Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday!

So much of our modern society is based around the cult of celebrity.  The Great British public devour mountains of printed and on-line content about a whole host of people from the top of the social pile to those just visible at the very bottom.  We sometimes forget that occasionally one or two come along…

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Valentine's Day

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Valentine’s Day has become better known for heart shaped chocolate boxes, expensive dinners for two and romantic cards and gifts.  The original Valentine’s Day was declared by Pope Gelasius I to mark the day of burial of Saint Valentine in 496 AD, but hey, that was a long time ago!! Some of us think too…

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Fab Four

Fab Four

On the 9th February 1964 The Beatles appeared for the first time in America on The Ed Sullivan Show.  As many as 73 million Americans got their first taste of the Fab Four who would come to epitomise the swinging sixties and would become the bestselling band in history. The decade of the 1960s ushered…

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Scarlet OHara

Scarlet O’Hara

The indomitable Scarlet O’Hara from Gone with The Wind often said, ““Oh, I can’t think about this now! I’ll go crazy if I do! I’ll think about it tomorrow.  Was she only thinking about how to win Rhett Butler back or was she also thinking about a trip to the dentist. No one enjoys a…

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natural dental floss

How Long is a Piece of String

We live in a world with a bewildering amount of information thrown at us from every possible angle.  A recent case study shows that here in the western world, we are bombarded by the equivalent of 174 newspapers of data a day.  Would that be broadsheets or tabloids? It’s no wonder that sometimes we don’t…

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Hygge

Hygge

A lot of us have heard the Danish work hygge (pronounced hugga) being batted around in the press.  It’s a tricky word for us Anglo-Saxons to define but loosely it means a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.  It seems to be just as much about a…

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Burns Night

Burns Night

Up in the morning’s no for me, Up in the morning early; When a’ the hills are cover’d wi’ snaw, I’m sure its winter fairly. So said Robert Burns more than 200 hundred years ago.  I’m sure our 18th century brethren felt much the same as we do today about getting out of bed on…

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Finger Toothbrush

Brush Your Blues Away

We have all begun the slow recovery from the excess of Christmas and New Year.  Everyone is starting afresh with renewed vigour and kickstarting 2018 with gym bound fitness regimes and new ways of taking care of the health of our skin, hair and of course our teeth and gums.  Getting back into shape needn’t…

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