Miss Bette Davis

Some Friday Fun – courtesy of my ‘Friday Favourite’ Actually Miss Bette Davis is a perennial favourite of mine. I have no idea when it all began, nor do I understand why. I know I watched old black and white movies with my parents and I recall going to the cinema to see ‘Dead Ringer’…

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Happiness: just what is it?

At the beginning of a new year, a new job, a new relationship there will often be an accompanying wish for happiness.Happiness becomes a mantra for fulfilment. For contentment. For success. How did ‘Happiness’ get into our lexicon? The arrival was fairly straightforward; the path to its current meaning was less so. The root of…

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Eco-friendly hand made soap bags

Two years ago I really didn’t think seriously about being environmentally friendly. I’d started taking my own shopping bags for the regular weekly shop, bought fruit and veg loose rather than pre-bagged, determined to buy no more plastic, and liquid soaps were bought in bulk to be decanted – but that was about it. A…

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