Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Google Doodle

Google has celebrated Valentine’s Day with a romantic interactive Doodle on its search page, but with a humorous twist. When web users land on the page, they will find the brand’s logo has been replaced with the red, jiggling figures of two people and a heart.

Clicking play, the logo transforms into a chocolate box with ‘Google’ written in elaborate, swirling writing across its front. This then opens up to reveal three chocolate cases and a chopping board harbouring ingredients that users can click through to make loved ones a batch of three tailor-made ‘e-treats’ in white, milk, or dark chocolate.

Toppings include indulgent fudge, gummies bears, and sprinkles, or more healthy cherries, strawberries, raspberries, almonds, and walnuts. But perhaps catering to those who do not appreciate the sentimentality of Valentine’s Day, Google has also given its users the option of adorning their chocolates with what appears to be salt, and ants.

Google then wraps up the finished product in the red tin, and gives users a link with which they can share their chocolates online. The link takes the recipient to a Google Search page, with their tin of sweets wrapped in a red ribbon, hovering above the search bar.

Valentine's Day Google doodle

When the tin is opened, the ribbon unravels to read “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

Recipients are invited to click on and ‘eat’ the present, with labels emerging from each wrapper revealing its either delectable or cruel contents.

Say Goodbye 2013 Hello & Happy New Year 2014

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The Best Bits ? of 2013 – But what were your best bits ???


Trivia About Kissing

Love_by_AmazingEllie#The science of kissing is called philematology
#Lips are 100 times more sensitive than the tips of the fingers
#A real kiss may quicken the pulse to 100 beats in a minute
#A French kiss moves about 29 muscles in the face
#One little kiss burns up to 3 calories. The longer the kiss: the better the exercise
#The world’s longest kiss took place in New York City, lasting 30 hours, 59 minutes, and 27 seconds
#It is thought that men who kiss their wives every morning before going to work live 5 years longer than men who don’t
#70% of people aged 16 to 24 years had their first kiss by the age 15, whereas only 46% of their parents had kissed by the same age
#Couples may transfer an average of 9 milligrams of water, 0.7 milligrams of protein, 0.18 milligrams of organic matter, 0.71 milligrams of fat and 0.45 milligrams of salt to each other with each open-mouthed kiss
#It is said that an average woman kisses about 29 men before getting married
#A kiss can contain up to 278 of different bacteria, most of which are non-dangerous
#An average person spends two weeks of his or her life kissing
#Two out of every three couples turn their heads to the right when they kiss
Eskimos, Polynesians and Malaysians rub noses instead of kissing
#First movie kiss was in 1896 when John C Rice kissed May Irwin in the film called ‘The Kiss’
#Kissing helps reduce tooth decay because the extra saliva it creates helps clean out the mouth
#More than 4,400 couples arrived together in the streets in Chile for a ten second kiss, this set the world record for the largest number of people kissing simultaneously

Need Your Strong Arms To Wipe Away The Tears …



I Feel There Is Something Missing

I don’t know why, I’ve always been big on happy endings. You see, to me, the most romantic, beautiful love stories ever were the ones where two people meet, fall in love, and then fifty, sixty years later one of them dies and then a few days after that the other one dies because they just can’t bear to live without each other.

Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without. If you don’t start with that, what are you going to end up with? Fall head over heels. I say find someone you can love like crazy and who’ll love you the same way back.

And how do you find him? Forget your head and listen to your heart. I’m not hearing any heart. Run the risk, if you get hurt, you’ll come back. Because, the truth is there is no sense living your life without this.

To make the journey and not fall deeply in love – well, you haven’t lived a life at all. You have to try. Because if you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived.

Kylie Minogue – Finer Feelings

Remember The 70’s Love Is … ?

Remember the Love is… comics from the 70s. All our mom’s had them plastered on the refrigerator to remind our dad’s as they grabbed their next Miller High Life.

“Love is…” is a famous comic strip created by New Zealand artist Kim Grove in the late 1960s. Later they were produced by Stefano Casali. These ubber cute series  began as a series of little love notes that Kim Grove drew for her future husband, Roberto Casali.  Kim Casali died in June 1997.  Since then, her son Stefano Casali has maintained the strip although it is always shown as “by Kim Casali” and signed “Kim” instead of Stefano.
 Love Is… has been translated in many languages.

Here’s a little walk down memory lane.

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“Love Is… being able to say you’re sorry!

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Police Open ‘Love Your Home’ Shop In Worcester

Left to right) Mike Stephenson, Insp Janet Heritage and the CrownGate

Residents of Worcestershire are being invite to a one-stop shop set up by West Mercia Police to learn how to Love Your Home and protect themselves and their property from crime.  The Love Your Home shop will open for one week only starting on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday 14 February, at Worcester’s CrownGate shopping centre.

Local people can pop in to get advice from officers on crime prevention, pick up a few crime-fighting freebies and learn about services such as property marking and the Immobilise* website, where you can register your valuable items for FREE. They can also arrange a visit from the local fire service to do a safety check of their home as well as get on-the-spot advice from local health workers.

People will even get the chance to win a Kindle e-reader simply by leaving their contact details so they can be sent e-newsletters from West Mercia Police.

Inspector Janet Heritage, who leads local policing in Worcester, said:

“This is the second year the Love Your Home shop has been set up and last year it was a real success with thousands of people visiting us. It is a fabulous opportunity for people to come along and learn how to protect their property with all of the information they need all under one roof.

“This can include marking their possessions, tips on how to keep valuables as secure as possible and both inside and outside their homes. This can be anything from a push-bike to a games console or jewellery. We are also really pleased that other agencies are joining us to ensure as much advice is on hand as possible for those who drop in.”

Representatives from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, Neighbourhood Watch, South Worcestershire Community Safety Partnership, Safer Worcester, the Safer Roads Partnership and other agencies will be in the shop throughout the week. Bluetooth messages promoting the shop and crime prevention messages will also be sent to shoppers in CrownGate.

Crime Risk Manager for South Worcestershire, Mike Stephenson, added:

“This is a great opportunity for people to learn that very simple steps can be taken to protect their home and their property. People will still be enjoying their Christmas presents and may not realise the combined value can be quite considerable and these steps can protect them from losing them to criminals.”

The Love Your Home shop is situated in the CrownGate shopping centre opposite Mothercare and will be open from Tuesday 14 February until Saturday 18 February. It will be open from 10am to 4pm daily.

Insp Heritage added:

“West Mercia Police is extremely grateful to CrownGate for generously letting use one of their vacant shops for two years running. “

CrownGate’s operations manager John Hopkins said:

“We are pleased to welcome the Love Your Home team back to the centre for a second year for this event, which we feel offers some very valuable and important safety advice for the local community.”

Immobilise is a free online service where people can register their valuables. Suspected stolen items recovered by police are checked to see if they have been registered and to whom.

If an item is stolen and later recovered, being registered on Immobilise.com will not only will it help police return it to its owner, it will also help us to detect burglary and handling stolen goods offences and bring prosecutions against thieves.

For more about property marking and Immobilise visit the force website http://www.westmercia.police.uk/ and follow the ‘security marking’ link.

Are You Anti-Valentine’s Day

If you are completely love-wrecked and have hearts in your eyes and butterflies in your stomach at the thought of receiving chocolates and roses on Valentine’s Day, then please don’t read any further.
If all the above makes you feel nauseous, then Happy Anti-Valentine’s Day to you.

Don’t get me wrong, I am certainly not a melancholy, all-black wearing, gloomy Goth Girl who has an evil vendetta against the heart-shaped world. I am simply against the commercialization of this thing they call L-O-V-E.

Every year, come Valentine’s Day, a romantic epidemic breaks out, where people spend hundreds of pounds on dozens of red roses, boxes of chocolates, teddy bears, balloons and cute love cards, all in an overbearing shade of red or pink ( I dislike pink). They plan romantic getaways, soppy surprises, fancy dinners, and on this love-licensed day, become the ideal, charming and chivalrous partner who says and does all the right things. It’s One day where people have a valid excuse to live out their Notebook equivalent of a love story, without being made fun of.  And what happens on the other 364 days of the year? Absolutely NOTHING!!!

There shouldn’t be just one day in a year that permits you to be a passionate, affectionate and love your soul mate  more than Jelly Tots.  Sometimes the sweetest of gestures are most surprising and appreciated when you least expect it.

If you love someone, why would you only buy the largest amount of red roses on the one day of the year when it’s the most expensive but you send no flowers, chocolates cute love cards or romance the rest of the year.  Then when the calendar clicks to Feb 15th you return back to your unromantic ways. Isn’t it better to spread the cost all year make the one you love feel special everyday not just that one day?

So to everyone out there – however you celebrate Happy Valentines Day this year – Tell me what you both did or didn’t do to celebrate – but mainly enjoy your day REMEMBER its Quality time with the one you love thats important not what your partner spends on you – but a card would still be nice :-)


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