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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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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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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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How to make your own Cherry Cola!

How to make your own Cherry Cola!

I have always enjoyed Cherry Coca-Cola™, but I became a little obsessed with it when we visited Walt Disney World™ for the first time, in 2017 and again in 2019. I had always wanted to go to Disney World when I was little, but my dads idea of a holiday was more cultural… I’ve seen wild animals in Kenya; visited Victoria Peak in Hong Kong; had my hair braided on the beach in Bali; had a rather nasty looking beetle…

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Recipe: Chocolate Brownies

Recipe: Chocolate Brownies

I have to be honest with you here. I never liked brownies. I don’t know why. Maybe it was because I never had one as a child, and when I first tried one, I wasn’t expecting a gooey, chewy, sticky square of heavy chocolate cake… I thought it was undercooked, so I never actually finished eating it. I tried shop bought brownies since, but they were always super dry, maybe like they had been made several days ago and were…

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