Do Lolita’s really exist?

Vladimir Nabokov formulated a novel which consisted of a narrative of a thirty nine year old literary teacher – Humbert Humbert (who’d previously had a compulsion for young girls, referred to as Nymphets) which were young girls who’d he would find being sexually captivating. He had now become obsessed with his twelve year old step daughter- Dolores ‘Lolita ‘Hayes; Technically, he a paedophile and an innocent young girl. Yet, Reading the novel, it had become clear that this man wasn’t right in the mind. I mean, clearly this isn’t normal behaviour to feel this way about a young girl, young enough to be his daughter. I believe his emotional psychology of the fact his relationship in his youth had made him this way. He loved a girl to a great extent then lost her. This planted an emotional disfigurement in his psyche which he encrusted with him through to adulthood.…

Books To Read On A Rainy Day

Books are the gateway to different realities. They allow us to be anyone we want and to life different lives through their characters. If you are a book lover and are looking for a new addition to your library, then hopefully this article will inspire you. 1. A Paris apartment by Michelle Gable  This is a book for hopeless romantics, and for anyone who enjoys  happy endings. The protagonist is April Vogt, an American continental furniture specialist who is sent to Paris to give her expertise on an apartment which had its doors shut for 70 years. To her surprise she discovers that this apartment is unlike any other, in fact it hides an unknown treasure, a portrait by one of the masters of the belle époque, Giovanni Boldini. The book follows April’s footsteps in the search to discover who the mysterious lady in the portrait is and tries to…

The Benefits of Essential Oils

We can notice the importance of our olfactory sense every day. The smell that reminds us of a childhood memory, the perfume of a loved one, the smell of coffee in the morning. All of these can trigger a certain emotion or memory and it makes us feel a certain way, either happy, relaxed, or even melancholic. Over time, people who studied the olfactory sense came to the conclusion that by using certain aromatherapy scents we can improve our lives significantly. A chemical reaction is caused by the tiny molecules which enter our bodies through our nose or skin and stimulate the part of our brain which is connected to memory or mood. Depending on what emotions you want to trigger or contain, there is a wide variety of scents that you can use to your advantage. 1.  Lavender One of the most well-studied essential oils in terms of its…

The Most Dangerous Of Food Trends

Throughout the year so far, there has been a countless amount of food trends sweeping the country and congesting  our Instagram feeds: the hugely popular acai bowls – however you pronounce them, courgetti the answer for those looking for a lighter dinner, and beetroot burgers, inspired by our neighbours from across the pond are just a few of the most desired dishes of 2017. However, it seems amongst the brightly coloured photos and hashtags galore, a new ‘trend’ has grown in popularity. Food guilt. In the most common form, felt by those desperately seeking to stay on the straight and narrow path towards a health goal when they indulge in a perhaps not so nutritional treat. Though arguably now, an unconventional side of that trend has gained momentum – food guilt that is triggered by the judgement given out to those also who may also want to opt for an alternative, perhaps…

The Ancient Powers of Crystals

Mother Earth was generous enough to endow us with crystals meant to not only please us visually but also to act like a conduit of healing by filling us with positive energy.  It’s hard to track down the beginnings  of this ancient practice but experts believe it dates back to the very early days of humanity, when crystals were used in the form of amulets and talismans. Ancient civilisations such as the Chinese, Romans, Greeks and Egyptians, came up with different ways of using these gemstones for purification and healing: they made them into powders, drank them as elixirs, wore them as jewellery or used them for ceremonies and rituals. Today, this ancient knowledge is modernised and used as a holistic method to cleanse the negative energy of the everyday life. Different stones have different energetic properties and depending on what you are looking for, you can choose a crystal…

Caitlyn Jenner.

Like most I have read about in the media, I salute Bruce Jenner’s gender transition. Bruce Jenner in his interview on E! Said that he didn’t “want to die and not experience her”. He also added in another article in the mail online that:“Maybe this is my greatest calling in my life,’ she says.’ Be honest with myself, be honest with my family – maybe end up helping other people.’ The Kardashian Klan is a highly publicized family. I feel the world is obsessed by their glamour and especially the undeniable good looks of Kim. The family are very much supportive of his choice and it’s a winning notion that this was sprung on them. As I feel it challenges them and us in how we have moved with time in order to accept characters and issues. Plus, how we choose to look beyond labels my mother thinks he embarrassed…