Status: New - In Voodoo Shop, her collection of new verse, Ruth Padel, praised for previous collections such as Rembrandt Would Have Loved You, turns to her...... more
Status: New - In Voodoo Shop, her collection of new verse, Ruth Padel, praised for previous collections such as Rembrandt Would Have Loved You, turns to her usual themes like travel, love, high culture, and kitchen-table sex, but arguably adds a more mature gloss. Her language is often lush, demotic, allusive, funny, sardonic and fruity. "Imagine we're two bottles of Strozzapieto Di Padone Olive Oil, the pond-green Sluggish stuff, WD40... ('Hey Sugar, Take A Walk On The Wild Side)". But then again she can also be restrained, classical, wry, even limpid: "Look at the bare wood hand-waxed floor and long White dressing-gown, the good child's writing desk And passionate cold feet..." ("Writing To Onegin"). Whichever register Padel is using she is never less than accessible and candid. Some of the best poems, indeed, are when she manages to loom the two voices, the warmly sensuous and the calmly descriptive, into one poetic skein. Try the beginning of Plane Trail for cool yet earthy, refined yet saucy bathos: "The Plane Trail at Cannes... is white ink, writing fishbones on the crazy-paving sky Above this glitter-pink harbour, scribbling over whorls of grey cloud delicate as the stitched and puckered seam Between your balls". Just occasionally Padel loses her footing. The subject matter is eclectic (India, Rio, Sainsbury's poultry, Zacatecan silver mines, Tori Amos) to the point of being unfocused. The verse forms are a bit inchoate; the vocabulary is a tiny bit scattergun. But this is still unquestionably honest, forceful, savvy, cherishable, and very intelligent contemporary poetry.--Sean Thomas
Advantages: Soft and kind to skin, refreshing, kind on hands, well made, good price Disadvantages: Not so good if you prefer a scent soap that lathers
...on his body, however a while ago no we had a stay over at a hotel and the soap that they had in the bathroom was the Pure Nature Olive oil soap. We didn't use it on our weekend away but seeing as it was part of the price, we put it in our bag and used it when a bar of the Dove soap ran out! Here are my thoughts on it.
As this came from the little B and B we had been staying in, I had to go online...
...In my kitchen I only use two types of oils. I use olive oil and as I love Chinese food and make myself a lot of stir fry's and things alot so do use a stir fry oil I buy pre made from a supermarket.
Up until recently I always bought an olive oil that was on offer or was simply the cheapest one. I didn't care if it was olive oil or extra Virgin or anything else. However that all changed when I...
Advantages: antioxidants, natural oil, very beneficial for the body Disadvantages: expensive
...Those who read my reviews regularly know that I cook almost every day from scratch. I keep loads of ingredients at home and one of them is Tesco Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I always take care to choose the extra virgin version of it. Later I will explain the difference between them.
So Tesco?s extra virgin olive oil comes in a bottle with purple label on it. It is available only in Tesco and www...