Tanele arrived at 12pm and we decided I should do Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad. I say we. What I did was stalk a few instagram profiles, remember vaguely getting some hair paints sent a few weeks earlier, then immediately worry that my newly highlighted (thanks Neville) hair would be stained by said paints.
It's time to start accepting that gender is not merely the constructed binary that we have been made to believe in. And we can see this most clearly in children who are not yet as tainted by ideas of 'boyish' boys or 'girlish' girls.
Halloween can conjure up many images. For some it is a fun time characterised by copious amounts of sugar-filled sweets and silly costumes. However, clearly Halloween has a darker side, it can be scary (especially with this clown craze going around). For parents and teachers though the scariest thing that won't be seen this Halloween is the truly shocking state of children's mental wellbeing.
As Halloween approaches, the "seasonal" aisle of the supermarket - which now seems to be a permanent rather than an occasional feature - fills with shiny black and purple dresses, spangly wands and orange pumpkin-shaped masks, candles and cakes. Shoppers scuttle past dragging small children and muttering about consumerism and Americanisation.
These are best kept outside of the fridge once they've set as the cacao butter begins to rise to the surface of the chocolate resulting in a white appearance. If you plan on storing them for longer I'd place them in a sealed container, although they never last that long!
Stuck somewhere between nervous proud-as-punch laughter and sleep deprived tears, the words stuck in my throat . This was real, she was mine, ours. We were in charge. And not just of nappy changes and night feeds but of all the very Big Serious Things, love and everything else in between, from here on in.
17th June, 1898, Antarctica Dr Frederick Cook looked out of the ship from his grimy window. It was dark. It had been dark for months, nothing to see ...
UK homes waste 7 million tonnes of food every year peaking during periods of celebration such as Christmas, Easter and Halloween. Nobody wants to be a killjoy at these times but they offer a perfect opportunity to get people to change habits and try something new.
Michelin starred chef Steve Smith has devised the perfect recipe to make use of those leftover Halloween pumpkins. Alternatively this recipe can be used with butternut squash for the ultimate winter warming dish.
Mori hypothesised that these forms of human duplicates which appear to be almost exactly but not quite identical to humans evoke a feeling of unease, eeriness and even disgust among viewers, particularly when the creations begin to move in an unnatural or mechanical way.
Sorry to sound like a killjoy but forcing some pets to become pumpkins, pirates, or even hot dogs for amusement purposes means unnecessary stress, resulting in abnormal, unwanted, even damaging behaviours. Ill-fitting outfits can also get twisted on external objects or even your pet, leading to potential life-threatening injuries especially if left unsupervised.
Halloween is upon us again, the yearly sugar fest that is matched only by Easter and Christmas. It's a treat or treat bonanza, with a big payday for retailers and families stocking up on cheap candy weeks ahead as if their lives depend on it. Newsflash: Stores do not run out of sweets. And we all know what happens to a stash of goodies at home
The bottom line is that it results in negative self-talk that clouds your judgement and constricts your perception of what is truly possible for you or your life. It keeps you from seeing things objectively and with a fresh perspective.
Parents are claiming this is the worst year ever to be a kid at Halloween. Instead of cute costumes featuring pumpkins, witches, wizards and ghosts made from old sheets, retailers seem locked in a battle to the bottom to produce the most vile outfits and cash in.
In shops across the country, change is approaching and an old friend has arrived: tinsel. The encroaching face of Santa Claus and red and green wrappi...
Making fruit leathers at home is really easy, they make a fabulous healthy snack and kids love them. We used both a simple apple puree, and an apple and plum puree (which we lightly blitzed).