Hippie

17 Dec 18

It’s snowy and dark outside and here I am doing colorful summer looks with a festival themed palette. Oh well, no harm in bringing some summer into the cold winter. Besides I have always been a fan of doing whatever makeup you like whenever you want it. So here you go, a bunch of summery […]

17 Dec 18
New Age Sexuality

The relationships of Soul Mates will become the new pattern of relationship in the New Age purely and simply because we will worry about simply being who we really Are, without fear or shame, and also because we will be overflowing with Unconditional Love. As the Christ has always said, we must love ourselves Unconditionally and totally, before we can be able to love someone else. That will be a law from now on. Our sexuality will be overflowing too, since it will be born from within each one of us, and not be sought out. Masturbation should become a habit, since “Loving yourself” will become a daily routine.

17 Dec 18
Bookish Books

My Name Is Rose by Alexa Kingaard Published by: Acorn Publishing Publication date: March 15th 2019 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Rose is unsettled, curious, and bored. Life in a hippie commune is her parent’s dream come true, not hers. She doesn’t share their passion for living off the land, nor does she enjoy the isolation […]

17 Dec 18
FUSSYlittleBLOG

It’s rare that I get to spend an entire day in Troy from dawn to dusk. But my son was doing some kind of robot thing at RPI. So as long as I was going to be waking up so early on a Saturday morning, dammit, I was going to make the best of it. […]

17 Dec 18
Guilty As Charged

I nearly missed my bus to Goa in the wake of holding up at the wrong station. With 20 minutes to save I understood my mistake and had the ability to get a taxi to the right station. My friends were planning this trip since may and this was get-together of my childhood friends and […]

17 Dec 18
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Find cheap flights to Everywhere! Here’s our guide to the best weekend breaks from Ireland in April 2019. Berlin, Germany There is a great buzz to Berlin. The city is the second largest in Germany and as a result there are so many things to see and do. There is almost always some sort of cool event or festival happening somewhere in the city too. Berlin has a fascinating history and rich culture but is also a hub for modern art and film. It has a thriving food scene and in particular is an excellent city for vegetarians and vegans.  It has plenty of green spaces to wander around by day and a pumping pub and club scene to uncover at night. You can see the city by foot, by bike or by tram, but one of the more unique ways to get around is in an old communist-era Trabant car. Berlin really has so much to offer and the weather is warming up this time of year too which makes is a great destination for one of the best weekend breaks in April. Get planning your weekend break to Berlin now with our guide to the top things to do in Berlin! Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen is the capital of cool. It is such a hip destination at the moment. For good reason too as it is bursting with world-class restaurants, an Instagrammable historic centre as well as the autonomous hippie neighbourhood Christiana and hipster hub, Vesterbro. It is a fusion of traditional and modern all wrapped up in a very pretty and walkable city.  Of course, the main way of seeing the city is by bike. For tourists, a great way of getting around is by using the reasonably priced Bycyklen rented bike scheme. For those who prefer to use public transport, it is a good idea to buy a  Copenhagen Card. You can get this online or at the airport. It gives unlimited use of public transport and free entrance to 72 museums and attractions for 24 or 48 hours. Save a little cash on your weekend break to Copenhagen with our guide to the 9 best things to do in Copenhagen on a budget. Search flights to Copenhagen Find a hotel in Copenhagen Geneva, Switzerland Geneva may not be on the radar for most for a weekend break. But it should be. Apart from chocolate, watches and fondue, this small, but beautifully formed city on the lake has plenty to offer. There are quirky museums, outdoor markets and activates and great shopping to keep you busy for the whole weekend. It also has a creative and modern food scene as well as some fantastic old-school cafes. At night time, there are plenty of bars to check out. One of the best streets to stumble upon is Boulevard Georges-Favon. Here you’ll find three bars in a row, each with a different vibe. One is an elaborate cocktail bar, one is a dive bar with beers on tap and one is a wine bar with an impressive selection.  In terms of under the radar destinations, Geneva makes for one of the best weekend breaks in April. Need some more travel inspiration for your weekend break to Geneva? Here’s a local’s guide to Geneva. Search flights to Geneva Find a hotel in Geneva Liverpool, England Liverpool is a lovely, lively city that is bursting with things to do from art to architecture, markets to museums, shopping to singalongs. Staring with art, a trip to the Tate Modern Liverpool is a must. With over 600,000 visitors a year, it is cementing its position as a venue for major European exhibiton of modern art. On to architecture next and a trip to the Central Library. Readers of BBC Culture recently submitted Central Library as one of the top 10 most beautiful libraries in the world. Once you step inside you’ll see why. The Reading Room is one of its most exquisite rooms and bookaholics will find it hard to tear themselves away. For markets, check out the Great Homer Street Market – or ‘Greatie’ to the locals. As for museums, well you are spoiled for choice in Liverpool but the World Museum is an excellent place to start.  For shopping, Liverpool One is a behemoth of a shopping centre but for something more unique check out Utility. This is theplace to find quirky gifts and unique souvenirs like hand-drawn tea towels featuring the city skyline, prints of iconic buildings and cookbooks that celebrate local dishes. As for singalongs, well, Liverpool is home to the Beatles so no trip would be complete without a visit to the Beatles Story attraction or a Fab Four Taxi Tour.  In terms of cities offering something for everyone, Liverpool is one of the best weekend breaks in April. Search flights to Liverpool Find a hotel in Liverpool Madrid, Spain There’s an infectious buzz about Madrid, Spain’s colourful capital. The city is electric at almost all hours with a pulsating street life. The locals like to eat late and party even later. But part from the vibrant food and nightlife scene, Madrid has a whole heap of activities to fill a weekend, and beyond. In Madrid you’ll find extraordinary art collections, vibrant shopping areas, relaxing green spaces and, of course, passionate football matches, especially during El Derbi Madrileño, when Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid play each other. One of the best things to do in Madrid to really get to know the city, its culture and its people is to do a food tour with a local guide. Failing that, you can always visit the Museo de Historia Madrid, where you’ll learn all about the city and its people. With average temperatures reaching a lovely 18°C, Madrid is on of the best weekend breaks in April to catch some sunshine. Save some cash on your weekend break in Madrid by reading up on our top 11 things to do in Madrid on a budget. Search flights to Madrid Find a hotel in Madrid Paris, France The City of Lights is also the city that never sleeps. There is always something to do in Paris no matter what the time of day or night. With music echoing out of every café, restaurant, bar and club, there is a real buzz to the city. The busy boulevards beckon shoppers with their luxury goods stores. The tranquil gardens call out to those looking for respite from the city streets. The museums and galleries enthral those seeking the world’s greatest artworks. There’s also the food. French food is decadent and indulgent and with over 70 Michelin-starred restaurants to choose from you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to sampling the world renowned classical French cooking. But Paris doesn’t have to put a dent in your wallet. There is a multitude of things to do for free in the city both outside and inside. So, no matter watch your budget, Paris makes for one of the best weekend breaks in April. For more travel inspiration, check out our 10 best things to do in Paris – a local’s guide. Search flights to Paris Find a hotel in Paris
17 Dec 18
The Lit Bitch

I happened to pick up the first book in the Bryant and May series a couple of years ago at my local used book shop. The first thing that caught my eye was the interesting and quirky cover. In a sea of mystery novels the early Bryant and May covers really caught my eye. I […]

17 Dec 18
Moohnshine's Corner

My Name Is Rose Alexa Kingaard Published by: Acorn PublishingPublication date: March 15th 2019Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Rose is unsettled, curious, and bored. Life in a hippie commune is her parent’s dream come true, not hers. She doesn’t share their passion for living off the land, nor does she enjoy the isolation that is thrust […]

17 Dec 18
Tracie's World Of Books

My Name Is Rose Alexa Kingaard Published by: Acorn PublishingPublication date: March 15th 2019Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Rose is unsettled, curious, and bored. Life in a hippie commune is her parent’s dream come true, not hers. She doesn’t share their passion for living off the land, nor does she enjoy the isolation that is thrust […]

17 Dec 18
Chill and read

My Name Is Rose Alexa Kingaard Published by: Acorn PublishingPublication date: March 15th 2019Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Rose is unsettled, curious, and bored. Life in a hippie commune is her parent’s dream come true, not hers. She doesn’t share their passion for living off the land, nor does she enjoy the isolation that is thrust […]

17 Dec 18
the autoimmune hippie

The screen door slams, Mary’s dress waves Like a vision she dances across the porch as the radio plays Roy Orbison singing for the lonely Hey, that’s me and I want you only Don’t turn me home again, I just can’t face myself alone again Don’t run back inside, darling, you know just what I’m […]

17 Dec 18
AceReader

*I received an ARC from Netgalley in return for an honest review* Publication Date: March 13th 2018

17 Dec 18
Reporter on the Road

“It’s him!” Cigarette holder, sunglasses, weird patterned shirt. It had to be him. Tall, thin, balding, wending his way through the crowded hallway surrounding a convention center in Miami in 1972. Trailed by acolytes, shaggy-haired underground press reporters, political trouble-makers and suspiciously credentialed media types drawn there by the Democratic National Convention. It was Dr. […]

17 Dec 18
The Wandering Sempervivum

I had been putting off a client visit to Malawi for months.  I was too nervous to drive such a distance on my own, knowing that the trip was long and the company car I was driving around was not the most reliable. Since Jade and Kaydon had another week with me we decided that […]