On Red Heads: Keep Calm and Kiss a Ginger!

“In England we burnt redheads at the stake, because we thought they were witches. There are still young redheads in Britain getting ripped for having red hair. ‘Oy, Ginger!’ ” – Damian Lewis

source: people.com
source: people.com

Happy Kiss a Ginger Day! 🙂

I am a red head! BUT… Not a real one. I am a fake red head who decided to be one in my mid-30s. So I have only enjoyed the perks of being a red head woman (Ok, I am not Christina Hendricks, but still…) and have never been bullied because of that.

I have always liked red heads. My childhood idol was a red head girl that was strong enough to carry a horse. Oh, I ADORED Pippi Longstocking!  Continue reading “On Red Heads: Keep Calm and Kiss a Ginger!”

Happy Birthday, Elvis Presley!

source: fanpop.com
source: fanpop.com

Elvis Presley would have been 88 today. We thought it would be a lot of FUN to celebrate the King’s birthday here and give Elvis a cool birthday present on behalf of a big fan!

That fan is Damian Lewis 😀

Damian was Kirsty Young’s Castaway on Desert Island Discs back in November 2014:

“Up until I was about the age of 18, I thought, I was Elvis, returned, and spent a lot of my time putting shaving foam, oddly, through my hair and relentlessly coiffing my quiff, and any opportunity getting into my skinny pair of black jeans and my winklepickers and my paisley shirt from Kensington market.”

You can hear the entire podcast here and Elvis bit is at 04:34. Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Elvis Presley!”

Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at “The Outstanding Actor” Book Launch

In my experience, one of the best returns in an educator’s life is to see her former students graduate and thrive in their careers. It feels so good when a former student sends an email saying: “Hey professor, I had taken such and such class with you and then you wrote for me a letter of recommendation and I got into law school and now I am doing very well at such and such company. Thank you.” You simply feel you have, in fact, touched THAT life and in a very good way, too! I just cannot think of a better reward for an educator. Otherwise, what’s the point?

And that’s why it was lovely to see that Damian Lewis did write the foreword for his drama school teacher Ken Rea’s book The Outstanding Actor and giving a speech at the book launch party back in 2015 🙂

Continue reading “Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis at “The Outstanding Actor” Book Launch”

Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis’ “very own ‘Enry”

Hilary Mantel’s third and final volume of Wolf Hall series “The Mirror and The Light” came out in the US on March 10, 2020. BBC announced that the TV adaptation of the new Wolf Hall volume is in works. As I cannot wait to see Damian Lewis wear the crown as Henry VIII one more time sooner than later, here is the sweet story behind Damian’s “very own ‘Enry” from Knitting Witch UK! Continue reading “Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis’ “very own ‘Enry””

Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory at MET Gala 2013

Metropolitan Museum of Art is, for me, the CROWN JEWEL of all art museums in the United States. It has an amazing collection of art from all different periods and different places in the world that one of my favorite pastimes is to go to the MET and just get lost and indulge myself in the incredible art for the whole day. Continue reading “Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory at MET Gala 2013”