There’s nothing more frustrating than Christmas shopping. When you have a lot of presents to buy it’s easy to lose inspiration and end up getting cheap tat that nobody will never need or use. If you see yourself trolling around the high street searching on a whim, and hoping that the perfect gifts will just jump out at you, then consider taking a more imaginative approach.
Humorous Cushions from BoConcept
There’s always going to be that one person on your Christmas list – the Scrooge that will never be happy. If you ever find yourself lost for ideas, something novelty is always a safe otpion. BoConcept has plenty of gimmicky gifts to choose from regardless of your budget.
Novelty cushions could be perfect if you’re after something practical, yet humorous. BoConcept stocks cushions in a vast range of strange materials, bold colour combinations and weird shapes. For example, if you know a dog lover you could buy them a dog shaped cushion; or if you’re searching for the joker of the pack, one of the pun cushions may be appropriate. Read the rest of this entry
If you are a sports fan, without a doubt, you will be aware that the UEFA Champions League, simply called the Champions League, is the single most widely watched sports event in the world. Have you often wondered what the richest paying events in the world of sports are? The highest paying events are not based on all the prize money given to numerous winners or season-long winners, but rather the ultimate grand prize. Here’s a list compiled by the YouWin blog of the ten highest paying sport events, not in any particular order.
1. UEFA Champions League: The Champions League finals are fiercely contested and there is intense loyalty among fans. What does the winner take home? Juventus came up on top of the 2012-13 Champions League prize money standings. It made over $86.3 million, though it lost to final winner Bayern Munich. However, the grand prize was won by Bayern Munich, which won 10.5 million euros or $13.88 million for the final. Over all, Bayern made 55.06 million euros or $75 million.
2. FIFA World Cup: Talk football and you can’t miss the FIFA World Cup. Latest reports suggest that the 2014 World Cup champions will get $35 million in prize money. This is a 17 percent hike from what Spain won in the 2010 edition of FIFA’s World Cup.
3. UEFA European Football Championship: Another football event that pays a lot of money is the UEFA European Football Championship. The 2012 edition saw Spain winning the finals. The total prize money for the tournament rose to $81.55 million. Spain received 7.5 million euros (over $10 million) as prize money for winning the final. Overall, Spain won 23 million euros (over $31.5) in the championship. Read the rest of this entry
As we slowly slouch into the final months of 2013, most of us are only too aware that it’s ‘that’ time of year again. Time, that is, to start planning another hectic year of festivals and parties. Currently, all signs seem to point towards 2014 being an absolute doozy of a festival season – with the biggest getting bigger, the best getting better and a whole host of newbies, oldies and everything-in-between to get involved in. So whether your taste extends more to Kraut rock, indie electronic, experimental drone or simply having the biggest party the world has ever known, here are our picks for the best festivals of 2014:
Iceland Airwaves (November, Iceland)
Described by Rolling Stone as one of the hippest music festivals in existence, Iceland Airwaves annually transforms the city of Reykjavik into a dizzying collection of incredible clubs delivering incredible music from international acts. Headliners aside, Airwaves’ best aspect comes from its home city: a vibrant blend of chic Nordic cool and cosy Northern tourist town. Between the music, coffee and literary delights, you may find you never want to leave the Icelandic capital. Read the rest of this entry
1. Rise and shine
What better way to remind yourself that you’re one day closer to Christmas than by waking yourself up with this Christmas-themed alarm clock! You’ve got a whole day of Christmas fun ahead of you, so let’s not waste any time.
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2. Dress the part
You should start immersing yourself in the joy of Christmas from the moment you get dressed. For men, nothing says Christmas like a tie bearing Santas, while women can accessorise with a brooch.
3. Eat Christmas
Yes, Christmas is edible thanks to this kitsch little toaster that turns bland, uninspiring toast into a magical festive feast. Extra points are available for transforming the Christmas toast into a sandwich with turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce.
4. Travel by reindeer-drawn sled
Or failing that you could just use this Christmas themed steering wheel cover. By taking grip of the holiday with both hands you won’t lose sight of the magic of Christmas even in the worst rush hour. If the radio stations aren’t playing back to back Christmas tunes already make sure you’ve also got a CD full of festive tunes to hand (and call in to complain). Read the rest of this entry
Wyck Hill, currently a 40/1 shot in the ante-post market for the 2014 Crabbies Grand National at Aintree on April 5, is gradually finding his form this season and ran a race of promise at the Liverpool track in the Betfred Becher Chase at the December meeting.
Ninth of the 22-tunner field for the competitive three-and-a-quarter-mile chase run over the Grand National fences, the gelded son of Pierre had lost touch with the leaders by halfway and appeared more likely to fail to finish at that point. But entering the final mile the nine-year-old got his second wind, and whilst never threatening to finish in the first four was noted running on nicely from the second last to eventually finish some 21 lengths behind the winner, Chance Du Roy.
Purchased last season by JP McManus with the Grand National very much in mind, Wyck Hill has been something of a rags-to-riches story for trainer David Bridgwater having looked nothing more than an ordinary handicapper when winning a Chepstow chase off a mark of just 106 in October 2011. Since then the stayer has improved an impressive 35lbs and has won three more races, including the listed Champagne Bollinger Silver Cup Handicap Chase at Ascot last December when outpointing the very useful Katenko by four lengths. Read the rest of this entry
When it comes to creating public profiles on your favorite social media website, you want to provide the perfect picture that shows who you are. While many people simply upload sportsteams’ logos or cartoon characters, many more will place pictures of themselves in order to provide a face for social interaction. Unfortunately, many of these images are in the form of “selfies” and lack a sense of professionalism – not to mention the various pictures that have backfired for those taking them.
While technology has made it far easier to take your own pictures, should you really do so? While it can save you money from having a professional picture taken, it could be detrimental to what you’re trying to accomplish. What could make a selfie present badly on social media outlets?
1. Background Photo-bombs - When many people take selfies of themselves with their smartphone, they tend to use mirrors in the house regardless of where they are. Sometimes, these people will be oblivious to the background of the room because they are looking at themselves and posing. Unfortunately, this has led to some very disturbing images that wound up becoming viral for all of the wrong reasons. If you are content with taking a selfie in the bathroom, make sure you flush the toilet. Read the rest of this entry