB sticks.
Check out my steampunk page if you wanna see more fun stuff
"After a great deal of feedback from the pole-dance community, many of us have decided that it’s about time pole fitness is recognized as a competitive sport," said leading British pole dancer KT Coates, whose Vertical Dance organisation is running a petition on the issue.
The London Underground has made more creative use of poster art than any other commercial organisation in the world. It all goes back to the early 1900’s. Frank Pick was Head of Publicity for the London Underground in 1908 and commissioned hundreds of posters by both popular artists and relatively unknown ones too. Man Ray, David Hockney, Edward McKnight Kauffer and Paul Nash are amongst the many artists who have produced artwork for the tube.
Therefore much of early and even current London Underground posters show how far you can travel on the tube and show the wonderful places you can travel to, particularly when you are not doing your normal 9 to 5 daily commute.
It’s beautiful posters which are so awesome in their ways and art. I miss the old days… 🙂