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Reading Habits Tag

Wednesday is usually Mini Mart day but we've moved back in with my parents for local lockdown. So, instead, here is a blog challenge I found on the Dreamland Book Blog -  1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading?  Not really. I either read in the living room or in bed. 2. Bookmark or random piece of paper?  Random piece of paper. I keep meaning to buy - and, more importantly, use - a nice one, but I never get around to it. 3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter/ a certain amount of pages?  I always try and stop after a chapter - the only reasons I won't are having to get to work/some other time sensitive thing, or falling asleep... 4. Do you eat or drink while reading?  Yep. If I'm home alone I'll always read while eating dinner. 5. Multitasking: Music or TV while reading?  I don't mind if the TV is on but I can't actually watch and read at the same time. Listening to music is fine though. If I'm reading for research

40 Kids Shows of the 1940s

Television transmission had been switched off on September 1st 1939, shortly after the end of Mickey's Gala Premier. (For more on that, check out a post I made earlier: 30 Kids' Shows of the 1930s .) When the service was brought back on June 7th 1946, at 3pm, that Mickey Mouse cartoon was one of the first things shown, as though to say: we're picking right back up where we left off! Before the war Disney cartoons filled the bulk of the BBC's animated offering, but when the service resumed viewers were more likely to see cartoons and puppet films from eastern Europe. In 1947 London hosted a Czechoslovak Film Festival which the BBC took full advantage of; as the Radio Times reported that September:  The Czechoslovak Film Festival held in London earlier this year, and at which some of these films were shown, drew the attention of British audiences to the recent striking development of the Czech motion-picture industry. Film production in Prague is nationalised, and a speci

Simba Toys Super Model

Simba Toys' answer to the Moxie Girls, Super Models, were launched in spring 2013. Standing 26cm tall, there were four characters in the line up - Bel, Juls, Miri and Sarah. They all had fully articulated bodies, rooted hair and decal faces.  Palm Beach ★ Miri - box front / box back. ★ Sarah - box front / box back. ★ Juls - box front / box back. ★ Bel - box front / box back. Cold Days ★ Bel - box front / box back. ★ Juls - box front / box back. ★ Sarah - box front / box back. ★ Miri - box front / box black. Fancy Winter ★ Bel - box front / box back. ★ Sarah - box front / box back. ★ Juls - box front / box back. ★ Miri - box front / box back. Fit Fashion ★ Bel - box front / box back. ★ Miri - box front / box back. ★ Sarah - box front / box back. ★  Juls - box front / box back . Chic City Walk ★ Bel - box front / box back. ★ Juls - box front / box back. ★ Sarah - box front / box back. ★ Miri - box front / box back.