“Handmade” is not something that is synonymous with my life in general. I struggle with sewing in name tags, let alone creating something that my children would actually want to keep. My mother was the queen of all in the world that was handmade: clothes, jewellery, rag dolls, my shoes, […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 29-09-2014 in BLOG / REVIEWS tagged with art / ian mcewan / Intelligence Squared / language / stephen pinker / writing
It was with great excitement that I booked two tickets to the Intelligence Squared debate (that is meant to be a little “2” above Intelligence, but clearly I’ve failed the first test and don’t know where to find that on my keyboard) entitled “Steven Pinker on Better Writing with Ian […]
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Some fabulously different suggestions below with not a theme park in sight!:- From playing a farmer for a day in Crete to rafting down the mythical ‘River of Woe’ in Epirus or even volunteering for a sea-turtle conservation project in the Peloponnese, Greece offers a host of original and engaging […]
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