Tea drinking test

a cup of tea

Buzzfeed thinks they know how you drink your tea from your answers to just seven random questions. Are they right? Well, take the test and see for yourself.

In my case, they pegged me for a milk-and-one-sugar kind of gal, which I am not. But perhaps my choice of Lionel Ritchie mug made them think I was a bigger softie than I am. Hello?

Dress like Mrs. Claus

Mrs. Claus I shared the latest Marks and Spencer’s Christmas advert yesterday, but did you know that you, too, can dress like Mrs. Claus from the advert?

I really love this concept. You can buy her dress, her jacket, her sweater or you can buy the teenage sister’s shoes! It’s the ultimate sell. Why can’t all ads be like this?

I’m filled with the same level of glee as when I discovered I could raid the wardrobe of Emma Pillsbury from “Glee” or Jess from “New Girl.”

Marks & Spencer’s Christmas advert

Following my post yesterday about John Lewis’s Christmas advert, I present an alternative take on the Christmas advert with Marks & Spencer‘s latest.

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John Lewis Christmas advert 2016

You know Christmas isn’t Christmas until the John Lewis advert comes out!

The last couple of John Lewis Christmas adverts have been kind of a bust for me (especially the weird man in the moon advert from last year, which I didn’t even blog about because it was so ridiculous – but I did laugh at the Guardian’s take on it. As an aside, this style of writing is why British newspapers completely kick American newspapers’ big fat bums.)

And without further ado, here is this year’s advert — which I really like. Animals bouncing on trampolines! It’s simple pleasure tied up in a big red bow!

What do you think? Yay or nay?

Just as I predicted …

Tom Hiddleston and Taylor Swift

I know – Taylor Swift and Tom Hiddleston’s break up is no longer new news, but it happened in September during my self-imposed blog break and now I need to shout it from the rooftops … ahem …

I WAS RIGHT! I WAS RIGHT! LOOK AT ME! I WAS RIGHT!

Ah, I feel better now. I just wanted to say that I did predict that she and Tom would only last three months and BOOM! Like clockwork! They break up after three months!

I feel kind of vindicated. The whole world is falling apart and I wouldn’t have predicted the events of this past week … but I was right about Tay Tay’s latest romance. Sigh. That is all.

Poppy power

Barbara Windsor with poppy

Barbara Windsor with poppy

While Sky News wouldn’t be my pick in any normal circumstances, it was the only app providing live election coverage on my Apple TV on Tuesday night, and so I went with it.

Aside from seeing the uncomfortable and then nauseated expressions of British journalists suddenly realizing that the unthinkable was happening, I couldn’t help but notice the poppies that everyone was wearing.

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True colors

It’s been four months since Brexit.

Four months since Britain made the terrible decision to leave the European Union.

It hit me hard.

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TV map to Britain

TV map of Britain

Thank you, Tim Ritz, for creating a very detailed map for every fan of British TV! This is pretty genius! Click the map for a closer view.

John Oliver’s take on Brexit vote

If you aren’t sure what today’s Brexit vote in the United Kingdom is all about, HBO’s funnyman John Oliver sheds some light …

Here’s hoping cooler minds prevail today.

Overheard from the Posh Mums of North London

In case you were ever wondering what you were missing by NOT being a posh mum in North London’s borough of Highgate, there is a Twitter account, @HighgateMums, that pulls the lid off of the conversation amongst the ladies who brunch.

Here are just a few gems:

Highgate Mums

* “Sweetheart, I don’t blame the Art teacher for scolding you. This piece is devastatingly lacklustre.”
* “My girl’s in the lowest tier, but I’m convinced she’s being used to be an aspirational focus for her less-abled classmates.”
* “Darling, don’t scrape your chair. It makes your presence over-known.”
* “School hours are designed for the convenience of the teachers and pupils and frankly nobody else. Nobody else AT ALL.”
* “Her first words were ‘shoes’ and ‘brioche’.”
* “I know she’s mine, but she’s an appalling painter. Her use of greens is one of the few saving graces.”

SMH. Amazing.