Harry Selfridge had many lovers Victoria Sackville, Gaby Deslys, Alice Delysia, Anna Pavlova, The Dolly Sisters, Syrie Barnardo Wellcome, (Syrie Maugham) Elinor Glyn , Isadora Duncan, Marcelle Rogez
What do you need to make jam? This is a list of jam making equipment for perfect jam and jelly including jam pan, jam thermometer, jam funnel, ladle, home made jam labels, balance scales - everything!
Who Killed Cock Robin? This is a children's nursery rhyme that goes back to the 16th centrury. Nobody know what Who Killed Cock Robin really means. It is not very popular now as a book for children.
Shopping Seduction and Mr Selfridge by Lindy Woodhead is the biography of Harry Gordon Selfridge. It tells the story of a king of retail and commerce, family man and womaniser who came to a sad end.
Another royal baby on the way for William and Kate, another royal baby boy name? Prince George Alexander Louis Will have a little brother or sister - choosing a name for the new royal baby time!
A new Royal baby arriving in the UK and Prince William and Kate Middleton will be choosing an old-fashioned, traditional, royal baby name right now. Any bets? What are the odds on royal babies names?
A Christmas pie plate is just perfect for adding a bit of extra Christmas cheer to the dinner table. A plate for festive dishes, quiche dishes, fun Christmas pottery or stylish seasonal china.
The old baby names are back in fashion. Royal babies have trdaditional names, the stars choose old-fashioned names for baby, and vintage and retro name are cool. How to choose a name for a baby?
Why do we cry? What is cryingexactly and why do we cry? Do animals cry too or is crying just something humans do? So many questions just crying out to be answered so stop crying ad find out more.
Yellow paintings are so cheerful, but who painted in yellow why did famous artists paint pictures in the colour yellow? What does yellow mean? Can yellow and other colors affect our emotions?
Tour Eiffel or the Eiffel Tower, iconic symbol of Paris, France, was built by the French engineer Gustave Eiffel. You can take a tour of the Eiffel Tower, find out about art, science and the tower.
Miss Garnet's Angel by Salley Vickers is the charming tale of a spinsterish woman and her trip to Venice where she finds her Guardian Angel, love and adventure in the picture of Tobias and the angel.
Neon is hot news just now and this is a list of the 10 Best Neon Lipsticks for Black Light. Great for clubbing and discos. Shine in neon colours. Lip stick in purple, violet, pink, orange, green even!
Just who is Honey Boo Boo - and why is she famous? Honey Boo Boo Child is a name given to herself by Alan Thompson, star of the TV Show Here Comes Honey Boo Boo - including Mama June and Sugar Bear.
One of the most charming tales by Beatrix Potter set at Christmas time, is the luxuriant story of The Tailor of Gloucester. Children and adults will love the beautiful language and illustrations.
Best Christmas gifts for Cognac and brandy lovers: cognac glasses, cognac posters and even a visit to the town in South West France for a Cognac vacation where you can see how cognac brandy is made..
The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal is an amazing family history, their rise to riches, suffering under Hitler and final triumph, all told through the travels of a collection of netsuke.
A combination salt and pepper shaker and grinder really is a must-have kitchen gadget. My chef'n salt and pepper mill lasted me years. Great gift for a cook.
An angel pendant necklace is the perfect gift for celebration, baptism, Christening, or birthday. This guardian angel pendant with heart of gold is ideal for Valentine Day gift. Diamonds are forever.
Vegetable marrow recipes for marrow jam, marrow cakes, marrow soup, marrow salads, vegetables, muffins - a recipe for marrow for ever occasion! Marrows are squash - over grown zucchini or courgettes.
Do you know what to pack for a trip to France? What will the weather be like? Not always hot in August, cold in November! Learn how to travel light and pack clever for your French or European vaction
A French pedicure is a great way to younger looking pretty feet. Tidy up your toe nails for summer and get yourself a pair of beautiful summer feet. Easy to do a French manicure or pedicure yourself!
Limousin is famous for oak woods which are harves
Oradour sur Glane in Liousin, France is a martyr village destroyed in the World War II and kept as a monument to the destruction of war. Nazi soldiers massacred almost all the French Villages in 1944
International Scrapbooking day takes place on March 4 2015 - not to be confused with the US National Scrapbooking Day which is the first Saturday in May. Lots of opportunity to add to your scrapbook.
Beatrix Potter is most famous for her Peter Rabbit and other story books for children but she was also a keen naturalist and renown mycologist. She carried out ground-breaking work fungi and lichens.
Limoges Porcelain Easter Eggs make Perfect Gifts for Easter. They are pretty, authentic porcelain boxes in the shape of an egg, beautifully decorated. Use as trinket boxes for special gift suprise.
What does the name Barbara mean? Who are famous Barbara's? When is Barbara Saints Day? Who is Saint Barbara? Where is Santa Barbara? Find out more about name meanings barbara, name gifts for Barbara.
Accordion Crimes by Annie Proulx explores the lives and racial identity of immigrants, Spanish, Germans, Mexicans, French, Irish and Polish, to America by following the journey of a green accordion.
How to draw with pencils? Here are a few art school tips on how to get started with pencil drawing and how to really bring you pencil drawings to life.
You'll find the Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett a rollicking good story combined with historical intrigue, plotting medieval style and how to build your own cathedral! Architectural bliss.
A black pearl - the ideal sensual Valentine Day gift, for birthdays and special celebration days. Black pearls are perfect as gifts for men and women as black pearl jewellery (jewelry), oysters, love.
Review of 'Black Diamonds, the Rise and Fall of an English Dynasty', Catherine Bailey. Black diamonds tells the shocking story of coal, exploitation by rich landowners and poverty of the coalminers.
Gifts from France and gift ideas for Fracophiles. There are so many wonderful things that come from France and French gifts are perfect for anyone who loves France and the French way of life.
Jamie Oliver TV chef books and kitchen ware make great gifts for cooks. Kitchen gadgets, cookbooks, mugs, salt and pepper mills and even Jamie's paintings. Fancy Jamie's mug gazing down on You?
Tajine pots make great gifts for cooks. What is a tajine pot? Tagines are tasty, one-pot dishes that are exotic and unusual. You can choose from glazed tajine pots or more authentic unglazed tagines.
Are you looking for special gifts for artists? The artist in your life would love a creative gift with that extra touch of luxury - special art materials that are that little bit indulgent.
Highgate Cemetery in North London is famous for its stone angels, the Highgate vampire and the celebrated people who are buried there: Karl Marx, Stella Gibbons, Radclyffe Hall, & Michael Faraday
Thinking of Christmas gifts for artists? Find some inspired art gifts for the artist in your life. Art materials or painting materials spring to mind but what about a painting holiday in France?
What are Angels? What are Cherubs? (or cherubim plural of cherub ) Angels exist in Christian, muslim and Jewish beliefs, but what is an Angel? They are messengers from God and our guardian angels.
Pies deserve a pretty pie dish and a to make the pie complete you need a pie bird. What are pie birds for? They keep the upper crust of the pie up, they let out steam and they look so charming.
Pigeon pie or squab pie was a good old-fashioned favourite. Pigeon meat, like other game meat, is healthy and low fat so why don't we eat pigeon any more? Pigeon recipe and pigeon pie recipes.
Yes, this is me 'rolling' pastry in my Granny's kitchen at a very tender age, many years ago, but I still use my Grandmother's pastry recipes. Learning to make pastry was fun and I still enjoy cooking; even more since I...
These pie recipes are from my Grandmother's recipe book and my Grandmother baked the best pies. There are recipes for meat pies, vegetable pies, fish pies and, of course, recipes for pastry for pies.
The Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier is a fabulous read about two Victorial women fossil hunters, Mary Anning and Elizabeth Philpot. it takes place in Lyme Regis, UK and brings history to life.
Chabanais fall harvest festival takes place in this small town in the Charente, France. Called Les Journees de la Quintinie after Jean-Baptiste de La Quintinie, gardener to King Louis XIV.
Irmik Helvasi is an Easy and Exotic Turkish Dessert that we all love. Dry ingredients economic, delicious; this is a quick and easy pudding made with semolina, coconut, ground almonds and currants.
Three's something special about feet and shoes - so many people love shoes and feet, yearn for pretty feet, admire a beautiful shoe and adore the foot. what do shoes and feet mean in our cultures?
Do you have a name song? Looking for the name song of someone close to you? A song with her name in would make a very special gift. Charm your girl or guy with music and sing your love to her.
Thinking of planning a wedding in France? Looking for a romanic French wedding venue? How about getting married in a French chateau? Domaine des Etangs is a beautiful French castle in Limousin France.
You will need to know how to line a cake tin if you're making a fruit, Christmas cake or large celebration cakes. It's quick and easy and all you need to line the tin is baking paper and scissors.
Christmas cakes are rich in tradition and there are many Christmas customs and traditions connected to the Christmas cake. These are some Christmas cake traditions from the North of England.
Do you have a naughty dog? We do. Eating soap, chasing hens, these are just a few of the things our naughty dog gets up to. If you have any ideas on how to train a naughty do - do let me know.
Melars are old-fahioned fruits, relatively unknown. You can't buy them easily so why not plant a medlar tree - grow your own medlars. You can make medlar jam and jelly too. How to Grow a Medlar Tree
Molly is our beautiful English pointer. Proud mother of three pointer puppies she lives the good life in Limousin, France. How did we choose our English pointer puppy? Well, thereby hangs a tale ...
Need some Halloween party ideas? These fat rat and mini mouse cakes for Halloween will make the kids squirm with - (delight?). It is just so delicious, quick and easy cake recipe. I've based this recipe on the cakes...
Looking for some really good scary stories to read to the kids this Halloween? Here are some excellent children's book with a spooky theme. Ghostly stories that won't frighten them to death!
Need nibble ideas for a Halloween party? Here are a few fun Halloween part food ideas that you can make with the kids. These Halloween poached egg ghosts went down a treat!