Apr 22

THEATRE REVIEW   by Paul Vates

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Merely Theatre’s Twelfth Night at The Greenwich Theatre   “A theatre company that, literally, makes you want to come back again…” Merely Theatre in association with The Production Exchange are currently touring the UK with a Shakespeare double-bill: Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night. [Robert Myles as Malvolio – with Belch and Aguecheek looking on] …

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Apr 21

Winky Lux Make-Up Review: Taylor Swift is a Fan, But Are We?

Winky Lux make-up caught my eye thanks to its awesome packaging, bold colours and original ideas. It helps that all their make-up is gluten free, vegan and cruelty free. Taylor Swift is using their colour ‘Bond’ at the moment and looks fab. The range is full of inventive beauty products from Diamond Powders, PH Flower Balms to …

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Apr 20

Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways by Milly Adams

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  Worcestershire Poet Laureate Heather Wastie and writer/performer Kate Saffin will be recreating the Idle Women’s journey from London to Birmingham, and back to London via the Coventry coal fields. This double bill will be touring the canal between Saturday 15th April – Saturday 5th August 2017 The nickname Idle Women relied on the initials …

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Apr 20

CanO Water Opens Educational Hub to Encourage Londoners to Think about Swapping Single Use Plastic Bottles

CanO Water, the alternative to single use plastic bottles, is launching a new campaign to encourage Londoners to be more environmentally friendly. The #canthebottle education hub, in Old Street station, will raise awareness of the damaging effects of using plastic. The campaign encourages Londoners to visit the hub, and drop off their plastic bottles, receiving in return, a more …

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Apr 19

The Business of Books: Passion For Publishing

This week I’m genuinely excited to welcome Karen Sullivan, the powerhouse behind the most talked-about independent publisher in the UK   1)   What is your book related job or business? I am publisher and owner of Orenda Books, an independent publisher that specializes in literary fiction, with a heavy emphasis on crime thrillers and about half …

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Apr 18

Coffee Gator – Pour Over Coffee Maker

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  Easter break is over and it’s back to work with a vengeance. If you turn to coffee for a kick start Coffee Gator might hit the spot. Pour over has become quite a hipster thing and many are choosing this method of brewing coffee over their flat whites and lattes. I’ve used a Chemex …

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Apr 18

Carol Smillie & The Underwear Changing Women’s Lives

It is not easy being a woman. First there are periods, then possible post maternity leakage (do this pelvic exercises now!) or other bladder issues. But help is at hand at last: DiaryDoll are a range of protective underwear with a concealed waterproof layer which offers girls and women that extra peace of mind and comfort. DiaryDoll is a …

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Apr 15

Return to Krabi           by Alex Bannard – Bangkok correspondent

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  Alex returns to Krabi for three very different experiences. One of the things I absolutely love about being in Bangkok is the availability of cheap and amazing holidays on the doorstep.   Another element is that friends often want to join you, which is great: the kids have company and so do you. But …

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