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Christmas Online Games

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas with the decorations and very chilly weather. I am seriously looking forward to Christmas. I am done with my Christmas gift shopping and I have already started wrapping them up! We have started listening to Christmas Carols, which the kids are seriously enjoying. I loved Christmas even as a child. There is just something relaxing and magical about the season. It is difficult not to like. We will be spending Christmas Day indoors with family and I have already started thinking of various activities to keep everyone engaged. If you are looking for fun Christmas online games, slots and more? Try printable festive dice and card games, you and your family can enjoy.

 

Gift Exchange Dice Game

 

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With all the Christmas chaos going on, it is easy to forget the reason for the season, and what Christmas is really about. Family time is what Christmas is about and quality time together as a family is where the real festive fun is. I am going to remember that this year.

There are various Christmas online games available to play, with many being free and great for the whole family. I am looking forward to taking a break from work, and being gadget free this holiday, so I can soak it all in. That is what makes the season so special.

I remember being in Dubai last Christmas, and taking some days off to enjoy the sunshine and festivities. I thought my work and blog would suffer, but it didn’t. Everything was great, and I got back to busy as usual in January, and it felt good to be back after the break. I am looking forward to doing that again this year without no guilt or remorse. Work can wait! And a Digital Detox is always needed every now and again.

How will you be spending Christmas this year? Do you have any plans lined up? Do share in the comments section below.

 

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How to Survive Winter this Year

Winter is a beautiful season. The snow makes an amazing backdrop for amazing pictures and it’s a sight to appreciate. My kids love playing in the snow, building snowmen and creating snow angels. We had some heavy rain over the weekend with wind and hail, and they thought the hail were snowflakes. They just can’t wait for the snow to get here!

 

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The winter also ushers in fun activities like skiing, sleighing and ice skating. And of course, winter is the sign of the most amazing season of all: Christmas.

But as wonderful as the season is, it can be pretty cold. With the cold comes the flu and dry skin which can be a serious headache if you do not know how to deal with them early.

I come from the tropics and getting adjusted to the cold was a challenge. Although with time I was able to get used to it, I still have my moments. If you’re like me then here is a mini survival routine you will be needing this season.

 

Get warm clothing

Probably a no-brainer, I know but it really helps a lot to have enough warm clothing to take you through the winter. What I do is to start building momentum by preparing for winter sometime in the middle of autumn, which is now. I gradually layer my clothing or wear warmer outfits as we go closer to winter. This way I would have gotten used to keeping myself warm by the time the winter hits hard.

As a fashion lover, this is the time when I get super creative. It’s more difficult to style during the winter without looking very bulky in woolly jumpers so having enough winter pieces to keep my creativity going as I keep warm helped me a lot.

 

Moisturize often

Winter is the season where your skin dries up faster. When your skin is dry it begins to hurt and your face starts to look flaky. My lips also suffer badly during the autumn/winter season.

I tackle this by increasing the amount of moisturizer I use and drinking more fluids. I also carry some moisturizer and lip balms in my bag to use on the go.

 

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Stay healthy

During the winter you expose yourself to the cold often, so you need to make sure you take care of your health more than ever. You wouldn’t like to fall ill during the winter.

Start a workout routine and keep active. Just because you can’t run outside doesn’t mean that you should stop exercising. I am currently making the most of the GymCube Website and it is helping me stay on top of my fitness game. Keeping fit is important no matter the season. In fact, good exercise helps to keep you warm.

Eat healthy as well. Take plenty of fruits and vegetables to keep the flu at bay. There a lot of fruits and vegetables that spring up during the winter and they are delicious as well as healthy.

 

Do you have any tips to share?

 

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Fashion, Fads and Fantasies

I had the pleasure of reading Fashion, Fads and Fantasies by the late Lorraine Geiger the other day, and I found it so inspiring. This interesting fashion book  is an array of fashion sketches from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, as observed on the streets by Lorraine Geiger’s keen eye, and recorded in detail in her pocket sketchbook.

 

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I found Fashion, Fads and Fantasies very interested. Fashion is like the air I breathe, so this is an amazing resource for me. I have always been eager to discover the fashion era before my time. So this book was what I needed to have a feel of the fashion era of 3 decades, through the eyes and sketches of Lorraine Geiger.

 

Here is how fashion looked like each decade.

 

The 70s

The economy, cultural and environmental issues changed the way people dressed in the 70s. There was a lot going on in the 70s. There was the energy crisis, economic recession, civil rights for minorities, women and gay issues, environmental concerns, the anti-war movement, terrorism and the introduction of new technologies. All these had a major impact in the fashion industry and what clothes people wore.

For example, the women’s movement promoted a more masculine look for women. So there were more women wearing pant suits, padded shoulders, and tailored coats.

A rise in unemployment and homelessness insulted in a rise in the thrift shop culture and streetwear fashion.

 

 

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From Lorraine Geiger’s sketches in the book, I can see fur, hats/scarves were a thing in the 70s. Flayed jeans and Denim was also trendy back then. I am not a fan of the 70s fashion at all. It’s a little too full on for me but I bet it worked perfectly for the era.

 

The 80s

The issues of the 70’s and its fashion trends continued into the 80s. Having said that, the decade also had its own issues with the rapid technological advances.

Conservative dressing made a comeback in the 80s. Oversized coats were also in vogue. Japanese designers like Issey Miyake, were the fashion leaders in this era. Punk fashion was also big in London back in the 80s.

Carton characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse made a huge comeback in the fashion industry in 1985.

I like the fashion trends of the 80s. As an 80s child, I was happy to see my decade was very stylish.

The 90s

In the 90s, there were issues of environmentalism, materialism, and anti-globalization. These issues led to the creation of individual fashion/personal style, with technology being a massive influence.

There was a lot of skin on show with bustier cropped tops. Showing off cleavage was in vogue, and underwear was worn as outerwear.

The platform chunky footwear were also trendy in the 90s. I remember having a couple of them. Looking back, I wonder how I managed to walk around in those things. They were so heavy. I can’t imagine having any of them on now. Comfort over trend here, thank you!

The 90s fashion is still fresh in mind, so I could relate with this section in in Fashion, Fads and Fantasies a lot. It was definitely a decade to remember.

Have you read Fashion, Fads and Fantasies? What do you think of the book? I think it is a great resource for fashion lovers. You can grab the book here.

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