My first chemo treatment meant staying overnight in hospital for staff to monitor my progress rehydrate my body and share helpful info to help with side effects
A Month of Sundays, a novel by Liz Byrski, is about 4 women in their 60s and 70s, Ros, Adele, Judy and Simone, all members of an Online book club for ten+ years
It’s Summertime in Australia in the festive season so if you are visiting from interstate or overseas slap on your 30+ sunscreen and a hat and get out and about
What do you know about design history and the decorative arts and the evolution of taste from antiquity to the present day
Season Six of Downton Abbey is about two extremes of historical continuum and the frailty of our humanity ancient past to distant future, in shades of Season One
A kind heart, a good soul, essential ingredients in a menu of goals we need to establish and reach for if we seek to find a balance between romance and reality
The Marais Project presented Re-imaginings, their 15th Anniversary Year Finale Event of 2014, which was reviewed by Rose Niland for The Culture Concept Circle
17th century garden design reflected formality until Salomon de Caus invented fountains, giving impetus to the idea of the fantastic and bizarre giving pleasure
Being a bibliophile is not only about heartbreak, but also happiness too and spending a rainy day reading in bed or on the sofa is certainly my idea of luxury
Progress hinges not on eradicating mistakes, but on our success at perpetuating them – by making good mistakes we learn to forgive, progress and mature by fault
Wearing black and white was a statement of style for the mistress of Henri II of France Diane de Poitiers who adopted Goddess Diana’s crescent moon as a symbol
In Greek Mythology the three Goddesses of Destiny and Fate were recorded in many formats, including tapestries that depicted them weaving the threads of destiny
Described as the ‘matrix of the symbolic’ the Mirror has accompanied the human quest to know and understand our own identity… who is the fairest of them all?
The Christian church as it became organized, discovered singers collectively gather courage to perform as well as gain momentum to give outstanding performances
Benjamin Britten’s gesture of reconciliation was to ensure the main protagonists of World War II Russia, Germany & Great Britain performed his inaugural Requiem
Prior to the twentieth century towers were built as symbols to the heights of material wealth and prosperity the western world had yet achieved.