Well, one does know that there is a difference in the two approaches, but whether you like it or not, this new phenomenon is out there, and possibly here to stay. One art teacher recently took her students, mainly women in their mid-40s, on a destination trip, in which was included learning to make sangrias, dance the salsa, and snorkel (talk about total immersion). Only, they had to come back with a thick drawing book quite full of sketches and paintings and tell the story of this trip, airport to airport, via their visual journals. And they had to pay their way. … [Read more...] about Residencies, retreats and destination festivals: the new ‘it’ thing for artists
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Admitting he 'handles things very well' because he grew up with her having to travel for work, she gushed: 'He's very grown up about it and he's brilliant when I have to read my lines. He does all the accents with me. … [Read more...] about Strictly’s Catherine Tyldesley and co-star Saffron Barker cut casual figures as they lead the celebrities putting in final rehearsals ahead of Live Tour
Workhouse Coffee, Reading Let’s say that, like everyone normal, you’re not that hungry in the morning and would prefer a cup of coffee. Workhouse Coffee is a simple, pared-down connoisseur’s experience that you can smell from a block away, which previously they said only about Reading festival. They do single-bean, inimitable coffees from the Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Guatemala, all meticulously sourced with the kind of love and precision you don’t often see outside the wine world. Then they fancy around fluffing their milk up in wholly unnecessary ways, since any fool knows you should drink your coffee black and have your hot milk on the side if you’re a baby.What to order: The Guatemalan espresso. … [Read more...] about The 50 best breakfast places in the UK
Scotland has a different system, with just three ratings - Pass, Improvement Required and Exempt Premises (which are given to premises such as newsagents or chemists that are checked but are not predominantly food businesses). Ratings are then displayed on the Food Standards Agency website. … [Read more...] about Just Eat listings include takeaways given zero ratings for hygiene
Prince Al-waleed is a Saudi billionaire, investor and a member of the royal family. In 2013, Forbes estimated his fortune at around $20 billion, which, the royal claimed, was less than the amount he disclosed to the magazine. The prince filed a defamation claim in London against the editor and two journalists. The Kingdom Holding Company, founded by Prince Al-Waleed, issued a statement saying that the magazine published a “deliberately insulting and in accurate description of the business community in Saudi Arabia”. In 2015, Forbes and Al-Waleed released statements that they had settled the dispute. … [Read more...] about Meghan and Harry’s royal move could boost Canada’s economy
In 2014, Laura, a nursery manager, and her now-husband Grant were about to start IVF for problems unconnected to her own fertility when a routine smear test detected cancerous cells. “They talked about a hysterectomy,” she remembers. “Knowing my illness would take away my chance of having children was what broke me, not the cancer.” By this point in the story, both women are in tears. “As we left the hospital, I told Grant to leave me,” Laura adds. He didn’t. And while a hysterectomy was ruled out, Laura spent Christmas and New Year’s Eve undergoing treatment, with Kerrie by her side. She had delayed it by one month, so her eggs could be extracted and later used to try for a child via surrogate. … [Read more...] about ‘She said she’d be babysitting our embryo’: what’s it like to carry a child for a friend?