Nigella = Higella?

What what what WHAAAATTT????
The domestic goddess, Nigella Lawson, was a druggie?! I’m flabbergasted. Some people say ‘There is no such thing as bad publicity’. But being described as a regular hard-drug user must be the worst label to be pinned on any one’s back. If the condemned is a public figure, a popular TV chef who endorses a wholesome lifestyle through cooking, the accusation must be devastating.
I wasn’t very surprised when Kate Moss was photographed snorting cocaine during her stint with Pete Doherty. She was never portrayed as virtuous or homely. Her image was nothing but hell-raiser and rock in’ roll. Therefore, in a way, she lived up to everyone’s expectation.
But Nigella Lawson? Oh dear. I went initially speechless when I heard the news. Having said that, I did witness something similar when I was invited to a birthday party in Queens Park some years ago. This woman, who was hosting the party for her 40 years old partner, casually suggested if I wanted to come up to their upstairs bedroom. So I followed her and was a bit surprised to find there were a few female guests in there already. ‘Shall we?’ Then, one of them laid out lines of white powder on her glass- stopped dressing table!! They were all mothers and high-powered business women with equally successful partners & husbands! The way they behaved suggested that this was not one-off but happening regularly. And I was astonished. ‘Do you want to try?’ The hostess turned around and asked me with blurry eyes. I just panicked and mumbled ‘No thanks’ and left the room hastily. In downstairs, I found Hubbie amongst the crowd and told him what I had just witnessed. And he was as gobsmacked as I was. While her partner, who she had a beautiful daughter with, was oblivious and chatting to his party guests, their partners were hiding and snorting cocaine. The picture was bizarre and disturbing.
As I watched the news of Nigella, the incident came to my mind. Even though I was surprised by her alleged drug taking, narcotic abuse in domestic environment may be far more prevalent than we wish to acknowledge.
It is hugely regrettable that she has tarnished her reputation in this manner.
I do like her crockery programmes which make cooking not just a domestic chore but a sensual and fun experience. Her vivacious public persona has captivated millions, including me. Has it been nothing but a veneer which covers up her dark side? If so, I am very much disappointed.
Oh well, the only thing left for her in near future may be penning a memoir about the life with Charles Saatchi? I am certain that it will be another blockbuster…

I am no domestic goddess but good at piling a copious amount berries on my blueberry pancakes…


Nigella, just eat waffle or pancake with berries & maple syrup. Because it will make any horrible day slightly easier to weather…

Kaori by Kaori Okumura

14 thoughts on “Nigella = Higella?

  1. What I can’t understand is how revealing this helps the case for the defence..’she allowed us to spend her money as long as we kept her secret’ versus (if it’s true) ‘we took advantage of her because she was off her face on coke’..

    Just goes to show..there’s nowt so strange as folk…

    loving the berries


    • I think the defendants want to say that the money Charles Saatchi accusing them of defrauding from him was actually a tacit gift from Nigella who wanted them to keep their mouth shut while she was married to Saatchi. I imagine the case will collapse because the judge and Saatchi seem to be accepting their version of the event. Unless Nigella proves otherwise, the sisters are off the hook, Saatchi will be £300,000 less rich and Nigella’s reputation in tatter. Ouch! 😱 xxxxxxx

  2. Nigella has really been in the news as of late! I’ve never really noticed her until this last year when she kept popping up everywhere. First she got a bunch of flack for saying she wouldn’t leave her kids any inheritance. Then, disturbing photos of her husband choking her in a public setting. Now this. Sounds like she needs to do some serious damage control if she wants to get her career back on track.

    • She has been so successful as a life style guru in UK for years. The image she generated was sexy, healthy, wholesome, etc. So we all were gobsmacked when this allegation became public on Monday. Come to think of it, that “throat grabbing” incident in last June must have had something to do with her drug taking. Still, no one should assault anyone in public or private, her husband’s anger is understandable. Paul is in advertising so he knows Charles Saatchi well. And his temper has been well known amongst his colleagues. Apparently, he threw a chair at his brother & business partner, Morris in one heated meeting!
      I’m not sure how Nigella can present a peak time cookery show if she is labeled as a druggie. What a stupid way to ruin everything she achieved. It’s beyond me… 😱 x

  3. So sad the way people make poor choices (allegedly). Don’t most reputable companies now have mandatory drug testing?

    Anyway, your dish looks like berries with a little bit of pancakes. hehehe. YUM!!!

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