From daily to weekly…

I’ve really missed catching up on everyone’s news but things should get a little easier on the work front soon.

So before I go have a wander over for a visit, here are some linky dinks.

The UK Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell has apparently said “It’s fashionable to knock the number of repeats on television and blame the laziness of the broadcasters. But I believe there’s a real public service in keeping these memories alive.” She was talking about “the classics” but it got me thinking about the programmes I’d like to see repeated. First thoughts are Nice Town with Paul McGann and Josette Simon (did anyone watch this apart from me?); Marion and Geoff (one of the best things on tv in the past twenty years) and Belle and Sebastian (loved this as a child). Oh and Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads monologues. Especially the one with Thora Hird. So what would you like to see repeated?

I also heard about a play shown about 15 years ago where Timothy Spall plays Margaret Rutherford. That would be a good repeat, no? And how could I forget NYPD Blue? My first job as world leader would be to show daily repeats…

Of course if I were world leader I would need perfect hair so I’d have to find a minion to do the measuring and timing involved since Ananova reports that “Experts have devised a formula for what they believe is the perfect hair wash”:

Tests were carried out over six-months on more than 500 volunteers to examine different methods of wetting, lathering and rinsing hair.

The result is a strict combination which differs depending on the length of the hair.

The formula was devised by scientists at the research centre of beauty product brand Dove in Port Sunlight, Merseyside.

According to its scientists, only running water at a temperature of 36.7 C should be used.

People with short hair should use no more than 6ml of shampoo, medium length 8ml, and long 10ml. Lathering should last 28 seconds and involve 20 rubs.

Hair should then be rinsed for at least 22 seconds and repeated once to ensure cleanliness from the root to the tip.

The experts say conditioner is essential to complete the perfect wash.

Again, the amount recommended depends on the length of hair – 2ml for short, 4ml for medium, and 6ml for long.

The conditioner should be applied with a wide-toothed comb and left for 57 seconds before rinsing with water at 36.7 C.

Guess I’ll have to live with imperfect hair for a while yet then.

Still on the girlie front, my hopes were raised a little at the headline “Elderly women boost sexy lingerie company”.

Elderly women are the secret of success for a sexy lingerie company in Chile.

Freya lingerie has become known as the ‘hot grandmas’ company’ because of its policy of hiring only elderly women in its Santiago factory. Maria Maldonado, who runs Freya with her two daughters, came up with the idea. One of the daughters, Erika Marchant, told Las Ultimas Noticias online: “No one would give the elderly an opportunity, so we decided to do it. “They are cleaner and more organised. Plus they make good style suggestions.”

I guess they’re not quite “hot” enough to start modelling the stuff then…

Other trivia learned while listening to late night quizes on LBC: Andy Garcia was born one of conjoined twins and Margaret Rutherford and Tony Benn were cousins.

And finally, here’s an “oops” moment if I ever I heard one…

Nos da.

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