# Friday, November 07, 2008

Chocolate_Santa_48f76a38041d2 I have been trying out some more of the new Lush products from the limited edition Christmas range. The first one I tried was Chocolate Santa which smells really nice before you put in the bath. I was slightly disappointed in this product, however, when I dropped it into the bath it fizzed for a couple of minutes before disappearing. The water changed a rather murky yellow colour and the scent also disappeared. I like to team bath ballistics with a bubble bar, so to liven things up a little bit, I used Christmas Kisses. The combination of the two products made the bath bright orange. The scent of  cinnamon from the Christmas Kisses bubble bar reminded me a little of mulled wine. The Chocolate Santa bath ballistic gave a slight undertone of chocolate and also a nice skin Christmas_Kisses_48f2294d82714softening effect. Whilst I wouldn't use Chocolate Santa on its own, the combination was really good. I probably won't buy any more Chocolate Santa's but will be stocking up the Christmas Kisses bubble bar before it disappears. If I get enough they just might last me until the product reappears next Christmas.

posted on Friday, November 07, 2008 10:57:47 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Thursday, November 06, 2008

Scientists have filmed a shrimp on a treadmill as part of an experiment to see how far the crustaceans travel for food. The treadmill was built into a tank of water and enabled researchers to measure the shrimps activity levels. They found the shrimp can move at speeds of 66ft per minutes and that it can run for three hours before needing a rest. The shrimp in the film doesn't look too impressed. 

posted on Thursday, November 06, 2008 4:49:41 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

This is quite strange, its a short news story about a jogger who ran for a mile with a rabid fox attached to her arm. The fox bit her foot whilst she was running along a trail, so she grabbed it by the neck and it bit her arm. She wanted to get the fox tested for rabies so ran a mile to her car with the fox still on her arm. She then pried it off and tossed it into the trunk of the car. The fox was later tested and was found to have rabies. It also bit an animal control officer. The woman and the animal control officer were given rabies vaccinations.

posted on Thursday, November 06, 2008 4:43:25 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Its Guy Fawkes Night tonight and as usual there are many fireworks. My cats have all gone to ground tonight because of the bangs. They started a couple of hours ago and shortly after there were no cats to be seen in my house, which is very unusual. Oscar is currently hiding under the stairs, Lucy is hiding upstairs under some boxes of envelopes and Oliver is hiding behind the sofa. Only Willow is brave enough to sit on the sofa as usual. She doesn't seem bothered by the bangs, she is more curious about the interesting flashing lights. The other cats really really hate fireworks.

posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 7:11:51 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

If you have a bit of spare cash and want a new car, then you might want to check out this special offer. Some car dealers are offering buy one get one free in order to try and make a sale. This article highlights on example where you can purchase a Dodge Avenger for £20,000 and get a second car free. I do need a new car but unfortunately don't have £20,000 to spend on it.

posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 10:33:03 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Magic_48f22716dffcb I tried another bath ballistic from the Lush Christmas range the other day. If you order from Lush on a regular basis then you will know that they offer a limited edition range over Christmas. The Magic bath ballistic in my opinion doesn't smell too great before you put it in the bath. However, once it hits the water the scent of peppermint and undertones of rose absolute really come through. The bath bomb also changes as if by magic from the blue colour pictured left to purple. The water ended up a dark blue/purple colour once it has all dissolved. I found this quite a relaxing bath and it also seems to clear my head, I think that might be down to the peppermint. I really like this product and will be stocking up before it sells out.

posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 11:48:07 AM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Monday, November 03, 2008

PD*24979568 This is quite interesting, its a world record attempt for the most people performing the dance to Michael Jackson's Thriller. The attempt which took place in Nottingham was successful with 1,227 dancing zombies breaking the previous record by 199. Unfortunately I have been unable to find a video of this but if anyone else has, then let me know, I would be interested to see all those zombies in action.

posted on Monday, November 03, 2008 2:56:10 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Sunday, November 02, 2008

We seem to be spending an awful lot of out time at Homebase at the moment. Last weekend we went four times and so far this weekend we have managed three visits. Each time my husband promises he won't have to go back again and each time he forgets something. As the only driver in our household, I get the job of driving him there and sitting in the car park waiting for him. With any luck he now has everything he needs and can get on with the job of finishing the laminate flooring, but knowing Rory there is some essential piece of kit we will need to go back for.

posted on Sunday, November 02, 2008 3:44:58 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

It was my Dads birthday last night so we decided to book at a table at Villa Rosa in Egham. I have been a regular visitor to this restaurant for the past nine years and and am yet to have a bad experience. As always the food was cooked to perfection and the wine although a little on the expensive side was very good. At around £30 a head for a three course meal, including wine it also doesn't break the bank. As always the highlight of the evening has to be the dessert trolley. If you are planning on visiting Villa Rosa, I would recommend booking on a Friday and Saturday night because all the tables are usually taken, perhaps an indication of how good it is.

posted on Sunday, November 02, 2008 3:38:48 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Saturday, November 01, 2008

A chef in Devon has started offering squirrel in his restaurant in a bid to save the native red squirrels. Whilst red squirrels are very rare in the UK the grey squirrels are all too common and carry a virus that can be lethal to the endangered red squirrels. Chef Ed Chester has started offering squirrel kebabs on his menu as well as squirrel pates and squirrel fricassees. He believes ones of the best ways to control the population of grey squirrels in the UK is simply to eat them. Its not a bad idea and I heard that squirrel tastes a lot like chicken.

posted on Saturday, November 01, 2008 2:00:24 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback
# Friday, October 31, 2008

Its Halloween again and much as I dislike children I went out and brought a couple of bags of sweets. The doorbell has been ringing every five minutes for the last couple of hours and a succession of witches, vampires, skeletons and zombies have all gone away happy with some candy. The sweets have nearly run out now, so I guess its time to turn off all the lights and pretend I am not at home, after all I think I have made an effort.

posted on Friday, October 31, 2008 7:16:15 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback

Mmm_Melting_Mars_48ef848590d69 I tried a bath melt from Lush last night. This one is called MMM Melting Marshmallow Moment. It is bright pink and smells like candy. I wasn't really expecting a lot from this small rather unexciting looking bath melt. When added to the bath it sunk straight to the bottom with none of the fizzing I have come to expect from bath ballistics which I usually purchase. The bath melt, however dissolves slowly over the course of about 15 minutes leaving a pleasantly coloured pink and lilac coloured bath. The candy smell is not overpowering and the water goes all creamy and and foamy. This is not a bath melt that can be enjoyed in a hurry, because it takes a while to dissolve you need to leave a good half an hour free to fully appreciate it. I found it a truly relaxing experience and the mixture of cocoa butter, almond oil, chamomile power and marshmallow powder left my skin really soft. I will be buying this again.

posted on Friday, October 31, 2008 3:00:13 PM (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)  #    Comments [0] Trackback