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Review: The dramatic love of 'Burton and Taylor''....

Perhaps not many will have the dramatic privileged to know that kind of love that was between 'Burton and Taylor'. It was a case of having too much love between two people....a love that both made and broke them. The knowledge of loving someone so deeply but unable to live with them and hence choosing to be apart....a feeling devoid of words, but yet this BBC4 drama was able to successfully convey. The intensity of feelings and strained tension between the two main characters of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, played by Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter, was simply striking. The production tells of a time after Burton and Taylor have married twice, divorced and even started new relationships, but crossed paths again through taking the lead roles in a play by Noel Coward called Private Lives. Still addicted to and infuriated by each other through the drug of love....they were hopeless, honest, passionate and impossible in the same space....such was Burton and Taylor at…

The Queen's Coronation....a 50s royal dress love affair!

One of the things I love about London during the summer is that events of different sorts spring up across the green park spaces of the city, often driving a buzzing frenzy of people in florals or vibrant colours...almost like a holiday without being on holiday or a mini-mini break. (Eventhough I must confess that I have recently returned from a very sunny four days break in Berlin which has kept my mind on holidays...more to come on that...which is why my weekly posting schedule has been delayed. Apologies my darling readers!) It seems this summer is especially vibrant with Her Royal Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebrating 60 years of her reign since her coronation in 1953...and the thankfully recent sunny weather we have been having! [To find out more about the Queen's coronation, please click on the link: wikipedia.org/Coronation_of_Queen_Elizabeth_II] I must say 60 whole years is no easy feat in any job, let alone one that never stops throughout the 24 hours …

Travel-Bug Tales: Meeting Hercules in A Coruna....Part Two!

Welcome back my darlings to part two of my trip in Spain with the lovely Judita! It will be quite a photo intensive post, so I shall try to keep the waffling words to a minimum. After a nice day in Santiago de Compostela we took a bus to the bustling seaside town of A Coruna to spend the remainder of our stay. Once our luggage was safely anchored at Hotel Riazor, which had a dazzling marble floor matched with patterned red carpets projecting a sort-of grandness of the 60s, we were ready to settle into our home across the seafront for the next few days. The next first thing we did (of course) was to fuel our tummies with some lovely local cuisine...and yes it did include calamari again, which ranged from fried battered ones to soup and black ink sauced calamari. But one of the loveliest lunches we had must have been at a little bistro called Central Park, which was actually opposite the local park....now the food was nice but the nicest part was the four glamorous older ladies sitting …