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16 July 2011 @ 22:44
I am going to see it on Monday
16 July 2010 @ 08:30

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I didn't read the blurb but am posting an entry just to keep my LJ account from being purged.

Hope you are all well.
23 January 2010 @ 11:21
Hotels offer up human bed-warmers

Posted Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:08pm AEDT

International hotel chain Holiday Inn is offering a trial human bed-warming service at three hotels in Britain this month.

If requested, a willing staff member at two of the chain's London hotels and one in the northern English city of Manchester will dress in an all-in-one fleece sleeper suit before slipping between the sheets.

"The new Holiday Inn bed-warmers service is a bit like having a giant hot water bottle in your bed," Holiday Inn spokeswoman Jane Bednall said in an emailed statement.

The bed-warmer is equipped with a thermometer to measure the bed's required temperature of 20 degrees Celsius.

Holiday Inn said the warmer would be fully dressed and leave the bed before the guest occupied it.

The chain could not confirm if the warmer would shower first, but said hair would be covered.

Holiday Inn spokeswoman Florence Eavis said the "innovative" bed-warming method was a response to Britain's recent cold weather and marked the launch of 3,200 new Holiday Inns worldwide.

She could not explain why the beds were not being warmed by hot water bottles or electric blankets, but admitted the human method was quirky.

Holiday Inn is promoting the service with the help of sleep expert Chris Idzikowski, director of the Edinburgh Sleep Centre, who said the idea could help people sleep.

"There's plenty of scientific evidence to show that sleep starts at the beginning of the night when body temperature starts to drop," he said.

"A warm bed - approximately 20 to 24 degrees Celsius - is a good way to start this process whereas a cold bed would inhibit sleep."


Tags: hospitality, human-interest, offbeat, united-kingdom, england
08 December 2009 @ 22:27

I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take Adelaide Pandas anymore!

Which movie was this quote from?

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26 November 2009 @ 13:05
*** for Christmas Eve maybe...)^^^

Glühwein (literally: Glow Wine) is a German holiday tradition often served at the Christmas Markets. It is prepared from red wine, which is heated and spiced with cinnamon sticks, cloves, citrus fruit and sugar. Almonds or raisins are often added to the Scandinavian versions, though not usually to the German ones. In some cases, fruit wines such as blueberry or cherry are used. The oldest Glühwein tankard is documented in the high noble German and first Riesling grower of the world, Count John IV. of Katzenelnbogen around 1420.

(Hot Mulled Wine)

1 bottle of dry red wine (750 ml)
1 lemon and/or orange
2 sticks of cinnamon
3 cloves
3 tablespoons of sugar
some cardamom or ginger (optional)
additional alcohol such as rum, vodka, schnapps (optional!)

Heat the wine in a pot - DO NOT BOIL. Cut lemon/orange into slices and add to the wine. Add cinnamon, cloves, sugar and a little cardamom or ginger (optional). If using other alcohol, add now. Heat everything for about 5 minutes - do not boil - and let stand for about an hour so flavors can mix. Before serving, reheat and strain. Serve in prewarmed glasses or mugs. Serves 2-3.
Tags: breakingthrunow, food & drink, images, recipes
Hot Crows surge forward

ANDREW CAPEL | November 19, 2009 02:45pm
Adelaide Advertiser

ADELAIDE Football Club started pre-season training in 40-degree heat this morning, with its key forwards stealing the show.

Sixty-eight days after having their 2009 campaign ended in heartbreaking fashion with a five-point semi-final defeat to Collingwood at the MCG, the Crows were back on deck and hungry to go a few steps further next year.

What was supposed to be an 80-minute training session turned into nearly two hours as the Crows combined ball and fitness work.

Of all the players to have muscled up in their break, it was young key forwards Taylor Walker, Kurt Tippett, Shaun McKernan and James Sellar who looked most impressive while Trent Hentschel - whose career was in jeopardy two years ago because of severe leg injuries - looked fit and strong.

The players coped with the scorching heat by wearing ice-vests and hydrating well in the previous two days.

"It was pretty warm out there, but it was a good start to pre-season and it looks like it's going to be a hot one (summer) so we'll have to get used to that," Tippett said.

"The doctor had a chat to us, telling us to make sure we stayed hydrated and wore a hat and sunscreen, so we got through okay."


Meanwhile at my Place Dixie and I enjoyed the Dog Park at 6.30 am and braced ourselves for the day

17 November 2009 @ 20:04
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