Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Art Guide

Recently, the tendency to visit galerries and exibitions have turned out to be extremely popular. But few people know how to grade all the masterpieces in the right way. Of course, some of them have a 'natural art talent', but what to do if you belong to the opposite category. There are quite a lot of rules dedicated to this issue.
Art

First of all, threr is no point in evaluating what is depicted on the picture. it is extremely stupid to claim: "I don't like the picture, as I am more about sea than forest", when the picture illustrates  a nice gathering of trees.
Moreover, it is extremely inappropriate to dwell upon the accurateness of the artist. As he creates things on the canvas things in the way he/she perceives it.
I guess if you were an artist you wouldn't want someone to appreciate your piece of art in such a way: "Hm.. It suits perfectly well to my sofa!"
Art

The crucial point is though general: be a good man with a warm heart. And understand that all the pictures are results of hard and dedicated work.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Not just about to Sell

     Recently, various market researches have revealed that such huge brand names as Nike, IBM and Dove are interested more in what an impact they have on the consumers and on the society as a whole than in how much items have been sold. There are several reasons for such a tendency.
IBM
     In the early 90's the general market of consumer brands experienced a global overturn, as even such giants as Marlboro, Coca-Cola had to compete with companies with more moderate price policies. There appeared the notion of brand-blindness, when people where eager a supporting their families, rather than their favorite brands. 
NIKE 
     Then the brands of Nike, Starbucks and Reebook entered the stage. They were depicting philosophy of those times showing their own identity. The vivid example here is Nike, the motto of which was expressed by one of the members of the Board of Directors, Phil Knight, who'd claimed that the aim of Nike was not to sell trainers, but to make the people's lives rich in sport activities.
STARBUCKS
     Starbucks was trying to express that any cup of coffee can be of great importance for you, thus your name on this very cup of coffee is rather important, as well as, the warm atmosphere in every cafe.
     Another point of great importance for huge companies is their social activity. The case is that more than 50% of consumers are ready to express their gratitude for those companies which are socially aware and ecologically friendly.
     The case is your company won't be of interest for anybody till it is only about selling goods and services. It should include some social, political or cultural aspects in order to be in demand.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

IKEA: inspired by the 20th century

Inspiration Source

Inspiration
 IKEA has launched its new collection being inspired by the golden age of the previous century. It has presented classic design objects continuing to amaze clients with its trendy ideas. The new collection is like a guide who make you acquainted with all the tendencies from the 20th century. 

 CABINET
Cabinet
     The wooden furniture is absolutely devoid of any personal traits. Simple shapes allow to emphasize the stream of traditionalism and cultural traits.
     Cabinet is said to be the central object of the whole line. it possesses all the functional traits, but is painted with outstandingly bright color. Such technique is characteristic of Danish Modern School. Such items can be seen starting from the 20's of the 20th century. The absence of table legs shows some layering of the later period of functionalism.
GLASS TIME
     
IKEA cabinet
     Another interesting point in the new collection is a case with glass shelves. It makes the impression of something light consisting mainly of glass. On the other hand, there is a controversial part. We see that the base of an object is quite 'monumental', like the one in classic cabinets from the late Ar-deco and the Avant garde, while the construction itself is 'windy', like light bright framing from the very late Post-Modernism. Interesting experiment, indeed.
EGGISH
IKEA chair
     Too traditional to be modern and too modern to be traditional. The form of this armchair is alike with the ones from the late the Avant garde and classic English arm chair from the middle of 18th century.
     
     In the whole collection we can see trying to find something personal on the grounds of popular culture through thorough analysis of cultural development of the interior design industry. In the meanwhile, it's like an attempt to show that the ability to lead experiments is still active in such a great manufacturer as IKEA. I guess that all the ways of decoration will be suitable for all art lovers.
 








Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Traveling: Stunning Facts


Infographic traveling
     I have already written about traveling (Euro-Trip) and don't want to stop on what I've already begun. The process of traveling itself is extremely responsible one, but getting prepared can be even harder. Thus, to pack my baggage is a task of extreme hardness for me. =)
     But when 'm on the plane, or any other means of transportation, i feel calm and secure and can totally plunge into the joyful atmosphere of a trip. It seems to me that people adore traveling because exactly this very reason.
Air travel

     Recently, I've heard an interesting fact that in the US, there are about 61 m people on planes in the air at any given moment. Can you imagine this? Personally for me it was hard to believe in! And do you know that our country possesses nearly the third part of all the planes in the world.
     App. 90 m of Americans used their access to the Internet for the sake of planning their trips. The title of the most visited country belongs to France. And in 1930 a woman who wanted to become a flight attendant had to weigh 115 pounds or less.
    Genting Highlands Resort in Pahang Darul Makmur is the biggest hotel in the world with its 6 000 rooms on offer. However, it is Las Vegas to to boast of the highest total number of hotel rooms. In Scotland you have an opportunity to buy the plane ticket for the shortest air trip lasting for 2 minutes.
Genting Highlands Resort


Thursday, 13 June 2013

The Pirate Cinema

     Pirate Cinema is a cinema hall in France which can boast of presenting only pirate movies. However, they are not the ones about pirate adventures, they are the ones from the torrents worldwide. 
Nicolas Maigret and Brandon Howell decided to set up a cinema which will constantly examine the torrents in the WWW and download movies. The latter won't be displayed in a standard way, though. They are going to be cut and mixed, so that the complete chaos will reign on the screen.
     Nicolas Maigret has claimed that we hah had a great opportunity to experience the 15-years period when all the content in the Internet had been almost totally free. The current changes in the law will probably lead to demolishing of such an opportunity which the cinema is the monument for.

Thursday, 6 June 2013

AD


     What is regarded as the main pusher of the market development. The answer is quite easy, and it is advertising. Loads of money are spent on it, loads of creative ideas and long hours are dedicated to this.
   
Advertising
     In Latin the verb 'ad vertere' meant to turn the mind towards. Here lies the basic content of the world. The main goal of advertising is the control or manipulation of the audience. The purposes can be quite divergent, the main though are marketing, political and ideological.
Advertising
   
     Thomas J. Barratt is said to be the founder of modern advertising, as he was the first to use slogans and pictures, working for the Pears Soap Company.
     Interesting feature of 20th century's advertising was that its target audience was women, who were commonly responsible for shopping.
     The further development of advertising is connected with the development of telecommunication: radio,TV, Internet.
Advertising
It can be quite surprising, but advertising existed in times of Ancient Egypt in form of sales messages and wall papers on papyrus. Ancient Greece and Rome are not exception. Since in the Middle Ages there were many illiterate people who were unable to read, various signs became popular, such as a boot, scissors, horse shoe, etc. Newspaper advertising appeared in England in the newspapers.
Advertising

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Admissions Essay Adventures

The last year was rather tough one because of my niece's entering university. It was my brother's dream to make her a student. From her very birth, he was sure that she would know what it means to be at college. I was extremely surprised though that this task is not so easy to fulfill. So many requirements, standards and norms should have been taken into consideration so that she could be accepted. The case is I have rather tender relations wit my brother, thus, my niece, Nelly, is like a daughter for me. That's why, the whole admission process stood me loads of nerves.
admissions essay
We stuck up with the college application essay. Everyone had their own opinions concerning what should be mentioned in it, what should be emphasized and what should be eliminated. Finally, we had come to some kind of conclusions letting Nellie make her own decisions just trying to help her somehow, showing her more and more positive traits of her own which could help her stand out. What was our surprise when we found out that admission essay is not about pure expressing thoughts and arranging them into coherent constructions. Norms and standards were those horrifying words which prevented us from a quick end. Moreover, there were hazards even with proof-reading, since there was too much information and we didn't know what to exclude. The time was passing by and deadlines were appearing on the horizon. Nellie was desperate and even n the edge of depression.
The help came from quite an unexpected side. I came across it in the Internet, finally making the whole family believe that it is not only the way of entertainment. To put a long story short, it was an online service dealing with admission essay writing Admission-Essays.org. They offered us help with our admission essay in form of editing and proof-reading, which was perfect for us.
The most interesting point is that it wasn't about some bad performance. Nellie is a smart girl and she was really good at all the high school subjects. Even math wasn't an obstacle for her, taking into consideration the fact that all the members of our family are, to put it mildly, not experts in this field.
There were no problems with the requirement concerning social activities, since she is an active participant of the high school students body, a member of a so-coal High School Students Body responsible for the students rights to be protected and for the improvement of the studying conditions. The fact that she's an eager dancer who performs with the dance group at almost each school event was also a favorable one. Now writing all this, I can't even imagine that an Admission Committee could have had any doubts about Nellie's candidature. But still we had to take pains to achieve goals determined.
admissions essay
All is well that ends well. Nellie is now studying at college being absolutely happy. We have a fun tradition of taxing each other via e-mails. And every weekend I get nice letters from her accompanied with great pics. I'm so glad that everything has worked out.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Working Mommies

Mom at Work
I had a career-oriented mom who was focused on the development of her business. She was a co-owner of a small company which was dealing with delivery service. Actually, she had to cope with plenty of tasks of quite diverse nature. On the other hand, she never forgot about family, we, her kids, always were thoroughly kept and the whole family had enough of attention, including delicious dinners and suppers.
And this is the point I've learned from her: how to combine family and business. She had a strict routine with a definite timetable which she always stuck to. I believe that without such state of things she wouldn't manage to succeed.
Concerning workdays, she woke up rather early serving breakfast for us and father, as well as, lunch bags for everybody, and preparing clothes for father and herself, of course. The whole day she was out. I like the idea of how my parents arranged their life. All the day-to-day routine (washing up, dusting etc.) belonged to his responsibility. In this way, mom had an opportunity to have some rest in the evening and dedicate some time to us.
Weekends were organized, as well. It was for sure that we had some events to attend. The bout of cleaning was held then. When we, children, were small, these two days were spent by the whole family together, almost without no exceptions.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Freelance Paradise

     For more than four years, I'm officially working-at-home mom. The case is that when I turned out to be pregnant I had quite responsible position in my office and had plenty of work there. And the company couldn't offer me anything easier, since they were experiencing shortage of employees and all the candidates then were inappropriate ones. To put it shortly, I quieted. However, I can't say that my husband then was on the top of career ladder, thus, to normally arrange our financial issues, I couldn't give up working at all. Here's the way of my becoming a freelance writer. I've chosen this mode of work, since it provided an opportunity to stay at home, work whenever I want according to my health condition.   
Moreover, I was always fond of writing and I decided to develop myself in this very field. After baby's birth, I was still working, since I have plenty of time at home when he was asleep. It's not much harder to bring up children being a freelance mommy. Taking into account the fact that I consider my work as a hobby. And it is great. I'm so happy that I made such a decision then. I can dedicate so much time for my family. As a break at work, I can serve a delicious dinner, as a pause, I can play with kids. What can be better for a mom?

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Kids in Danger

    
     But still, I have what to tell concerning this unpleasant topic. The case is that a few years ago I went on a small trip with a friend of mine and with our kids. We went to Spain for a week. The country is really gorgeous, all these golden sandy beaches and cooling water. It seemed to me that we had got into the paradise. But the next day after our arrival, it turned into hell for a couple of hours. The reason was that the climate of the resort spot appeared to be inappropriate for the kid of my friend and he fall ill with fever. We had, of course, the insurance package and it was supposed that our agent would solve all the problems, but we had to deal with everything on our own. Our agent took a leave just after our check-in.    
     Fortunately, previously I could always manage to overcome any disease of my kid and everything appeared to be well-treated and well-cured. We are lucky to have an excellent doc who are ready to help whenever it is necessary.
     So, I can say English of the Spanish in the town we stayed in was not so good, as their understanding of it. Thus, it was even harder to arrange everything. Luckily, we've found a doc with a good command of English who was a real pro in his field, so that we could spend the rest of our vacation enjoying the sun and the warmth.
  

Monday, 22 April 2013

Nostalgic rural miss

Rural area

     I have the experience of living in the rural area, not rather long one, though. The case is that now I'm mom for two babies. And when I was pregnant with my second child, I had to get rid of the city for a while, and it wasn't just my wish, it was a real necessity, since due to some strange circumstances I developed an allergy to the spring blossoms of the trees. Actually, I don't remember its name. The point is I couldn't bear it. And what made the things worse was that I couldn't take any pills, as they could be harmful for a kid. Fortunately, I have a granny who lives in the south area which does lack in greenery, therefore, the whole family took the decision to move there. And I've forgotten to mention that granny lives in a village with all the peculiarities of such an area.           


Rural area

     The hardest thing for me, though, was not getting used to all this stuff, I was really missing my husband who had to stay at home because of work. On the other hand, such a state of thing was great for the children. Fresh air (there were no factories to pollute the atmosphere) and spending all the time outdoors have really boosted health of my elder boy, my own health has also substantially improved. The hardest thing to deal with was the lack of water. I wasn't used to saving it so profoundly. Thus, it was a little bit tough at first, but later I'd coped with it.
     All in all, I was pleased with my staying there and want to proceed with spending there some vacations, so that kids will be devoid of constant sitting-in-front-of-the-computer.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Tight Dressing

     Wide ties and middle ones are in again, as well as, self-colored, with classic prints (squints stripes) or with prints in retro style.
Tie

The style can be characterized as one of young Sean Connery, or dandies from 50's and 60's. Literally, all the ties are trendy except of tight ones. Patchworky ties will be extremely popular.
                                           Ties
     Concerning wearing, the fashionable way now is considered to be the one when the waist is covered by a tie. Some fashion-passioners begin to wear ties put between the third and fourth buttons.
Moreover, modern patterns are regarded to be complex ones. In this even we can even observe zebra patterns.
     Bow tie are looked at as one rather fashionable item. Especially, if they are of some brigh colours.
An interesting fashion variant of this season, it seems to me, is a tie-cord. It looks really originally.
All in all, this season has a lot to offer which will be suitable for everybody's tastes and needs.
Patchworked tie

Tie

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Stressful Homework

Recently, I have come by my friend and was really shocked by our education system. The causal relationship is quite strange, but can easily explained. The case is my friend, Sarah, has a son, Tim, he's 11 years old. The child is extremely active, full of energy and, basically, he knows what to do with it, but the crucial point is he doesn't have enough time for it. He adores soccer and has several favorite teams, he's actively supporting. His schedule though is wholly dedicated to his school and arranged due to the home assignments he possesses. Plenty of subjects from various fields of knowledge and numerous tasks of absolutely diverse natures. I have no idea of how so small children can cope with all that. It was such a horrible picture of his sitting at his desk in front of computer constantly learning and cramming some new materials.
do my homework
It seems to me that such a pattern of studying is not acceptable. The main point is that in this age children, their organisms, in particular are at the stage of constant development. If there are some defects or distractions at this moment, they can negatively influence on the health of kids.
First of all, children are in need of constant physical activities, otherwise, with the coarse of time, under constant sitting pressure, they become low-spirited and cheerless. I guess that everyone will agree that such an image is not appropriate one for small kids. Thus, it is enormously important that kids have free time for some physical activities.
Moreover, assignments should be developed in an interesting and exciting way, so that children won't slip above their books. The theoretical material is for sure rather necessary one, being a basis for further education, I believe some practical tasks should be involved at this level, as well, making the whole process of studying much more engaging.
Finally, I'm a strong supporter of an idea that parents should help their children to cope with all this hazards of the school life. Additional material of entertaining character, for example, different picturesque encyclopedias, document films, etc. Moreover, I'm absolutely sure that almost in every family there's at least one expert in math or biology, geometry or chemistry.
homework help online
If you can argue with this stating that members of your family do not belong to any listed above, then there is an option for such families, as well. I have googled a little bit and have found loads of sites which dedicated to this theme. The first vivid example of homework help online which I've found was Homework-desk.com. It deals with various kinds of home assignments: physics assignments, biology homework, stastics assignments, etc.
I really believe that parents should take an active part in their children's school life, thoroughly arranging their schedules combining different types of activities.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Fresh and Cheap

     I like fresh juice due to their ability to activize me and cheer me up. I divide juice recipes into various categories. The first one is called: "Wake up!" solar energy inherited by citrus is a perfect option to begin your day. However, their acid impact on the stomach can be softened by melon or pine-apple. "Pink explosion" is a vivid example of this category. It consists of water-melon and strawberry and one glance on it is enough to wake up and high number of vitamin C will wake up the whole organism, just take 1/8 part of watermelon and 150 gr of strawberry. The smell of "Orange dawn", consisting of orange and peach will definitely inspire you for a fruitful day.
Fresh juice
To have a snack and light up, you shouldn't necessarily grab a cup of coffee or tea with cookies, you can just try some more fruity options. You can make your "Juicy Lunch" taking 2 carrots, a half of cucumber, two celeriac and a half of red beed. If you want your lunch to be more sweet, you should take two carrots and an apple. This creamy mix will make your day!    
     If you suffer from sleeplessness, you should try banana juice just right before going to bed. The low spirerone rate leads to sleep loop. Bananas contain amino acid tryptophan which produce this very spirerone.
Fresh juice
     To get rid of fatigue, you just need some courage to take your juicer and make an activizer fr yourself. Juice from one and apple and four trusses of broccoli will restore your energy level and dull the edge of hunger.
Fresh juice

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Travel Lifesavers

Headphones
Having quite large number of trips per month, I have many important details to take with me, so that to feel comfortable on my way. But there's one thing without which I'll drive crazy. This one is headphones, and, of course the device to plug them into. However, the situation when I can forget my phone is outstandingly impossible, and it can be a satisfactory substitution of the player.
Headphones are life helpers in many cases when being on the road.
First of all, they can help you survive when you have a boring neighbor who believes that you should necessarily know all the details of his personal life.
They can help to fall asleep quickly listening to some calm cradling melodies. In general, music can create the atmosphere of the trip: from melancholic to cheerful one.

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

When is it on time?

    
Babies
    The decision to finally have children is probably the most important one in a person's life, and most likely, most personal one. I mean that everyone has hos or her own idea concerning this issue. When it comes to kids, a lot of other side problems are being raised, most of them are of financial character. For example, the salary is not high enough, as well as, the position held, there is not enough space in the app, and, finally, the responsibility to take is extremely great.     Consequently, there can be some arguments about the moment for bringing children to life. Usually, men take here more pragmatic point of view, while women are eager to have children much earlier. On the other hand, there can be a situation when a woman tends to deal with her career at first, and only then plunge into family life. Conflicts on this very ground may even lead to the family collision and divorce. And what make it worse, it is extremely hard to reach a consensus here.
     Personally I had a situation similar to the second variant, I wanted to get promotion and only then take maternity leave. My husband was against this, since he believed that I should have been the base of the household. We were on the edge, ad I decided to give up, but not to the full extent. I've become a freelancer who works at home. As a result I have some kind of career development, as my portfolio is quite impressive now and an opportunity to raise my newly born son up.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Hard Teeth Times

baby teeth
     When my first kid had his first teeth cutting, my husband and I had possibly the worst times ever. The case is we were quite a young married couple finding ourselves still on the middle of career ladder. Therefore, we had plenty much work to cope with to get sufficient salaries. It was hard to combine working and raising our son, when the nights were unsleepable ones due to the constant crying because of the aching teeth. Once, we had unreasonable quarrel, and my husband was its initiator. I couldn't keep calm and told him that it was better for him to treat his nerves. Two days we didn't speak to each other. It was really hard, but I was firm to prove that I was right.
     On the third day I was awaited by the greatest surprise I've ever had. When I came home, my husband gave me a nicely knitted sweater for the baby. When I asked him where he had got it, he said that he'd made it by himself. It appeared that he had chosen knitting as a way to treat his nerves. It was so cute, that I apologized him everything and since then we've never had any groundless argues.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Calories Away!

      To put it simply, metabolism is the rate with which organism turns calories into energy. And we can influence on it. It was proved by the researches that there was three main factors which can have an impact on the activity of metabolism.
     First of all, you should have frequent meals. By this it's meant that it's better to eat less but more often. The case is that calories are spent for digestion, as well. Consequently, more frequently you eat, more calories your organism spends. This fact shows us the reason why constant springs to the diets are not fruitful.
     To my mind, the simplest way is the statement that any physical activity leads to burning calories. What's more, during the next hour after stopping working out.
The third detail is that muscles are the essential part of metabolism, muscles cells use more calories than fat ones, the half of kilo of muscles consumes app. 25-35 calories, while half of kilo of fat – only several ones. This means that the more muscles you have, the more calories it is burnt during the day not depending on the fact if you've worked out or not.

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Little Finances

     I've already written how interesting the theme of children and money is (Young businessmen). And now, I would like to focus on it once more,
     Being a parent, I want my child to be wise in all the spheres of his life, including financial one. Concerning this very issue, though, I think that it is better to forget a little bit about money itself here and focus more on other aspects. By this I mean that it's better not to teach your child that money is good, since having it a child can afford many cool stuff, and, therefore, he or she should save money.
                                           
     To my mind, it is better to explain that money is the result of hard work and dedication. That's why, a kid should spend them wisely. Moreover, money is a some kind of future-protector which will allow later to get education and to develop personally. On the other hand, it is necessary to emphasize that money can be the way of helping other people, by this I mean charity, and to explain that one day a kid can have loads of money which can cover all his/her family's needs and demands. And then, such a state of situation is a great opportunity to help others.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Looking for a job?

      To find a good position is quite a hard task. Thus, it's better to make up some kind of strategy of how to search for a great company to work for.
      First of all, you should check if a company is trust-worthy one. There is no point in working for a bad one, since such an experience in the CV will have negative impact on further promotion. For this very sake, you can browse the Internet taking into account all the comments and articles. The site of the company should be a serious factor, as well, since a reliable company always has a thoroughly maintained one.
     On the other hand, you should get acquainted with all the booklets, so that you can be somehow familiar with the activity of the country, what it deals with and beneficially show such knowledge in the interview. Usually, while reading, some questions can rise in your head and it is also good, since in such a way, you receive good logical questions which can be addressed in the interview after the phrase: Do you have any questions? All the interviewers are pleased when you have some.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

No Standards for Studying

Distance education
     With such a high rate of technology development in our modern world, I believe that it is almost impossible to object non-traditional ways of education. I mean the now, in the Internet it is absolutely normal to get various skills and knowledge corresponding to all the standards of conventional education. Therefore, I see no point in rejecting candidates who've passed some Internet-based courses. The crucial factor is the result, the final product he or she got at the end of their studying. This can be easily checked in the interview by means of several questions from the field she or he has studied in. Moreover, the probation period will wholly show his or her achievements.
      In light of the written above, it's obvious that I belong to the group of people who gladly accept everyone with prominent skills and knowledge background. I try not to pay attention to some formal aspects. Real exponents are of much greater importance. I won't be pleased much with the fact that an employee has graduated from the university, when he or she makes something wrong. On the contrary, with the good performance, an employee is precious for me no matter what qualifications he or she has.

Monday, 1 April 2013

Comfort Zone

     I guess that it is quite hard to lead interesting and bright life without crossing comfort zone. If you are afraid of doing this, you risk to draw into depth of routine. When you move through the same circle of day-to-day tasks, you are going to transform into some kind of machine which is programmed to function in a certain way.
                                          Comfort zone
     Speaking to the point, when I was getting married, I was afraid of sinking in this very route, therefore, I decided to do my best to brighten up all what was happening around me.
     First of all, I realized that in my childhood I was fond of dancing, but later studying forced it out of my schedule. The case is, I was seriously bound to be enrolled into the university. So, I decided to try to go in for rumba. It's partner dance, so got familiar with many people. My husband though was jealous about all this. I told him that I was not going to quit and that the only possible solution would be his joining me. To put it shortly, he agreed. To my total surprise. How jealous should he have been!
                                       
     I have one more method to break bounds of routine. It is traveling. Even now, when we've just bought a new house and try to spare a little bit, it is still possible. Since the crucial point here is the fact of moving, leaving your city. It shouldn't be far away. I'm sure that every state has something interesting to visit.
      All in all, it's an own choice of everyone. If you feel yourself comfortable in the same surroundings for a long period of time, you can stay at home. If not, go ahead!

Friday, 29 March 2013

Lasting Easter.

     Our family has a tradition to Easter eggs together. Preparations begin far in advance before the fest, since children are really crazy about it. We buy dyes, sticks, some nice details, such as little flowers, beeds, etc. I don't want boasting, but I have to admit that with the course of time we've greatly developed our talents in it to such an extent, that our eggs can be used for decoration.
Easter eggs

     Really, I do like some personal interior designs with something which cannot be found anywhere else. Therefore, I always decorate our house with unique things which are hand-made. Several years ago, one interesting thought crossed my mind: why not to try to use our Easter masterpieces to brighten up the house. Moreover, they have another substantial benefit: they can be changed with new ones each year.
To put it short, I bought several big glass vases without any ornaments, so that it can be transparent enough to show everybody our great creations.
                                           Easter eggs
     It wasn't though the end of my inventions. Another year, I decided to make a little tree of the eggs. I've bought a big brown stick in the decoration shop and attached little wires to it on which eggs were fastened. It was our Easter tree.
     I haven't got any plans for the upcoming Easter yet, but I hope that with the atmosphere which will be reign soon I'll manage to make something up.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

What did he mean?


     It is well-know that women are more confident in flirting, thus the range of their gestures is wider than one of men. It is important to have some insight into what some particular gestures mean, so that you can understand what a person thinks or is going to do.
                                         Flirt
      Biting lips can mean that a person doesn't want to give away something, or is just a little bit nervous.
Overlong emotions point at the fact that a person is acting, singe you can stay surprised or shocked for a long time, but the expression of surprise on your face can last for merely a second.
     –°rossed arms are usually a symbol meaning that a person wants to stay calm and is closed now, therefore, it's better not to try to activate him.
                                          Flirt
       The interesting point is that men often begin smarten up being in front of their 'target' (removing non-existing dust on sleeves, adjusting a tie, etc.).
     The most aggressive gesture is when a man puts his arms onto his belt. Another way is when he turns the whole body to a woman, pointing with a toe-cap onto her. This is usually followed bu a longtime glance.
  

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Three at a time! =)


    A friend of mine was dreaming of becoming a mommy for several years. The case is that constant day-today troubles didn't allow her husband and her to have babies. He and she were extremely busy people who hardly had time for each other not speaking about kids. Constant business trips, out-of-schedule meetings, arrangements, etc. All for the sake of career ladder and promotion. They understood that later they wouldn't have so much courage, eager and devotion for work, thus, they wanted to drain ourselves dry so that in the future they could be secure about all the financial issues.
                                                   
       However, it couldn't last for such a long time. It was her to raise this problem and she told that she was ready to dedicate almost the whole her life to the family and children. Her husband had nothing against this.
     In half a year, she was congratulated by the doc on being pregnant. She didn't want to know the gender of her child, therefore, she didn't want to make any sonogram. But later she was told that on the middle stages of pregnancy, it was an important examination, since according to it doctors may comment on the state of health of a kid. When she was lying on a coach, the doctor said that she should stay calm and told her that she was going to have triples. After hearing "Stay calm", she was terrified by the thought that it could be something wrong with a child, but understanding what the 'tipple' meant she clutched in disbelief. She didn't know what to do: be happy or frightened.
Triples

     She didn't know how to tell all this to her husband. She though that he would fall unconscious. Fortunately, all turned out to be better than she supposed. When she came home, she was awaited by him and a festive dinner. It was a real surprise, since her husband hated cooking. She inquired what the reason was. And he solemnly announced that he got a promotion, rather substantial one. Then she asked about his salary and was pleased to hear that it was greatly increased, as well. She joked that she knew how to spend all the money he would get. At first, he assumed that she was going to demolish some boutiques. And when she told him the real 'aim of spending', he began springing like a small child, crying: "I'm going to have three at once!"
     Luckily, she has a mom who has plenty of free time, so that she could help her with my little babies. All in all, all changes for the better.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Euro-Trip!

trip to Europe
     A trip to Europe is a great way to celebrate the end of a huge stage in a child's life and make the step to the adult life more special. Therefore, I believe that it is rather important let you children go by themselves, of course, if financial issues allow.
                                      Trip to Europe
     Being on such a long distance and for such a long period of time provides kids with a great opportunity to gather such an important experience and teaches how to solve some routine, and sometimes, some extraordinary problems on their own.
     Another point during the preparation is that you should make some kind of educational speech in which you should explain all shoulds and shouldn'ts of behavior when being abroad, since it is necessary that your kid realizes that he or she should respect other nation's culture and traditions.
     You should also understand that overwhelming control during the trip will make your son or daughter be against you. Thus it's better to arrange some "contact schedule" when you will tex each other.
  
Trip to Europe
  On the other hand, you always want to be sure that nothing will go wrong with your offspring. Thus, it is strongly recommended to arrange the whole trip in advance. You should make sure that your kid won't sleep somewhere on the bench in a park, striving for some food. To prevent such situations, I would advise to give your child several credit cards, as well as some cash. Moreover, you should tell him to put it in different bags, so that he/she won't be left without money.