Are tattoos body art or not?

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever,” claimed the poet John Keats.  Is this true of tattoos?  Walking around the British Tattoo Art exhibition at The National Maritime Museum in Cornwall started me thinking…

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March book review – “Brighton Rock”

Following on from our Book Group’s choice for last month, “Rebecca” – you can read my review of that novel here – March’s choice was “Brighton Rock” by Graham Greene, first published in 1938. Brighton…

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March Birchbox beauty review

I recently took out a subscription to Birchbox, the beauty box retailer. For those who don’t know, beauty subscription boxes are a fun and economical way of trying samples of branded beauty products.  Having been…

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March 2017 goals

March is here and so is Spring – officially!  After what seems like a very long Winter, it’s time to set some goals, I think.  The lighter mornings and evenings are making me feel much…

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20 birthday questions for my daughter

As Flora’s 7th birthday is fast approaching, it’s time to ask her the 20 questions I’ve been asking every year since she was three years old.  It’s an idea I came across on Pinterest originally…

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