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
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
A warning from Hugh’s Views and 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.
Things to do… for older families
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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Raining. Father dropped the net in the empty tank, where it slid down to lie flat on the gravel. The tank tipped sideways, and the jug dipped to collect more water. Each time it appeared, the jug faced the same direction, so after Flash freed Grandad’s foot they scrambled to the far end of the … Continue reading Pond People 29
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.
Home. Molly had been lucky. The net was directly beneath them when she put an arm around Eddy and said ‘Dive’. She didn’t let go of him until she felt the net pull them out of the water. She looked around for Flo. She knew her friend wouldn’t lose sight of her brother, however exhausted … Continue reading Pond People 28
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).
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!
Fishing. It was Flash who gave them the news that the fish were to be released into the pond. Walt broke down then in silent tears, and Sylva hurried to comfort him. They drifted away to the side of the tank. Fish gathered, attracted by their trail of salt tears. The fish reminded Flash there … Continue reading Pond people 27