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Is Faux Fur Really Fake?

Do you have a fake fur jacket? Perhaps a glimmer of fur around your Uggs or the hood of your coat? Then, in all likelihood, you may be wearing real animal fur.

An investigation by the Humane Society has revealed that the “faux fur” jackets by designer Marc Jacobs sold at Century 21 department stores actually contained dog fur.  This is just an example of a mainstream retail company using dog fur from China to line its clothing under the pretext that it is fake fur.  There was a storm at the time and it was withdrawn but do you know if what you are wearing is really ‘faux fur’ or not?  The problem is that they often blend real fur with fake fur to line a hood, jacket or boots so legally that can say it’s fake fur but, in reality, it’s not.

The Fur you most readily see when you’re walking about the high street is Continue reading Is Faux Fur Really Fake?

Hello to Oktoberfest 2015 – and new video launch – busy times

Hello and welcome to ‘The Week’ – this week I thought I would talk a little about what’s been going on with me – the past three weeks have been manic with press coverage, which has been amazing as I have been featured in online articles from America to Italy and in my local newspapers of Shropshire Star, Oswestry Advertiser and the Leader, who knows maybe some of the nationals soon! So I have had a bit of attention, which has been nice and good for the site and book sales and it would be great if you follow me either via the website here or Facebook, twitter and/or instagram – just to keep up to date with what’s going on as there are lots more new things on the way. With that in mind I have some news if you are in Germany, France or USA as by Continue reading Hello to Oktoberfest 2015 – and new video launch – busy times

Online Newspapers

I got some European coverage in Italy this week, from
the West-info EU so thanks guys – and thanks to all in the US
who have been so positive aboutWEB_ELLES_AUTHOR my article on being a dyslexic author
A new app has been developed called ‘mindglass’ which helps to select the preferred reading format for  dyslexics with reading difficulties. You can find out more here – mindglass
Dyslexia comes in many different forms – it can be reading delay, writing delay and typically spelling issues.  There is also the font ‘opendyslexic’  that might be worth a look. It won’t suit everyone (as nothing in life does) but it might be worth trying out.

Labour: END?

I left part two of my look at Corbyn with the question ‘Will Britain step further away from the US?’ Well, I think we should, even thought I love the US and want to live there – it is too volatile, and forgetful, to be a useful ally. I believe we need to return to Europe more, as a super block it is more powerful than the rest of the world combined. Let’s face it, that is where the money is and the technology. So, for now, I say strengthen our ties with France as German control of Europe is worrying and so far gone unchecked – that is where we should be putting our attention.

Continue reading Labour: END?

Part Two Labour and Corbyn 19th September, 2015

To continue from yesterday.  It is good to see someone like Corbyn call out businesses, including farmers, to stand on their own two feet. I admire the points he makes about investing in building new council houses for rent and increase spending try to turn the country into a high skill/high tech power. I do have an issue with the UK having no home grown world level tech companies. I feel this isn’t right for us as an inventive nation but I am sceptical of printing more money as there could be inflationary consequences. I do think we need to put some controls on the building industry and direct what they are building as the amount of money they are screwing out of people has almost put a stop to the country’s growth but the big issue we need to tackle in this country is the stigma attached to manual skills and apprenticeships – as that’s what we need more of, skilled workers: engineers, trades, etc. – as we have plenty of thinkers but we need practical people to take thoughts and make them into reality if we are to compete with Continue reading Part Two Labour and Corbyn 19th September, 2015

The Week 13th September, 2015

Hello again.  This week I thought I would share with you the article I published for the American Dyslexia Association, a really nice bunch of people looking to help share information and resource about dyslexia and dyscalcula, so here it is

I was diagnosed with dyslexia, aged 7. It was my mother who noticed it to start, as I had been able to get past my lack of reading in school by memorising books from people reading them to me. The big issue at this time was reading which I found incredibly hard and that meant my writing was reams behind my classmates. This all came to a head with my mum sending me to go and see a specialist teacher on the weekends, who helped me start to untangle
the strange Continue reading The Week 13th September, 2015

The Refugee Crisis

I’ve talked about this in the past, when the first boats were being picked up by the Italian navy, this time last year as I recall, but instead of the disastrous situation with the refugees being attended to, it has grown and grown to a level now unseen in Europe since the second world war. How could we let this happen?!?.

In this series I will be Continue reading The Refugee Crisis