I started my Visual Merchandising career at Harrods as a Junior and quickly progressed to VM Manager. The department was then known as “Display” as oppose to the new title of “Visual Merchandising”, which is widely recognised now. Within the department you were known by your expertise, so you were either a “Fashion” or a […]
One of the oldest names in retail by Bermuda, A.S. Cooper & Sons announced the agreement to sell part of its business to Brown & Co, a subsidiary of The Phoenix Stores Ltd. "Effective September 1, 2019, The Phoenix Stores Ltd will terminate the lease, inventory and personnel of the A.S. Cooper's 7500 square meter […]
Wales is more than just Castles and Cardiff. Find books, catch steam trains, ride canal boats then sleep in a castle!
Huge cock, sitting up straight and odd? Now there’s a 12″ for you.
I love visiting the Victoria & Albert Museum. I always learn something there – even if it’s that there are very many subjects that I know very little about (mouldings, anybody?). What I do know, however, is that I adore pretty things – and that’s what drew me to the V&A’s new Portmeirion display. That, […]
The Orient Express Train, Venice-Simplon Orient Express, Eastern and Oriental Express, the Hiram Bingham Train, British Pullman, Northern Belle, Royal Scotsman. You will possess without a doubt heard example of each one of these trains at some point in relation to the Orient Express gang of trains. How about we examine them briefly and attempt […]
The Orient Express Train, Venice-Simplon Orient Express, Eastern and Oriental Express, the Hiram Bingham Train, British Pullman, Northern Belle, Royal Scotsman. You will have without a doubt heard reference to every one of these trains at some stage in regards to the Orient Express number of trains. Let’s quickly examine them briefly and then try […]
Unusually this post features not just one piece of pottery but four – they form a highly decorative collection of 9 inch matching earthenware plates produced by Spode under the name Kashmir. Another difference from previous posts is that the plates do not belong to me; they were bought by my son in 2008 from […]
The Orient Express Train, Venice-Simplon Orient Express, Eastern and Oriental Express, the Hiram Bingham Train, British Pullman, Northern Belle, Royal Scotsman. You will possess undoubtedly heard mention of every one of these trains in the course of relation to the Orient Express group of trains. So let’s examine them briefly and continue to remove a […]
We can be proud of our seaside resorts located in the north-west of the country, but two Lancashire coastal areas have been designated as the worst in the UK. Fleetwood and Morecambe have been named in the last ten of the list Which? Survey of seaside trips to Britain from people reporting value for money, […]
Why Portmeirion? Some places in the world are beyond imagination, this is definitely one of them. If you are someone who likes unique architecture, beautiful colors, and landscapes that will take your breath away you’ll love it here. Not only for its beauty but for its history new and old. Although it’s a good distance […]
FünfzigundsiebzigGetty Images The small village of Bamburgh in Northumberland has become known as the most popular coastal city in the UK Which?Annual travel report. The picturesque seaside town, which is loved for its pristine shores and historic castle, is no surprise that it tops the list. It has been rated the overall winner for its […]
So far, this summer I’ve been finding it quite difficult to pin down what I want to say in my painting. Now that I have learnt about simplifying my compositions and brush marks too – mainly by painting on A5 boards; its time to push myself to develop and practice this method. At the end […]
If you have a spare £47,000,000 (or thereabouts) you might like to consider a month’s holiday on the International Space Station. Be a space tourist and holiday with the stars. If that doesn’t appeal, or is beyond your bank balance and comfort zone, you could go on a sea or river cruise or a land […]
Skegness has made the top 10 list of seaside resorts in a new survey – but not for the right reasons. Our coastal neighbor was ranked at number 4 in the worst of Britain's seaside resorts according to a Which? survey of 100 resorts. A more alarming absence is Cleethorpes – awarded the prestigious international […]