Monday, 20 June 2011

"It's A Blog, Not A Comic Book!".....Love You Dad!

I am a very lucky girl. There is no denying that; I live in a very fancy apartment in very central London, I have a job that I love, I have an amazing amount of shoes to choose from everyday, I am surrounded by wonderful friends, I may be single again (Blue Eyed Guy and I have decided to go our seperate ways) but I'm happy with that and I am lucky enough to have an amzing family who are there for me and support me in whatever crazy decision I make next in my life. Whether that be deciding to do Page 3 for The Sun many many moons ago, to helping me start my M.C.S.E course and most recently helping me out in such a way that meant I could retrain to start my new career as a croupier.

 My Mum and Dad are still happily married and although they live in different countries at the moment they are still very much in love and a total inspiration to me. They've done a rather good job of raising myself and Little Big Boy (even if I do say so myself), they've created incredibly successful businesses together from scratch and have a knack of bringing people together and making them feel wanted and special (usually involving food, booze and more often than not lots and lots of laughter). 

Believe me we've had our moments over the years but through it all I've always known they will be there to pick up the pieces whenever I've needed them to, which has been more often than I would've liked but I've never been reproached for that.

Today is Fathers Day and I wish I was able to spend it with my Papa (who came up with today's title after reading my catch up outfit post last month) but unfortunately I'm working the dreaded "Graveyard Shift"" this week (6am-2pm I'm not a morning person......this is going to kill me!) which meant that I would have had very little time down on The Island so Papa is going to put up with me next weekend instead unless he's hot footed it over to Saudi to see Mum. 

Looking back I have some amazing memories centering around Papa; my earliest memory is having put on my brand new yellow dress I ran out into the garden to show Papa.....unfortunately he was watering the plants at the time and when I shouted "Daddy" pleased as punch with myself to show off my new dress he turned round with the hose in hand and I got soaked! There have been pantomime rehearsals (oh yes I've been in panto......"oh no you haven't".....I'll stop there shall I?),roast hog BBQ's at the pub we lived in, Dad's speech at my wedding (oh yes I've been married, nearly not now though and I can't wait!) it was genius.....funny, thoughtful and tear jerking all at the same time, his kindness to all of my friends and boyfriends over the years, most recently the Friends & Family night at the Playboy Club London (Dad you are a legend.....he was holding court with the original 60's Bunnies and charming their collective socks off) and overall his general ability to make me laugh in pretty much any situation.

I probably don't say this enough but I love you very much Papa.....and I love you very much too Mum!

Lots of Love

P.S. x

Monday, 13 June 2011

A Woman's Right To Choose

Hello Peeps! I'm back....again! This time it was techincal difficulties such as our Sky router behaving most oddly and with holding the internets, then not one but all three of the computers I own decided to pack up at once and I have only just managed to get one fixed (thanks to my fabulous Papa) so I'm back and what a month I have to tell you about! I'll start off with work.....

I have officially earned my ears and have been working at the Playboy Club London for three weeks now and what a three weeks it has been. We've had friends and family parties, Gumball Rally parties, the Grand Opening (which was also attended by many protesters....more on that later) and a photo shoot with Mr Hefner himself! 

Hef was thoroughly charming and I was so excited to meet him I ended up just giggling like the village idiot! This was one of the many pictures taken by Getty Images.
 This picture of us Bunnies with Cooper Hefner was taken by the official mansion photographer

These pictures were taken on the Grand Opening; above my fellow Bunnies and I are joined by Arun Nayar and Partick Cox, below is Victor Lownes who ran the original Playboy club in London and his wife Marilyn Cole who was the first British Playmate.

It was an amazing evening despite the many  "feminists" who decided to protest outside of the club with "Eff Off Hef" banners and the like. Now to me modern feminism is about a womans right to choice; her right to make any decision she wants to about her life and how she wants to live it. I've made a choice to be a Playboy Bunny Croupier and I'm loving it, the job is exciting and challenging and I love my uniform which makes me feel empowered and gorgeous. For goodness sakes there are women in the middle east who don't even have the option of what they wear outside, there are young girls being mutilated in Africa, there are girls being trafficked as prostitutes and many many other atrocities being commited daily and the protesters feel the need to harangue and harass women who have made and have the right to make a free choice to work for an iconic company that has been empowering women since the 60's?! Playboy is and has always been an equal rights employer (any member making inapproriate advances or comments to any of it's Bunnies had their membership immediately revoked), employs more women than men and up until a few years ago it was run by Hef's own daughter. I'm all for freedom of speech and believe everyone has a right to their own opinions but surely protesting our choice to work somewhere is doing more harm than good? What do you guys think?

Lots of Love

P.S. x