Tooth fairy

May 18, 2010

Off to Soho at the weekend to see the Tooth Fairy – a charming tale of a professional ice hockey player whose game, and life, have slipped. He spends his days reducing grown men to tears, by whacking the teeth out of their heads on the ice, and his evenings making children sob by telling them the tooth fairy doesn’t exist. The rat!

Enter Julie Andrews in the role she was surely born to play, as the bossy head Tooth Fairy, and soon all is redeemed. I’m sure I should know who is playing our ice hockey-playing protagonist, as he looks famous in an OJ Simpsonish sort of way (though without OJ’s past, one hopes). In any case, to prove there is something in this film for everyone, he spends a lot of time with his top off. Oh, and there’s also a plethora of fairy accessories to die for (vanishing powder, shrinking toothpaste, sweets that make you bark like a dog) and Billy Crystal doing a fairy cameo. What more could you ask for?

On our way back from the film, we kept seeing elephants – no, not the result of a heavy night, or even a feelgood film overdose. It was all part of  the Elephant Parade, which has positioned a herd of 250 elephants all over London, in order to raise money for the endangered Asian elephant. Each of the artworks is the size of an adolescent elephant, and they are all for sale. Have a look at the website here. There’s something gorgeous about the randomness of seeing elephants dotted around as you walk through familiar bits of London, though I didn’t love any enough to cart back to Dulwich – but then, I haven’t seen them all yet. Perhaps there is even a Dulwich elephant, featuring four-wheel drive, enormous diamond stud earrings, fitflops, an Orla Kiely handbag and three or four small blonde elephant children misbehaving while mummy elephant talks on the phone? Keep your eyes peeled!


Oh, and while I’m here, a big thank you to the divine Respect Organics for sending me cake. You darlings! We tested all the varieties (chocolate, banana, ginger and carrot) with exemplary thoroughness, but carrot came out on top. Yumsville.

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  • nixdminx May 18, 2010 at 8:49 am

    I can’t get enough of those elephants, they’re great aren’t they? Lots of people are snapping them and tweeting too

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 24, 2010 at 5:22 am

      They are just lovely. Do you remember the cows a few years back? Nice thing about the ellies is that they are for a charity

  • Emma May 18, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    They look really cool. We are hoping to make it to the Big Smoke to see them before they disappear!

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 24, 2010 at 5:22 am

      Hope you make it, they really add a lovely surreal touch to London 🙂

  • Chic Mama May 19, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Thank you so much for getting us an invite…I think we may have passed each other a few times but I was too embarrassed to ask, “Are you …?” ;0S X

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 24, 2010 at 5:23 am

      Oh no, so sorry I didn’t clock you!! Did see the divine Dulwich Mum which was great. Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, though x

  • suburbia May 19, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Oooh, would love to see the nellyphants!

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 24, 2010 at 5:24 am

      I hear the nellyphants are very keen to meet you too, hop on a train x

  • English Mum May 19, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    How lovely – I want an elephant! I wonder if there is a pink and sparkly ‘English Mum’ type one!

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 24, 2010 at 5:25 am

      There was a beautiful gold one encrusted with jewels which we could fight over! Didn’t see a pink one but there MUST be one somewhere xx

  • Rosie Scribble May 23, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Ooh, I was writing about the Elephant Parade over on Have a Lovely Time recently. Wasn’t sure it actually existed, truth be told! I want to see that film. Sounds pretty good x

    • Dulwich Divorcee May 24, 2010 at 5:26 am

      Oooh, will go and have a look at your article. Did you see a pink sparkly one for English Mum? The film would be great as a half term treat – won’t change your life but it is sweet x