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So the question on many people’s lips at the moment is all about X Factor, who should win, who should still be there & who shouldn’t?????
Off course there is much contraversy over “Jedward”, the twins from Dublin, in fairness to them they seem like great lads & certainly entertain me every week. They shouldn’t be getting such a hard time from the press, although they do appear to be winning people over, so who knows how far they could actually go.
Not wanting to focus on them too much, lets look at who has got what it takes to win…..In my opinion it has to be Lucie or Danyl. Either of these 2 certainly have what it takes to be a Mega Star. I’m hoping to see both in the final.
Fascinating fact- Irelands only gold rush took place in the Wicklow Mountains. It made nobody rich. http://bit.ly/2J6Frz
I was just reading the detail around the new law thats to be rushed through in the coming weeks that decreases the legal limit for alcohol whilst driving. All in all sounds & appears to be a very good initative, until you really start thinking about it……. Is this the end to the “socialable one” after work; the end to the “one pint” down the local & the end to the “one glass” many of us have when out for a meal? It looks very much like it. Unless of course going for a quick pint of orange juice can become as popular in Irish culture as the quick pint of the black:)
Instead we are now likely to be fined or slapped with penalty points for being slightly over the limit. This to me sounds like a very blurred set of rules. All in all I’m in favour of drink driving laws but think this one is going about it completely the wrong way. The law should be clear. Drink & drive & you get banned, there should be no grey area, where a slap on the wrists surfices. Otherwise I say, leave the law as it is & not put pubs & restaurants under any further duress that they already are.
Fascinating Fact: Sixty-two of the world’s 100 richest men are married to brunettes! http://bit.ly/lABN1
Sincere apologies, it has been graciously pointed out to me that because I’m blogging about the fact everyone is talking about Christmas already that I am actually just as bad as them. Therefore I promise now another mention of Christmas until at least mid Novemember:)
With me well & truly put back in my box we can get onto other things- like Halloween. There are some fab kids outfits in stores at the moment & some absolute bargains to be had. No need to go spending a fortune, Littlewoods Ireland has some gorgeous outfits & at a reasonable enough price, also checkout local Euro shops which do a nice range of masks & decorations; or even have a go at making your own, vampires & witches are easy enough to pull together yourself. Face painting is something kids absolutely adore, & you don’t have to be an internationally recognised artist to impress a child with your face painting skills. There are pretty good DIY face painting sets availble from MotherCare & the Early Learning Centre.
Congratulations to Ben from Drumcondra aged 5.
A Sqeez certificate is on its way to you now Ben.
So… I was listening to the radio today & it struck me how many adverts for Xmas parties, toys, ice rinks etc there were on. Am I the only one who has realised that its still October?……… Even on a phone- in radio compeition to win cash, when asked what they would do if they won the money the lady said “ooh that would be Santie sorted”. Seriously are people thinking that far ahead, or are they just wishing time will pass quickly so that the excitment & merriment that the Christmas season brings will come around so much sooner. I for one like to be organised but sure isn’t it time enough to start after Halloween…….
The Batchelors employees (who are responsible for producing Irelands Favourite Juice- Sqeez, right here in Dublin) had a busy week on the 21st-25th Sept.
As a proud partner to Make-A-Wish Ireland, Sqeez were delighted to run week long fundraisers with their staff to support this worthy cause.
In total we raised a staggering €683.83 which is now winging its way across to Make-A-Wish. The money was raised amonst our 230 employees through organising a cake sale & “Doing a Dish for Make-A-Wish”. The big attraction though was the raffle held where 1 lucky employee won a day off work!!
I had my heart set on that prize, & am not at all jealous when I congratulate Derek, from our warehouse on his win!!!!
It’s simple, buying more Irish made products helps Irish businesses survive and protects Irish jobs. That’s something that we can all be proud of and all make a real difference to.
Ultimately we are asking people to consider buying just one more Irish brand in their grocery shop, as this one more will make all the difference in terms of helping to create a sustainable environment for food and drink manufacturing in Ireland.
For more information visit www.loveirishfood.ie
Congratulations to Kirsten O’Brien from Co Dublin, aged 6 & 1/2.
She sent us in this super picture that she colored in for us.
A Sqeez certificate is on its way to you now Kristen.