Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Friday Pretty: The ‘Did The Earth Move For You Too?’ Edition

Sweet lord, it’s Friday. Finally, Friday! DID YOU HEAR ME? IT’S FRIDAY! Hope you’re all good, fully recovered from last week’s extravaganza (which, by the way, has claimed the title for the most-viewed The Friday Pretty post Of. All. Time. You dirty perving buggers.) Today’s TFP title is inspired by the earthquake that hit the […]

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Oh, hell no!*

*I want you all to imagine that in the sharp tones of authoress Ms Maya Wilkes (played by actress Golden Brooks in much-missed sitcom Girlfriends) Tuesday afternoon’s rain brought with it a thick fug of wild rumours of the demise of the relationship between Will Smith and Jada Pinkett. (And of course, the firm assurances […]

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On ‘sexy’ accents

In the course of my job, I have been invited to speak on radio programmes, about subjects that I have some knowledge of. I’ll be honest, it’s always thrilling – “Me? Really? YOU REALLY LIKE ME!” – and appeals to the inner social retard Hollywood has convinced me exists deep inside. Anyway, after one such […]

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The Friday Pretty: All Black Everything

*Rebecca Black voice* FRIDAY, FRIDAY, GOTTA GET DOWN ON FRIDAY… Don’t act surprised – TFP will take Fridays any way it can. How are you all doing? Hope the week’s been smooth sailing for you. TFP had a good week: an offer of work – woot! – a catch up with friends and even time […]

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But I Love Telly!

Dismaying news from Australia this week, as reports reach us of new research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Apparently, “every hour of TV watched after the age of 25 may shorten lifespan by 22 minutes”. #SOULCRY WHY MUST YOU TAKE AWAY THE FEW PLEASURES I HAVE, UNIVERSE?

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PLUG! Broadcasting House, 14 August

I recorded a (very) short piece about the London riots – specifically Hackney – over the weekend. It’s available to listen on the iPlayer until the very precise time of 10:02 on Sunday, 21 August. My ego thanks you.

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The Friday Pretty: The “Are you tired? Cos you’ve been running through my mind all day!” Edition

Blessed Friday: it’s so good to see you! Phew. It’s been a bit of a weird week here in the UK, what with the pesky business of civil unrest, so if you don’t mind, we’re just going to launch into TFP with minimal preamble. If anyone deserves some tasty man-candy, it’s you pervs. Let’s not […]

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Black Thursdays*: The London riots, me on NPR and ‘whitewashing’ the clean ups

We’ve all been glued to the internet and our TV screens for the last few days, watching as London seemingly imploded. So many voices have piped up with opinions (like areseholes, we’ve all got one) and they range from the ‘WTF?’ (see Max Hastings in Daily Mail – highlights include references to polar bears, wild […]

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Why I Love… Weddings

My first time as a member of a wedding party happened when I was four years old; I was a ‘little bride’ for my dad’s cousin’s wedding. Few photos of me in my full little bridal glory remain (in our household, that is – I’m sure there are many photos of my smiling visage in […]

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The Day I Got Kicked In The Street

Yeah, that totally happened. Last Wednesday, I was sitting at a bus stop in east London, waiting for my sister to come get me so I could help with her house move (we were due to to clean the flat’s carpets, cos we’re just this side of OCD). So there I was, late afternoon August […]

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The Friday Pretty: Crushes of the Week

Happy Friday, ladies and gentlemen! Can you believe it’s August? Soon, the days will shorten, and we will usher in autumn. Although, bearing in mind the mild summer we’ve had here in the UK (this past week notwithstanding), things shouldn’t be so different. Still, let’s heat things up with a new edition of The Friday […]

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Why I Fast

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It’s also pretty much the only month most non-Muslims can name, given its synonymity with fasting. For 29 or 30 days every year, Muslims the world over abstain from food and drink from dawn till dusk. On another level, the abstinence pertains to negative emotions too […]

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