Yesterday the Royal Family celebrated the safe arrival of their new baby and the extension of The Duke and Duchess' family from four to five. As with their previous two births, we were allowed a brief glimpse of the couple only hours after the event. The usual comments and congratulations ensue including commenting on Kate's appearance post birth, these comments being a mixed bag of positive ("How does she do it, I definitely didn't look like that!") not so positive, ("It's o
"A tree is known by it's fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness sows love" - Saint Basil Last week, I was sent 3 gifts in the post. One beautiful bunch of flowers from my 'baby' sister and 2 gift boxes full of thoughtful items. One friend had put in a face pack, my favourite tea and chocolates in a stylish box which I always appreciate. Another had put in the biscuits we always like to eat togeth
Today marks the 100th year anniversary of women (initially over the age of 30 and of property) receiving the right to vote.
A huge number of women fought and campaigned for this right and many put themselves, their families at risk in doing so. In the early-20th century until the First World War, approximately one thousand suffragettes were imprisoned in Britain due to an unwavering belief in the equality of women to men in having a voice. To think how many of these women w