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Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Beautiful Wickedness...

Is it nearly September?

Does that mean...nearly October..nooo...does that mean Halloween ??

I am obsessed with anything Witch related..seriously...I even have a bag called Elphaba that Mr M bought me from the Wicked Musical, in New York.

This obsession has been going on for some years really..I used to play 'Witches' on my own in the garden...yup..

So as the leaves start to fall, and that familiar autumn smell is in the air...well, maybe at the age of nearly...ahem...38 I may have to start running round the garden again...with my witches broom!

Do you think they sell flyable witches brooms on ebay, I'm off for a look!?

Nighty night Bloggers!!


Wednesday, 24 August 2011

A British Icon...

The very glamourous and youthful Joan Collins..
I was very excited to see that she has a new book coming out The World According to Joan, some extracts have been published in the UK Daily Mail. I first remember her as Alexis Colby in Dynasty..(Which I have started to watch again!) I completely forgot that she was an artist too...
I think she is an inspiration, she is so young and youthful, which gives me hope, as who really wants to get older?
Anyway, I will be getting her book ASAP...I think you can find it in Sainsbury's next week, as its been released early...
Now tonight I think I will be mainly watching The Colby's you remember that series...Charlton Heston appears in it...with Stephanie Beacham...its brilliantly glamourous and cheesy...I love it!
Happy hump day!
Sam x
PS...I have started Twittering...see if you can find Silkiesuesue..

Monday, 8 August 2011

Moira Shearer

Theres something about the hint of autumn in the air, that makes me itchy to watch all my old and beloved movies. Over the years I have collected quite a few, but there are more and more I want to get..and I keep adding to my list every day, new titles that I want to get hold of.

I seemed to have missed that one of my favourite films, The Red Shoes has been digitally remastered,
so that had been added to my movie list of things 'to get'

I have always loved this film...

Isn't Moira amazing...I wanted to be able to dance like her..

Here she is on her wedding day, just married to Ludovic Kennedy. (He's very handsome)

She could leap about with ease!

I love candid photos..

Here is another on her wedding day...she looks a bit nervous...I know how that feels!

When we moved here to Devizes, 5 minutes up the road is a village called Avebury, where a ring of standing stones surrounds a village.. its that close that I could cycle to it. When I first went there I fell in love with it..and I couldn't believe it when I found out today that Moira lived there during her retirement with her husband, in one of the cottages on the high street...(Its the main road through the little village) I couldn't believe she lived so close to where I live now.

Sadly Moira passed away a few years ago...but she will always be Vicky from the Red Shoes to me.
If you have never watched this film, I simply urge you to watch it....

You won't be disappointed.

Sam xx

Friday, 5 August 2011


I recently painted a few little pictures of Mulberry Bags for my friends sister, who works for Mulberry (The very exclusive and desirable luxury leather bag company)

Anyway, she showed them to a few people at Mulberry HQ, and they were quite well received, so they have given me a little mention on their ooooober blog..

Note...I will paint pictures in exchange for posh leather handbags... cheeky I know!!

So if you are interested check the link above! I thought it was really nice of them to mention me...

Thanks Mulberry!!

Nighty night!

Sam xx

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

The Birds...

I have to get one of these..some how..

Barbie have released a collectable 'Melanie' Doll from The Birds.. I think they were released a couple of years did I miss this?

Now The Birds is one of my all time favourite films.. I just love every thing about it and I can watch it over and over again.

Because of my love of old films and movie stars I have decided to start collecting old movie star autographs too.. ( I only have one right original Kim Novak autograph..on a black and white photo)

So in our living room, in a beautiful old art deco display cabinet, I want to start putting all my old movie bits and bobs..

You can get a wicked witch Barbie too..

I loved my Sindy and Pippa dolls, but these Barbie Dolls are AMAZING!!

There are so many things I want to collect... I have quite a collection of old movies, from the old ealing The Dead of the Dirty Harry movies with Clint Eastwood, and the old disaster films like the Towering Inferno..

Now before I forget, I really want to recommend this movie..

Have you seen it?...

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman.. all I can say is WOW...Its actually available to watch on You Tube..but I just had to order it on DVD...

You MUST watch it, Ava Gardner is breathtaking...

So heres to the old stars of the silver screen and collecting stuff...what do you collect dear bloggers?

Nighty night

Love Sam xx

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