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Am I right in saying that 2014 has flown by?

I started Inspire My Smile earlier this year and rather than making it a site solely for music I decided to explore and include other arts related features so now Inspire My Smile feels more like a brand. 821 more words


Azekel - Chronophobia

Singer-songwriter & producer Azekel has released a new track ‘Chronophobia’. The song delivers beautiful soulful vocals as per usual.

*If this is your first time hearing Azekel, make sure you do your research and check out his other music. 10 more words


The Best Medicine

Laughter is the best medicine.  Well, unless you have a bad cough, in which case it’s probably better to nip to the shops and get some expectorant. 352 more words

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Deutsch Direkt

Deutsch Direkt was a teach yourself a foreign language series on BBC TV in the eighties.

It’s also the way this Teutonic race speak.  We Brits use understatement all the time. 544 more words

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Do you speak Denglish?

The German language, that strange Teutonic beast, has changed greatly since I passed O-level German in the mid 1980’s.  Now it’s packed full of English loan words. 57 more words

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  1. excessively or affectedly quaint, pretty, or sentimental.

No, it’s not a typo.  It’s rant time.

The answerphone.  When it first came out in, I guess, the early eighties, till generally being replaced by voicemail towards the turn of the millennium, the device was a big novelty for some people. 194 more words


Should children be seen and not heard?

Let me make a confession.  I have no children of my own.  There are 6 billion people on this planet, so I don’t really feel the need to contribute to efforts to ensure there are future generations.   639 more words

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