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Some people are of the opinion that jewels, like perfumes, are too personal a gift to give to a woman and it is very difficult to get her one she would like. Regardless, jewels remain at the top of the ‘women’s favorite gifts’ list. Avoid buying jewelry only for a woman who wears gold and diamonds exclusively, unless you can afford it! In all other cases, keep the following few pointers:
– Hand-made jewels are preferable, because they are unique and special.
– Is the jewel meant for formal or everyday use, or both?
– Zodiac signs are always popular.
– Large, massive bracelets, rings and necklaces are very fashionable lately.
– Eco-jewelry is very in, especially for teenage girls or young ladies and women with a holistic/hippie world view.
– Seasonal jewelry – woolen for the winter and made from rocks and shells for the summer.
– Fabric, gold, silver, plastic, amber, clay, wood and paper are materials for all seasons.
– If you do not want to shoot aimlessly, take the woman’s personal style and preference into account.
– An artificial pearl necklace is always welcomed and never out of style.
– Rings are the hardest to get in the right size, especially if they are not adjustable.
– Do not overlook the brooches. They are very fashionable this season.
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Things got a bit hot under the collar for a group of elderly women when they were visited by a couple of hunks.
Residents at Milton Lodge Care Home, in Essex, had been pleading with managers to grant their one ‘cheeky’ wish, to have their dinner served by a group of scantly clad beefcakes.
Well, their wish was finally granted when they were visited by ‘butlers in the buff’, who treated them to dinner and a show when they served the ladies a slap up three-course meal.
I was going to make a ‘meat and two veg’ joke here but I restrained myself.
But it wasn’t just the randy residents who got in on the action; 23 guests packed in for a sneaky peak, but only 11 were from the home – very clever.
Claire Martin is the activities co-coordinator at Milton Lodge, and said 89-year-old man-eater Joan Corp was the ring-leader and showed you are never too old to have a bit of fun.
She said: “Whenever you ask Joan what she wants that day she always says ‘a man’.
“So we weren’t surprised when she wanted it to be her wish.
“We had a chat here and everyone was really keen to support it.
“We had a look online and found a company called Hunks in Trunks.
“When they turned up we had to let them know what we wanted them to do.
“They had a three-course meal with a roast dinner. The ladies’ daughters and granddaughters came.
“We asked them to do some harmless flirting, it doesn’t matter how old you are, so why not?”
Safe to say the lads went down a storm with residents, especially with 99-year-old Doll Jenkins – the oldest resident at the home – who has already requested to have the butlers back for her 100th birthday.
Claire added: “The ladies were really excited, they had all been giggling and they dressed up.”
Gladas Smith, 82, also gave a five star review.
She said: “I had the front seat. It made quite a change and the boys done well.
“It was a good evening.”
But it wasn’t just dinner, the hunks took a real ‘hands on’ approach to their job, and offered the women some relaxation therapy.
Claire said: “They all had a massage, the butlers went around asking the ladies if they wanted a massage and they all said yes.
“After it had all finished, Doll told the staff she wanted them back for her 100th birthday, so we are going to have them back.
“They didn’t stop laughing the whole night, they absolutely loved it.”
Milton Lodge retirement home in Colchester runs a Sparkle initiative, where staff raise money to grant the wishes of residents.
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The entire graduating class at a Pennsylvania middle school was gifted bulletproof backpack plates as they prepare to head to high school next year.
Baloo is not just any old cat however. She quickly figured out that Ben has other tastes in gifts, and went out to hunt for something nicer, something less…alive. “It took a couple of months of me rejecting her gifts for her to start bringing me leaves. They were always big, nice looking leaves,” Ben said. “It was such a relief from the live mice every morning that I would show my gratitude by taking the leaf and playing with it while she sat on my chest.”
“She knew she was doing something right now.”
Proving herself to be an unusually intelligent and empathetic cat, Baloo carefully selected only the best leaves for her lucky owner, much to the relief of the local wildlife. These days however, she has found lazier ways to show love for Ben. She will comfort me when I’m feeling down,” Ben told the Dodo. “She’s not a lap cat by any means, but when I’m upset or nervous she will hop up onto me, push me back so I lay down and then she’ll just sit on my chest purring like mad and nuzzling my face with her nose. She’s a very loving cat.”
Scroll down below to see Baloo in action, and share you own cat-gift experiences in the comments!