Thought for the day

powell-eleanor_01“What we are is God’s gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.”

– Eleanor Powell

Eleanor Powell was the most accomplished dancer associated with Fred Astaire in 1940.  She left her career to have a family but when she returned, cinema had moved on without her.

Fred Astaire 2

By 1933, he’d made two films and she’d made twenty but when both Broadway stars hooked up for the Carioca, it was the start of 10 films together.  What she initially lacked in dancing skill, she more than made up for in chemistry.  He gave full credit where it was due and said she’d made the pair of them though it’s probably true that he catapulted her to stardom.

Silly Week #Final entry

hotelnoticeTime to trot these hotel notices out again:

1. In a Tokyo Hotel: Is forbitten to steal hotel towels please. If you are not person to do such thing is please not to read notis.

2. In another Japanese hotel room: Please to bathe inside the tub.

3. In a Leipzig elevator: Do not enter the lift backwards, and only when lit up.

4. In a Paris hotel elevator: Please leave your values at the front desk.

Laura Dekker departs Wed, Aug 4, 09:00

Laura Dekker posted this yesterday:

It’s so great that I can officially set sail and that will be on Wednesday, August  4 at 9:00 AM.  Finally I sail away at sea, in the company of my father for the trip to Portugal.

The date of departure from Portugal is not yet known. But I will keep you informed.  On the picture you can see my schoolbooks that are all ready for my journey.


Abby Sunderland had posted this a few days earlier: