Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Back Home

Hi, I just read this book called Back Home.
It was very good,I had intended to save this book for when we fly back to New York.
I could not wait!!
I think it was one of my favorite British books....I always say that!
It was about a girl nicknamed Rusty from her hair.
she has spent the 5 years of world war 2 in America,and she must return to England.
during her 5 years in America a baby brother was born.
when Rusty meet her new 4 year old brother she is disappointed she is even more disappointed when she find out she will go to weekly boarding school.
Rusty also cannot get used to her real name Virginia she has been extremely used to everyone calling her Rusty.

When Rusty is the new girl and none of her classmates likes her because of her accent her she is the only one left out.

When Rusty's father returns from the war he immediately begins to start working and make sure he does not see Rusty.

Love Christine.

Friday, February 13, 2015

My History Of Ty Company

A History Of TY Company

by Christine Louzonis

ty is a stuffed animal company and they are a bit famous in the world but i LOVE them.

they don’t sell all of the stuffed animals now but most of them.

this is a time list on all of the stuffed animal and how long they have been  here.

  • Baby Ty (1999-2005) Collection of soft plush animals that is intended for toddlers. The original Baby Ty collection focused on designs that were similar to those of a previous line, Pillow Pals. However, when the line was re-launched in 2005, more different plush characters (baby animal, humans) and even blankets were made available.
  • Beanie Babies (January 1993-present): Handheld plush animals filled with cotton and plastic pellets. Currently, there are hundreds of different styles and variations of Beanie Babies.
  • Beanie Buddies (1998-present): Larger replicas of actual Beanie Babies, filled with stuffing and pellets. Since early 2000, Beanie Buddies can be made up to sizes of large, extra large or jumbo.
  • Pillow Pals (1995-2000): Also larger replicas of actual Beanie Babies, but softer, and made for small children. Though many Pillow Pals resembled various Beanie Babies, they were named differently. In 1999, the Pillow Pal line was modified, and their colors were changed. Pillow Pals were discontinued in early 2000.
  • Ty Classic (1986-present): Conventional plush animals that have been manufactured by Ty since its establishment. Numerous kinds of fabric are used for these pieces as well as traditional stuffing and plastic pellets. The name "Ty Classic" was adopted in January 2000.
  • Pinkys (2005-present) Stuffed animals that are made with mostly pink and white fabrics. Certain designs of Beanie Babies and Ty Classic plush have been categorized as Pinkys.
  • Pluffies (2002-present) Small plush toys made with a soft fabric called Tylux. They are machine washable and intended for small children.
  • Punkies (2002-2009) Stuffed animals made with TyTips, a fabric in which the toy is covered in long hairs. Although the line was discontinued in late 2005, a Valentine's Day themed set of Punkies was released one year later.
  • Teenie Beanie Babies (1996-2000; 2004; 2009) Smaller versions of Beanie Babies that were included in McDonald's Happy Meals. The first set of Teenie Beanie Babies was available in the United States in 1996, with three more annual promotions to follow. Another Teenie Beanie giveaway promotion occurred in the summer of 2004 when McDonald's celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Happy Meal in America. In recent years, promotions for Teenie Beanies occurred in the UK as well as Southeast Asia.
  • Teenie Beanie Boos (2014) Teenie Beanie Boos were created for the 35th anniversary of the Happy Meal in 2014. They are smaller versions of the large-eyed Beanie Boos.
  • Ornaments Smaller versions of holiday-themed Beanie Babies. Includes Jingle Beanies for Christmas, Halloweenie Beanies for Halloween and Basket Beanies for Easter.
  • Valenteenies (2006) A set of keyclips featuring bears holding large conversation hearts. Released only for Valentine's Day of 2006.
  • Bow Wow Beanies (2006-present) Dog toys modeled after Beanie Babies, licensed characters and bones in various sizes and colors. When squeezed, the toys give off a squeaking or crinkle noise.
  • Alphabet Beanies (2005-present) A sub-collection of the Beanie Babies line which features small bears holding large colorful letters.
  • Angeline (2005-present) An angelic doll created with various seasonal outfits including Christmas, Easter, and Valentine's Day.
  • Beanie Kids (2000-2002) Medium-sized dolls that came in both male and female versions. They wore different kinds of clothes, such as shorts and dresses. Clothing accessories called Beanie Kids "Ty Gear" were also sold.
  • Beanie Boppers (2001-2005) Larger dolls with more elaborate clothing and design, made to appeal towards younger girls. In its four years of production, numerous designs have been released, including exclusive designs for American, European and Japanese baseball and soccer teams.
  • Teenie Beanie Boppers (2002-2005) Smaller versions of Beanie Boppers with a wire skeleton inside the doll which allows people to pose and position the dolls as they see fit. Like Beanie Boppers, exclusives for many American and international sports teams have been released.
  • Attic Treasures (1992-2002) Victorian stuffed animals that often sport clothing and/or jointed limbs.
  • Ty Gear (2000-2003) Various costumes and clothing made for Beanie Kids. During the line's final year, life-sized totes were made and sold for young girls.
  • Ty Girlz (2007-2013) Collection of plush dolls similar to Beanie Boppers. Each of these dolls have a scratch-off code inside the hang tag that allowed access to a special interactive website at TyGirlz.com. Users could create their own room, explore the site's world, purchase clothing and interact with the Ty Girlz characters. In January 2009, Ty released two new Ty Girlz, one named Sweet Sasha and the other named Marvelous Malia. Media reports linked the names to Sasha and Malia Obama, daughters of United States President Barack Obama. Ty's Senior Vice President of Sales said that the dolls were not made to physically resemble either of the Obama daughters and that the names chosen "worked very well with the dolls". The dolls were later retired and re-released as Marvelous Mariah and Sweet Sydney.[1]
  • Beanie Babies 2.0 (2008-2010) A line featuring Beanie Babies that allowed users to visit a kid-safe virtual world after adopting them with a secret code where they play games, chat with friends, explore lands, create a scrapbook, decorate rooms and interact with their Beanie Babies 2.0.
  • Beanie Boos (2009-present) Stuffed animals with large eyes available in dozens of styles.
  • Monstaz (2011-2014) Plush monsters that have hearts embroidered on them. Pushing the hearts causes the Monstaz to speak.
  • Beanie Ballz (2011-present) Plush balls in the forms of animals or licensed characters. You can throw them, catch them, or roll them, and they always land on their feet.
  • Wildz (2011-2012) A short-lived line of stuffed jungle animals.
  • Frizzys (2014-present) A line created to replace the Monstaz. The Frizzys are monsters with crazy, long hair and no sound modules like their precursors.

The owner was named Werner and was born on  September 3, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois

Like books ty has stuffed animal series  

Love Christine.

My History Of Harrods

My History Of Harrods
By Christine January 2015

Harrods is a very popular building in London.
Here are some things in Harrods:

  • A couple restaurants
  • a chocolate cafe
  • a massive toy kingdom
  • Extremely expensive chocolates
  • a food court with mostly junk food ( Chocolate,doughnuts,cookies,cake,cupcakes.)
  • childrens clothing
  • men clothing and shoes
  • women clothing and shoes

Significant event timeline

  • 1824: Charles Henry Harrod starts his first business as a draper, at 228, Borough High Street, Southwark, London.
  • 1834: Charles Henry Harrod (1799–1885) founds a wholesale grocery in Stepney, East London
  • 1849: Harrods moves to the Knightsbridge area of London, near Hyde Park
  • 1861: Harrods undergoes a transformation when it was taken over by Harrod's son, Charles Digby Harrod (1841–1905)
  • 1883: On 6 December, fire guts the shop buildings, giving the family the opportunity to rebuild on a grander scale
  • 1889: Charles Digby Harrod retires, and Harrods shares are floated on the London Stock Exchange under the name Harrod's Stores Limited
  • 1905: Begun in 1894, the present building is completed to the design of architect Charles William Stephens.
  • 1914: Harrods opens its first and only foreign branch in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It became independent of Harrods in the late 1940s but still traded under the Harrods name usable only in Argentina Harrods Buenos Aires.
  • 1914: Harrods buys the Regent Street department store Dickins & Jones.
  • 1919: Harrods buys the Manchester department store, Kendall's; it took on the Harrods name for a short time in the 1920s, but the name was changed back to Kendall's following protests from staff and customers.
  • 1920: Harrods buys London department store Swan & Edgar and Manchester retailer Walter Carter Ltd.
  • 1928: Harrods buys London department store D H Evans.
  • 1946: Harrods buys the Sheffield department store, John Walsh.
  • 1949: Harrods buys William Henderson & Co, a Liverpool department store.
  • 1955: Harrods buys Birmingham department store Rackmans.
  • 1959: The British department store holding company, House of Fraser, buys Harrods, fighting off competition from Debenhams and United Drapery Stores.
  • 1969: Christian the lion was bought by John Rendall and Anthony 'Ace' Bourke. The lion was set free in Kenya after reaching maturity.
  • 1983: A terrorist attack by the Provisional IRA outside the Brompton store kills six people.
  • 1985: The Fayed brothers buy House of Fraser including Harrods Store for £615 million.[9]
  • 1986: The small town of Otorohanga in New Zealand briefly changed its name to Harrodsville in response to legal threats made by Mohamed Al-Fayed against a person with the surname of Harrod, who had used the name "Harrod's" for his shop.
  • 1990: A Harrods shop opens on board the RMS Queen Mary in Long Beach, California, which was then owned by the Walt Disney Company. Harrods gives right to Duty Free International for a licence to operate a Harrods Signature Shop at Toronto Pearson International Airport's Terminal 3 (closed shortly after)[13]
  • 1994: The relationship between House of Fraser and Harrods is severed. Harrods remains under the ownership of the Fayed family, and House of Fraser is floated on the stock exchange.
  • 1997: An English court issues an injunction to restrain the Buenos Aires Harrods store from trading under the Harrods name.
  • 2000: A Harrods shop opens on board the RMS Queen Elizabeth 2, owned by the Cunard Line.
  • 2006: The Harrods "102" shop opens opposite the main shop in Brompton Road; it features concessions like Krispy Kreme and Yo! Sushi, as well as florists, a herbalist, a masseur, and an oxygen spa.
  • 2006: Omar Fayed, Muhammad's youngest son, joins the Harrods board.
  • 2010: Qatar Holdings become the new owners of Harrods, after Fayed announces he has sold the shop. It had been reported that Qatar Holdings paid £1.5 billion for the Knightsbridge store, in a deal signed in the early hours of 8 May 2010.[9]
  • 2010: Harrods looks at the possibility of expanding to China and opening a new shop in Shanghai. Michael Ward, managing director of Harrods, said, "There are other areas of the world where we could operate profitably." The number of Chinese shoppers visiting Harrods is increasing, and the average spent by a Chinese shopper is three times that of any other nationality.[14]
  • 2012: The figurative sculptures that once adorned the Harrods food hall are consigned for sale at West Middlesex Auction Rooms, The two Mermaids supporting a giant Clam and the Stag and Boar sheltering under an English Oak are purchased by Greaves & Thomas for inclusion in an elaborate fountain for Ryde, Isle of Wight.

History about the founder

Harrods founder was named  Charles Henry Harrod.
First established his business in 1834, aged 25.
He was born  on the 16 April 1799 – 1885.
At a young age, Charles worked as a miller in Clacton but in 1834 he moved to London where he began selling groceries in Stepney.

Charles Digby Harrod

In 1860 Charles Henry Harrod sold the business to his son, Charles Digby Harrod. The trade at Harrods continued to grow and by 1868 the shop had sixteen staff and the turnover had risen to £1,000 per week.

Charles number 2 was born on 25 January 1841 and died in 1905

I have been researching and it looks like Charles number 2 later sold Harrods to Mohamed Al Fayed.
I do not know much about Mohammed Al Fayed but I know that he sold Harrods to to Qatar Holdings, part of the Qatar Investment Authority, the state's sovereign wealth fund, in May 2010 for a reported £1.5 billion.
And that is who owns Harrods now.

Love Chrissy



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I went to see Wicked!!!!!!

It was my Mom's Christmas present to me.

It was Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is the untold story of the witches of Oz.

It was very musical, and the effects were amazing, as good as charlie and the chocolate factory!!

Even though it was very loud it was still great all of the plays are loud Matilda was loud charlie and the chocolate factory was loud too.

before we went to see the play we went to eat at wagamama 2 minutes away from the theater in Victoria.

 Here are my 4 favorite songs.