‘Jean Harlow’ seeks her ‘William Powell’

Alright, I was going to post something different here to this, but it can wait, hopefully end up being more entertaining than a cynical piece about Royal Ascot. Inspiration for this, firmly credited to my friend, Teri Cross Chetwood, btw (pretty sure its not her real name!)

On Facebook today, she posted this (I’m assuming language isnt a concern here?)

I f’ing swear to God, if one more Facebook guy I’ve never laid eyes on asks me to marry him, I’m opening a mail order bride service on here. I don’t know you. I’m not marrying you. And I’m not setting you up with any of my friends. That’s how I manage to keep my friends. By not pimping them out to total strangers!

But yes, it happens, mainly for me, young men from the Indian sub continent, looking for an easy passage to England, who see marrying a local as the best way to do it. Me, I see through them in about 30 seconds, and they get blocked pretty quickly.

Lets face it, if I’m having anyone contact me about love, and romance, he (or she)’s either going to be in the UK, or possibly in the US, most likely about my age, but not in India, and 30 years younger than me! Besides which, even if I was looking for a man to wine and dine me, he’s going to be able to do it, and not just beg me for money to get to England. Seriously, I’m not looking, but as I’ve been told, ‘that person’ might just walk into my life, and who knows where that might lead?

But as I replied

Who knows, I might get to Hollywood next year, find the ‘William Powell’ of my dreams, and we can live a happy married life, as he, and Jean should have been able to. But the words, pigs fly, do come to mind on that front!

Or even of course, he might decide to date ‘Jean’ in Kansas City, in September, where she was born! No, he doesnt have to look like Powell, that goes without saying, just be as sweet as Powell seems to have been to her, judging by most things I’ve read about him. He’d need to be brave, taking on a woman with 15 years of solo living behind her, but I guess I could change, even without my mind being controlled lol!

He might even read this, here in the UK for all I know! But in all likelihood, I wont find him, or him find me, or even exist, far more likely! But lets face it, ‘Harlow’ meeting ‘Powell’ in Hollywood would have to be the ultimate irony, and sweet story.

Oh, the video, something I suspect I’m unlikely to hear, but you can never tell…

Just looking (for a part of) New England

Just a quick posting, so that you dont think I’m ignoring you. I’m not, its just that work is hell at present, and blogging comes well down the list of priorities, funnily enough. Hopefully, in a few weeks, I might get chance to blog from New England, instead of ‘Old’ England, but dont quote me on that, I have no idea, quite literally as to what is planned for my trip. Kate knows, James might know some of the details, but me, beyond landing at Logan Airport, not a clue!

I know I need the break, and some sleep, and lets leave it at that for now. Looking forward to escaping the insanity of work, and only regret will be the coming back afterwards, assuming I do lol! I know, I wish, but…

Ah, but just when you assume this is the umpteenth blog in the build up to my holiday, I’ll prove you wrong. How good is your memory? A few weeks back, I mentioned a writer going by the name of Big Daddy Five, and how good his stories were. Well suffice to say, many of those stories have vanished from the EMCSA for a good reason, he’s writing professionally. Oh, and in a story writer sense, he’s changed gender too, now going by the name of Teri Chetwood. But the gender change (as far as I know) is as fictional as the fabulous Cornwall sisters, Thea and Lacy, and all their friends. Thankfully I’m still reading all his/her stuff, I’d kill him/her if I couldnt lol!

Oh, and they’ve set up ‘in opposition’ with their own blog, probably far more entertaining than mine. You can find it at


If nothing else, its quite funny. And that leads me to the tenuous connection to this video, guess where the sisters originate from? Yes, Bangor, Maine, though given they are fictional, and now live most of the time in L.A, I wouldnt go hunting them down. I doubt I will get as far north as Bangor, but nothing would surprise me. Technically I shall pass right over the top of it, at about 30,000 feet, on the way into Boston.

Please note, Bangor is warmer at this time of year, as opposed to the video lol!