Saving money: even celebrities like to be thrify
Cherie Blair snapped up a Winnie the Pooh alarm clock for 99p on eBay. Trawling the internet has netted Mrs Blair some impressive bargains, including digital bathroom scales for £1.64. So what that the former Prime Minister's wife owns a Grade I-listed ...
October 20, 2014
Want to live in a gumdrop house on Lollipop Lane? Buy the Enchanted Forest
Artist Doris Needham created the figurines of characters like Humpty Dumpty and Winnie the Pooh that are scattered about the neighborhood. She and her husband, Ernest, have lived on the 40-acre property in a “Candy Cane House” since the 1950s; they're ...
February 15, 2015
This Adorable Holiday Ad Starring A Penguin Just Waddled Right Into Our Hearts
Even though it isn't even Thanksgiving yet, the Christmas-themed commercials have already begun -- and this one is sure to warm your heart on a blustery November day. The advertisement, for British department store John Lewis, features a little boy ...
November 7, 2014
Jerry Lee Lewis Will Not go to Hell
At five o'clock each evening, his daughter, Phoebe, will bring him his dinner on a tray. That's something Myra started back in the On Phoebe's face, real horror and a kind of amused alarm appear to battle to a standstill. "If they could," she says ...
October 27, 2014
North Park Theatre is now Observatory North Park
The . On Jan. 15, the owners of the Santa Ana-based venue The Observatory took ownership of the theater and the adjoining West Coast Tavern from Verant Group and have rebranded it with a new name and ...
January 21, 2015
A Wake-Up Call for Better Sleep
Even A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh counted sheep and Heffalumps (imaginary elephants) in his quest to fall asleep. Today, sleep problems Their day begins with an unpleasant jolt, when a loud alarm clock or radio suddenly disrupts their sleep. They ...
September 30, 2014
If you like John Lewis's penguin, you'll love Greggs's talking pasty…
It's not this year's cuddly penguin, last year's alarm clock, or the scarf and gloves they hyped in 2012. It's about inducing a warm feeling of goodness and love. That's how you court the custom of post-austerity Britain. And John Lewis, because of its ...
November 15, 2014
Hop down the bunny trail this spring season with an exciting array of fun books for Easter. Each book in this selection help children and adults learn the many symbols that are associated with this spring holiday. Whether fiction or non-fiction, your children will engage with stories and activities that teach about Easter. Spring has come and it’s time for Cranberryport’s annual egg hunt. See how Cranberryport gets the best Easter egg hunt ever. Would you believe that the Easter Bunny slept right through the Easter holiday. On Christmas Eve, he decides to help Santa deliver all the holiday presents and at the end Santa gives the Easter Bunny a much-needed gift – a gold alarm clock. Read this story to see how these two friends enjoy the Easter season. Making a necklace of spring flowers, decorating eggs, and marching in a parade are some of the highlights of their Easter holiday. The Great Big Especially Beautiful Easter Egg by James Stevenson. A grandfather reminisces with his grandchildren about his journey many years ago to hunt for the world’s greatest Easter egg.
My alarm clock is useless. But now, I don’t even need my phone alarm. Granted, it helps that my cats want their breakfast earlier and earlier. Herman—the orange devil, as his friends call him—has started waking me up around five thirty a. m. Sometimes later. I get out of bed, and Pumpkin starts screaming, saying either GOOD MORNING. After that wake up call, I’d have to fight to fall back to sleep, so it’s less work just to stay up. (Why not lock the cats out of my bedroom. What I like about morning is the quiet—once Pumpkin stops yelling, of course. The main reason I get up in the morning is to write. I accomplish my freest, freshest writing in the morning, quite frequently. My internal editor hasn’t yet clocked in, so I don’t feel like someone’s peeking over my shoulder, a luxury I don’t have at work. By the end of the workday, after eight hours at a desk, after an hour at the gym (well, sometimes) and fixing dinner, I feel slightly overcooked. When I was about seven, I got into the habit of waking up around six a. m. just to curl up on a living room chair with a thick afghan blanket and read. But I remember one scene: One morning, I glanced from Winnie the Pooh to the coming.
So after Toruń last week, (which was so beautiful, by the way) we had our Zone Conference in Poznań (another lovely city) and learnt a lot about Christmas, and enjoyed being around the other misssionaries. We all had a gift exchange, so my gift was a kangaroo coin pouch, and I ended up getting an alarm clock and a winnie the pooh wallet haha. After conference, we went back to Gdańsk and the next day got to spend "Wigilia" (Christmas Eve) with a few members in in our branch and the other missionaries in our district. Christmas Day I got to Skype you in the morning. The other missionaries were eavesdropping and laughed when at the end I said "dovidjenia" (in Bosnian) because they thought I was saying it in Polish - but in Polish they have the same word for 'goodbye' but it's pronounced slightly differently,... For lunch, we got to go to the senior couple's home (it was so tasty) and then the other missionaries skyped their families in the evening and we played ping-pong at the chapel :D. There was a lady working at the reception of the building where... :p Oh wow, I just realised I've been saying the word cookies instead of biscuits- I'm a terrible Aussie. Then on Boxing Day I went down to Warsaw for a training, and we got to stay at the Edgren's home (the mission home) and partake of the awesomely delicious food that Sister Edgren makes.