Now I pride myself on only ever writing about things I want to on this blog, and not writing about something just because everyone else is talking about it.
But the passing of Michael Jackson is a historical day for music and popular culture, and I couldn’t just simply let it pass without a mention.
When I heard the news I was driving to work along the motorway and my mouth was hanging open with shock for the rest of the journey. A legend was dead, and although I was never a massive fan, I don’t think there are many people who don’t have some sort of memory attached to some of his work.
The man had a strange, sad life in many ways, and perhaps he was the original car crash celebrity. But he will be missed and always remembered.
To find things to write about here I practically whizz through pictures of celebrities, only stopping when something makes me go “ooooh”, “aaaaah” or “eeeeew”.
I whizzed right past this one. Then, a few moments later as I was looking at a picture of Rhianna thinking how she really is getting away with that whole fetishist Woody Woodpecker look I thought: “Wait – was that Kate Winslet?!”
So I clicked back and confirmed to myself that it is indeed Kate Winslet, almost unrecognisable, with her new lean figure, tan and blonde hair. She looks utterly fantastic. But, she looked fantastic AND stood out from the crowd with her curves and pale skin.
It seems to be the second coming of Noah and the ark in the UK. It just rains and rains and rains. We’ll get about ten minutes of clear sky and sunshine a day and then the rain carries on. Welcome to September.
As a result we have flood warnings. Well at least we can look er, fabulous in a pair of high heel flipper shoes!