Skip to main content

This Week - 06/09/2020

The Future is Unwritten.

The main news this week was Marianna going back to school. I'm still uncertain about the wisdom of it, but she has been so lonely and miserable I figured it was the better evil at this point. She has only been in two days so far but the change in her temperament is already really noticeable. 

Of course that made it inevitable that she should spend all last night coughing. In the cold light of day I can joke about it and recognise that is probably just a cold, but last night I was a bit of a wreck because if it is coronavirus it is entirely my fault for sending her back to the petri dish of full time education. We rang up for a test earlier - the process was every bit as poorly organised as I imagined it would be, can't lie - and now just have to wait and see. The cough is much better today and her temperature has come down, but it's better to be safe than sorry.

In other news, I'm finally on the home stretch with the 1/6 scale doll house. I've got one room that still needs serious work, but the rest is mostly just finishing touches. I even made some furniture from scratch this week; I went through my box of bits of wood / plastic and made a 1/8 scale bunkbed for the nursery. I was really pleased with how it turned out!

Licca Chan

Beyond that the most interesting thing I've done this week is watch a bunch of new (to me) BBC documentaries. The Evel Knievel Storyville one - I knew basically nothing about the guy and was kind of blown away by how OTT his story really was - and a load of stuff from the history category. The real problem is that it doesn't update often enough; I'm back to the usual 'seen it all' situation now. :/

Deal of the Week -

£2.50 off a domain name at 123 Reg with referral code link:

This week I've posted a Little Shop masterlist, along with a post about Australia's version by Coles. Plus a Mini Mart post on Etsy shop dorokeki, a Friday Five on guilty pleasure TV shows, and a post about Marianna's first day back at school. I finished off with a Christmas / Birthday present ideas list for Marianna. There are only 109 days to go!

Song of the Week -

Easy Lover - Philip Bailey and Phil Collins

For more like this, please click the image below:
This Week - Weekly Overviews


Popular posts from this blog

Over 200 UK Refer and Earn Offers for 2022

So many stores and services offer special rewards and discounts for recruiting them new customers. No matter what you're into, there's a refer and earn offer for you! Some of these translate to straight up free and easy money through cashback or reward sites, others require you to be an existing customer or jump through several hoops. There are over 400 offers listed on my Codes, Coupons and Discounts Pinterest board, and I am (slowly) working on updating this post to reflect the cream of the crop! CASHBACK, SURVEYS, REWARDS & DEALS 20 Cogs . Get £20 when your friend completes 20 cogs (i.e. offers), and 5% of their earnings for life. You also need to complete 20 offers yourself before you can cash out. Airtime Rewards . Get up to £1.50 bonus credit for each person who signs up with your referral code. Mine is 9CKQXLH8. Cashback Earners . Earn 5.00 CashCoins and 10% of their earnings from purchases. 20 CashCoins minimum payout. Cashback Kingdom . Both get a bon

Free Magazine Scans

Click the pictures below to find full cover guides to various teen magazines (primarily collated to make scale miniature magazine covers but I figure they'll also be useful for collectors and anyone into media history) and scans from my own magazine collection. I've also got a couple of kids' books I didn't want to part with - The Squirrel and Little Owl Book of Pets . The unwieldy size of my bookmark folders convinced me I needed a reference post for online magazine archives. Or, more accurately, free online magazine archives. Whether you're looking for leisure reading or research avenues, you're bound to find something useful in this list. :) ☆ Archive for the Unexplained - UFO mags galore. ☆   The Magazine Rack - over 140,000 digitised magazines! ☆   Lantern - thousands of vintage film magazines. ☆ FANZINES  - a number of online archives now exist for these including  FANAC  (SF), ScoTpress  (Trek), Sandy Herald Collection  (media fandom, major

Free Fabric Samples x 200

Choosing upholstery and soft furnishings can be a nightmare - especially if it arrives and isn't quite what you expected. Fabric samples are a great way to avoid costly mistakes, as well as providing a fab source of material for your crafts box. Here are over 200 places offering completely free fabric samples in the UK:

Simply Cook Review

I kept seeing ads and deals for Simply Cook everywhere, so as there was a special offer on at OhMyDosh! Rewards (£3 for the box and £3.50 cashback) I figured I had nothing to lose by giving it a try. What Is It? Recipe kits packed into boxes which fit through your letterbox. The usual price is £9.99 for a kit of 4, with each one serving 2-4 people depending on your serving sizes. All you need to do is buy the fresh ingredients required and follow the instructions. Here is Simply Cook's own helpful diagram: Does It Work? For me, as the person just eating it, it was awesome. Everything tasted great - the mushroom penne in particular was so good I went back for seconds - and I liked that the sauces weren't as rich as Anthony would usually make them. For Anthony, who cooked them, they weren't as impressive. He complained that the food was bland and that it was actually quite a lot of faff, as Lidl didn't stock everything we needed which meant another trip ou