Miranda's Daily Dose of Such Fun!

365 joy-filled tasks to make your life more engaging, fun, caring and jolly

Author: Miranda Hart

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 147366456X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 802

*** 365 joy filled tasks to make your life more engaging, fun, caring and jolly *** There are tiny gestures that can make a huge difference to you and others around you. So, I say; every day try to do something jolly that you can look back on with a smile, be grateful for, knowing it has brought kindness to others at the same time. I have made the ideas in this book as universal and free or cheap as possible but of course sometimes you may need to make them work for you if your circumstances don't allow them. And if there are any songs or talks or people you don't know who I am referring to, then get thee to YouTube, they will all be on there. If there was ever a reason to have some childish fun and break an adults monotony. I hope some of my ideas do this for you, that you have SUCH FUN doing them and reap the rewards to a calmer and happier life.
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Miranda's Daily Dose of Such Fun!

365 joy-filled tasks to make your life more engaging, fun, caring and jolly

Author: Miranda Hart

Publisher: Hodder

ISBN: 9781473656451

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 7208

*** 365 joy filled tasks to make your life more engaging, fun, caring and jolly *** "There are little things we can all do that can make a huge difference to our lives and to the lives of those around us. Doing something jolly every day that you can look back on with a smile and be grateful for, knowing it has also brought kindness to others, can gently help replace old negative thought patterns with more positive ones. The tasks included in this little book are designed to be universal and free (or as cheap as possible). And all the ideas here, however silly they may seem, offer genuine and healthy ways to change the way we feel for the better. Now is the time to have some childish fun and break the monotony of adult life and all its stresses. I hope some of the ideas do this for you, that you have SUCH FUN doing them and that day by day you can begin to lead a calmer and happier life!"
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Miranda's Daily Dose of Such Fun!

365 joy-filled tasks to make your life more engaging, fun, caring and jolly

Author: Miranda Hart

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147366456X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 208

View: 9443

*** 365 joy filled tasks to make your life more engaging, fun, caring and jolly *** There are tiny gestures that can make a huge difference to you and others around you. So, I say; every day try to do something jolly that you can look back on with a smile, be grateful for, knowing it has brought kindness to others at the same time. I have made the ideas in this book as universal and free or cheap as possible but of course sometimes you may need to make them work for you if your circumstances don't allow them. And if there are any songs or talks or people you don't know who I am referring to, then get thee to YouTube, they will all be on there. If there was ever a reason to have some childish fun and break an adults monotony. I hope some of my ideas do this for you, that you have SUCH FUN doing them and reap the rewards to a calmer and happier life.
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The Best of Miranda

Favourite episodes plus added treats - such fun!

Author: Miranda Hart

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444799363

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 9786

Well hello to you, Dear Book Peruser and thank you for your kind interest in my book o'Miranda. Here you will find my favourite six scripts, hand-picked from all three series, with introductions by moi, and some other tit-bits, and silliness. Because no book of this ilk should be without tit-bits and silliness. If nothing else it's fun to say tit-bits. Repeat after me: tit-bits. You're welcome. I hope you enjoy seeing the scripts in their pure written form on the page before they translated to what you have seen on screen. And if you're a lovely young person still at school let me know if your drama teacher ever lets you do an episode for the school play. Nothing would make me happier. Though I bagsy play Miranda. Your favourite, number one bestselling, comedian Miranda Hart is giving you an access-all-areas VIP backstage pass to her award-winning sitcom. Miranda Hart has won bundles of awards, written a bestselling book and completed a sell-out nationwide tour. But it was her award-winning BBC sitcom Miranda which first made her a much-loved household name. Miranda's identifiable and loveable character, unique wit and physical comedy struck a chord with millions making the show a national institution and Miranda the "Queen of Comedy". Here Miranda gives us an access-all-areas VIP backstage pass to Miranda the sitcom. The Best of Miranda contains the full scripts of Miranda's six favourite episodes (including her original revises and annotations) so that you can, if you wish to, cast your family to re-enact choice moments in your living room. The book also includes Miranda's own account of just what goes in to the process of writing, rehearsing and filming, hilarious gossip from the making of the sitcom, previously unpublished photographs and material which didn't make the final edits. Other extras include recipes for Gary's favourite cakes, cringeworthy childhood photos of our favourite comedian, a step-by-step guide to making your own Fruit Friends and Vegetapals and a Marry Gary Board Game. The Best of Miranda is a beautiful and hilarious book which will delight Miranda's many fans and earn her many new ones.
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Peggy and Me

Author: Miranda Hart

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444769162

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 8117

'Hilariously funny and often moving memoir ... we loved every word *****' Heat 'Open, honest ... her misadventures are hilariously described ... charming and funny' Daily Express The hilarious and heartwarming memoir of Miranda and her life changing dog, the inimitable and most lovable Peggy. Hello dear book browser and welcome to Peggy & Me, the story of my life since getting a beautiful Shih-Tzu Bichon Frise cross puppy (I call the breed a Shitty Frise - fun) in the form of Peggy. Some of you may be thinking: "a book about a dog, how totally brilliant, I need hear no more, I'm sold." In which case we should be best friends and go out to tea together, every day. Others of you may be thinking: "a book about a dog, how totally mad, she must have officially lost it." In which case I completely understand. For I once viewed dog owners with much suspicion. The way they obsessively talk about their dogs often using voices for them to reply; the way they have a light covering of dog hair all over their clothes and sofas; and worse, an alarming comfort and ease around excrement. But I now get why people become so mad about their hounds. It wasn't instant love I have to admit. Getting a puppy when I was at a low ebb in my life wasn't easy - there was a lot of challenging, what I call, dog administration (dog-min), and the humiliating first trip to the vet still haunts me. It's been a bumpy old road, but Peggy has been lovingly by my side through some life-changing moments and I wouldn't have coped without her. Most surprisingly she has taught me a huge amount - not how to get an old pie packet out of a bin and lick it (I could already do that), but real lessons about life and love and trust and friendship. Put aside any doggy reservations and come walkies with Peggy and me ...
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Is It Just Me?

Author: Miranda Hart

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444734172

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 553

Well hello to you dear browser. Now I have your attention it would be rude if I didn't tell you a little about my literary feast. So, here is the thing: is it just me or does anyone else find that adulthood offers no refuge from the unexpected horrors, peculiar lack of physical coordination and sometimes unexplained nudity, that accompanied childhood and adolescence? Does everybody struggle with the hazards that accompany, say, sitting elegantly on a bar stool; using chopsticks; pretending to understand the bank crisis; pedicures - surely it's plain wrong for a stranger to fondle your feet? Or is it just me? I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you too dear reader) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path. Because frankly where is the manual? The much needed manual to life. Well, fret not, for this is my attempt at one and let's call it, because it's fun, a Miran-ual. I thank you.
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The Girl with the Lost Smile

Author: Miranda Hart

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444941380

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 7221

This is a story guaranteed to make you laugh and cry: the first children's book from award-winning, bestselling author and comedian Miranda Hart. Chloe Long has lost her smile. She's looked everywhere for it. (Under her pillow. Under her bed. Under her nose. Obviously.) She's tried everything to bring it back. (Her favourite cake. Her favourite gran. Her favourite joke. Obviously.) But nothing seems to be working! Until one night, something utterly magical happens - and Chloe finds herself on an adventure that is out of this world ... With fabulous illustrations by Sainsbury's Book of the Year winner, Kate Hindley, THE GIRL WITH THE LOST SMILE takes you on an action-packed, magical journey that celebrates the power of the imagination, the wonder of true friendship and is guaranteed to make you smile. 'Is Miranda Hart a National Treasure yet? If not, it can only be a year or two before she joins Stephen Fry and Alan Bennett in the trophy cabinet of the country's affections ... That personality and voice belong to a uniquely cherished comedian ... there's nobody like Miranda.' Daily Mail
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Miranda Hart

The Unauthorised Biography

Author: Sophie Johnson

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 9781857827965

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 278

View: 4891

With no fewer than three gongs at the 2011 British Comedy Awards, Miranda Hart was crowned the Queen of Comedy. She had become something of a national treasure, yet thrust into the nation's living rooms (and hearts) with her self-titled sitcom; her success did not happen over night. For the first time, author Sophie Johnson reveals the story behind Miranda's rise to fame. The comedian was born in Torquay in 1972, yet despite graduating in politics from Bristol Polytechnic, she always wanted to be a comedian. Her inspiration includes the likes of Joyce Grenfell and Eric Morecombe. Miranda's story is followed through other TV roles such as The Vicar of Dibley, Nighty Night, Hyperdrive and Not Going Out—before Miranda Hart's Joke Shop was commissioned by BBC Radio 2 and the first episode of her sitcom finally broadcast in November 2009. Miranda Hart is the newest comedy legend to capture the imagination of the public—this is her full, unauthorized story.
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Miranda and Me

Author: Peggy Hart,Miranda Hart

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1473652308

Category: Humor

Page: 20

View: 3418

Hello and welcome to the first book ever written by a dog - me, Miss Peggy Hart. I just couldn't wait any longer for Miranda's book all about me (Peggy and Me) to come out in October so decided to release my own book ahead of Miranda, and here it is! It turns out I am not just pretty face. And what a pretty face I hear you say. I know. Just look at me. I like to say I look like a cloud breathed by angels. I just say it how I see it. But my skills are not just my incredible natural beauty, I am also quite the literary whizz. And I hope you like my book . What's even more exciting is it contains Twitter stories from the nation's own #AndMe moments, the best of which Miranda and I have hand-selected to appear in this free ebook! The great British public have spilled the beans on their own doting companions, canine or otherwise. Oh and it also contains a sneak preview from Peggy and Me AND an exclusive introduction from none other than moi and Miranda. Expect laughter and tears - fuelled by a rich reserve of chaotic cats, pompous pooches and the odd human along the way. I do so hope you like it because I love you very much and want to make you happy. I am lovely like that. Lots of licks and woofs to you and I hope to meet you in person one day. The Pegster signing out (but do follow me on Twitter @realpeggyhart).
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Holding

A Novel

Author: Graham Norton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501173286

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3477

From Graham Norton—the BAFTA-award-winning and hugely popular BBC America television host—comes a charming debut novel set in an idyllic Irish village where a bumbling investigator has to sort through decades of gossip and secrets to solve a mysterious crime. “With its tale of provincial life, gimlet-eyed spinsters, and thwarted love…it feels almost like a Miss Marple mystery written by Colm Tóibín” (New York Times). The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama, and yet its inhabitants are troubled: Sergeant P.J. Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; Brid Riordan, a mother of two, hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always felt that her life was a total waste. So when human remains—suspected to be those of Tommy Burke, a former lover of both Brid and Evelyn—are discovered on an old farm, the village’s dark past begins to unravel. As a frustrated P.J. struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his professional life, he unearths a community’s worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regrets. Darkly comic, at times profoundly sad, and “especially inviting because of its tongue-in-cheek wit” (Kirkus Reviews), Holding is a masterful debut. Graham Norton employs his acerbic humor to breathe life into a host of lovable characters, and explore—with searing honesty—the complexities and contradictions that make us human.
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Fighting Infection in the 21st Century

Author: P. W. Andrew,G. L. Smith,D. E. Stewart Tull,P. Oyston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780632058174

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 9097

The 20th century has seen improvements in both public health and disease prevention which, in turn, have had a dramatic impact on our lives. Success in preventing infection by vaccination and treating infection with antibiotics led some to believe that infectious disease was a thing of the past. However, the adaptability of pathogens and the emergence of new diseases has presented microbiologists with a fresh set of challenges as we enter the new millennium. While celebrating past successes and highlighting developing problems, this volume aims to address some of the issues facing microbiologists in the future. Covering a wide range of topics, it will provide an invaluable resource for microbiologists and an excellent reference for advanced students.
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Sheela-na-gigs

Unravelling an Enigma

Author: Barbara Freitag

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134282486

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

View: 8616

Here Barbara Freitag examines all the literature on the subject since their discovery 160 years ago, highlighting the inconsistencies of the various interpretations in regard to origin, function and name. By considering the Sheela-na-gigs in their medieval social context, she suggests that they were folk deities with particular responsibility for assistance in childbirth. This fascinating survey sheds new light on a controversial phenomenon, and also contains a complete catalogue of all known Sheela-na-gigs, including hitherto unrecorded or unpublished figures.
Posted in Social Science

Brief History of English and American Literature

A Background on Literature

Author: Henry A. Beers

Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 9438

This book contains a brief history of English and American literature, it was written by Henry Augustin Beers and also contains an introduction and supplementary chapters on the Religious and Theological Literature of Great Britain and the United States by John Fletcher Hurst.
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Drug Interactions in Infectious Diseases

Author: Stephen C. Piscitelli,Keith A. Rodvold,Manjunath P. Pai

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781617792137

Category: Medical

Page: 692

View: 7544

The revised and up-to-date third edition of Drug Interactions in Infectious Diseases delivers a text that will enhance your clinical knowledge of the complex mechanisms, risks, and consequences of drug interactions associated with antimicrobials, infection, and inflammation. The third edition features five new chapters that cover material not addressed in previous editions. These new chapters describe interactions with a number of drug classes such as non-HIV antiviral, antimalarial, antiparasitic, antihelmintic, macrolide, azalide and ketolide agents. A novel chapter on probe cocktail studies has been included to highlight an important research tool for drug development. These chapters address material that cannot be retrieved easily in the medical literature. The highly acclaimed food-drug interactions as well as the study design and analysis chapters remain definitive references. The newly written drug-cytokine interaction highlights the need for our improved understanding of the complex interrelationship of acute infection, inflammation, and the risk of drug interactions. Informative tables on specific drug-drug interactions are provided throughout the chapters as a quick clinical resource. The Third Edition of Drug Interactions in Infectious Diseases is a distillation of relevant drug interactions associated with antimicrobials, infection, and inflammation. This concise review of the mechanisms and strategies to manage drug interactions should be valuable to all health care practitioners. Features • Definitive reference source of up-to-date information on antimicrobial drug interactions • Informative tables on the degree of interaction for specific antimicrobial agents • In-depth discussion of mechanisms and potential mechanistic pathways of interaction • New chapters on non-HIV antiviral, antimalarial, antiparasitic, and macrolide, azalide and ketolide agents • New chapter on probe-cocktail studies as a research tool to study drug-drug interactions • Inclusion of new antimicrobial agents and their associated drug interactions • First rate chapters on study design and analysis, and drug-food interactions • A fresh perspective on drug-cytokine interactions • Authoritative chapter on regulatory considerations of drug interactions during drug development
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The Palgrave International Handbook of Women and Outdoor Learning

Author: Tonia Gray,Denise Mitten

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319535501

Category: Education

Page: 924

View: 8123

This Handbook serves as a starting point for critical analysis and discourse about the status of women in outdoor learning environments (OLEs). Women choose to participate actively in outdoors careers, many believing the profession is a level playing field and that it offers alternatives to traditional sporting activities. They enter outdoor learning primarily on the strength of their enthusiasm for leading and teaching in natural environments and assume the field is inclusive, rewarding excellence regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, disability, or ethnicity. However, both research and collective experiences in OLEs suggest that many women feel invisible, relegated, marginalized, and undervalued. In response to this marginalization, this Handbook celebrates the richness of knowledge and practices of women practitioners in OLEs. Women scholars and practitioners from numerous fields, such as experiential outdoor education, adventure education, adventure therapy, and gender studies, explore the implications of their research and practice using poignant examples within their own disciplines. These insights emerge from similar life experiences as women and outdoor leaders in the 1970s to the present. Social inequalities still abound in OLEs, and the Handbook ensures that the contributions of women are highlighted as well as the work that needs to be done to make these spaces inclusive. Global in perspective and capacious in content, this one-stop volume is an indispensable reference resource for a diverse range of academics, including students and researchers in the fields of education, psychology, sociology, gender studies, geography, and environment studies, as well as the many outdoors fields.
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The British Expedition to the Crimea

Author: Sir William Howard Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crimean War, 1853-1856

Page: 556

View: 3762

Posted in Crimean War, 1853-1856

You Wouldn't Want to Live Without Pain!

Author: Fiona Macdonald

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9780531214916

Category: Pain

Page: 32

View: 3040

Imagine living in a world without pain. You wouldn't get headaches or stomach aches, and it wouldn't hurt when you cut yourself or touched something hot. A pain-free world may sound wonderful, but if pain did not exist, our lives would be very dangerous. We probably wouldn't survive for long. We would certainly be less healthy. And, just perhaps, we'd feel less good about ourselves. Learn about the science behind how our bodies are able to experience pain, the ways pain helps us to stay safe, and the ghastly reality of life before modern painkillers.
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The Palgrave Handbook of Ageing and Physical Activity Promotion

Author: Samuel R. Nyman,Anna Barker,Terry Haines,Khim Horton,Charles Musselwhite,Geeske Peeters,Christina R. Victor,Julia Katharina Wolff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319712918

Category: Social Science

Page: 758

View: 724

The ageing of our population is a key societal issue across the globe. Although people are living longer, they need to be living longer in good health to continue to enjoy quality of life and independence and to prevent rises in health and social care costs. This timely and ground-breaking volume will provide an up-to-date overview of the factors that promote physical activity in later life. Despite advances in the fields of gerontology and geriatrics, sports and exercise science, sociology, health psychology, and public health, knowledge is largely contained within disciplines as reflected in the current provision of academic texts on this subject. To truly address the present and substantial societal challenges of population ageing, a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach is required. This handbook will inform researchers, students, and practitioners on the current evidence base for what physical activities need to be promoted among older people and how they can be implemented to maximise engagement. This handbook will be an invaluable resource for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and students across the social sciences.
Posted in Social Science

Very British Problems

Making Life Awkward for Ourselves, One Rainy Day at a Time

Author: Rob Temple

Publisher: Sphere

ISBN: 0751556076

Category: Humor

Page: 288

View: 7033

There's an epidemic sweeping the nation Symptoms include: *Acute embarrassment at the mere notion of 'making a fuss' *Extreme awkwardness when faced with any social greeting beyond a brisk handshake *An unhealthy preoccupation with meteorology Doctors have also reported several cases of unnecessary apologising, an obsessive interest in correct queuing etiquette and dramatic sighing in the presence of loud teenagers on public transport. If you have experienced any of these symptoms, you may be suffering from VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS. VERY BRITISH PROBLEMS are highly contagious. There is no known cure. Rob Temple's hilarious new book reveals all the ways in which we are a nation of socially awkward but well-meaning oddballs, struggling to make it through every day without apologising to an inanimate object. Take comfort in misfortunes of others. You are not alone.
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