Indiana Jones made an appearance at this year’s Toy Fair – in a somewhat smaller form.
The intrepid adventurer has arrived in the shape of Lego, and was just one of the weird wonders on show at this year’s Toy Fair at the ExCeL exhibition centre in Royal Docks.
An aerodynamic flying saucer was another treat.
LUNCHTIMES are set to change around these parts.
It can be very tempting to grab a quick sandwich and coffee rather than disappearing for a few hours and
returning to raised eyebrows from colleagues.
But with Nakhon Thai recently opening its third eatery in the area – with a fourth planned for Canary Wharf later this year – options are expanding.
Blonde's Eye View by Cherry Green
Well, it’s about this time of year that I start contemplating ripping out St Valentine’s pink satin heart and sticking it on a skewer.
I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day, in case you were wondering, and not just because I’ve driven away everyone that has ever loved me. No, I hate it for a lot more reasons than that.
Mostly because it is a made-up festival that means couples have to buy each other cards whether they want to or not. Now, call me cynical, but I fail to see what is romantic about that.
Concrete Pencil column by Dan Bourke
THIS week, life has been super.
On Sunday night I stayed up to watch the Superbowl. On Tuesday I watched and read about Super Tuesday all the way through to not-so-super Wednesday. And that had been Super Shrove Tuesday too, so there were pancakes and everything. Super-duper Tuesday indeed.
It’s easy to snigger at the Americans for their cheerfulness, for everything being super, but that would be cheap – and we’re above that.
This is brilliant. Highly addictive. But very difficult to explain.
When you first enter this site nothing happens. Just give it a few seconds, though, and suddenly you are creating a Jackson Pollock masterpiece.
Lines of bright colour varying from wide to narrow shoot out as you move the cursor about, or if you click on one spot a ‘splat’ will appear.
WITH one week until Valentine’s Day, Charbonnel et Walker has been choc full of customers.
And greeting them at the counter is South American Caroline Martinez, who has been working at the Cabot Place East sweet shop for a year.
The 27-year-old is a broadcast journalist in her home of Colombia, and plans to return when her English is up to scratch.
Nominate yourself or someone you know to be a Face of the Week by emailing email@example.com.
Each Face will receive a bottle of wine or two cocktails and snacks at wonderful West India Quay bar and restaurant 1802.
While much talk in the media relates to the sub-prime mortgage market meltdown in the US, the global credit crunch, weakening currencies and of general uncertainty, one Canada’s positive prospects are being overlooked.
Sometimes considered a poorer relation to the United States or overlooked as a leading economy of the world in favour of the UK and the US for example, Canada is actually the one nation that is quietly thriving in these times of fiscal insecurity.
Canada is first among G8 countries when it comes to the quality of life it offers its citizens, it is first when it comes to having the lowest cost of living, and first in terms of enjoying the lowest unemployment rate – and Canada’s property market is offering increasing numbers of overseas buyers an affordable way to own a stunning and accessible second, retirement or permanent home abroad.
The Home Front property column by Dawn Sandoval
I have asked my estate agent to mention in the property details that my apartment is “five minutes��? from the station but my agent has said he is unable to say this. Is this true?
Yes, I’m afraid this is true. The Property Misdescriptions Act 1991 prevents us saying anything that can be misconstrued in any way. The aim is to ensure that descriptions of property are accurate and not misleading.
Buy-to-let specialist Imagine Homes is offering investors the opportunity to purchase new flats within easy reach of Canary Wharf.
City Tower and Icon have a choice of designer one and two-bedroom apartments starting at £315,000.
An Imagine Homes spokesperson said: “Completing at the end of 2009, Icon will provide both buy-to-live and buy-to-let investors with unrivalled capital growth potential in one of the UK’s proven property hotspots – The Millennium Quarter – a new residential and commercial regeneration area in Docklands.��?
THE PROPERTY market might be a little uncertain at the moment but with the correct strategy it’s still possible to make a profit in 2008, according to industry experts.
Exhibitors at this year’s Homebuyer and Property Investor Show, which runs at ExCeL London from March
7-9, have revealed their top tips for investing in the current climate.