Category: X’mas Presents

Pets R not Just for X’mas

Pets R not Just for X’mas

During Christmas some of us would buy a puppy as a present for our little ones, partner, parent or friends.  It can be a good idea, especially at Christmas, when we want to spread love and see everyone happy and joyful.

70% of puppies’ major attraction is their cuteness, adorability and companionship but the 30% is something else.  You are actually have to look after your pet.  Feed them, take them for a walk, play with them train them and look after them.

They are not just toys that you can pick up and then put aside when it suits you.  They have needs which sometimes you have to put first before yours.

Puppies also chew and chew anything that they see on the floor.  It may be a book, a pillow, soft toys, the wall, the wallpaper, even furnitures, you name it, they will chew on it.

If you are not a dog lover, you may lose patience even before you take your puppy for his first visit to the vet, which again is costly.

Taking responsibility towards a pet is sometimes hard work, so much so that a few days after Christmas, many puppies/dogs are abandoned.

Many are given to dog homes.

Before buying or getting a pet, think very hard if you are apt to looking after a dog.  Because dogs are not just for Christmas, they can live for many, many, many years.

Above are photos of adorable soft toy puppies which have 100% cuteness.

Something that you can put aside, put in a drawer and forget about until you find them again.

The Giving Tree – Spirit of Christmas

Giving Tree @ Brent Cross Photo by JMorton

Giving Tree @ Brent Cross
Photo by JMorton

The Giving Tree – Spirit of Christmas

I saw this tree at Brent Cross when we went there last time.  Apparently it is a giving tree.  The tree is festooned with gift tags.  I was not really sure what it was at first.

The mechanics of the giving tree involve taking one of the gift tags from the tree, then you have to buy a present, have it wrapped, if possible, then give this at the Information Desk, which is located near the Giving Tree itself or for a more familiar landmark – the Information Desk is adjacent to Marks & Spencer.  By the way, if you are unable to have the gift wrapped festively, is does not matter.  Just give the present to the Information Desk and they will deal with the wrapping.

The gift will then be given to deprived Barnet children, who are otherwise not going to get a present this Christmas.

Apparently the Giving Tree is ‘growing’ all over London and the UK and will hopefully benefit some of the Children in the UK this Christmas.

I think this is a marvellous idea.  It marks Christmas and give it its true meaning.  Christmas is giving and, of course, receiving.,

This should be practised by more countries of the world.  It is not too late to set us a Giving Tree.  There are still 30 days to Christmas.

Let’s give love on Christmas day.

Christmas Crafting: Christmas Sled


Christmas Crafting: Christmas Sled


This is so adorable.  I would make one for Nathan, my even more adorable grandson, who loves his candies as he calls his sweets.  He has gone all american!

A few candy sleds dotted around the house would be a fantastic Christmas decoration.

I think instead of using hot glue gun, I would just use double sided tapes or even small amount of blu-tack.

Anyway let’s get busy with Bizzy and Sherri L

Items needed:
Kit Kat regular sized bars
Candy Canes
Hershey Mini’s, (I used the Christmas Edition)
Ribbon and bows
Hot glue gun, two glue sticks

Mark two lines on the bottom of the Kit Kat bars, this is where you will attach the Candy Canes. Run a line of hot glue on your marks and attach the candy canes, do this one at a time and let them set up for a minute.

Put a drop of hot glue on the edges of the Hershey Mini’s wrappers and attach them to the sled bottom, you will stack them 4, then 3, then 2, then 1. Let this set up for a minute.

Tie a pretty piece of ribbon around the sled, and tape the ends to the bottom of the sled, (don’t use hot glue on the ribbon~~ don’t ask)
Add a ribbon to the top!! Viola~~ a cute and edible gift!!
made by Sherri L. ~~ Enjoy!!


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Barbie – The Living Doll

For more than 50 years Barbie has continued to be a great favourite as a Christmas present.  It is arguably the most popular doll of all time.

Barbie is not solely a mainstay in young girls’ world.  In fact Barbie is a great collectors’ item.  There are Barbies which were issued as a limited edition  now cost a small fortune.  Barbie universe is not only a female domain.  There was that man from Hong kong who has more than 6,000 Barbie collection.

Barbie is more than just a doll.  Over the years she has been a doctor, engineer, fashion model, pilot, astronaut, teacher, scientist, etc.  You name it, she’s probably been.

However, Barbie has also attracted a lot of controversy for her bodily proportion.  Apparently she is not very life-like; her vital statistics is 36 inches chest, 18 inches waist and 33 inches hips.  And at 5’9″ Barbie would have had problem with her menstrual cycle. :0

Valeria Lukyanova, Human Barbie

Valeria Lukyanova, Human Barbie

However, a few girls and women have tried to live and look as Barbie for real and have undergone extensive surgery to achieve their goal. ;( , which is rather surreal or bizarre.

The Moldovan born Ukrainian model,Valeria Lukyanova, has her 15 minutes of fame after her photos have become viral due to her extreme resemblance to Barbie; so much so that Valeria has now being called the human Barbie. 🙂

At 54 the Barbie doll has not age a day older from the day she was created.  She is prettier but never ages.

Someone from reddit published a photo of Barbie sans make-up.

Be the judge, would you buy your daughter or niece a Barbie without the make-up to be politically correct? Or buy her the beautifully made up Barbie and make her truly happy?!!!

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I know what I would choose!


Barbie was not only given a “real age”  make-over; the has now made a Barbie with more weight.  What do you think?  Grotesque or gorgeous?!!!


We do not have to go to the extreme to bring out the inner Barbie in all of us. Let us just have fun with Aqua, I will!

Battle of The Mugs: Cliff Richard Vs One Direction

One Direction

One Direction

Apparently there is no stopping the popularity of Cliff Richard despite having been a mainstay for seven decades in the fickle world of showbiz. According to Barney Edwards of the original Bachelor Boy is outselling the much, much younger young bachelors of One Direction in the mug department. For every one mug of One Direction sold, eight of Cliff’s are being grabbed.

Expect a lorra lorra Cliffy mugs this Christmas. Having tea on Cliff this Christmas is not a bad idea. 😉

Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard

Battle of The Mugs: Cliff Richard Vs One Direction

Shreddies Pants – Relationship Saviour

Once again, David Cameron was vindicated for his impassioned comment that the UK invented most things worth inventing , when the Russians were reported to dismiss Britain as a small island whose views can be ignored.

We have the Shreddies Pants, Take that!!!

Flatulent Fashionitas 😉

Here it is, the savior of many a marriage, of relationship and untold embarassing moments. The Shreddies Pants contain Zorflex, apparently used in chemical warfare suits, the Loughborough based maker confirms that the knickers can filter odours 200 times stronger than the average emission.

Duvet will smell of white linen…. Just wear that knickers in bed!

🙂 🙂 😉

Just pop in a few pairs in that Christmas goodie bag for the other half!!! 😉



New line of underwear filters out farts 

Using chemical warfare technology, these new briefs, shorties and boxers camouflage bodily odors that make intimacy difficult for people with digestive disorders like IBS and Crohn’s disease.


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Models show of the new flatulence-filtering undies.

 A healthcare underwear company has designed a range of briefs and boxers which use chemical warfare technology to filter unwanted gas.

The hi-tech pants, created by Shreddies Ltd. based in Leicestershire, England, feature a highly absorptive carbon cloth back panel which traps and neutralizes flatulence odors.

The thin and flexible cloth, which contains Zorflex — the same activated carbon material used in chemical warfare suits — is reactivated simply by washing the pants.

Shreddies say through extensive testing the carbon cloth could filter odors 200 times the strength of the average flatus emission.

The award-winning healthcare product is particularly useful for sufferers of digestive disorders such as IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Crohn’s disease, Colitis and food intolerances.

Don't believe the claims? Test the odorless undies yourself with a sniff.

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Don’t believe the claims? Test the odorless undies yourself with a sniff.

Suitable for men and women the underwear comes in a range of styles and is designed to fit more snugly than conventional underwear.

Women can buy Shreddies in briefs, high-leg briefs or shorties, while men can purchase support boxers, adjustable support boxers, hipsters and briefs.

It has even been reported that soccer player Frank Lampard has worn the underwear, so there is no need to be embarrassed buying them.

In the last few months Shreddies has signed up to sell their product in 11 UK retailers including Fenwicks and Bentalls.

A spokesperson at Shreddies Ltd. said: “Although Shreddies has got cheeky with the new campaign, to many people they still remain very much a healthcare product and have helped so many cope with conditions such as IBS, Crohn’s and food intolerances. But the bottom line is that Shreddies are for everyone, after all, it’s something we all do.

“Flatulence seriously affects millions of people every day and since 2008 Shreddies has been helping those affected increase their quality of life. We have found the answer to help alleviate the most obvious symptom of flatulence…the odors.”

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Garlic Storage Jar & Garlic Press

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545689_1375394499367520_1900354535_nI found these items at John Lewis whilst browsing for Christmas presents.

I think the garlic storage jar will complement any kitchen.  It is in a simple ceramic white, really dainty but could hold a few heads of garlic.

I also like the garlic rocker from my favourite modernist kitchen accessories designer, Joseph Joseph.

The rocker will solve the problem of garlic hands.  You do not need to wash your hands for the umpteenth times to get rid of garlic smell.

I think these products will make a very generous presents for someone who loves being in the kitchen cooking and experimenting.

Bananagrams – No1 Family Favourite

Apparently Bananagrams is now the number one family favourite. It has knocked off the ever popular Scrabble.

Bananagrams debuted at a toy fair in 2006 and since then it has quietly and consistency built up a worldwide fan base.

Such is its popularity that even the cast of Downton Abbey can be found playing Bananagrams during breaks from filming.

Bananagrams was invented by Abraham Nathanson from America. It was his frustration at the sedate pace of scrabble that gave him inspiration for his invention.

Get your Bananagrams early before Christmas shoppers clear the shelves of toy shops.

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