Posted by claire on December 30, 2011 ·
New Year is a time when we love to say goodbye to old habits and difficult situations that have dragged us down over the previous year. But some of the regular time honoured traditions out there are stranger than anything you may have encountered before.
1. Nailing the Cake
There is an old Irish/Celtic tradition of saving any left over, stale cake or bread from the Christmas celebrations, so that [...]
Posted by claire on December 27, 2011 ·
Christmas or Thanksgiving holidays can leave you with a lot of left over turkey to use up. Here are the Top 5 ways of using it all up instead of having to throw it away.
1. Turkey Sandwich
Always the first option, a sandwich filled with leftover turkey, cranberry sauce and what other trimmings you have left that you can shove in there! Is there anything easier to throw together after a hard day of [...]
Posted by claire on December 19, 2011 ·
There is obviously something about Christmas that send songwriters into creativity overload. Lyrics are written than would be laughed if they appeared in any other song, and yet we can’t seem to get enough of them!
Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer – Elmo & Patsy
Originally released in 1979 it quickly became a hit on country radio stations and ultimately lead to the creation [...]
Posted by claire on December 7, 2011 ·
As winter now has us firmly in its icy clutches, cold and flu bugs have us making regular trips to the pharmacy. These traditional remedies might save a few pennies.
A Pinch of Mouse
If someone you care for has fallen ill with a particularly heavy bout of cold or flu then this may be a remedy you could try. All you need is a part of a mouse, it doesn’t matter which part, as long as it is well [...]
Posted by claire on November 29, 2011 ·
According to several ‘the end is nigh’ groups, 2010 marks the end of the world as we know it. But how will it happen?
One of the most popular theories regarding our demise revolves around the eruption of a ‘super volcano’. The most popular choice being the super volcano that lies beneath Yellowstone Park in the USA, one of the largest in the world.
Bubbling away below the [...]
Posted by claire on November 24, 2011 ·
What do you look for when choosing your holiday destination? Choose carefully of you could end up wishing you’d gone elsewhere.
No chance of relaxing on this St Martin beach, but you do get a great view of the undercarriage of every plane that flies over. You can even wave to the pilot as they pass by. Just watch out for the sand storm kicked up by the jets as it passes overhead [...]
Posted by claire on November 17, 2011 ·
For every labour saving or world changing invention, there are those that just never get to see the light of day. Here are five of the best (or worst!)
The Pet Vest
Tired of having to leave your little rodent friend at home when you go out, then this vest is just what you have been looking for. Complete with transparent tunnels and handy pockets for feeding and pet retrieval the Pet Vest has everything [...]
Posted by claire on November 9, 2011 ·
There are lots of ways of raising your endorphin levels to give you that feel good factor, the one which relaxes you and leaves you open to heightened levels or arousal and awareness. Naturally we think of chocolate, strawberries and aromatic oils when looking to get in the mood for love, but there are a lot more strange and sometimes nausiating (alledged) aphrodisiacs out there.
Bat & Ball [...]
Posted by claire on October 31, 2011 ·
It’s that time of the year again where gruesome costumes are worn by those both young and old and candy is eaten by the bucket load. But just what games will you be playing at your Halloween party?
Hal o’Ween (& his squishy body)
Simply fill a series of paper cups or bowls with food items to resemble decomposing body parts, then pass the cups/bowls around your guests, who are seated [...]
Posted by claire on October 30, 2011 ·
People tell jokes about them, ridicule their lifestyle and laugh at their hair – but a red-neck can make just about anything work with a few pieces of junk and a roll of Duct Tape.
Check out these one-of-a-kind creations and you’ll see what I mean…
Red-Neck Appartment Complex
So yes, maybe more than the one roll of duct tape was required for this venture, but just look what [...]