Nurture Creative Kids Let Them Be Bored

The plan to get your kids to be more creative this summer is really simple. Let them be bored. Yes, I said bored — really bored and I promise it will be ok. It is truly the best way to be creative; discover who you are; and most importantly, decide what you want to do with your life. So many kids are over-scheduled, stressed-out and just plain tired. How can they be creative when everything is planned out for them every minute of the day?

When I was a kid, my mom sent me outside everyday after homework and I didn’t come home until just before dark. My neighborhood friends were out there too, so together we explored, laughed, created and learned in our backyards.

We created all kinds of adventures. I remember once designing an entire circus after finding five foot wooden wire cable wheels left in the trash. It was so much fun! We even did a show for our school because all the kids were talking about it. I have to admit we did get bored in our backyard sometimes, but not for long because that’s the point: nobody stays bored because we can’t stand it, then we creatively come up with something to do or make.

I was reminded of this subject last night because by teenage son was giving me a hard time because I do not let my kids watch tv on school nights. I didn’t give in. It would have been easier, but he did come up with something. When I was watering my garden this morning, I found wires coming out of his bedroom window attached to a contraption made out of recycled soda bottles taped to a jar with water in it. I am not sure what it is. I hope it is some sort of antenna.

I’m not looking for any of my children to be artists, I just want them to be able to creatively find a solution to any problem that crosses their path and to know their ideas count.

Let me know what you invent on your next adventure…

Tips On Pre-wedding Photography Ideas

Wedding day can be stressful if every arrangement for the wedding ceremony is not planned in the right way. From your wake up in the dawn to the time you crash down asleep you have to be stressed on the wedding day if proper planning for the wedding ceremony is not done. But by planning properly you can be stress free in the day of wedding. There are so many things that have to be done on the day of wedding so plan accordingly to make the work flow better.

Different things have to be done on the wedding day and you cannot do everything alone so you can ask for support from your loved ones and relatives so that you can make the special day more special. Wedding professionals including the wedding photographers can help you to avoid stress on the day of wedding.

Most couples are stressful on the day of wedding and it is difficult to take photographs in a natural way but pre-wedding photography helps to capture images in a natural way and so many wedding photographers started to offer pre-bridal photography packages that could keep off the stress on the actual day of wedding. In addition it could help you to avoid any risk on the day of wedding including bad weather or unwanted situation that makes difficult to shoot quality natural photographs.

With a pre-wedding photography package you can get all your photographs on the wedding day itself. You can take the pre-wedding photography session on outdoor including parks or picturesque place otherwise you can have it in photographers indoor studio. Most indoor studios have natural background images with sceneries and futuristic designs. Pre-wedding photographic sessions can be even taken at wedding venue itself. Most couples love to dress casually during the photo session, but you can have a shooting session in a forest or around any water sources wearing your party dress. Do not forget to choose wedding photographers who are creative to get the best.

Pre-wedding session also has many other advantages; you can build rapport with the wedding photographer before your special day that makes you more comfortable while taking photographs on your wedding day. Pre-wedding session also adds more confidence and you can feel more confident during photo shoot out session on the big day.

Pre-wedding photography idea has been now caught all around the globe, but it may not be called the pre-wedding photography but the idea is same. So check with your wedding photographers about having this session before your big day, so that you can capture amazing snaps.

An Idea On Royal Enfield Classic 350

With the launch of the new Classic 350 model, Royal Enfield Bikes has set the market to go a ruckus over it again. The bikes sales in India ahs fund another new point to hope and dream to go high. With the most innovative style and power the Royal Enfield Classic 350 is here in India. Royal Enfield and India has a long term relation in the process starting back just after the countrys independence when the Indian government was looking for the perfect Police bike. Royal Enfield bikes were just the kind of bikes the Government was looking for. Styled with the powerful engine and the rigid body, the Royal Enfield still marks a special position and people still look at it with respect rather than going wow! The extensive use of the Royal Enfield from 1955 as a bike for the cops, it was quite a police bike for many till the bikes were started to be exported.

Royal Enfield Classic 350 features: an overview: It is a bike that is designed for design and power. So, you can expect the best of the powerful features that shows its class. The bike is fitted with a short silencer and a Single-Cylinder 350cc engine. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 is a classic 4-stroke bike that supports the necessary power required. The single-saddled seat makes it more stylish and exceptional. The bike is firmly fitted with a TCI supported Ignition base that is wonderfully helped by the bikes wheel characters. The Royal Enfield Classic 350 comes with a wheelbase of 1370mm. the speed is checked by digital speedometer and the fuel-indicator gives you to take notice of the fuel in the vehicle. The bike is complete in itself with a high-class tool box supporting it. The engine Twinspark technology gives the smoothest start. So, the regular kicking is gone and the continuous Auto-start button pressing becomes unnecessary. Light your path with the 55W Halogen Headlights that is fitted with the bike. And along with all these, the classic design makes it a worth buy.

An idea of Royal Enfield Classic 350 price in India: The Royal Enfield Classic 350 price in India has been set quite high. According to the Ex-showroom price found in Delhi and Mumbai, the price is Rs. 95000 to Rs. 98800. For a bike like this, wonderfully prepared, aesthetical styled, the price seems quite less although.

You must now set up your mind. If you are going to buy any bike, you can wait for few months and gather the money required to buy a Royal Enfield bike and go for it. You will set a different mark with it.

Unfitted Kitchen Design Ideas

The idea of actually creating an unfitted kitchen is not new; recently, however, and possibly in reaction to the unbroken but rather anonymous lines of units typical of the 1960s and 1970s, unfitted kitchen designs have begun to re-establish itself as more than a viable alternative – both with regard to function and aesthetics.

By having kitchen furniture as opposed to built-in units you change the whole character of the space, making it more of a room than a work station. If your aim is to create an entertaining and relaxed living area, rather than keeping cooking and dining areas more formally separated, you will find that unfitted pieces will sit more happily-alongside bookcases, desks and sofas than any of their fitted counterparts – of whatever material.

But unfitted furniture has other advantages too. You can take it with you should you decide to change home; just as well because a solid wood food cupboard made from quality timber will be expensive, the sort of long-term investment that you would not want to leave behind. You can also vary the height of unfitted furniture so that your work surfaces can vary in height to suit a range of functions: it is, for instance, easy to arrange for a long table with a sink and draining board built into it to be higher than one intended for chopping vegetables; or surfaces at varying levels might be incorporated into a single, movable piece.

Traditional natural materials spring to mind – natural woods with maple, teak, granite or slate work surfaces – in rooms inspired by the simple but exquisite interiors of the American Shaker communities or the vast echoing kitchens of eighteenth-century English country houses. Beautifully made work tables fitted with draining boards and deep butler’s sinks, vast larder cupboards with woven vegetable baskets on runners and built-in spice racks, and contemporary interpretations of country dressers all serve to create a traditional farmhouse feel, with all the modern appliances hidden carefully in cupboards to maintain the appropriate atmosphere. You could equally easily, however, use lacquered fiberboard, opaque or clear glass or brushed metal for a more contemporary feel.

The Idea Of Global Village

First, on the idea of technology and media shrinking space and time. The second aspect is the liberalization of markets and a third angle is the freedom of transportation. These three factors combine to strengthen the notion of the world really being a global village. Most citizens of the first world are happy to believe that this indeed is the case. They claim that if they can follow a war being fought in another country on their TV sets like its happening in their living room. The world must have shrunk. They cite instances of people corresponding in a matter of seconds through voice chat and Emails. An old father in Mumbai proudly displays the earnings of his NRI son through quick money transfers. A husband in Sun City smiles as his wife in London gets a bouquet, bought and delivered through internet services. And a young man exults in the small world where he breakfasts in Banglore and has lunch in Singapore!!! It is feedbacks of this nature that prompted McLuhan to write: Today, after more than a century of electric technology, we have extended our central nervous system in a global embrace, abolishing both space and time as far as our planet is concerned .

So, does that mean the world is a global village? No, it does not. The reason for the negation is that though the above examples are true for a certain section of the world, they do not hold true for the majority of the world. It is sad but true that a large section of world population comprising the third world is still not connected to the rest of the worldpolitically, economically, socially and technologically.

Technology and media have still left many places and lives untouched. People living in the interior parts of India, China, Middle East, Africathey are largely unaware of where the other world has reached. As for the liberalization of trade or shall we call it globalization, if one looks closer, it is nothing but disguised colonialism. Just that now it is economic instead of political. A convenient way for the rich countries to get richer at the cost of the poor ones. The money transfers are still to happen both ways!
Last, but not the leastfreedom of transportation. Well! Imagine a country like Ethiopia where 80% of a persons earning is spent on water. Who has the money to travel? And if one has the moneywell..then one is just lucky enough to be a part of the exclusive global village.

A global village then is akin to Orwells Utopia- a dream worth dreamingbut still a dream.