Posts Tagged "Review"

Keep Calm and Cast On

Posted by on Oct 15, 2011 in Art & Craft, Home & Garden | 2 comments

Keep Calm and Cast On

I’ve been really enjoying my return to knitting, and was delighted to receive a copy of Keep Calm Cast On: Good Advice for Knitters by Erica Knight from Quadrille to review.     This is a charming little gift book, with a lilac linen cover and featuring lots of ‘good advice for knitters': anecdotes, handy tips and quotes from literature and poetry.     Many of the quotes are about the therapeutic effects of knitting, and these I can really relate to. These are two of my favourites:     And I have learnt some handy tips which I didn’t know...

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My favourite Jane Eyre?

Posted by on Sep 11, 2011 in Books & Film | 10 comments

My favourite Jane Eyre?

As a child I loved the 1944 film version of Jane Eyre with Orson Welles and Joan Fontaine, and of course a very young and beautiful Elizabeth Taylor in the role of Jane’s tubercular childhood friend, Helen Burns.     This black and white version is very ‘noir’ – perfectly highlighting the gothic elements of the story and particularly the harshness of Jane’s upbringing at the orphanage. I’ve seen this version many times (and still cry when Helen Burns goes ‘home to God’). My next encounter with Jane Eyre was reading the novel itself....

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My New Swimsuit from Lingerie Please

Posted by on Aug 17, 2011 in Fashion & Beauty | 1 comment

My New Swimsuit from Lingerie Please

I am more of a bikini person that a swimsuit one, but being of a certain age now *cough* I’ve decided that maybe a one-piece would be more appropriate, especially during my fat belly moments (we all have them don’t we?). Well I’ve found the perfect swimsuit, from the fabulous Lingerie Please, who were kind enough to send me one to try: the Sunseeker Solids Cross Body Bandeau Swimsuit. I’m sorry you are not going to see a picture of me modelling it, but here is my body double on the Lingerie Please website:     I’ve been told that this is Lingerie...

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How To Make Your Own Drinks

Posted by on Aug 1, 2011 in Books & Film, Food & Drink | 4 comments

How To Make Your Own Drinks

This week I have mostly been … making my own drinks – thanks to this great book by Susie Atkins, How to Make Your Own Drinks     I’ve been poring over (no pun intended) this wonderful book for a few weeks now, and dreaming of all the refreshing summer drinks I would make from its pages, only to be thwarted by an almost holy grail-like search for citric acid – one of the ingredients in many of the recipes. I finally tracked this elusive substance down by asking the owner of my local Asian food store, who looked at me very suspiciously before producing a...

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Show Me Your Stationery: JOTTRR notebook

Posted by on Jul 23, 2011 in Home & Garden | 3 comments

Show Me Your Stationery: JOTTRR notebook

Always room for another notebook chez Molly! This week I am delighted to be reviewing the JOTTRR classic.     I have heard the JOTTRR classic described as the ‘budget competitor to Moleskine’, and it is certainly difficult to avoid comparing them – both are the same size (A5), have rounded corners, expandable inner pocket, an elastic holder and a ribbon page marker – but I think the JOTTRR gives the Moleskine a real run for its money.     The JOTTRR classic comes in three colours – charcoal grey, yellow and pink – which I love, as they...

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