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Living the Dream; Lessons from Hollywood's Sweetheart, Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe screams Old Hollywood. Emanating a radiant presence on and off screen, she is a household name known all over the world. Her demure, flirtatious manner cast a spell upon all who came into contact. Who could blame them?



Strutting her perfectly-winged eye, iconic red lip, platinum curls, and vivacious figure - with a beautiful mind to match, Marilyn was America’s sweetheart. But Marilyn Monroe was clearly one tough chic, with an air of modest humility captured in her wisdom. Here are a few of our favourite lessons from the golden girl herself, why don’t you have a read through and see how many translate to your life?


7 Great British Bake off Disasters That Had Us Enthralled


The nation is in mourning; yes, Great British Bake Off has come to its climatic end and Wednesday evenings will now seem empty and void.


Yet, as we celebrate Candice Brown’s well-deserved win, it’s a good time to reflect on GBBO 2016 and take a look at some of the less successful baking moments that have made this season into yet another classic. Which is your favourite?



Louise’s Church Blew Down


Muhammad Ali: What Made “The Greatest” So Great?

"Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them—a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill."


Occupation: Boxer

Born: 17th January, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky

Best known for: World Heavyweight Champion

Nickname: The Greatest


A true boxing legend, the world mourns the loss of “The Greatest" heavyweight boxer who made history in, and out, of the ring with his magnificent boxing style, unpredictable humour, and gentle generosity – especially later in life.


FA Cup Final 2016: Stats & Facts


It’s the most wonderful time of the year for football fanatics and no, we’re not talking about Christmas.


We are, of course, talking about the FA Cup Final 2016 which is now just around the corner, hitting our screens on Saturday 21st May. Dedicated football fans across the country are clearing schedules to ensure they have prime positioning in front of a television screen so they won’t miss a second of the highly-anticipated match. After all, football is the most beautiful game in the world, right?



15 Simple Ways to Spruce up Your Home

The smell of spring is finally in the air. It’s often still too cold to be working outside, but with the sun streaming through our windows, it makes us question what better time of year to renovate and refresh our interior home decor.

A word of warning, though. Once you start revamping your rooms, you may not want to stop! Although that’s not necessarily a bad thing. There’s no need to renovate every single room from top to bottom, unless, of course, you’re feeling incredibly motivated.

Instead, to save time, cost and personal effort, why not give each room in your house a subtle makeover? New flowers, a touch of paint on an accent wall and some new prints to decorate are rewarding forms of self-expression and creativity, and inject touches of personality into any home.


We Just Love the ‘90s

So, we’ve covered all the things we love in the ‘60s, ‘70s, the ‘80s, and now we’re onto the ‘90s.


Oh, the nineties. What a sweet, sweet childhood that was. Remember the ginormous mobile phones? Alcopops? Kickers shoes? Tamagotchis? Not to mention Walkmans, Blur, Oasis, Byker Grove... the list goes on.


Once you’ve read this list of precious memories, if you aren’t craving to go back in time to the ‘90s, all the bizarre knick-knacks and food, then there’s something seriously wrong.


We Just Love... the 70s

Last month, it was the 60s, and this month, it's all about the 1970s! Granted, we didn’t have Google, iPads, Facebook or One Direction in the ‘70s. But we did have disco music, penny sweets, space hoppers and SO much more. Take a trip down memory lane with us to the era of pet rocks, flares,Wombles, and more in our list below…

Disco Music



If there’s one quintessential image of the 1970s, it's that of John Travolta as Tony Manero in a white suit shaking his booty on the dance floor. Fuelled by the film Saturday Night Fever, the disco scene erupted on the pop landscape, spawning more movies and the phenomenon of the discotheque. We’re talking ABBA, Donna Summer, The Village People, Dance Fever, Bee Gees...


I Just Love... the 60s

The decade of miniskirts, bellbottoms and Beatlemania, we’ve put together the things we just love about the 1960s...

A Loaf of Bread...

... cost just 5 pence! We’re not sure what you can buy for 5p today!


Unzip a Banana

“Unzip a Banana” was a motto for a British TV ad campaign in the 1960s. You’ll never be able to peel a banana without the catchphrase spinning around your head from that classic tune!


We Just Love... the 80s

There’s nothing quite like the 1980s era, right? There’s just way too much to reminisce about – the awesome music, the revolting, mortifying outstanding fashion, the TV shows, the movies. Yep. The 80s were a treasure-trove of phenomenon, and undeniably the greatest decade for a little one to grow up in, for sure. From spokey dokes and floppy disks to Grange Hill and Madonna, we’ve rounded up all the things we just love about the 1980s…


Floppy Disks


By George Chernilevsky (Own work) , via Wikimedia Commons


The Science Behind Giving

Sometimes we need a bit of inspiration to find the right gifts, whether they're meaningful, humorous or for a particular occasion.


Impossibly Romantic Love Quotes to Brighten Your Day

Love is for all seasons, right? To celebrate love, here are some of the best love quotes of all time, from books, movies and celebrities. I hope this light-hearted piece brings a smile to your face and adds a splash of fun to your day...


"Women marry men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed." Albert Einstein

Jennifer Aniston by Pimkie, taken on April 7th, 2009

"The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain." Jennifer Aniston


A Bit of Blurb on the Tradition of Christening Gifts from Godparents

Been asked to become a little one’s godparents? Feeling a bit nervous about it? Don’t be. Feel honoured. It’s a blessing to become godparents. You’ve been asked to be the second mum and dad people to turn to, ask advice from. People to spend time with.

Being godparents doesn’t make you the child’s legal guardians; your role is more of a support role. You’re interested in the development and nurturing of the youngster. Given that you stand as the second parents, it’s important to bestow your godchild with a little something that reflects your love for them, don’t you think?