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Suit You, Sir   Leave a comment

Ah, you’ve got to admit. There’s something about a man in a suit that’s incredibly sexy. The classic style of them, the way they instantly add a kind of James Bond-suaveness to anyone who wears them. So here’s a selection of British totty for you to feast your eyes on, ladies (and gents!)

Jude Law looking quite the dandy



The lovely Ioan Gruffudd


The adorable Matthew Rhys. Ok, I might have a thing for Welshmen

From the top: Jude Law, Clive Owen, Ioan Gruffudd, Matthew Rhys, Richard Armitage and James D’arcy.



Daniel Craig Shirtless!   2 comments


Well, since the post of David Beckham in his underwear went down so well with the readers of this blog, I thought you might equally enjoy a photo of Daniel Craig in his speedos.

Happy St. George’s Day!   Leave a comment


Happy St. George’s Day to all my English readers, wherever you are in the world!

However you might be celebrating your national day, I hope you are having a great time. There is so much to appreciate about England- its history, its natural beauty and culture. The many talented people who were born there and have made all our lives richer by producing fantastic works of music, literature, art, architecture, film making and design. Or who have changed our lives for the better by introducing fairer laws and political ideals (the Magna Carta, the Abolition Act which ended the slave trade or the Suffragette Movement, to name a few.)

We have all been moved by stories of the courage and bravery shown by so many notable Britons over the centuries- Wellington, Lord Nelson, Elizabeth I, Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher (only joking about that last one!) that I think whether we are English or not, it is worthwhile taking a moment or two to think about just how much this great island nation has given us.

Rule Britannia! (I’m rather partial to England and the English, you know.)

Gold Hill, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Courtesy of

David Beckham in his underwear!   1 comment

Armani ad

This picture of David Beckham in his jocks has nothing to do with anything really. I just felt like having a perve at his gorgeous bod and thought you might like to, as well. Yes, I know I’m shallow. And I don’t care.

Happy Easter!   Leave a comment

Hi, just a quick post to let you all know that I will be blogging over the Easter weekend and I have also added some new links that you might like to check out.

Until then, hope you all have a great Easter and enjoy this special time with your families!


Posted April 22, 2011 by rachel london in Uncategorized

A big thankyou!   Leave a comment

British flag by dragonart

Hey, there! First of all, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has been viewing the posts since I started this blog on the 23 March. I must admit, I was a bit chuffed when I got up this morning and saw that 30 people had visited the site yesterday.

To those of you who maybe have your own blogs and have been doing it for awhile, 30 might not seem like a lot, but to me it’s a wonderful validation that people like the blog and are interested in the things I’m writing about, so thanks again.

As always, please feel free to leave a comment or feedback. It would be nice to get to know you as people rather than search engine URLs.

Posted April 4, 2011 by rachel london in Uncategorized

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Pride & Prejudice (1995)   1 comment

Oh, that immortal wet shirt!

Among the many things the Brits are good at, the one I am most grateful to them for is their ability to consistently make quality film and television- particularly costume dramas.

Although there had been a good number of successful film and tv adaptations of classic books before the BBC decided to tackle Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, somehow they all paled into insignificance next to this series which has become the benchmark for all successive adaptations to compare themselves to.

It not only launched Colin Firth’s career as a reluctant pin-up and movie star, but also made Andrew Davies one of the most sought-after script writers in Britain. Add to these elements the talented Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennett, a little unspoken sexual tension between the two leads to keep the audience happy and high-quality film which gave the production a cinematic quality and you had one of the most-watched period dramas of all time.

Most lovers of classic adaptations would consider it to be among their favourites, and for a series that was made more than a decade ago, it has held up remarkably well on subsequent viewings.

For those of you who appreciate well-scripted shows with well-rounded characters in beautiful surroundings, I highly recommend this version of P&P!

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