A browse at this weeks news makes WOW London proud to be British!
For starters, we take off our hats and everything else to salute the British airline Easy Jet.
Some of their pilots have stripped to the “all-together” for a new calendar launched to raise money for the National Society for Epilepsy (NSE), the UKs leading epilepsy charity. Apparently, the pilots are depicted “hard at work; some are fiddling with knobs in their cockpits, while others are pictured out on the runway in the open air – feeling the breeze.”
What impresses WOW London most is that, while most companies would fire any staff that pulled such a stunt, Easy are fully supporting their airmen, even telling the story on their corporate News page.
And while on the subject of aircraft staff, WOW London has come across the eccentric phenomenon of Pam Ann. Comedienne Caroline Reid has created this stand-up routine centred around a character based on the archetypal ’60s trolley dolly the sort with layers of makeup and a perma-grin. Rumour has it that shes so funny that the jet-set (including WOWs old friend Dame Elton) are actually hiring her to cater on board their private jets!
And returning to the ground, a BBC headline caught WOW Londons eye. The back story is this: Madonna (who is now a landed English country Lady, dontchaknow) has been battling the rambling associations over access to her land. This will kill you Americans in England, members of the public have a “constitutional” right to roam anywhere in the countryside, even if the land they want to roam on is privately owned! So Madonna, being an American at heart, was a little surprised and upset to find these weirdos walking through her (1,132-acre) garden, and absolutely outraged to find out that she could do nothing about it!
Not one to take things lying down, she set about ousting these unwelcome oiks. She won too a loophole allowed her to exclude the ramblers on the grounds that, because they hold pheasant shoots on the land, the ramblers were at risk of being injured.
But and the funny bit of this report it was the BBC version of the story that tickled WOW London “Ramblers have been banned from pop star Madonna’s country estate for half the year because of the risk of being shot.” It conjures up a completely different image.
– Barry Shaverin