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Exclusive: Escape to the Chateau stars Dick and Angel Strawbridge share their love story ahead of US-Canadian tour

Exclusive: Escape to the Chateau stars Dick and Angel Strawbridge share their love story ahead of US-Canadian tour

Reality TV stars Dick and Angel Strawbridge are a perfect match – even if they are from two different worlds. “Country boy and East End girl – surely there’s a song in there somewhere,” Angel jokes of their very opposite upbringings.  “It just doesn’t make any sense for us to have met each other and fallen in love,” adds Dick, 64, who grew up in Northern Ireland, far from where Angel, 45, was raised in London.  As fate would have it, though, their “lives came together” in 2010, when they were introduced by a mutual friend. Six years later, the world fell in love with them when they became the stars of British TV series Escape to the Chateau, – which saw them take a rundown property in the small rural community of Martigné-sur-Mayenne, France, and turn it into their family’s forever home.  Now, the pair – who are parents to son Arthur, 10, and daughter Dorothy, 9 – are taking their story on the road with a live North American show. Kicking off in L.A. on …

Gaza diary part 44: ‘The angel of death is roaming the skies, nonstop’ | Global development

Gaza diary part 44: ‘The angel of death is roaming the skies, nonstop’ | Global development

Wednesday 31 January 3am The only thing worse than complete desperation is desperation mixed with hope. It is like someone is putting your head underwater to drown, and then they pull your head up for a couple of seconds to take a breath, then push it underwater again. That is what we are going through, one bitter moment after another with a hint of positivity. Wide awake, I couldn’t stop thinking of all the tragedies we have been going through. It is like one of those TV shows that run for many seasons and then, when the writers are out of ideas, they come up with an illogical scenario just to kill some characters off, introduce new ones and add some “spice” to the series. It seems that the writers of my own show have gathered and thought to themselves: “How could we make his life more interesting?” Someone jumped in and said: “Well? What about we get him and his family displaced, with little food and other resources? What about putting everything he believes …

Gisele Bündchen Pays Tribute to Late Mother Vânia Nonnenmacher: ‘You Were an Angel on Earth’

Gisele Bündchen Pays Tribute to Late Mother Vânia Nonnenmacher: ‘You Were an Angel on Earth’

Gisele Bündchen has broken her silence on the death of her mother, Vânia Nonnenmacher. The beloved matriarch of the supermodel died on Sunday at the age of 75 after a courageous battle with cancer.  Bündchen has now publicly acknowledged her mother’s death. Taking to Instagram, she shared a loving message accompanied by a series of cherished photos, paying tribute to her late mother.  “Beloved mom, It hurts to know that I won’t be able to hug you anymore, but I know that you will always be watching over us. You were an angel on earth, always helping everyone around you. I am so grateful to be your daughter and to have learned from you,” Bündchen wrote. “Thank you for being the best role model of love, strength, compassion, courage, and grace. I will forever cherish the beautiful memories we shared and will live by the values you taught me. You will live forever through the many lives that you touched. Thank you for giving me five best friends for life. Your love will always guide us. …

‘Angel or antichrist’: Russia grapples with Lenin’s legacy 100 years after death | Vladimir Lenin

‘Angel or antichrist’: Russia grapples with Lenin’s legacy 100 years after death | Vladimir Lenin

Sunday’s centenary of the death of Vladimir Lenin, one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century, will largely go uncelebrated in his home country of Russia this weekend, where the revolutionary leader stands accused of laying a “timebomb” underneath Russia and Ukraine that has exploded in the past decade. There will be no parades or stirring speeches in Red Square. The obvious reason is that one of Lenin’s most strident critics is Vladimir Putin, who appears far more enamoured with the empire that Lenin’s revolutionaries overthrew. Often portrayed in official Soviet culture as a grandfatherly, nurturing figure who ushered in the revolution of 1917, Lenin’s legacy is being repainted in darker hues, despite some pleas for the issue to be put to rest, both rhetorically and corporeally. “In my opinion, the 100th anniversary of Lenin’s death creates an opportunity to try to move away from the endless passionate and meaningless bickering around the dilemma: is he an angel from heaven or a monstrous antichrist, the embodiment of absolute world evil?” said Vladimir Lukin, …

The pet I’ll never forget: Elizabeth Hurley on Nico the stabbed dog, ‘the loyal angel who kept me safe’ | Pets

When Nico slunk into my rental house in Los Angeles and gazed at me with her haunted eyes, I knew I had found my Polaris. Eerily tranquillised, with a large knife wound from shoulder to hip, the traumatised German shepherd I had volunteered to dog-sit had arrived – and I knew right then that I would never give her back. Nico had belonged to a friend – and was loved – but one night burglars had broken in, encountered Nico and stabbed her viciously. She had become too hard to handle and was sent to kennels. When I heard of Nico’s plight, I thought: why not have her to stay? This was back in the early 90s and I was a struggling actor in Hollywood with time on my hands. Little did I know she would become my beautiful leading lady for many years. I had never had a dog of my own and wasn’t sure what to do with her. At first, Nico wouldn’t eat unless she ate out of my hand. I also …

How to raise a substantial round with angel investors

How to raise a substantial round with angel investors

Caroline Chalmer Contributor Caroline Chalmer is the CEO and founder of Finematter, a circular marketplace revolutionizing the jewelry industry. She is a seasoned fashion and sustainability leader with experience as an associate partner at McKinsey & Company and chief operating officer of the Global Fashion Agenda. Getting VCs to invest in an early-stage startup post-pandemic is no walk in the park. Even more so if you’re running a B2C startup. And if you’re a female or diverse founder, be primed for an arduous endeavor because, in Europe, female entrepreneurs received a mere 0.9% of 2022’s investment capital. What’s challenging to make sense of as a founder is that VCs thrive on risk but are cautious in downturns. So, with global events like the Ukraine war, market crashes, and inflation casting a shadow, they tend to stick to the familiar — typically, B2B male founders of established, late-stage businesses. But raising capital before the year ends doesn’t have to be a far-fetched dream. There are plenty of angel investors out there who are often more confident …

108 | Comparing actress Goldie Hawn’s encounter with an extraterrestrial with Daniel’s encounter with an angel

108 | Comparing actress Goldie Hawn’s encounter with an extraterrestrial with Daniel’s encounter with an angel

Archangel Michael drives Satan and a third of the angels out of heaven.by Guido Reni (1575-1642) Credit: Wikipedia/Public Domain 108 | Comparing actress Goldie Hawn’s encounter with an extraterrestrial with Daniel’s encounter with an angel FOLLOW OUR PODCAST ON (search opentheword): PODCAST In a recent interview on an Apple Fitness show called Time to Walk, actress Goldie Hawn, 77, said back in the 1960s she had an encounter with aliens that actually touched her. She described it as being touched by the finger of God, Fox News reports. It is an interesting story and if true may have the hallmarks of an encounter with a fallen angel. Hi, my name is Dean Smith and in this podcast, I want to compare famed Hollywood actress Goldie Hawn’s alleged encounter with an extraterrestrial with the prophet Daniel’s encounter with an angel, because there seems to be some similarities. Hawn was in her 20s living in California and working as a dancer. She said during the ’60s, there were countless reports in the media of people seeing UFOs. …

Pirr raised an angel round to help you co-write erotica with an AI

Pirr raised an angel round to help you co-write erotica with an AI

Generative AI — is there anything it won’t do? Well, truthfully, most of the time you’re not going to be able to convince it to share its innermost fantasies with you. Try it with ChatGPT, for example, and the computer just says “no”: Yeah, that’s a “no” from me, dawg. Image Credits: ChatGPT screenshot. That sort of puritan silliness is the sort of thing that Swedish startup Pirr just wouldn’t stand for. The company has released an app trained on an enormous library of smut, and is eager to help you fantasize alongside an AI. You write the first paragraph, and the AI takes it from there. After a couple of paragraphs, you either choose what happens next, choose-your-own-adventure style or you can write the next part of the story yourself, before letting the AI step back in. It’s also possible to collaborate on stories with the broader community. It seems to have caught on; the company claims it has more than 150,000 users, spending on average 22 minutes in a single session with the …