Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Funny Christmas quotes


"There is no ideal Christmas; only the one Christmas you decide to make as a reflection of your values, desires, affections, traditions."

~Bill McKibben~

































I know him!



  
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Christmas time and chocolate

We all know that chocolate makes us feel better There are a number of scientific reasons for this. The smell of chocolate has been found to slow down brain waves, making us feel calm. Most of the time our brains are dominated by beta waves - normal waking frequency. When our brain activity slows to alpha waves, we experience a pleasant feeling of calm but alert relaxation.
Also, because most of us find eating chocolate so pleasurable, we release endorphins (also released during sex) in the brain. These have similar pharmacological actions as morphine, acting as pain-relievers and giving us a sense of wellbeing.


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We all know that chocolate makes us feel better There are a number of scientific reasons for this. The smell of chocolate has been found to slow down brain waves, making us feel calm. Most of the time our brains are dominated by beta waves - normal waking frequency. When our brain activity slows to alpha waves, we experience a pleasant feeling of calm but alert relaxation.
Also, because most of us find eating chocolate so pleasurable, we release endorphins (also released during sex) in the brain. These have similar pharmacological actions as morphine, acting as pain-relievers and giving us a sense of wellbeing.


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We all know that chocolate makes us feel better

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Yes, its that time of the year, when we put out our decorations and most importantly

Did you know chocolate is good for you?
( Of course in a small amount )
Dark chocolate has numerous hidden health benefits. Consuming a small bar of dark chocolate everyday can reduce blood pressure in people with high blood pressure. So, this Christmas, treat your loved ones to box of chocolate.

Chocolate benefits:
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
1.) Chocolate makes you feel good.
2.) Chocolate makes you live longer.
3.) It melts in your mouth. 
4.) It really is good for you (in a small amount).
5.) Chocolate is good for stress. 
6.) Chocolate improves mood and boosts energy level. 
7.) Contains antioxidants.
8.) Chocolate slows down the aging process. Due to the flavonoids in chocolate it is reported to 
     reduce wrinkles and improve complexion.
9.) Dark chocolate is good for the brain and improves memory.
10)Helps the body generate serotonin. 
 
What is serotonin?
Serotonin is the happiness hormone that regulates the mood, reduces mood swings and even prevents depression .
But we still have to remember that it is important not to overindulge in chocolate, because it contains high amounts of saturated fats, sugar and can cause health damage or obesity. However, when eaten in moderate quantities, chocolate truly can be a miracle food. 



















''Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands - and 
  then eat just one of the pieces.''
~Judith Viorst~


''I have this theory that chocolate slows down the aging process.... It may not be true, but do I 
  dare take the chance?''
~Unknown author~




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Chocolate can make you more alert It contains a stimulant called theobromine, a caffeine-like substance that is thought to make us more alert. But theobromine doesn't have the side-effect of giving us the jitters, like caffeine, and chocolate contains only minute amounts of caffeine - a mug of coffee has about 85mg compared with just 1mg in three squares of chocolate.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Santa and Coca-Cola

It's not Christmas until the Coca Cola advert starts.
With Christmas fast approaching, there are only a few days before the Coca-Cola advert will be on our screens.
I love Coca-Cola. I love the taste, I love the ads and I love the pictures of Santa holding a glass or a bottle of Coca Cola.
 
Did you know? 
Thomas Nast, a 19th century cartoonist, did a series of drawings for Harper's Weekly. Nast's vision of Santa had him living at the North Pole. Nast also gave him a workshop for building toys and a large book filled with the names of children who had been naughty or nice. Father Christmas was shown in clothes of different colours: green, purple, blue, brown or red. By the beginning of the 20th century the standard image of Santa Claus was a man in a red suit trimmed with white.

It's often said that Santa's red and white robes were the creation of a Coca-Cola advertising campaign.

What happened was ...
Coca-Cola were striving to create a brand that was seen as both a family drink and one that was available in the colder winter months. They needed something to help them boost the positive link between their brand and winter months. So, Swedish artist Haddon Sundblom started drawing ads for Coke featuring a fat Santa in a red coat trimmed with fur and secured with a large belt.
When the name Santa Claus is mentioned anywhere in America today, the image that invariably comes to mind is the one created by Haddon Sundblom for the Coca-Cola Company.
Although Haddon Sundblom's paintings have been very influential and popular until today, Santa had appeared in red clothing before Sundblom began creating festive images for the company.


''I don't need to know how they make Coca-Cola. I think it tastes just fine not knowing what
  the ingredients are. I think there are some things that should be kept secret.''
~Colin Hanks~ 


Your choice, your taste, your drink.
Do you like Coca-Cola ? 






















 


  







 The iconic Coca-Cola Santa Claus, created by artist Haddon Sundblom





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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland in London

If you are planning to visit London during Christmas holidays, don't miss this magical fair in Hyde Park, which features the UK's largest ice rink, observation wheel and lots of festive treats. 
The decorations and the general vibe of the park is spectacular, once again with beautiful decorations and lights everywhere. They sell good food, mulled wine ( I just love the smells of mulled wine ) and have outdoor bars. Of course, a stop at the crepe stall is very important, make sure you try tiny German pancakes.

The Winter Wonderland is very well done with a range of activities for all ages. 
They have lots of rides including a big wheel, a roller coaster, merry-go-rounds, a fun house, a haunted house, an ice-skating rink and big big slides. It's a great place to be to get in the Christmas spirit. 
Remember: London is such a fun Christmas destination. Once you are there, don't forget to visit London's iconic Harrods glowing with the warmth of Christmas.


















Harrods, London's most famous luxury department store





How to get there?
Take tube to Hyde park, be patient there is a slow crowd leaving the station.

Make sure you bring a thick jacket, scarf, gloves and hat. The entrance is free and most of the attractions are open 7 days a week. 


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Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Stockings and Sacks

A Christmas stocking is an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that is hung on Christmas tree or they can be hung on the wall, by the fireplace, etc. You can fill them with small toys, candy, fruits or some people prefer to keep them empty and use them as a decoration. 

You can hang a stocking on the door to each persons bedroom or simply put them under the tree. Another idea where to hang your Christmas stocking is on the backs of your dining room chairs. Stockings and sacks are available in all fabrics and designs to suit your likings.  
You have so many options so, get some ideas and have fun decorating your house.

Get inspired! 


1.) Personolized your Christmas stockings or choose stockings with Santa and his helpers 
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2.) You might like fabric stocking and sacks from ''Next''


 

 



3.) Or cute stockings from ''Marks and Spencer''








4.) Christmas sacks from ''Disney Store''










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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Outdoor Christmas decorations

Outdoor Christmas decorations are very popular. I love to go out during the Christmas season and look at all the Christmas lights on the street and all the outdoor decorations people are having.
There is a wide range of alternatives when it comes to outdoor Christmas decorations such as Santa Claus, reindeers, snowman, snowflakes, angels, stars, etc.
Hope you all get inspired.



































Light up your home this Christmas with brilliant range of indoor and outdoor Christmas lights from Next

Window Snowflakes
 
Lit Outdoor Reindeer

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