Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll Smith

winsletNed “Rocknroll” Smith was born Abel Smith but legally changed his name to Ned Rocknroll. He is the nephew of British billionaire business magnate Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, for whom Rocknroll works as part of the Virgin Galactic space tourism company. It was also on Branson’s private island in the British Virgin Islands where Rocknroll and future wife Kate Winslet first met in 2011.

Winslet – most famous for her role in Titanic – arrived on the island with her two children from previous marriages, and her then-boyfriend Louis Dowler, not knowing that it was more than a new romance which would be ignited on this vacation. In the early hours of August 22nd, 2011, the residence in which Winslet and 19 other guests were staying suddenly burst into flames, likely due to lightning from a tropical storm. Nobody was injured, although the building was totally destroyed. It is not known what else went on during the vacation, yet Winslet arrived on the island with Dowler but left with Rocknroll.

Romance clearly blossomed for the pair, and their engagement was announced a year later. The couple have three previous marriages between them, with Winslet having been married to film directors Jim Threaplton and Sam Mendes. There are rumors that Mendes surpised Kate with a dozen roses for valentines day. And Rocknroll being married for two years to socialite Eliza Pearson, daughter of a British Viscount. Nevertheless, the pair were joined in happy holy matrimony in a private New York ceremony, shortly after the couple had relocated to live in Sussex, England.

In December 2013, the couple’s first child was born. In typical Hollywood fashion, the youngster was given the unique name of Bear Blaze Winslet, note how the middle name reflects the circumstances in which the couple met. Interestingly the child was spared the less-than-traditional “Rocknroll” as a last name, because Winslet wanted all her children to have the same surname.
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Labor Day presents-gift ideas for Labor Day


Are you looking for the perfect gift to give someone for Labor Day? You may be struggling to think of something, but it doesn’t have to be hard. You may be getting a gift for a friend, family member or an employee. The first thing to think about when choosing a gift is to think of what the person has interest in. Some nice fall clothing would be appropriate for the time of year. A toolkit would be a good gift too. Everyone has work that needs to be done around the home.

Tickets to an event or concert would be awesome and an unexpected surprise too!

If you are a good baker, you could make some treats such as a pie or cookies. Use red, white and blue ingredients like candy, strawberries and blueberries to make the treats look patriotic.

If you enjoy crafts, make a patriotic wreath or other decor as the gift. You could even buy a nice patriotic gift too if you’d rather not make something. A nice bouquet of red,white and blue flowers would be nice too.

Some more gift ideas are a thermos to keep coffee warm, a nice lunch box, gift cards to either a restaurant or a salon. A picnic basket or grilling supplies for that labor day barbecue cook out are nice gifts. A good quality candle is always a popular gift too.

If you are getting a gift for an employee, desk supplies would probably be appropriate.This includes, nice notepads, pens, highlighters, a cool mouse pad, or file organizers. A desk fan, business card holder, or a small candy or snack basket would be good ideas too.


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