I Now Pronounce You… Husband and Wife! πŸ’

Hello, hello, hello; cherished readers! Grab your stuff, as we resume our adventures from when we last left off... As you all know, we watched our newly-weds sashay away from a bedecked glasshouse into an equally-resplendent taxi (read 'three wheel drive!) They will then make a slow and bountiful descent down into the chapel, where…Read more I Now Pronounce You… Husband and Wife! πŸ’

Glasshouses and Glens πŸ΄σ §σ ’󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Hello, my readers! I hope you are having a meaningful Monday, rather than a moan-ingful one! πŸ˜€ It's time to fasten your seatbelts as we make another refreshing detour to verdant Wales. We shall continue our (mis)adventures from when we left off... 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 July 23, 2016 Fruitful efforts have paid off! The stage is set,…Read more Glasshouses and Glens πŸ΄σ §σ ’󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Judge A Book By Its Cover #NoReally

The glitzy Kandy City Centre (KCC), located in my hometown, had scheduled its annual book fair for this week. Upon the suggestion of one of my best friends, Poornima, I therefore made a quick jaunt to literary land; to look for some blog-worthy style inspiration lying hidden between the essence of fresh-print manuscript.   Poornima…Read more Judge A Book By Its Cover #NoReally

The Queen Has Spoken

Her majesty, Queen BeyoncΓ©, broke her silence at last Sunday's BET Awards held in California, USA. The ceremony recognises and celebrates the achievements of minority-identifying artists in the United States and beyond. BeyoncΓ© sent her protΓ©gΓ©s, Chloe x Halle, to accept the Viewer's Choice Award on her behalf. The two young artists recited a heartfelt…Read more The Queen Has Spoken

Feel the Burn; and Look Good πŸ˜Ž

In fashion, as in much of life, things change with the waxing and waning of the seasons. Success is but a fleeting temptress, and your fortunes can quickly change in not just a year, in not just a month, but in weeks and days even. Sportswear company Nike is certainly feeling the blues. The corporate…Read more Feel the Burn; and Look Good πŸ˜Ž

Tee-shirts and Toxins

As Melania Trump, the laconic First Lady of the United States, moved into the White House with her progeny, the headlines were awash with the latest developments. No, it was not the promise of nuclear war. It was but the mesmerising fact that a tee-shirt worn by the youngest of the Trumps, on that fateful…Read more Tee-shirts and Toxins

We Need To Talk Business…

Hi all, Drumroll please.... As you may know now, I have decided to take thesmilingtoucan one step further, and have developed an etsy site. This site features hand-made, toucan-inspired apparel at affordable prices. My talented, talented friend; an autodidact to boot; helps me in designing the items for sale. You can follow her on Instagram…Read more We Need To Talk Business…

Some Food for Thought πŸΎ

Did you know that the natural habitat of toucans, which is primarily tropical rain-forest, is being destroyed at an ever-greater pace? πŸ™ These beautiful birds, and their feathered, furry and many-legged compatriots are at risk of losing their homes. In the complicated world of today, it is difficult to find solutions to these problems. For…Read more Some Food for Thought πŸΎ