Thursday, 18 September 2008

Eastenders pervert storyline

As much as I cannot watch the Eastenders storyline for too long without covering my eyes, I think they are handling a really sensitive issue very well.
The lovely Whitney Dean, played by Shona McGarty is really capturing the essence of a child who has been completely and utterly taken in by her pervert stepdad.
Reading around, there have been a number of complaints about the pre-watershed show
and although people are more than welcome to have their say, I ask: why watch it?
They know it is going to be a sensitive subject - they know how difficult it must have been for the script writers, producers and actors to capture and tackle such an awful subject - so why oh why keep watching and then complain?
Eastenders are well known for tackling these hard-hitting and topical debates and have featured such a wide range of issues, this one was bound to pop up sooner or later.
The BBC received 163 complaints and Ofcom 41.
If you don't like the subject matter and aren't brave enough to face up to what is going on in the world, then close your eyes and don't bloody watch.
Failing that - visit the NSPCC website and take a long, hard look at the reality of today's society.

Brightlife Spa and relaxation

Imagine yourself floating in the air, suspended above the crashing waves of the sea with not a care in the world.
Sound like bliss?
Well you can experience this amazing feeling at the world-renowned retreat Brightlife; a haven of therapies and treatments nestled in between mountains and rivers on the Isle of Man.
The little isle has been in the news recently after Brad and Angelina named one of their newborn twins after Archibald Knox, the famous Liberty’s artist who hailed from the Manx and it emerged Madonna and Guy take breaks on the seafront to get away from it all.
As well as attracting the attention of Hollywood’s elite, the isle also attracts hundreds of visitors from around the world, all heading north towards Brightlife.
The retreat offers a plethora of alternative therapies and courses ranging from the weird to the wonderful.
The famous spa hosts BETAR Music Therapy, an experience that leaves you feeling as if you have left your body, draining the stress and toils of daily life far behind.
BETAR helps rid stress from continually scavenged cells, tissues, vessels, organs and bones – suspending you from what can only be described as a metal chamber.
Follow the out of this world experience with an Indian head massage or the hot stone massage favoured by the likes of Gywnnie and co.
If you are attending one of the many courses, perhaps yoga, finish your day by taking a dip in the floatation tank and let your stresses melt away.
Brightlife hosts weekends of courses and therapies, offering anything from Egyptian belly Dancing, to Yoga retreats to Military fun fitness.
Perfect for those on a budget, the Isle of Man is a world away from mainland UK and when looking around you could easily feel as if you have been transported to a land far far away.
After a range of treatments at Brightlife it is incredibly hard to pull yourself away, but just remember there is always next year.
Visit for info and bookings

Monday, 15 September 2008

Very merry

Well I have just been commissioned a series of 10 Internet TV shows that I have got to produce and present - start filming in two weeks.
So exciting!
Links will be popped on here so you can watch celeb interviews, beauty tips and fashion shows!
I have one model, who at the age of 17, is so dedicated and determined to feature in the shows that once she had looked through the production notes and and clocked a 'Daisy Lowe look' she trotted off and dyed her long brunette locks a shade of slate and cut in a fringe!
I could hardly refuse her after that - such dedication to the arts!

We will be featured here: and the shows should be airing in November some time - we do not have an exact date yet.

HOW AMAZING was Tess of the D' Urbervilles last night? LOVE Gemma Arterton (not just because she is a Kent girl) but because she is amazing!
Love Hardy, so have been waiting for this for months.
That, coupled with Amazon with the lovely Bruce Parry tonight, Mutual Friends (mmm Marc Warren) on Tuesday and Lost in Austen (!!) on Wednesday I am spoilt for choice.

Feeling a little crazy at the moment - I am freelancing so much and trying to save up for the move to Oz and it is all building up; have terrible neck ache this morning.

So I was pleased at the weekend when all the products starting arriving for the new shows. Mac sent me an array of beautiful false eyelashes and some electric pink lipsticks and cremes. They were also kind enough to send me a big tube of adhesive - usually you are left to hunt for your own and I can never find any really good ones out there.
The lovely, gorgeous bunch at Beauty Seen PR also sent me a selection of Ruby and Millie eyeshadows and nail varnishes for the show and..the legendary Eve Lom cleanser, which I am struggling not to use as it calls my name from its box...
I get to smoother this lovely formula all over my models face - the lucky thing she is.
I am not bitter at all....