Saturday, 30 April 2011

'Happy and Glorious'

So, that's it, it's all over. And wasn't it superb?

The Royal Wedding of course, yesterday, Friday 29th April 2011.

As a lover of all things 'royal', I was always going to enjoy such an unashamedly excessive show, but it exceeded even my expectations.

Here are my highlights (and, lowlights, OF COURSE!)

The Highlight (there's only one really):

How this girl managed to remain so composed and natural amidst so much excitement is beyond me. When I walked down the aisle, I couldn't feel my legs I was so nervous, so times that feeling by a million and that's probably how Kate felt; her poise and elegance was and is remarkable.

Hair? Check

Tiara? Check

Make-up? Check - did you know she did her OWN make-up for the big day? Amazing.

Jewellry? Check

Dress? Check

Flowers? Check

Bridesmaids? Check

Just check, check, check all day long, to everything. How did it all manage to be so perfect??!

The lowlights (and there were many!)

I was mainly completely underwhelmed by all the guests' fashion choices (except Mrs Middleton, who looked great). The foreign Royals were very muted, with tasteful shift dresses and day suits. Yaaawn.

But here are my top three shockers:


She may have fixed her nose, but it's clearly her eyesight that needs attention here. Looking not unilke a slimmed down Violet Beauregarde from Willy Wonka, Tara is reminding us all that the age of matching your shoes to your bag to your hat has well and truly passed.

Posh Spice

Clearly not posh at all when surrounded by the true poshos the Royals, Victoria really outdid herself in the misery guts stakes. On such a jubilant occasion, at which many people would have given their life savings to be invited, Mrs Beckham could barely muster a grimace and seemed entirely put out that this was one event where no-one gave a shit about her presence.

Nobody likes a bad loser Victoria. You can't be the bride every day. Advice for the future: SMILE at weddings and take the stick from up your pretentious behind.

Perhaps she had looked in the same mirror as TPT and realised the horror of her look before she left? She may be pregnant, but that's no excuse for wearing a sack and a silly hat.

The Princesses of York

Always game for a laugh and prepared to push the 'boundaries' of fashion, these sisters really went for it yesterday and sadly missed the mark. Actually, missed the mark is a complete understatement, bless them.

Did they misread the dress code as Full Pantomime Dames?

What larks!

Tally Ho!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

I'm baaaaack!

The Daily Walnut has been on a short hiatus the last couple of weeks,
more about which I will post up soon...but now, I AM BACK!

In the time that I haven't been updating all the goings on at Walnut Cove, I have been busy elsewhere and have enjoyed some creative 'downtime'. The downside to this downtime, however, has been that I am now out of practice with my writing and am suffering some writer's block!

My head is normally full of cotton wool as I have a 9 month old and a goldendoodle puppy who occupy the remaining lucid corners of my brain, so coupled with a dire lack of inspiration and creativity, it has been hard to click on the 'NEW POST' button here and commit to print...

So imagine my GLEE when I came across this site via another amazing blog Karma, (continued...)(which I love) and found Mama Kat's writing prompts.

Now, I only blog for fun, I am not a professional or even, amateur writer, so these prompts are fantastic to get the creative juices flowing; they remind me of my time at school when you would be given a short paragraph and would have to create a short story that followed on. It's great brain training for fatigued minds and has helped me start thinking about writing again.

So, here goes...

A List of 5 Celebrity DON'TS

(Ps, the original prompt called for 10 Don'ts, but as I'm easing myself back's 5, don't judge me!)

Numero Uno:

go out on the beach wearing such a hideous cover-all, Nigella Lawson. Has she never heard of Melissa Odabash???

Number Two:

Donald Trump. The Don is an offender on two counts. The first is the totally over-the-top Barack-bashing he has been filling his time with over the last few weeks. Get over it, Mr T.

In reality, we should be asking him to provide a birth certificate for his hair. That thing is quite clearly a living, breathing organism and I'm pretty sure was not born on his head. Time to 'fess up, Trumpy. His second DON'T is to think about running for President. Pur-leeeasse, just DON'T, OK?

Numero Tres:

turn on your TV/radio, open a newspaper or browse the internet over the next several weeks if you DON'T want to hear about the upcoming Royal Wedding in England. Myself, I am a die-hard Monarchist and will be setting my alarm clock to 5am so I can watch it live from the US. My mother, on the other hand, is a bit of a Republican and wishes to avoid all nuptial nonsense. Pah! I bet she spends as much time as the rest of us poring over all the juicy post-pageantry details ad infinitum....


DON'T do as Lauren Bush has done and fall in love with Ralph Lauren's son David and become betrothed...Lauren Lauren??? There are so many men in the world and she is so beautiful, it just didn't need to happen ;-) If it had been me, no matter how much I liked a man, if his surname had been Clare, I would have screened his calls until he went away...


Charlie Sheen. No Celebrity DON'T list would be complete without him. Just DON'T, just go away please and take your sleazy life with you.

I'm not even going to put up a picture of such a looooser.

So, if you want to get writing, go here.

Til next time!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

The Mom Pledge Blog Hop!

It's 8:46am, I've been awake since 5:54am when my little rooster baby crowed that she was awake and nothing was going to get her to sleep past 7am.

I have a throat akin to sandpaper and a thirst for my second cup of hot tea and 2 Tylenol.

This is me, this is my Saturday morning so far in Walnut Cove.


I'm still a newbie blogger, so my posts are quite erratic, but I hope you enjoy them.

Now baby is asleep, dog is asleep, husband is (still) asleep, I thought I would get right down to it and...


I've already read six really good blogs that have inspired me and I look forward to reading more.

Finally, let's not forget why we do the Blog Hop. To support the Mom Pledge and to stamp out mom-bullying.