Start as you mean to go on. With wedding invitations, you can set the tone for the big day, so it’s a good idea to get them right. If you’re having your ceremony abroad, you’ll want your design to reflect that (as well as any other themes). So, it’s time to get creative! Whether you’re tying the knot in Bora Bora or China, here’s what to consider, when brainstorming invitation ideas.
Although it’s usually prudent to send your invitations out early, this is even more important, if you’re having a destination wedding. Your guests will need to know all the details in advance, so they can book time off work and make travel arrangements. Get on it!
We’re sure you both know the names of the friends and family members that you’re inviting, but perhaps the spelling eludes you. Little do you know that you’ve sent out plenty of cringeworthy Christmas and birthday cards with wrongly spelled names. Get it right this time and Facebook stalk your relatives for the proper spelling. Failing that, ring up your mum and ask her. Read the rest of this entry
As Christmas time approaches, many pets will want to involve themselves in the Christmas cheer – up to and including the act of skulking around the kitchen when Christmas dinner is cooking! Your dog is part of the family and it’s only right to buy him or her a Christmas treat that extends beyond playing with wrapping paper after Christmas morning is all said and done.
Here’s a few Christmas gift ideas that will get tails wagging this winter.
Christmas-themed dog treats
A great way to get your canine involved in Christmas dinner – without serving up roast potatoes and pigs in blankets in a dog bowl – is to bake your dog some homemade Christmas biscuits. With some eggs, oats, flour, peanut butter and nutmeg, you can make a tasty bone-shaped biscuit for your dog to munch on throughout the day.
If you’re stuck on time, it’s just as easy to purchase some delicious dog treats, For instance, turkey and cranberry shortbread biscuits can be a delight for dogs this winter while reindeer-shaped cookies could end up being a real treat for your pooch. Read the rest of this entry
Since first opening a social network account I have always been incredibly wary of what I shared publicly. I have seen other people be very naive with the information they have shared online, full name, address etc. Identity fraud is on the rise and it seems some people are either too ignorant or believe that it won’t happen to them.
Having a shredder to shred all of your important documents is really valuable, anything with personal details on goes through my shredder. But I have seen whilst walking when the bin men are out collecting rubbish, how many people simply throw away these important papers with their rubbish, the bag splits and their information is out on the pavement for everyone to see. All it takes is for that to end up in the wrong hands and you might become the victim of identity theft. Read the rest of this entry
The weatherman has well and truly dropped the thermostat, advent calendars fill every supermarket shelf, and perhaps most alarmingly, Argos has launched their seasonal campaign with a vengeance. Yes, once again, Christmas has startled us all by creeping up much earlier than expected – and there’s nowhere it hits harder than the pocket.
Without a budget in place, it’s all too easy to get carried away with the season. So what can you put in place to keep St Nick from nicking your hard-earned cash?
Plan your shopping list – and stick to it
It is too easy to get carried away at Christmas. You’re out shopping, see something your loved ones will adore and you just have to get it for them. Although giving is what it’s all about – and as rafts of parents can attest, there’s nothing better than seeing your children’s delighted faces as they rip open their gifts – this doesn’t fare well for the bank balance.
Try to remember that children don’t actually expect to get everything they ask for from Father Christmas. Carefully striking a balance between what you can afford to spend and what you know they really would appreciate is absolutely the key to managing expectations and not overspending.
Kids will always push their Christmas wish-list as much as they can. Start with a plan from the outset and try to stick to it. Read the rest of this entry
Big Fish’s “Mystery Case Files: Fate’s Carnival” is the tenth installment of Big Fish’s most popular hidden object adventure game which launched on the 27th November on PC and Mac. The “Mystery Case Files” series has been downloaded more than 100 million times and loved by fans around the world. This latest installment is a return to the franchise’s roots of deep puzzles, numerous mini games, and dark intrigue. It includes one of the franchise’s most beloved characters – Madame Fate, a gypsy fortune-teller with her cat, Isis, acting as your helper and guide.
Get a glimpse of the fun awaiting by watching the special video trailer.
How It Begins…
An anomaly has brought you to an abandoned location, where you make out the remains of what appears to be a carnival. You go to investigate and quickly realise something wicked is at work. The spirit of the deceased Madame Fate appears to warn you of a curse that has taken over the carnival and the horrific end that awaits the carnival’s acts if you don’t make haste and save them!
If you are a “Mystery Case Files” fan, you will recognise many of the carnival’s occupants, having met them once before when you last ventured into these grounds. But beware as you rush to aid those in peril, for the mind behind the curse is both clever and mad. There are evil minions watching your every move, many waiting just around the corner. It’s a good thing Madam Fate lets you have her beloved cat Isis to help you when you need it most. Read the rest of this entry
I recently attended a wine dinner that focused on one specific wine region in France, very famous for its artisan wine. As the conversations got more and more specific, an interesting topic arose: the dessert and how it is regarded on both sides of the Channel. Someone cleverly observed that the European in general and the French in particular have a special fondness for their desserts. They’re making an art of it and are very proud of their “chocolateries”. Go to France and you will find one round every corner!
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