Eye bling for kids
There’s a reason why children’s vitamins are shaped like animals and have friendly fruit flavours: kids probably would not want take them if they weren’t. Appeal to children’s imaginations and tastes and you can get them to do almost anything — like swimming. It’s true that some kids take to swimming like a fish takes to water, but other children need some coaxing. Bling2o swimming goggles sold at Little Angels in Camana Bay are so popular with kids they want to wear them even when they aren’t swimming. For girls there are goggles with sparkling rims, tiaras and hearts; for boys there are dinosaur and Star Wars-like themes. These goggles aren’t good only for swimming: they will work for bath time, too!
Able to leap tall buildings without getting a wedgie
“Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” has come and gone from Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6 cinemas but young fans can still get plenty more of the unlikely superhero. Books & Books now has in stock “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Official Handbook” and, of course, many of author Dav Pilkey’s previous titles from the franchise, including the most recently released “Captain Underpants and the Sensational Saga of Sir Stinks-A-Lot.” Generally speaking, these books are for children. There’s an interesting bit of trivia about Piqua, Ohio, the setting for the Captain Underpants series. Piqua was, for more than a century, a major centre of underwear production and once held an annual Great Outdoor Underwear Festival in which people walked around town in their skivvies.
Even grease monkeys love them
What’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys? Try mixing coffee, peanut butter, bananas and chocolate syrup, add ice, blend until smooth and top with whipped cream. The result is as cold as the toes of a brass monkey. This no-monkey-business concoction packed with sugar and caffeine is guaranteed to give you an energy boost, or you’ll be a monkey’s uncle. So don’t monkey around and go to Café del Sol at Camana Bay to get that mid-afternoon-drowsiness monkey off your back. You’ll go bananas for the Mocha Monkey Frappe and no one will make a monkey out of you if you do!
Gin and Titonic
More than 105 years after the Titanic met its fate in the icy waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, the sinking of the unsinkable ship still captures imaginations. The 1997 film about the Titanic’s maiden — and only — voyage made global stars of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet and the ship’s sinking has been commemorated with many other films, books, songs, museum exhibits and memorabilia. Perhaps the most unique way to commemorate the Titanic’s sinking is with a novelty ice cube tray, which is sold at West Indies Wine Company. The “Gin and Titonic” synthetic rubber tray allows you to create ice in the shape of four icebergs and four ocean liners. Once popped in your gin and tonic — or any other beverage — the icebergs float while the ships list in the water. A novelty item that makes light of a tragedy that cost the lives of more than 1,500 people might not be in everyone’s taste, but the ice cubes will be guaranteed conversation starters at your next party.