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THE EVOLVING EMBLEM OF TARTAN –FOR REBELS AND ROYALS

THE EVOLVING EMBLEM OF TARTAN –FOR REBELS AND ROYALS

  Some years ago when visiting a distant relative in Mississippi, I noticed a Coat of Arms hanging on their living room wall displaying a rather distinguished tartan crest of our family tree, dating back to the 17th century. It made me think about tartan and its...

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CROATIA – A ‘NOVASOL’ EXPERIENCE

CROATIA – A ‘NOVASOL’ EXPERIENCE

    When the travel company Novasol asked me to write a travelogue on one of their villa destinations in Croatia, I agreed immediately. Firstly, because I had worked with Novasol before, and as they are celebrating their 50 year anniversary this year, knew that...

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CELEBRATE THUNDERBIRDS DAY WITH A 34-HOUR MARATHON

CELEBRATE THUNDERBIRDS DAY WITH A 34-HOUR MARATHON

To celebrate International Thunderbirds Day, a whopping 34-hour marathon of every episode of the original Thunderbirds series, created by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson will be shown on-line to a worldwide audience. Sylvia also provided the voice for the iconic Lady...

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Win a Delicious Pack of Turmerlicious Latte Blends

Win a Delicious Pack of Turmerlicious Latte Blends

“As the nights draw in here is your chance to win the full range of Turmerlicious Turmeric latte blends -  a dairy and caffeine-free range of hot drinks made from coconut, a good daily dose of superfood turmeric and a delicate blend of aromatic spices. Amazing as it...

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Afraid by Sharon McGovern

Afraid by Sharon McGovern

  When I met author Sharon McGovern at her house in Grays, Essex recently I was warmly greeted by a sharp, kind, intelligent woman – a writer, wife, mother and philanthropist who has survived against the odds, and is living proof that we as human beings have the...

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Wake Up And Smell The Coffee – It Can Taste As Good

Wake Up And Smell The Coffee – It Can Taste As Good

  I recently heard on the radio a so called coffee expert and Barista exclaiming that the aroma of coffee is always so good that the taste never fails to disappoint. As my friends will tell you I always rise to a challenge, and have been investigating this notion ever...

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Beef Olives – A FAB Retro Recall

Beef Olives – A FAB Retro Recall

  BEEF OLIVES are a real comfort food according to Jamie Oliver.  They were also a favourite decades ago with Sylvia Anderson, creator of Lady Penelope and Thunderbirds, according to her daughter Dee. Sylvia was a dab hand in the kitchen when she was not creating her...

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TWEEDING THE TREND – FOR STRENGTH AND STYLE

  Tweed has always been a rather classic addition to our wardrobe, and always remains in mode, merely by its established stance in British fashion for both men and women. We used to joke that tweed and brogues were a united front for the traditionalists and the...

THE EVOLVING EMBLEM OF TARTAN –FOR REBELS AND ROYALS

  Some years ago when visiting a distant relative in Mississippi, I noticed a Coat of Arms hanging on their living room wall displaying a rather distinguished tartan crest of our family tree, dating back to the 17th century. It made me think about tartan and its...

LEGENDS OF THE CAT WALK

  Now that the weather has started to cool down, the Autumn Glotime fashion police are hotting up and discovering that the new season is lurking just around the corner. We know that the Royal Wedding has given the British fashion industry quite a boost as the World...

THE BEAUTY OF STAR BRAS

  Why didn’t I think of this, and patent it!  For years I have been struggling with backless bras and strapless bras and then when ‘revealing the straps’ came in, I thought, problem solved. Now of course we have the rather revolutionary backless and strapless bra,...

THE SEXY HEADDRESS IS BACK – TRUE DEVOTION AND THE HEIGHT OF HAUTE COUTURE

  As a truly committed devotee of the heady days of Princess Diana, from her peter pan collars and see through skirts, to the ever plunging necklines of the temptress, I vowed never to go there again after the tragedy of 1997. Now with the butterfly advent of Meghan...

For The Love Of Layering

  We live in a Country where weather is a huge topic of conversation, and so we all need an outfit that will work all day and night regardless of what is going on outside.  Temperature shifts like that call for layering… and I simply adore layering. The big, fluffy...
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Quick, Easy & Tasty Miso Noodles with Egg

A perfect quick and tasty lunch, so simple and quick to prepare These Miso Noodles with Boiled Egg will get your taste buds tingling. Ingredients (For one person) 1 medium sized egg 1 tbsp t oil 50g Mushrooms sliced small piece ginger, finely grated small piece...

Win a Delicious Pack of Turmerlicious Latte Blends

“As the nights draw in here is your chance to win the full range of Turmerlicious Turmeric latte blends -  a dairy and caffeine-free range of hot drinks made from coconut, a good daily dose of superfood turmeric and a delicate blend of aromatic spices. Amazing as it...

Beef Olives – A FAB Retro Recall

  BEEF OLIVES are a real comfort food according to Jamie Oliver.  They were also a favourite decades ago with Sylvia Anderson, creator of Lady Penelope and Thunderbirds, according to her daughter Dee. Sylvia was a dab hand in the kitchen when she was not creating her...

BUDGET FRIENDLY SURVIVAL MEALS FOR STUDENTS

  Your offspring or grandchild is off to University?  Surely not.  When did that happen?  They have only just started school!  But it is true, and they are leaving home – well at least for the time being, they are going to be independent, and feeding themselves. Your...

Cookalong Pancakes With Reza Mahammad and WIN, WIN, WIN

  Reza is best known as the flamboyant and highly entertaining TV chef, with an encyclopedic knowledge of Indian food. He has received high praise for his last three Food Network series Reza’s African Kitchen and Reza, Spice Prince of India and Reza, Spice Prince of...

SPICENTICE UP YOUR LIFE AND TAKE YOUR COOKING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

  Glotime.tv have made another exciting discovery for those of you who want to cook authentic recipes, and also if you are on a diet plan.  Too good to be true – read on. Spicentice are an exceptional Company specialising in amazing spice blends, which take the hard...
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Win a Delicious Pack of Turmerlicious Latte Blends

“As the nights draw in here is your chance to win the full range of Turmerlicious Turmeric latte blends -  a dairy and caffeine-free range of hot drinks made from coconut, a good daily dose of superfood turmeric and a delicate blend of aromatic spices. Amazing as it...

Afraid by Sharon McGovern

  When I met author Sharon McGovern at her house in Grays, Essex recently I was warmly greeted by a sharp, kind, intelligent woman – a writer, wife, mother and philanthropist who has survived against the odds, and is living proof that we as human beings have the...

CLEANING UP THE GRIME

  It was only a decade ago I was living in Shorditch, the trendy oasis of the Galaxy, obsessed with ‘grime’ and ‘cleaning up’ as a PR consultant with all of the media startups in the area. Now, ten years, one marriage and three kids later, I am still OCD about grime,...

DO YOU DESERVE TO FIND TRUE LOVE?

  A wise philosopher once told me that to find true love you must accept that it comes with great loss – of yourself, your identity and ultimately of the person you love – as one of you will ultimately depart this earth before the other – which is a scary prospect in...

IF YOU CAN TAKE THE HEAT – GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN

  The London Fire Brigade are on the lookout for more female firefighters, as they now feel that with stereotypical imagery symbolising firefighting as a predominantly male profession, it is sending out all the wrong messages for their recruitment campaigns. Recently...

‘THE SKINNY SURVIVAL BOX’ – YOUR VERY OWN RESCUE PACK

  As most of us ladies at Glotime are familiar with diets, whether it be Slimming World, Weight Watchers, Atkins or another form of weight loss, we are excited to discover an inspirational idea which is now becoming a truly successful business, ‘The Skinny Box’....
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Wake Up And Smell The Coffee – It Can Taste As Good

  I recently heard on the radio a so called coffee expert and Barista exclaiming that the aroma of coffee is always so good that the taste never fails to disappoint. As my friends will tell you I always rise to a challenge, and have been investigating this notion ever...

WIN a £500 NOVASOL Holiday Homes voucher!

  WIN a £500 NOVASOL Holiday Homes voucher! NOVASOL Holiday Homes is offering you the chance to win a £500 for your next self-catering holiday with them. With a huge offering of over 50,000 properties all across Europe and with prices starting from just £299 per week,...

Cookalong Pancakes With Reza Mahammad and WIN, WIN, WIN

  Reza is best known as the flamboyant and highly entertaining TV chef, with an encyclopedic knowledge of Indian food. He has received high praise for his last three Food Network series Reza’s African Kitchen and Reza, Spice Prince of India and Reza, Spice Prince of...

ON FINDING THE ONE – AND LOOKING TEN YEARS YOUNGER

  How many times do you hear about ‘finding the one’ and ‘when you are least expecting it they will appear’.  It was certainly the case with me, and with the most important relationship of all, My Hairdresser. At certain times in my life I have found a hairdresser who...
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