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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Mrs B Manages To Mention Her Pants Again

So the other day I was banging on about my holiday reading.

The book that kept me sane on the plane was Corduroy Mansions by Alexander McCall Smith.  Light and frothy, with short chapters, so you can dip in and out,  in between handing out chewy sweeties to small boys and sighing loudly as the man on the other side of you digs you in the ribs as he reorganises his trousers...

So I was lucky enough to scoop up the next two Corduroy Mansions books from the library, The Dog Who Came In From the Cold and A Conspiracy Of Friends.

However, I must confess to have been distracted from Mr McCall Smith by a very wicked man called Roger Lewis and his "Seasonal Suicide Notes". A comic diary - very rude, very funny, not for the easily offended.

And, I also grabbed a pristine copy of September's Harpers Bazaar (when did they stop calling it Harpers and Queens?  And why?  No, don't answer that)

I adore the gloosy ads but look what they have done to Helena Bonham-Carter.

She is such a beautiful woman.  (WARNING: PATHETIC CELEB SIGHTING ANECDOTE COMING UP.   Years ago I saw her at a film opening, my friend went to say hi to her as she had been at school with her; and Helena was really, really beautiful, just enchanting; I of course stood there gawking like the village idiot.)

And in this pic she looks like the indomitable Mrs Doyle from Father Ted.  And she seems to have a teacake on her head.  But what do I know about fashion?  Apparently it's all about Old Lady Chic now.  Hooray, at last my big Mummy pants and broken veins will come into their own!


  1. She looks like she's had her wisdom teeth pulled.
    Maybe a hair net and curlers will complete your wardrobe?

  2. Thank you for the lovely post today, but just few points to make:
    1) Would you believe that "Seasonal Suicide Notes" is NOT available on the US Amazon site? How am I to read it now? I will always feel like I'm missing out on some inside joke.
    2) I loved the video clip in the posting- not so much for it's content, though quite entertaining, but for the way it makes Blighty World interactive.
    3) Even with a what looks like a toad stool hat on, HBC has a great chin line.

  3. PS- I take back 1)..... I just found it, it's available on the marketplace.
    My profuse apology.

  4. I think HB-C enjoys being ODD!

  5. Dear Mrs Blighty, Possibly if one is as beautiful as Helena, looking so ceases to have any importance. Whereas I perform a community service by applying the slap with a trowel. I love Mrs Doyle - this clip is priceless. Still thinking about Daphne - she has not been very lucky in love. I was already smiling when I read the title of this post - you are incorrigible - mind you we have seen your pants before and there was nothing old lady about them, if I recall. My bloomers are so voluminous, they could be used as emergency shelter for a small family. Loving your posts. Lindaxxx

  6. She is just odd and quirky, but that is what I love about her. And you, Blighty!

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