But of course the reality is usually completely different - as in the case of Kerry Hiddleston, a delightful, funny and talented Scotswoman, now based in Dublin. But here's the good bit - she's an accountant and proud of it, yes, but she combines her skill with figures with her visual and organisational talents, resulting in an interesting portfolio career, blending accountancy projects with a new role as personal shopper and stylist. And all the while raising a family of four kids under six in a gorgeous house for which Kerry came up with many of the design ideas. If one were to believe Kerry, her life is a series of accidents, including both the accountancy career and ending up in Ireland, though she knew this country well, as her mother, a teacher, is from Newtownards, Co Down. Her father, a maths lecturer, is from Dumfries in Scotland. Kerry and her brother grew up in Troon on the west coast of Scotland, "a town like Greystones". The engaging brunette originally planned to become … [Read more...] about ‘I was finding it more difficult to get out of the house in the morning’
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2019 Chichester Festival Theatre summer season unveiled Hugh Bonneville, Sheila Hancock, Dervla Kirwan, Josie Lawrence, James Nesbitt and John Simm will be among the stars in Chichester this summer.Clare Burt, Nancy Carroll, Hadley Fraser, Gerald Kyd, Amara Okereke and Rachael Stirling will join them in a Chichester Festival Theatre summer season announced today – a season which boasts powerful world premieres, two musicals, Shakespeare, revivals of 20th and 21st century classics and brand-new family showsYour play by play guide - click hereMajor revivals of classic and contemporary dramas: Hugh Bonneville in Shadowlands by William Nicholson, directed by Rachel KavanaughKate Hewitt directs Rachael Stirling in David Hare’s Plenty Nancy Carroll plays Hester Collyer in Rattigan’s The Deep Blue Sea, directed by Paul FosterPaul Miller directs John Simm and Dervla Kirwin in Shakespeare’s MacbethAn immersive staging of Roy Williams’s Sing Yer Heart Out For The … [Read more...] about Find out all the plays coming to Chichester Festival Theatre this summer
A string of new laws will come into force in 2019, affecting everything from taxes to overtaking cyclists. There is some good news on pay for many, with a rise in the minimum wage coming into effect. And the law is also changing on drone use - although too late to stop this month's Gatwick travel chaos. Drivers will also see changes, with stringent new rules on overtaking of cyclists on Britain's bustling roads. With many other new laws still to come, the Manchester Evening News has found 16 which are set to impact all our lives in the coming year. Drone laws New rules on drones will come into effect in 2019 - but not until November. It will be llegal to fly one weighing over 250g without registering with the Civil Aviation Authority and passing online safety tests. Aviation minister Baroness Sugg said: "Whilst we want this industry to innovate and grow, we need to protect planes, helicopters and their passengers from the increasing numbers of drones in our skies. "These new laws will … [Read more...] about All the new laws for 2019 and how they will impact you
Lee Neikirk Reviewed.com Published 4:08 PM EST Dec 26, 2018 — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today’s newsroom and any business incentives. People are generally of two minds about getting gift cards for the holidays: Either you end up feeling like the gift card giver didn't know what to get you (hint: most people wanted these), or you're jazzed that you just got a bunch of free money to spend on things you actually want. Either way, there's a good chance you're now sitting on a reserve of gift cards for places like Target, Amazon, Disney, or Walmart. The obvious next step is to spend those gift cards at their appropriate locations and call it a season, right? Here are some of our most recommended products. If you got an Amazon gift card Getting an Amazon gift card is … [Read more...] about What should you do with all the gift cards you got during the holidays?
With the death of Aretha Franklin and Kofi Annan this week, we take a look back at all the names and faces we have lost from the celebrity world in 2018. It is 2016 which will always be remembered as the year when we said goodbye to huge name after huge name, from David Bowie to Fidel Castro. While 2017 was kinder, we still were forced to bid adieu to popular faces such as Bruce Forsyth and Keith Chegwin. However, 2018 looks to be following in the same footsteps as we've sadly said goodbye to some hugely popular and well-loved celebrities this year. With the Mirror, here’s a run-down of all the inspiring, well-known and stand-out individuals who have died in 2018 so far. John Turner BBC Radio Bristol's former presenter John Turner died at the age of 71. The cause of his death has not been confirmed. He retired in July 2007 after 29 years at the station. BBC Radio Bristol tweeted: "We are heartbroken to tell you that our beloved friend and colleague, BBC Radio Bristol legend John … [Read more...] about All the celebrity deaths in 2018 from Stan Lee to Barry Chuckle