Category: Series 52 – Ribbon

January 8, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for Prizes!  Series 53 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 52  spelt  R-O-B-B-I-N   (RIBBON) Series 51  spelt  P-A-W-W-I-S-H   (WHIPSAW) Series 50  spelt  L-I-O-N-S-M-E-E-T   (MILESTONE) Series 49  spelt  C-G-U-R-N-E-Y   (URGENCY) Series 48  spelt …

January 4, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

New Year 2020 What will come up this year?  A survivor mindset always helps: improvise, adapt & overcome.  The only wrong thing we can do is to lose hope. The best & brightest feel part of something larger than just making money, & help to make the world a better place.  Happy New Year! Guessed the Word?  …

Inn

January 3, 2020 admin123@ No comments exist

Inn No room at the inn this Christmas?  Raise a glass – UK pubs report c.12% higher festive season sales, compared to 2018. The sector is facing drinking habit changes – young people socialise online rather than go to a pub.  476 pubs, mostly small independents, closed between Jan – Jun 2019.  But good booking systems &…

December 29, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Bah humbug! Cost of Christmas dinner was up again!  Erratic weather & African swine fever affected food prices around the world.  Higher turkey (up 6%, due to higher temperatures in summer), pork & Brussels sprouts prices increased wholesale cost of UK Christmas dinner by 3% from 2018.  Vegetables were affected by rain in recent months.  Chilled…

December 20, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Bauble Roman tradition to hang fruit on trees led to Christmas baubles.  Apples, candy canes & pastry stars, hearts & flowers decorated trees until glass baubles were invented in mid-16th c. in Lauscha, Germany.  Queen Victoria’s tree, hung with baubles from her husband’s native Germany, appeared in a London newspaper & set off a trend.  FW…

December 17, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Outdoor lights Outdoor lights symbolise the Christmas season.  Evolved from 17th c German tradition of lighting the tree with small candles. 1880 – 1st outdoor electric light display by Thomas Edison.  2 years later, his colleague, Edward Johnson made the 1st string of  lights, with 80 small bulbs.  Outdoor Christmas lights spark joy – &…

December 13, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Rustic The rustic cottage offers refuge from politics, commercial pressures & the cold.  Consumers fulfil the fantasy of a Christmas country cottage by renting one – even the smallest & most remote dwellings get snapped up quickly.  Time with family & friends, in a timeless rural setting, is the antidote to urban noise, hustle &…