Feb 282011

Month in the Country with Kenneth Brannagh

Colin Firth was born on Sept 10th 1960, into an academic family – his father David a history lecturer at King Alfred’s College, in Winchester, his mother a lecturer on comparative religions at the Open University.

He spent his very early childhood in Nigeria and part of it in St Louis, Missouri before returning to Eastleigh in Hampshire.

His desire to become an actor was formed at infant’s school when he played Jack Frost in the Christmas pantomine.


colin age 8

Colin age 8


Colin Firth college 1979



Colin Firth modelling in 1984

Colin Firth modelling in 1984

Colin Firth program

Colin Firth program


Colin Firth in the eighties

Colin Firth in the eighties

Colin Firth Bridget Jones walk of fame

Colin Firth Bridget Jones walk of fame

Livia Giuggioli and Colin Married June 1997

Livia Giuggioli and Colin Married June 1997

Colin Firth Kings Speech

Colin Firth Kings Speech


 6:33 pm  Art
Feb 282011
The Cora Sun Shaped Diamond on Display

At 110 carats, the price of the Cora Sun-Drop is as closely guarded as the diamond itself. Technically, it’s priceless as there isn’t another one like it in the world. But of course, that ‘priceless’ tag will eventually be testd when the diamond eventually comes up for sale. The stone, which took six months to [READ MORE…]

 3:04 pm  Jewellery
Feb 182011
Charles Trenet 'La Mer' Anniversary

Practically everyone has heard the song – La Mer. Not everyone realises that the song was written and sung by Charles Trenet – who was often known as ‘The singing fool’. Charles Trenet let us have the image of a smiling man, always happy, who, with his famous rolling-brimmed hat, impressed crowds with his shock [READ MORE…]

 4:58 pm  Art
Feb 182011
BaselWorld New Watches 2011

BASELWORLD will be opening its doors to the public between March 24th and March 31st 2011 in Basel Switzerland. It promises to be an exciting exhibition with over 2,000 companies displaying products from industries including watches, jewellery and precious-stones. Whatever the product, the information you need will be there. Here we present – courtesy of [READ MORE…]

 4:32 pm  Watches
Feb 162011
Luxury cotton bed linen and towels for your home

The Chateau Company’s sensuous collection of luxury bed linens, toweling products, and perfumed candles was created from a love of classical, elegant, and romantic style. Craftsmen make all their products to exacting standards only from the highest quality natural materials, they then ship them packaged and  ready to use as gifts Quality is never compromised and they offer [READ MORE…]

Feb 142011
European Top Business Hotels 2010

The European Top Business Hotels 2010 according to Hotels.info: No matter whether they are mobile self-employed persons, employees of SMEs or frequent travellers from an international company – they all spend several nights a week in hotels. It had to be asked in which hotels such business travellers preferred to spend the night during 2010. [READ MORE…]

 4:20 pm  Travel
Feb 112011
Paul Gauguin Fails, Pablo Picasso Rises

A Paul Gauguin painting displayed for the first time in 15 years failed to sell at Christie’s London auction on Wednesday. Nature Morte A L’Esperance had been expected to fetch up to £10 million ($16 million) at the Christie’s sale but no buyer could be found. The piece was painted by the French artist in [READ MORE…]

 4:35 am  Art, Lifestyle & Leisure
Feb 092011
Bond Gives Bentley Carte Blanche

Bond is back, and as ever he is sporting the best in luxury cars. In the pages of Carte Blanche, the new James Bond book by international best-selling author Jeffery Deaver, the fictional British spy has continued with his classic preference of luxury sports car by selecting the breathtaking new Bentley Continental GT as his [READ MORE…]

 11:45 pm  Motoring
Feb 092011
Nick Faldo Golf Series

The Faldo Golf Series Europe just gets bigger and better each year. Featuring a record 19 events in 12 different countries, including a Middle East Championship in Bahrain, the Series will include three new events in the Czech Republic, Wales and England. “I am delighted to see the Faldo Series Europe schedule providing more opportunity [READ MORE…]

 11:23 pm  Golf, Outdoor Living
Feb 082011
Embrace the romantic side of your city break this Valentine's

WHERE TO PROPOSE: In Munich: For the ultimate Munich proposal you can’t get much more romantic than a horse drawn carriage ride. Hans Holzmann organises tours through the English Garden as well as through the pedestrian zone of the metropolis. Head to Bernatka Bridge to pop the question then once you’ve sworn undying love to each [READ MORE…]

 10:16 pm  Travel