Mothers Day is essential for family bonds

MOTHERS DAY IS THE IDEAL TIME TO REPAIR THE UNINTENDED DAMAGE WHICH FAMILY MEMBERS MAKE TO MOTHERS DURING THE YEAR. Mothers Day is a good time of the year to be selfless. It’s not your fault that you’re human. Your Mother made you that way. But sometimes Mother’s grit their teeth when their offspring do …

CHOGM 2021 is cancelled until further notice

THE CHOGM EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR 2021. That is to say, CHOGM 2021 is postponed indefinitely due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The President of Rwanda, his Excellency Paul Kagame, and the Commonwealth Secretary-General, the Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC, announced on 07 May 2021 the postponement of the Commonwealth Heads of …

Your good manners make a difference.

“MANNERS, MAKETH MAN” IS THE STANDARD PHRASE, AND A PROVERB, TO INDICATE THAT MANNERS ARE ALL-IMPORTANT. Good manners are what our parents, grandparents and teachers use as a yard-stick for how we will get on with other people on the planet throughout our life. In a more day-to-day existence, good manners grease the wheels that …

Auction houses and war medals

AUCTION HOUSES ARE AN ALTERNATIVE TO VISITING WAR MUSEUMS TO VIEW MEMORABILIA. Commercial hubs such as auction houses provide immediate access to family history and war service. Auction houses are centres which display products of the past and services rendered. The memorabilia displayed include medallions (medals) with colourful ribbons. You might see sashes with rosettes …

ANZAC Biscuit baking support Commonwealth values

ANZAC BISCUIT BAKING SUPPORTS THE EFFORTS THAT OUR GRANDPARENTS GAVE TO PROTECT OUR NATION IN THE FIRST WORLD WAR AT GALLIPOLI. ANZAC Biscuit baking at home was shared with family, neighbours, friends and work colleagues to support the same patriotic values as were shown in Britain and other parts of the Commonwealth. Children are often …

Diana Riggs’ critics’ reviews compiled.

CRITICS’ REVIEWS CAN MAKE OR BREAK A THEATRE PRODUCTION IF AUDIENCE ATTENDANCE IS TIED TO ONE PARTICULAR REVIEW. In her early career, Diana Rigg was an actor who attracted a raft of critics’ reviews some of which bordered on poison pen writing. She understood the power of the pen. To appease “the Gods”, as some …

Time and wise words are worth their weight in gold

TIME MASTERS CHARACTERISTICLY APPEAR IN OUR LIFE LIKE THE PAPERCLIP IMAGE USED TO WHEN WE FIRST LEARNED TO USE THE COMPUTER. Time Masters are usually impatient because every second of the day, whether we are asleep or awake, time is ticking away. These Masters might be impatient but they are also wise. They typically say …

Antiques and art as Christmas collectibles

ANTIQUES DEALERS AND ART DEALERS KNOW HOW TO TEMPT THE TASTE BUDS WHEN THE CLIMATE FOR CHRISTMAS COMFORT ARRIVES. Antique dealers and art dealers usually have a roaring trade in the lead-up to the Christmas calendar. Sweet bon-bons, Christmas tinsel, pewter goblets full of red wine, champagne glass with sparkling, bubbling liquid come to mind. …

Christmas dessert can make a fool of anyone

A CHRISTMAS DESSERT RECIPE CAN BE THE MAKE OR BREAK OF A FAMILY DINING EVENT. Eating during the Christmas time – especially in cold weather – is a happy, holiday indulgence. In Australia, with the summer heat upon us, this is a time to eat sparingly later in the evening. Here for your use is …

Christmas fool for sweet foods and beverages

CHRISTMAS FOOL IS WHAT WE ARE CALLED WHEN WE OVERDO IN THE GOURMET DEPARTMENT. Eating to excess over the holidays leaves us feeling lazy and tired like a Christmas fool. As a child, I wanted to eat everything pretty and sweet at Christmas because I thought ingesting it would make me more pretty and sweeter. …