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Faberge eggs for Easter

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The Origin of the Faberge egg

Fabergé eggs are jewelled eggs created by Peter Carl Fabergé from 1885 to 1917. The eggs were created for Tsar Alexander III and Nicholas II, being special Easter gifts for their wives and mothers. These Fabergé eggs were also called Imperial Fabergé eggs.  A total of around 50 eggs were made and 42 are still in existence today.

The very first Fabergé egg was made for Tsar Alexander III during 1885 as an Easter gift to his wife, Maria Fedorovna. This egg became widely known as the Hen Egg and was crafted from gold, with an enameled shell and a golden yolk.

Maria was in awe of the Fabergé egg and Alexander promptly appointed Mr Fabergé as the Imperial Jeller, at the same time commissioning another egg for the following year. The Tsar requested that each egg contain a surprise and Mr Faberge could use his own discretion, ideas and types of materials. Peter Carl Fabergé employed a team of skilled craftsmen and they started work on new Fabergé eggs.

These Easter eggs became a tradition and more Fabergé eggs were commissioned for the Duchess of Marlborough, Alexander Kelch, the Yusupov family and the Rothschild family.

The most expensive Fabergé egg was the Winter egg (1913) and was valued at 24 600 roubles at that time, compared to about £1. 87 million today. This famed Fabergé egg is 14.2 cm high and sold at Christie’s in New York for US$9.6 million during 2002.

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Easter Fun with your kids!

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Chocolate Cakes & Cookie Bakes for hours of Easter Fun

Have some fun and quality time with your kids this Easter

Are you looking for fun ideas to keep the kids happy and busy this Easter? Your children will love all the ideas and things they can make from Diane Muldrow’s exciting new book, Chocolate Cakes and Cookie Bakes. Maggie Swanson contributed all the lovely and colorful illustrations throughout this beautiful book and even though the book focuses on age group 3 – 6 years old, older kids will love all the easy, delicious recipes and creative ideas just as much.

Princesses, fairies and little girls cook up a storm in their little kitchens. They are whipping up the most delicious treats – cookies, cupcakes, muffins, great frosting, a sugar castle and so much more! Entertaining your kids has never been this easy or this much fun!

You even get 100 lovely stickers included for hours of enjoyment and Easter fun.

Your kids will love it and so will you.

Diane Muldrow is the author of quite a few popular children’s books and her latest book, Chocolate Cakes and Cookie Bakes, will entertain just about any family this Easter.

Chocolate Cakes and Cookie Bakes is available from kalahari.com right now. Allow 14 days for shipping.

This lovely book is available for only R72.57, so order right now!

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One of those days – the worst car parking EVER

A bad car parking day

Have you ever had one of those says where you should rather have stayed in bed?  One of those days you wake up and start running around in circles because your alarm clock didn’t go off and you are already sooooo late for work? Then, the milk is sour and you can’t even have a cup of coffee. Your favorite shirt is missing a button and your new puppy chewed on your shoes … Can it get any worse?

Car Parking Lot Horror – The walls are closing in!

The girl in this video certainly didn’t have one of her better days. And she still has to explain what happened …

 

Car Parking and Car Insurance

Why do you need car insurance if you have no problem with car parking?

To most of us, car parking is not really a problem, but there are a few factors that you should keep in mind.

Accidents happen:

Even the best drivers are sometimes involved in accidents. You may have a black-out, your hand or foot may slip or there may be oil or paint on a road that you do not see in time.

Car Parking Lots:

You may accidentally misjudge the angle and bump another car. When you exit a car parking lot, another vehicle may appear out of the blue and BAM! Fender bender.

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GREAT meals to try before you die

Your bucket list is incomplete without a special meal!

There are many things we hope to achieve in life. Building a successful career or making tons of Moola! Climbing the highest mountain, swimming the deepest ocean, visiting the widest dessert or the darkest forest. Play with gorillas and swim with sharks. All pretty common , but to be a little original add some great meals to try before you die.

Some Exotic great meals to try before you die

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Afghani Lamb Kebabs

Apart from your regular burger, pizza or dagwood, consider your life lacking if you haven’t tried at least one of these:

AFGHANI LAMB KEBABS -The tender grilled, slightly charred, garlicky lamb provides a taste you’ll never forget.

SPANISH STEAK TARTARE – it is mainly minced raw beef mixed with capers, mustard, pepper, topped with a raw egg. The texture and taste tops a normal steak any day.

PARISIEN ESCARGOT – The French celebrate the taste of these mollusks. Instead of watching others eat it, you have to try it for yourself.

IRISH OYSTERS – Rich in vitamins and minerals, Oysters are especially renowned in Ireland for its meat content higher than anywhere in the world.

SWISS CHEESE FONDUE – melted cheese kept runny over a burner with wine and cherry brandy added. This food travels deep into your heart.

PEKING DUCK IN BEIJING – A whole duck with the sweet skin, golden and crispy, and incredibly succulent meat.

JAPANESE FUGU – This meal can be fatal, if incorrectly prepared. A poisonous putter fish that kills about 300 people in Japan every year that has a taste to die for.

Some Less Exotic great meals to try before you die

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Fresh Strawberries

Hot Roasted Chestnuts – It tastes best while walking down the streets of Paris, but are delicious where ever.

Strawberries Picked Fresh From The Field – no store bought strawberries come anywhere near these. It tastes of heaven.

Bone marrow – When roasted, the interior of a beef bone softens and takes on a delicious flavor that coats your whole mouth, leaving you speechless.

A lobster you caught yourself – You’ll find new respect for a Lobster dinner.

A homegrown tomato – There’s no sweeter taste than a ripe, red tomato you grew from a single seed. You taste the sun and the rain that made it grow.

Handmade pasta – You’ll never go back to the box. All it needs is salt, pepper, some good olive oil and a substantial sprinkling of Parmesan.

All the above sound pretty boring?

Sannakji from Korea

 

 

Well then, why not try one of these meals before you die?

  • Fried spiders from Cambodia
  • Grasshoppers or chocolate covered scorpions from Thailand
  • Snake Blood, Tuna Eyeballs, Snake Wine, Dog meat and Fried Tarantula from China
  • Sannakji from Korea – live octopus cut into small pieces and served while the tentacles are still squirming.
  • USA Rocky Mountain Oysters – deep-fried bull testicles.

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