Here's to the language lovers and the bibliophiles (find out what that means below 😉 ). Phrases and their origins "Mind your own beeswax" In the 18th / 19th century, women used beeswax-based make-up on their faces due to its skin smoothening properties. If they got too close to the fire (think grand fireplaces inside sparkling drawing rooms), … Continue reading Fabulous Phrases and Wondrous Words
Central Perk, New York, 1995 Rachel: *rushes with two large cups of coffee in hand to the microphone in the corner of the café* "Ladies and gentlemen, back by popular demand, please welcome Ms. Phoebe Buffay!" *Claps from everyone* Phoebe: "Okay - hello - for my first song - oh! *knocks a coffee cup out of the … Continue reading Oh. My. Uke – It’s a ‘Friends’ Theme Song Tutorial!
Me: *sighs heavily* "I have nothing to write!" *Tosses the hundredth paper squashed into a ball into the recycling bin* Reality: "Inspiration is everywhere. You just have to look for it and be ready for it, because it will hit you in the face at a completely unexpected moment" Can't argue with reality there, so here … Continue reading 5 Ideas To Break Through Writer’s Block
Here's a delightful drink to help you get through the last of the summer heat. Sweet and ever so slightly spiced, it's heaven in a mason jar. I got the idea from Emma's Kitchen (https://www.facebook.com/emmaskitchenmalta/) who makes a truly delicious one. What you'll need (makes one big teapot): 1 peach 1 thumb-sized piece of ginger 1-2 … Continue reading * Peachy Keen & Ginger Spiced Iced Tea *
It's 1957, New York, and Quality magazine publisher and editor Maggie Prescott is in a state of agitation about what the next issue of the fashion publication should look like. "Green's obscene" and "blue is through", but then the sight of a scrap of pink fabric gives her an idea of what to do. But as good as thinking pink … Continue reading .:. Dress to Express (Not Impress) .:.
------------- The Book (R)evolution ----------- Books: the printed text on packs of paper fitted into paper covers which were predicted to have become extinct by now. Well, looks like that prediction was wrong. So, so wrong. The rise of the ebook and the ebook reader meant that people were beginning to question the worth of … Continue reading Gone Fishin’ (For Vintage Books)
And I'm back! Firstly I think I should start by explaining why I've been away so long. In short, these past few weeks have been slightly hectic with all the revision I've had to cram in for the annual exams, but now they're over (and thank goodness for that). Not sure if you've noticed, but … Continue reading // Putting Pen to Paper //