Combines the popular craft of beading with beautiful semi-precious stones, which are collected by many. Features a variety of versatile ideas which can be adapted for any type of gem or bead. Readers will learn to reate beautiful gemstone jewelry with this dazzling collection of over 100 projects, ranging from eyecatching earrings and accessories to exquisite necklaces and bracelets.
This beautiful book offers an impressive range of 28 beautiful semi-precious stones (including birthstones) and a glimpse into the fascinating history and mythical properties behind them. Projects range from the simplest stringing to more detailed beadwork to cater for all levels of ability. Clear artworks, beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions ensure flaw results.
'The Casual Hopper' (Alan Oliver) is one of the big characters in the Non-League groundhopping world. Having been to every round of the FA Cup in 2013-14 and the FA Trophy 2014-15, in 2015-16 he aimed to do every round of FA Vase and the FA Sunday Cup. He has raised over £17,000 for 'The Christie' Hospital in Manchester throughout this journey and has taken his unique, Mancunian charm to the four corners of Britain. There is a lot more to 'The Unbreakable Vase' than simply a footballing journey. It is about the footballing bond Alan has made with fellow football fanatics, Calvin Wade and Gordon Johnson, giving an insight into their lives over a twelve month period when unexpectedly they faced some terrible lows as well as footballing highs. 'The Unbreakable Vase' has the FA Vase as its central focus but it is also about characters they meet on the pitch and at the side of it. There are even a few chance meetings with some of the biggest names in English and even world football along the way. Furthermore, it tells the story of the blossoming football careers of younger members of their families as they battle for football scholarships. 'The Unbreakable Vase' is very different to the previous two parts of this footballing trilogy but hopefully just as interesting for any football fan. * 'The Unbreakable Vase' is dedicated to the memory of Steve Garcia and 50p from every full-priced sale (25p on promotional sales) will be passed to his widow, Angela Garcia, to donate to the British Heart Foundation.
In this collection of his best works, including speeches, essays, and commentaries, Theodore Roosevelt's complex personality and captivating writing style emerge as readers travel through his incredible life from his days as a Rough Rider in Cuba, through his political career and rise to the presidency, to his life after the White House as hunter, explorer, and naturalist. Roosevelt was a conservationist and an avid hunter, a racist and an egalitarian, a militarist and a Nobel prizewinner for peace, a conservative and a leader for progressive reform - his convictions, prejudices, and paradoxes were the embodiment of an American mind. This excellent selection of his writings, along with a concise biography, offers a true understanding of that mind - and of the ideals, values, and beliefs that animated his thinking and still influence American thought today.
When Malachi was diagnosed with diabetes in 2009, just a few months before his sixtieth birthday, he knew he had to take hold of his life and make some changes; dusting down the old bicycle parked in his backyard was just one of these.
This memoir tells the personal story of how the author challenged himself to cycle around Ireland during the summer of 2011, following many of the same routes that he took as a keen cyclist thirty years earlier. The book uses journeys made by Malachi on his bicycle to discuss his reflections on growing older and the challenges ageing presents.
Malachi cycled for whole days, successive days, along Irish coasts in the west, over the drumlins of County Down, and the horrendously steep Torr Road in north Antrim. He was doing the things he used to do, whilst not losing sight of the pleasure riding a bicycle can give. Malachi’s narrative moves between past and present – as the author looks back to a younger self and his first journeys and compares it to his recent experiences – and reflects upon his relationship with his father, a champion cyclist.
Το μυθιστόρημα για την πραγματική ζωή της μητέρας του Διονυσίου Σολωμού. Το όνομά της Αγγέλικα Νίκλη. Όμορφη σαν την ίδια την αναδυομένη Αφροδίτη. Ο πατέρας της, ένας κατατρεγμένος Μανιάτης, θύμα της φτώχιας και της ανάγκης, την πούλησε στον βαθύπλουτο «Ταμπακιέρη», τον Ζακυνθινό κόντε Σαλαμόν. Αυτός θα απαρνηθεί τη γυναίκα του και τα παιδιά του, και θα απειλήσει με αποκλήρωση τον νόμιμο γυιό του Ροβέρτο, επειδή συντάχθηκε με τους Δημοκρατικούς που αγωνίζονταν για την ένωση των Επτανήσων με την Ελλάδα… Από την ανίερη ένωση του ηλικιωμένου κόντε με την μικρή ερωμένη του, θα γεννηθούν τρεις γυιοί.
Ο πρώτος θα γίνει ένας σπουδαίος ποιητής. Ο δεύτερος σημαντική πολιτική προσωπικότητα των Επτανήσων. Και ο τρίτος, γυιός μεταθανάτιος του κόντε, θα χάσει όλα του τα προνόμια… Μετά από χρόνια, θα αγωνιστεί για να κερδίσει το όνομα και την περιουσία που του στέρησαν τα δυο μεγαλύτερα αδέρφια του. Θα αγωνιστεί και για την χαμένη τιμή της μάνας του, σε μια δίκη που θα αφήσει εποχή στα Επτάνησα. Την Δίκη των αδελφών Σολομών.
At the age of 18, I had already lost all of the people I loved. I was not old enough to make my first communion when I lost my loving mother. My oldest sister, Agnes, at the age of eight (who had taken care of her four little siblings) followed my mother only six months later. My second oldest sister, Maria, was left to care for us at the tender age of seven. Our father struggled daily just fighting to survive, working hard to provide food during the worst depression of our times. My older brother, Bernhard, was then only four, I only 18 months, and my little sister Anna was only 7 months old at the time my mother and oldest sister passed away. Sadly, none of us really got a chance to know neither our mother nor our oldest sister; the only place they can be together or watch over us in heaven. With the eruption of the horrible WWII in September of 1939 and the subsequent invasion of our country Poland by the Nazi army, came the unimaginable and unerbittliche (inexorable) suffering and the subsequent separation from my home and family, I gradually became aware of my true path. In fact, I have been asked many times if I was angry, disappointed, or acrimonious about what has happened to me, the answer would be, only about the fact that I did not have a chance to get to know my biological mother and my sister Agnes. The rest "je ne regrette rien," "I regret nothing."