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You don't have to love Opera to appreciate the artistic brilliance of these set designers. This is the floating Stage on Lake Bregenz, Austria. Many will most likely recognise it from the Bond movie ' ...

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Okay, so the store closed its doors (or door) in June 2010 and the question was, how did I feel about that? Well, relieved! It meant no early starts for the family; my sister up at 05:00 to prepare th ...

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"The room was an atmospheric chamber of shadows and pools of light...One by one, the guests, albeit somewhat apprehensively, took their seats at the Lord Demon’s  table" Casa Bella’s Angels & Demo ...

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"...if that is your view and you believe so strongly in it then don't shout a completely different message on your website. That smacks of hypocrisy to me. Either you believe in something or you don't ...

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"Man, the so called hunter has now become the hunted with unorthodox females adopting sexual guerilla tactics to lure, seduce and consume their chosen mate" We're days away from summer! And there’s a ...

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THE BEST OF FRIENDS THE BEST OF FRIENDS

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"The idea for the ludicrous suggestion that children should be discouraged from forming best friendships can only have been spawned from the same dimwits who called for the banning of a red pen in the ...

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"Ever wanted to influence the next bestseller? If so, this post is for you!” Hello. Remember me? Of course you do. It’s just been a while that’s all.   If you’re an avid social media follower of mine, ...

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It's been a few months now since I traded in my beloved Touareg  in exchange for a leased Golf and, yes, I've got used to it.  Is it bad? Yes it is!  Okay, maybe  not as bad as I thought it would be b ...

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Well, to say that last night was somewhat surreal would be an understatement but I guess that's more because one minute I was in London on the telly and the next I was back home in good ole' green Cam ...

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THE CANVAS OF LIFE THE CANVAS OF LIFE

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"The Canvas of Life is as dull or as colourful as your paint it...Your job may not be the best in the world but stop for a second to consider, what does it do for you? Could it finance a trip to Ausch ...

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"Stereotypically, ‘the man old enough to be her father/grandfather’ scenario tends take place between twenty something year old lady and uh hum much older gentleman. He usually has a few pennies in th ...

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So, are you a ‘naysayer’, no? How about a ‘sob sister? Maybe a radiator? Or are you a drain? What am I talking about? Why friends of course. There’s a whole dictionary of adjectives out there used to ...

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"Every one of us, at some stage  in our lives, has imagined, rightly or wrongly, that everybody else is having much more fun.  The reality is more than often the opposite." “Why is it that one bad thi ...

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OUT WITH A CURSE, IN WITH THE NEW OUT WITH A CURSE, IN WITH THE NEW

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"Change is imposed on us. Every year, every day, hour and second that ticks by equals change for us. Some of it so subtle, we may not even notice until many days, months, weeks, and even years later." ...

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"Are we all really more stressed out now because life is tough...or is it because 'suffering from stress' is much more acceptable...trendy"? How are you feeling today? Are you okay? Perhaps you're fee ...

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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING SELFISH THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING SELFISH

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"The stresses and strains of life turn us into different people, since we often find ourselves having to ‘perform’ not out of choice but out of necessity. Is the greatest gift of all our own happiness ...

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So what are they like for you? Creepy, happy, scary, terrifying or downright x rated? Most of us dream every single night, we just don't remember, which is really disappointing when it's a good dream. ...

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"We place (or feel) trust in another person when we believe that they have our best interest at heart... but what happens when that trust is broken?" Good morning.  I hope you’re sitting (or laying) c ...

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So what are they like for you? Creepy, happy, scary, terrifying or downright x rated? Most of us dream every single night, we just don’t remember, which is really disappointing when it’ ...

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It's no secret that thousands of you, whilst snuggling in bed on a Sunday morning, log on to read the latest ADA post. Maybe because you think it's a good read, maybe because you think it's going to b ...

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THE END THE END

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"As much as I may resist it, I, like all of the other inhabitants of this earth, am governed by the laws of nature; I rise by the Sun and collapse  by the moon...something's got to give" Hello? Are yo ...

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HAS CHRISTMAS LOST ITS SPARKLE FOR YOU? HAS CHRISTMAS LOST ITS SPARKLE FOR YOU?

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"7 out of 10 people 'dread' Christmas, do you?" So, it's December!  And as if we hadn't noticed that winter was just around the corner; Jack Frost has been tap dancing over the land causing early morn ...

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Casa Bella’s first dinner party is a success! Casa Bella’s first dinner party is a success!

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And so here it is... after months of toiling to refurbish the place and planning to theme the  evening, Casa Bella opened its doors for the first time to its guests and I'm thrilled to report that it ...

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Okay, so maybe I was a bit ambitious to say I'd be back with you the day after the evolution event two weeks ago. Since then, there’s been a deluge of new deals, company name change tasks, sickness, a ...

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"Meet J.K. Franko and yours truly at a spectacular book launch event in London's Covent Garden." So, this is where I normally start by making some quip about you not hearing from me in a while, but I' ...

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"So, are you ready for the big event? Have you ticked everything off your bucket list? No, not yet? Well, you may want to hurry up, the end of the world is nigh, in 45 days to be precise." That’s righ ...

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SINS OF THE MISGUIDED SINS OF THE MISGUIDED

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Where exactly do these dimwits who purport to know so much about the religious sensitivities of the masses crawl from?” What does Easter (also known as PASCH or PASCHA)  mean to you? The arri ...

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"It's a love like no other - one that has transcended time. But why exactly do humans love their pets often more than they love each other?" So, here I am. It’s been a while since I last put finger to ...

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"If you've  loved, been loved, have hurt or been hurt , lost or thrown away somebody special, then this book is not only for you but it is about you." Wow, my Sunday blog posts have always proved  pop ...

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The Oxford dictionary’s definition of enable is to give (someone) the authority or means to do something, also, ‘to give strength’, ‘to make firm and strong’. Notice how all of these are positive inte ...

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"I've always found it fascinating how, as a child, the countdown of days to a particular event appeared to be interminable yet, as an adult, tempus fugit" So, it's June and the wedding season is in fu ...

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"If you've ever wondered about the book writing process, love to read books and want to influence the next bestseller, this post is for you!" I am often asked about my writing process. Where do I get ...

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Discerning reader, in the build up to my company rebrand (in just 2 weeks!) you'll appreciate that I won't be delving into  many meaty subjects as my director's speech is more than making up my writin ...

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WHEN DID YOU LOSE YOUR INNOCENCE? WHEN DID YOU LOSE YOUR INNOCENCE?

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" Take a few seconds to consider… when was your favourite Christmas? What is your favourite memory?  Is it your best memory as a child or as an adult?  And can you even retrieve the best memory amidst ...

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"There isn't much out there that shocks us; sex, death, violence or love, many of us have (or believe) we've seen it all." On Facebook the other day I remember seeing a flurry of 'shared links' about ...

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THE UNSPEAKABLE JOURNEY THE UNSPEAKABLE JOURNEY

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"Some things are what they are. It doesn't matter if we choose to see the best in people, if there is an inherent darkness inside they’ll be no exorcising of this without therapy or a life altering ev ...

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They’ve transcended time, passed from generation to generation, evolving  to become part of our every day conversation. But what exactly do old proverbs mean and where did they come from?  I've resear ...

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What type of home do you have? Is it cosy, minimalist, practical, clinical or is it ‘lived in’? Whatever your definition, believe or not, your home, like a close friend or family member, has a persona ...

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When the Titanic departed from port it carried 1000 loaves of bread, 86,000 pounds of meat, 40,000 eggs and 36,000 apples to feed the passengers and crew on the 7 day voyage. Interesting and amazing! ...

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Today, with the final sentence of “Only boring people get bored” I finished the first draft of my non-fiction manuscript about relationships, COMING UP FOR AIR. If I said I was emotional, that would b ...

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Picture the scene: you’re walking down the street, minding your own business, and a person with a beaming smile accosts you, hands you a bottle of water and says to have a drink on them. What ...

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They’ve transcended time, passed from generation to generation, evolving  to become part of our every day conversation. But what exactly do old proverbs mean and where did they come from?  I've resear ...

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"We live in a desperate world...There’s no room for our ambivalence when crimes against others are committed as a form of recreation savoured by some with seeming impunity." Next week sees the final e ...

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"Ever wanted to influence the next bestseller? If so, this post is for you!” Hello. Remember me? Of course you do. It’s just been a while that’s all.   If you’re an avid social media follower of mine, ...

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Letting go; are you strong enough? Letting go; are you strong enough?

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So, it's 02:50 in the morning and here I am writing this. Why is it you may ask that I'm up way beyond the witching hour? Well, worrying myself silly of course, you know, in the same way most parents ...

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"We’re all too terrified to do or even say the wrong thing; TV shows are banned, products are removed or renamed for fear of causing offence." The bulk of this post was written a while ago when a Diff ...

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  You would have thought somebody had hacked off one of my limbs! I was onto the agency almost immediately, “I can’t stay here. I have research. I have video conferences. This is unacceptable!” & ...

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Given the remit, it would be easy to automatically equate ‘observe and report’ to ‘observe and criticize’ which in turn translates to “be picky’ rather than accept things at face value. But I was dete ...

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Tis’ the Sunday of the week before the rebranding. Me? Terrifed? Tis’ the Sunday of the week before the rebranding. Me? Terrifed?

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Good morning, Sunday browsers. How are you all today? I hope you're having a lovely relaxing Sunday, languishing in your bed. Now, I know no Sunday is complete without a post from a Different Angle ab ...

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“...That’s what you get for going with girls behind my back”, she said as she smashed the kitchen utensil into his head." So do you know, today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Aga ...

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"Change is imposed on us. Each day, each year that ticks by equals change. Some of it so subtle, we don't even notice, we simply wake up and realise that something that didn't bother us before bothers ...

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  "I felt it important to reach out to you and let you know that I am okay and that I am coping during this difficult and challenging time of learning that chapter 9 or 10 (I’ve lost count) of th ...

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 Rain has never been recorded in some parts of the Atacama Desert in Chile A 75 year old person will have slept approximately 23 years Sharks can live up to 100 years Mosquitoes are attracted to the c ...

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Do you think news bulletins should contain more positive, uplifting stories instead of negative, depressing ones? Or, are they just another form of entertainment? A colleague once told me the story ...

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It's been nearly a year since Casa Bella's HOIME Awards. Wow, time really does fly! Casa Bella's HOIME Awards 2012 will not take place this year because they are making way for another glitzy event; t ...

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"I think the best thing about the evening (although it may not necessarily have seemed so at the time!) was the noisy, raucous behaviour of all our guests." Well, hello there. Have you missed me? Of c ...

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I've just been reading about how Alistair Campbell often suffers from severe bouts of self-doubt.  Eh? What do you mean you don't know who he is? Alistair Campbell used to be Tony Blair's Press Secret ...

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"Apparently, weather, sports, pets and travel are the four most common topics of small talk which is something many of us struggle with, be it because words simply don’t come to us or we just don’t li ...

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THE THINGS WE HIDE THE THINGS WE HIDE

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" If you’re able to see your ‘forbidden land’ without having to lean forward or heave that blubber curtain to one side then you’re safe; you’re not a BIG FAT pig...People fear the truth because it’s m ...

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Yes, well it was always going to be a short matter of time before Francesca and I forget our heated exchanges and remember instead only the warm and fuzzy feeling that hosting dinner parties instills ...

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BEAUTY & THE BEAST BEAUTY & THE BEAST

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"Gone are the days of gentry where girls lived a quiet and shielded existence, unable to become intimately acquainted with members of the opposite sex until she became of age...Today's girl knows what ...

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Jonathan Rand has confirmed that he will be returning to narrate CURSED, book 3 of the supernatural thriller series, Haunted, by Tony Marturano. Rand, known for lending his voice to trailers and comme ...

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WHEN DID YOU LOSE YOUR INNOCENCE? WHEN DID YOU LOSE YOUR INNOCENCE?

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" Take a few seconds to consider… when was your favourite Christmas? What is your favourite memory?  Is it your best memory as a child or as an adult?  And can you even retrieve the best memory amidst ...

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"Whether or not you believe in the light or dark arts; witchcraft and voodoo practices remain true" The nights are drawing in, Halloween is only next month, and we'll soon be entering the dark side of ...

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There are few events in our lives that generate great anticipation and, in comparison to weddings, birthdays and other major family events, my visit to the Southampton Boat Show next week  with Platin ...

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"Like sharks in the water, they sense their prey, often those who lack in assertiveness and radiate fear.  It’s easy to dislike a bully yet, strangely, it’s equally possible to become ‘tired’ of the v ...

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"Each and every one of us has, at some time in our life, wished harm on somebody else yet the majority of us have inbuilt social inhibitors that block  us from acting on that impulse. The psychopath h ...

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"If somebody met you for the first time, what kind of impression do you think you’d make? Don’t fall off your chair but there’s a distinct possibility that whatever you're projecting, real or unreal, ...

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"Sending an email asking somebody to 'sponsor'  you is begging dressed up in a good cause....I'm very much a pragmatist who believes in the analogical process of putting on your own oxygen mask before ...

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"there were sleepless nights (nothing new there for a writer) and the belief that every creak of the house and click of the dishwasher was someone trying to break through the front door..."   So, ...

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THE FEAR OF CHANGE THE FEAR OF CHANGE

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"Change may not seem an exciting prospect for many but it is the fresh linen on your bed, the ointment on your wound, it’s the new perspective on things as they really are and not how you believed the ...

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I’m often asked, what do you think is the special ingredient to writing a number one bestseller? My answer is always the same. There is no one ingredient. There are many. HAPPY 2021! I could start thi ...

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" Those suffering from narcissism will often show signs of excessive (often erotic) interest in themselves. Does this sound like somebody you know or knew?" We’ve all experienced bad relationships, an ...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's top of the pops (or posts) time again when Wordpress very kindly compile a whole dossier of a  Different Angle's performance or, more specifically, those articles that you, the re ...

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It’s just 5 days to the opening ceremony of the Olympics games, are you excited? If you're not, then you are not in a minority, apparently. Last week, I wrote about the cynical traits of us Brits in m ...

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Apparently, we’re a nation of moaners, curtain twitchers and amateur meteorologists. Which one are you?  Do you recognise any of these traits in you?  No? Sure you do.   How about ‘great at queuing’, ...

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Last week it was cheeky Harry, this week it's booby Kate, is there no end to the Royal flesh fest or the circus that surrounds their attempts to ban the publication of  ‘exposures’ immortalising their ...

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So what are you; a babe or a swamp donkey?  A fox or fugly? Over the years, we've devoted a fair share of our personal lexicons to a series of adjectives that describe the beautiful, the bad and the u ...

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  "Our fascination with fear is a curious one, we’re addicted to the exhilaration of fear but only if we know we’re safe.  From rollercoasters through to haunted houses, some of us subject oursel ...

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