– The UK seemed to be going somewhat down the pan recently, after incessant political bickering and confusion on behalf of the British public (hopefully) resulted in the UKIP party claiming a 23% share of the vote in recent local elections despite their link with racism, some of whom say is reflected in their tough stance on immigration. They won 147 seats. I know.
– Not to worry though, Spring is finally here! It might have been a long time coming but finally the time of year has hit where Britain can enjoy an abundance of great local produce for wholesome springtime meals. With vegetables at this time of year tasting sweeter and boasting a satisfying crunch, it’s time to get those cookbooks out again and healthily eat your way to a Summer body.
– Another wonderful aspect of Spring is, of course, fashion. Gentlemen, mint green is still going strong this season; the particularly fashion-forward will have noticed this trend last year. Espadrilles are to be as popular as ever, both for guys and girls. Ladies, you’ll be thrilled to hear (until you’re on a night out and need to go to the loo, that is) that jumpsuits and playsuits are abound as well with major high street stores such as Topshop, Urban Outfitters and H&M (sort of) currently rocking a fine array. If you still have an old denim one knocking about…even better!
– May also marks the end of the football season. The final games for the Premier League took place yesterday, as devastated or delighted as you may be about this, I feel like I should give it a quick mention here (then no more until at least August, I promise!) Most notable was the battle for fourth place between arch rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Both teams won their games against Newcastle United and Sunderland respectively by a goal to nil, leaving Arsenal to clinch fourth place by a mere point. Alex Ferguson saw the final game of his iconic tenure at Manchester United come to a dramatic end with an almost unprecedented 5-5 draw with West Bromwich Albion, giving Sir Alex a more stressful end to his managerial career than he perhaps would have liked. Ferguson won 38 trophies with the club, including 13 Premier League titles and 2 UEFA Champions League titles. Those are some big shoes to fill for newly appointed David Moyes.
– Finally, a guitar once played by Beatles legends John Lennon and George Harrison has recently sold in auction to an undisclosed bidder in New York. George Harrison played the custom-built guitar during the song I am the Walrus, in the Beatles film Magical Mystery Tour and sold for $408,000 (£269,000). Ouch!