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Book Review: The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

When I saw this book on the fiction shelves in Borders, I knew I must have it. The cover was attractive enough, the back of the book told me enough to know roughly what the story would be about, and also because I’ve begun drinking tea (Lipton, to be exact) more so than coffee. Of course, what you read on the back of a book cover can barely tell you much but it can give you an inkling into what to expect from it. Where there is love and romance, there would be secrets and a likelihood of a betrayal or two. It was enough for me to pay for the book and leave. It took me four days to finish reading The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies. Four days. It’s not as short as I thought, but for me, finishing a book in less than a week is a good achievement. The last time I ever recalled having finished reading an entire book in a day or two, or staying up way past midnight …

Hotel Rating: The LaLit New Delhi

Originally posted on travelux:
Our current rating of The LaLit New Delhi consists of one stay. We have rated our experience in a Deluxe Room. We stayed at the hotel in November 2015. Read our review of The LaLit New Delhi! Room Size ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ View ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Bathroom ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ Equipment ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ Coziness ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Calm ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ ? Catering Breakfast (Box)★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Food☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Minibar ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Price ★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ ? General Cleanliness ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Location / Traffic Connections ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ Pool★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Staff ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Gym ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ Request Compliance ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ Internet Access (Free)★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ Welcome Greeting ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ ? ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ See how we have rated other hotels!

Film Review – War Dogs (2016)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title – War Dogs (2016) Director – Todd Phillips (The Hangover) Cast – Miles Teller, Jonah Hill, Bradley Cooper, Ana de Armas, Kevin Pollak Plot – The true story of best friends David Packouz (Teller) and Efraim Diveroli (Hill) who through bizarre circumstances found themselves winning an arms supply contract with the American government and therefore becoming “war dogs”. “This isn’t about being pro-war. This is about being pro-money” Review by Eddie on 23/08/2016 With one of those true life stories that you’d never believe had it not actually happened at its disposal, Old School and The Hangover director Todd Phillips and his capable duo of Miles Teller (in need of a hit) and the scenery chewing Jonah Hill (going all method on us) make War Dogs an entertaining and quick-fire experience that shines a light on an interesting aspect of White House law and how strange our modern warfare has become. A dark comedy filled to the brim with deplorable and colourful characters, language and…

Film Review – Star Trek: Beyond (2016)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title – Star Trek: Beyond (2016) Director – Justin Lin (Fast and Furious) Cast – Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Simon Pegg, Idris Elba, Sofia Boutella Plot – Captain Kirk (Pine) and the crew of the USS Enterprise run into trouble when they are marooned on a distant planet that is harbouring the human hating Krall (Elba) whose dastardly plan could threaten the lives of millions throughout the expanses of the universe. “Unity is not your strength. It is a weakness” Review by Eddie on 27/07/2016 For a series that was rebooted in such promising fashion with the J.J Abrams directed 2009 film, the freshly polished Star Trek franchise is slowly dying a sad death on the back of Abram’s lacking 2013 sequel Into Darkness and thanks to Justin Lin’s newest addition simply titled Beyond, this wannabe Star Wars competitor needs a mighty warp speed boost with the already announced 4th film to stay relevant and appealing to audiences who won’t likely be…

MVMT Watches: Company Review

Originally posted on Me, Myself and Everything Else:
Happy Wednesday! This week has been something else! I have lots to share soon but until then I wanted to share a company I’ve been loving lately. I also want to mention this is not a sponsored post.? MVMT watches have been getting more and more popular lately and with their?cool crisp style I can see why! The minute I saw them I new I had to have one! I originally snagged one for my boyfriend ?and he loves it as well! After seeing how much he loved his, he surprised me (with my not so subtle hints) with one for Valentine’s Day!? About a month after having my watch I noticed the time kept being off. No matter how many times I reset it or fixed it, I would look down later and it would be off.? I emailed MVMT and within 5 minutes I had a response back from customer service with another way to reset it. I tried, but sadly it didn’t work! So…

Airline Review: American Airlines (Regional First)

Originally posted on travelux:
The American Airlines regional First Class is available in several different configurations. This review features the American Airlines Airbus A321 First Class. To be precise, the review features the “normal” Airbus A321 First Class, not the one used on the transcon flights! Yet, the product is absolutely solid! American Airlines regional First Class is without any doubt one of the most comfortable ways to get around in the US. Airplane: Airbus A320 Cabin Class: Economy Daytime: Evening Food: Snack Seat Pitch: 38 Inch (97 Centimeter) Seat Width: 21 Inch (53 Centimeter) After spending some time in the amazing Qantas First Class Lounge Sao Paulo, which I was able to access with a companion due to my oneworld Emerald status, I boarded the American Airlines regional First Class for the first time. The American Airlines regional First Class comes with four seats per row In this airline review I’ll actually feature not only this particular flight from Los Angeles to Dallas, but also the return flight two days later! For what it’s worth, we’ve also…

Vegetable Rice Review

Originally posted on Charm of Love:
Evening everyone, As this post goes live I am done with my pre-assessment and I’m probably just waking up, getting ready to go to work. I’ve stockpiled a bit of food to keep me going and I’m just going to get on with it, looking forward to having the weekend off. Today I have a very short review for you on beetroot and cauliflower rice. I started off by making the cauliflower rice by myself, it’s super easy (just pulse in a food processor and fry) but I also picked up a ready made pack, as well as a pack of beetroot rice so I thought I’d let you know about that. Maybe you don’t have time to prepare it, maybe you don’t have a food processor, it’s probably the easiest accompaniment to a meal ever and a brilliant way to add more vegetables to your diet. It’s also a brilliant way to complete a meal without carbs, if you are trying to avoid those. I bought these because…

Transportation in Paris

Originally posted on travelux:
Transportation in Paris is not very easy to understand for tourists as not only the city is very big, but also comes with several different means of transportation. Transportation in the city centre is operated not only by the metro, trams and buses, but also partly by RER trains, which are kind of a commuter rail service. Find more content about Paris on our city page! Paris is one of the biggest cities in the world and also a real centre for tourism. All of that makes transportation in Paris a crucial thing. However, the city didn’t really streamline the transportation system, making it rather tough to understand till today. Paris has different train stations Getting to Paris got easier in the last years though as there are not only the two main airports Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly, but also several high-speed railway connections to cities like Madrid, London, Brussels or Frankfurt. Surely, there are also several regional train services connecting Paris with cities in the approximate. RER…

Film Review – The BFG (2016)

Originally posted on Jordan and Eddie (The Movie Guys):
Title – The BFG (2016) Director – Steven Spielberg (E.T) Cast – Ruby Barnhill, Mark Rylance, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader Plot – Orphan girl Sophie (Barnhill) is one night kidnapped by a giant known as the BFG (Rylance) who takes Sophie back to his giant kingdom. Once there, a friendship develops between the two but so does the danger posed by The BFG’s giant enemies lead by the child eating Fleshlumpeater (Clement). “Never get out of the bed. Never go to the window. Never look behind the curtain” Review by Eddie on 5/07/2016 Steven Spielberg doesn’t make “bad” films; even his oft ridiculed 1941 isn’t actually “that bad” and lets just forget about The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull but the Great Beared One’s The BFG is certainly below middle of the road leaning towards downright average Spielbergian fare, which is a great big shame when you consider the seemingly perfectly suited combination of the famed director and author extraordinaire…

LUSH Haul.

Originally posted on driftinglexi:
If you were watching my Snapchat (driftinglexi) earlier this afternoon you will have seen that I took a trip to LUSH after work and picked up a load of products. This is definitely the most I have personally bought in one shopping trip to LUSH, but it is by no means that large compared to other LUSH hauls I have seen. First off I will say that there won’t be many photos of the actually products within the packaging in this post. I like to keep my bath bombs and bubble bars in their bags until I get around to using them as it just keeps them together and protected, plus I like them having the labels on them, despite the fact that I do know what they all are, haha. Secondly, all of these products are new to me. There isn’t a single product in this haul that I have used before, therefore making it even more exciting. While there will not be loads of images in this post, if you add me on Snapchat…