Predominantly white

Today 30 June and we are well into the first week of the The Championships. Of course I am referring to the All England Club Tennis Championships played at Wimbledon. I am a bit sad that I have never attended the Championships. I have been fortunate enough to attend other major sporting events – just not Wimbledon. […]

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Pomegranate

I have been thinking about the pomegranate for a while now. Really ever since I bought some pomegranate nibs to embellish a cheese platter. I thought it looked rather fabulous, mostly I suspect, because of the wonderful pink colour and also because I was secretly congratulating myself with how on trend I was. And that’s […]

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Luggage or Baggage

My affection for Grammarly is well known. You can never know too much about words or punctuation or a dangling participle even if you occasionally fall off the wagon and commit a major error in print. A Grammarly post that captured my eye recently started with these intriguing words….I have baggage, but no luggage. Get […]

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Sweet on the Inside

Today 27 June it’s Pineapple Day – a day to celebrate the fruit that is neither a pine nor an apple but an extremely popular herbaceous perennial  – the Ananas comosus. The pineapple plant is indeed a handsome plant with architectural leaves. It’s probably well over the fact that some people think pineapples grow on a […]

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Bath over Brexit

My sister is in the UK at the moment. It certainly is an interesting time to be there – witnessing the Brexit vote, the Boris maneuvering and the subsequent buyers remorse or as they now say – Regrexit (The German-based #HashTagNow listed #regrexit as a trend). While it’s been a few days since the historic decision, I […]

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It’s a Wrap on the Wrap

Who would have thought that I would spend 25 June researching the history of the Wrap Dress. Well I have (because everything is a form of wrapping to me) and what a treat! Many people attribute the invention of the Wrap Dress to Diane Von Furstenberg, whose signature dress first appeared in 1974 as a wrap top […]

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Print Revolution

If you read a book today, today spare a little thought for Johannes Gutenberg, born on 23 June (well we think it was this day but no noted historian besides Celebrity Birthdays  is quite sure) in or about 1395 to 1400 (again – no one is quite sure). Fancy being born around 1395 to 1400 – very cool. […]

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Japanese Wrap

My husband came back from a business trip to Japan today 24 June and with him came an array of business gifts from his Japanese hosts. Of course they were all beautifully wrapped in that precise fantastically folded way  for which the Japanese are famous. You know what I am talking about  – a wrap that […]

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Beautiful like a rainbow

Beautiful like a rainbow…. who else could it be but Cyndi Lauper who celebrates her birthday this 22 June? I think Cyndi Lauper is rather wonderful. Always have. Not just two Grammys®, an Emmy, and a Tony wonderful but supremely talented and supremely give back wonderful. I still have a little weep when I hear True Colors and Time […]

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#HB Earl

Happy birthday this 21 June to you Prince William Duke of Cambridge or should we say, using the The Duke’s style and title in full… Happy Birthday His Royal Highness Prince William Arthur Philip Louis, Duke of Cambridge, Earl of Strathearn, Baron Carrickfergus, Royal Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Knight of the […]

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