Sunday, 13 December 2015

The story of the Christmas tree

The evergreen fir tree has been used to celebrate winter festivals, (pagan and Christian) for thousands of years. 
Pagans used branches of it to decorate their homes during the winter soltice, as it made them think of the spring to come. 
Christians used it as sign of everlasting life with God. Read more about it here. 
These days we use it to bring Christmas cheers into our houses. 
So many options to chose from.
 
If you got a "live" tree in your house you know the pain of having to clean up the fallen fir that seems to collect in every corner of the house. 
Give us a call at the end of the Christmas period if you want us to come in and clean it up for you...
all images from Pintrest
...or any other Xmas mess,
Check out our website for more information or just call us. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including even Xmas day and proud of it.  


Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Christmas Baubles

By now we have heard all the Christmas songs and some of us might even have gone off Xmas all together while others are relishing the fact that it is still over two more weeks to go.
Christmas decorations are going up everywhere and if you still have not put up your tree here are a few ideas for Xmas Baubles: 
From Bombki comes the most incredible kitsh decorations. 
Fashion Power House Dolce & Gabbana are in on it too this year with some colourful baubles: 
My favourites though I always find in Liberty.
and should you be so unlucky to have any breakages, or you simply just want to clean up your house for Xmas call us on 020 7625 8888 or check out our website.
Our vans come fully equipped and we will bring a team of workers to clean your house so it is in tip-top shape for Xmas. 


Friday, 4 December 2015

Gluhwein

It's beginning to look a lot like.....gluhwein. 

It is getting colder out and we have the perfect remedy to keep you warm and merry.
Gluhwein is made with red wine and spices and some fruit and here is a yummy recipe from our Austrian friends:

Ingredients, (this recipe serves 10)
☛2 bottles of good quality red wine☚
☛2 cups of water☚
☛6 cloves☚
☛2 cinnamon sticks☚
☛2 oranges, -cut into bite size pieces☚
Oranges for decoration

☛How to:☚
Put all ingredients in a pot and bring it close to the boil. For additional taste, cut 2 oranges into bite-size pieces and add to the wine. Let simmer. Remove clove and cinnamon stick before serving it into lightly pre-warmed glasses. Decorate with an orange slice. 

Enjoy! and always try to stress down.

Should you be so unlucky to spill some of this delish wine onto your carpets or sofa's give us a call on 020 7625 8888 or check out our website for more information.  For all of December All Care Cleaning will give a 10% discount on carpet cleaning if you quote "Gluhwein Disaster".