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24 hours of Gaming?!

24 hours of Gaming?!

Please Note There are several links on this post that will take you to external sites. I will not receive any monies if you click on any of the links, although you are able to make a donation to charity via the GoFundMe page. Hi, I’m Beth and I’m a Gamer Gurl. Beth the Gamer Gurl I have always enjoyed playing video games, but I never considered myself to be a gamer until darling hubby introduced me to Texas Hold…

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The Child Writer

The Child Writer

I am blessed with having a very creative mind.  Sometimes it has been a bit of a burden, and has given me a rather overactive imagination.  For example, in the past, it got to the point where I could never watch any form of horror or thriller film without completely freaking out.  They would trigger something in my brain, and if I was lucky enough to fall asleep, after going to bed, I would suffer with absolute horrific night terrors. …

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10 movies your kids need to watch

10 movies your kids need to watch

Please Note The following post contains links to third party sites. If you click on a link, the page will open in a new tab. I do not receive any form of payment for the links included. It doesn’t matter how old a film is, whether they’re “real”, animated, or an amalgamation of the two, I love watching movies.   Gning and Donut are the same.  When lock-down first went in to effect, they decided that they wanted to start on…

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A Pre-Historic Day Out

A Pre-Historic Day Out

I’m sitting in a caravan, listening to the rain bounce off the roof.  I glance over to one of the windows, and it literally looks like a waterfall running down.  Well, I am in Scotland and the rain is what the country is best known for, right?  Well, the weather is certainly one thing that Scotland is notorious for.  But this post isn’t about the weather.  This post is to tell you about one of its little hidden gems, that…

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Recipe: Lemonade Scones

Recipe: Lemonade Scones

Whether you pronounce it as scone (rhyming with gone – that’s the correct way, by the way) or scone  (rhyming with tone or bone – wrong! Ha!), it’s the same thing.  A delicious baked “thing” that is super versatile in the way that you can make them savoury or sweet, and you don’t even have to change the ingredients!   There are many different countries and cultures that will claim that the classic scone originated from them…   The Oxford English Dictionary…

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To holiday or not to holiday?

To holiday or not to holiday?

Thanks to Covid-19, the UK went in to lock-down on 23 March 2020.  It was for the best…  The virus was circulating rapidly, and the death toll was increasing dramatically, day-by-day.  Schools across the country had already closed on 20 March apart from the children of primary keyworkers), for the fear of the virus being brought into school by someone, then taken home by another person.  It would only take one small child carrying the virus, to have a cuddle…

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Crafts: Magic picture spinner

Crafts: Magic picture spinner

I’ve tried my hand at a lot of different arts and crafts, but no matter what I create, my finished products always look like Donut made them.  To be honest, I don’t really care.  I enjoy what I do, and as far as I’m concerned, that’s all that matters. I have tried all sorts.  Origami, card making, jewellery, wire bending, fashion accessories, crochet, knitting, dream-catchers…  You name it, I’ve probably tried it.   You know what else Gning and Donut can do? …

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What I’ve been watching during lock-down

What I’ve been watching during lock-down

Lock-down in the UK was put in to place on 23 March 2020. That’s 14 weeks tomorrow, and as the boys haven’t been in school since 20 March, it’s given me a lot of spare time to catch-up on old programmes, and watch new ones. Hubby’s birthday was actually on 23 March and he received some money… He decided it would be perfect to purchase Disney+, as this was being launched in the UK on 24 March. Well, we had…

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Recipe: Fruit Tarts

Recipe: Fruit Tarts

I’m always looking for something new to try to make in the kitchen, and I was not disappointed by Gning’s choice. I mentioned in my previous post that I have been homeschooling my boys (well, Donut returned to school on Monday – that’s going great, by the way, so that just leaves me with my 8 year old at home now), and one of the lessons yesterday was Home Economics. When I was in high school, Home Ec. was still…

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Back to School

Back to School

The UK came to a halt on March 23rd evening. Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, addressed the country at 7pm, declaring that the Coronavirus known as Covid-19 has hit the UK hard, and he has no choice but to lock-down the country. You can read the full speech here. All non-essential shops must close. Only those that stock essential goods (food, drink, toiletries and cleaning products) can remain open. All stores selling nothing but clothes, toys, stationery, etc. must close with…

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