Sunday, 27 November 2011

What's Happening, Hot Stuff?? 27/11/2011

Welcome to this weeks edition- Laura is currently surrounded with arts & craft preparing for our first annual Thanksmas dinner next Saturday. 'Thanksmas' is a combination of Thanksgiving & Christmas and will be an opportunity to showcase our baking and cooking capabilities (Laura's new segment will share some of her AMAZING recipes 'Tips and Recipes from an UN-domestic goddess' - see here).

For news this week:
Have you seen the video from the tram? If you haven't watch this here - but make sure you aren't in a public place or have the volume up to loud! This is ALL over the media here, the shocking, vile content is not at all representative of our views and has no place in the current world. Worst still the poor child with her has no choice but to listen - despicable. The latest news is that the woman has been charged with racist public disturbance. 

Following the shocking news here is something a little more light-hearted press here! And no we don't all do this on our dog walks!

Before I continue 1 final thing to raise a smile, don't ever let a partner tattoo you - if you have ever cheated! You never know if they know! And if they do know they might just do this: Click Here

It's almost the 1st of December and time to light the Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree! OK so that's not really news, but Michael Barrymore is NO LONGER GAY!!!! Not sure what to even say to that, we very much doubt it's true, but if you want to know more check out Pink News! He's so attention-seeking, he's the British TV version of Lindsay Lohan! In other ridiculous news George Michael has a boyfriend called Fadi Fawaz haha- oh and he's recovering from pneumonia. Get well soon, just in time for his tour!

Roger Federer won a record sixth title at the ATP World Tour Finals today with a victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the O2 Arena. Sarah is a fan, of tennis and Federer, and Laura is not! It's a subject we're just going to have to agree to disagree on. 
Can you spot Federer?
By now you may have realised that (thankfully) nothing major has really happened this week, except maybe the loss of Gary Speed- Leeds & Wales football player. Very sad! Sarah saw him play many times and his death has shaken the football world and filled the news pages.(

RIP to the nicest man in football
On the other side of the world - Australia - 71% of the Labor parties voted in favour of Gay marriage! They are now pressuring the Prime Minister to change her opposition to marriage equality. As we spent a year living in Australia, we'd love for them to support the vote - especially for our friends over there. PM Julia Gillard has previously said that 'My position flows from my strong conviction that the institution of marriage has come to have a particular meaning and standing in our culture and nation and that should continue unchanged.'- hopefully she will see sense soon. From experience Julia is a smart, savvy leader on a lot of subjects it would be great if she took the lead on this subject!   
Did we mention she's a 'ranga?
Lady GaGa will be honoured with a Hero Award from the 'Trevor Project' - a US gay youth charity that works with LGBT youths to prevent suicide by offering support over the telephone and online! The award is great recognition and we are always interested in 'celebrities' supporting causes that are relevant to us. Lady GaGa's 'Born This Way Foundation' has been started to establish a standard of bravery & kindness in the face of bullying and abandonment and help youths work towards “youth empowerment and equality by addressing issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development and will utilise digital mobilisation as one of the means to create positive change.”

In other news, have you seen the 'private Lady GaGa photos'? I read a book on how she masterminded her fame and you can't deny she has done a great job of it - aside from the music she has created an 'iconic' status that makes sure you always click a link when she's mentioned. So thats exactly what I did and was pleasantly surprised to find these photos of her looking 'normal'. We love a good biography (the official ones not the 'I once met her so can tell you everything about her' ones). A favourite story was when she made a teacup 'famous' by being seen with it everywhere - just to test how easily fame can be achieved nowadays - and it worked, within a day the teacup had been on the Jonathon Ross (talkshow) Show and had photos in The Sun! Smart lady!!! Anyway these photos are from Celebrity photographer Terry Richardson who took more than 100,000 photos of her then narrowed it down to 450 and put them together in a hardback book aptly named 'Lady GaGa X'

Christmas Countdown!- Our Weekly Christmas News

As we previously mentioned, the Christmas tree that's gifted to London every year for our support during the second World War is on its way here from Oslo, Norway. They will be lighting it December 1st, and will no doubt have carolers and other Christmasy delights, so we will of course be there after work, and you should too if you are in London!

Our first 'Christmas Movie Tuesday' will be happening this week- it's a pretty self-explanatory celebration, but I will tell you that our first movie of this holiday season will be the original 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'! 

The countdown to Thanksmas is on - we test drove some desserts and side dishes today - a resounding success from all, and only a little annoyance on Laura's part that England just doesn't seem to 'get' cornbread. It's one of the best side dishes at Thanksgiving, but they don't have it or anything like it here, so Sarah really didn't know what to expect when it was baked for her. Apparently 'it's somewhere between savoury cake and sweet bread' wasn't the best explanation. Any better ideas for how to explain cornbread at the dinner next weekend would be MUCH appreciated! Please comment below :)

Also, Laura got a Christmas apron this week! Because really, what is the point of baking Christmas dinner without a Christmas apron? Glad you agree. She got it on Etsy, and here is a picture and the link in case you'd like one of your own!

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Have a good week

Laura & Sarah xo

1 comment:

  1. I didn't know you two lived in Aus?? Amazing! I also didnt know that about Michael Barrymore. What the hell?? haha.

    I love that Lady Gaga book, looked through it at Barnes & Nobles. Want it!!

    M x


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