Posted on 02-04-2012
Here’s Videojug’s guide to the perfect Easter Sunday.
Start off with a classic Easter egg hunt. You should, of course, make your own Easter eggs for this. This will result in rapturous enjoyment for children, and mild to strong boredom for adults.
Several hours, and several hundred hints later, dig into a delicious Easter lunch. Nom nom nom.
And finally, in the post-lunch lull, amaze all your fellow Easter revellers with this miraculous egg-based trick.
Posted on 14-03-2012
Mother’s day is just around the corner and if you’re strapped for cash and feeling the pressure to make your Mum feel special this Sunday, this can be a stressful time of year.
Call us traditional, (or stingy perhaps?) but we think a kind gesture goes just as far as a fancy expensive gift.
Why not save some cash by making your own unique Mother’s day flower arrangement, using flowers you know she loves. Or if you live at home why not make her breakfast in bed or bake some cupcakes and personalise them with icing in her favourite colours? You could even do the housework (or if you are a Mum reading this, why not trick your little angels to do the housework for you – so you can relax!)
Posted on 07-03-2012
Hello again, blog followers. In case you felt that you simply didn’t interact with Videojug on enough platforms, we have expanded ourselves into the new territory of Pinterest (what bandwagon?). You’ll find boards, pins, and things to pin on boards. Go wild!
Posted on 24-02-2012
Sunday night is, of course, Oscar night. There will be tears. There will be laughter. There will be terrible, terrible speeches.
That is, unless the nominees watch this informative video. (For entertainment’s sake, however, we hope they don’t. It would be a delight, for example, to see George Clooney totally lose it, Paltrow-style.)
Posted on 20-02-2012
As you probably already know, tomorrow is Pancake day or ‘Shrove Tuesday’ – The day prior to Ash Wednesday, where traditionally foods such as eggs, flour, fat and sugar were gobbled up before the beginning of Lent. These days not so many people fast, but pretty much everyone loves pancakes!
Check out these delicious alternatives to the English pancake: vegans fear not, there’s even one for you.
We couldn’t forget the traditional English favourite…
Have you ever found yourself bored of bog standard 2D Pancakes? Then why not try your hand at some pancake engineering…
Posted on 13-02-2012
Step 1: Just get through it…
Step 2: Read the signs
Step 3: Ask them out
Step 8: Propose
Posted on 07-04-2011
The guys at VJ headquarters had lots of fun making this video. Can you really make a 5 minute chocolate cake? Find out below…
Posted on 08-12-2009
Well, it’s been coming on for months now! The shops are stacked with presents, there are holly wreaths on all the doors, and a strange man dressed all in red with a little round belly that shakes when he laughs keeps popping up everywhere… It can only mean one thing – Christmas has arrived!
Now depending on the type of person you are (Sentimentalist or Scrouge), that statement would have either filled you with dread and fear, or utter, uncontrollable excitement. Yet whatever you are feeling, Videojug as always have a great selection of films to help you survive and enjoy this holiday.
Firstly, if you’re Christmas’ biggest fan, someone who goes all out every year, then you may want to check out our film How To Act Like Santa Claus. If you’re going to don that red coat and hat this year, then our guide will help you know precisely how to do it justice!
But for those who would rather design your own Christmas party programme on your computer than actually attend a real one – then the following film could be for you. It’s a perfect guide to help all the Christmas Cheer deficient folks out there to get into the Yuletide groove and really enjoy yourselves…
So now that you’re full of merriment – what is Christmas without all the delicious trimmings and treats? Videojug really excel here, as you can see by out great range of festive inspired recipes. Our Christmas Pudding has had nothing but great reviews, and our mince pies recipe will leave your kitchen smelling like Santa’s Grotto. Also, take a look at how to make our Cripsy Golden Roast Turkey which is a must for any Christmas dinner table, keeping everyone happy and full! We also have some great tips to avoid any family arguments or Christmas confrontations, just in case the situation arises!
Speaking of Christmas dinner tables, why not make yours worthy of a Christmas Carol by adding some great table decorations, like this Christmas centrepiece using berried ivy, fir cones and cinnamon, or you could go more floral – with this stunning floral centrepiece that will definitely amaze your guests. And if you want to make something that is inexpensive but still impressive, try your hand at making these cheeky Christmas trees using the ancient art of origami.
And don’t forget the rest of the house! Nothing says Christmas more than a festive and welcoming wreath on the door, so why not give it a go? They’re so easy to make! This fantastic Videojug film will show you exactly how to go about making a Christmas wreath!
But now you’ve got dinner and decorations sorted, what about the trickiest part of Christmas – buying all those presents! Unfortunately, we can’t tell you what your Great Aunt Mildred will absolutely love this year, but we can show you how to wrap it beautifully, so much that she won’t really care what’s inside…
Whether you’re wrapping an awkward shaped gift, a box with a square end, or you’re focusing on the decoration and want to make a bow out of ribbons, we have everything you will need to make sure Father Christmas would be proud to have your gift in his sleigh.
Oh and please remember to make sure you know how to properly thank someone for a present yourself – everyone likes to be appreciated!
So that’s it from us here at Videojug. If you have any comments or questions about Christmas, then our discussion forum is the perfect place to do so. Just start up your own conversation, or comment on others, and really get in a festive mood!
And all we have left to do is to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!! And as always, we’re leaving you in style with our very own Videojug Christmas Carol. Enjoy!
Posted on 18-11-2009
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
Well…nearly. Yes folks, we know it’s crazy but it’s close to that time of year again. The day that turkeys fear most. The one where all the friends and family descend on your home like a plague of locusts – only joking… the locusts would probably eat less!
So if you’re playing Thanksgiving host this year, and are panicking about recipes, table fillers and serving techniques (carving isn’t as easy as it looks!), then just take a look at all the lovely, tasty, wonderful recipes and guides we have waiting for you.
Our favourite is “How To Make A Crispy Golden Roast Turkey”. This is one recipe that definitely shouldn’t be missed as we all know that the centrepiece of every Thanksgiving table should be that magnificent looking bird.
Magnificent looking until you start carving that is… Now very few of us have the natural carving talent that leaves lovely even slices on our plates, rather than ribbons of meat that look like they’ve been attacked by Michael Myers (oops – wrong holiday). But trust us, it’s so easy to learn! Especially with this clever little Videojug film that shows you how to carve a turkey properly and professionally in only three minutes! Take a look for yourself…
But of course, no Thanksgiving plate is complete without a delicious, warming turkey gravy, and we have a great recipe for that too – right here!
And what about vegetables? Well this year Videojug recommends the How To Make Thanksgiving Yams film. It’s a great addition to any Thanksgiving table, and is something a little different to treat your guests with. Plus it looks good too!
And when the meal’s over and you’re struggling to decide what to do with all the leftovers? Well Videojug can help here too of course. Why not try making our delicious Leftover Turkey and Stuffing Casserole. Not only is it a clever way to use up all your leftovers, but it tastes great too!
So there you have it. Our recipe for a great Thanksgiving meal that will be easy to prepare, easy to serve, and extremely easy to eat – being so tasty and all! We hope you enjoy it as much as we will. Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted on 21-10-2009
A while ago, we here at Videojug sent out a short blog survey to over 32,000 active bloggers. This survey encompassed 30 questions, ranging in subject, from questions about the bloggers themselves, to enquiries about the content, inspiration and reception of the blogs they keep. And let us just say now – the response was fantastic!
Many of the bloggers that we contacted found time to answer our questions, and from that we all gained a great insight into the world of blogging as it stands today. There were a number of reasons why people chose to start their blogs – from personal needs, to wanting to help others and create a community, and others even for monetary gain.
We also discovered that blogging is a highly personal thing, as people chose their content not due to recommendations or press releases but judged what they wanted to post predominantly on personal choice.
Some people were able to make a significant amount of money off of their blog (though the majority made none at all), and many bloggers were now starting to use video content much more predominantly in their blogs, especially informative how-to content.
Overall, we’d like to thank everyone who took part in our blog survey. Blogging is certainly becoming a more powerful tool everyday and we’re here to help you get the most out of it.
We’re also now passing on our findings to everyone else, which can be viewed by clicking here.