That’s A Wrap – Highs And Lows

HIGHS

Cinnabon I cannot explain how beautiful these are with a Latte or strangely a mug of boiling water. On the foodie thread Borlottie on Baggot Street do a wonderful Bacon Butty. Fattening up for the cold winter ahead. Any old excuse.

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Art in all its glory here is a beautiful feature on the seven ages of an artist. The Guardian Culture section is the best around.

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Egon Schiele’s Self-Portrait with Physalis, Guardian

The fabric of India at the V&A – I am looking forward to feasting my eyes on this exhibition in a few weeks time.

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 Zara reopened in Dundrum and I am impressed and still very much an addict. Large shop, inviting selection and less queuing.

I love Myla Dalbesio, she is a wonderful writer, artist and yes she models too but it doesn’t define her. She is called a ‘curvy’ model although she, like me is a size 10, as someone once said a bit of softness in a woman is nice once it is of the healthy variety. She also takes wonderfully honest shots of women and here they are in Some Girls by Myla Dalbesio

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Angela Scanlon’s style commandments are in Image Magazine and they are a real treat.

This Irish style bible turned 40 too. Happy Birthday guys.

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It’s the little things, and now more than ever we need these little things and to appreciate them – a new bed, clothes rail and an up close and personal picture of this deer taken by my dear mum.

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This brave man saved hundreds of lives in Beirut 

Hmmm here is the Sainsbury’s ad, it may beat the others……. You decide.

Ready or not the Christmas lights are being turned on. Check out what’s happening this festive period in this great city of ours.

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Forget about being a Father Ted addict test yourself on your Friends Knowledge, look at these sneaky changes.

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98FM’s The Naked Breakfast is back – PPI winning I might add. Taking place in the RDS the 100% live show has no pre-records, no safety net… just LIVE music, LIVE guests, a LIVE audience, LIVE jingles and a host of exciting guests from the world of music and comedy – this year it will be broadcast in front of 1,000 people on Friday the 27th November. I enjoyed every second last year and am happy to be taking part this year too.

Steve Jobs the movie, the premiere was lovely, the film was even better.

Or see The Lady in the Van with the lovely Maggie Smith.

I always wanted to be a country singing sensation. Rainey Qualley is a beaut.

The day the music died. David Hoff, no hassel anymore.

I was in Cork on RTE Today.

I joined Journalist with the Irish Examiner Noel Baker where we talked Poppy, Ebay Break-ups and Public Floggings.

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Another enjoyable time with the Midday ladies. I was on with Barbara Scully, Terry Prone, Sarina Bellissimo and of course the wonderful host Elaine Crowley.

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Hanging with my gorgeous nieces. Lots of kicking mulshy leaves, rolling off the couch and assembling puzzles. And that was just me.

I don’t think we need to get our hoo-ha’s out at the Christmas Party. Let’s keep it classy. Here are some recent drops. From Asos, Dunnes Stores Edit, Zara and Warehouse.

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New beauty products. I am enjoying Charlotte Tilbury’s Gold Bar Highlighter and Manga Rock Volumnious Mascara from L’Oreal.

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I was very excited to record a Podcast with fashion blogger and Tatler Art Director Emma. We talked about anything and everything.

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A section of the world famous Broadway in Manhattan has been named after Michael Flatley.  Speaking at the renaming ceremony, the star told The Independent “I am delighted and honoured – for me, opening the show on Broadway is a dream come true”. Ah we’ll give him that one.

No.1’s in the 90s and here are three 90s acts not to miss next year

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I am honoured to be a panelist on East Coast FM. I will be reviewing a selection of books for Christmas over the coming weeks. I’ll update you when I get my books on Friday.

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I don’t like women being objectified but my lord the Victoria’s Secrets models…….. Even Marks and Spencer is jumping on the bandwagon.

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I love my friends.….But hmmm I’m not sure about this.

Apple is to expand its plant in Hollyhill in Cork, providing up to an additional 1,000 jobs over the 18 months.

I.T Nerds rejoice everywhere.

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LOWS

129 people were killed in Paris on Friday night. Paris is in mourning, the rest of the world is in shock. Tonight French officials say a manhunt is underway after a suspect in the Paris attacks managed to escape. Three brothers are believed to have been involved in the terror attack in Paris on Friday.

It is a sad time for Parisians but it is a sad time for humankind on the whole. Being in the newsroom it can sometimes become too much but we do need to keep some perspective and not let fear prevail or terrorists triumph.

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crash on the M50 on Wednesday claimed the life of a woman. The woman was 47 and believed to be from Co Offaly. The motorway remained closed for seven hours after the collision.

Beirut – At least 43 people were killed and more than 240 wounded on Thursday in two suicide bomb blasts claimed by Islamic State in a crowded residential district in Beirut’s southern suburbs.

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Berkeley families launch legal action. The nightmare will never end for these families and I understand the reasoning behind this.

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10 people died in a train crash in Strasbourg 

Bodies were found in Germany during the week. This story is grim.

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Ray Darcy interviewed Pammy and it was so uncomfortable to watch. She was a gem, a lady to her fingertips.  There was the inevitable backlash on Twitter.

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This model’s career was destroyed after she took part in a simple ad campaign.

Kay – at it again. Mind. Blown.

One in five Irish adults admit to accessing the internet every waking hour. New research also shows a quarter of us seek medical advice from the internet. EEK. Put down the mouse.

Clare’s first citizen, Cllr James Breen has called for corporal punishment to be introduced into the Irish legal system as a means of deterring criminals from targeting vulnerable rural dwellers. Nothing to do with a small matter of an election on the horizon. Nothing at all.

And it is turning colder but let’s mind each-other and keep the chins up.

Rebecca

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