Christmas news from the BBC

Good morning/afternoon/evening/night. Thank you for tuning into the BBC News (Bassa’s Blogging Channel).

This is your good news correspondent, Bassa, reporting from Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia.

Our top story is from one of my favorite blogs, Collies of the Meadow.

I know many of you follow the adventures of Chuck and his Collies at the Meadow but some may not have seen this wonderful post about Christmas.

Narrated by Trevor, the Alpha Male at the Meadow, this story is a heart warming celebration of Christmas. 

Trevor tells us that before he came to live with Chuck he spent the winters in a kennel inside a barn. Now he is warm and fed and loved.

http://colliesofthemeadow.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/trevor-talks-about-christmas/

That’s all folks. Remember, good news makes you feel good. Be part of Bassa’s good news!

The prayer diet

You may know that I am a huge admirer of the ladies who sell things. I see many of them on my walks and have had lots of opportunities to observe their sales techniques.

The ladies who sell things are very clever and use a range of subliminal techniques to increase their sales – you may recall my investigative stories about the use of lemons to attract customers.

A couple of days ago I noticed another subliminal sales technique that exploits two very powerful aspects of Georgian life – religion and food.

The lady in the picture is selling beeswax candles. Candles are sold everywhere in Georgia and are used for prayer and religious devotion.

What may not be immediately noticeable in the picture is the weighing machine.

Georgian food is especially delicious and it is not difficult to put on an extra kilo or two or three!

Perhaps this lady who sells things has realised that people who are concerned about their weight sometimes ask for divine intervention to support their diet.  

I can imagine the conversation. Your friend wants to lose 10 kilos? Then you will need two large candles and five small ones.