Ab Fab Rehab
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The interweb is a buzz about the three brand new episodes of Absolutely Fabulous due in time for the 20th anniversary of the show. I loved the first couple of series when I first watched it in the 90s and I don't mind telling you I still find those episodes funny now. Only instead of laughing because “haha, mobile phones?! Cosmetic surgery?! Well I never!” we now laugh because “haha, I identify!”
What's that coming over the hill?
Movie monsters can act as metaphors for the horrors lurking just beneath the fabric of society. Or, they can act as popcorn-fodder, and that's what we're looking at today. We are going to dust off the crystal ball and ask: “what’s next?”
Vampires and zombies are the old stalwarts of horror, and won’t die off any time soon (ba-doom-tish). But despite the appearance of sparkly vamps and dextrous zombies, there’s no getting away from the fact both groups are starting to look a little tired. Vamps have been sinking their teeth into us since the early days of cinema, and zombies are everywhere now – they’re so passé, darling.
There must be other creatures of the night out there, waiting for their big break…
Beer, glorious beer
Why are these glasses empty? Noooooo!
Beer is widely drunk around the world, but some people are still drinking shitty mass-made lagers. This is wrong. Enjoying a pint of real ale is a way to local business and discover new flavours. If you have yet to be converted then read on...
I should probably begin this by making a confession. I love dressing up. Not just for parties but for every single day. No matter what the occasion I always choose clothes from the floordrobe with a specific era in mind. So imagine my pernickety pain as I bore witness to freshers week partygoers heading to 80s themed parties and interpreting the decade that spawned them as a whirl of neon lycra gym gear and nothing else. No Thatcher, no Carebears no Charlene Robinson from Neighbours even. I watched these parties go by and my first thought “Why was I not invited?” was always followed, (rather answering my question) by, “Geez! Can we please bring some VERISIMILLITUDE to this 80s fancy dress mess?” I happen to know the 80s is well documented on Google. There's no excuse.
Swelter No More Ladies
Did you spend the summer feeling awkward, sweaty, or uncomfortable? Looking longingly at women who looked like they belonged in adverts as they drifted past in their cool, fluttery dresses? You never have to repeat that experience again with these handy tips. Pack them away and get them out with the sandals and sunnies next time the temperature peaks (I know the days are cooling off right now, but forewarned is forearmed, after all).
I’ve focused on tips for fat girls, but some of the below should be useful whatever your size or gender: