Good grief. What an extraordinary milestone we celebrated this weekend. My maternal Grandmother was 100 years old yesterday. Born 13th October 1913. A year before the First World War started. I can’t quite get my head around that. Sadly, she wasn’t able to wallow in family admiration. She’s in a […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 16-06-2013 in BLOG / REVIEWS tagged with Cartier / her majesty / horses / ooma chaplin / queen / Queens cup / sharon stone / windsor
What an amazing afternoon I’ve had. I was lucky enough to be invited as a plus one by a friend to the Cartier Queen’s cup polo. I have been Celebrity spotting in Windsor. Here’s a photo summary:- Jilly Cooper and her daughter:- SHARON STONE!!!!!! (Sorry capitals required):- The table setting:- […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 21-05-2012 in BLOG tagged with disco / Donna Summer / Love to Love you / queen
It is a sign of getting old when you buy a card for your friend that says “You are SO old that you used to organise your life with one of these”…..and on the front is a picture of a Filofax. The friend I have bought it for still uses a Filofax….
I’d understand it if it was a retro telephone or ticker tape or telex even (all of which I remember) but a paper diary? REALLY? Are we REALLY old if we are not putting our entire life into the hands of machines?
Another significant and telling sign that you are getting old is when people we know and love keep dying. Donna Summer was a big part of our disco scene in the late 70’s so I thought I’d better put a little token, sorry you’re dead song up. I love this version of “Love To Love You Baby” – was always that shocking slightly orgasmic approach – are her backing singers meant to be dressed up as sperm? I can’t quite tell.
I haven’t even got onto Barry Gibb yet.
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