Monthly Archives: January 2006

Free Hair Extensions

I really shouldn’t talk about Celebrity Big Brother. I am not intersted at all. Although I do have to say that I was with Tom on the subject of Preston winning (if my mum is reading this then Preston is a person and not the place). Anyway, he didn’t win which may just turn out to be the crime of the century. On the other hand a non-Celebrity, Chantelle, did win (which, at least, stopped Barrymore from taking the crown – although I think he will try). Obviously, readers of this site are interested in the finer points of her win (or should I say ‘hair win’). Over at Man of The Moment, Julie-Anne wants to offer Chantelle ‘a free set of hair extensions … he ones she has are dreadful’. ‘Nuff said.

On this day…

2008: Boston Legal Series 4 Starts Thursday (but you wouldn’t know it)
2004: Integrity in Public Life
2004: Favourite Photography

Happy Birthday

mark owen shirtlessIf I am not mistaken, today is Mark Owen’s birthday. He released a new single earlier this month, Hail Mary, from the album How The Mighty Fall. Want to wish Mark a Happy Birthday or congratulate him on the news that he will be a father in the summer [news here] then hope over to Man of the Moment and leave us a comment.

Now that the boys are approaching 30 I wonder how they will cope with the stresses of the new tour? Surely, being a boyband hearthrob is a young man’s game. I would have thought so.

On this day…

2003: Selfish Commuters

It's Nearly Australia Day In W1

It’s Nearly Australia Day In W1. What fun. Walking round central London this morning I see that we are getting into the spirit of Australia Day too – although The Glassblower is off by 24 hours and probably the same number of degrees colder.

From Flickr: Today is the day all Australian’s celebrate ‘what’s great‘ about their country: Australia Day. Central London appears to be celebrating tomorrow. Shame it won’t be the as warm with an ‘Aussie BBQ’ on the beach. Now, if Gordon Brown gets his way, can I be in Sydney when they celebrate British Day?

So, who’s going to be the Home & Away special appearance?

On this day…

2006: It’s Nearly Australia Day In W1
2005: Google Usenet Timelime
2003: Tube Train Crashes

It’s Nearly Australia Day In W1

It’s Nearly Australia Day In W1. What fun. Walking round central London this morning I see that we are getting into the spirit of Australia Day too – although The Glassblower is off by 24 hours and probably the same number of degrees colder.

From Flickr: Today is the day all Australian’s celebrate ‘what’s great‘ about their country: Australia Day. Central London appears to be celebrating tomorrow. Shame it won’t be the as warm with an ‘Aussie BBQ’ on the beach. Now, if Gordon Brown gets his way, can I be in Sydney when they celebrate British Day?

So, who’s going to be the Home & Away special appearance?

On this day…

2006: It's Nearly Australia Day In W1
2005: Google Usenet Timelime
2003: Tube Train Crashes

Pants To That

calvins shotNo, no, no. I am not turning this site into one of those sites. Still, I want this story to be true because it amuses me. Teentoday – the uk’s best teen site (probably) – reports that ‘David Beckham spends a staggering £1,000 a month – on pants. The soccer ace allegedly splashes out hundreds of pounds on underwear every fortnight because he never wears the same pair twice’. Honestly, they’re saying it here. Really.

On this day…

2004: A User Experience

Brokeback Mountain

When other people write things better than you do should you not write about them? Should you give up altogether or should you plough on, regardless? And if this is your only dilemma very late on a Saturday night then should you worry about it at all and shouldn’t you really go to bed?

This is the position I find myself in after having returned from seeing Brokeback Mountain. Tom wrote about it very well yesterday and, let’s face it, approximately half the known world has an opinion on it (that’s a scientific fact, honestly it is).

Suffice to say that it’s a marvelous film and you should go and see it at once.

On this day…

2006: Gotta Go Back In Time
2005: 2004 In 100 Pictures
2004: Hello Dermot and Mark Fans
2004: Oops, She Did It
2003: Jeremy Vine
2003: Poison Find
2003: A Blog?

Gotta Go Back In Time

I’ve said before how much I love the ‘on this day’ links on my site. They remind me of things that I had forgotten. Take yesterday’s link which sent me back two years to 2004 when I discussed the idea of civil partnerships. Well, by the end of 2005 they were a reality in the UK. Really, I’m tracking history aren’t I?

On this day…

2006: Brokeback Mountain
2005: 2004 In 100 Pictures
2004: Hello Dermot and Mark Fans
2004: Oops, She Did It
2003: Jeremy Vine
2003: Poison Find
2003: A Blog?

Who Are You?

They call it Celebrity Big Brother‘. I want to start a new game today. Can you actually spot the celebrity in the show? I see there’s a lot of people who would quite like to be a celebrity but I haven’t spotted a real one yet. Apparently, they can be quite shy and you have to look really hard. If you see one then please don’t hesitate to let me know. Seriously, we all like to moan that a show like this is full of people we have never heard of but often we don’t really mean that. Now, I am addicted to TV trash as much as the next person, and I still think this is one of the most poor showings ever. Thus, I imagine, it will be a huge hit and they’ll all be signed up for a season of commercials, talkshows and pantomimes before January’s finished.

Still, Preston might be worth watching.

On this day…

2004: Same Sex Partnerships in 2004
2003: LBC Back On Air