If you are looking to buy a Console table or a Coffee table, these have both been made to a very high standard by an expert craftsman.
Later this month I will announce a competition with a difference. Howz.com are donating a starter kit worth £199! The idea behind this great device is to enable relatives and carers to go about their daily lives knowing that their loved ones or clients/patients are safe.
We didn’t know much about the Philippines until my brother decided to retire there. He has lived abroad virtually all his life and was looking for somewhere to retire that ticked various boxes for him, the most important being that it had a tropical climate and he could afford to retire there on a limited pension.
As the demand for all-wool footwear grows, Cosyfeet have embraced the trend by launching a range of pure wool slippers that are specially designed to fit swollen feet.
This week’s poem, Ode to Croquet, was written especially for the captains of the croquet team at Worth park, Crawley, Sussex, where I completed my writing residency last year.
Do you remember your first love? I remember mine clearly. I was fifteen and when we broke up I thought my world had ended. First Love was inspired by these memories which were prompted when completing the Blues Studio Poetry Workshop with the Poetry School last year.
This is a poem I have written about the vast array of street entertainers.
Sady, we’re all far too familiar with the unpredictable nature of British summertime. Hands up those of you who’ve been happily soaking up the sun in the garden, only to have to race indoors because of a sudden downpour? We thought as much.
Back in June 2017, I shared Broken Bone in Bucuresti, written around 18 months after my accident in Bucharest. Today I’d like to share Operation Bucharest which began its life while I was being operated on, awake, as I had a spinal anaesthetic. I’d be interested in comments regarding the difference between the two poems.
Many of us find we need to move house as we age – and it is a daunting prospect. Indeed, I was so reluctant I left it until the options had drastically narrowed, and my husband simply would not have moved anywhere if I had not made him!
This is a poem I have written about wedding anniversary names given for different years of marriage.
I have been sent the new GTech Leaf Blower to evaluate and I am raring to go and try this latest cordless garden power tool.
Dedicated to all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the defence of their country with love and great respect from a grateful nation.
Heating is so expensive these days whichever method you choose to buy to heat your home. If you have central heating but don't want to have the radiators on in all the rooms, why not invest in a low wattage slim line panel heater?
The Gambler takes the form of a sonnet and was born during my first creative writing course with The Open University back in 2012.
As mentioned in the newsletter, maybe some of you like writing short stories for pleasure. If you would like to send yours in, I will reproduce it on the website. The first one has been sent in from Sharon Boothroyd and is a light hearted romance. Sharon came up with the idea!
If like me, you experience endless unwanted calls during the day and evening, maybe it is time to invest in a Call Blocker Shield from CPR Callblocker.
I have owned many fan heaters over the years. Most have been standard on/off cool/hot switches and nothing really special to look at. I have been sent The Desk Friend from Dimplex to evaluate and this model is stylish, modern and compact.
I have written articles before about the love I have for my local choir - HEREFORD POP CHOIR Helen Vereker Singers.
This week’s poem is a bit of light-hearted fun and an appropriate time to post as Wednesday 25th October 2017 was World Pasta Day. They seem to have a special day for everything these days. Pasta À la Carte was inspired by a photo prompt when I was doing a poetry challenge a couple of years ago. I hope it makes you laugh.
The latest range of cordless vacuums from Shark have now been released and I have been sent model IF250UK to evaluate.
Hard Of Hearing? Difficulty Watching TV Or Listening To Music? Sennheiser 880 Headphones Could Be The answer!
I have been sent the fabulous Sennheiser Set 880 to evaluate and would like to share my findings with you.
I have been sent a pack of two Deep Sleep pillows from Silent Night to evaluate and would like to share my findings with you.
Cyndy right and me on the left
“I’m going to a black-tie event, where can I get a gorgeous gown?” “I’m going to Royal Ascot, where can I get an amazing outfit?” “My daughter/son is getting married, where can I get a fabulous frock?”
I was prompted to write On a Street Near You after seeing the volume of homeless people huddled up in doorways, in Brighton, but it’s not just happening in Brighton, it’s happening on a street near us all. On a Street Near You was first published earlier this year by Liverpool Anthology to help raise awareness of homelessness.
I am delighted to be featured in the latest Cotswold Collections Journal with a review of the autumn collection clothes that were sent to me. Many thanks for writing this article Anastasia McPartland.
Where has the time gone? I’ve been working so hard on Struggle and Suffrage: Women’s Lives In Bristol 1850-1950, my non-fiction book for Pen and Sword Books, that I missed out on a conventional summer holiday.
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A new type of active shoe for swollen feet has been designed to prevent damaging impact to joints.
This poem is quite special. It began its journey in 2007 after I watched my mum sleeping in hospital when she was seriously ill. Although she never fully recovered we managed seven more years together before she died. I dedicate this poem to my mum as it would be her 85th birthday on Thursday, 19th October, 2017.
After my mum died in 2014 I felt like I’d lost my identity. I therefore explored a lost identity theme in my poetry and came up with a collection of fictional poems, Recognition is the first. This poem was first published in Reach Magazine (Indigo Dreams Publishing) in Issue #209.
In the 1st century BC, present-day Uzbekistan stood on the important overland trade route that linked China with the Mediterranean.
An OAPSchat member has written this moving poem for World Mental Health Day 2017 and wishes to remain anonymous. My thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Which type of headphones do you prefer? In-Ear, On-Ear or Over-Ear? Is there any difference in sound quality?
In October 2016, I was served with notice to leave the place I was renting in Newmarket. The get out or else day, December 31st. I didn’t laugh. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise but it still shocked me. I had no idea what to do.
I am delighted to be writing my second evaluation of some of the superb range of clothes from Cotswold Collections Autumn catalogue. This time I would like to share with you four items of clothing I have been sent and have mixed and matched with some of my own clothing ranges.
I was delighted to be invited to evaluate the gorgeous Dimplex electric stove, which was delivered to my door a couple of days ago.
Ides of March originated from an exercise at the start of my creative writing course with the Open University. It’s a bit of fun and I hope you enjoy it.
Over the past decades, the dressing of the gentleman has evolved; some things that were once considered sharp have become outdated very quickly. One garment that has never gone out of fashion for bespoke dressing is the cufflink.