Friday, October 2, 2015

Happy International Coffee Day!

Are you a coffee drinker? Today is the day to celebrate your favourite beverage.

Multitasking Jayne Mansfield. In bed looking at photos, talking on the phone, having a coffee and looking pretty. Skills.

Here are some facts about coffee that you may not have known:

It is believed that in 800 A.D. (circa), shepherds in Ethiopia discovered coffee. They noticed that their goats would seem to 'dance' after eating the coffee berries. A monk then made a drink using the coffee berries and he claimed that the drink kept him awake at night. 

Coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world. Oil is the most traded.

Brazil produces around 40% of the world's coffee. Followed a long way down by Columbia and Vietnam.

It is possible to fatally overdose on coffee - you would have to drink approximately 100 cups.

Americans are the biggest coffee consumers in the world, drinking 400 million cups a day.

The most expensive and rarest coffee in the world is called Black Ivory Coffee. It's made from elephant poo. The elephants eat the beans and then the beans are plucked out of the poo. A kilogram of Black Ivory Coffee costs over $1,000.00 (US dollars).

There is a spa resort in Japan where you and your friends can bathe in coffee (just don't drink it!).

Anita Ekberg doesn't look too thrilled that there is no coffee left in the pot.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Jessica Rowe - Is This My Beautiful Life?

I had high expectations for this book. I really like Jessica Rowe and I really enjoyed her last book. 

Thankfully, I wasn't disappointed.

I was surprised just how emotional some parts of the book were. I was at school, waiting to pick up my son, reading the book and I had tears falling down under my sunglasses.

Jessica talks about her struggles with conceiving a child, IVF and postnatal depression.

She is so brutally honest about her experiences.

I enjoyed reading about her young life in Germany as a catalogue model, her love life and how she met her husband, newsman Peter Overton...and most of all, her love for her two daughters, Allegra and Giselle.

Photo from Jessica's Instagram

Friday, September 11, 2015

The ramblings of a sick chick

It's 4.16am. I can't sleep because I have some vicious flu virus. My body is aching.

I've made myself an earl grey tea and I've had some paracetamol. Sleep come to me please.

Have any of you been watching Celebrity Big Brother UK vs US? Holy ravioli, some people on that show are so interesting to watch.

This the current episode (just be aware that there is lots of swearing and adult themes).

Have you been watching it? Which inmates do you like most?

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Happy Dog Appreciation Day!

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
- Josh Billings

Jayne Mansfield on the set of "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" [1957]

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

How to model - 80s style - so funny!

I just had to share this because it's hilarious.

This is a video of some of the best (or worst) tips on how to model.

Compiled by, from how-to VHS tapes from the 80s.

It even features Denise Richards, Mario Lopez and Tiffani-Amber Thiesson.

The fashions are nearly as bad as the ridiculous poses. 

It's so bad, it's good. 


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Yvonne Craig, "Batgirl" has died

Sad news today that Yvonne Craig, has died. She was 78 years old. 

According to media reports, she had been battling breast cancer that spread to her liver. 

She passed away on Monday, at her home in the Pacific Palisades.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Vintage dating advice

If you thought dating in 2015 was tough, take a moment to think about the ridiculous advice given to women about 60 years ago.

Poor Florence. She spoke. She used her eyes to see. When will she ever learn ;)

Talking about your clothes = dating suicide

Okay, so don't talk, especially about clothes, don't look at anything or anyone and whatever you do, don't sit on the laps of males.