Jane Churchill

12 Dec 18
Be a Seed for Change

December 1 1640 – A nationalist revolution in Portugal led to independence from Spain as the Spanish garrisons were driven out of Portugal. 1822 – Dom Pedro, founder of the Brazilian Empire, was crowned as the first emperor of Brazil. , 1918 – Iceland was granted independence by the Danish parliament. 1919 – Lady Nancy […]

12 Dec 18
Fat Tire Tours

Visiting London on a Budget By Anne McCarthy It’s no secret ­– London is bloody expensive. In fact, the World Economic Forum ranks London as one of the top ten most expensive cities in the world. But, that doesn’t mean that the city is inaccessible to those traveling to London. Approach your trip to London with a […]

12 Dec 18
Revisionist Retirement

By the sweat of my brow, sweat equity, blood sweat and tears, don’t sweat the small stuff, etc etc.  I (Joy) got to thinking about this sweat stuff and realized after a hot yoga session-sweat is good.  It makes you feel alive!  It lets you know you’ve worked your hardest – or that the room […]

12 Dec 18
booksaremycwtches

The Other Miss Bates Jane Bates has left Highbury to become the companion of the invalid widow Mrs Sealy in Brighton. Life in the new, fashionable seaside resort is exciting indeed. A wide circle of interesting acquaintance and a rich tapestry of new experiences – balls at the Assembly rooms, carriage rides and promenades on […]

12 Dec 18
Ed B on Sports

Dolly Wells was born on December 5, 1971 in Merton, London, England as Dorothy Perpetua Gatacre. She is an actress and writer, known for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016), Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) and Doll & Em (2013). She has been married to Mischa Richter since 2000. They have two children. Born: December 5, […]

11 Dec 18
patricia-knew

Today I’d like to share a list of famous people who live or have lived with Bipolar Disorder. Information such as this helps me to know that even with Bipolar I can attain my goals as well and try to live a more fulfilling life. This is just a partial list: Sir Isaac Newton, Liz […]

11 Dec 18
A Blog on Winston Churchill

Biographic Churchill by Richard Wiles is a short introductory guide that seeks to tell the story of the statesman’s life through colorful graphics and “vivid snapshots” of information. The book is part of the “Biographic: Great Lives in Graphic Form” series from Ammonite Press, which 21 volumes have covered Jane Austen, Sherlock Holmes, Charles Dickens, […]

11 Dec 18
Justplainbill's Weblog

The Rise Of The New Old Left by Victor Davis Hanson Friday, December 7, 2018 Image credit: istock In the 1960s, campus radicals were branded the New Left. The media saw the mélange of radicals like Bill Ayers, David Delinger, Jane Fonda, Allen Ginsberg, Abbie Hoffman, Herbert Marcuse, Jerry Rubin—as well as hippies, the Black […]

11 Dec 18

The Other Miss Bates Jane Bates has left Highbury to become the companion of the invalid widow Mrs Sealy in Brighton. Life in the new, fashionable seaside resort is exciting indeed. A wide circle of interesting acquaintance and a rich tapestry of new experiences – balls at the Assembly rooms, carriage rides and promenades on […]

11 Dec 18
Me and My Books

I am delighted to be a spotlight post today for The Other Miss Bates by Allie Cresswell as part of the Blog Tour with Rachel’s Random Resources. I read the first book in The Highbury Trilogy and thought it was absolutely wonderful, so when the invite to join this one arrived I immediately accepted. Now […]

10 Dec 18
Perspectives of the Soul

Published in 1815, Jane Austen’s Emma tells the story of Emma Woodhouse: a spoiled and rather overenthusiastic 21-year-old who spends much of her time playing matchmaker or unacceptably inserting a sense of governance over other people’s lives. Emma has remained one of the Austen’s most popular, though rather controversial, heroines, and the novel has had […]

10 Dec 18
TAKING NOTE

It’s back, by popular demand (well, Dan Russell always asks for it) . . . For the past few years, I have compiled lists of books that I have read over the previous 12 months, and posted them here. With any luck, you may find an idea or two to help you get through your […]

10 Dec 18
10R Eunjae Hur

Today we watched the first part of <Top Girls (1982)> by Caryl Churcill. It was first played at the Royal Court Theatre, London on 1982. It was directed by Max Stafford Clark and company Out of Joint. Basic research According to the British Library, The play focusses on the character of Marlene, the head of […]