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11 Tips for Hiring Women

Doing the Sports Jock hop? Scroll down or here's a direct link to the Sports Jock hop This article appeared in the winter issue of Best of Times, a magazine for senior citizens and was reprinted from the July 1943 issue of Transportation Magazine. It made me laugh,...

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The One About Afternoon Tea

Recently my husband took me to a traditional afternoon tea at Cornwell Park in Central Auckland. It’s always fun setting aside the jeans for something a little dressier and enjoying the occasion. Our afternoon tea inspired my TT this week. Thirteen Things About...

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The Story of the Wedding Dress

The white wedding dress made with silk and lace is a twentieth century tradition, and the cynical among us might say that those who work in the wedding industry have embraced the elaborate white gown for commercial reasons. In past centuries, couples would wear their...

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Behind the Mask…

Masks in a Chinese craft shop Since I'm off on a mini holiday and leaving before the birds even think about chirping tomorrow morning, I thought I'd give you a virtual tour through China during the next four days. I hope to pop in and chat during the day, so I'm going...

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Twelves Pieces of Advice For First Dates

Going out with someone new can be nerve-racking and stressful. I’m currently researching a new story where first dates are involved, and here are some commonsense suggestions I’ve discovered to get through that date without breaking a sweat. I’ll definitely be using...

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Twelve Facts (?) About Werewolves

1. Legends of werewolves have been with us since Greek times and even earlier. 2. European folk law in particular is full of tales of men shifting to wolves. 3. In one of the legends, Ovid (Metamorphoses) served human flesh to Zeus. In punishment, he was changed to a...

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Want to Grow a Bonsai Tree?

Yesterday Mr. Munro and I were listening to the radio while driving down the motorway. Hubby listens to a fuddy-duddy station with lots of chat, but it turned out to be interesting when the discussion turned to bonsai trees. The lady speaking about them made growing...

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Attending a Cocktail Party? Make Your Own Fascinator Hat!

I'm really excited to introduce my guest today. Maddy Barone writes romance and has a love of all things paranormal. In her own words, "I’ve been writing since junior high. Werewolves, time travel and handsome princes who can wield magic and lead armies are my thing....

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Make Your Own Hand & Foot Scrub

During our last holiday one of the special activities on board the cruise ship was making beauty products using items from the pantry. Below is one of the recipes: Sweet Brown Sugar Scrub 1 part milk 4 parts brown sugar Mix the sugar and milk together. Apply to hands,...

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