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A real Christmas Cracker….b’dum ch ;-)

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    Santa - worst Christmas Cracker Jokes

    Santa - worst Christmas Cracker Jokes

    As the final working day before Christmas draws to a close, we thought we’d share our best, or worst, Christmas cracker jokes so far. Enjoy…

    What is special about the Christmas alphabet?
    It has NO EL.

    What happens if you eat the Christmas decorations?
    You get tinsel-itus!

    Why does Santa have 3 gardens?
    He likes to ho-ho-ho.

    How does Santa Claus take photos?
    With his North Pole-aroid.

    What did Adam say on the day before Christmas?
    It’s Christmas, Eve.

    Why are Christmas trees like people who can’t knit?
    They both drop their needles!

    Which reindeer needs to mind his manners the most?
    Rude-olph!

    What do you call a group of chess fanatics bragging about their games in a hotel lobby?
    Chess nuts boasting in an open foyer!

    What do you call a cat on the beach at Christmas?
    Sandy Claus!

    What do you call a reindeer wearing ear muffs?
    Anything you want. He can’t hear you!

    Mum, Can I have a dog for Christmas?
    No, you can have turkey like everyone else!

    Why didn’t the skeleton go to the Christmas Party?
    He had no body to go with!

    Why did the little boy push his bed into the fireplace?
    He wanted to sleep like a log.

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      Written by Chris

      December 23rd, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      What the D***ens?!

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        This week, Virgin Media’s electronic programming guide saw offence in innocent words and names, causing them to be censored. The likes of Charles Dickens, Alfred Hitchcock, Arsenal and Jarvis Cocker, became Charles D***ens, Alfred Hitchc**k, A***nal and Jarvis C**ker. And it didn’t stop there. Even the kids were watching D*** and Dom.

        Virgin Media blamed the mistake on software which automatically filters out offensive words, but I’m afraid the damage has been done. Any innocent delight taken in ‘The Golden Age of Canals’ is officially over!

        It was nice to see that Virgin Media had a sense of humour about it though. A spokesperson said: “Over the weekend a temporarily over-zealous profanity checker took offence at certain programme titles. The altered titles have been swiftly an*lysed and we’re fixing any remaining glitches.”

        I thought Virgin Media’s over-zealous censoring of some of the nations favourite TV shows was quite enough to giggle over this week, but when I heard that some baby names had actually been classed as illegal, I had to log on and find out exactly what they were. Get ready for a laugh…..

        Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii

        A nine year old girl in New Zealand had to be renamed during a custody battle after a judge said the name ‘made a fool of the child’. It certainly does, and filling in forms must take forever. According to New Zealand law, any name that would cause offence to a ‘reasonable person’ can be banned.

        Among other banned names in New Zealand are 4Real, Fish and Chips (twins), Yeah Detroit, Keenan Got Lucy and Sex Fruit. Having said that though, the names Number 16 Bus Shelter and Violence were allowed. Bizarre.

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        No, I promise I didn’t fall asleep on the keyboard.  A Swedish couple actually tried to inflict this name on their son. Apparently the name is pronounced ‘Albin’ (I really can’t figure that out), and the parents chose it as a protest against Sweden’s strict naming laws. Sweden has also banned parents from calling their children Metallica, IKEA, and Veranda. Apparently the name Google was OK though…

        Smelly Head

        Malaysian authorities banned parents from calling their child Chow Tow AKA ‘Smelly Head’. Apparently it doesn’t follow the religious traditions of the country. Other banned names in Malaysia include Khiow Khoo (‘Hunchback’), Sor Chai (‘Insane’), and Woti,(‘Sexual Intercourse’.) Charming.

        Devil

        In1993 a Japanese parent tried to call his son Akuma, which literally means Devil. The authorities decided this was an abuse of the parent’s rights to decide a child’s name and a lengthy court battle ensued. Eventually the father backed down and the poor little lad got a new, less demonic name. Let’s just hope it wasn’t Damien.

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          Written by Chris

          December 22nd, 2011 at 2:03 pm

          Posted in Miscellaneous

          GBW Landscaping – testimonial

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            Guy Williams of GBW Landscaping runs a successful landscape gardening and garden maintenance business in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The family run business offers anything from a little help in the garden, to complete garden redesign and landscaping services.

            Seven Creative have had the pleasure of working with Guy over the last couple of months to create his new website, and he’s been kind enough to share his thoughts about the work we’ve done for him.

            “I contacted Seven Creative on the recommendation of a friend. Within a couple of days Clair had emailed me with a contract, it was very good and she was very efficient. I changed my mind about a few things and Clair kindly rewrote sections to accommodate me without fuss.

            I’m really happy with the way they built the website. Chris designed it for me perfectly and was very efficient and always friendly. I really liked the way they both listened to what I wanted and didn’t force me into anything; they met my needs really well. Although the website has only been completed very recently, I have no doubt that in the long term my business will benefit from it.

            They are excellent at the design side of things too, and if I ever need anything doing in the future I won’t hesitate to contact them. I’d be foolish to go anywhere else! I really couldn’t recommend them enough. They were very professional, very efficient, and they gave me a very reasonable price.”

            Visit our website for more information.

            Seven Creative

             

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              Written by Chris

              December 15th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

              Posted in Testimonials

              GBW Landscaping, Aylesbury

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                Garden Landscaper, Aylesbury

                Garden Landscaper, Aylesbury

                There are two main criteria I look for when hiring a landscape gardener – they’re great at what they do (so will provide value for money) and they’re a nice person.

                The good news is I know someone who fits both those criteria perfectly. The bad news is lives and works in Aylesbury which is a long way from Seven Creative Towers.

                Guy Williams of GBW Landscaping runs his successful landscape gardening and garden maintenance business in Aylesbury and we have the pleasure of working with him over the last couple of months to create his new website

                During this time, we’ve not only seen examples of the fantastic work he’s done and spoken to many of his happy customers, we’ve also got to know a really great guy

                Originally introduced to us by a friend of ours, it’s been a pleasure to help Guy establish the online marketing side of his business as his business goes from strength to strength.

                If you are in his local area, I wouldn’t hesitate recommending you give Guy a call when you need some garden maintenance

                Visit GBW Landscaping’s website

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                  Written by Chris

                  December 13th, 2011 at 1:31 pm

                  Posted in Miscellaneous

                  Seven Creative’s new addition

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                    Our newest addition to the Seven Creative team is Ellie

                    As our Social Media Manager, Ellie is responsible for all aspects of social media, including creating blogs for our customers businesses, keeping blog posts up to date, writing newsletters, updating our clients Twitter and Facebook statuses, and writing all important press releases.

                    Ellie has recently completed a Masters in Magazine Journalism and has a BA Honours Degree in English Language and Literature, both from the University of Sheffield. As a trained journalist, she understands the importance of social media and is able to produce high quality copy for websites, press releases and blog updates. She’s currently settling in to the office thanks to copious amounts of coffee and a stack of shiny new business cards.

                    T: 07841641368

                    E: ellie@sevencreative.co.uk

                    W: www.sevencreative.co.uk

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                      Written by Chris

                      December 9th, 2011 at 1:02 pm

                      Social media: A personal touch in an impersonal world

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                        Seven Creative’s well established and new customers are recognising the growing importance of social media. We’re proud to say that we can now offer customers new and innovative services ranging from writing blog entries, Twitter posts and Facebook updates, to designing and personalising social networks.

                        Ellie Storey, Social Media Manager at Seven Creative,  said “There is so much competition on the digital high street that simply having a website is often not enough. So due to the changing needs of our customers, and demand, we have expanded our services to include a new social networking service.”

                        Twitter now boasts an impressive 175 million users, and Facebook has 640 million users across the globe, half of which log on daily. Blogs are increasingly common and websites including Search Engine Optimised text are now a must in order to compete successfully.

                        Seven Creative’s principle designer Chris Day said, “Using social networks to increase visibility is something we all need to do these days as the landscape of the internet changes. Social network integration is often difficult to get to grips with and certainly not something most business owners have the time to do properly. That’s where we come in.”

                        “We can provide the full spectrum of social networking services to get your business in front of your customers. We are able to assess how your company can benefit from social networking and work with your available budget to help you get the best from it, ” said Chris.

                        Social Media: The Benefits

                        • Social media allows your customers to immediately give feedback on your products, services and marketing techniques.
                        • It provides you with an easily accessible personal relationship with your customers that is designed to make them want to support your company and buy your product.
                        • It provides you with advertising and encourages a sense of camaraderie between you and your customer.
                        • Social media is a great way for your customers to remember you, your product and your brand. It’s also about customers getting to know other people and a product or service, with product loyalty being an end goal.

                        Contact Seven Creative now for more information.

                        T: 0114 383 0711

                        Email Ellie at: ellie@sevencreative.co.uk

                        Or visit our website: www.sevencreative.co.uk

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                          Written by Chris

                          December 9th, 2011 at 11:32 am