A curious dream. The Tide WashesThe Tide Washes
(Click arrows for slideshow)Tulipa praestans ‘Shogun’
All the way down 748 steps to be precise! Early in our Italian adventure I’d dragged James away from the pool (he’d have ended up bright pink and wrinkly if I’d left him to it 🙂 ) and onto a blue SITA bus. Groans! But not so far this time. Destination Positano, the picture postcard […]Bright memories – 12
A curious dream.The Tide Washes
Graham Plowman is a contemporary composer that has done the scores for various video games, and some independent movies. He’s also worked with the publishers of the tabletop role play game, Call of Cthulhu. Aside from that he’s been creating his own work under the title of Cthulhu Mythos – H.P. Lovecraft Horror Music. As […]Review: Graham Plowman’s ‘At The Mountains Of Madness Soundtrack’
New to Amazon Prime Video. Written and directed by James D’Arcy, Made in Italy is a predictable, but warm and humourous romantic comedy. Michael Richardson is Jack, a London gallery owner who suddenly finds he’s going to be out of work when the owners and family of his estranged wife decide they want to sell. […]Made in Italy
Interested in a new way to create and publish engaging content on your WordPress site? Today, we’re unveiling our new Stories feature, now available in the WordPress apps.Introducing WordPress Stories: A New Way to Engage Your Audience
Herbs and plants once played a key role in the traditional medicine of Brittany, being employed in a wide variety of remedies to treat all manner of diseases in humans and animals. Most proprietary recipes were tightly guarded, being handed down within the family from generation to generation. However, knowledge captured from the popular memory in the early 20th century and uncovered in the old pages of witch’s spell books and folklore, allow us to construct a Breton herbal pharmacopoeia.Healing Herbs of Brittany
Like most relationships, it is a ridiculously complicated one. Well, it used to be. I saw that a few weeks ago it was National Eating Disorder Week and I went back and forth about posting something about my own experience with the subject. I am not sure exactly why I waivered, other than it is […]My Relationship With Food
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