Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Chelsea Flower Show, Royal Wedding, and other thunderstorms

London is having epic thunderstorms recently.
 It was midwestern USA level of lightening.
This was the calm before the storm.

Millie does not like the storms.

I really feel for her.
If it continues, I am thinking of getting her a thunderstorm jacket to comfort dogs.

But on the day I visited Chelsea Flower Show, the weather was superb albeit there were those flying thorns all about poking everyone's eyes.

This year there were more bonsai stands than other years.

The standout plant for me was this wisteria bonsai.
I am surprised it didn't win an award though the stand as a whole did get a gold.
This year was better than last year but there were many more selling stands and the show and artisan gardens were still lacking in the numbers and were replaced with people flogging man caves, greenhouses, and champagne.
We all love a Japanese garden but each year they seem to go OTT in the Japanese token tea ceremony hut. They really throw every single element and now I find this a bit schmaltzy.
The one thing I noticed this year as a trend was the sparse planting with lots of visible dirt.
I think they refer to it as Queen Anne planting?
It isn't my thing.
Seeing dirt like that makes me feel a little flat.
This winter has been tough so was just thankful that my plants came out.
Except for my jasmine which only bloomed one flower so I am nursing it.
 Native roses always do well.
Hardy stuff those roses.
Clematis came out but I find them a little complicated.
Meanwhile, the sunken garden in Kensington Palace is really becoming a feature more and more.
 These boughs brought in a while back is really coming into its own and I love walking through them.
 Such great vantage points from each aperture spaced about 5 meters apart.

 This year they opened a tea cafe on the far side of the sunken garden.

It is very touristy but it does give you this view of the palace and gardens.
 Speaking of royals, I went to watch Harry's wedding at a club.
Think kind of like a sports bar but for weddings.
 It was a chic central London club but this duster broom stood out to me.
 The duster looks better face on - its good side.
Don't have anything too unique to say about the wedding.

But then I don't buy into kool-aid nor hopium.

As you all well know.

It was very entertaining to watch but when people were saying things like,

 "Oh my gosh - look how he looks at her! He must love her!"

I did wonder how many weddings these people had gone to where the groom punches the bride?

But the U.K. has gone all weird.

Look at this poster I saw on the tube.

Holy crap.
Most of us don't bother talking to some family and friends.

On one hand, think tanks and government funded initiatives are trying to make us speak to each other.
But about what when everything is twisted, accusative, and one is constantly being told rather than engaged to speak to one another?

According to an article in this weeks FT, 
asking a working woman with a family how she manages to do it is to be added to the long list of things you are not allowed to mention.

Sorry about the pic alignment here.

Apparently, Uranus is in Taurus which is a huge thing.
Don't know what really - I am learning.
But Kim Kardashian is speaking prison reform with President Trump.
Can you believe that KK will be the Jacqui O of her generation?

I might have to watch all the backlog episodes of the Kardashians!

Hope you had a great May and see you in June x

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Met ball 2018

Divorce her from Carrie.
She is someone who would never be your friend in real life ok?

She is thin.
But she still looks like crap.

OMG she is looking so amazeballs.
Oh...There is Madonna over there.
Don't you dare say anything about JPG and Madonna 
because they are one of the folks that harks me back to the 90's when an intern giving the president a blow job was a huge deal and we were shook.

Good times.

But if there is no harking back to the haylcon 90's then 
the designer and the muse thing got old 
after Yves Saint Laurent did it with his muses until the 70's.

Doesn't Karlie Kloss have loads of friends?
Don't trust people like that.

This couple would be considered really alternative in their prom in Kansas but in New York, you are just another rich bitch with her gay financially subsidised friend.

Please tell them this didn't work out for the Beckhams in the 90's either.

Such a self aware - we are so in love - aren't you jealous?
But they are just so damn happy they didn't have to figure out what to eat for dinner.

Past it?
Bitch please.
 Your husband, boyfriend, and sister would still leave you for me.

New York is rough because you turn heads anywhere else but you are considered too fat in Manhattan and not one guy looks at you.
Spare me the outrage.
I ain't the New York Times.

Too easy.

How will this be explained in anthropology class in the year 2418?

When you doing yoga moves Level 23 after a month in an ashram.
When the enlightened guru does standing pose.

Another case of mistaken identity.
I thought the girl with wings
was the one below.

I can't tell if this is actually Solange 
or an ode to the siblings of celebrities episode in 
RuPaul's Drag Race.

Does anyone else think that if Irina Shayk wasn't doing her second beard gig with Bradley Cooper that George Clooney would have snapped her right up?

So boring when you are the 30th lady with a crown and a 30 foot train.

Anna is officially uncool.
How thirsty is she that her daughter become the liberal version of Ivanka?

Don't know who she is but she looks like Pete Burns.

Game of thrones extras wardrobe.

Met Ball for all the others - just another Sunday night for KK.
She really didn't make an effort did she.

Star of the night but don't know her name.

Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Life faker

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It is a side chain to my social media issue at the moment.