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Having a Big Hair Day

I have been enjoying David Richardson’s reports back from the study tour that he is leading around Zambia.  It sounds like a fascinating trip.  Today he wrote about a Zambian Princess.

This makes my own life seem rather dull.  I haven’t met a single exotic princess all day, I’ve had our annual stocktaking valuation and (since my car was being serviced) I’ve been driving around in a bottom of the range, moss-coloured Volkswagen.  The sort of car that your Grandad would choose. 

So to add a bit of pizazz to the blog, I’ve decided to feature a glamorous African of my own. 

I’ve plumped for lovely old Chantal Biya, she’s the first lady of Cameroon you know.

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Foxy.  Here she is from another angle, this time with her husband.

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Aren’t you just in love with her already?  I’ll let you in on a secret.  Her hairstyle is her trademark. You won’t have noticed this.  I, however, noticed straight away, I’ve always had a eye for detail.  If you look very closely you will see that she has quite big hair, this is a style known as “la banane”. I’m thinking about getting it done myself.

She’s met the pope, you know.

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Her hat has got some bloomin’ crucifixes on especially.  I bet that gave the pontiff something to think about.  I SERIOUSLY LOVE THAT HAT.

She’s not always dolled up.  Occasionally she wears something a bit more casual.


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I think that Ian McKellen wore the same dress in Aladdin at the Old Vic now I come to think about it.

What I love about her most of all is that she seems to mix well with the wives of other heads of state.

Here she is chillaxing with Carla Bruni 


And again with Sarah Brown

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Sorry to disappoint if you read this entry expecting it was going to be more pictures of dogs in wigs.  What did you just say?  How rude! 


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4 Responses to Having a Big Hair Day

  1. kelly April 8, 2013 at 3:32 am #

    now that’s body! surely she has a range of products out for us flat as fen haired fen girls??! (thanks for the giggle…just popped over from miss p’s)

  2. Ed S April 8, 2013 at 3:32 am #

    A great post. Is there any footage of her & Cherie Blair?

  3. Caroline April 8, 2013 at 3:32 am #

    Never mind her hair, what the heck’s going on with her eyebrows on that last picture?

    I’d love it if she was let loose on Sarah Brown with a can of Elnett and some red Rimmel lipstick. Hell, why stop at Sarah – maybe she could spruce up Gordy too?

  4. Amanda Afiya April 8, 2013 at 3:32 am #

    I saw someone very like her when I was in Brighton at the weekend. What was their name, oh yes, Fred.

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