Discussion in 'UK politics, current affairs and news' started by treelover, Jun 23, 2010.
I never liked Bruce Jones.
He's good in Ken Loach's Raining Stones
I wiki'd him and he seems to have ruined his life with booze
How bright ideas turned a ramshackle London flat into a cosy family home
Bright ideas and an income that lets you commute between LA and London, and hire a builder who can redo the entire thing, and pay the unspecified price for the flat in the first place of course. And some help from your dad.
Guardian property porn pieces are a bit “fish in a tiny overpriced barrel” mind.
“It’s a very special shop that sells Victorian homeware,”
"During their search, the advice of a friend stuck with them: buy the worst house on the best street."
Was their friend under a curse to only repeat cliches coined in 1992?
Those Donna Wilson cushions seem to be in the range of £65-70 each.
These property pieces are just designed to make others feel inadequate because they can't afford a similar property or the furnishings to go with it.
that is such a nothing article. I have no beef with the individuals, but why does this rate for inclusion ? Any of us could do the same with their gaffs and a bit of creative filler writing
Yep. And it looks like it's been edited down from a blog post on a designer's blog a few years ago. It's possible the people in the article didn't even give permission for the Guardian to use it - it's the writer and photographer of the blog post who will own copyright.
It's like when you see those property programmes where people are looking to buy somewhere in the country (obviously with paddocks and stables) but within commuting distance of London where they need to buy a flat as well. But they have a really tight budget of, oh I don't know, £800k for both.
In other words, pretty much unattainable for the majority of the population.
Sort of - TBF, apart from the living between LA and London thing it's not that excessive. I mean at least it's a flat and she bought those expensive cushions gradually over the years. Compared to a lot of TV shows where they have ordinary people living in ridiculously huge houses this is more on the side of reality.
Bet they'd never do an article about how someone's styled their council flat though. I mean as a normal style article like this; I did see an article about "amazing social housing" once, but the idea behind it was very much "wow, look, proles can be designers in their own homes too! I thought it was all Love, Laugh, Live posters and laminate!"
There's something different about Dan Snow but I can't quite put my finger on it... has he changed his hair?
I saw that and laughed, cos the answer must be obvious: no, you're just shit in bed.
Best Twitter comment:
In praise of the liberal elite facing down populism
Nesrine Malik is a Guardian columnist. She is a former private equity investor
Gulag has reserved her a place at the Norilsk Combine. Effort expected in line with Stakhanovism and to meet the standards of our Heroes of Labour but starting on half-rations. Extra quota fulfillment on Sundays.
Carrying an ad today from the House of Saud about how they're empowering women.
Extreme frugality allowed me to retire at 32 – and regain control of my life
They sound like aliens adapting to their human form.
These people will almost certainly be murdered in some heavily ironic way, in a plot twist that everyone saw coming miles off.
We can only hope.
Trump meeting Kim Jong-un is a half-baked idea – and a dangerous one | Richard Wolffe
It's all shit but the bit about the gridiron dinner speech is just weird
I'm not reading it, I just wanted to note that wolffe is milking his moment for all its worth
Barbara Judge profile: 'the best-connected woman in Britain'
Institute of Directors suspends Barbara Judge amid claims of racism
What a difference a day makes...
it was actually six hours, they had a story up last night reporting it
She appears to have escaped from Madame Tussaud's. The photo the beeb are using is even weirder.
IoD suspends chair after racism row
Because you can't get on it.
Yikes. She looks like one of the children of the damned all grown up.
Cohen surpasses himself. Len Mc Cluskey is to blame for the modern day weakness of the TU movement (he completely ignores decades old structural shifts in the nature of employment and harsh anti-union laws). Even better - Unite's candiate for general secretary is only there cos she is Mc Cluskeys "ex-mistress".
Don’t look to Len McCluskey and his sorry ilk to defend workers’ interests | Nick Cohen
Hes deranged. Comments BTL are universally ripping him to shit.
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