How To Choose the Right Pendant Lighting for Any Living Room

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Sophisticated, chic and adaptable to any style of décor, pendant lighting can transform a space from dull to daring... Find out how to choose the right pendant lighting for your living room.

My love is like a red red rose …

My love is like a red red rose …
 

[Rose] My love is like a red red rose … February is the month for romantics with St Valentine’s day celebrated in the middle, the 14th. From its pre-Christian origins, the history of what is now a commercial free for, all driving huge sales of chocolate, flowers and jewellery, is long, and often...

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Explore the world …

Explore the world …
 

[Orbis] Explore the world … If you’re one of our regular readers then “thank you!” You probably know by now that we love to explore the world through the meaning of words as words can illumine our world and lighting is our business. So let’s explore Orbis, a Latin word meaning world; and w...

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The bells ring out – but what do they say?

The bells ring out – but what do they say?
 

[Campana] The bells ring out – but what do they say? For most, the word “campana” has a certain ring to it! Pun intended! In Italy it means “bell” though can also mean campaign, countryside, parish, and much more. Used literally in a Spanish phrase it can mean “to hear something and ...

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There’s no such thing as chance

There’s no such thing as chance
 

We’ve heard the lesson; the harder we try, the less we succeed. But when we surrender, synchronicity enters and all manner of creations become possible. Take the young Isaac Newton, sitting beneath an apple tree contemplating universal mysteries. Then, – thump! – an apple hits him ...

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A Tale from the Tundra

A Tale from the Tundra
 

[Syberia] A Tale from the Tundra A Siberian tale tells of the time when evil spirits stole the Sun from the native tundra dwellers. Birds and beasts groped around in the dark to find food. Fed up, they called a meeting of their council, of every species of animal and bird. They argued about who [&he...

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Surround yourself with people who enhance your life

Surround yourself with people who enhance your life
 

How consciously do you allow people to be part of your inner circle? And do they inspire or drain you? We’re all surrounded by people, even monks and nuns, and in most part, in our working lives, we have no choice as to who they are, just as we have no choice in who our […]...

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Look up and be inspired

Look up and be inspired
 

At this time of year, mid winter, there are thousands of stars forming in the night sky almost 1,300 light years away. In late July, till about the 12th August, the same sky will present its performance of showers of meteors  from the stunning Perseids, a constellation in the arctic sky named after...

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Make more room for your va va voom

Make more room for your va va voom
 

It’s here again; in most countries the end of the year heralds great excitement and anticipation for New Year’s Eve parties, celebration, fun and letting your hair down, maybe a bit too much then wondering what in Hades happened, and what 2015 will bring. Mind you, some people don’t have eithe...

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No matter where you go, there you are.

No matter where you go, there you are.
 

There’s nothing quite like a holiday to unite people. Whichever you celebrate (if any), the fact that many do at this time slows the pace of business, creating opportunities to reflect on life and perhaps plan future holidays. What will that be for you in 2015? You could go anywhere, do anything. ...

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Back to square one – simple!

Back to square one – simple!
 

There is much truth in the expression, “less is more.” See how many idioms you come up with which include the one word “square”.  Three square meals! Square the accounts. A square peg in a round hole. That one word offers so much more. Sometimes we make life complicated and dreams don’t w...

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