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LIVING WALL

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By amy

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Marks and Spencer in Norwich underwent a huge building project last year after purchasing the building next door to their existing one, it’s an enormous store , coming second only to Oxford street in London ., I get lost in it !

It was finally completed last September with the addition of a ’ living wall ’ I watched with interest as the scaffolding was removed telling myself that I would go back to take a photo when the wall was established , this is it after 4 months .. amazing !


It amounts to 152sqm… the company who designed the living wall took inspiration from one of Albert Einstein’s quotes,which reads ~

" if the Bee disappeared off the globe man would only have four years to live "

They have chosen plants which they hope will provide a friendly environment for bees.butterflies ..and other wildlife .
This is a list of the 11 plants used

Armeria maritima – Sea thrift or sea pink

Blechnum spicant – Deer fern or hard fern

Galanthus nivalis – Snowdrop

Galium odoratum – Sweet woodruff

Geranium macrorrhizum – A medium-sized Geranium

Hebe pinguifolia ‘Pagei’ – A dwarf, mat-forming evergreen shrub

Helleborus argutifolius – Holly-leaved hellebore

Luzula nivea – Snowy woodrush

Phyllitis scolopendrium – Hart’s-tongue Fern

Sarcococca humilis – Sweet box or Christmas box

Thymus vulgaris – common thyme

Amazing to think they have gone to all that trouble !

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Comments

 

Wow that's amazing, will be incredible to watch developing. What stops any of it falling out?

23 Jan, 2012

 

that's a great idea, it'll be a lot of work maintaining it i would have thought but so good and worth it for nature..

23 Jan, 2012

 

Totally amazing. I hope we see more of this idea throughout the country. Love it.

23 Jan, 2012

 

Interesting. I like the concept but the colors and over all design are tasteless.
Why only a big oblong piece that looks so out of place with all the black and white? Hideious really.
Don't get me wrong, I love black and white and I like green, love plants but in that combo, no no no! Very strange!

23 Jan, 2012

 

The idea is fantastic,Amy..and I suppose when some plants are flowering,the living picture will look good..and show more of a design? .I agree with Angie,about the walls,as I don't think their choice of colours compliments the planting..a more natural background would have been more fitting..just my opinion,and lovely to see they are trying to do their bit with nature..but top marks for doing something completely different.:o)

23 Jan, 2012

 

Living walls were all the rage at Chelsea last year and I'm glad to see a big firm like this taking on the idea and doing their bit for nature. I hope more will follow suit. When it matures and flowers it should be a real eyecatcher!

Can you send us another picture in the summer, please?

23 Jan, 2012

 

i was thinking that too oji, be lovely to have updates.

23 Jan, 2012

 

Well I just hope that M&S are the first of many that take up this idea.
Thanks for the blog Amy hope you can capture it again during the summer months.

23 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks for your interest everybody ,
Sticki I believe it is done in narrow rows each row being wired and tied in with an irrigating system to keep it watered I'm only guessing as I have only seen a much smaller one that was like that , I don't think maintenance is to much of a problem with the watering system in place S/lad , it is a nice thing to see Sprog .
I agree with you Angie ,I can't think why they have used that design on the facade especially as Norwich has so many lovely ancient buildings , the only reason I can think of is that this is in an alley way leading to a new shopping mall and that they were trying to modernise the area on the other side of the alley is a lovely old church they are not compatible at all ..
I would be happy to take another photo in the summer Ojibway / Stroller i'm pleased that you found it interesting .....

23 Jan, 2012

 

I like that idea and look forward to seeing more pics through the seasons, thankyou Amy..

23 Jan, 2012

 

I like it, you can see the different textures it has created. I remember a TV programme a year or so ago when something similar was created, very interesting. Look foward to the summer photos :)

23 Jan, 2012

 

that is just amazing,

23 Jan, 2012

 

I would love to see it as it grows and flowers too,Amy..it should look great..I am just surprised ,like you,that the designers weren't made to make it fit in with those beautiful buildings of Norwich,at the planning stage..

23 Jan, 2012

 

Thats great, I love 'Verticle gardens' and wish there were more of them.

23 Jan, 2012

 

Well , Amy , I was in Norwich the other day , but never saw this ! I wouldn't go into Chapelfields that way so that's why I have missed it . Never heard mention of it either ; certainly a "way to go " for cities and towns .
Thank you , I'll take a peek soonest !

23 Jan, 2012

 

How fascinating Amy - thanks for showing us. Quite a few of those plants have white flowers, don't they, so it should look great once they're in bloom. :))

23 Jan, 2012

 

It almost looks like a landscape of fields whilst its all green, i like it.

perhaps they will extend the idea to lots of buildings, would it work on flats too?

23 Jan, 2012

 

fantasic Amy what a great wall and think more companys should do this and help the wildlife as its them who take up the green belts after all.

23 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thank you everyone I'm pleased that you enjoyed seeing it ..

Driad what a shame I didn't put this on last week you could have had a look at it in Norwich then , I hardly ever go into the shopping malls I would rather be in the little streets and lanes ,the Malls are all so much alike, have you walked down Elm Hill , if you haven't google it to see if you think it's worth a walk down next time you are in Norwich .
Sheila it looks as if I will have to remember my camera on all my shopping exhibitions in case of changes in the plants :o)
Sticki I suppose it would work anywhere there is a flat surface I suspect the initial outlay would be quite a lot...Thanks San , you are right any kind of plant life helps to sustain the wildlife they need all the help they can get .....

23 Jan, 2012

 

Delightful, well done M&S lovely choice of plants too, cant wait to see it in the summer, thanks Amy.

23 Jan, 2012

 

As has already been said - looks a little wierd at the moment. Hope your summer pics will show otherwise. Good that a big company is taking the trouble to DO SOMETHING about a very serious issue. Even if other companies in towns can't go to this level of expertise, they all have roofs - just a roof garden with perennial flowers would help bees and other insects and needn't cause too much extra cost or work. How aboiut it BHS, Next, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Tesco et al?????

24 Jan, 2012

 

That's amazing, and such a good idea. I've not heard of this before. Makes me want to patronise M&S even more than just their good range of knickers. The different textures and greens look like an enormous painting. Good for them!

24 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I will take summer pictures Angela / Nariz it would be a good idea if other companies did a similar thing even if it was on a smaller scale ..
LOL do you have M & S over there Gat or do you stock up here for your supply of ' Nic Noks ' as my grandaughter calls them :o)

24 Jan, 2012

 

Oh how I wish we did have M&S over here. No, I do a big shop and stock up on NicNoks once a year. And bras.

24 Jan, 2012

 

Know Elm Hill well , Amy ; we love all the little alleys , hate the Malls with vengence , they are so many peoples "countryside ".

24 Jan, 2012

 

Me too, Gattina! Had a lovely time in there just before Christmas!

24 Jan, 2012

 

Taking care of the nation's underwear ! That's M & S !

24 Jan, 2012

 

Well, someone has to!;-)))))))

24 Jan, 2012

 

I would hope so .

24 Jan, 2012

 

That is absolutely brilliant Well done to M & S

24 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't like them Driad , the shops are all the same in every town or city you go in .. I much prefer the little back individual streets ...

Gat / Nariz do you remember years ago when M & S had the St Michael labels in there undies ? when I was a little girl I could never understand why all my NicNoks and Liberty vests belonged to him LOL...

24 Jan, 2012

 

Yes, I remember! Having 'his' name emblazoned on my stuff made me feel rather superior to other beings who obviously got theirs from a far inferior place. (Nasty little brat!) Must have been the first foray into 'designer labels.' LOL

25 Jan, 2012

 

I used to work in the Oxford Street branch in my holidays, back in the early sixties. No self-service then! I served Petulia Clarke once - nasty, stuck-up, demanding "don't-you-know-who-I-am?" cow.(Sorry)
We were told that there was only one colour that M&S would never stock, but weren't told what it was. I reckoned it was yellow. Never worked out why they wouldn't stock it. Bearing in mind It was a Jewish owned and run store, I could never work out why they had St Michael as their emblem.

25 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Snooty Natiz LOL.. yes you are probably right about the D .labels back then ...
That's interesting Gat , I had to think about that I'm going to look in my wardrobes in a mo . do you know I don't think I have anything that is yellow ! I love orange which is just as well because I've seen a lot of it in the shops I think it must be the 'in' colour this year , I will be looking at the colours next time I'm in M & S to see if I can spot a missing one ...

25 Jan, 2012

 

I should imagine that rule went by the board years ago, Amy - we're talking about the early sixties, here!

25 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Yes Gat I'm sure your right ! I've been looking into M & S out of curiosity on Google , started by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer 1884 it seems that Simon Marks used the St Michael emblem in honour of his father Michael after his death and that St Michael was the Archangel the patron and guardian angel of the jewish people .. so that's your lesson for the day :o))

25 Jan, 2012

 

Wow! I'm impressed! And I shall try to remember that.

25 Jan, 2012

 

Ooh that is impressive Amy! Love the living wall part, I'm sure it will be beautiful in a few months time. I'm afraid I do agree about the rest of the facade....quite ugly and doesn't complement the natural theme at all, very unpleasing on the eye, those poor bees will have headaches by the time they reach the plants....Lol!

25 Jan, 2012

 

Yes I remember the St. Michael labels too, and the Keynote ones for Littlewoods, though of course you always went in there after you'd been to M&S first....Lol!

Like M&S Tesco was started by two Jewish men, the Co being Cohen, I can't remember was the Tes bit was from.

25 Jan, 2012

 

When I was first married (1963) we lived near Gants Hill, Ilford, and a shop we liked to use was called Cohen - I believe it was one of the early 'Tesco' shops.
I'm not 'snooty' now Amy - I fail to see what's behind the display of wearing 'designer labels.'

26 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

I'm glad you liked it Janey ,it seems that everybody has the same opinion of the Facade :o(
1963 was when I married Nariz I went into my first Tesco in Cambridge and thought how untidy and dirty it was , we hadn't been use to people walking round helping themselves consequently leaving a trail of destruction behind them, that was called Tesco they may have changed the name at that time , it was a long time before I saw any other shops ... OMG that was almost 50 years ago ..HELP !

26 Jan, 2012

 

How interesting Amy. Thank you for showing this to us. I look forward to seeing some summer photos too!

26 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thank you Poppy ,I'm glad you found it interesting :o))

26 Jan, 2012

 

Wow amazing

26 Jan, 2012

 

M&S was St Michael ( well reserched there , girl sleuth ) and I think that Woolies was St Margaret .
I'm not talking about bodices with rubber buttons on them , because I 've tried to forget them ! They could have left one damaged for life ! (Lol....)

26 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Thanks Scotkat .. You remember them to Driad LOL.. those little rubber buttons I'd forgotten about those who ever invented them didn't want us to get out of them in a hurry : o) BTW St Margarets was mentioned in the artical as being before St Michael , I think I should go back to have another look at it !

26 Jan, 2012

 

Oooh! I remember liberty bodices! When I learned about chastity belts in History at school I thought we hadn't come very far from that! I can also remember having thick winter stockings that buttoned onto the bottom of the liberty bodice! Although I think my Mum gave up trying to force me into that lot by the time I was around 5 years old!

27 Jan, 2012

 

OMG,the Liberty bodice ! remember it well too..on top of a wool itchy vest,and navy blue knickers with a pocket ! why a pocket ? not the most convenient place for a hankie.:o)....about St,Michael...I think both,or one of the founders,,started off in Leeds with a market stall,as there was a big Jewish community there....I don't often buy from there anymore,as all the sizing changed when they started having clothes made abroad,and their trousers are no good to me now...only shoes,as they still do half sizes,and the occasional plain jumper...

27 Jan, 2012

 

I'm fairly certain St Margaret was the female clothing trademark of M&S, and St Michael the men's clothing, then they dropped poor old Saint Margaret and combined everything under St Michael. Don't talk to me about liberty bodices - I still have permanent welts! Does anyone else remember wearing leggings? Like very long spats with buttons, that came down over the tops of your shoes. I also remember wearing aertex shirts in white, pale pink, pale green and lemon, with cotton socks and knickers to match. And brown Startrite T strap sandals in summertime? And black plimsolls (they called them "daps" at my school)?

27 Jan, 2012

 

Oh Gattina . . . you're bringing it all back! Yup, navy knickers, aertex shirts and daps for "gym". :(((

27 Jan, 2012

 

Ah! The good old days!!!!!

27 Jan, 2012

 

Why did they have pockets in them ? Weren't they the most awful artical of clothing ?
And gym knickers ...... we had to wear knickers under them . ( Like the girls who joined the Army in the War ; they were called Harvest Festivals , because in them "all
was safely gathered in " !)
Liberty Bodice mention can always light a spark .
Off on hols tomorrow , so I won't be around for a week .
Lol......

27 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

The memories are flooding back , My aunt always had her sewing machine at the ready she use to make mine and my cousins hats they must have been two triangles of fabric stitched up with ribbons for ties because they always had points on top like a pixie .I nearly died with embarresment when we had to wear them, to this day I'm not comfortable wearing a hat !
Happy Holiday Driad tell us about it when you come back :o))

27 Jan, 2012

 

Lol,Driad..that was a good description! have a great holiday,you won't have the weather that's forecast for us next week,at least..no smug grinning,when you are sunning yourself ! ..well,just a little smirk! :o)

Amy,I remember those hats, and they were known as Pixie hats ! Mine were hand knitted ,but looked just as unbecoming ..but at least everyone wore them,and as we weren't fashion conscious,it was just the norm then..I had long plaits in my hair, and how I hated having that done every morning..they were so tight and pulled back..it was like having a face lift,or looking oriental ! Lol.

27 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

LOL .. Sandra I can't stop giggling I wonder if I should grow plaits today to pull the wrinkles up LOL...

27 Jan, 2012

 

No comment,Amy ! Lol..but cheaper than surgery :o))))))
and I had the blasted things till I was ready to go to high school.! my dad was against me having my hair cut,but I was mortified at the thought of a new school,having plaits..My mum took me to to the hairdressers,unbeknown to him,and what a mess she made of the cut..my mum told me not to take my hat off on the bus..how's that for boosting confidence ? Lol...they never spoke to each other that evening .:o)

27 Jan, 2012

 

I have heard hair pulled tightly back into a ponytail called a Coventry facelift (why Coventry?). Maybe we should think of plaits as a Yorkshire facelift!
Does ANYONE wear plaits these days? I can't remember the last time I saw a girl with them. My best friend when I was about 10, Veronica Allen, had a single, long plait that hung so far down her back she could sit on it. How I envied her that. My Mum wouldn't let me grow my hair long however much I pleaded, (or should that be "plead"?) so it was a most unbecoming side parting and a kirby grip for me, and every few weeks she would give me a haircut - a bit of a "tupenny all-off" so she didn't have to do it too often. Mortifying.

28 Jan, 2012

 

My biggest embarrassment with hair was when Mum decided to give me a 'home perm!' I already had curly hair and the resulting stinky mess on my head just turned it into a mountain of frizz that stuck out on one side! I'd have killed for one of your hats then, Amy!

28 Jan, 2012

 

I had forgotten about that hair style,Gattina..! pudding basin cut ..very flattering..:o)..my,we must have looked a sight ..mine took so long to dry too..and no hairdryers either..it's a wonder I didn't have 3rd degree burns,from the heat of the coal fire !..only ''corned beef'' mottling on our legs ,as we called it ..there's another blast from the past !..Looking back,it reads more than 50 odd years ago..and we had a tin bath in front of the fire..another weekly Friday night beauty treatment,along with the hair !
No bathroom ,so it hung on the staircase wall,the rest of the time...outside loo,at the end of our row of cottages..not even at the bottom of the garden,as .had no garden ! It seemed like luxury when we moved to Cumbria,to a brand new 3 bedroomed house..with mod cons..and my own bedroom..had to share with parents till I was seven,as it was only a one up,one down...but a happy time,as I remember.but a struggle for mum,as dad was away fighting for most of it..

28 Jan, 2012

 

I have, somewhere, a tiny, very creased black and white photo of a little blonde-white-haired soapy (Wright's coal tar soap) muppet in a tin bath on the livingroom table, in front of the only fire in the whole house. This was me. It must have been round about the dreadful winter of 1947, when people died of the incredible cold, strict and niggardly rationing was still in force, and you couldn't get fuel for love or money. The bath was normally kept hanging on the garage wall. I also remember the stink of our old black-enamelled paraffin stove, used, pretty ineffectively, to take the chill off the kitchen first thing in the morning. There was pretty much a permanent layer of ice on the inside of windows, and the loo was outside and unlit. It was my nightmare of a spidery nemesis. We survived. There was no choice.

28 Jan, 2012

 

Well, I don't think its weird, or a ghastly colour combination, or any of the other critical comments - its 4 shades of green currently, no mean feat at this time of year, and I like the flow of it - looks like paths with borders, with the bit nearest the bottom in light green looking like water, almost. Be fab when flowers arrive at different times, I can just imagine the armeria in a mass of flower in May.
I'm only sorry that my sister no longer lives in Norwich and I won't get to see this myself.

28 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Bamboo , I don't think it was the actual planting that people didn't agree with it was more the building wall ,the black and white checkered look doesn't show the planting off to it's full advantage ,I think the planting is fantastic , what a shame your sister isn't living in Norwich any more you will miss your visits !

Gat~ Nariz ~Sandra you could rewrite history as seen through a childs eye :o))

I'm having computer probs so am quickly on and off to check whats working etc... !!!

28 Jan, 2012

 

Lol Amy! It's already been done a million times! I don't think todays' youngsters would believe our tales as they sit in a centrally-heated house with their mobile pohone, playstation and television in their own room! Happy memories of Jack Frost on the INSIDE of my bedroom window! ;o)

29 Jan, 2012

 

LOL, Nariz! A (youngish) friend remarked to me the other day, "It was so cold in the bedroom, I could see my breath!!!!!"
So? That was the norm for us in winter. Daughter keeps her central heating going full blast from about October onwards, day and night, whether she's there or not. She complains about her utility bills and ALWAYS seems to have coughs and colds and earaches. We scarcely use our central heating, except in the depths of winter, and then only for an hour or so round about getting up time so the towelrails and bathrooms are warm for the morning shower. We may not always be in the best of health, but I think that's old age rather than anything else. I think a little hardship is not always such a bad thing. As our parents used to say, "Stop moaning! It's character-building!"

29 Jan, 2012

 

some things have changed for the better,thank goodness..but we survived the experiences,just as our children will relate their 'hard times'.to theirs...a lot of them still are having them,but publicity in the media ,make us more aware of the terrible things that are happening,..cruelty and abuse.I know they would have been suffering in our day too,,but things were kept under wraps more then...and suffered in silence ..I'm glad there are the facilities in place for them to talk openly now,and to us,their parents..Mine didn't do much of that,even though they were fairly broadminded....

29 Jan, 2012

 

Right with you, Gattina! Feeling cold? Put another jumper on! Very rarely get coughs or colds now in this healthy mountain air. ALWAYS suffered with them when I was at work - mainly due to commuting with sniffy travellers who should have stayed home instead of spreading their germs in a humid train carriage!

I think the 'hardships' that children have now will be much harder to overcome than the 'hardships' we oldies had. Life is so competitive now - and not in any way that counts like education, REAL talent in any form or REAL ambition. Children just want to be 'famous' and TV programmes like 'X Factor' or 'I'm a Celebrity - Get Me Out Of Here' are not helping!

30 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Do you remember the bottles of frozen milk at school ? the crates were put in front of the fire to thaw and then you were sent out into the playground to run round to warm you up and to use the outside loos , there use to be a horrible tin mug chained to the tap if you wanted a drink of water it smelt and tasted awful ,,yuk !
there was no way that you would have been allowed to leave the juniors without being able to quote all your times tables ,the assistants can't add two things together in shops today ..

30 Jan, 2012

 

Well, that's what calculators are for, Amy! Duh! I still add columns and columns of figures up, and don't often make mistakes, but I do find that if I don't practice, I get rusty. Don't own a calculator.
I remember the winter of '62/63, the milk bottles on the doorstep (yes, the milkman still managed to do his rounds) had tall columns of frozen milk pushing up under the tinfoil caps, and we found a bird dead and frozen to the apple-tree branch in our front garden, poor little thing.

30 Jan, 2012

 

That was the winter of 'planning the wedding for May' so my head was in the clouds most of the time! Wish I hadn't bothered now! Wasted a perfectly good Winter!

31 Jan, 2012

amy
Amy
 

That was the March that I was married 1963 it was snowing so hard when we came out of the church the photographers packed everybody into cars then we had to go to their studio in Ely to take the photos ,I've always disliked those photos instead of the pretty little village church in the back ground we had plain white walls :o( Was it that bad Nariz ?
Poor little bird Gat ,thats something I've never seen ~~ I own a calculater because I use to do accounts but for every day stuff it's all in the head , it's good to keep your brain active .......

31 Jan, 2012

 

It felt worse later, Amy, because (if you remember) that was the era when a 'stiff upper lip' had to be kept. Divorce was only for royalty and celebrities - not for 'ordinary' folk like us. 'Make the best of it' was the mantra I was brought up by. So ... I tolerated it for 25 years - then my common sense kicked in. All gone now! Common sense alive and well and living in Paradise. Heard 'on the grapevine' that bloke who made my life a misery now has no contact with his own family and our daughters decided to 'divorce' him when I did. Wonder if that sad lonely old man will ever realise he did it to himself! I don't look at the photos of THAT day anymore, but I remember it being cold and windy so I, too, had to have photos taken inside as my veil kept blowing around and obscuring faces!

1 Feb, 2012

 

Well done, Nariz. It's never too late to start thinking about yourself, and you obviously made the right decision.
We decided to "Do the wedding on the cheap" and put the money we saved towards a deposit on our first home. We haven't regretted it. We married in a little registry office, only invited immediate family, I made my own dress and bouquet, and we had a lovely meal at the local country club afterwards. I find it hard to comprehend why young couples burden themselves with large amounts of debt buying "The perfect day". It's possibly only to impress friends, anyway. We had a fair amount of hurt incomprehension when we didn't invite the world and his wife, but it was "Our day", and our choice, not anyone else's. Sorry if I've offended any GoY big spenders out there!

1 Feb, 2012

 

That's why Partner and I have never married - why waste all that lovely cash on pleasing a few folk with a party when we KNOW we were meant to be together and no piece of paper or lack of celebration will prove otherwise.

1 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Well done Nariz ,I'm so glad you had the courage to make the move and made the right choice ,it must be hell on earth living with someone you can't get on with no piece of paper will make you any happier , our wedding was done on the cheap as well Gat ,I don't think anybody had big weddings in those days unless they were very rich , my bridesmaids dresses were borrowed ! plus we didn't have any of the silly disco parties and things that they have these days , you had some food and then went home !

1 Feb, 2012

 

We don't feel any the less married for it, do we Amy?

1 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Not at all Gat , we didn't have the pressure then of magazines , TV etc. telling us what we should or shouldn't be having , it made me feel sick when I saw the coverage of that stupid Jordan's wedding, what a mockery that was !! this has come a long way from the ' living wall ' LOL...

1 Feb, 2012

 

Who's Jordan, and who did he marry?? ;o))))

2 Feb, 2012

 

Jordan, aka Katie Price, Gattina ...

2 Feb, 2012

 

I was joking, actually, Bamboo! How can anyone escape the awful woman and her anterior bazookas?

2 Feb, 2012

 

One glimpse of her and the TV channel is changed IMMEDIATELY! To ANYTHING! ANYTHING but that crass pumped-up attention-seeker! Yuk! Even Partner says "why does she think she's God's gift to men?!!" and he's not averse to appreciating the female form.

3 Feb, 2012

 

Big chest,small brain,no talent.!..what a way to get publicity....a big turn off to most people ,I think..at least she won't ever fall flat on her face..:o)

3 Feb, 2012

 

LOL! But just think about this, fellow Goyers, How rich has all that makeup, self-publicity, stupidity and silicone made her? Maybe not so stupid after all. However, riches don't buy anyone happiness.

3 Feb, 2012

 

Maybe so,but trying to rescue a downhill 'career' is very deflating to the ego..she would do better to deflate the plastic..and live in the real world..!

3 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

LOL ... if she did fall flat on her face she would need help to pull her back up ... I wonder if she is feeling so clever with all this fuss about health reports and implants leaking , is anyone's life worth that , why do woman put themselves through it ? if someone doesn't want me as nature intended , tough they can't be worth having !! I appreciate that sometimes it's a cosmetic necessity for medical reasons ...

3 Feb, 2012

 

Just have to add my ten pence worth to this thread as Jordan/Katie is a Brightonian ... not too far away from where I live ... she came into an Italian restaurant in The Lanes one evening whilst ourselves, daughter and some University friends were eating ... place was very busy and she demanded a table using the old 'Don't you know who I am?' tactic ... basically she was laughed at by some of the customers and management told her to join the queue for a table ... she left and the restaurant erupted into a round of applause ... lol! . . . . .

3 Feb, 2012

 

Hoorah!! I wish I'd been there.
I used to work for a big travel agent in Manchester, and one day our dear little receptionist was given the same "Do you have any idea who I am?" by some minor Coronation Street character(John Savident? Ring any bells? I've never watched a single episode.), when she told him he would have to join the queue to see a consultant. She told him "No" and he said scathingly "Don't you watch television?" and she came back, quick as a flash "Only the quality stuff." We all had a dreadful time keeping our faces straight, and she got a round of applause, too, not only from the staff, but the other waiting customers. (We did wait until he had left, though)

3 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Great I love it when people stand their ground and don't let these snobby types walk all over them !
Gat my daughter was the manager of 2 travel agents Norwich and Kings Lynn, she loved it and all the travelling before she had her children ....

3 Feb, 2012

 

Yes, it does have its advantages!

3 Feb, 2012

 

Well done to ANYONE who puts these people in their place! Why don't they realise they're only famous because we PAY them to be so. Without OUR input they'd only be demi-Gods like the rest of us. ;o)

4 Feb, 2012

 

That's really strange, Nariz, I was convinced you had full Goddess status!

4 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Only when she's standing on her soap box Gat ...LOL.. only joking Naritz ;o)

4 Feb, 2012

 

Working towards it, Gattina! Yes, I do get a bit 'soapbox-ish sometimes, don't I Amy! I shall have to rein myself in a bit .... or should that be 'reign?' ;o)

4 Feb, 2012

amy
Amy
 

Oh NO !! Nariz ,it wouldn't be any fun if you stepped down / abdicated we love you as you are :o))

4 Feb, 2012

 

Pedestal an' all!

4 Feb, 2012

 

Aw, gee, shucks!

5 Feb, 2012

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