December Issue 25

For all of us at GOLDENROOM this is an incredibly exciting time of year. With so many celebrations and ways to celebrate, it’s like cross cultural relations is really coming home for the obvious like Christmas to the niche like Chinese new year. We are coming home in another way too. This issue also marks the two year anniversary of GOLDENROOM Online Journal for Cross Cultural Relations. We can certainly believe it because of the hard work we put in to bring our readers the best of life stories, pioneering research, topical analysis and the delightful content that spans film reviews to recipes and more. Each issue brings us more inspiration and a greater awareness of our ethos and mission; to recognise, represent and provide resources for people of dual or multi heritage, and people in cross cultural relationships. Thank you for subscribing, for reading, and sharing this worthy publication and for being part of this incredible journey. It truly is something to celebrate.

And as we celebrate our biannual anniversary and a few exciting festive holidays too, we are joined by celebrity chefs, Rachel Khoo, Lorraine Pascale and Gok Won who have all the tips for creating the best cross cultural celebrations. Or enjoy the insights on multicultural entertaining from Yvonne Maffei, author of the blog, My Halal Kitchen who shares her thoughts on Food, Faith and Family.

To complement that, we have three stunning articles in our Inter Faith Relations section. In a timely step, we explore ‘Jesus. For Christians and Muslims’, which reveals a surprising tradition of sending Christmas cards in Iran. Oliver Wheatley shakes up his agnostic beliefs with a visit to York Minster while our Inter Faith expert Marjorie Crombie, takes us to celebrate Winter Solstice in ‘Interview With a Pagan’.

We know we make a big difference in people’s lives at GOLDENROOM, and this month you can join us by Escaping Consumerism with Gifts That Give Back, featuring our star product, GIFT Wellness. For a gift that truly celebrates all that is GOLDENROOM, have a look at our fashion feature on HalfBreed Clothing, the brand you can trust to represent yourself. We also had a chat with founder of HalfBreed Clothing Co. Rudy T. about being Mixed ‘race’ and raising Multi Ethnic children.

If you need to make an impression this season, there is still time to purchase one of our Golden Moments Experience Gift Vouchers, if your celebration has to be memorable. Or for another great representation of cross cultural harmony, pick up a box of our GOLDENROOM Signature Truffle Swirls for just £5.00.

Don’t sit home alone this winter, make a cross cultural connection today, for friendship, dating and marriage. A three month membership with GOLDENROOM Dating is now heavily discounted to just £59.70 and if you do we will publish your story in GOLDENROOM when we return in February 2014 with our Love and Romance issue.

Enjoy all the GOLDENROOM resources in this packed issue to help you celebrate all your important celebrations this season.

Warmest Regards to you and yours,

Dr. W.J.Tuinstra

Editor in Chief


Online Journal for Cross Cultural Relations



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