Valentines Day 2014

clock Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 12:38PM

Towards the end of January, you’ll have started to notice flourishes of love hearts begin to appear

Flowers seem more prominently displayed and an abundance of boxed chocolates fill the shelves at your local supermarket, all leading up to one day. February 14th, Valentine’s Day!.

It’s the time of year where florists and chocolatiers are at their best, with red roses, balloons, teddys and heart shaped boxes of chocolates in high demand as the day quickly approaches.

You’ve got 10 days! Get prepared now to avoid the limp flowers and reject battered boxes of chocolates of panic shoppers. Not mentioning any names, ahem. Chop chop lads.

So after the chocolates have been eaten, the dozen red roses displayed and the chick flick dvd has finished, light the candles, slip into your new outfit and end the night with a little something special…

Every girl (and some guys!) loves a man in uniform. So why not treat her? Put on that captains hat and be her Maverick, watch her swoon as you serenade her a la Top Gun.

Girls, drive him crazy! Whether he wants a Wonder Woman to sweep him off his feet, or a Nurse to take care of him, you know what to do.

Alternatively, Hit the town in one of these sexy numbers, in search of a special someone. Pub or Club, you’re sure to impress and attract the eye, maybe with a little help from Cupid.

Whatever you do, do it in style. 



It is scientifically proven* that every woman loves a guy in uniform.

What better way to sweep her off her feet than to slip into any one of these numbers?

Fireman are butch and rugged (just like you, right?), heat things up a bit with a sexy fire fighter outfit.

Or, indulge a childhood dream. Try out the Top Gun aviator costume. You get to be a Fighter Pilot (not just any fighter pilot, a Top Gun) and she gets her man in uniform! A sure win/win situation.

*may not actually be scientifically proven. But we’re fairly certain it must be true.

Ideas for Mens costumes include:

·         Pilot

·         Captain

·         Aviator

·         Police Man

·         Fireman



Some men like a Wonder Woman to make him feel like Super Man,

Others like a Police Office to put him in his place,

Whatever your man’s preference, one things sure,

You look gorgeous!

Ideas for Women include:

·         Sexy nurse

·         French maid

·         Air hostess

·         Wonder woman

·         School Girl


Happy Valentines to all!

Especially you Wink

World Book Day 2014: Ariel - The Little Mermaid

clock Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 04:56PM


Part of your world

Story: The Little Mermaid

Villain: Ursula

Sidekicks: Flounder, Sebastian, Scuttle

Hero: Prince Eric

Outfit: Human – Long sleeved pink ball gown

          Mermaid – Green tail, purple seashell bra and long red hair


First published in 1837, the story of The Little Mermaid comes from the famous Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale that goes by the same name. As with many other fairy tales, the story has been adapted many times into animated films, musicals and ballets around the world.

The Little Mermaid tells the story of a young mermaid who sacrifices everything she knows, he life under the sea, her family and even her voice to gain a human soul and legs, all for the love of a human prince. As is often the case, the fairy tale version is much darker than more recent adaptations like the Disney version. It originally tells of how, when she finally does get legs, it felt as if she was constantly walking on knives, leaving her feet to bleed. A detail skipped when Disney created their version. The fairy tale also states that unless she can get true loves first kiss and marry the prince, she will die of a broken heart and turn to sea foam. 

There is a statue in tribute to The Little Mermaid in Copenhagen Harbour (Denmark, Hans Christian Andersen’s home). A small statue of a girl sitting on a rock was commissioned in 1909 by Carl Jacobsen - whose father founded Carlsberg - after he had been entranced by a ballet about the fairy tale.


As of 2013, there is a section dedicated to Ariel, The Little Mermaid, in Disney World Florida,. Here you can meet the princess in her underwater grotto.

World Book Day 2014: Belle - Beauty and the Beast

clock Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 03:12PM


Tale as old as time


Story: Beauty and the Beast

Villain: Gaston

Sidekicks: Cogsworth, Lumiere, Mrs Potts, Chip

Hero: Beast

Dress: Golden ball gown

Adapted from ‘Beauty and the Beast and Other Classic French Fairy Tales’ by author Jeanne Marie Leprince de Beaumont, Beauty and the Beast has not only become a classic in the Disney movie collection, but has produced numerous video games, TV shows and a highly successful musical stage show. The musical has played for 5461 performances across thirteen countries, earning itself the title of Broadway's eighth longest running production and winning a Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical, featuring stars like Donny Osmond, who played Gaston in 2006 and the final Broadway show, and Nick Jonas who starred as Chip back in 2002 when he was just ten years old.

It is a story of inner beauty and sacrifice. A selfish prince is cursed by a witch when he turns her away for appearing to be an old hag. He is doomed to remain a beast for all time unless he can find true love before the last petal of an enchanted rose falls. Taken prisoner in his castle, Belle gradually learns to see beyond his beastly exterior and love him for who he truly is.

A huge success, Beauty and the Beast won two Academy Awards for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures; Original Score and Original Song, three Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture, Best Original Score and Best Original Song, and Grammy Awards for Best Album for Children, Best Pop Performance by a Group or Duo, Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture, Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture, and Best Pop Instrumental performance.