Month: December 2016

4 games for you and your guests on New Year’s Eve

Start, start, start the party – here are a few games to get everyone up and about this NYE.  Once people start getting a little on the tipsier side, it would be best to stay away from the VR headsets. Once you’ve locked everything in a child-proof cabinet, you’re good to go. Mario Party Let’s face it – everyone’s got a copy of at least one of the Mario Party games. They’re always great for a laugh, and super easy to pick-up-and-play. Mario Kart Mario Kart is never a bad idea, because you never have to show anyone how...

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9 songs to get you that New Years smooch

December seems to be the wingman of all months. After all its attempts with the Christmas mistletoe, it is now the New Years Eve kiss that dawns upon lonely lips. If you want to give that special person the hint that you’re interested, here are some songs to throw on just before the countdown begins. Sixpence None The Richer, Kiss Me “Kiss me beneath the milky twilight/ Lead me out on the moonlit floor”   Asobi Seksu, And Then He Kissed Me “All the stars were shining bright/ And then he kissed me”   Echo & the Bunnymen, Lips Like Sugar  “She’ll...

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6 Movies for New Year’s Eve

Sitting down to watch a movie is probably not most people’s idea of a great New Year’s Eve. But if you are looking for a primer to get in the mood before the party starts or you just want to have a quiet night in, here’s some NYE’s viewing tips. New Year’s Eve (2011) We’ll start with the obvious one. The second of Garry Marshall’s ensemble comedy/dramas set on iconic days of the year, this portmanteau piece boasts a typically starry cast (Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Zac Efron, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Biehl, Ashton Kutcher, etc) – and offers some cute –...

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Review: The McClymonts, ‘Endless’

Singing sisters Brooke, Sam and Mollie McClymont have delivered their strongest collection of songs ever with their fifth album. Sure, they’re not reinventing any wheels – they’re a sassy mix of Shania, Taylor Swift and the Dixie Chicks – but they nail the contemporary commercial country sound with superb sibling harmonies. The title track, dedicated to their husbands, has international hit potential, while the ubiquitous Ronan Keating pops up on When We Say It’s Forever, which could easily become one of 2017’s big wedding songs. Endless shows that The McClymonts have few peers in Australian country pop. Endless is...

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