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Embarrassments R Us

Posted: | In: Seed Pearl

This is all about toe curlingly embarrassing moments. We all have them; we are human after all, but some of us experience embarrassment more often then others, and that is so fascinating. It is like we have an embarrassometer, and some of us seem to hit 10 on a regular basis. Many years ago, I

Tartanlandia

Posted: | In: Seed Pearl

By the time you read this, Scotland will have voted, and the results will be all over the news. It looks like we’ve made our bed, and we’re staying together. Perhaps you may be relieved to read that this has nothing to do with the Historic Event. Or it may do – but just a teeny

Do You Give In?

Posted: | In: Seed Pearl

It seems that we give up and give in all too easily. Take the tube strike for example. The amount of people who simply give in these days is shameful. But is it? Isn’t it all so convenient, now we all have laptops, remote access to this and that, mobile telephones, and grocery deliveries to

I’m Having A Bed-In

Posted: | In: Seed Pearl

Can you forgive me if today’s post is a little more, um jumbled and tumbled than my regular effort? I must ask in advance, because I have to admit, that is as good as today’s offering is going to get; this girl is somewhat feeling the effect of a little too much birthday partying…  

Four Gay Weddings and a Conscious Uncoupling

Posted: | In: Seed Pearl

It is a wonderful step forward for gay couples everywhere, that religious marriages can now take place. Sunday newspapers marked the event with pictures of happy couples celebrating their nuptials surrounded by friends and family. It was delightful to see, and heartwarming for all of us who believe there should not have to be a

Xtrainer or Cross Trainer?

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I am not terribly keen on going to the gym, in fact, I almost drag my feet, but once I am there, and I’ve hopped onto the Xtrainer, I am a very happy bunny. It’s all to do with my headphones, or are they earphones or ear buds? I thought they were for gunge removal.

Man At Airport

Spillage

Posted: | In: Seed Pearl

The train track is still swinging over a void where once was earth, and the current topic of conversation for us beleaguered and bedraggled commuters from Cornwall to London is the comparison of routes to see whose version is quicker. If the storm weary among us listen to yet more tedious advice, we just might

Blushing

Posted: | In: Seed Pearl

Fifteen years ago, or thereabouts; (the benefit of getting older gives license to be staggeringly approximate by at least five years either side) I went for a makeover, at one of the more glamorous counters in Selfridges. I left, looking like the Bride of Frankenstein, with a ghostly pale face, gothic black eyes, (smoky was

Shorts

Posted: | In: Seed Pearl

When I was a kid, boys wore shorts to school, all year round. Their legs, mottled and purple with cold, knees covered in frayed and dirty fabric plasters, and the tell tale bruises from general scrapping and tree climbing were the signs a boy was not quite old enough for “long trousers.” For girls, shorts

Swinging

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QUESTION: What have Jean Honoré Fragonard, Joan Collins and Miley Cyrus all got in common? ANSWER: They all got busy with a swing. The Swing is probably one of the most famous of all Rococo paintings. This frothy composition by Jean-Honoré Fragonard now hangs in the Wallace Collection. Like John Constable’s Haywain, the picture has

 
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