Monthly Archive: December 2009

The Village: Total Recall

Posted on December 31, 2009

On my first visit to my local bakery, I was pleasantly surprised when the assistant stepped forward to introduce herself and warmly shook me by the hand. She politely asked for my name in return and welcomed me to the village. I left the shop.. >>> more

Battle of the dolls: Barbie vs Marie

Posted on December 31, 2009

One is a ‘plastic-fantastic’ doll brought to life on the New York catwalk, the other is a showbiz trouper who creates dolls in her own image. Both turned 50 this year.

Barbie celebrated her 50th anniversary in style earlier this year with a.. >>> more

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