Things to do with Children, 4

Neverending games Does anyone ever recall coming to the end of a game of Monopoly? Is it possible to finish a game of Monopoly? (I suppose, if everyone but the winner goes bankrupt and drops out…) We once had a game called Hotel which was similar; players bought hotels and charged other players to stay … Continue reading Things to do with Children, 4

Pond People 30

Missing. Molly found Flo and Eddy sitting in Grandad’s hollow with backs hunched and heads drooping. The faces that rose to greet her wore identical expressions of misery. It was the first time Molly had noticed any family resemblance. But she’d never been observant. ‘You’re looking better,’ she said to Eddy. ‘How do you feel?’ … Continue reading Pond People 30

Warning: COVID-19 Scam

A warning from Hugh’s Views and News

Hugh's Views & News  

During these uncertain times, there are still some horrible people out there trying to exploit and con people out of savings and money.

Below, you will see a text message that is currently being sent to mobile phones in the UK concerning the Coronavirus. It informs the recipient that they have been fined for leaving the house. You are asked to click on a link to make payment.

This is a scam. Please do not click on any links if you receive this message. Delete the message immediately.

If you’re able to, please pass on this information to family and friends and warn them of this scam.

If you know of any other COVID-19 scams, please leave details in the comments section.

This article may also help.

Coronavirus phishing emails: How to protect against COVID-19 scams

Stay safe.

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10 Famous Museums and Art Galleries You Can Visit Online

Things to do… for older families


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation

Due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19, countries around the world have instituted quarantine, which means that many of us are forced to stay home.

But this does not have to be boring. Not at all.

Google Arts And Culturehave partnered with over 1,200 museums and galleries from all over the world to bring everyone virtual tours and exhibitions of some of the world’s most museums and art galleries.

To make sure that you don’t miss the opportunity to virtually visit these museums, we’ve made a list of ten world-famous galleries that you can explore right from the comfort of your own home.

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Things To Do, 3: Spark Their Imagination.

Storytelling Even the most artistic of children will want to put down their paintbrush sometime. Offer them a prompt (or a choice of prompts) to write a story. This could develop in several ways. For instance, when everyone's applauded the story, suggest a 'What If' related to it. . . (What if the cat got … Continue reading Things To Do, 3: Spark Their Imagination.

Gutenberg Changes (the easy ones).

I tackled WordPress's change to block editing and thought I was coping okay. . . and then Gutenberg changed again while I wasn't looking. I'm sure the 'upgrade' has been heralded in one of those emails I don't read, but it threw me when I couldn't find the little arrow that moves blocks up and … Continue reading Gutenberg Changes (the easy ones).

Bored yet?

Many of my readers will have seen these, reblogged already by Chris the Story-reading Ape, but I had to pass them on again. My grandchildren will enjoy these. And they’re free!

S C Richmond

You can always entertain the family with this amusing little bit of fun…

If that’s not fun enough for you, it’ll be time to empty the attic to find those old fashioned board games.

Stay sane out there people.

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