Wednesday, 26 March 2014

They Don't Allow Rappers at the Bullingdon Club

Location, Location, Location....according to Kirsty Allsop, Michael Gove performed "Gentleman Rapping" at her dinner party....and here's George Osborne AKA "50p"

Chap Hop

 The rise of the Gentleman Rapper. More Noel Coward than 50 Cent. Arise Mr B, Gentleman Rhymer. see:

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Red Admiral

First butterfly of the year spotted on Thurstonland Bank

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Gothic Coffee Pot

A feel a trip to London coming on...Gothic creations based on the sketches of Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-78) are at the Sir John Soanes Museum  (Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess, 7 March - 31 May 2014) Above is a coffee pot riding on the back of a turtle with a bee spout. See:

Crufts 2014

Do you know how long it takes to look this good??

Just a Spoonful of Sugar

Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.......but don't wash it down with a spoonful of Starbuck's Caramel Frappuccino, which contains 11, twice the World Health Organisation's recommended daily amount....

Meryl The Peril

Celebrating International Women's Day with the news that Meryl Streep
swaps The Iron Lady for  is  Emmeline Pankhurst in Abbi Morgan's latest film. See also: 

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Horse House

Highlands and Islands...The Council have removed a horse from a house in Lewis. The horse  had been living there for 2 years in a rent arrears battle

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Al Capone's Cocktail Shaker

Al Capone's cocktail shaker, Nelson's teapot and Winston Churchill's up for auction as part of a bizarre collection. Capone's drinks dispenser read "To a regular guy, from the boys 1932"...

Eager Beaver

Wild Beaver family spotted on the River Otter.....European beavers were hunted to extinction for furs in the British Isles in the 16th Century...

West End Burp

Harry Hill sweats over his Musical debut "I Can't Sing", which opens in London on 15th March...

Viking Chess

Vikings invade the British Museum, including these chessmen from Lewis