Category Archive: Life & Style

May 23

World Gin Day Saturday 10th June by Milly Adams

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  Try some new exotic flavoured gins from Halewood Wines & Spirits – to celebrate Gin Day. They really do slip down rather smoothly – I know, I’ve tried them. These new and evocative handcrafted gins really do work well on a lovely summer day, or, in fact on a dismal cool one. OK. OK. …

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May 23

OSCAR’S BOOK PRIZE WINNER REVEALED  by Milly Adams

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 15:  (L to R) James Ashton, Claudia Winkleman, winning author Rachel Bright, Princess Beatrice of York and Viveka Alvestrand attend Oscar's Book Prize 2017 in association with the London Evening Standard at The Ned on May 15, 2017 in London, England. 
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  Rachel Bright and Jim Field announced as winners of Oscar’s Book Prize 2017 for “The Koala Who Could”     The Koala Who Could by Rachel Bright and Jim Field was announced as the winner of Oscar’s Book Prize 2017. Chosen from a shortlist of five titles in a search for the best book …

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May 23

Michael Rowan pops in to watch a pop up opera

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Michael is not only an occasional contributor to Frost on gin review matters, but the organiser of the annual Chesham Lowndesbourne – The Town Picnic: a programme of opera and classical music. I’ve been there and loved it, so why not hussle him off with Paul to get his take on The Secret Marriage? Over to Michael …

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May 23

THEATRE REVIEW by Paul Vates

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  -Up Opera’s Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage) by Domenico Cimarosa   at Christchurch C of E Church, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire   “…a wonderful and safe introduction to opera.”     The audience came pre-prepared. Most had had picnics beforehand in the adjoining church hall, as though it were a normal Saturday event.   The bubbly …

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May 23

It Happened To Me: I’ve Been Judged For Not Wanting Babies

  Here, Louise, 38, tells Pink Parcel about her decision not to have children… “My mum was a childminder so I grew up in a house full of babies. A travel cot sat permanently in my bedroom for their daytime nap, I’d sit and eat breakfast with a toddler or two at the table, and …

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May 22

Hape Discovery Spaceship Review

My son has far too many toys so I try to resist doing reviews. Unfortunately I am a soft touch and when I see something amazing that I know he will love I cannot help myself. Which is how we came to review the Hape Discovery Spaceship. First of all, it has everything you expect …

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May 19

Frost Loves: Gender Neutral Baby Grows From Twisted Twee

Frost loves these gender neutral baby grows. They are not only gorgeous, but also super soft. The material feels divine: perfect for delicate baby skin. They are climate neutral ‘FairWear’ product made from 100% organic cotton. Twisted Twee are the leading UK producer of sustainable, carbon neutral, organic, fair trade, energy saving stuff and have a fireplace of awards …

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May 19

Explore the Artic with Hape

Yes, I know we are still waiting for the warm weather but while we do why not treat the children (or yourself) to one of these beautiful wooden puzzles from George Luck at Hape.  The puzzle comes on a wooden base with two pictures that fit neatly, one on top of the other. It’s so …

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