Cheryl in Los Angeles yesterday
Agent Triple P's former neighbour, Cheryl Cole, is 30 today and even though she is no longer the nation's sweetheart (she tried too hard, couldn't sing and was generally a bit rubbish) we still think she is a very attractive young lady. And, in some versions of the universe (certainly the one inhabited by these blogs), that in itself is enough.
Born in Newcastle, a city we have never been to and have no desire to visit either, she was, it seems a right stroppy madam from the start. Winning a place in manufactured group Girls Aloud in 2002 started her climb to stardom (at least in Britain -it seems Americans couldn't understand a word she said).
Cheryl in 2002
Many women don't seem to like her but then many women don't seem to like other attractive women which is odd considering the whole fashion industry is built around showing women pictures of more attractive women in (they would claim) an aspirational way. You would think, therefore, that Cheryl would be a fine role model going from dumpy, council estate brawler to international fashion icon (because she's worth it).
Anyway she has posed for some fine images in the past which is enough for Triple P and she waved us out onto the main road once where we live.