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1. 10 Places to See in the UK Before You Die
The UK may be small, but it's full of a variety of amazing places stretching right from John O'Groats to Lands End, Belfast to St Davids. It has a wealth of history, culture, wildlife and it's own unique eccentricities.
Here are some of the most iconic sights that our small island has...
2. Become an Expert with the 10000 Hour Rule
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:43:14
Here's the good news. If you want to become an expert in your field, be that art, sport or business - you can. Contrary to popular belief, it's not always innate genius or talent that will make you a success, it's the hours that you put in, which means that ANYONE can do it.
I first came across ...
3. Vintage Dunhill Lighters
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:45:10
Vintage dunhill lighters are highly collectible and make great gifts for people who love classic design. There are three main types of dunhill lighters to look out for. The dunhill Unique, dunhill Rollalite and dunhill Rollagas. All of these are sought after and some still can be purchased in the...
4. How to Prevent Sunday Night Insomnia
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:43:57
I find it difficult to sleep properly on Sunday nights too, but I've discovered a number of different techniques which can improve your chances of getting a better night's sleep and have listed them on this page. All of these are cheap and easy to do, and they're well-worth a try if you want to g...
5. The Subtle Knife Movie
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:44:15
The Subtle Knife is the sequel to The Golden Compass and is the second part in His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. The Subtle Knife movie was pencilled in for release in late 2009, but has now been put on hold indefinitely due to low box office results in the US and the recession. Perso...
6. Arts and Crafts Interior Design
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:44:15
The Arts and Crafts style or Craftsman Style (also labelled Mission style) is a fusion of the aesthetic and the functional. It is characterized by simple design with a focus on craftsmanship and the use of natural materials. Wood is used heavily, usually with joints and handwork exposed. Textiles...
7. Monkey! - the 70s TV Series
Arts & Design - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:43:41
This is my tribute to the great TV series - Monkey! (or Monkey Magic) which was broadcast in the UK in the late 1970s and was the highlight of my TV week. Filmed in China by Japanese actors and then dubbed into English, it tells the story of a monkey king/demi-god who accompanies a buddhist pries...
8. Lud's Church
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:47:19
Lud's Church is one of the most mysterious places in the Peak District. It is not, as many people assume, a man-made church, but a deep natural cleft hidden in a hillside at the top of the Back Forest in Cheshire.
There are many stories associated with Lud's Church. It has been cited as one of R...
9. How to Make the Perfect Cream Tea
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:45:09
I love cream teas. They're such a treat. Just imagining the mingling of the clotted cream, jam and warm scone served with a fresh pot of tea - makes my mouth water! Cream teas are traditionally associated with Devon and Cornwall, counties located in South West England, but they can be found in mo...
10. Great Gifts for your Wife
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:43:58
Buying a gift for your wife is a lot easier than it seems and it will be a whole lot easier after you have read this lens. As a wife myself, I know what women like to receive! The main element of gift-buying for a wife is to concentrate on what she would like, rather than what you would like. Tha...
11. 40 Things Before 40
Relationships & Family - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:44:15
I'm a big believer in goals, and like to plan well ahead, so I've created this list to chart some of the aims I'd like to achieve before my 40th birthday in 2013. I'm hoping to use this both as a motivating tool, and also as a chart of my progress over the next few years.
Although I'm brainstorm...
12. Christmas Gift Ideas for Coworkers
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:45:08
All coworkers appreciate a thoughtful gift at Christmas time, but it's not so easy to find presents that suit everyone and are relatively inexpensive to buy. As a boss and a coworker myself, I've spent many hours trying to source Christmas gifts that give a lot of pleasure during the festive seas...
13. Baby Movement - What's Normal?
Holidays & Celebrations - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:43:45
Feeling your unborn baby move for the first time is one of the greatest pleasures of pregnancy. It's so reassuring to sense those little kicks and punches and know that your child is growing safely inside your womb. But for first-time mothers like myself, it can also be a daunting time. How early...
14. Walking the West Highland Way
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:47:17
After months of planning, we finally walked all 96 miles (154.5km) of the West Highland Way - a long-distance path that runs from Milngavie (just outside of Glasgow) to Fort William in the Scottish Highlands. We took the more luxurious 8-day route, preferring shorter day hikes and better accommod...
15. The Best Vintage Beach Signs
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:47:19
There's something about the vintage beach look that inspires me. Maybe it's the colours, or the fun imagery, or a bit of both, but that holiday vibe hits the spot every time. A few years ago, it was really difficult to source a wide range of signage, but now there are lots of different designs to...
16. Quiz: British Food Quiz
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:43:41
Think you're a foodie? Do you enjoy British fare? The British haven't always been renowned for their cuisine, but times are changing. You can now find great delis and restaurants in most UK towns. Try the British food quiz to see if you know your onions from your shallots, your sweetmeats from yo...
17. Seaside Style Interiors
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:47:19
The great thing about Seaside Style is that it's easy to achieve the look without spending a fortune. There are several key elements to follow: Keep walls pale and paint with either cool blues, greens, whites or ivory. Furniture should be simple in design and reflect the natural materials used in...
18. The Fonz
Home & Garden - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:43:58
I don't think I'm alone when I reveal that The Fonz was my first real crush. I remember seeing him in HAPPY DAYS when I was about five years old and thought he was just the most gorgeous man alive! Poor old Ritchie didn't stand a chance in comparison!
19. Best Christmas Books of All Time
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:47:19
As the winter nights draw in, there's no better time to snuggle up in front of the fire with a good Christmas book. Whether you're looking for fun, adventure or a heart-warming tale, there's plenty of choice to be found in your local library, bookstore or online. Get ready to stoke up...
20. Top 10 Places in the UK for Booklovers
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:47:19
The UK has inspired a huge amount of world-class literature ranging from Hamlet to Harry Potter.
This lens lists the best places to visit if you want to explore British Literary culture in more detail.
21. A Guide to the Alethiometer
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:43:41
An alethiometer (from the Greek 'aletheia' meaning truth), a fictional truth-measuring instrument created by Philip Pullman, the author of the best-selling fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials. The Golden Compass is another name for the alethiometer and is the title of the new movie which was rele...
22. Property News UK
Books, Poetry & Writing - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:44:15
The UK property market has changed dramatically over the last few years. Falling interest rates, plummeting house prices and an uncertain stockmarket make it a fascinating industry to follow. Despite the doom and gloom, there will certainly be opportunities to invest wisely over the next few year...
23. The Flumps
Business & Work - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:43:45
This was one of my favourite TV shows when I was a child. First broadcast in 1976, the programmes were based around a family of small, furry creatures and their day-to-day adventures. There were six members of the family - Grandpa Flump, Father Flump, Mother Flump, Posie, Perkin, and Pootle - all...
24. Dr Hauschka Natural Skin Care
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:44:05
Dr.Hauschka is the brand name for the holistic skin care range made by German company, WALA. Its range is based on the idea that the energy of a product is crucial to your skin so that both the ingredients and manufacture are developed with utmost care. The brand was born in the 1920s when Dr Hau...
25. Clarice Cliff - Art Deco Ceramics
Fashion & Beauty - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:44:05
Clarice Cliff Art Deco ceramics are distinctive and highly collectible. The most popular designs are the Art Deco ceramics stamped 'Bizarre' or 'Fantasque', which are rich in colour and often include geometric pattern. These ranges date from the 1920s and 1930s when Clarice Cliff was working at A...
26. Studio Ghibli: My Neighbor Totoro
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:43:45
My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro) is one of Hayao Miyazaki's most loved movies and one of the top children children's animations of all time. Released by Studio Ghibli in 1988, it tells the story of two young girls who go to live in the country to be nearer to their mother who is ill ...
27. How to get a better night's sleep
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:43:45
There's nothing worse than a lack of sleep. Not only does sleep deprivation lead to slower brain function, it can also contribute towards weight gain and low-self esteem. Luckily, there are some cheap methods that you can use to improve your quality of rest so before you rush to the doctor for sl...
28. Le Creuset Casseroles
Healthy Living - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:45:09
There's nothing more comforting than cooking up a huge tasty casserole or stew in a Dutch Oven (or French Oven if you are Le Creuset!), especially at the coldest time of the year. Often it's just as easy as chopping up a few ingredients, throwing them into the pot with a small amount of liquid an...
29. Tintagel Castle - Cornwall
Food & Cooking - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:44:15
Tintagel Castle is one of the most mysterious and beautiful historic sites in Britain. Situated on the west coast of Cornwall, Tintagel is built on the remains of a coastal headland which is gradually being eroded by the sea. Historians believe that the site dates back to the 13th century and it ...
30. The Golden Compass Movie
Travel & Places - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:45:09
Based on the Philip Pullman book of the same name (entitled Northern Lights in the UK) and the first part of His Dark Materials trilogy, it tells the story of Lyra's search for her friend in the strange Northern lands of her country.Costing a whopping US$180 million to make, the film includes a s...
31. The Lost City Of Z - David Grann
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:43:57
The Lost City of Z is a non-fiction book by journalist, David Grann. It's a quest adventure, a biography and a detective story rolled into one - a fast-paced and fascinating read.
It tells the true-life tale of Percy Fawcett, an eccentric British explorer who disappeared in 1925 while searching ...
32. Collins New Naturalist Series
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 28 Jul 2012 16:01:56
The Collins New Naturalist series is the longest-running natural history series in the world with over 100 titles published in over 60 years. The beautifully-produced hardback books cover a variety of natural history topics related to the British Isles, the first to appear was E.B. Ford's Butterf...
33. Decorating French Country Style
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 28 Jul 2012 14:52:25
The French Country Style interior rarely goes out of date - making this design a popular scheme for the home. The area most associated with this decorating style is Provence, which is situated in Southern France. Here the emphasis is on natural materials sourced from the local environment. Stone ...
34. The Owl Killers
home-and-garden - Sat, 28 Jul 2012 14:49:36
This is a great book - one of my favourites in 2010. I was seduced by the cover and the blurb, and their promise of dark pagan happenings. Historical novels don't usually do it for me, but the medieval setting and the feminist angle made this sound interesting.
And it was interesting. Not only b...
35. London Restaurants
books-poetry-writing - Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:50:46
London restaurants offer some of the best and most varied cuisine in the world. The capital is packed with world-class restaurants to suit all budgets and tastes. Sometimes, however, the choice is overwhelming. To help you get the best out of London restaurant eating, I have compiled a lens listi...
36. Roald Dahl: The Best Childrens Author Ever
food-and-cooking - Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:27:03
When I think back to my childhood, one of the best memories that I have is hiding under the bedclothes with a torch, trying to read Roald Dahl stories as quietly as possible. I loved them all, but my favourites were the magical tales of James and the Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Fact...
37. Borough Market
books-poetry-writing - Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:06:16
If you love food and are visiting London, then be sure to include Borough Market on your itinerary. It is one of the finest food markets in the world and sells not only the best British produce, but also a range of delicious international dishes. It's a favourite haunt for London foodies includin...
38. My Top 10 Books on Writing Fiction
food-and-cooking - Wed, 25 Jul 2012 19:50:04
Whether you're a novice writer or a seasoned author, there's bound to be a book out there that can help you to improve your writing.
I've been writing for three years now, and have created a library of reference titles that I turn to again and again for advice. Although there's no substitute for...
39. Zach Condon
books-poetry-writing - Mon, 23 Jul 2012 20:56:18
If you haven't heard of him yet, you will soon.
Zach Condon is the 22-year-old singer, musician, composer who created the folk-inspired band Beirut.
Originally from Santa Fe, Condon started to play music at an early age - firstly the guitar and then the trumpet. He dropped out of school at 16 a...
40. Hayao Miyazaki - Master Animator
Entertainment - Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:13:30
The Japanese animation director and founder of Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki, is perhaps one of the greatest animators alive today. He is hugely gifted and his movies are also financially successful. He is often called the "Walt Disney of Japan", but this is too simple a label. His work has a dis...
41. The Mummers
Entertainment & Media - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:45:24
The Mummers are one of the most original bands to have emerged from the UK in recent years. Their music blends fairytale lyrics with orchestral backdrops. Reminiscent of Bjork, John Barry and The Cardigans, Raissa's voice swoops between passion and playfulness as she explores the magicial in the ...
Music - Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:11:59
Since starting on Squidoo I have created a fair amount of lenses - some are serious, some are silly, some are full of content and others are heavier on image. There's no rhyme or reason behind my creations - I just choose subjects that I enjoy and start building.I also try to experiment with diff...
43. London Pubs
internet - Sat, 28 Jul 2012 16:43:57
No trip to London would be complete without including at least one visit to a pub - preferably more!
But how do you choose? There are more than 4500 London Pubs - some great, some OK and some which you would be better off avoiding.
Here is a selection of pubs and bars that I personally recommen...
44. Alan Garner
travel-and-places - Thu, 26 Jul 2012 20:16:35
The author, Alan Garner, is not heard of often these days, but his books have stood the test of time as milestones in British writing. I first read his work as a child and my experiences of Elidor and The Owl Service have coloured my reading habits ever since. I love the way that Alan Garner re-i...
45. Diptyque Candles
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 28 Jul 2012 14:57:22
Diptyque candles are one of my favourite indulgences. I love everything about them. The beautiful packaging, the elegant design and most of all, the delicious perfume that lingers on well after the flame has been extinguished. They are expensive, which makes them ideal for birthday and Christmas ...
46. The Barcelona Chair
home-and-garden - Thu, 24 Mar 2011 11:21:09
The Barcelona Chair is one of the most recognisable pieces of furniture in the world. The chair was designed by the Bauhaus architect, Mies Van Der Rohe in 1929. It was custom made especially for the German Pavillion at the World Expo in Barcelona where it was intended to act as a throne to the K...
47. Shirley Bassey
arts-and-design - Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:39:44
Shirley Bassey has a successful career that spans six decades. Most famously known for the James Bond theme tunes, Goldfinger and Diamonds are Forever, she has been a favourite on worldwide dance floors since the 1960s. Her longevity and public appeal was acknowledged by Queen Elizabeth II when s...
48. Japanese Fugu
Entertainment - Wed, 02 Mar 2011 19:37:29
Fugu is one of the most fascinating and notorious dishes in the world. Prized in Japan as a delicacy, it is prepared from the flesh of the pufferfish (Fugu is the Japanese word for pufferfish). The flesh itself is edible, but the skin, liver and ovaries contain lethal amounts of the poison tetrod...
49. Tiffany Jewelry - Elsa Peretti
food-and-cooking - Thu, 24 Mar 2011 11:25:02
Elsa Peretti has been designing for luxury jeweler, Tiffany & Company since 1974. Her designs are some of the most iconic in fashion and are coveted by women all over the world. Her most famous designs include the Tiffany open heart and the Tiffany bean.
Tiffany Jewelry by Elsa Peretti is synony...
50. David Lean
fashion-and-beauty - Sat, 05 Mar 2011 09:10:59
David Lean is one of the finest British film directors of the 20th Century and although he only directed sixteen films, his work influenced a whole generation of filmakers including Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.His earlier work, which includes Brief Encounter and Blithe Spirit was often smal...
51. Daphne Du Maurier
Entertainment - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:39:17
Daphne Du Maurier (1907 - 1989) wrote some of the most famous books of the 20th Century including Rebecca, Frenchman's Creek and Jamaica Inn. Born into a famous family and daughter of the actor, Gerald du Maurier, Daphne grew up surrounded by stars. She achieved fame as a published author in her ...
52. Two Cats Are Better Than One
books-poetry-writing - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:38:56
We own two black short-haired crossbreed toms called Barry and Morris. They're around 8 years-old now and they came from the same litter (2 black cats & 1 tabby - so they're twins out of triplets really). Many people think our cats are huge, but I don't think they're that big. They do have long b...
53. The Beach Boys
pets-and-animals - Fri, 12 Nov 2010 08:07:37
The Beach Boys were one of the biggest US bands of the 1960s. Their style is not only synonymous with the California vibe - sun, sand, fun - but it's also deceptively complex. Their 1966 album, Pet Sounds is recognised as one of the best albums of all time - full of experimental tracks and unusua...
54. Change Your Life for the Better
Music - Tue, 14 Sep 2010 06:38:02
Do you feel as if you're stuck in a rut waiting for your real life to begin? Do you feel as if you're thirsting for new experiences and ways of living?
There is no secret to changing your life. You just need to know what you want to achieve, locate the best resources, keep motivated and f...
55. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
healthy-living - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:37:02
San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) rules the 1970s San Diego TV network together with his band of faithful sidekicks in the Channel 4 News Team. It's all scotch, jazz flute and hair perfection for Ron until the feisty Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) bursts onto the sc...
56. Studio Ghibli: Tales from Earthsea Movie
Entertainment - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:34:27
Tales from Earthsea (Gedo Senki) is the latest animated movie from Studio Ghibli, first released in Japan on July 29 2006. It is Goro Miyazaki's (son of Hayao Miyazaki) directorial debut. The UK release was 3 August 2007, however the US date is currently 2009 due to restrictions on licensing rig...
57. Lost Horizon - James Hilton
Entertainment - Wed, 20 Oct 2010 18:48:23
Lost Horizon is one of my favourite books. It combines adventure with mysticism and contains an overriding message of hope for humanity. The novel is not considered a literary great, but it's premise has inspired hundreds of stories and it's imaginary setting, the mysterious Shangri-La (invented ...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 16 Oct 2010 20:12:46
The designs of A.W.Pugin are probably more recognisable than most people realise. He was a designer and architect who was instrumental in starting the Gothic Revival Movement which in turn influenced the Arts and Crafts era. Certainly prolific, he died at the early age of 40 from exhaustion havin...
59. Philip Pullman
home-and-garden - Sat, 16 Oct 2010 20:04:14
Philip Pullman is an award-winning British author. His most famous work is His Dark Materials, a fantasy trilogy for children which draws it's influence from Milton's Paradise Lost. He is currently working on the fourth book of the series entitled The Book of Dust.
60. 43 Things
books-poetry-writing - Wed, 29 Sep 2010 18:32:00
43 Things is a website where you can set goals, track goals, achieve goals and cheer other people's goals. It's a massive blog, diary and cheer factory all in one where thousands of people come together to share hopes and dreams. It was created in 2004 by The Robot Co-Op and is funded by Amazon. ...
61. How to Give Up Smoking
healthy-living - Fri, 31 Dec 2010 10:33:33
If you want to know how to quit smoking then you've come to the right place.I was in exactly the same position as you and I have been smoke-free for over eight years now. Almost all of my friends and acquaintances have also quit smoking now too.There are several techniques to help you give up smo...
62. Owen Wilson Rocks!
healthy-living - Fri, 24 Sep 2010 21:12:35
There's no doubt about it - Owen Wilson has got it all. Not only is he an extremely funny actor and a talented writer/producer, but he also one of the sexiest stars on screen.This lens is devoted to all things Owen - from his crooked nose to his windswept golden locks. We love you Owen!
63. Ewan McGregor
Entertainment - Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:49:43
Ewan McGregor is a rarity in this day of spoilt Hollywood A-Listers. He is not only a versatile actor, equally at home on the stage or behind the camera, he is also ready to tackle experiences that bring him back to basics. His motorcycle trips around the world with Charley Boorman are just one e...
64. Great British Ghost Tours
Entertainment - Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:46:36
If there's one thing we do well in the UK, it's ghosts. We may not celebrate Halloween in quite the same way as the US, but when it comes to dark corners, tragic histories and misty graveyards, we can easily rival our atlantic neighbours. Every city and town has it's own spooky stories, retold ce...
travel-and-places - Wed, 15 Sep 2010 20:29:04
As the nights grow dark and Winter approaches, it's time to bring out the ghost stories and draw near to the fire.If you want to be truly scared, then you have reached the right place. Montague Rhode James (1862 - 1936) was a British author who wrote some of the greatest ghost stories in the Engl...
66. Scrabble: The Best Board Game Ever
books-poetry-writing - Wed, 01 Sep 2010 20:37:14
What is it about Scrabble that makes it so addictive? Is it the simplicity of the game, the great design or just the fact that we all like to show off our wordpower?For me, it's based all of these things. Some of the best Scrabble players I know aren't necessarily the best wordsmiths, they can j...
67. Ferris Bueller's Day Off Video Showcase
hobbies-games-toys - Thu, 04 Nov 2010 07:20:14
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, directed by John Hughes, is one of my favourite movies of all time. It follows Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) - a high school senior, as he plays truant from school and goes on a big day out with his girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) and his best friend, Cameron ...
Entertainment - Sun, 27 Dec 2009 15:46:30
Long before Harry Potter, there was Merlin or Myrddin, the legendary wizard and sage who guided King Arthur to the throne and has been a recurring character in many British myths and stories. He is most often pictured as an elderly man with long silver hair and a silver beard a gown and a pointed...
69. Simon And Garfunkel Video Showcase
culture-and-society - Sat, 16 Oct 2010 19:57:40
The American duo Simon and Garfunkel were amongst the most successful pop artists of the 1960s. Some of their greatest hits include Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Sound of Silence and Mrs Robinson (the latter featured in the film The Graduate starring Dustin Hoffman). In 2004, they were ranked #...
70. How to Clean a Laptop
Entertainment - Fri, 05 Dec 2008 18:31:09
Was it some time ago? If so, you're not alone. Most people don't consider the cleanliness of their computer equipment until they hit a problem, but if you look closely, you'll probably admit that your laptop needs some attention. The screen may have unsightly blemishes or reflect dust in the sunl...
71. Orla Kiely Handbags
computers-and-electronics - Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:00:11
Orla Kiely is one of the hottest affordable designers right now. Taking her inspiration from 1960s and 1970s patterning, she has produced a range of designs that are bold, yet classic. Orla Kiely handbags, totes and purses are vibrant with colour and simple pattern, and instantaneously recognisab...
fashion-and-beauty - Fri, 05 Nov 2010 19:36:15
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