Showing posts from January, 2017

Chinese New Year 2017...

This Weekend, millions of people around the world will be celebrating Chinese New Year.
The 2017 Chinese New Year will begin this Saturday on the 28th of January. 

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 Chinese tradition each year is named after one of twelve animals

This year, 2017 is the year of the Rooster
According to Chinese belief, the year of the Rooster will bring good health and energy to 2017. Those who are born in this Chinese year are said to be; beautiful, kind hearted, hardworking, courageous, independent, humorous and honest. 

Chinese New Year is celebrated across the globe with feasting, family parties and the famous Lantern Festivals and parades. These usually last for around 2 weeks.

In celebration of Chinese New Year, The Chinese State Circus are holding a competition to win this hamper of goo…

National Cheese Lovers Day 2017...

January 20th 2017 is other wise known as National Cheese Lovers Day.
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. 
From there the cheese fandom grew globally and today there are over 1400 types of cheese... Amazing. 
In celebration of this remarkable day, we've gathered together the best cheese ideas you can try today!
1. Four Cheese Pasta

Need we say more? Four cheeses and carbs. Get the recipe here.

2.  Goats Cheese Tart

Created by Mr Jamie Oliver himself, this tart will be the prize of the picnic!
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

The People's Choice Awards 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 Come…

Friday The 13th...

Today is Friday the 13th, otherwise known as one of the unluckiest days of the year. People who are scared of this day suffer from 'Friggatriskaidekaphobia' (Long... We know!) - A word almost as scary as the phobia itself.

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:
1. Walking Under A Ladder. 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. 

2. A Rabbits Foot Will Bring You Luck. Ok, so this one comes with a few added instructions - an activation code for the luck, if you will.  Yo…

Golden Globes 2017

The Golden Globes Awards is an annual ceremony created by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to celebrate film and television. 
The ceremony took place last night in California with some of the biggest names on the big screen. Below are the worthy winners of this year's awards.
Best Motion Picture
Best Musical or Comedy
Best Drama
Best Animation
Best Foreign Language 

Best Television Series
Best Limited Series
Best Drama  
Best Musical or Comedy

Best Actress
Claire Foy in The Crown
Emma Stone in La La Land
Isabelle Huppet in Elle
Olivia Coleman in The Night Manager