Category Archives: Uncategorized

A Great Day Out without a Sweet Ending

Yesterday I took a trip out and visited some friends in town. I don’t head into the city as much as I should so we all decided to pop along to the shops and see if we could find some bargains. The day started off well despite the rain and we all enjoyed checking out the new fashions and trying to hunt down some amazing deals, we’re all bargain hunters you see.

A Wonderful Day Shopping with the Girls

After a few hours we went and had a bite to eat down by the river. The sun was shining by then and we were able to sit outside and watch the swans swimming on the swollen river. It really was wonderful to be out. All the bad weather we have had lately has left me feeling a bit cabin crazy.  Hopefully the heavy rains are over and this summer will be a great one for more days like today. We shall have to wait and see; you never know what the British weather is going to do.

After our food we headed back in to town to go back to the car and head home.  I said my goodbyes to my friends and thanked them for a wonderful day.  Heading back to the car I fancied buying some sweets. I have to admit the thought of a bag of strawberry bon bons was quite appealing.  I had heard of an old fashioned sweetshop on the outskirts of the high street and headed down the road to go and buy one final treat, the perfect end to the perfect day.

Awkward Entrance Put a Spanner in the Works

The road off the high-street is not the best, it’s covered in cobbles so it makes for a bumpy ride but I managed it. However, when I reached the shop I was faced with a few steps heading in. This is normally not too much of a problem, but the doorway was also very small so I couldn’t get in even if I had brought along a friend who was happy to push me up the steps.  Once I have the urge for bon bons it doesn’t go away easily so I had a look round to see if there was an alternative entrance, but there wasn’t unfortunately.

What I did find when I got back to the door was a sign which said ‘If you are unable to get in please shout out for assistance’.  Not the best sign in the world and not an ideal way of getting some sweets but I thought what the hell so I shouted out. People began looking at me in a rather peculiar way as I sat outside the shop shouting ‘hello!’ and ‘Can I get some service please’.  I could feel myself blushing but I laughed it off. I think I terrified one young man that jumped as he heard me shout when he passed.

With a Simple Ramp or Bell They Could Have Gained a New Customer

No one heard me as they were not at the counter so I left feeling less amused and more disappointed. Not only had I slightly embarrassed myself I also left without my paper bag of bon bons, and I had also seen some rather delicious chocolate eclairs which I was now craving too.  I gradually started to get a bit angry but as I reached my car I decided it was the shops problem and not mine. They had missed out on my money which I am sure they would have greatly appreciated. They have also lost a potential returning customer as there is no way I am going to sit outside and shout to get attention again; their loss, not mine.

Don’t miss out on customers; a simple DDA survey is all it takes to highlight problem areas.

Honeymoon is over for Kim Kardashian

kim kardashian with kris humphries

Kim Kardashian and her basketballer husband Kris Humphries are returned back after a mini-honeymoon abroad. They were gone to Italy.

She tweeted,”Back in the US and it feels sooo good! Had such a fun relaxing time away! Back to reality!”

She will be present at Sunday’s 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. This year this award will have performances from Pitbull with Ne-Yo, Lady Gaga, Adele, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Bruno Mars and Beyoncé. Kardashian will be presenter at the show. Other popular faces like Taylor Lautner, Joe Jonas, Selena Gomez, Jonah Hill, Odd Future, Rick Ross and Seth Rogen will also be present at the 28th annual MTV Video Music Awards.

Are your boyfriend or girlfriend are bankrupt?

“Probably the worst myth about bankruptcy is that you need to be flat broke before you should file,” says Sacramento bankruptcy attorney Gerald B. Glazer. “It is not good to wait until creditors are knocking on your door,” according to Glazer. Planning can prepare you for a bankruptcy that causes the least amount of financial disruption. If you care for your boyfriend/ girlfriend then you should be prepaer well in case of bankruptcy. No decision should be taken in hurry.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is pregnant

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Beautiful Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is pregnant with her first child. Her father-in-law Amitabh Bachchan happily announced it on micro-blogging site Twitter on Tuesday.

“News news news!! I am going to become a grandfather. Aishwarya expecting. So happy and thrilled,” Mr Bachchan tweeted on Tuesday night.

The actor later wrote that he had received “2,843 tweets in the first half hour” and that he was “overwhelmed with wishes and blessings”.

The 37-year-old actress and former Miss World (1994) is married to bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan in 2007. She had been featured in Bollywood as well as Hollywood movies. Currently she is doing only one film “Heroine” by Madhur Bhandarkar which was announced at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

Although people from throughout world are congratulating the couple but director Bhandarkar is not happy with this news.

Bhandarkar twitted, “Today I am sitting alone in my office after the plugs being pulled off from my film Heroine… My conscience stands clear as I have been honest to my craft irrespective of the repercussions…. No which way would I have trampled my dream project on which I have given my sweat and blood for almost 1 1/2 years…. This was going to be the most ambitious project of my career… My inherent belief is that motherhood is pious and I am humbled by it. I must also add that I salute every woman who chooses to work in this extremely delicate state. To put things in perspective, I am a man who is surrounded by women in my family. My wife, my sister, my mother and my daughter…. These are the people that make my life! In fact my wife when she was carrying my daughter worked through her pregnancy….but in the same breath I would like to say that I will never knowingly put a woman in harm’s way knowing the delicate nature of her health.”

This news spread like fire after Madhur Bhandarkar lashing out at Aishwarya saying that she ‘hid the truth’ about her pregnancy. The Bachchan family is upset with rumours of a loss of Rs. 18 crore because of pregnancy.

“Whatever has happened between Aishwarya, Madhur (Bhandarkar, co-producer) and UTV (co-producer) is between them. I know that the rumours going around are not true. I hope that the truth comes out soon,” said actor Amitabh Bachchan on his way back from Ajmer Dargah on Monday.

According to Bachchan, all rumours of a huge monetary loss (which was also hinted at by Madhur) are false. “Everybody knew that Aishwarya was married when she signed the film. So you mean to say that actors can’t get married or have children? I don’t think this can be a part of any contract that you cannot get married or have children if you working in a project,” adds Bachchan.

Bachchan is upset with the banner, UTV too. “I had completed Shoe Bite long back. I had also invested my time into it and completed the film which was based on Johnny Walker. I have never indulged in this kind of talk even though the film has not been released till now and I have no word about when it will be released,” says Bachchan.

Till now Aishwarya is not responded to the Madhur’s allegation.

Billionaire Henri Pinault is father of supermodel Linda Evangelista’s son

Linda Evangelista

Linda Evangelista

Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault with daughter Valentina

The 49-years-old billionaire Francois-Henri Pinault is the fatehr of Linda Evangelista‘s four-year-old son, Augustin. Evangelista is the St. Catharines-based supermodel. Fashion industry leader Henri Pinault is married to superstar Salma Hayek 3 years ago and the couple has a four-year-old child, Valentina. Evangelista had dated Pinault during his break from Hayek in 2006 and people were expecting him as the father of the child. Pinault returned back to Oscar-nominated actress Hayek in 2007 and she gave birth to Valentina in September 2007. Eleven months before the birth of valentina, supermodel Evangelista gave birth to Augustin but till now she had not revealed the father’s identity.