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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A Very Important Date

Well 27 February is indeed a very important date. It is the birthday of mathematician turned author Lewis Carroll, born on this day in 1832. This means I get to wrap with the fabulous Alice in Wonderland gift tag that my sister bought me in the UK. I have been saving it and saving it and today’s the […]

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Elementary

It’s May 22 and it’s no mystery that it is Sherlock Holmes Day.  It is surely no mere coincidence falls that this celebration falls on the birthday of the man who created him, author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. We can all debate whether Robert Downey Jnr  or Benedict Cumberbatch or Jonny Lee Miller in Elementary makes the best Sherlock (I’m […]

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Grand Wes

Happy Birthday today 1 May to Wes Anderson. Wesley Wales Anderson  is known for his distinctive and quirky films which include ‘The Royal Tenenbaums,’ ‘The Darjeeling Limited,’ ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ and ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel.’ Anderson has always been a bit of a talent. While in school he mounted productions based on well-known stories, films and TV shows such as […]

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Mockingbird

When I was a teenager, my dad went to study in the US and so off we went to American High School. Even then, it was a  culture shock to say the least, but it provided experiences to last me a life time, including the opportunity to enrol in whatever classes I wanted for a year […]

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Keeping up with Ken

Happy Birthday to none other than Barbie’s boyfriend Ken. I have always have always been a bit intrigued by Ken who, according to barbiemedia.com has the full name Ken Carson. Ken’s official birthday is  11 March 1961, making him two years younger than Barbie. Some other important Ken facts… Ken is 12 inches tall (half an […]

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Dami’s In

Well today 3 March is a momentous occasion because today we found out just who will be following in the footsteps of Guy Sebastian and representing Australia in the 2o16 Eurovision Song Contest. And as if that wasn’t enough, the announcement was made by none other than last year’s  Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst (previously honoured […]

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Make No 2 your No 1

Derek Zoolander and Hansel been busy of late … they have appeared in the windows of the Valentino store in Rome, starred in perfume ads, graced a Vogue spread and popped up on Saturday Night Live. Just what you’d expect in the build up to the release of Zoolander No 2. Blue Steel. Magnum. Le Tigre… all the looks and all the […]

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A night of spells

Can we ever be surrounded by too much Harry Potter? Book Publisher Bloomsbury designated 4 February as the date for Harry Potter Book Night – a chance for fans of all ages to pass on the magic of Harry Potter to young readers. The theme for 2016 theme is A Night of Spells  because whether it is the disarming Expelliarmus or the […]

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Three cheers for Pooh

Today 18 January is the annual Winnie-the-Pooh Day. And it really is a time to celebrate all thinks Pooh, because according to the highly respected website The Bookseller, Egmont Publishing has revealed the title and authors of a new Winnie-the-Pooh sequel. The website is reporting that The Best Bear in All the World, an anthology of four […]

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