Tag : Christmas

Yule Never Guess What?

Yule Never Guess What?

Christmas is just around the corner! Here are some random factoids for your Christmas party convo:

- During the Christmas of 1914 (World War 1), a truce was held between Germany and the UK. They decorated their shelters, exchanged gifts across no man's land and played a game of football between themselves.

- There is a village in Peru where people settle the previous year's grudges by first fighting. They then start the New Year off on a clean slate.

- Telling scary ghost stories is an old Christmas Eve tradition that has died out in the past century.

- Nearly all ...

Saving The Children at Ugli

Saving The Children at Ugli

Christmas jumpers have been knocking around since the early 80s, when uncle 'WhatsHisFace' would turn up every Christmas wearing some abomination of a sweater in the vein hope of getting a few laughs. Said sweater would then get stuffed into the back of the wardrobe until the same day of the following year, never daring to make an appearance beforehand. Oh how things have changed! Dare we say it, but Christmas jumpers have quite possibly become fashionable. The uglier they are the better the reception they get. What sort of world are we living in? How did this happen? Who ...

A Sustainable Alternative to Fundraising...

A Sustainable Alternative to Fundraising...

In this day and age do we really need all the stuff that we get given for Christmas? Is it time to start thinking about more worthwhile actions instead?

The recent economic downturn has seen a significant proportion of society take a differing view towards what it means to spend money. The days of mass consumerism feel like they were left behind in the last decade. We're now looking towards a future, where sustainability is a priority, recycling is commonplace and up-cycling has become a new trend that's hopefully here to stay. Buying brand new products is no ...

The Ugli Xmas Schmoozemas - The Aftermath

The Ugli Xmas Schmoozemas - The Aftermath

Christmas has officially arrived at Ugli and what better way to kick off the festive season than with a good ol' fashioned Christmas Party.

All the usual Christmas cliches were present: cheesy music, silly hats, drinking games and plenty of festive cheer. Spirits were high as guests filtered into The Big Room, which had been transformed into an enchanted forest, something akin to a Tim Burton movie. That is, however, where the gothic chic ended, as Uglies turned up wearing all manner of silly headgear and Christmas jumpers.

The obligatory cheesy Christmas music was the soundtrack to the evening, everything ...