Posts tagged ‘Reviews’

December 5, 2010

Abuse of Children- Spotting the Signs and Stopping it.

If you have been one of the thousands on people on facebook who have changed their page picture to a childhood cartoon character then you will know that this is to show support of the NSPCC, the charity to help stop abuse to thousands of children across the country. However, many do not know of what else to do to help children of child abuse. The NSPCC makes hundred of suggestions and ideas for those to help them show their support and help to stop the horrible statistics. Some are as easy as keeping your eyes and ears open.

The NSPCC has reviewed that almost 40% of children on the child protection register were under four years of age in 2006 meaning that babies and toddlers are at risk from child abuse and that two thirds of children killed at the hands of another person where under five years of age in 2005. Children over this age are also at risk of harrowing abuse with 16% of children under the age of sixteen experiencing sexual abuse. This is also a risk of boys as well as girls with 11% experiencing some form of sexual abuse under the age of sixteen.

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December 2, 2010

Festive Merriment!!

If, like us, you are lacking in Christmas ideas, you may want to try some of these. Some traditional, some not, always entertaining and believe me, except one game, all these increase in fun the more alcohol you have! These games are perfect for a household and will be brilliant to play if you divide the house into teams. Just make sure you don’t have any sore losers or people who oppose team work. They’ll just bring you down!

 

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December 1, 2010

That’s the Spirit!!

In the run up to Christmas, you may want to indulge in a few Christmas tibbles, either for guests or just for you and your housemates. Here are a few recipes I found, some of them I’ve altered a tad (just to include some more alcohol). Here are my favourites:

1. Blue Fizz

Champagne mixed with some blue curacao. Put in a real champagne glass (please don’t use a mug or something, it’s champagne!) Carefully pour on some hazelnut baileys to give the top of the glass a thin head and serve for a sophisticated festive feeling!

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November 29, 2010

Eastenders Christmas Polls 2010

As my housemates and myself have finished watching yet another episode of the BBC soap ‘Eastenders‘, we have now created several scenarios for the Christmas Day special. A year of so many revelations, Stacey killed Archie Mitchell, Peggy finally hung up the ‘Last Call’ bell and Kat and Alfie Moon‘s return to the show, the only thing that can top off a scandalous year is an outrageous Christmas Special.

While sitting and watching we have concocted several scenarios. Please comment and rate, if you have any suggestions, please include them!

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November 29, 2010

Modern Family- Season 1 Review

The ABC comedy mockumentary has been critically acclaimed by many saying, ” Modern Family was one of the best new comedies of the season.”. I agree with this completely. Set out like a fly-on-the-wall documentary, this comedy show explores the new age of family in modern times. First, there is the nuclear family of Claire (Julie Bowen) and Phil (Ty Burrell) Dunphy with their three children, all with various…personalities. There is Claire’s father, Jay (Ed O’Neill) who recently married an extreme attractive woman (30 years younger) Gloria (Sofia Vergara) and her young son Manny. Then finally, there is the token gay couple consisting of Mitchell (Jesse Tyler-Ferguson), son of Jay and brother to Claire and his partner Cameron (Eric Stonestreet) who recently adopted an Vietnamese baby called Lilly.

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