Two swordfighting sisters from Lancashire were among the first British women to bring the art of medieval combat to the world stage. Cat and Joanne Booth, from Hambleton, fought in the Battle of the Nations , the world championship for historical medieval battle, in Italy.The contact sport sees people don medieval armour and pummel each other with swords, shields, maces, and other Middle Ages weaponry.Cat, 31, said: “The objective is to be the last man standing. “Five fighters from each team go into a round and the objective is to get the other team on the floor.You can fight with swords and shields, you can have a halberd.You can carry an axe of a mace, or you can carry a two-handed weapon.“Joanne fights with a type of sword called a falchion. I fight with a mace and shield.“We lift a lot of weights and do a lot of cardio training.“The armour weighs about 30kg. You need the stamina to keep going round after round, because if you’re wearing it most … [Read more...] about One way to have a girls’ knight out!
Having a girl
SPENCER Matthews and Vogue Williams are expecting their first child together. But are they having a boy or a girl? And what will they call their baby? Here's what we know... When is Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews' baby due? On March 18, 2018, Spencer Matthews and Vogue Williams revealed they were expecting their first child. Spencer shared a picture of him and Vogue posing for Hello! Magazine and wrote: "So... I’m going to be a father! Couldn’t be happier to be sharing these times with the love of my life @voguewilliams . We feel truly blessed ❤ @hellomaguk." The sex of their baby is yet to be revealed, but speaking to Hello! magazine about what colour to paint the nursery the model said: "I don't really know about the nursery! It has to be gender neutral. "I don't like the idea of pink for a girl and blue for a boy. I want it to be like anyone can go in there." The baby is due in September 2018. What are the rumoured baby names? … [Read more...] about When is Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews’ baby due, will they have a girl or a boy and what names are rumoured?
TANYA Bardsley has revealed she’s considering gender selection to ensure she can have a daughter. During last night's episode of The Real Housewives Of Cheshire she opened up to her personal assistant about her plan. Tanya, 36, has three boys with her husband, former footballer Phil, and a daughter from a previous relationship. She admitted she longed to have a baby girl but as gender selection is illegal in the UK, she wanted to look into a way of getting his sperm to Cyprus so they could try the controversial selection process. Speaking to her personal assistant, Tanya explained: “This is a secret. I want to have a baby girl. “So my friend went to Cyprus and you take your husband with you. He has to nut in a cup. “The girl and the boy eggs get separated and the girl egg will get put back in me with Phil’s sperm.” Tanya then admitted she needed help in working out a way to get Phil’s sperm to the country if he wasn’t willing to go with … [Read more...] about Tanya Bardsley plans to use controversial gender selection to make sure her third baby with husband Phil is a girl
Presenter said she can’t wait to see husband John Legend with a daughter By Catherine Earp Wednesday, February 24, 2016 CHRISSY Teigen has revealed that she always knew she was having a baby girl - because she picked the gender. John Legend and his wife recently revealed they were expecting their first child after undergoing IVF. Chrissy Teigen revealed that she is having a baby girl[Getty] Speaking to People, the Lip Sync Battle host revealed: "Not only am I having a girl, but I picked the girl from her little embryo. I picked her and was like, ‘Let’s put in the girl.’" She revealed that her decision was partly down to witnessing the bond her husband would have with their daughter. “I think I was most excited and allured by the fact that John would be the best father to a little girl. That excited me. … [Read more...] about Chrissy Teigen defends herself after revealing she chose to have a baby girl during IVF process
“Women are each other’s human wonder bras – uplifting, supportive and making each other look bigger and better.” - Kathy Lette Australian born author, screenwriter, journalist, party girl and all-round bonne vivant Kathy Lette hits Theatre Royal in Winchester on Sunday April 8 with her debut live show Girls' Night Out. Best known for her many novels including How To Kill Your Husband (and Other Handy Household Hints), Foetal Attraction, and Nip‘n’Tuck, Kathy’s decided it’s time to take centre stage for an evening with her, to share intimate details of her varied and multi-coloured personal, social and professional lives. Girls' Night Out is a psychological striptease taking us from Puberty Blues to Menopause Blues, with tales of love, lust, men, marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, mastitis, sexist bosses, teenage-daughter-wrangling, ageing, toy boys, making the Queen laugh, hiding Julian Assange in her attic, tongue-kissing Prince … [Read more...] about Have a Girls’ Night Out at Theatre Royal Winchester this spring