27 Jan 2017
The reason why it falls later than what we know as 'New Year' is because it follows the Lunar Calendar - the beginning of a new moon. Because of this, the Chinese New Year is on different dates every year.
In celebration of Chinese New Year, The Chinese State Circus are holding a competition to win this hamper of goodies for the winner to perfect their Chinese cuisine! Complete with Chinese Tea brought over from China from the artistes themselves.
Head over to their Facebook to find out how you can win!
20 Jan 2017
It is not actually known how cheese was first discovered, (it was probably by mistake and someone just left some milk to go mouldy) but the first record of an attempt of making cheese was all the way back in 5500 BCE in Poland.
Created by Mr Jamie Oliver himself, this tart will be the prize of the picnic!
Try it here.
Try it here.
3. Maltesers Cheesecake
Got a sweet-tooth? Try this delicious dessert and get your cream cheese on!
Get the recipe here.
4. Cheese Scones
Having guests over? Cheese it up with these afternoon tea favourites.
The best part - they only take 30 mins, try it here.
5. Cheese Fondue
This dreamy recipe comes from Nigella.
If you love cheese - this is for you, essentially, a bowl of melted cheese.
So if you love cheese as much as we do, you will love these recipes!
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19 Jan 2017
Last night celebrated the 42nd People's Choice Awards, an American awards show held annually to recognise the people and work of popular culture, which is voted on by the general public.
Well known faces from TV, film, music and all things digital headed out onto the red carpet in hope of winning one of the industries prestigious awards.
Here are the winners from last night:
Favourite YouTube Star: Lilly Singh
Favourite Hip-Hop Star: G-Eazy
Favourite Social Media Star: Cameron Dallas
Favourite TV Crime Drama Actress: Jennifer Lopez
Favourite Comedic Movie Actor: Kevin Hart
Favourite Dwayne Johnson: Dwayne "Literally Just A Rock" Johnson
Favourite Song: "Can't Stop the Feeling" by Justin Timberlake
Favourite Male Artist: Justin Timberlake
Favourite Premium Series Actor: Dwayne Johnson
Favourite Dramatic Movie Actress: Blake Lively
Favourite Album of the Year: Blake Shelton
Favourite Male Country Artist: Blake Shelton
Favourite Dramatic Movie Actor: Tom Hanks
Favourite Comedic Collaboration: Ellen Degeneres
Favourite Animated Movie Voice: Ellen Degeneres
Favourite Daytime TV Host: Ellen Degeneres
Favourite Cable TV Comedy: Baby Daddy
Favourite Comedic Movie Actress: Melissa McCarthy
Favourite Premium Series Actress: Sarah Jessica Parker
Favourite Dramatic TV Actress: Priyanka Chopra
Favourite Humanitarian: Tyler Perry
Favourite Competition TV Show: Mark Burnett
Favourite Action Movie Actor: Robert Downey, Jr.
Favourite Group: Fifth Harmony
Favourite New TV Drama: This is Us
Favourite Comedic TV Actress: Sofia Vergara
Favourite Network TV Comedy: The Big Bang Theory
Favourite Movie Icon: Johnny Depp
All truly deserved winners. Here are a few of our favourite looks from the stars last night:
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13 Jan 2017
Today is Friday the 13th, otherwise known as one of the unluckiest days of the year.
So what are superstitions?
Superstition is a belief or practice of something that isn't entirely based on facts or reality, which is why so many have been created and still believed today.
These are the 5 most commonly believed superstitions today:
Well, this one actually seems very practical. Not walking under a ladder, especially whilst someone is on it, makes sense. However, the superstition first came from a belief in the Holy Trinity in that walking under a ladder lent against a wall, symbolises 'breaking the triangle' and that is seen as blasphemous therefore encouraging bad luck.
Ok, so this one comes with a few added instructions - an activation code for the luck, if you will.
You can't just use any old foot, accordingly to folklore it is only the left hind foot that brings luck and the bearer must rub it to stimulate said luck.
A rabbits foot has also been said to provide protective magic, in addition to bringing good fortune.
Superstition states that if you break a mirror (size is irrelevant), you're sure to be doomed for the next 7 years.
This belief was apparently first known during Roman times as they were the first to create and use glass mirrors. They said the 7 years of bad luck comes as the soul of the individual who broke it would be trapped inside (we're not entirely sure where the 7 years comes from), but a creepy thought nonetheless.
'Knocking on' or 'Touching' wood is a superstition used by many in an attempt to warn off 'tempted fate', for example after boasting about one's future or good fortune that they believe is on it's way.
Other theories suggest that the 'wood' is related to the Christian Faith and cross, in order to not upset a spiteful universe.
This one is an odd one and has actually come from ancient myth. Legends abound, from a story of a Roman woman who opened her umbrella moments before her home fell down, to the tale of a British prince who accepted two umbrellas a gift from a king then happened to die mere months later. This could just be coincidence but you still could poke someones eye out so we suggest that you don't open your umbrellas inside!
We personally don't know if we truly believe these superstitions.. However, for those of you who do - Here's how to get rid of your 'bad luck'.
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9 Jan 2017
Best Musical or Comedy
Best Foreign Language
Best Television Series
Claire Foy in The Crown
Emma Stone in La La Land
Isabelle Huppet in Elle
Olivia Coleman in The Night Manager
Sarah Paulson in The People v. O.J Simpson
Tracie Ellis Ross in Black-ish
Viola Davis in Fences
Aaron Taylor Johnson in Nocturnal Animals
Billy Bob Thornton in Goliath
Casey Affleck in Manchester by the Sea
Ryan Gosling in La La Land
Donald Glover in Atlanta
Hugh Laurie in The Night Manager