It’s that time of year again! Christmas is just around the corner and the shops are full of harassed looking people scurrying to get all their presents ahead of the big day. Whether you’re one of them (me!) or one of the smug ones who had it all wrapped up weeks ago, a little novelty factor always put’s the finishing touches on Christmas. Here’s a quick run-down of my favourite funny stocking fillers for the men in your life. (more…)
Half term rolls round about every six weeks or so and it is up to mum and dad to keep young children happy and busy during those breaks. That is no easy task; kids are demanding and unless you find something to stimulate them they will get bored. Believe me; you don’t want that to happen. (more…)
Card shuffling is an art form. As online casinos become more popular we see less actual shuffling and more digital shuffle of cards.
There are 7 official ways to shuffle a deck of 52 cards and these are seen as tricks that only experienced card players know and can perform. We have a handy infographic with the types of shuffle, some you may not have even heard of. (more…)
Bookmakers have their very own language. It is known as Tic-Tac and refers to a set of hand signals used to communicate the odds of each bet. They were originally used on race tracks as a secret method of communication between bookies that the punters (players) would not understand. Nowadays we have uncovered the meaning of the gestures and we can decipher horse racing odds by keeping our eyes on the bookmaker. Here is the Tic-Tac method explained. (more…)
Wіth a buѕу ѕсhеdulе and last mіnutе shopping, dоn’t get саught flаt-fооtеd with buуіng gіftѕ thаt ѕреll HURRIED SHOPPING. If уоu hаvе no сhоісе but tо gеt those реrѕоnаlіzеd mugѕ, then аdd a dаѕh оf creativity. Put ѕасhеtѕ of ready-to-mix соffее оr packets оf ѕwееtѕ іnѕіdе thе mugѕ, you will bе forgiven fоr thоѕе last mіnutе buys. (more…)
America’s Wild West
Take a Navajo-guided backroads tour of Monument Valley, swim in Lake Powell, explore Bryce Canyon’s hoodoos (skinny spires of rock), watch the sunrise at the Grand Canyon — and celebrate the centennial of the US National Park Service. Grand American Adventures has a Western Family Discovery 13-day tour from £1,459, in June, July and August, taking in California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona. The maximum group size is 13 so it’s convivial but still personal, and there’s also the option to hire a campervan and set off on your own adventure — with some expert input on the itinerary. The minimum age is eight.
Details The 13-day tour starts at £1,459pp including transport, accommodation, leaders, guides and meals but not flights (0333 999 7965, grandamericanadventures.com). Non-stop flights to Las Vegas with Virgin Atlantic (virginatlantic.com) start at about £875 at the end of July (more…)
Ireland is the home to many events and festivities. Travellers love the raw landscapes, animated cities, wondrous architectures and rich history of this country. It might be a small one, but its influence goes beyond its borders. A country rooted strongly in its traditions and its humorous and hospitable people; Ireland has really a lot to offer to its locals and the world. (more…)
Everyone loves a good Christmas party, so why not try getting lucky this year (and we don’t mean under the mistletoe)! Maybe you’re not a fan of the glitz and glamour of Vegas and Monte Carlo, but don’t feel like trying your hand at online casino games, so why not bring the party to you instead? We’ve put together a guide of all the things you need to throw your own poker night and show your friends your party is the place to be this Christmas! (more…)