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Summer holiday reads 2016

Summer Holiday Reads 2016

Four books to pack for your summer holiday.   Searching for a book to read on the beach? When the year goes by far too quickly, the last thing you want to do is spend your well-deserved break reading a book that is anything less than great. So I’ve taken all the work out of […]

Best new TV shows 2016

Here’s what we’re most excited to watch.     Sherlock: The Abominable Bride Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs   Summary: “The Abominable Bride” is a special 90-minute episode of the British television programme Sherlock, which sees Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman returning to 221B Baker Street.   Emelia Ricoletti […]

Highly anticipated movies of 2016

Movies are a way to escape, to enter another dimension and for some a great way to spend a date night. The best of them also make us think and stay with us for a long time. With the 2016 releases already off to a captivating start, there are still a number of highly anticipated […]

Apple Music review

Apple Music is a new live stream app that has recently been released by Apple Inc. The app live streams music and behind the scenes music videos, and introduces Beats 1 radio which is free online streaming of the radio station.   The launch of Apple Music came sooner than expected, especially considering the release […]

How to clean books

  There is nothing more disappointing than little critters eating away at your precious book collection. Even more disappointing is when they leave a musty smell which keeps you from enjoying your books. For a bibliophile, the above scenario is no laughing matter.   Don’t find yourself throwing away or reselling your old or antique […]

One Direction: Need to know

For every drop in the ocean there is a boyband that never made it. One Direction however, have defied the odds and rocketed to stardom almost overnight. Now on their fourth album, they are showing no signs of slowing down.   The history of One Direction   The English-Irish boy band; One Direction, owes its […]

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

dr seuss

                                          Happy birthday to beloved children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel, AKA, Dr. Seuss.   His world reknowned books have impacted the lives of 100s of 1000s of children and adults alike since he started writing, illustrating […]

Our pick of 5 reads from 2014

Every year I tell myself that I’m going to read more. With 1000s of books published yearly, it’s hard to choose what to read next. We’ve made that choice easy for you with our pick of the top 5 reads from 2014.     1. Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult        Jodi Picoult is […]

How to crochet a doily


It’s a long time since doilies have been considered in vogue. The small crocheted decorative mats were used to protect surfaces such as arm and headrests in homes of grandmothers the world over. These days, however, with the help of crafty platforms such as Pinterest, people all over have reignited their interest in this skilful […]

Styles in modern painting

painting styles

Art and the many styles of painting serve to illustrate our belief systems, politics and every other imaginable socio-economical influence at the time of production. For this reason, people are and always will be baffled, amazed and in awe of art.   Each new genre leads on from or reacts to the previous, thereby forging […]