Merry Christmas, COVID. A collection of Greeting Cards!
It is safe to say that 2020 that been quite an eventful year. One that this generation will never forget, an era that has begun to feel like a lifetime! Particularly for the British, this year has been a confusing one; coming in and out of lockdowns, not knowing what's open or closed, and being thrust into tiers that just make sense. But if the British know anything, it's how to make a joke of a bad situation! So why not take the mick out of coronavirus this Christmas in the form of a season's greeting! That's right, COVID Christmas cards! A great way to lift the spirits of the ones you have to love from afar and let them know you hate this shit as much as they do.
Looking to Brighten up your Home this Christmas? Here are 7 Festive Plants to Add to Your Christmas Decor!
We all love to decorate for the Christmas period. It transforms your home from a place of rest to a place of festivity. The sweet smell of gingerbread and the sparkle of Christmas lights put me into the festive mood 100% of the time, every year. As it is in our best interest to focus on the health of our planet, why not introduce some festive plants into your home decor? Not only do they look phenomenal, but they also provide your home with fresh air and, if taken good care of, will last until the next year. Thus, I have created decided to share with you my seven favourite plants to add to my Christmas decorations this year. From gorgeous, festive colours to sturdiness in the winter cold, these plants will surely make great additions to your festive home decor.
Traditional English Christmas Foods
The history of Christmas here in the UK has a shaky, somewhat troubled past. Throughout generations, this little island took the world by storm and spread its traditions to every corner of the Earth. At one point, England decided to ban Christmas altogether! Nonetheless, it is easy to say that, apart from the gift-giving, the Christmas dinner is the most vital part of every English Christmas. It is why I have decided to share with you the basics of a traditional English Christmas dinner! Maybe it will inspire you to add some of our foods onto your table this festive season?
The Gift of a Better Tomorrow
If you sat me down last Christmas and warned me of the events that were to happen in 2020, I would not have believed you. The Australia bush fires; the too-close-to-call encounters of a Third World War, and of course, the Coronavirus Pandemic that completely shut down life as we knew it. As I am writing this, it is hard to picture a year worse than the one we have just experienced and even harder to be hopeful of a better tomorrow. Despite all of the hardship that we all have experienced this year, there has been good throughout the world. Communities came together like never before, and strangers became neighbours. We are now all fighting the same fight and must make sure that we rebuild stronger, together. This reset has given us a chance to make things right for our planet. During the first months of lockdown, the earth has shown us the effects of change. The canals in Venice are clear once more with pods of dolphins swimming underneath. The smog above cities has cleared, the habitations have blossomed, and the planet has taken a deep breath of fresh air. We cannot return to life how it was before.
How to Prepare your Dog for Christmas
Some of you may have seen our previous blog on how to prepare your cat for Christmas. (If you have not, click Here to check it out). It is only fair that we now focus our attention to man’s best friend, our dogs! Unfortunately, I do not have a dog (I cannot tell you how much I want one), however, it is inevitable that I see one every Christmas. My parents’ dog Lexy is such an important part of the family that spending Christmas without her would not be right. She loves to explore her new surroundings and enjoys a cheeky treat here and there. This is why I have created this list to make sure that no puppy falls ills this Christmas period. Let’s get started!
How to Prepare your Cat for Christmas
It’s that time of the year again where family comes together, and Christmas joy fills the home. This period is filled with festive decorations, fun and laughter, and the exchange of gifts. Despite all the fun you may be having, it is important to realise that Christmas is a very stressful time for your cat. All the new people alongside a change in their environment and the winter season can prove very challenging for our furry friends. This is why I have decided to write you a post containing all the various changes you can do around the house so that your cat can enjoy the safest Christmas possible.
The Homeless Guardian Angel
There was a time in my life where the word ‘charitable’ would not come close to describe the person I was. During my time at university, I would find myself rushing through the streets of Manchester not taking notice of anyone on my journey. I was extremely self-centred and would only focus on what I needed to achieve on that day. I had the typical ‘every man for himself’ mindset. It felt like I was going up against the world like somehow everyone was wanting to beat me, so I had to protect myself and my gains. I was selfish. It was like walking through a jungle filled with vines and tree stumps and I was hunting my prey. Nothing else mattered. This continued for some time until one day, my whole life changed because of a simple mistake and unconditional kindness of one man called Peter and his dog. It is a story that I will hold with me till my death bed and one that I will share with my children. A story showing the true meaning of human kindness. This is that story.
Bone Daddies! Could this be London’s best Ramen?
Being in a pandemic can make it particularly hard to enjoy a meal out, but so many restaurants are doing their best to keep their customers safe and still make a profit (or in some cases, just breakeven.) If you are confident in your ability to keep yourself and others safe too, then why not take the time to eat out! Support a business AND get out of the house! It’s pretty much a win-win situation. We, the writers at People! Just Say Something! decided to enjoy an evening out at a locally famous ramen bar that has been growing for the last eight years. Bone Daddies describe themselves as a ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Ramen Bar’ that want to challenge the way that people perceive Japanese food!