Posts Tagged ‘thoughts’

And that’s why we hate the French

August 12, 2009

A great parody by Rowan Atkinson from the 1980s explains why the British ( and how everyone else should ) hate the French- and here’s another reason why………….what if someone was suffering from a pigment disorder and couldn’t have any sun on their skin at all? The French wouldn’t allow them to swim? or if someone was scarred from head to toe in burns? Their embarassment wouldn’t count for anything?

A Muslim woman who tried to go swimming in a head-to-toe “burquini” has been banned from her local pool in the latest tussle between religious practices and secular authority in France.
Officials on Wednesday insisted they banned the woman’s use of the Islam-friendly swimsuit because of France’s unusually strict hygiene standards in pools – not because of official hostility to wearing overtly Muslim garb.
Under the policy, swimmers are prevented from wearing any street-compatible or baggy clothing, such as Bermuda shorts, in favour of figure-hugging suits.
The woman, a 35-year-old convert to Islam identified only as Carole, complained of religious discrimination after trying to go swimming in her burquini in the Paris suburb of Emerainville.
She was quoted as telling the daily Le Parisien newspaper that she had bought the burquini after deciding “it would allow me the pleasure of bathing without showing too much of myself, as Islam recommends.”

“For me this is nothing but segregation,” she added.

Debbie or Katherine- who will play mama and where’s the gum?

July 13, 2009

That little girl Paris looks like she could do a good job of bringing up little Blanket and keeping her eye on Prince Michael- he really needs to learn that chewing gum in such an obvious manner at sombre occasions just isn’t acceptable…..reminds me of a French lady I had the misfortune to teach with some years back. She used to teach and chew at the same time- a wonder of nature. I’m not against gum, I love it, but I hate three things a) constant chewers b) talk and chewers and c) open mouthed chewers.( I should add to that mourner chewers, perhaps).

It seems, claim the tabloids, that Debbie Rowe and katherine Jackson have struck up some deal between them to prevent old Jaws Joe Jackson from gettiung his hands on the kids and their money.  Lawyers acting for both women are said to have met on Friday, for talks on how to exclude Joe Jackson from bringing up Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and seven-year-old Blanket. Under their deal, Katherine will raise the children in accordance with Michael’s will – but Debbie, who will drop her custody claim, will have regular access.

Is Katie Price a man?

July 12, 2009


Words from Anais Nin

July 11, 2009

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Should you go under the knife?

July 10, 2009

A few months ago I had some filler put in, just to hide those mouth lines that were so cute when I was 20 and 20o years later aren’t so cute……but that’s as far as I’ll go. I really would like to have lipo done and a boob lift but something inside of me keeps telling me not to be so damned lazy, put the donut down and get on the Wii fit. Fillers, ok- you can’t diet those laughter lines away, but surgery is another matter. Sometimes it can be fatal and people just don’t seem to take that into account when they go in and sign the consent paper….

take for example, the wife of footballer Colin hendry, who has just died after a botched cosmetic surgery procedure.

Expat Women drinking too much

July 10, 2009

Just found this on a blog called ‘Expat Women”- confessions. I remember having the same problem a few years back when I lived in a wine swilling country…….my advice, come to Kuwait! Mind you I think there are a few too many ethaholics here too.

”I live in Athens, Greece, and I think I am an alcoholic.  I am spending more and more nights drinking.  I find myself choosing unimportant evening social functions (through my job with the foreign service here) over getting home and spending time with my family.  I will literally spend a few hours on Monday morning planning my evening functions for the week, based primarily on which function will be serving the most alcohol and which function is likely to last the longest.  It has been going on for some time now and because of my position in the community, it was not until I saw your website that I felt comfortable and anonymous enough to ask for help.  This was also fuelled by a huge argument I had with my husband last weekend, which ended in him accusing me of being an alcoholic and threatening to take our three children and move home.   I am beside myself, at a total loss and more shocked at how it has come to this. Before this posting, I had never been a big drinker and in fact I counselled two women in our previous posting who were drinking to cover up a miserable marriage.  How could I be so blind as to not see that this interest in socialising is what is happening to me?  I could really use some advice right now.”