August 10th, 2013


The Brit(ish) List

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(This week: Peter Capaldi Is Doctor Who's New Doctor, Tom Hiddleston Confirms Loki Won't Return for Avengers 2, Benedict Cumberbatch Has A New Job, Robert Carlyle Confirms Trainspotting 2, Hugh Laurie Took Prescription Pads From The House Set, David Morrissey Talks Season 4, Peter Davison to regenerate in the Caribbean, Matt Smith at Comic-Con 2013, David Tennant feared being left out of Doctor Who anniversary special, Kevin McKidd on voicing Batman in Justice League, Nigel Havers Relishes His Common Roots, Life's ripper for Mawle, Gary Oldman Stars in New Paranoia Trailer, Dominic West to narrate James Bond book, Dominic Cooper to play Ian Fleming in new TV miniseries, Paul Bettany Gets A Warning In Clip From Crime Thriller Blood, Andrew Garfield to Star in Indie Drama 99 Homes, Jude Law films his latest Hollywood movie in a Vauxhall Cavalier in Sutton, Aaron Taylor-Johnson discusses Kick-Ass 2, Rory Kinnear To Take Role Of Lord Lucan In New ITV Drama, Daniel Radcliffe turns minotaur as Greece goes to Toronto film festival, Jamie Bell and Evan Rachel Wood Welcome a Son, Kit Harington teases powerful Season 4, Ben Whishaw Reveals He Is Married, Sam Claflin Married to Laura Haddock, Tom Hardy Makes A Surprisingly Sexy Soviet Soldier On The Set Of Child 44, Douglas Booth gets hearts aflutter as he models in a countryside fashion shoot, James McAvoy signs up for Frankenstein, Damian Lewis thinks his ginger hair is keeping him from romance, David Oyelowo joins Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, Ray Stevenson Talks Suiting Up For Volstagg Role, Ewan McGregor hails pies from hometown baker)

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Apparently I can walk out of the house in anything but a Hello Kitty onesie, according to Himself. Good to know.

There was some chick wearing a painfully bright orange Tigger onesie with bright pink hair and matching bright pink heels on the bus down to Canberra, and, frankly, nursing a massive migraine, I simply wasn't in the mood. Apparently 47% of respondendents polled by the Sydney Morning Herald agree with my curmudgeonly view that animal themed onsies, worn in public, on public transport, are a sure sign that the end of civilisation is nigh.

Oh dear, having more and more of those grumpy old 'you left the house looking like that?' moments. Especially those girls who got on the train at some podunk stop, heading into Newcastle (UK) on a Friday night. Now I grew up in a place so reknown for its skanks and moles people still always raise an eyebrow when I admit to my geographic origins, so imagine what these girls must have looked like to set me back in my seat.

Another one of those wrist slitting I am turning into my mother moments (please, no).

Anyways, today I am dressed like I'm off to join Department S, and it was entirely unintentional. The only tops to hand (in the dark) were my powder blue top, the one that screams 'please slime me', and my ochre turtle neck, so, easy choice. Next I fumbled further and found my black cardy with the white piping, and yes okay, it is stupidly retro, but comfy, and, as it was raining at the time (blue skies everywhere now), I picked my pencil skirt and leggings and those new silly lace up boots with the chunky heels I bought and lugged clumsily all the way back from Canberra because they were on special and I am insane, just 'cause I didn't want my long skirts dragging through knee high wet grass on the trek to the bus stop. Put the hair up in a bun because I forgot to wash it and now I look like I'm ready to chase after naughty men in silver space suits. Oh dear. And yet I strangely don't care.

So, yes, Canberra. Went off to see the Turner exhibition, not because I'm wild about Turner, but because it was all the way from the UK and I figured I ought to go and get myself educated (as though I'd never frogmarched myself around the Turner Gallery at the Tate because I knew I had to).

Still wouldn't walk across broken glass to see a Turner (though catching a bus down to Canberra with a mighty migraine must count) but it wasn't too bad. Near the end of the exhibition period, so not too crowded, and, being a piddling little show for the colonies, featuring, as always, just the early stuff and the late stuff (never the good stuff with the artist at the height of his powers).
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