I'm back on the Marmite again...here we are with a complete collection of limited editions. The right-hand one is the most recent...you'll notice it is without much branding...that was an idea of Selfridges about reducing 'noise'.
We were in Selfridges just a couple of weeks ago, and sitting just near us was Chris Eubank and a pretty embarrassed mate. the former was trying to chat up an attractive woman who was having none of it. Eventually the mate got up and walked out, and shortly former boxer Eubank swaggered out too. The lovely lady simply got on with drinking her champagne whilst waiting for her friends...or perhaps...date to arrive.
We used to see former boxer Eubank regularly. He liked to think of himself as a dandy, we thought of him as a tosser. He used to drive a vast American truck backwards and forwards along Brighton seafront to attract attention. some people waved, most ignored him. Presumably he stopped when he was declared bankrupt.
On Saturday night we were in Brighton and went to see Django. I cannot help but enjoy Quentin Tarrantino films...I think he's brilliant. The Cat's Mother enjoyed the film too, although she didn't see as much as me as she hid behind her hands every time there was a gory bit. It's a great story, wonderfully filmed and as usual has a fantastic soundtrack. Leonardo DiCaprio was at his best, as are Christoph Waltz and Samuel L Jackson and of course Jamie Foxx. Tarantino should stick to writing and directing and producing as his acting skills are yet to be found. The mandingo fighting was grim. Watch out for the woman (?) in the red scarf...and let me know if you get the significance.
We'd arrived in Brighton very late Friday night having been up The Shard....now being billed as Western Europe's tallest building, since those damned Russians built something taller in Moscow, and evidently that is considered to be in Europe. It was the first day it was open to the public, and I'd bought tickets months ago for The Cat's Mother's birthday in September. The view is absolutely spectacular...especially at night. I would say well-worth the trip, but they've put the price up to £30 each, so 'worth' doesn't come into it. I would also recommend you take a polishing cloth up there with you to wipe away all the hand and nose smudges which didn't help see London. Anyway, a great thing to do, if you can find someone to treat you.