The Triumph of Taffeta

You know that I really love a good ribbon and so it’s just as well there are oodles of ribbons out there – different weaves, different fibres, different widths, different patterns, different edging and different colours. So many oodles in fact that I decided to set myself the task of learning all about the production and history […]

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Envelopegate

Flying home yesterday I watched LA LA Land. The movie that almost but not quite won the Oscar for best picture. That is, until it was discovered the wrong envelope had been handed to the presenter Warren Beatty.  The error was identified, mayhem ensued, Moonlight was named as best picture and everyone reacted as graciously […]

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Say Yes to the Dress

I watch reality television. I am not ashamed of saying it. But I do have some very strict rules around it. I only ever watch one current/latest release reality show at a time. Rushing home to catch the first airing of more than one show seems like cheating. At the moment, I am watching The […]

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DJs nails Baubles, Berries and Bon Bons

Today my quest for the best Christmas decorations, wrapping paper and embellishments took me to the venerable David Jones. I once was a shareholder at DJ’s – the first shares I ever bought – but since they were bought out by the South African Woolworths, I no longer have any interest in the company, therefore  I […]

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A Fine Romance

Welcome to Romance Awareness Month. That’s right August is the month to be aware of all things romantic. I wasn’t even aware I was unaware and certainly was most unaware that I had a whole month on which to focus on romantic awareness. But the Huffington Post is all over it, so it must be proper. […]

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Tiffany Bow

Look, who can resist saying hello to a gorgeous bow? I know I can’t. And let’s face it, there is certainly no shortage of styles and ribbon types with which to make a distinctive statement. Of course, like most things in life, there is a definite hierarchy of bows at the top of which sits the Tiffany Bow […]

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What big eyes you have

Today 3 July it’s time for Fairy Tales and I am going straight to one of the biggies… Little Red Riding Hood. July 3 is also the birthday of one Tom Cruise but I did a Tom Cruise wrap last year and I decided to wrap a different wolf in sheep’s clothing this time round. I […]

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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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A giftwrapped lesson

Mastering any skill takes practise, practise, practise and learning from the best. All the best athletes, performers and musicians continue to hone their craft throughout their career. Now clearly it is a bit cheeky to place myself in the same comparative sentence as say Usain Bolt or Kevin Spacey or Yo-Yo Ma, but I do know […]

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Allegedly

It is submitted that 12 April is International Be Kind to Lawyers Day.  And goodness knows they need this day because lawyers have a bit of an image problem. They’re the object of some derision…..until you need a good  one. Roy Morgan’s annual Image of Professions survey for 2015 shows Nurses at 92% are leading the way […]

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