Monday, 30 June 2014

Today I'm channelling... Lena Horne


"It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it."
Lena Horne, born today 1917

Friday, 27 June 2014

Today I'm channelling... Vera Wang

"I am not the sort of woman who would wear high heels with a bathing suit, let's get that straight right now."
Vera Wang, 65 today

Thursday, 26 June 2014

Today I'm channelling... Nora Ephron



"Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you will choose not to be a lady.  I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. I also hope that you will chose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women."
Nora Ephron, who died two years ago today #RIP #stillmuchmissed

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Today I'm channelling... Carly Simon


"A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars."
Carly Simon, 69 today

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Monday, 23 June 2014

Today I'm channelling... Alan Turing


"We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done."
Alan Turing, born today 1912

Friday, 20 June 2014

Today I'm channelling... Lillian Hellman

"I cannot, and I will not, cut my conscience to this year's fashion."
Lillian Hellman, born today 1905

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Today I'm channelling... Kathleen Turner


"A woman my age is not supposed to be attractive or sexually appealing. I just get kind of tired of that."
Kathleen Turner, 60 today

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Today I'm channelling... Isabella Rossellini


"I believe in a set of values I cannot live by. I set high goals for myself. I seek perfection... But ultimately what I long for isn't far away at all. It's in my own backyard."
Isabella Rossellini, 62 today

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Monday, 16 June 2014

Friday, 13 June 2014

Today I'm Channelling... the Dolly-Lama

Dolly Parton week, day five


"I'm not offended by dumb blonde jokes, because I'm not dumb - and I'm not blonde either."

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Today I'm Channelling... the Dolly-Lama

Dolly Parton week, day four


"If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one."

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Today I'm Channelling... the Dolly-lama

Dolly Parton week, day three


"Don't get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life."

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Today I'm Channelling... the Dolly-Lama

Dolly Parton week, day two



"The way I see it, you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain."


Monday, 9 June 2014

Today (and every day this week) I'm channelling... The Dolly-Lama

Dolly Parton's UK tour began yesterday and her new album Blue Smoke is out tomorrow. This week's Today I'm Channelling is dedicated to her Dolly-ness.


"Find out who you are and do it on purpose."

Friday, 6 June 2014

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Today I'm channelling... Ray Bradbury


"We are cups constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out."
Ray Bradbury, died today 2012

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Today I'm channelling... Angelina Jolie


"People will always say that you're going the wrong way, when it's simply a way of your own."
Angelina Jolie, 39 today

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Today I'm channelling... Josephine Baker


"I wasn't really naked. I simply didn't have any clothes on."
Josephine Baker, born today 1906

Monday, 2 June 2014

Today I'm channelling... Marilyn Monroe

Brilliant picture of Monroe reading Ulysses by Eve Arnold


"If I'd observed all the rules, I'd never have got anywhere."
Marilyn Monroe, born yesterday 1926