9 Oct 2007


Belgium's children-loving royals expecting fourth baby
Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium and her husband Prince Philippe are set to add to their family, after announcing they're expecting their fourth child next spring. What again ? They are a little out of fashion ! Only their great grandparents had up to 12 children ! The (very) older generation, will be happy ! They also didn't know about the pill !

Denmark's Prince Joachim to wed French love Marie
'A statement from the royal family issued on Wednesday morning said: "Her Majesty the Queen of Denmark and His Royal Highness the Prince Consort have the pleasure to announce the engagement of their son, His Royal Highness Prince Joachim to Miss Marie Cavallier".
It will be the second marriage for Queen Margrethe's younger son. I hope he will behave a little better ! His first wiife had horns as big as the Empire State Building.

A wax figure of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, has recently been unveiled at Madame Tussauds. Camilla had 400 measurements taken by sculptor Stephen Mansfield and photographs of her were snapped from 12 different angles. I have to hurry to London and see it at Madame Tussauds !! What an event ! I wonder which hat she will wear !

George Clooney bets Michelle Pfeiffer €,75000 he will NEVER marry. Legendary Hollywood beauty Michelle Pfeiffer has revealed heartthrob George Clooney has bet her €75,000 he will never get married. Pfeiffer, who has come out of retirement recently to play an old haggard witch in new fantasy film Stardust, told chat show host Jonathan Ross: "He's just a great guy, great with kids."I bet him he would get married and he keeps inflating the bet - from $100 to $100,000. I still think he will, he's a handsome devil".
Indeed I have to agree, but finding a nice girl in his environment ? I prefer he stays as he is. The only suggestion I would make to him is to take another little pig like the one he had before. I even prefered to look at the little pig it was so cute !

Britney names new album Blackout
Spears' hits include Toxic, Lucky and Me Against The Music. (very suggestive)
Troubled pop star Britney Spears has revealed that her first studio album in four years will be called Blackout.The star's erratic behaviour in recent months culminated in her losing custody of her two sons earlier this week.Her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, was awarded custody after Spears failed to produce her driving licence and missed a test for drugs and alcohol. That girl is gone crazy and certainly has more than a Blackout ! I only hope the father is better than he looks ! Poor kids.

Grandad to father own grandkid
A dad of 72 is to become a sperm donor for his own grandchild, doctors revealed yesterday.
He was asked to step in by his son and daughter-in-law after they failed to conceive. If the attempt is successful, the baby will be the grandfather's genetic child and its father's half brother or sister. What does that mean "step in ?" I would call it otherwise. And was the failing son present ?? Sounds like an episode in the first testament.

In southern France, farmers and their wives posed nude for a calendar. The benefit will go to an association for medical researches. The farmer's wives also wanted to prove that they look far better than they are usually represented. I missed something !! Why didn't I go to the south of France ! How wonderful it must have been to look at naked farmers (and wives) to do the harvest ! I am sure it improved the quality enormously !

6.7 millions of beer have been consumed on Munich's Oktoberfest this year. Now I understand why they needed 4000 toilets and 2000 pissoirs !

Gay bomb' scoops Ig Nobel
Pioneering research into a "gay bomb" that makes enemy troops "sexually irresistible" to each other has scooped one of this year's Ig Nobel Prizes. Finally !! I always was for PEACE AND LOVE and not war !

Peacock 'fell in love with car'
The bird has caused £4,000 worth of damage
Visitors to a Somerset stately home have been warned to keep away from a peacock - after he seriously damaged a luxury car he mistook for a mate.
The amorous bird caused €6,000 damage to an employee's Lexus in the grounds of Sir Benjamin Slade's country manor, Maunsel House, near Bridgwater.
"It started when he fell in love with a Lexus, which was in a very distinct peacock blue," said Sir Benjamin.
Am I lucky ! I don't have these worries, I don't have a Lexus !


MaR said...

Oh, so much going on around the world and here I was just busy with gym class and now fixing lunch!
I guess the royals can have many more children than the average worker who cannot afford a nanny. I still defend the nuclear family! one child means only one headache lol

Handsome George should reproduce.. :)
the next generation has a right to see other beautiful people around.
He can still remain single, you know!!

I am not sure about the sperm donor situation... if at all, I would choose an anonymous one and hope George has contributed ...
Have a terrific tuesday!

Unknown said...

I promise to take lots of pics of the huge Camilla candle (sorry, I couldn´t resist the candle thingy - remembering how Fergie´s head was "removed" many moons ago)... however... many pictures. Of each cm². Will the statue have a rotating hat? Or a changing hat???

Die Sperma-Spenden news finde ich irgendwie... abstossend.

Zu beschäftigt bin ich momentan nicht - kann nicht klagen. Frank ist gestern Abend wieder heim gekommen (endlich, hab ihn schon ganz schön vermisst) und bleibt erstmal ein paar Tage hier. Aber unser internet ist fratze. Das Modem hat das ganze WE über versagt - ich hab´s neu installiert, aber es liegt wohl an Arcor. Die auf der so genannten "Hotline" haben eben die Einstellungen zurückgesetzt und jetzt darf ich mit 56k (dial-up, wie in der Steinzeit) ins Netz, statt der üblichen 6000er Leitung. *schnarch* I könnt´spei´n - wie der Bayer nun sagen würde. =)

Merle said...

Hi Gattina ~~ Thank you for a very newsy post. From new royal babes, to royal engagements, George and Britney
and even the unfortunate peacock.
Thanks for your comments about the Marbles story. I agree with you about a lot of the TV programs being awful.
We have shops open on Sunday, all the supermarkets and Department stores (K Mart and Big W = Coles & Woolworths.
Take care, Love, Merle.

Maribeth said...

Very well put together this week, Gattina! Yes, Brittany is a mess, but so is the father. Where are the parents of these two drugged out pop personalities? Perhaps they might do better with the kids.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

This week the news is very interesting. What are those French farmers thinking being naked around the hay? Speaking if having an itch!

My sister considered having a 5th child. "Why should only the poor have lots of children and not those who can afford them", she declared. Ironically, her adult children have not produced her a single grandchild. I have to share mine with her.

RE: your comment on my blog. Due to the US embargo Americans cannot send money to Cuba. Otherwise, they are often very generous aiding others.

Ramblins of a middle-aged goddess said...

Hello!! Thanks for stopping by to see what is going on in my world!! You really reported on the "big" news I see!! What a mess. I am glad that I am just a lowly mom and wife and glad to be that way!!
Poor peacock!! Bet he is surprised with the lexus!! smile.

Hootin' Anni said...

I have a special treat for you Gatttina. On my Wordless Wednesday entry.

Melli said...

Oh you can BET the bird would NEVER fall for a Volkswagon! LOL!

I do not see a THING wrong with the royals producing plenty of heirs! At least they have the wealth to take care of them properly... unlike I, who had 4 and can't afford them! I guess I should have had a TITLE first! ;)

Renie Burghardt said...

Brittany I have heard about, and heard about, and...but naked farmers, and a peacock and a lexus, granddad fathering his own grandchild, wow, I am so happy to have found a source of such interesting news! And I love your cats, Gattina. I have 5, but haven't taken a lot of pictures of them. Well, my camera isn't cooperating these days.

Love your blog! What fun. I came from hootin'anni's blog.

Best wishes,