Violets and Pansies/1 (Love-in-idleness) 

The pansy, botanically known as viola tricolor, is one of the many plants that William Shakespeare references in his plays.It is a flower that has inspired a variety of legends, one of which is mentioned in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, a play set in Athens, full of amorous intrigues, a fairy wood and various whimsical… Read More Violets and Pansies/1 (Love-in-idleness) 

Barry White

Singer, songwriter Barry Eugene Carter, better known by his stage name Barry White, was born on 12 September 1944 in Galveston, Texas. His successful career spanned five decades, and made him a star of the disco era.He died of kidney failure caused by hypertension in 2003, aged 58. One of his most romantic songs was:… Read More Barry White

🎶Love the One You’re With 🎶 (3. Stephen Stills & Judy Collins)

Stephen Still’s song “Love the One You’re With” seems to imply a casual attitude toward sexual relationships (perfectly emblematic of the times), yet its author was living in a whirlwind of difficult passion at the time. He had been impressed by popular singer and songwriter Judy Collins when he had seen her perform in Greenwich… Read More 🎶Love the One You’re With 🎶 (3. Stephen Stills & Judy Collins)

(U3A): “Pretty Woman” (plot)

PRETTY WOMAN (1990) Pretty Woman is one of the most iconic American romantic comedies. starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere, noted for its successful soundtrack featuring the song “Oh, Pretty Woman” by Roy Orbison, which inspired its title. It shows a fragile love story surrounded by cynicism and compromise, with references to both “Cinderella” and… Read More (U3A): “Pretty Woman” (plot)