I am not going to lie to you……what a way to start a blog.
I’ll start again….I am not going to lie to you but I absolutely love sci-fi films, books, tv programmes, documentaries….well you get the picture. I have enjoyed science since I was very little and enjoy finding out how things work. In fact when mum and dad used to get a babysitter I would set traps for them including books placed above the door and an electronic burglar alarm that would go off if the circuit were broken. Even my son loves to know how things work, turning the lights on and off, helping daddy to replace batteries in his toys and he has a unhealthy obsession with things that spin particularly wind turbines.
I love watching films at home but occasionally when I get the chance to watch a blockbuster film at the Cinema I jump at the chance. Part of the cinematic experience for me is tucking into some yummy treats and sipping on some crisp ice cold beverage possibly Coca Cola (hey this is not the BBC and I love it). But the best bit has to be choosing your favourite sweets from the Pick N Mix section and cramming them into the cup so that it expands on all sides almost spilling its contents on the Cinemas well kept carpet. The sheer variety of the Pick N Mix sweets is astounding and we can’t help choosing our favourites and ignoring the sweets that taste like coloured soap.
So it’s here, the day millions of us have been waiting for with great anticipation and excitement at all of the bargains that the major retailers have on offer. I am excited too but the truth is I probably don’t need to buy any of the goods on offer even if a 4K LED 48” television does sound enticing….ahh well I will just have to struggle along with my 32” HD ready television which is coming up to its 4th birthday (almost ready for retirement).
The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus’ words to “sell what you own and give the money to the poor,” Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering. He dedicated his life to serving God and was made Bishop of Myra while still a young man. Bishop Nicholas became known throughout the land for his generosity to those in need, his love for children, and his concern for sailors and ships.