Month: March 2016

Stage Review – The Perfect Murder

My word! There’s lengthy dialogue for the actors to get to grips with. Dialogue which is modern; immodest; humorous at times, and though a bit cheesy delivered with much ingenuity by the players. You can say one thing about the Smiley’s marriage. It’s equal. Equal in the fact they despise one another with a passion. Equal that they both court dark ideas about escaping from its confines. Equal that neither one would care if the other were dead. The PR around this production may present this as a murder mystery, but it is actually a black comedy, and one that is quite average in many regards I have to say. But hey! There are questions that need answering, and definitely a mystery to solve and some unexpected happenings. I report that the attention it received from onlookers was well procured and there are many theatrical elements present which helped this unfortunate pair, in their mundane setting, dust off their 20 year attachment somewhat spectacularly. The play certainly received much audience acclaim judging by the comments …

Review of subscription boxes from Boxcitement

About Boxcitement Boxcitement is a UK company and a web based business offering a gift buying subscription service, the website meets the needs of this online business perfectly well, it is professionally presented, user friendly, and secure. You can treat yourself regularly to a complete Boxcitement box or arrange to send to someone as a gift, alternatively, you get to keep some of its contents and re gift other items. The theme changes each month and as far as we see there is a surprise element because there is no prior indication as to what themes are up and coming. Contents are bespoke pieces and will generally be a mix of stationery, jewellery, crafty, home accessory, greetings card and gift wrap items Subscription service Buy without subscribing (20 GBP one off box) or Subscribe monthly (18 GBP per month). Save money by purchasing upfront subscriptions for 3 (17 GBP per month) 6 (16 GBP per month) or 12 months (15 GBP per month). The online purchasing experience is relatively straightforward and like most subscriptions, once …

Stage Review – The Government Inspector

Bobchinsky and Dobchinsky burst into the civic rooms of a small provisional town somewhere in Russia, far from St Petersburg (that’s an ongoing joke). They have alarming news that their time has come around again for government inspection. The intolerant, uncompromising Mayor is beside himself with worry for the state of the place and how poorly the public services are being met. He shouts his demands and his departmental people around him are suddenly darting around like headless chickens. On the other side of the coin, and receiving little hospitality at the beginning, is Mayor’s unwanted visitor, Khlestakov. When we are introduced to Khlestakov and Osip (his lackey) another tale is told! A comedy in which the constitutional is so unconstitutional! There’s much unaccountability, bribery, and an awful lot of double dealing. Fabulous when the writing presents you with some wonderful characters, such as those who generally contribute so little to society but who are so conveniently comfortable with that; crooked people, town’s folk with rebellious intentions, and inferior leaders and officers. David Carlyle is …

3M – TSS BUSINESS OF THE MONTH FOR MARCH 2016

What’s to know about the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company? Well, apart from the fact it is now known as 3M, there’s so much more. For a start, 3M helped put a man on the moon! Image owned by BNPS – Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2575515/ 3M is an American Worldwide Enterprise Multi-Industry company which manufactures products for Business and for the Consumer. Not bad going for something that was originally a small-scale mining venture, established in 1902, by five founders 3M is fundamentally a science-based company and a global diversified technology giant of a corporate business. 3M’s many technology platforms touch almost every aspect of modern life. Nowadays, the majority of 3M products across the majority of those platforms rely on polymer processing 3M has been creating innovative products which cater for a wide variety of end markets, far too many to mention in a 500 word profile but now follows an interesting list: Image Source – MST 3M employee Richard Gurley Drew (see above) invented masking tape in the laboratory, 1923, and went on to develop a transparent tape based on cellophane, …

The Secretary – Ravensburger Puzzle Review

  The Secretary” is a 500 piece premium puzzle. As you open the box you find the 500 pieces securely in a bag also an additional A4 picture of the puzzle picture, so you don’t need use the box with you to complete it. Also included is the artist’s biography and information about the Ravensburger Company. The picture is a drawing by Trevor Mitchell of a secretary busily at work in a 1960s office. Trevor Mitchell who after attending Art College in Bradford worked for an advertising agency in London in 1979. He then returned to his native Yorkshire where he went freelance. He illustrated greeting cards and found a market for his paintings among publishers of art prints and jigsaw puzzles. The Secretary drawing is a very detailed picture and the colours are vibrant. As an avid puzzler I would recommend this puzzle for beginners, young people or someone with little patience.  Starting with the frame and sorting the remaining pieces into colours this puzzle is fairly easy. The picture has clear lines to …

Flirty Dancing books by Jenny McLachlan

Added a new review of a teenage read, it joins two other short reviews of titles from the same series previously reviewed, either on, or around, their original release dates. All three from the same Flirty Dancing book series. Book 1 does not appear. This is Book 4 and it is called Star Struck, the author is Jenny McLachlan CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO READ Published by Bloomsbury in Paperback – Release date 10 March 2016 RRP £6.99 A Children’s Fictional Book – for 12 + years Overview: The first person voice this t… Source: Flirty Dancing books by Jenny McLachlan