Tuesday, 27 May 2014

UCAS Application Guide - Book Review

If the time has come for you to prepare for the next stage of your education: Higher Education, then this is for you.

For anyone preparing to apply to be an undergraduate at a university in the U.K. this book will guide applicants every step of the way from registration through to sending off the completed form.

It's affordable, accessible and indispensable for assisting with that step from sixth form to undergrad. It is full of tips and information in a straightforward, easy-to-follow guide. At just £1.97 it's a small price for a huge piece of helpfulness.

I know from experience how stressful a time it can be for young people, and the knowledge and experience in the book has been gained over twenty years. I've even known students refuse chocolate treats because they were too worried about completing their UCAS form.

The ebook is available for download to Kindle by clicking here - and if you haven't got it yet, you can easily get the Kindle app for your ipad or iphone. 

A paperback version is also available from Amazon at just £3.99 and there are pages for your notes too.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Nail Art with the Colour of Magic

As it's the Literary Salon at Loughborough University soon, and as I shall be taking money, greeting guests and drinking wine, I thought I should have my nails painted. Not just a coloured varnish, but real nail art.  

Roxanne is so talented you can have almost anything painted onto your nails, or left plain but longer and sleeker than you've ever dreamed.

First of all there's the cuticle treatment, buffing and filing, then the creative work begins.  I chose not to have acrylic (false) nails as they can be quite harsh on your own, but they do look fantastic.

Stage one - black paint on thumbs and middle fingers. 

 Stage two - 
other fingers painted and brown lines added to black 

So there you have it

 Books and Bookcases

All ready for the Salon 

And then a second fabulous creation - shades of summer and silver

And here are more of Roxanne's wonderful creations