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I am the enthused editor of the lifestyle, culture and interiors magazine The Home Style Directory. This journal is a smorgasbord of things that fascinate my tiny brain! I was enlightened about the sexiness of wp by Michael a fellow staff member. So now I come to conquer!!…Or indeed play conkers, whichever is most viable.

In our unfailing support of entrepreneurs, bloggers and creative souls, ALL our various Communities thrive on soulful interaction, but as the numbers become stacked against me here at The Journal, apologies if I haven’t been able to reply at first *hallo.* I’m stubborn. I usually get there!

I’m a stickler. I usually get there!

Even More Food Art!

Folks meet Mr Carl Warner and prepare to be blown away by his work. He (and a team) create amazing landscapes and art pieces with food which he calls ‘foodscapes.’ Behold I bring you talent! Don’t even hesitate to wander over and see more of his amazing work at Source below.

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Tour George Clooney’s Home!

George-Clooney-home21To celebrate what looks like George Clooney’s impending nuptials I thought I’d take you around his smart masculine home before it gets a woman’s touch!

We learn a little about his home style, his beliefs and humanitarian activity and get a glimpse into his warm nature.

Take the tour here.

Folks! Help me Decide!

homestyle makeover 3This is the story…

One of our dear readers, Ashley, is going to live here:




The sofa is going. Something about temporary something or other…yadda yadda. Anyhoo she wants to purchase a new one but thinks that she may be batting above her weight with her choices. (i.e she thinks they may be too posh!)

See these 2 lovely specimens? (Dwell and Ikea)…

Grey-Laguna-Sofa Soderhamn-SofaShe wants to know …bearing in mind she doesn’t like that wallpaper so that’s going and she will change the curtains to match better…

Heeelp!…Which would you choose for her space (if any) and why?!!

New Week, Bigger Cojones!


“I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me.

I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities.

In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience.”

- José Micard Teixeira



I identified possibly with every aspect of this great affirmation. It’s a new week. What are you no longer willing to put up with to take life to the next level? (You can borrow from above).

I Got Hacked! I Was Stupid!

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Ms Jennifer Lawrence

I’m stupid because:

Anyone with half a brain knows that any electronic device is hackable. iCloud is not a locked box in my bedroom, it is a public forum with password protection that can be hacked at any point. I should not put highly personal information or images in a public forum, especially one I do not control. Frankly I’m a dumb broad because where are all the men’s nudey pictures? Durr!


No, I’m a victim because:

I was given the impression by a trusted company that my iCloud account was secure. If they had broken into my home and stolen my pictures would you still be saying that I’m stupid? They are MY pictures and no one has a right to use them without my permission, end of. Durr back!


Ms Kate Upton

Ms Kate Upton

School Me People!

I’m sure by now we have all heard about several female celebrity’s iCloud accounts being hacked and highly sensitive and personal images and film have been stolen and disseminated around the web for all to see and without permission of course. Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton are just two of a fairly generous list of names. There are 2 sides of an argument emerging as depicted above. I see both sides…kinda…sorta, but I can’t help leaning more to one of them…

What say you?



State Murder – Is It Wrong To Laugh?

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Joseph WoodOn Wednesday 23rd July Joseph Woods, pictured, took hours to die a slow, choking, extended death for the murder of 2 innocent people in 1989. It took approximately 2 hours to kill him. This is the third time recently that this has happened, (that we know of!)

The killing by lethal injection of an inmate in Ohio went similarly embarrassingly wrong in January. In Oklahoma in April an execution was halted when the inmate appeared to regain consciousness midway through! It seems the IV tube had not been inserted correctly.



Does it make me the devil’s spawn that I laughed when I heard this news?

How do you feel about these ‘mistakes’ and the death penalty in general?


Are you in the ‘2 wrongs don’t make a right’ camp or the ‘Fry the sucker!’ posse?

I’m just an idiot Editor. School me.