How to work out your Star Wars name.

The Urban myth machine has it that George Lucas uses a “formula” to create all of those strange sounding names you see in the Star Wars trilogy and the Phantom Menace (Jar Jar Binks, ObiWan, etc.).

To see what your Star Wars name might be according to the suggested “formula”,
follow the steps below….

Your Star Wars First Name:

1. Take the first 3 letters of your last name.
2. Add to that, the first 2 letters of your first name.

Your Star Wars Last Name:

1. Take the first 2 letters of your mother’s maiden name.
2. Add the first 3 letters of the name of the town in which you were born.

This is your Star Wars name!

So following that logic the person who invented Jar Jar’s last name was born somewhere beginning Nks…… interesting.
Personally I just think they make them up as they go along.

Answers on a Carpo Dots please….

 

Movie Ephemera 50 Shades of Grey

1. Movie Ephemera – Fifty Shades of Grey

As one journo said on BBC News recently ‘More M.& S than S.& M’. But hey you gotta start somewhere right? And as one online commentator said – 4 or 5 sex scenes and no comeface. Where was Jamie’s comeface? Really? No comeface. But I’m not gonna watch this movie to find out for myself. The previews looked tedious. This is really one for girl fantasists I think. And as the book sales and box office returns are showing, there appears to be no shortage of those.

Just the facts. Fifty Shades of Grey is an American erotic / romantic drama film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson with a screenplay by Kelly Marcel. Based on British author E. L. James’ (No relation to PD James I hope) bestselling novel of the same name. The film stars Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele (Mills & Boon name), a college graduate who begins a sadomasochistic relationship with young business magnate Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). The film was written following the huge success of the books selling over 100 million copies and being translated into 30 countries.

The film premier was at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival on February 11, 2015, and had a wide theatrical release on February 13, 2015, by Universal Pictures. It was an immediate box office success, earning more than $413 million. A sequel is planned for a 2016 release.

The Cast.
Dakota Johnson as Anastasia “Ana” Steele
Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey
Eloise Mumford as Katherine “Kate” Kavanagh, Anastasia’s best friend and roommate
Jennifer Ehle as Carla Wilks, Anastasia’s mother
Marcia Gay Harden as Grace Trevelyan Grey, Christian’s adoptive mother
Victor Rasuk as José Rodriguez, one of Anastasia’s close friends
Luke Grimes as Elliot Grey, Christian’s adopted brother
Rita Ora as Mia Grey, Christian’s adopted sister
Max Martini as Jason Taylor, Christian’s bodyguard and head of his security
Callum Keith Rennie as Raymond “Ray” Steele[14]
Andrew Airlie as Carrick Grey, Christian’s adoptive father
Dylan Neal as Bob Adams, Anastasia’s step-father
Anthony Konechny as Paul Clayton, the brother of the owner of Clayton’s Hardware Store
Emily Fonda as Martina
Rachel Skarsten as Andrea, Christian’s assistant

I recently wrote a book called ‘Fifty shades of Puce.’ But somehow the title just lacks a bit of punch……hmmm What about ‘Fifty shades of Magnolia? better? Wait, I got it. ‘Fifty shades of Taupe’ Brilliant.

 

Harness The Power of Your Habits

Willpower Is a Finite Resource

It’s taken me a long time to accept that – and sometimes I’m still not sure if I even do. It is difficult to fully accept that we our creatures of habit, that no matter how hard we just ‘give it the old college try’ to change things, that ingrained habits can – and usually do – thwart our best efforts.

I read a simple quote recently that really drove the point home – here it is in snazzy picture form:

Nerves that fire together, wire

Modern – heck not even that modern, science has know this stuff for close to a century – science has shown, beyond any shadow of a doubt that we are a product of our neural inputs and outputs. And, that when we combine certain actions repeatedly the nerves responsible for those actions become intertwined to the point that when we perform one action our brain is already prepared to carry out its complement.

This is why we do things we subconsciously know are contrary to our conscious goals: be the health and fitness related or otherwise. Changing habit is hard work: your brain expects one action to follow another. When we circumvent these patterns and deprive our brains of expected input, they get confused and resist the change.

However, changing habits is possible and the results from doing so our powerful. Here is a quick list of 27 simple habits that will change your life:

  1. Drink Enough Water
  2. Eat Your Veggies
  3. Eat Protein For Breakfast
  4. Work On Building A Strong Digestion
  5. Get Your Sleep
  6. Breathe Deeply
  7. Read Your Daily Affirmation With Gratitude
  8. Walk Every Day
  9. Do Some Exercise
  10. Get Some Sunshine
  11. Touch The Earth
  12. Use Cold Water Therapy
  13. Make Sure You Laugh
  14. Read Something
  15. Avoid Obesogens
  16. Kick Your Heels Up And Have A Cheat Meal
  17. Try Or Learn Something New
  18. Spend Some Time Alone Doing Something You Love
  19. Spend Some Time Socializing With Your Friends Or Family
  20. Go Outside And Play
  21. Measure Your Success
  22. Do A Selfless Act For Someone Else
  23. Identify Where You Are Currently At And What Works
  24. Set Or Adjust Your Goals
  25. Create A Plan For The Next Month
  26. Create A New Daily Affirmation That Focuses On Your Plan
  27. Do Something To Take Care Of Yourself

If you’re interested in learning more, there’s an ebook that goes into great depth on all of these and more here http://27habits.com/.

 

 

The Finest Brazilian Companions in London *Updated*

The perfect antidote to a cold, drizzly London night: a fiery Latin companion.  It’s been proven, by like science, that women who hail from the Southern hemisphere are actually 2 degrees hotter, on average, than anywhere else on the planet. Can’t argue with science.

GFP has seen an epic influx of some of the most elite Brazilian ladies on earth over the last couple of months and we’re so happy they’re here.

Here’s a quick look at all the magnificent escorts of Latin heritage currently available in London:

That’s some hotitude for you. To get all the down and dirty details on our lovely coterie of Brazilian beach babes check out their gallery page.

 

The Hottest Tickets In Mayfair This Spring

Fed up with the same-old, same-old? If so, and even if not, and you’re in the vicinity of Mayfair London then read on and we’re sure you’ll find something fun, off-the-wall and exciting to do.  There’s always something kicking on in the W1 and GFP just happens to have a coterie of perfect companions for any of the following, all of whom reside in Mayfair and would be happy to accompany you and make a fun evening absolutely unforgettable.

Classics in the Courtyard

In spite of the freezing temperatures, Londoners are tempted to climb out from their cozy blankets and entertain themselves with some al fresco movies at Hush Brasserie in Mayfair this winter. Classics in the Courtyard screens a number a classic films in the restaurant’s quaint courtyard every Saturday. Don’t worry as visitors will be treated to warm cocktails,

The Perfect Romantic Movie To Watch Under the Stars with That Special Someone

The Perfect Romantic Movie To Watch Under the Stars with That Special Someone

blankets and an intriguing variety of popcorns be it goats cheese and black pepper or salted caramel to offer you an enjoyable and warm experience. You can also enjoy dishes from their A La Carte menu along with movies like Notebook on 14th February, Romeo and Juliet on 21st February, American Beauty on 28th February and Zoolander on 28th March 2015.

Date – 1st November 2014 to 28th March 2015

Address – Hush Brasserie, 8 Lancashire Court, Mayfair, Brook Street, London

Costs – £10 a table for parties of 4 and under, £20 a table for parties of 5 and over.

Website – www.hush.co.uk

Richard Long, The Spike Island Tapes

Pioneering in conceptual art, Richard Long for the first time exhibits his exceptional collection of work for all the art lovers at the Alan Cristea Gallery, London. The frontrunner of Land art in Britain since he created A Line Made by Walking in 1967, he has been contributing in making prints for more than 40 years. He exhibits his series of monumental carborundum prints along with some of his largest and most colourful art pieces. Through his work he wants to create a balance between the human characteristics and natural forces and patters of the world. The exhibition will be accompanies by a fully illustrated catalogue.

Date: 20th February 2015 to 2nd April 2015

Timing: Monday to Friday – 10:00 to 17:30; Saturday – 11:00 to 14:00

Address: Alan Cristea Gallery, 31 & 34 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NU

Cost: Free

Website: www.alancristea.com

The Wapping Project Bankside, Piccadilly

For all the photography students and novices and those who love photography, Abbas Kowsari brings to you a range of his fine collection of images. The Tehran based photographer fashions quiet memorable and intensely moving images. After is exceptional work for leading Iranian newspapers for more than 10 years, he now exhibits several series of his photography from 2006-2014 which captures the tumultuous veracity of present day Iran like the Shade of Water, 2006.

Address: Ely House, 37 Dover Street, London, W1S 4JN

Date: Till 27th February 2015

Price: Free

Hugo Wilson’s Parafin, Mayfair

All those who have a thing for contemporary art should definitely take a look at the Parafin art exhibition organized by Hugo Wilson. This exhibition showcases the artist’s terracotta sculptures and paintings based on the Hunt and Labours of Hercules. Enthused by the spectacular paintings of Ruben and Stubbs, Wilson honoured the primitive quest of the hunt in his own way. In his paintings, beasts attack other animals capturing intense assaults whereas his imperial style terracotta sculptures deliver Hercules twelve labours without portraying the Greek heroes’ connections.

Address: 18 Woodstock St, London, W1C 2AL

Date: Till 21st March 2015

Price: Free

Website: http://www.parafin.co.uk/index.html