Happy Halloween.

Halloween, or more specifically Trick or Treating, is a topic that seems to divide people across the board. There doesn’t seem to be a middle ground; as far as people are concerned, it’s either Great Fun or it’s Begging.

I have my feet firmly in the Great Fun camp. I’d have to be a complete grinch not to, as for the kids it’s one of the highlights of the year. As far as they are concerned, it’s up there with Christmas.

It helps that we live in a family-friendly street. There are 100 houses on our road and at least a third of them actively participate by decorating their front doors or windows. If people don’t want to be visited by hoards of children in fancy dress, all they need to do is  turn off their front light and draw the curtains. Some people put up a ‘No Trick Or Treating’ sign, but it’s probably not necessary. Most of the ToTer’s in our area are under 10’s and have parents hovering in the background; everyone is normally very well behaved. read more

The Hazards Of Hama Beads.

At first, Hama beads appear to be a harmless, even educational toy that allow your little darlings to get in touch with their creative side while entertaining them quietly for half an hour or so.

But there are things you should know about Hama beads. Read on, and be informed!

For those of you who were, up until now, blissfully unaware of the existence of Hama beads, let me explain.

Hama beads are tiny beads that come in every colour of the rainbow.

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