With the onset of Red Wednesday and Black Friday we find ourselves in the latter stages of colour selection for Fifty One Apparel's Spring Summer 2020 collection. It is, perhaps, appropriate to consider the relevance of colour in our day to day lives as we embark on what shades we keep and what we discard.
As Winter approaches and the threat of another Beast from the East looms bringing -9 degrees temperatures to our shores the memories of those long sunshine filled days bring to mind the importance of Vitamin D sometimes referred to as the Sunshine Vitamin.
Everyone knows the benefits of a good night’s sleep. I, for one am a huge advocate of sleep over medication, I’m no medic but, rightly or wrongly, the slightest hint of an illness and a hot bath and an inviting pillow is the preferred choice over the popping of a pill or a teaspoon of an unpleasant concoction on “doctor’s orders”
On October 18th we read about 2 Nasa astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir who made history by completing the first ever all-female spacewalk. Their task was to replace a failed power control unit outside of the International Space Station. It had been announced by NASA in March that Christina Koch would be part of the all female crew but the spacewalk was postponed because ( can you believe this ) a medium size space suit was not made available in time for her fellow astronaut Anne McClain the only available size was a large!!
21stSeptember was World Alzheimer's Daywhich is an international campaign aimed to raise awareness of this illness.
There is some confusion as to the difference between Dementia and Alzheimer’s. I for one did not know how to differentiate, but in brief, Dementia refers to a group of symptoms that affect the cognitive tasks such as memory and rationale. Dementia is a collective term for which Alzheimer’s disease falls under and is the most common cause which can lead to Dementia, estimated to be 6 in every 10 Dementia cases.
“A book club is a reading group, usually consisting of a number of people who read and talk about books based on a topic or an agreed-upon reading list. It's common for book clubs to choose a specific book to read and discuss at the same time. Formal book clubs meet on a regular basis at a set location. Most book clubs meet monthly in order to give members time to read the next book. Book clubs can be focused on literary critique or on less academic topics. Some book clubs are focused on a certain genre, such as romance or horror. There are even book clubs dedicated to a particular author or series. Whatever reading material you prefer, if you can't find a book club for it why not think about starting your own?” (ThoughtCo)
The power of the “review” cannot be overestimated. It can mean the difference between the success or failure of a brand and so it is of no surprise that there has been an increased focus in exposing those companies involved in the creation or purchasing of fake reviews.
The week began on Sunday with an exclusive write up in The Sunday Times with a dramatic front page headline “Doctors Halt the Menopause”. As a result, the week has been filled with TV, Radio and other media platforms debating the pros and cons of having this surgery.