December 16, 2022

Happy Christmas from kdm

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas! If you haven’t seen on our social media channels already, watch below our very own 12 days of kdm Christmas.

12 days of kdm Christmas

1. On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

A plate full of homemade cookies!

Fish is touted as one of the healthiest forms of protein, but what are the scientific facts behind this claim? That’s something Tonia will be thinking about when she eats her Czech Xmas meal next week! Read here to learn more.

2. On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

An icy plunge bright and early!

A large number of scientific studies support the benefits of cold water swimming – Annabel thought she’d try it out. She hadn’t bargained for ice! Visit here to see the health benefits of cold water swimming.

3. On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

A naughty elf stealing our tree!

Elf Science Investigations – are elves running havoc in households and allowed to get away continual night after night pranks? Should they be setting a better example for impressionable children? Visit here to find out whether the naughty elf is causing naughty children!

4. On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Ariana’s Christmas CD!

It has been argued that listening to Christmas music has the power to boost the mood of those in need of some Christmas cheer… that’s why Lauren has her favourite Christmas album blasting every day in December! Click here to see how listening to Christmas music can bring more than just festive cheer.

5. On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Christmas hauls with the family!

Locally-farmed, real Christmas trees are the most sustainable choice – and they smell good! Read here to find out whether a real tree or fake tree is more sustainable.

6. On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

A South-African festive party!

Although nothing beats the festive feeling of winter, Aimee sometimes misses having a dip in the pool and a smoky braai on Christmas day. Click here to read about the chemical compounds that make barbecued turkey extra delicious!

7. On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Christmas markets in Germany!

Everyone loves a good Christmas market during the festive period, however Germany hosts some of the most impressive Christmas markets across the globe and thousands of people travel there for that sole reason! Stocked up with wursts and kartoffelpuffers, Germany’s Christmas markets aren’t to be missed. Click here to see the locations of Germany’s most renowned Christmas markets!

8. On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

A kdm Christmas party!

Now more than ever, it’s so important to make sure you get together with your team as working from home is the new norm. We often forget – amongst the hustle and bustle of life – how crucial is it for humans to simply interact with each other on a daily basis. That’s why kdm believe getting the whole team together for a Christmas party at the end of the year is key for not only their social development, but is also a good opportunity for them all to have a good laugh together. Click here to see why face-to-face communication is vital!

9. On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

A plate full of sarmale!

Sarmale is a traditional Romanian food consisting of minced meat and rice wrapped in cabbage leaves. The name is derived from the Turkish word Sarma, which means ‘wrapped’. Whatever its origins, it is delicious! Click here to follow a great recipe!

10. On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Swedish glögg mmm so tasty!

This Christmas, Daria will be in Sweden with her family enjoying many cups of glögg – the Swedish version of mulled wine – topped with almonds and raisins. Whilst the adults tuck into their hearty treat, the children are in the living room watching Kalle Anka – Donald Duck in Swedish! Click this link to see why it’s a Swedish tradition to watch Kalle Anka at Christmas time.

11. On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Home Alone 2 with Bonnie!

Watching Home Alone at Christmas is a given, especially Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. One of the most popular Christmas films of all-time, Home Alone 2 has some thrilling scenes. Read this article for some jaw-dropping facts about one of the best Christmas films ever!

12. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…

Christmas cake from my Nanny!

For Emily, a homemade Christmas cake is a family tradition with her Nan beginning the bake as early as the August before Christmas. Full of fruit, brandy, and marzipan, Christmas isn’t Christmas without her Nanny’s Christmas cake. Her secret? You’ll need brandy (and lots of it!), a fruit cake (preferably homemade), and 4 months (of soaking time!). Follow this similar recipe to make your very own Christmas cake!

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