Sunday, 8 June 2014

As I said to Helena...

Bonham Carter only this morning...
'Last night I saw your muff!'

Before you fall back in a dead faint...
I ought to explain.
Last night we watched 'Wings of a Dove'.
This morning on the front cover of 'Culture'
who should grace the front page but her-
lovely corsetted, gloves up to her pits, self.

Now if there's one thing I like, really, really like... its a wacky woman.
She epitomises that person... fluff'n'all.

As I endeavour to age gracefully...
(that'll gett' em rocking in the aisles)
my eternal interest is hair in all its forms.

By the early morn light I sit by yonder window for a quiet pluck.
In days gone by, hairy caterpillars would arrange a pow-wow
right on the bridge of my nose...
not anymore!
As I wage war on the chin and tache, suddenly I
realise my eyebrows are balding by the second.
But wait...
Where is the hair going?  
It sure as hell isn't marshalling forces to protect
my womanly front-line.

'We shall fight on the beaches,
we shall fight on the landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
we shall fight in the hills;
we shall never surrender.'

Let's take time out to remember all the men who gave their
lives for us to enjoy the freedom we have today.

And as flippant as I am, and as flippant as I will always be,
I will never forget their bravery.


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for commenting Jayne. It makes such a difference.


  2. Yes, hear hear! However I couldn't bear to watch a great deal of the TV coverage of the D-Day landings - I haven't much in the way of a stiff upper lip.
    Unlike Ms Bonham-Carter, I'll warrant.
    I love her!

    1. Nilly... You certainly made me laugh.

      I too love her 'top-drawer' wackiness. In the article it mentioned that Tim was seen in the clinch of a blonde, she I can imagine, just shrugged, chose another pair of mismatched socks and got on with stuff.


  3. My eyebrows have been thinning and going pale for quite a while now. I hate it! I refuse to draw my eyebrows on :-/

    Very talented Ms Helena!

    1. In the grand scheme of things hair appearing and disappearing isn't a great prob... but as you age somehow it takes on a greater significance.

      Like you Carol, I refuse to draw Joan Crawford beetle brows. I'm scary enough!