Posts tagged ‘Christmas’

December 16, 2010

Feature Article- Beach Break in Bournemouth

Bournemouth- known for it’s stag-dos, shopping and sand. With the beach being it’s major tourist attraction, it’s not hard to see that it’s a popular place for the surfers of Bournemouth, but if people went to the beach early on a weekend morning, they might see a small group of surfers, all children, trying to learn this amazing profession. It’s hard to know what to expect unless you go there yourself.

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December 14, 2010

Undeck the Halls- Annoying Celebrities

I’ve been a bit too excited with Christmas this week and I think my bank balance is baring the brunt of it but I decided to list the top 10 annoying celebrities that make you want to cancel Christmas all together and ban them from New Years and Easter as well. Obviously people may disagree so just write the celebrities you want and why.



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December 6, 2010

Did Paedophiles Start the Facebook Cartoon Trend?

There have been many blogs and individuals claiming that paedophiles started the Facebook trend, where thousands, or possibly even millions of people changed their Facebook profile pictures to cartoons to support the work of the NSPCC and take a stand against child abuse. Over 130,000 users have joined the Facebook page for the cartoon trend, but how true are the rumours that paedophiles started the trend in order to be accepted as a friend easier by children?

There has been no mention of this story by BBC News or The Guardian Online. This makes it seem like this story could be a hoax. According to several blogs today, this story is untrue but many also claim that the NSPCC didn’t start this trend either. It could be that this is an individual trend by one person or a group of people that spread through the power of the viral social media. If so, then Facebook users shouldn’t get so worried. The Hoax Slayer has described the origins of this trend to be “hazy” but little is known about its exact original post. Even CHRIS (Children Have Rights In Society) has said that this trend is harmless as long as everybody has correct privacy settings.

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December 5, 2010

Abuse of Children- Spotting the Signs and Stopping it.

If you have been one of the thousands on people on facebook who have changed their page picture to a childhood cartoon character then you will know that this is to show support of the NSPCC, the charity to help stop abuse to thousands of children across the country. However, many do not know of what else to do to help children of child abuse. The NSPCC makes hundred of suggestions and ideas for those to help them show their support and help to stop the horrible statistics. Some are as easy as keeping your eyes and ears open.

The NSPCC has reviewed that almost 40% of children on the child protection register were under four years of age in 2006 meaning that babies and toddlers are at risk from child abuse and that two thirds of children killed at the hands of another person where under five years of age in 2005. Children over this age are also at risk of harrowing abuse with 16% of children under the age of sixteen experiencing sexual abuse. This is also a risk of boys as well as girls with 11% experiencing some form of sexual abuse under the age of sixteen.

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December 2, 2010

Festive Merriment!!

If, like us, you are lacking in Christmas ideas, you may want to try some of these. Some traditional, some not, always entertaining and believe me, except one game, all these increase in fun the more alcohol you have! These games are perfect for a household and will be brilliant to play if you divide the house into teams. Just make sure you don’t have any sore losers or people who oppose team work. They’ll just bring you down!


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December 2, 2010

What’s the difference between snow men and snow women? SNOW BALLS!!

Just a couple of immature photographs me and my friend Alex took tonight of the recent snowfall we’ve had in Bournemouth today. There’s nothing like making a glorious snow woman. Besides, why snow when you can snow-ho?

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December 1, 2010

That’s the Spirit!!

In the run up to Christmas, you may want to indulge in a few Christmas tibbles, either for guests or just for you and your housemates. Here are a few recipes I found, some of them I’ve altered a tad (just to include some more alcohol). Here are my favourites:

1. Blue Fizz

Champagne mixed with some blue curacao. Put in a real champagne glass (please don’t use a mug or something, it’s champagne!) Carefully pour on some hazelnut baileys to give the top of the glass a thin head and serve for a sophisticated festive feeling!

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November 29, 2010

Eastenders Christmas Polls 2010

As my housemates and myself have finished watching yet another episode of the BBC soap ‘Eastenders‘, we have now created several scenarios for the Christmas Day special. A year of so many revelations, Stacey killed Archie Mitchell, Peggy finally hung up the ‘Last Call’ bell and Kat and Alfie Moon‘s return to the show, the only thing that can top off a scandalous year is an outrageous Christmas Special.

While sitting and watching we have concocted several scenarios. Please comment and rate, if you have any suggestions, please include them!

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November 28, 2010

The JLS Mania is coming to Bournemouth

If you are like the thousands of other fans out there, dedicated to JLS then you may be interested to know that they are playing in Bournemouth 6th December 2010! The Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) will be graced to be holding the event, near the Bournemouth sea front.

Visit skiddle to find out prices for the night and will hopefully see people there.

November 24, 2010

Top 10 Christmas Films (not necessarily to do with Christmas)


Ahhhhhh yes, the Christmas tiding are upon us in a few weeks. A time for women for the women to run around with their lists of presents, decorations and mint baileys sticking out of their handbags and a time for men to leave everything until Christmas Eve. It’s almost here. The DFS adverts are already on (even though they play that same advert all year around) and Poundland is already filled with gifts and tacky signs. If you so happen to get a time to relax with family and friends then pop in a film to get you in the Yule tide mood. These films are always appropriate around Christmas but not all of them are associated with Christmas.

1. Miracle on 34th Street (Directed by Les Mayfield: 1994)

This is an obvious one but it’s a classic. Richard Attenborough is just wonderful as Mr Cringle and there’s just something about Santa being incarcerated that just feels like Christmas.

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