Friday, October 28, 2011

Princess Diana's notes on Shakespeare

Sometime ago, I came across some pictures that showed Princess Diana's personal notes on Shakespeare.

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She always doubted her academic abilities, perhaps because she favored the arts. However,  she showed a keen interest in Shakespeare's work.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Kathy Hilton "I Want To Be A Hilton Reality Show"

You can watch the series on You Tube HERE

Anthea Turner's Kitchen

Anthea Turner
Daily Mail

When I was a child I lived in England for eleven years. My mother, sister and I moved there when I was eight and just before my nineteenth birthday I moved to the Western United States to pursue college.

While living in England during the 90's I would watch Anthea Turner present the morning TV show called GMTV and a travel show. Before that she was a presenter on 'Blue Peter' and nowadays she's the queen of cleaning, otherwise known as 'The Perfect Housewife'. 

Some people either love her, or hate her personality. I personally love her, and have many similar interests. So, when Daily Mail {a British Newspaper} posted a picture of her kitchen, I had to have a sneak peek.

This is an excerpt from that article:


Our kitchen is the heart of the home, and Grant’s three daughters come and go as they please here so there are lots of big gatherings round the table with simple home cooking. If filming my show Dinner Party Wars in Toronto with some serious foodies has taught me one thing, it’s don’t try too hard when you’re entertaining – people come to see you, not your back while you slave over a hot stove.
Anthea Turner
My dad brought this bear back from Germany when I was tiny – he was there with the family carpentry business – so I called him Brian after Dad. My mum, Jean, was a teacher, but after my sister Ruth was born with spina bifida she stayed at home. Sadly Ruth died at the age of 15 in 1978, but this bear reminds me of my very laid back, lovely sister and makes me wonder what sort of adult she’d have become.
Anthea Turner
When I travel, this Italian coffee pot goes everywhere with me. I can’t drink instant coffee and this makes a delicious brew on the stove top. It was Jack Dee who showed me how to make coffee like this when we did the very first Celebrity Big Brother. He brought one of these into the house as his luxury item and I was hooked. The only difference between my pot and Jack’s is that mine is pink.
Anthea Turner
The pottery industry in Stoke-on- Trent, where I come from, is in decline, which is terrible because it was the lifeblood of the local community. When you see things with the Doulton stamp today, you know they were made in the Far East. But potter Emma Bridgewater took a risk and bought an old factory there and is still making beautiful china – I support her by buying her work, like this lovely coffee mug.
Anthea Turner
My TV work on shows like GMTV and Wish You Were Here has taken me all over the world, so my Mulberry luggage has been essential. I’ve had it for 12 years and how it’s survived I don’t know. But wherever I’ve been, as soon as I get home I put on my sheepskin slippers given to me four Christmases ago by my friend Sally. I live in them and if they didn’t make me look
like Waynetta Slob, I’d wear them all the time.
Anthea Turner
Darling Biddy, my golden retriever, is 12. I’ve always adored animals and couldn’t live without them. I bought Biddy as a pup and we have four cats too, including Twiglet here. Three of them came from my sister Wendy’s TV show Pet Rescue and the fourth, Martin, was found wandering the streets of Stoke by my mother. I also have a beloved Andalusian stallion, Caramelo – it’s like a big dog you can ride.

Very co-ordinated don't you think? You can visit Anthea's website HERE.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Simplicity Issue

Some of you may know that I started an online magazine earlier this year. It was during fall sometime last year when I was trying to find a creative outlet. I couldn't quite figure out what, at the time so I slowly scribbled ideas into my nearest composition book.

By the way, a composition book is one of the best things you can have next to your coffee table, your bedside table or in your purse. For 30 cents {even I could manage that} you can write every idea that may pop into your thoughts.

I'm well known for saying "Oh, I have an idea" much to my fellow friends demise...because over my past twenty-five years, it's been a consistent quality, however, I'm inclined to get all my friends to help me, luckily the best ones stay around and enjoy being a part of my ideas just as much as I do.

So My 365 came about because I am
1. Totally into organizing and making daily lists
2. Wanting to learn new things everyday
3. I really wanted a way to share my daily finds with others and it took several iterations to figure out HOW???

Firstly, I bought a ton of study cards and inscribed ideas...that idea fizzled out, then I decided it could be a book, then after several cups of coffee with Cory who has designed magazines I thought,


he looked at me and said "what?"

and I replied "Oh, I have a good idea, let's make a magazine"

fortunately, he agreed and so I went on and  filled up composition books trying to figure out WHAT NEXT?

It was with that thought that launching online would reach many readers, more readers who 'kinda' thought like I did. Then I realized, they could share and be a part of the My 365 family with us.

Then, one chilly not quite yet spring day, my dear friend Nadia came to visit and we relayed our idea over breakfast at Denny's...the other people eating their breakfast and the waitress were curious what we were so excited about, and secretly felt good about our endeavour.

So, we set to work...Cory started the website based off my doodles, Nadia reached out to the social networking community and I started receiving MORE emails from people around the world, than I ever had.

It is with that we launched Issue 1, the 'Fresh Issue' on May 23rd 2011. About a week before my birthday, and then Issue 2, the 'Vintage Issue' and most recently the 'Simplicity Issue'

Each issue we grow, we learn how more about our My 365 community and we reach out for others to contribute and be a part of this 'Unique' magazine. We also get enough ad sales to buy a milkshake each issue when all is said and done. So having positive emails and comments makes us feel like our efforts, and to which I have to graciously thank Cory and Nadia these issues wouldn't be a reality.

I'm now also along with the magazine creating a DIFFERENT kind of calendar, and am devising a way for most of the proceeds to go to a cancer charity.

Better get my scribble on!

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