Working On The Homefront

mindbump suggested by Danos Homes

“If you were awarded a large sum of cash for home improvements, what kind of project would you tackle first?”

This is a good question for me at the moment as we are at the midway point of renovating the two bathrooms we have in the apartment I live in with my parents. The renovation is not exactly by choice; it’s being done to the entire building due to leaks in the plumbing across the building’s 14 apartments. Ours is not as severe but the lower 3 floors have it real bad with water flooding the floors outside the bathrooms in recent weeks just before we started the renovations. So the bathroom next to my bedroom is also done – all that is left now is for them to fix the little step next to the door and turn the water supply back in that area of the building. But since the other bathrooms are not yet completed it might take a few more days for them to do that.

But if I were to be awarded a large sum of cash I’d paint the whole apartment a different colour. I’ve posted about it before; 6.5 years before when we were about to move into the apartment the painters had a mix up with the paint colour and instead of a nice light beige colour we ended up with a sickly pink colour on all the walls of the apartment. We weren’t pleased at all but since we had sold our house we had less than 3 days to complete the move and we were stuck with the pink. Imagine walls the colour of Gelusil syrup! That’s it, you got it!

I’d get new shelves built for books and redo the kitchen cabinets. Some of them really need fixing but the carpenters did a really bad shoddy job. A nice shelf or stand for the tv area. Centralized air-conditioning. That’s it. I don’t think I can do much else with this apartment. Instead of that how about a new big 3 bedroom place?

The Cast Of Mind Your Language

The 1970s sit-com Mind Your Language was cancelled in 1979 by Michael Grade, then LWT’s Deputy Controller of Entertainment, who considered the stereotyping offensive. He meant the stereotyping of Indians, Pakistanis, Chinese, Japanese, Greek, French, Italian and so on. Guess where the show was most popular going by the number of reruns they have had: India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia & New Zealand and the Gulf countries!!!

Barry Evans, who played the teacher Mr. Jeremy Brown in Mind Your Language, found it difficult to get mature roles later befitting his age due to his youthful appearance. By the late 1990s, he was a minicab driver in Leicestershire, where in 1997 he was found dead aged 53 in his bungalow. A proper verdict was never found; there was a blow to his head and he had a high alcohol level at the time of death.

Two of the hot women actress, now in their 60ss, in Mind Your Language have posed nude. Francoise Pascale (Danielle) posed for Penthouse and in nude scenes in a few movies. Anna Bergman (Ingrid), daughter of film and theatre director Ingmar Bergman, mostly appeared as a performer in several European sex comedies during the late 1970s. Some of the younger fans of the show would be shocked!

Albert Moses, the actor who played the Sikh Ranjith Singh in Mind You Language, is actually a Sri Lankan Christian who started out in Indian films before moving to the UK. Zara Nutley (Miss Courtney) currently resides in a nursing home. Ricardo Montez (Juan Cervantes) & Dino Shafeek (Ali Nadeem) are both dead. Robert Lee (Taro Nagazumi) lasted acted in 2010. Pik-Sen Lim (Su Lee) is still acting in tv & movies. Turkish born of Armenian descent actor Kevork Malikyan (Maximillian Papandrious) is also still acting, last appearing in Taken 2. As in Jamila Massey (Jamila) who has appeared steadily in British tv & theatre as well as writing books with her husband.

George Cammiler who played Giovanni is also well known for his roles in The Message┬á(1976) and┬áThe Hunger┬á(1983). He has also had a recurring role as Clive in Judge John Deed . In MYL he is famous for creating the catchphrases are “Okey-cokey”, “‘scusi” and “Santa Maria!”. He also played Juan Borgia in The Borgias & Hosias in Jesus of Nazareth┬á(TV Mini-Series).