The First Cup is the …

The first cup is the greatest I have always thought.  I’m feeling patriotic today hence New Zealand Breakfast tea. To be honest I felt cynical about Twinings national tea series: English, Irish and New Zealand breakfast blends.  What’s the difference? New Zealand Breakfast tea will taste exactly the same as English Breakfast tea I told…

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Art Deco: Optimism, Exuberance and Advance

Optimism, exuberance and advance: that’s Art Deco. Between the 1920’s (The Roaring Twenties) and the 1940’s (the war years) Art Deco influenced art, architecture, jewellery, clothing, ceramics, music and dance. The dawn of the ‘new’ age was represented in sunburst and fountain motifs.  Skyscraper, or ziggurat shapes symbolised the promising advancement of the 20th Century,…

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