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Howick and Pakuranga Times : Howick and Pakuranga Times Thursday December 18 2014
www.times.co.nz Times Newspapers Christmas Supplement — 19 128319 WINZ Quotes Welcome Our Motto is: 33 Wellington St, Howick. Ph 534 4975. Howick Tyres & Alignments Est 1975 Howick Tyres & Alignments Est 1975 Our Motto is: Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Our Motto is: Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments MAG Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments Howick Tyres & Alignments A North Korean missile crashes into the Sea of Japan; a veteran CIA officer is murdered in Ho Chi Minh City, and a package of forged documents goes missing. The pieces are there, but assembling the puzzle will cost Jack Ryan Junior and his fellow Campus agents precious time which they don’t have! The challenge facing President Jack Ryan is an old one, with a terrifying new twist as the international stalemate with North Korea continues into its seventh decade in this thrilling book. Soon after releasing his first novel The Hunt for Red October in 1984, Tom Clancy quickly became known as a master of his craft. A little over a year since his death, Mark Greaney – co-author with Tom on Locked On, Threat Vector, Command Authority, and Support and Defend – has completed the latest chapter in the Jack Ryan saga, Full Force and Effect. While this book makes a great Christmas gift, the Times also has a copy of this gripping novel, published by Michael Joseph and Penguin UK, to give away in the new year. Win! Assassin’s Creed – Unity In 1789, Paris witnesses the dawn of the French Revolution. The cobblestone streets run red as the people rise against an oppressive aristocracy. But revolutionary justice comes at a high price. As a nation tears itself apart, a young man and woman fight to avenge all that they have lost in the latest addition to the Assassin’s Creed saga. Based on the award-winning video game, this book offers action and adventure aplenty, with a little taste of history for the teen reader. Assassin’s Creed – Unity is by Oliver Bowden and published by Penguin UK and Michael Joseph. The Times has a copy of this book also up for grabs. WIN! Tom Clancy’s Full Force and Effect To be in to win these books, simply complete the form on the Competitions section at www.times.co.nz. One entry per person/email address; and entries close on January 12, 2015. The winner will be notified by phone or email. Good luck! - strangely true! (in some areas Christmas Day), children beat the tio with sticks while singing songs and ordering it to defecate presents! And presents there are – candy, figs, nuts and the like – hidden in the log, or under the blanket in which it’s wrapped, by parents before the beating begins. In a pickle Every Christmas Eve, German parents add the crowning glory to their Christmas trees. But it’s not an angel or star that takes top spot, it’s a pickle! Hard to believe but, so the story goes, parents hide a pickle in the tree and the first of their kinder to locate it receives an extra special present from Saint Nick the next morning, acclaim from Mutter and Vater and, of course, the pickle itself. There’s only one problem with this little schwank (or story)... it’s a load of old claptrap! According to German myth, Santa’s a bit spryer than in most parts of the world, actually visiting children with gifts of fruit, nuts and candy, if good, or potatoes or coal, if bad, on Saint Nicolas Day, December 5. So, where did this myth originate? Well, there are a couple of theories. Firstly, it’s thought to have been a marketing ploy by Woolworths to increase sales of glass, vegetable-shaped ornaments imported to the United States from Europe in the 1890s. And who says Christmas isn’t about commercialism? Another theory is that, during the American Civil War, a Bavarian- born private taken prisoner by the Confederates begged for and received a pickle to stave off starvation on Christmas Eve. After the war, it’s said, the old soldier began the tradition of hiding a pickle in the family Christmas tree each year. Whether this was his way of celebrating the vegetable that saved his bacon or just a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder is, however, unclear! Whatever its origin, in a bizarre turn, this myth has become fact; today, glass pickle ornaments are commonly available for sale, in Germany as well as America, during the festive season. From radishes to logs and pickles, cultures from around the world have their own (often strange) ways of celebrating the season. Then again, myths of a fat man arriving on rooftops with flying reindeer and shimmying down chimneys isn’t too logical either, when you think about it! Tio de Nadal German Christmas pickle tradition.
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