Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts from February, 2022

Jenna

Jenna was launched in early 2017, having been created by a French couple inspired by their search for toys to help their young daughter with Hfiz. Samira Amarir and her husband Adil Amesrouh designed the doll to appeal to young kids as well as reflect Muslim values, then got it produced in China before moving to Dubai to market it. Adil told reporters in 2017: "The underlying issue is basically that the way we learn the Quran is still very archaic. The way that we do it is basically still the way that kids have been doing it for the last 1,000 years. Kids are very connected today and we have not necessarily engaged our kids in the way we want them to be learning." Samira added: "Jennah started to play with it like a normal doll, fixing her hair, changing her outfits. Then, after a few days she started to recite the first sura [chapter]. For us it was such a milestone because it was the aim of everything." The doll was the same height but had less make-up and a

Welsh UFO Sightings 1867

Welsh UFO sightings from 1868. For sightings from other years please click HERE . PRESS Pencraig The Welshman of March 6th 1868 covered the Cardiganshire Spring Assizes and the case of stone throwing and other harrassment, including arson, of the Richards family of Pencraig in 1867. They blamed their neighbour, Rachel Thomas. She blamed ghosts. It could be a poltergeist case but, either way, it's interesting to see how a commonly held belief in her rural area is treated in court. It's quite a long report and is available at Welsh Newspapers Online: https://newspapers.library.wales/view/4353440/4353446/28/ghost For more like this please click the image below:

Video Times

Video Times was a short lived UK publication launched in September 1982. It folded in summer 1983 after, I think, nine issues. 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 xx xx xx #01. October 1982 - Tron. [ 4/5/6 ] #02. November 1982 - Coronation Street. [ 1 | 4 | 5 | 15 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 21 ] #03. December 1982 - Adam Ant. #04. January 1983. #05. February 1983. #06. March 1983 - Hammer Horror. [ 1 | ? | 12 | ? | 16 | 17 | 50 | ? | 57 | ? ] #07. April 1983 - Marilyn Monroe. #08. May 1983. #09. June 1983 - Dr Who. [ 1 | 6 | 7 | 12 | 13 ] For more like this please click the image below:

Welsh UFO Sightings 1857

Welsh UFO sightings from 1857. For sightings from other years please click HERE . PRESS August 1857 Dowlais Three Irishmen were passing over one of the tips when one man went ahead and was accosted by a 'Lady ghost' who proceeded to beat him so badly he was covered in bruises and 'even his life was at one time endangered'. PRESS October 1857 Aberdare A ghost was accused of throwing rocks at people and causing property damage in Aberdare by the Merthyr Telegraph of 17/10/1857. Ultimately the police believed the culprit to be 'a certain gentleman in black' from a nearby property, but the court was unconvinced they could accurately identify him from 78 yards away in the dark and he escaped punishment... The magistrates weren't the only people unconvinced by the police's identification. Joseph Thomas of Aberdare Reformers' Chapel wrote to the editor on 24th October 1857 to complain th

It's Here! And Now! Magazine Guide

Weekly pop magazine launched in April 1973. It lasted 39 issues before folding into Music Star magazine #52 (19/01/1974). You can find partial content scans at Music Mags 70s and 80s . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 #1. 14/04/1973. Donny Osmond. ( David Cassidy back cover ) #2. 21/04/1973. Andy and David Williams. #3. 28/04/1973. David Cassidy. #4. 05/05/1973. Michael Jackson. #5. 12/05/1973. Donny Osmond. #6. 19/05/1973. Brian Connolly. ( Donny back cover ) #7. 26/05/1973. Marc Bolan. #8. 02/06/1973. David Cassidy. #9. 09/06/1973. Donny Osmond. ( Brian Connolly back cover ) #10. 16/06/1973. Marty Kristian. #11. 23/06/1973. David Cassidy. ( front | back ) #12. 30/06/1973. Slade. #13. 07/07/1973. Donny Osmond. #14. 14/07/1973. Gary Glitter. #15. 21/07/1973. Michael Jackson. #16. 28/07/1973.