- One of the last bastions of quality journalism, The Daily Mail online, has reported here that "Thrifty" Kate Middleton has worn the same blue coat twice in two months. The recession must truly be biting!
- It's not exactly Trigger from Only Fools and Horses, is it? (road-sweeper Trigger won an award for saving the council money: "I've maintained this broom for 20 years...17 new heads and 14 new handles"*).
On this basis, I must be one of the thriftiest people ever to walk the earth - I still wear my charcoal grey hoodie that I bought in 2004!
Still, Katie is doing exactly 100% better than the brutal Romanian Communist dictator Nicolae 'Ciao-chez-coup' Ceacescu who famously burned his suits after one wearing, so paranoid was he that his enemies might poison his clothing.
And, perhaps more pertinently, Katie has not been put under trial by a military court for presiding over a dated regime accused of immoral gathering of obscene wealth...
*Trigger's broom theory is known in more intellectual circles as Theseus' paradox: Plutarch once asked whether a ship which was restored by replacing all its wooden parts remained the same ship. Trigger was funnier though.
Strong overnight performance for US stocks, the Dow surging up by 155 points or 1.24% amid reports that policy makers may move to take action of the European sovereign debt crisis. Should be a reasonable enough finish to the week for the Aussie share market on the back of that (though we almost certainly won't get gains as pronounced as that).