Pretty You London

22 Feb 19
wtffashionshark

Hallo Readers, The British Body Politic, which had been ailing for some time, has finally succumbed to massive organ failure and is currently on life support, hooked up to those machines that go beep, beep, beep, like you see on the telly. The left side of the Body Politic started leaking, with eight constituent elements becoming […]

22 Feb 19
Wading through marathon mediocrity.

As I have slowly worked my way through the six races Abbott deem to be the marathon majors, I am aware that I have left the most difficult until last. It’s the marathon equivalent of pushing your vegetables to the side of the plate until you really have to eat them. Although, the actual running […]

22 Feb 19
Global Gal Pals

*these blogs MUST be read in a British accent because that is how they are written* Tuesday February 19 We woke up much earlier this morning to beat the crowds at the Tower of London. We took the tube from St James station over to the tower. As I’ve already mentioned we bought the London […]

22 Feb 19
yellowshoesorangeumbrella

Disclaimer: I was invited to review the below restaurant and our meal was complimentary but all opinions and photos are mine.  A few weeks ago, we were hosted by Olley’s Fish Experience, a fish and seafood restaurant located in Herne Hill, South London, opposite Brockwell Park. Olley’s is a bit of an institution. It started life as a humble […]

22 Feb 19
Building Jerusalem

It was one of those Christian buzzwords for a while. Every other church was lining up to label itself ‘relevant.’ The question I had whenever I saw that was usually, relevant to whom? The big problem is that churches landing hard on the term ‘relevant’ in their descriptions of themselves very often had a similar […]

22 Feb 19
UK Baha'i Histories

My story begins with St. Christopher, patron saint of travellers. I feel he led me on a long journey to the Bahá’í Faith, which I found when I was 25. My early religious experience was varied.  I attended Presbyterian Sunday School first until I was 8, then moving to a different town went with friends […]

22 Feb 19
Plant Therapy Blog

By Katrina Scampini, Certified Aromatherapist Bergamot — the beautiful citrus essential oil with a silly name — belongs in everyone’s essential oil collection. Period. It’s incredibly versatile, instantly uplifting, and massively popular around the world. So what is this amazing oil and how exactly can it help you and your family? Or, even more importantly, […]

22 Feb 19
Plant Therapy Blog

Do you love organic products? Do you love saving money? If you answered a resounding “yes!”, then you are going to love our Organic Sampler Set. Not only does it include some of the best must-have essential oils for your collection, but you can be sure that each oil is USDA Certified Organic. And didn’t […]

22 Feb 19
Notes from the U.K.

In 1653, with Charles I beheaded, Charles II in exile, and the rebellions in Ireland suppressed (brutally, since you asked), Oliver Cromwell had no one left to fight with but his allies. So off he toddled to the House of Commons and closed it down. How’d we get to this point?   Before Charles I […]

22 Feb 19
There and Back Again: A Pastor's Journey

What would Jesus do? In recent years that saying and question is one that has become quite popular both within and outside of Christianity. The letters denoting the phrase, WWJD, have been marketed on all manner of things from bracelets to key chains to board games to shirts to a feature length DVD movie to […]

22 Feb 19
FILM FRENZY

View From The Couch is a weekly column that reviews what’s new on Blu-ray and DVD. Ratings are on a four-star scale.

22 Feb 19
Warwickshire Libraries

I vividly recall my first encounter with a Faber hardback. It was Christmas, I was eight, and my aunt bestowed upon me Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats. I knew not who Old Possum was, nor who this mysterious T.S. Eliot was, but what I did know was that there was something in it that […]

22 Feb 19
PhotosbyDavo

I recently traveled to Dublin and London for a holiday and chose to bring my m43 gear instead of my usual Nikon DSLR outfit. For this trip, I took along a Panasonic G9 camera body, PanaLeica 8-18mm f/2.8-4, PanaLeica 15mm f/1.7, Sigma 56mm f/1.4 and PanaLeica 50-200mm f/2.8-4. As shown in a previous post, this […]

22 Feb 19
KimberlySullivan

The weekend is upon us, and it’s time to turn to serious topics. What books do you have on your nightstand? The weekend is always a good time for me to catch up on pleasure reading – and I’m always up for recommendations, so do share what you’re reading now. Here’s what I’ll be reading […]

22 Feb 19
ArtLawKenya

THE REPATRIATION OF AFRICAN ART (Part 1) The French President Emmanuel Macron (bless his soul) isn’t too popular a man amongst French Museum owners at the moment – among all European museum owners really. His decision last year to return thousands of African artifacts appropriated during the colonial era to their respective African countries “without delay” took many […]

22 Feb 19
TONY88

LONDON — There is undoubtedly a whiff of the unwanted to the Europa League, particularly its early stages before the dream of winning it to qualify for the Champions League is close to being realised. By extension, then, the implication can be that players asked to appear on Thursday nights are not in the manager’s […]