Thursday, December 09, 2010

Christmas Shopping for DH

Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? We haven't even started and we're already less than 20 days to Christmas! I'm honestly quite stumped for ideas when it comes to Christmas shopping for DH. He's not a fashion geek so no branded clothes for him. He's not a tech geek either otherwise I can consider getting a custom laptop! What do you get someone who has simple needs and wants?! Any suggestions?

Blue Ray Clarity

I never used to think much of blu ray movies as I'm not much of a movie buff. However, a recent visit to an electronics fair totally changed my opinion! There were various booths showcasing the power and clarity of blue ray movies and the colours and sharpness shown were really impressive! Every detail of the actors faces could be seen with startling clarity and the effects were so good you could feel as if you were in the movie itself! Now I understand why people are willing to pay the premium for blue ray. However, I don't think I watch enough movies yet to justify the premium price for the DVDs and player!

Vouchers for Gifts

We've been scratching our heads trying to come up with gift ideas for DH's nieces this Christmas. Children today are so lucky! They have simply everything, even things they do not ask for, which makes gift buying so difficult! I suggested buying some gift vouchers such as Borders gift vouchers or aj madison coupons instead of physical presents so the nieces could go buy their own gifts. However, DH is of the opinion that physical presents are a lot more fun compared to vouchers! What do you think?

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Plant Visiting

I recently attended a 3 day training course which included a visit to one of our plants on a nearby island. I really enjoyed the half day tour of the plant which included a bus ride around the various pipes, machinery, engine driven pumps and flare stacks. It was very interesting to see how few workers there were around as everything is so hi tech now that it is all controlled from the control room. That was, in fact, the safest place on the site! It was a really good eye opener. Hopefully I will get an opportunity to visit the other plant in the near future.

Dry Skin Relief

DH suffers from eczema and dry skin. While it is not a good thing for him, it's quite useful for me as he is never short of moisturizers and creams. It has been especially recently as I came back from Europe with dry, scabby and peeling skin caused by the dry air. I've read once that wrinkles can happen anywhere, not just the face. So I've been rather diligent in smoothing on the cream every night after my bath. I hope that works in the long term otherwise I'll need to start sourcing for anti wrinkle lotion!

Acne Scarring

One of the side effects of my pimple breakout in my teens are deep pimple scars and open pores left. Sadly, it means I will never have beautiful and smooth skin like so many other women out there. I have been using vitamin E oils and creams after I read an article on how to get rid of pimple scars. While it does seem to work, the process is a slow one and it can get a little oily when using concentrated vitamin E oil. It seems that only time can cure scarring. Hopefully it does and my scars become less obvious.

Getting Clear Skin

I was looking for some reviews of a product called acsonix which was said to be highly effective in curing acne, especially adult acne in a short while.The reviews I found online were all very good with many satisfied users extolling its virtues. Unfortunately, it is still not available in stores here and I will need to wait till it comes in or buy online. Perhaps I will give it some time. I'm cleaned out with shopping!