Showing posts from December, 2018

Hong Kong 2019

Hong Kong's literal translation is 'spice' or 'fragrant harbour' from Cantonese.  Maybe you would like to try somewhere new in 2019? We've the perfect destination for you. It's centre, a faraway metropolis, rich in culture and class. Our choice for planning a trip in the new year is: Hong Kong. Here are some of the most appealing things to do and see there.  So, where exactly is Hong Kong ? (thanks google maps) Here's a close up  Hong Kong ? (thanks again google maps) To put into perspective, Hong Kong is 63 times smaller than Ireland but has 2.2 more million people living there. It is on the southeast coast of China and is made up of Kowloon, New territories, Hong Kong Island, Lantau Island as well as 200 smaller peripheral islands. Hong Kong has transformed from a small group of fishing villages into a cosmopolitan hub for international trade. You might

Christmas Trends 2018

Whether you want to be on or off trend, here is a collection of what Christmas 2018 will look like regardless. DECORATIONS The Christmas tree is iconic and is an essential decorative feature for most Xmas loving households. But do you know when the tree should actually go up? Answer: whenever you want! Traditionally the Christmas tree was both hoisted up and decorated on Christmas Eve. So much effort in so little time. Suggestions when to include: the start of advent, the 2nd Saturday of December or 12 days before Christmas Day. We recommend around two weeks before as needles will drop and sheen will be lost.  There's a consensus that the tree comes down on the 12th Day of Christmas. If that's the 5th or 6th of January is a whole other debate. John Lewis' roygbiv tree. Traditional colour schemes are taking a back seat. More mismatching colours, pastels and even the rainbow are on the rise for your Christmas pine this year.