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Friends (New Ollerton remix)

Friends, they’ll be there for you, so went the theme tune to the hit sitcom um Friends…I’m sure you’ve heard of it.

Title sequences are a bit of a forgotten art these days as you hardly get them anymore, which is a shame as they really help set the tone and feel of a programme and generally have a catchy tune to boot. Friends was such a case in point, featuring a montage of funny clips from previous shows edited in time to the music, such as the clapping on the actual song, which changed every series.

Having filmed loads of footage of friends when I was at 6th Form I decided to piece it all together and do an ‘extended title sequence’ of sorts for my time at 6th Form edited to the whole of “I’ll be there for you”, by The Rembrandts, which was of course used on the Friends titles throughout its duration.

As I used the whole song mine of course goes on longer than the actual TV show titles. I didn’t have a sofa like the actual TV titles so I ended up using a bench from Rufford Park, where I happened to find a fountain as well, both of which pay homage to elements of the original TV titles. I didn’t include an ugly naked guy though!

Catwalking Tall

It might not have been Milan or New York but Isabelle saw her first Fashion Show at the weekend at The Royals Shopping Centre. The show saw the best of the new Spring collections from the likes of TK Maxx, Evans and Debenhams and being in Rocha John Rocha herself on the day, Iz wouldn’t have looked out of place strutting down the catwalk…she probably would have done it as well!

Other outfits were courtesy of talented Fashion students from South Essex College and their creative designs genuinely impressed. Isabelle was also suitably impressed as she could be found clapping away whilst tucking into the world’s largest jacket potato, you certainly don’t get that at London Fashion Week…too many carbs! I love the fact that Iz has already mastered the art of irony and now she is starting to slot words together it can only be a matter of time until she starts punning.

All of that clapping can be quite tiring so it wasn’t long before Iz found herself asleep, tightly gripping her Peppa Pig balloon whilst she kipped. Post afternoon sleep and needing something of a pick me up Isabelle made herself quite at home in Costa Coffee (with Fruit Shoot I might add) where of course she had to have the big comfy chair, no doubt influenced by all of those back to back episodes of Friends set in Central Perk.