‘The Politics Of Washing: Real Life In Venice’ By Polly Coles

‘The Politics Of Washing: Real Life In Venice’ By Polly Coles

If you’ve been to Venice and been puzzled by the notion of actually living there and questioned how a washing machine would be delivered along tiny streets and into the narrow doorways which lead to peoples homes, then this book is for you. Of course it is much more than that, it is packed with history, would serve you well as an alternative travel guide, but it’s mainly a personal account full of anecdotes around real life in Venice. Continue reading ‘The Politics Of Washing: Real Life In Venice’ By Polly Coles

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‘Reasons To Stay Alive’ By Matt Haig » Changing Pages

‘Reasons To Stay Alive’ By Matt Haig » Changing Pages

Depression and mental illness must be acknowledged. Just because it cannot be seen doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It’s real and its killing people. We as a nation must engage in conversation; as Matt says, it took him more than a decade to be able to talk openly about his experience. But when he did, the benefits were immense. Continue reading ‘Reasons To Stay Alive’ By Matt Haig » Changing Pages

‘The New Woman’ By Charity Norman » Changing Pages

‘The New Woman’ By Charity Norman » Changing Pages

It’s a subject which I suspect takes some courage to take on for fear of getting it wrong. I think Charity Norman got it very right. I don’t know what the author’s own experience of this particular subject is, but she writes authoritatively and sympathetically about a situation that the majority of us probably have little or no experience of. Continue reading ‘The New Woman’ By Charity Norman » Changing Pages

In Need of a Comforting Read: The Right Book At The Right Time Can Succor, Soothe, & Calm A Troubled Soul Or A Weary Mind » Changing Pages

In Need of a Comforting Read: The Right Book At The Right Time Can Succor, Soothe, & Calm A Troubled Soul Or A Weary Mind » Changing Pages

As soon as that realization dawned and I acknowledged it, I was giving myself permission to put it down and stop struggling to read it. I wasn’t admitting defeat or giving up; I was just making a choice. Continue reading In Need of a Comforting Read: The Right Book At The Right Time Can Succor, Soothe, & Calm A Troubled Soul Or A Weary Mind » Changing Pages

‘The Last Piece Of My Heart’ By Paige Toon » Changing Pages

‘The Last Piece Of My Heart’ By Paige Toon » Changing Pages

Bridget is of the opinion that long after you have fallen out of love with someone, they still own a little piece of your heart. This is the premise she uses to journey around the globe track down old flames to ask for her heart back as she writes about the experience on her blog. Continue reading ‘The Last Piece Of My Heart’ By Paige Toon » Changing Pages

Artistic Lens: The Alma-Tadema Exhibition At Leighton House Museum » Changing Pages

Artistic Lens: The Alma-Tadema Exhibition At Leighton House Museum » Changing Pages

The moment you step inside it is very clear — you realize this is very far from just another large house but in fact somewhere very special indeed. The entrance hall is a vision of turquoise and blue mosaic from floor to ceiling. Marble pillars and gold borders; a domed ceiling; sculptures and incredible attention to detail. It’s hard to know quite where to look first. Despite having visited a number of times, I am always thrilled by it. Continue reading Artistic Lens: The Alma-Tadema Exhibition At Leighton House Museum » Changing Pages