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Diary – Is it too American to complain?

Diary – Is it too American to complain?

July 30th 2009 BF Countdown: Days since – 128. Days to go – 13 Is it too American to complain? Are the British meant to put up with shoddiness? I was at my fantastic Birmingham Entrepreneurs Group meeting last night and met a chap who founded www.ComplaintCommuni ty.com last year. It’s a forum for people […]

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Movie – Coco Before Chanel

Movie – Coco Before Chanel

It’s amazing that not much has been made of Coco Chanel until now but there are 2 more films to come so the movie industry has caught up. Ms Chanel was born in 1883 and yet has a fantastic impact in today’s fashion world, over 30 years after her death. Today, no-one can deny the […]

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Movie – The Proposal

Movie – The Proposal

This looked funny way back from the first trailer preceding the Terminator film. Naturally I couldn’t remember the name but I liked the look of it and Sandra Bullock does comedy very well. It /she doesn’t disappoint in the comedy stakes and the casting is excellent. I did at first wonder why in the opening […]

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Boy from New York City July 28th 2009

Boy from New York City July 28th 2009

 Days since – 126. Days to go – 16 I’ve spent the last 4 days booking this hotel. I want to stay in London for the BF’s first night as he is on an overnight flight and it will be good to have a night on our own. Plus we’re in London which is what […]

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I can’t go to New York, so New York is coming to me – July 27th 2009

I can’t go to New York, so New York is coming to me – July 27th 2009

July 27th 2009 Days since 127 Days to go 17 It’s been a long time coming and on some days, I did not dare imagine it but the day is near; the boyfriend has finally booked his flight to come to England. I think in the back of his mind he thought I’d get the […]

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Firsts – July 24th 2009

Firsts – July 24th 2009

Firsts It’s a month of firsts; first I mop, then I iron (OK, not a first but a first for several months) and then I walk out of the cinema (See Journal ‘Not Funny’) to save myself from a truly awful movie. The last time I recall this many firsts was post-divorce so they were […]

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Book – Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

Book – Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote

This is a strange book. It’s from 1958 and yet I pick up a hard cover from Birmingham library. And its tiny, a really slim book. But the strangest thing; it doesn’t have chapters! I’m wondering whether I have picked up a somewhat edited version? I only got into the film in recent years and […]

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Serious by John McEnroe

Serious by John McEnroe

I ended Gary Barlow’s book where he wrote about being on one of the trains involved in the 7th July bombings. I started John McEnroe’s with September 11th. The amazing thing is, I didn’t even realise, or rather had never thought about the fact that McEnroe is a New Yorker. Of course now it seems […]

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Book – Giggs, the Autobiography. By Ryan Giggs

Book – Giggs, the Autobiography. By Ryan Giggs

As my all time favourite United hero, this was a must read, although it took me nearly 3 years to pick it up. (I know, my priorities have changed now, honest!) I always believe the word ‘hero’ is over used but not as much as ‘legend’. I don’t think you can really be a legend […]

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Book – Red Carpet and other Banana skins By Rupert Everett

Book – Red Carpet and other Banana skins By Rupert Everett

 I thought this book would a funny read so without delay it went onto the Christmas list. Certain particulars struck me about Rupert’s life within just a few chapters: Paula Yates got everywhere. She was even popped up in Gary Barlow’s books so I will be looking out for her in every autobiography from now […]

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