Tuesday, 31 January 2023

We're packing for our holiday in Spain...

...but what to take, and what to leave behind?

Decisions, decisions.

Ruven Afanador.

Of course.

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Saturday, 28 January 2023


Been there. Done that.

[Film: Daisies (Sedmikrásky), 1966]

Friday, 27 January 2023

Then to Sylvia let us sing

Who is Sylvia? what is she,
    That all our swains commend her?
Holy, fair, and wise is she;
    The heaven such grace did lend her,
That she might admirèd be.

Is she kind as she is fair?
    For beauty lives with kindness.
Love doth to her eyes repair,
    To help him of his blindness;
And, being helped, inhabits there.

Then to Sylvia let us sing,
    That Sylvia is excelling;
She excels each mortal thing
    Upon the dull earth dwelling;
To her let us garlands bring.

RIP, the captivatingly beautiful Sylvia Syms OBE (6th January 1934 – 27th January 2023).

Another glittering star in the firmament has blinked its last.

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Tuesday, 24 January 2023

Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero Anderson

Our Patron-Saint-with-Attitude Señorita Chita Rivera is - gulp - 90 years old!

We are not worthy...

More Chita here, here, here, here and here]

Friday, 20 January 2023

Monday, 16 January 2023

The difference is the intensity with which we choose to live

"Glamour is when a man knows a woman is a woman."

“Sophia Loren plays peasants. I play ladies.”

"I am very spoiled. All my life, I've had too many admirers."

"We are all born to die - the difference is the intensity with which we choose to live."

“I want to leave a souvenir of my life.”

RIP, the utterly stunning Signorina Gina Lollobrigida (4th July 1927 – 16th January 2023)

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Saturday, 7 January 2023