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This Week - 31/01/2021

It's been kind of a weird week. Mentally, I'm feeling a lot better. Physically, not so much... I had the period from hell plus some kind of sickness bug that basically wrote off the week. I missed a few virtual meetings and it meant Marianna missed a few days of home school. Hopefully next week we'll be back on track and much more productive! What I did do was mostly read. I did manage to do some more doll house decorating too. It's starting to look a lot more finished in there. Just the entire outside to complete... On the blog I posted an Abba doll guide , a Mini Mart review of Teeny Tiny Things , and an A-Z of my favourite historical reality TV shows . Anthony was (very) briefly featured on BBC news , so that made up Thursday's post, and I also did a paid post on Welsh Government's Childcare Offer for Wales . Finally, I wrote about the 1977 Ysgol Rhosybol UFO sighting for my Weird Wales feature. Deal of the Week - Song of the Week - America -

Mini Mart: Teeny Tiny Things

Supplier:  Teeny Tiny Things Website:   Teeny Tiny Things | Etsy Store Products: I've bought from Teeny Tiny Things a few times because they're always adding cool stuff! I've got a doll house, a bunch of tiny storage boxes (from £4), ashtrays (£3 for 2), stationery sets, and even an awesome 1/12 scale desk (£15). In the bottom pic the desk, pink storage box and pencil holder are all from Teeny Tiny Things. They also produce amazing 1/12 scale pram kits but they're a bit beyond my experience range. Maybe one day! Post and Packing:   £2.50 within the UK. For more like this, please click the image below:

Back in Time for... A-Z

I love those shows where modern people live like their forefathers for a couple of weeks. It's not the same as living history, true, but it's as close as we can get. And always makes for good entertainment! Here's an A-Z guide of all my favourites...   A - SURVIVING THE STONE AGE Eight survival experts spend a month in rural Bulgaria recreating life in the Stone Age. These shows are usually looking at the recent past so it's great fun to see some 'real' history. ;) Other Stone Age offerings include  10,000 BC  (2015) and  Steinzeit - Das Experiment (2007).   B - BBC Historic Farm Tudor Monastery Farm , Victorian Farm , Edwardian Farm , Wartime Farm , Tales from the Green Valley ... Historical reality fun, but on a farm.   C - CHRISTMAS Back in Time for Christmas is a must watch for the festive season! You can practically feel the nostalgia oozing from your TV screen.   D - DINNER As in, Back in Time for Dinner . Part cookery sho

Anthony on the Beeb

Anthony was asked to comment on a rather comical lockdown breach on behalf of the Community Council earlier. Police raided Euphoria Tanning Hair and Beauty in town which resulted in people at various stages of treatments fleeing... preserved for posterity on CCTV. (Seriously, of all the things to break a lockdown for. Beyond maybe eyebrow threading what is anyone else going to be able to see the benefit of? Lol.) Anyway, they had a BBC reporter out this morning by Cwmbran Leisure who asked him to say a few words. I think it was on the telly news this evening but, as regular readers will know, I cancelled our TV licence so was unable to capture his lockdown 'do in motion. I've had to make do with a pic from the Beeb's newsfeed: 'I think it is a very unfair reflection on the town' - CCTV captures people fleeing from salon during raid — BBC Wales News (@BBCWalesNews) January 28, 2021 The text of the online article read: Lockdown breaches at

Ysgol Rhosybol UFO Sighting

I briefly mentioned this UFO sighting as part of my post on The Broad Haven Triangle . Central to that story was the sighting of a UFO on the ground and in flight from the yard of Broad Haven Community Primary School. Although it was the one which captured the public imagination - and the press attention - it wasn't the only school sighting to take place in Wales during the February of 1977. The Rhosybol UFO, like that at Broad Haven, is notable for its multiple witnesses and the similarity of the individually crafted drawings. On the afternoon of Wednesday February 16th, 1977, nine girls aged between 8 - 11 and their teacher were outside playing netball at Ysgol Rhosybol on Anglesey. Gwawr Jones, aged 10, was looking up at the net when she spotted something strange and shiny high in the sky. She shouted to the others to look and the group stood watching it for a few minutes. The object was described as having a black dome on top and a silver cigar-shaped base. It was a

The Childcare Offer for Wales

Have you heard about the Childcare Offer for Wales? If you're a working parent of a 3 or 4 year old child you could be eligible for up to 30 hours a week of early education and childcare. What difference could that kind of support make to your family? Welsh Government's Childcare Offer for Wales campaign have put together a really cute video asking toddlers what they would do with a bit of extra money, resulting in answers ranging from buying 'a blue dolphin' to 'Portugal'! Marianna's not quite a toddler anymore but I put the question to her all the same. Indeed. Regardless of what your own answer would be, most working parents of 3 to 4 year olds can now claim funds towards the cost of childcare.  How does the Childcare Offer for Wales work? It covers the cost of up to 30 hours of childcare and early education for children aged 3 to 4. This is split into two components: a minimum of 10 hours of Foundation Phase Nursery (FPN) provision, and a maximum of 20

ABBA Dolls

ABBA there, in all their 1970s glory. After winning the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden, ABBA set about world domination with their catchy pop songs. Matchbox released a line of 9" ABBA dolls in 1978, complete with a range of accompanying fashions.  ★ Benny - box front / box back . ★  Bj√∂rn - box front / box back . ★ Anni-Frid - box front / box back . ★ Agnetha - box front / box back . ★ Money Money - box front / box back . ★ Jumpsuit - box front / box back . ★ Japanese Set - box front / box back . ★ White and Gold - box front / box back . For more like this, please click the image below: