Christmas gift ideas for the whole family – December 2018

With the holiday season fast approaching, it's high time you find gift ideas for Christmas.
It's much better to plan ahead so that you don't end up in a crowded store on Christmas eve, and you can take the time to relax and make it much more enjoyable.

It's not easy to find the best gift  to please your loved ones.
So, if you are looking for gift ideas, here are some to delight your family:

December resolutions – 2018

DECEMBER RESOLUTIONS

Finish your Christmas shopping and prepare unique gift packages, make your own Christmas wreath, go on with the planting of trees, shrubs or fruit trees if you have a garden, ask for books for Christmas, cook forgotten vegetables such as Gold Ball turnips.

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Make your own creative Christmas wreath.

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Prepare unique gift packages.

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Cook forgotten vegetables as yellow Gold Ball turnips.

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Finish your Christmas shopping

You still have time, but it’s better to finish your shopping as soon as possible to avoid the Christmas rush. And the purchases will be more enjoyable. Furthermore, you will more easily find the items you have identified, and you will benefit from a large choice in the stores

New Books to read in September 2018

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Among the new books that have just been published, here is my selection of some of the more interesting ones that you can read in September 2018:


The Last Palace
Europe’s Extraordinary Century Through Five Lives
and one House in Prague

by Norman Eisen
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6 September 2018

 

 

Prague, 1924.
After World War I, Otto Petschek, a Jewish banker, built a magnificent palace in Prague. When the Germans come to power, the Petscheks had to abandon their home and to flee Prague. The palace will change hands many times. First, the House is occupied by the Nazis, and after the war, the palace became the U.S embassy.

The Wisdom of Wolves, by Elli H. Radinger, a fascinating book!

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The new book by Elli H. Radinger coming soon in English!

Elli Radinger has been observing wild wolves for over 25 years. This wolf expert shares with us her discoveries on the intelligence of these animals, and their ability to devote themselves to others, even if it means sacrificing their own life. She proves wrong everything we have heard about wolves since our childhood and reveals unknown facts on their life and behaviour. The myth of the big bad wolf, agressive and solitary, is completely untrue. If you love nature, animals and adventures, this book is for you! 

A playlist for a great night!

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This playlist takes us back to the end of the 70’s up to the beginning of the 90’s. Nothing but the best to have some brilliant nights!

Each song has its own story, here are some of them:

When Kate Bush wrote Wuthering Heights, she was inspired by Emily Brontë’s only novel, a masterpiece, which makes her singing out of this world. She is singing from the point of view of the heroin, Catherine Earnshaw, calling Heathcliff, the man she loved and pushed away. Listening to it, one can easily imagine Catherine wandering around the wuthering moor of Yorkshire, tormented and suffering from the tumult of her feelings.

Lune Bleue Bijoux – Meet a young jewellery designer

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Do you like to give gifts? Personally, my answer is yes! But who doesn’t like, you may say… It’s always a pleasure to choose and to offer a present to someone. Jewellery always gives pleasure: colored, funny or sober, they add a note of fantasy.

As we are rapidly approaching Mother’s Day, it’s time for us to find great gift ideas. It is the reason why I am pleased to introduce Alix, creator of high quality ethnic and oriental jewellery: Lune Bleue Bijoux...

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Entering Alix’s world creates very quickly an addiction: you begin to look at some pieces, and you want it all! You choose a long necklace, and you discover earrings: the perfect match! Then another necklace attracts your glance irresistibly, not to mention bracelets…

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, by Lasse Hallström – To Be Rediscovered

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What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, by Lasse Hallström, released in 1993, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny depp, Juliette Lewis, Darlene Cates…

The story takes place in a boring little town in Iowa, the kind of place where nothing much happens. That is where the Grape family lives, the mother and her four children, the father having died. The elder son, Gilbert, played by Johnny Depp, works at a grocery store and cares for his family, particularly looking after his young brother Arnie, a mentally deficient person, played by Leonardo DiCaprio.