Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Tragic South Africa, Where Your Running Shoes Are Worth More Than Your Life

Tragic South Africa, Where Your Running Shoes Are Worth More Than Your Life

How do I end this?

I'm not sure how to end this really...

It's a combination of frustration, heartache and desperation. How can we, as a country, expect to enter the international arena - on any level - when what we offer visitors to our country is violent crime, theft, robbery and murder?

What have any of these people who fall prey to the thugs that inhabit - and yes those that rule - the country, done to deserve to have their emotional and physical freedom threatened and compromised?

Here we have a 22 year-old young man. His dream of becoming an international star rests on his performances in races in South Africa. His training is rigorous and steadfast. We all conform to the program. We all become aware of the needs of one another. This man has talent. He is an exceptional young athlete.

With nurturing and encouragement he can realize his dreams. With professional guidance and support from his manager, Craig, he WILL realize his dreams.

Source: http://www.squidoo.com/tragic-south-africa

Wednesday, 05 October 2011

A Quick Peek Into Halloween Masks

A Quick Peek Into Halloween Masks

A big part of the success of Halloween is the masks that are used to create the desired kind of effect

At the start of October, you will likely find lots of spooky decorations, costumes and props at various retail outlets, specialty and Dollar stores. This is a clear sign that many people love Halloween - the festival that is being celebrated at the end of the month.

It's during the Halloween festivities that you can be anything or anyone you want to be; go out to celebrate the occasion; have fun with friends and family or stay at home and welcome those who'll be visiting you for tricks or treats.

In the past many people spent more than a small fortune on their Halloween costumes and decor, but in today's economic climate it makes sense to economize, spend wisely, make your costumes where possible, and perhaps finish it off with environmentally-friendly make-up or face paint, hats and masks. If this is the first time you're including masks with the costumes for your family members, it would probably be best if you keep these simple and convenient to wear.

It's also a good idea to have the children in on the choosing or making of masks. Some masks, such as the latex types, that look very real can indeed be also very scary. As much as you'll be wanting to scare your neighbors and friends, you don't want shrieking children who become terrified after seeing the masks. I'd opt for taking the kids to the store if buying masks, so they can choose the kinds that they are comfortable with.

In choosing Halloween masks, you'll have in mind what or who your (or your family member's) main aim or character is. This will make it easier for you to decide what kind of masks will best fit your mood come October 31. What also needs to be considered is the family budget, the age-appropriate costumes for your children, and the ease with which you'll be able to assemble perhaps ore than a few costumes on the day - and then still apply all the finishing touches.

Wearing masks eliminates the need for wearing face-paint of make-up, unless of course you plan on removing your mask after a short while.

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Tuesday, 04 October 2011

Going Green for Halloween - Recycled Craft, Decor and Costume Ideas

Going Green for Halloween - Recycled Craft, Decor and Costume Ideas

The Halloween celebration is not spared. As such, you could "go green" or "go healthy" this Halloween. That would be fun, healthy, beneficial, practical, and logical. You'd deserve a pat on the shoulder for putting together a Halloween celebration that delights and educates friends and families, and goes just that much further to taking care of our planet.

Hmm... How do you go green for Halloween? How does "healthy living" even fit INTO "trick-or-treating" and "Halloween Parties"?

It need not be tedious and difficult. Being environmentally friendly would not take much effort - it would be fun, cost-effective and would probably start a trend for future Halloween celebrations...

There are some great ideas on this page that I'd love to share with you, so grab pen and pencil and start scribbling down your ideas for a "Green and Healthy Halloween".

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