New Romney Magazine – Monday, 22
of November 2010
⁂ Rye Bonfire ⁂
On the 13th of November, Chris and Roberta were our guides into the Rye Bonfire, a typically British celebration that dates back to the Middle-Ages. First of all, a little bit of History to understand this cute tradition... The Bonfire celebrates the failure of the Gunpowder Plot that attempted the lifes of King James 1st and of the Parliamentarians on the 5th of November 1605. King James decided that his lucky escape from death should be celebrated forever all over the country, by processions and bonfires. This tradition declined with time, but the charming medieval city of Rye kept going with a popular celebration in the beginning of November. The Sussex Societies protect this custom by annually organising a procession trough the city of Rye, with historical costumes, flaming torches and drum bands, also staring the Dragon and the Burning Boat, symbols of the Societies. We waited for the parade a very very long time in the cold and rain, searching some consolation in candy floss, wet sticking gloves and Sophie’s Fish Show, it finally appeared, and we have the extreme pleasure to see some gladiators, pirates, clowns, skeletons, and many others creatures carrying some light and heat in the dark of the night... The torch procession followed its way across the city to end up in front of a mountain of wood, where every walker could have set fire to the “Normous Bonfire”, warming up the crowd patiently waiting under the cold rain... Excellent and colourful fireworks close the celebration, for our eyes’ pleasure, why not followed by some beers in a pub... Even if Sophie was not allowed to buy lighting rabbit ears (that was so mean of you Julien, we should have bought them for her!), I think I can say we all appreciated this little piece of British customs, and the traditional British pub (that’s also part of the tradition!). Long may Bonfire continue!
Staff Presentation - Spiros
What are your main hobbies/interests in life? One thing that I really enjoy is travelling. I am always trying to find time and money to travel, because I think that is one of the best ways to learn new things and widen your horizons. Aside from that I like taking photographs and then editing them and my free time I always want to spend it with good friends while drinking coffee. Where are you from and what makes your country and city worth visiting? I come from Greece and specifically from Corfu. Corfu, like Greece in general, is famous for its sunny weather, tasty food, very diverse landscapes (mountains and sea), beautiful beaches and hospitable people. What are you studying and what are your future plans? I’m studying Marketing and Communications in the Athens University of Economics and Business. For the time being I don’t have yet any specific plans for the future as I need to finish my studies and serve on the military for 9 months! My wish is to find a job that I will enjoy doing! Tell me something we didn't know about you? Hm.. Tough question. When I was still at school I was taking part in the school’s theatrical team. We were even taking part in theatrical competitions through out Greece. Which qualities are you looking for in people around you? I am not really selective on the people I hang out with. I just want to have fun while being with them and I expect them not to be easily offended and be as honest as possible. What did this internship bring to you? The highlight of this internship for me, is for sure the people here in New Romney! I really enjoy my time here and that is because of them! I really like the fact that we hang out with people from different countries and that there is always something new to learn about the people and their cultures.
Staff Presentation – Thérèse
What are your main hobbies/interests in life? I’m really interested in a lot of different things actually. Like everybody, I love hanging out with friends and my family. I think that it’s really important to spend time with people you like. To stay in fine shape, I used to practice sports like horse ridding, swimming and tennis. Of course I also love to relax by going to the cinema to watch a good movie or by going to the restaurant to enjoy a delicious meal. I’m always interested in exploring new places, in visiting museums and seeing exhibitions. I love to travel and discover new civilization. I think that my next destination will be South America: I feel really attracted by this region even if I also want to discover a lot of other countries and continents. But I have a lot of time in front of me to do all these travels!! Concerning my other hobbies, as you’ve probably noticed it during my stay here, I LOVE cooking and trying all kind of new food and dishes. Where are you from and what makes your country and city worth visiting? I’m from Tours, in France ( South-west of Paris at 250 kilometres) were I live since 20 years now. However, I was born in Caen in Normandy (the French coast that you can see from Foreshore!)where I stayed 2 years. Tours and its region is well-known for its beautiful castles called the “Châteaux de la Loire”, located in the Loire valley and for its famous people like: – Leonard de Vinci, famous Italian artist who spent its last years in Amboise, – Honoré de Balzac, – Réné Descartes and – François Rabelais, famous French writer who was born near Tours. Due to its concentration of castles and to the the presence of the royal court during several centuries, the “Touraine” region has the reputation to be the cradle of the French language and the the area of France where the purest French is spoken!! I didn’t say that because I’m proud of my city, it’s just what people and books say! ;) PS: You should be happy to have a French lessons teacher who speaks the best”French”in France hihi.. Concerning the food specialities, ( yes I cannot finish without dealing about this food topic!) the region is famous for its good wines, its delicious “fromage de chèvre” ( goat cheese), its nougat and for its cooked pork meats.
Staff presentation – Thérèse
What are you studying and what are your future plans? I’m currently studying foreign languages and international business. In France, it’s called LEA ( Langues Etrangères Appliquées) it means that I learn 2 languages and I apply them to different domains such as law, economics, business, management, history, communication etc... This studies are quite wide but this is what I needed since I didn’t really know what to study. At the beginning I started to study medicine because I really like this domain and I wanted to be a midwife or a physiotherapist but then I thought that it wasn’t the kind of studies made for me. Tell me something we didn't know about you? Haha you will know everything about me if I reveal too many secrets..!! Ok I’m going to tell you one thing you probably don’t know and which is not compromising for me :) I practised gymnastics for 6 years but then I had to stop because I was to tall... Yes it’s not a joke, – on the balance beam, I started to look like a giraffe with my long legs – on the asymmetric bars, I touched the ground when I was suspended to the highest bar – on the floor, I was less agile and fast than the others girls smaller than me :( I let you imagine... I also practised tennis and horse ridding but like with gymnastics, I also had to stop a few years ago. What did this internship bring to you? This internship taught me a lot of interesting things in several different fields. For example, professionally speaking, I learned a lot about the responsibilities of the different people within the office. The life at the office is also a good way for me to see the daily routine and the functioning of a company like Gift-tours or Traveltura with these meetings, these workshops, this promotion parties etc.. Moreover, my recent stay in London in the WTM brought me a lot about the professional life, about how to do business, how to promote one’s company and how to enter in contact with potential partners. I also learned a lot about how to live in community: it’s always interesting to discover an other way of life and to have to adapt ourself to all the daily situations that we have to face with during our stay. Indeed when you live with other people, sometimes you have to make some concessions, you also have to leave your little habits and not to think always for yourself. It’s a good way to develop your sense of respect, service and responsibility too. It was also a rich experience to meet all these people coming from different foreign countries. It’s helps to become more open-minded and to learn more about the habits and customs of the other countries. Furthermore,as we are a really NICE and FUNNY group of interns :) , I think that it helps people to feel comfortable, to be less shy, to talk more and to practice their English without any shame!!
5 “Trick or treat!”
It would have been a crime being in England and not properly celebrate Halloween... New Romney and its inhabitants put on their most ugly outfits and imagined the scariest faces to say goodbye to two of our former and beloved members, Wioletta and Carolien. While the vampires and werewolves’ favourite night of the year was just about to begin, something blood-curdling was happening under the pale ray of the New Romney moonlight ... In the core of Foreshore, an army of monsters was building up, by the magic of black, red and white make-up and the sorcerous power of a Halloween night...
Edward Scissorhands, Frankenstein, Dracula and the Joker (but no Edward Cullen or Jacob Black on the horizon) made of Foreshore their den of vice, drank pints of fresh blood (or booze?) and wildly feasted until the early morning... The night was dark and cold when the ritual worship of Jack O’ Lantern, who had just emerged from Stefania and Ilse’s womb (yes, both of them gave birth earlier in the evening), started, immortalized by hundreds of photos. A hard time for the vampires, I had a lot of complains about the unstoppable flashes, one of them nearly fall into ashes (yes that was you Khaled). It was then Wiola and Carolien’s turn to be venerated, and we drank in their words, staring at them not as Goddesses but as fascinating devils... It was time to say goodbye, as they were about to return to the hell that saw them bear. But even thinking of them rotting in the flames of hell, we will miss them (even devils got an heart, remember Phoebe Halliwell and Cole Turner in Charmed...). But Halloween only last a night and the New Romney permanent sunshine made all this scum of the earth flee to their dark and gloomy lairs... The magic evil of Halloween was gone, werewolves returned humans, vampires lost their beautiful canines, zombies went back to their tombs, Jack O’ Lantern reverted pumpkin, and Edward and Jacob (again!) still were only film characters...
6 Khaled Maatallah Start Date: 04/10/2010 End Date: 05/01/2011 Department: Marketing Hobbies: First of all, I love traveling and discovering different cultures, different people with their own customs, and that is also why I decided to come to New Romney! Besides, and more generally speaking, I enjoy spending some time with my friends, having fun and partying with them of course. Sport is also one of my hobbies, I have been playing in a football club for 10 years, and I keep doing some sport in my spare time.
Benoit Favrot Start Date: 11/10/2010 End Date: 10/04/2011 Department: IT Hobbies: My name is Benoit, I am 24 years old, I come from France and more exactly in Mandres les Roses. It is a village in Paris' suburbs where the life is nice. I finished my engineering studies in the field of electronic and computer science. After my internship, I would like to find a job in automobile industry like a computer programmer or a electronic developer. I have got hobbies more particularly I love the internet, I am online all the day to reading actualities, listening music, watching videos, speaking my friends on the social network... I am fond of cinema, I like the romantic movies like Sweet November, the fiction movies like Matrix or Avatar... With my friends, I love driving karting, riding motorbike, playing video games and practising sport. Indeed, I practised judo for 8 years and karate for 3 years. I also learnt to playing piano and guitar, unfortunately I didn't continue and my level has really decreased. Edita Lapinskaite Start Date: 13/11/2010 End Date: 13/03/2011 Department: Marketing Hobbies: Haya!:) I like my Lithuanian surname, because it’s so difficult for foreign people to pronounce it. LAPINSKAITE. So I am from Lithuania and I am 24. That’s it. Usually I like to listen more than to speak about myself. I like traveling, meeting new people, learning languages. I’ve spent some time in Italy, Scotland, England, I’ve been to the USA. I can speak English, a bit of Italian, Russian, and would like to learn French and Spanish. I think it’s really amazing to learn a language and then to be able to understand and communicate with people in their own language. What else…I like nice people. That’s why I like New Romney I was here before, in February, but I had to leave, and I am back again to finish my Internship and hopefully to graduate in Business Administration. I really hope. Fingers crossed
7 Miss NR: “Having my own coffee shop would be a nice dream.”
Foreshore was glad to introduce the new Miss New Romney, title gained during the M-Party on the 6th of November(apparently a lot of fun I didn’t have...). I had the chance to approach the recently self-proclaimed but acclaimed Miss NR, named Iida Pukkila, and I manage to get an exclusive interview, only for you my dears... What is the essence of being a woman according to you?
In my opinion, the very essence of being a woman is to look beautiful, to take care of yourself, of the image you are giving to the world, but also to take of others, and especially of men, because sometimes they are so helpless that they cannot survive without us. Women have to show them how the world is going on. What will you rank first and why? Body, Beauty, Brain?
I don’t think I can rank any of these, as all of them should be number 1, and we actually need all of these to succeed in life. Would you rather be beautiful or smart?
I would prefer to be beautiful of course, but if you are not smart at all, you will not be able to take advantage of your good-looking, so I would say both, but beautiful first. Would you rather be beautiful or rich?
Definitely beautiful, because then it is easy to charm a rich man and become wealthy! If you could be one of the forces of nature, which one would you be and why?
I think I would be the Fire, because inside I got a volcanic temperament, even if as a girl I am trying to hide it. And Fire is powerful, and power is an achievement in itself. If you had the power to decide on your future, what would it be?
I am not expecting so much of life, so I guess having my own coffee shop, very pinkish, where I could sell also marshmallows and where Filipa could sell her delicious cakes, would be a nice dream. And also travel the world with a very handsome husband and lots of babies... If you only had one wish to realize, what would it be?
I wished all the people would care more and love each other more, so that they can realize that money and Ferrari would not bring happiness to anyone. And if my father could bring me shoe-shopping when I’ll go home, it will not be bad... Interview by Vanessa F.N.
8 Wioletta Dec Our only and unique Polish girl left us on the 31th of October, and seeing her leaving in her boyfriend’s car was not even relieving when we saw what a good driver he was! Hopefully she arrived in Poland in one piece, and we wish her great times there, even if we miss her...
Carolien Ponsaerts Everybody knows how special was Carolien to me, so I will obviously do a special dedication to this sweet Belgium girl (yes, French fries are Belgium fries...) with whom I spent so many good moments before she left on the 1st of November... I know I am not the only one who misses her, so we wish her all the best and see you soon baby!
Stefania D’Ippolito One of our delightful Italian girl will leave us on the 26th of November! She made Francesca change her mind about Milanese, because of her kindness and her smile... We will all miss her (maybe more especially the boys who won’t be able to admire her beauty any more...) and we all thank her for having shared so much great time with us!
Jonathan Mougin Johnny boy is leaving us! God how will we survive? Hopefully Benoit and Matthieu will become our new computer Gods, but anyway we will really miss the sweetness and kindness of this boy... Please stay as you are, and do not forget us (and me in particular...)! Benoit Helary Another French guy leaving, another 71 member we will miss! Benoit will leave us the same day than Jonathan, on the 3rd of December, and it will indeed be a heartbreaking day! Enjoy Versailles guy, call me for next Halloween (you were my greatest achievement...), and we all wish you all the best for the future!
9 “Venus Beauty Institute”
After the failure of the “Night of Beauty”, kindly organised by our beloved and so efficient Event Manager Kerstin, I had to dedicate the health tip of the month to you girls, with some hand-made recipes that will highlight your natural beauties...
Egg Whites and Yogurt Mask for All Skin Types Ingredients: •
2 egg whites, separated from the yolk and placed in a bowl
2 tablespoons of plain yoghurt (I like Greek yoghurt)
Preparation: Separate the egg whites from a couple eggs and place them in a bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of yoghurt (do not use flavoured yoghurt!). Mix them up and apply to face. Leave on face for a few minutes then rinse face in warm water. Banana Mask for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin Ingredients: • 1 banana, preferably ripe • 1 tbsp honey •
An orange or a lemon
Preparation: Mix the banana and honey together. Add a few drops of juice from an orange or a lemon. Apply to face for 15 minutes before rinsing with a cool wash cloth or a steaming warm wash cloth. Aspirin Mask Helps Heal Acne, Pimples, Rashes Ingredients: •
Warm honey (runny honey), moisturiser made for the face or natural oil such as almond, olive or coconut
Preparation: Depending on the amount of coverage needed, use 1-3 aspirin. Crush the aspirin into small pieces by rolling a coffee cup or glass cup over them. Place aspirin in a shallow dish. Stir in a few drops of water to help the aspirin dissolve into a paste. Add warm honey, moisturiser or a bit of oil (almond, olive or coconut works). Stir well. Apply as a mask or spot treat the pimple or itchy area. Allow to dry. Wash off after 10 minutes.
Strawberry Acne Mask Ingredients: • 1/4 cup strawberries (fresh, not frozen please) •
1/4 cup sour cream or non-flavoured yoghurt
Preparation: Mash together the strawberries and yoghurt or sour cream. Spread on face and wash after 10-15 minutes.
Avocado Mask for Dry Skin Ingredients: • ½ avocado •
¼ cup honey
Preparation: A classic recipe for dry skin. Mash the avocado in a bowl, then stir in honey. Apply to skin and leave for 10 minutes. Rinse face with a cool wash cloth.
Yoghurt Mask for Sensitive or Sunburnt Skin Ingredients: •
1 cup natural yogurt (we like it just-out-of-the-fridge cold)
½ cup oatmeal (any type of basic oatmeal works here)
Preparation: Mix the ingredients together. Apply to the skin for 10-15 minutes. Wash off mask with a wash cloth steamed in the microwave (careful that it's not too hot).
“Back to childhood...” Stefania and Jonathan decided, for an obscure and undetermined reason, to choose a “Baby Party” as the theme of their Thank You Party. We all returned on childhood for one evening, surrounded by the magic universe of our favourite cartoons and fairy tales... Kiding. Even worse than usual, this party was an apotheosis of alcohol and crazy people. The only difference was that people were cute. At the beginning at least. Once upon a time, in a place called Foreshore, were living children, gently playing in their playground, without any parental authority. But the evil of the game and booze infiltrate the place, and they began to play cards, trying vodka and other alcoholic blends... If you ever dreamt of giant babies (exactly like in the movie Honey, I blew up the Kid), your nightmare would have become true on this Friday evening... Entering Foreshore, you would have meet big babies sucking at beer baby’s bottles, Pippi Longstocking dancing on electro music, and if you had stay a little while, you could maybe have seen a cute baby girl (yes, that is you Stefie) puking on her bib... Crazy party indeed. Most people were deadly drunk of fighting about which drinking game to play, jumping on each other but mainly on Raquel, giving us incredible Thank You speeches, throwing glass of water at sleeping people... Weird party though, but lots of fun, as always! As you could have understand it, we were far from these sweet ads for nappies and softener staring beautiful babies laughing... Even Matthieu lost his cute laugh after a couple of beers, and just stayed himself, but naked and in nappies. We should work a little more harder our characters for the next Cinema Party!
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives ⁂ Palme d’Or - Cannes 2010 ⁂ Release date in cinemas: November 19, 2010 Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul With Thanapat Saisaymar, Jenjira Pongpas, Sakda Kaewbuadee feature France, United Kingdom, Spain, Thaïland, Germany. Genre: Drama Running time: 01:53 Year of production: 2010 Synopsis: On his deathbed, Boonmee recalls his previous lives.
Unstoppable Release date in cinemas: November 24, 2010 Directed by Tony Scott With Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson feature USA . Genre: Drama Running time: 01:38Year of production: 2010 Synopsis: In a thrilling race against time an engineer and conductor frantically try to stop an unmanned runaway train. With a cargo of toxic chemicals and a bend in the track coming up they must find a way to stop it before it derails and its poisonous cargo wipes out the city.
The American Release date in cinemas: November 26, 2010 Directed by Anton Corbijn With George Clooney, Thekla Reuten, Bruce Altman feature USA . Genre: Thriller , Drama Running time: 01:45 Year of production: 2010 Synopsis: An assassin hides out in an idyllic Italian town before carrying out a final assignment. He resists his usual aversion to human interaction, and his friendships and romantic entanglements complicate his mission.
Machete Release date in cinemas: November 26, 2010 Directed by Robert Rodriguez, Ethan Maniquis With Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Jessica Alba feature USA . Genre: Action Running time: 01:45 Year of production: 2010 Synopsis: A highly skilled federal machete is hired to assasinate a senator but as he prepares to pull the trigger he realises he has been set up and they are in fact preparing to assasinate him. Fleeing the scene he plots reveng against those who betrayed him and seeks the help of old friends to help him, including a priest who has taken a vow of non-violence.
London Boulevard Release date in cinemas: November 26, 2010 Directed by William Monahan With Keira Knightley, Colin Farrell, Ray Winstone feature USA , United Kingdom . Genre: Romance , Thriller Year of production: 2009 Synopsis: A reclusive movie star hides away from the world in a Holland Park mansion. She hires a London criminal recently released from prison to be her bodyguard and handyman but he begins to fall in love with her, finding himself up against a dangerous gangster.
An Ordinary Execution Release date in cinemas: November 26, 2010 Directed by Marc Dugain With AndrĂŠ Dussollier, Marina Hands, Edouard Baer feature France . Genre: Drama Running time: 01:45 Year of production: 2009 Synopsis: Set in Moscow, 1953 following the death of the Soviet Unions dictator Joseph Stalin. A pretty young doctor Anna is hired to treat him. His paranoid and suspicious nature lead him to put her husband in jail to ensure her loyalty and she is forced to endure his warped philosophies and rantings.
Of Gods and Men Release date in cinemas: December 03, 2010 Directed by Xavier Beauvois With Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin feature France . Genre: Drama Running time: 02:02 Year of production: 2010 Synopsis: A group of Catholic monks reside in the monastery of Tibhirine, where they live in harmony with the largely muslim population of Algeria. When a bloody conflict between Algeria's army and Muslim Jihadi insurgents disrupts the peace, they are forced to consider fleeing the monastery and deserting the villagers they have ministered to. In the face of deadly violence the monks wrestle with their faith and their convictions, eventually deciding to stay and help their neighbours keep the army and the insurgents at bay.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader Release date in cinemas: December 09, 2010 Directed by Michael Apted With Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Ben Barnes feature USA . Genre: Adventure , Fantasy , Family Running time: 01:55 Year of production: 2010 Synopsis: The youngest of the Pevensie children return once more to Narnia accompanied by their cousin Eustace when a painting of a ship comes to life. The are rescued by the grand ship the Dawn Treader and reunited with their friend King Caspian. As they set off on another great adventure they are thrilled to be back in Narnia but their cousin is less enthusiastic. Along their journey they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
The Tourist Release date in cinemas: December 10, 2010 Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck With Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Timothy Dalton feature France , USA . Genre: Thriller , Drama Year of production: 2010 Synopsis: An American tourist finds his life in danger when a female Interpol agent uses him as a dupe to flush out an elusive criminal with whom she once had an affair.
16 Somewhere Release date in cinemas: December 10, 2010 Directed by Sofia Coppola With Stephen Dorff, Elle Fanning, Chris Pontius feature USA . Genre: Drama Running time: 01:38 Year of production: 2010
Synopsis: A washed up A-list movie star is living in the legendary Chateau Marmont in Hollywood passing his days in blur of women and excess when his 11 year-old daughter is sent to live with him. Due to her living with her mother and his career path they have become estranged. As they reconnect, her innocent spirit is refreshing to him and she helps add new meaning to his life.
On Tour Release date in cinemas: December 10, 2010 Directed by Mathieu Amalric With Miranda Colclasure, Suzanne Ramsey, Linda Maracini feature France . Genre: Comedy , Drama Running time: 01:51 Year of production: 2010 Synopsis: An old show producer Joachim Zand, who has lived in the US for many years, returns to his native France to everything he has left behind including his friends and family, even his own children. He tours with his troup of burlesque dancers for a country-wide tour with the grand finam show in Paris. During the tour old conflicts and issues flare up and many of the troup can't wait for the tour to end, Joachim is betrayed by some of the people from his past, throwing a spanner in the works, as they struggle to reach their final destination.
Little Fockers Release date in cinemas: December 22, 2010 Directed by Paul Weitz With Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Teri Polo feature USA . Genre: Comedy Year of production: 2010 Synopsis: After years of trying, Gaylord "Greg" Focker has finally been accepted by his ex-CIA father in law and eh and his wife Pam now have five-year old twins. Greg does his best to be a good father and obtain a stable job earning money for his family but the responsibility puts him under a lot of strain. This leads Jack to become highly suspicious once again about what is going on with Greg stirring up all the old tension between them.
Horoscope - December 2010
ARIES (Mar. 21- Apr. 20) Work is very rewarding this month, dear Aries, yet you still manage to find ways to break the routine. You are very busy expanding your horizons, whether it’s through actual travel or “armchair travel”. At times, you may come across as opinionated, but it’s more likely enthusiasm for sharing your thoughts. Romance is to be found when you are enjoying non-routine activities. December presents a nice balance of recognition and accomplishment, as well as recreation and love. A stellar romantic opportunity occurs on the 4-6, and professional rewards arrive in the last week. TAURUS (Apr. 21- May 21) Sharing, intimacy, finances, and power plays all figure strongly for you in December, dear Taurus. In the first three weeks of the month, you are thinking strategically, making plans, and watching others around you more than you are participating. You stand to gain much from your observations! The last week of the month brings with it buzz of travel or educational opportunities, most likely involving a partner, who has been going through a lot of changes recently. GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Balancing your needs with those of a significant other involves plenty of negotiating and back-and-forth before arriving at any conclusions this month, dear Gemini. Times like these require a certain amount of tact and a need to let others take centre stage for the time being. A loan or repayment is likely to make headlines for you towards the end of December. A personal project could bear fruit around the Full Moon on the 12th, which occurs in your sign. An intimate conversation with someone special can be very revealing mid-month. CANCER (June 22-July 22) You simply can’t wait until the New Year to begin fulfilling your resolutions regarding health, fitness, and lifestyle changes, dear Cancer. The time is now! You are raring to go, ready to completely rework your routines. You have more energy than usual for work, projects, and anything that involves reorganizing and restructuring. Taking care of details is what’s on your mind now. The last week of December brings intense energy to a partnership or significant relationship. The need for changes in your approach to a partnership becomes apparent now. LEO (July 23-Aug 22) The first three weeks of December are exciting and stimulating for you, dear Leo. This is a decidedly romantic and creative period for you. You have special magnetic appeal, extra energy, and a real yen for excitement now. Creative Leos will be on a roll, producing more than ever, and publishing opportunities may be forthcoming. The last week of December features a job offer or opportunity, possibly a work-at-home endeavor. Don’t wait until the New Year to make resolutions regarding health and fitness—the time is now. VIRGO (Aug. 23 -Sept. 23) A scurry of activity in and around the home or with family is in store for you this month, dear Virgo. You are busy with preparations, repairs, and re-organizing—and enjoying every minute of it! It’s a fabulous time to get your “nest” in order and functioning smoothly. The last week of December is positively intense for romance and intimacy. An exciting proposal or opportunity regarding love, recreation, and creativity comes your way. The holidays for you in 2010 are likely to be especially magical and memorable. Love is in the air!
Horoscope – November 2010
LIBRA (Sept. 24 -Oct. 23) An especially busy—mostly pleasantly so—period is in store for you in the first three weeks of December, dear Libra. It can get a little hectic, with many errands to run, more ideas than you can realistically implement, and plenty of contact with friends, siblings, and neighbours. It’s a time of networking, and you’re coming across very smoothly. The last week of the month (and year!) is revealing and perhaps intense for family matters. From the 7th forward, great energy for attraction, entertainment, and romance is with you. SCORPIO (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) In many ways, December is a “money month” for you, dear Scorpio. You enjoy extra energy and enthusiasm for increasing your income. It’s an excellent opportunity period for a bonus or raise that truly makes a difference in your life! You could be taking on a bigger work load at the same time. If you’re waiting for money in the form of a loan or repayment of a debt to you, it’s likely to arrive around the Full Moon on the 12th. December is a banner month for finances, communications, and learning. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 23 -Dec. 21) Energy, verve, and confidence are with you this month, dear Sagittarius, until the last week of the month when your life winds down, quite appropriately! Until then, it’s hustle and bustle, and matters are definitely working in your favor. Don’t be surprised if romantic opportunities find you easily and when you least expect them—it’s just that kind of month. A love interest has your best interests at heart just now. A proposal involving money comes to you in the last week of December. Writers and artists are especially inspired during this period. CAPRICORN (Dec 22.- Jan. 20) Issues revolving around your family and the past capture much of your attention this month. While others are racing around you, preparing for the holidays, you are enjoying a sense of peace. The last week of the month begins a power period that you take with you into the New Year. Tremendous energy and initiative is with you as you embark on a journey of internal change and personal discovery. It feels like you can move mountains. The key to harnessing this energy is focus a natural talent for you! AQUARIUS (Jan. 21 -Feb. 19) December is ripe with opportunity for envisioning new projects and goals for your future, dear Aquarius. Friends, acquaintances, and groups will certainly keep you busy. Romance, however, is mostly quiet until after the 7th, when Venus, the goddess of love, enters your sign and stays there into the New Year, bestowing beautiful energy for attracting what and who you want into your life. It’s a mostly easy month, save for some impulsive energy mid-month, when overspending or speculation could be costly. PISCES (Feb. 20-Mar. 20) In most ways, December is a high profile month for you, dear Pisces, except for on a romantic level, which is satisfyingly private. You may be put “in charge” of a private matter. Secrets are revealed—and revealing. Intense energy comes from a friend in the last week of the month. It’s virtually impossible to escape professional attention this month. The 12-16 is especially fortunate for work and financial matters. Your work is recognized and rewarded, you come across as especially competent, and you experience a professional peak of sorts.
Future Events – Promotion •
The Event Management is preparing a nice surprise for the 1st of December, and do not try to extract us some more information about it, we will stay dumb as a grave... •
Bring our tissues to Foreshore, as this particular night will pay a tribute to the all great times we spent together during our internship in New Romney, and trust us, tears will be shed... •
Do you want to bring home stocks of British clothes and accessories? The 5th of December is one of your last chance to go shopping in Folkestone (yes, where Primark is...) and to definitely complete your wardrobe! Think about your Christmas or New Year’s Eve outfit... •
If winter means sportive pleasures, surrounded by snow and freaking cold, our Swiss people from the mountains Kerstin organised a ice skating session... So, lovers of snow, flakes, ice and coldness, come and freeze yourselves on the ice on the 12th of December! •
As we will be home to spend a perfect traditional Christmas’ Eve with our families, we have to make some kind of party to celebrate it all together! The Event Management is preparing lots of great ideas for this evening, so do not miss it! •
Thank You Weekend in London
A girlish weekend to say goodbye, enjoy the Christmas lights, drink hot wine and eat a chocolate waffle in some Carol Market, buy presents for all your relatives and cry a lot in the airport just as in Love Actually ...
A newlywed couple moves into their new house. One day the husband comes home from work and his wife says, "Honey, you know, in the upstairs bathroom one of the pipes is leaking, could you fix it?" The husband says, "What do I look like, Mr. Plumber?" A few days go by, and he comes home from work and his wife says, "Honey, the car won't start. I think it needs a new battery. Could you change it for me?" He says: "What do I look like, Mr. Goodwrench?" Another few days go by, and it's raining pretty hard. The wife finds a leak in the roof. She says, "Honey, there's a leak on the roof! Can you please fix it?" He says, "What do I look like, Bob Vila?" The next day the husband comes home, and the roof is fixed. So is the plumbing. So is the car. He asks his wife what happened. "Oh, I had a handyman come in and fix them," she says. "Great! How much is that going to cost me?" he snarls. Wife says: "Nothing. He said he'd do it for free if I either baked him a cake or slept with him." "Uh, well, what kind of cake did you make?" asks the husband. "What do I look like," she says, "Betty Crocker?" --------A couple of New Jersey hunters are out in the woods when one of them falls to the ground. He doesn't seem to be breathing, his eyes are rolled back in his head. The other guy whips out his cell phone and calls the emergency services. He gasps to the operator: “My friend is dead! What can I do?” The operator, in a calm soothing voice says: “Just take it easy. I can help. First, let's make sure he's dead.” There is a silence, then a shot is heard. The guy's voice comes back on the line. He says: “OK, now what?“ --------A little kid asks his father, "Daddy, is God a man or a woman?" "Both son. God is both." After a while the kid comes again and asks, "Daddy, is God black or white?" "Both son, both." The child returns a few minutes later and says, "Daddy, is Michael Jackson God?"