This must have been a great honeymoon!!
British couple Gina Lyons and Mark Lee were having a blast on their honeymoon in Sri Lanka. So much so that they spontaneously decided to buy the entire hotel they were staying at... with the help of some liquid courage.
After drinking 12 glasses of rum, the couple reportedly discovered that the lease was almost up on the hotel. So, they naturally decided to take over the place for three more years, costing them almost $40,000. They didn’t bore themselves with the details either – with the translation help of some friends during the negotiations, they drank even more rum.
Things got a little stressful once they realized they were having a child… but the good news is, business is reportedly booming. After shelling out some more cash for renovations, they reopened the Lucky Beach Tangalle back in July and have seen a steady flow of customers ever since.
“I was plagued with feeling irresponsible,” Lyons says. “But it was either sink or swim – so we decided we’d have to make it work.”
Flu Season: Parents taking drastic measures to protect their children
Flu season is coming, and some parents are taking extreme measures to protect their kids, including attaching signs to their car seats telling others to keep their grubby paws to themselves.
The latest parenting trend is making a spark on websites such as Etsy, BuzzFeed News reported. Some signs say: “Please don’t touch” and “Please look, don’t touch!” Other signs are a bit more direct with the message, “Stop! No touching! You germs are too BIG for me!”
The placards come in a variety of colors and different messages depending on how forward the parent wants the message to be. Other sites, like Amazon, are also selling the signs. The signs cost around $7.00 to $11.55 on Etsy and Amazon. KARE 11 reported the signs are getting attention on parenting websites and forums.
While a person can get the flu all year around in the US, the virus is most common in the fall and winter, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] stated. The American Academy of Pediatrics [AAP] recommends a child should be given the flu shot when they’re six months of age or older. During the 2017-2018 flu season, 172 children died, the CDC said.
The AAP also recommends that a parent use canopies or covers on their child’s stroller which can help keep “germ-covered hands from reaching in and touching your baby.”