New Words for the Scrabble Board

October 11, 2013

Oxford Dictionaries online set the media and web on fire with its list of new words for 2013. On average, Oxford adds approximately 1,000 new entries to its online dictionaries every year, and this quarter’s update highlights some fascinating developments in the English language. The blending of words, with results such as phablet and jorts, is trending high, as are abbreviations.
New words are always intriguing, primarily because of their tendency to hint at what’s ahead for the future, and  this year’s list won’t disappoint, as it defines how each and every one of us are living. Read the rest of this entry »


Wedding Day Dress Code – Do’s and Don’ts

July 24, 2012

Navigating your way through the plethora of sartorial rules can be quite a trial, so with the  help of  the Daily Telegraph here are a few pointers to help you  in the right direction.

Do go for print

Floral prints are very fashionable

Weddings are the perfect time to don a colourful print, like the florals in Stella McCartney’s spring 2013 collection, and not look out of place Read the rest of this entry »

The Year of the Water Dragon

January 31, 2012

Flying high 

Welcome to 2012, the Year of the Dragon. The Dragon, or long (龙), is the fifth of the 12 animal signs in the Chinese zodiac and the only one that is fictional. The long is considered a spiritual totem of the Chinese people and symbolizes admirable traits including strength, success, benevolence and longevity. Read the rest of this entry »

Italian Legendary Tour stops at Castello Dal Pozzo

September 29, 2011

The Tour arrives at the Castello Dal Pozzo

The Italian Legendary Tour, in its 3rd edition this year, organised by AGV and Dainese, leaders in the field of hi-tech equipment for 2 wheel afficionados,  allowed 80 enthusiasts from 15 countries the possibility of discovering northern Italy from the Alps to the Lakes, from Vicenza to Turin. Starting out from La Vallarsa in the Trentino mountains, the road wound down round Lake Garda to Nago and then on down to Riva del Garda for the night. Then on to Como and a trip over  the lake courtesy of the and across to Lake Maggiore where the second night was spent at Castello Dal Pozzo, historic House overlooking the Lake, complete with a dinner on the Isola Pescatori overlooking the magnificent Palazzo Borromeo. The third day the bikes set off for Turin via Biella, visiting a brewery and a cheese factory (Caseificio Botalla,  (Birreria Menabrea) before arriving in the centre of Turin. Read the rest of this entry »

From the Sublime to the Orderly

September 27, 2011

Ursus Wehrli: Tidying up art – YouTube.

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If you have 15 minutes do watch this video. Ursus Wehrli, a swiss entertainer, shows you how to tidy up art in true swiss style. A passion for creating order out of chaos.!! Found on the Blurberati blog Read the rest of this entry »

Facebook moving towards world domination?

September 24, 2011

Facebook is aiming to take over our lives with media app integration

By Rachel King | September 23, 2011

Summary: Facebook is taking over our lives, one status message from one app at a time.If you thought Facebook was everywhere before, brace yourself. We’re just scratching the surface of where the social networking is going: world domination. Read the rest of this entry »

The Passengers’ Airplane Behavior Bill of Rights

August 18, 2011

Andy Murdock
Lonely Planet author

In a recent survey of behavior on airplanes, Lonely Planet asked readers a series of questions with the intent of establishing some basic guidelines for the traveling community to promote peace on airplanes. Flying can be stressful and tiring enough – we should at least know how to get along with one another. But how can we know what others expect without asking?

With over 5800 responses, they have created a list of gripes as it becomes very apparent that travelers generally agree on what is or is not acceptable in-flight behavior. Read the rest of this entry »