I had a spare hour in the library so I quickly read this book - it's very small.
It's a great story, and a thoroughly entertaining account of an Irishwoman's battle with the Disney corporation.
It tells the story of the creation, by Denise Fitzpatrick, of an old seanchai pig called Piggley Pooh and his adventures as a young pig with his farmland friends. Denise and her husband Francis were busy selling the concept of Piggley as an animated series, around Europe, when Disney got wind of it and started a Cease & Desist action against the couple - based on an apparent likeness to the Disney owned character Winnie the Pooh.
What Disney have in money they obviously lack in common sense. Aside from the name Pooh I can't fathom any other similarity between the bear called Winnie and the pig called Piggley. And that may well be why, in the end, the Fitzpatrick's won over Disney.
All in all an entertaining little read but I did find the author's supercillious and egotistical tone grating at times.
Yesterday myself, Enid & Lydia went out to Newbridge to see the Museum of Style Icons. It was very enjoyable but one (small) critcism is it is more of an exhibition than a museum. Or definitely it is a "small" museum.
They have tonnes of costumes and artefacts from the likes of Angelina Joli, Grace Kelly, Princess Diana, Audrey Hepburn, The Beatles, The rat pack, The Jackson Five, Michael Flatley, Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Streisand and many more!
There is also many many black and white photographs of style icons throughout the years.
As I said, enjoyable...and FREE which is great.
There is also a large store and showroom of all the beautiful Irish Newbridge Silver. Lydia bought some gifts for her friends back in Oman.
Silver corsetted mini dress/outfit worn by Yasmin Le Bon (the "face of Newbridge Silver in 2006 & 2007)
I remember this ad well!
To me, it represents and epitomises the strength of a woman.
Audrey Hepburn dresses. She was TINY!!!!
The white dress was worn for her daughters christening (I think it is Givenchy) it is the size of an eleven year old's dress in my opinion. Beautiful on her - see photo of her wearing in down at the bottom of the skirt on the left.
No blurb needed here for the King of Pop!
New (travelling) exhibition of props from the Lord of the Rings films.