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Poem: There’s A Vegan Coming to Dinner

There’s a vegan coming to dinner.
What are we going to do?
Why can’t she eat normal stuff
Like a casserole or a stew?

 

 

There’s a vegan coming to dinner.
What do they actually eat?
Egg? No. Cheese? No
And obviously no meat!

 

There’s a meatie hosting a dinner.
It was lovely to be invited.
Will they try to cater for me
Or leave me feeling slighted?

 

 

There’s a meatie hosting a dinner.
Should I offer them some tips?
I don’t want to offend them
But some things won’t pass my lips.

 

 

There’s a vegan coming to dinner
I’ve searched Google for inspiration
Pinterest has a wealth of gorgeous food
For a vegan’s delectation

 

 

There’s a vegan coming to dinner
I’ve made a vat of veg chilli and rice
Salsa, guacamole, tortillas
It all tastes surprisingly nice.
There’s a meatie hosting a dinner
What a special treat!
Such thoughtful consideration
Of what we could ALL eat!


For The Love Of The Law, by Deborah A. Stansil

 

Willow Greyson has rebuilt her legal career after the devastating murder of her boyfriend in the courtroom where they were on opposing sides of the case. She has high status in her legal practice and a loving fiance Hunter, another lawyer in the firm.
A shocking discovery puts Willow’s career, relationship and even her life in danger…
Plotwise, For The Love Of The Law is fast paced and engaging. The twists are unexpected and raise questions about how YOU would react in the same position. There is also an emotional side and psychological perspective due to the turbulence of Willow’s situation and reactions.
We see events in flashback chapters which are written in the first person, unlike the rest of the book which is third person and therefore more neutral. The flashbacks help us to understand the emotional background to the character’s behaviour so that we can relate to them in the present day sections.
There is a LOT of sex in this book so be warned if you blush easily… 😉
At around 170 pages, this is a reasonably quick but definitely enjoyable read with plenty of drama (and sex!)
I am very impressed that Deborah is able to write books belonging to such diverse genres with success each time! Read my reviews of Deborah’s other books: The Asylum Tour and Lacey Patrick and the Wizard of Darkness.

Book blurb:
Running from her scarred past, Willow Greyson thought she would never practice the law again, and she was certain she would never allow herself to love again. She was getting by, content with her life if not completely happy, but all of that changed when she met Hunter Graham. Willow slowly begins to open herself up to the idea of love once more after she finds herself working alongside Hunter at a law firm.
Hunter Graham is determined to do whatever it takes to make Willow his, even if that means being vulnerable around her. But when a shadowy figure from Willow’s past makes an appearance, it becomes clear to Hunter that keeping the love of his life might not be so easy. Hunter must decide whether to fight for Willow, or whether to be the man who loves her enough to let her go.
Will Willow’s past destroy her relationship with Hunter, or is he truly her soul mate? Find out in For the Love of the Law, the new legal romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat to the very last page.

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#Project366 2020 week 8

Day 47: a happy family occasion! My cousin’s son was christened so it was a lovely opportunity to catch up with wider family

Day 48: urgh. Period time. Despite my lack of progress with being more eco friendly, one thing I did manage to do was buy some period pants and they are AMAZING! I wasn’t overly hopeful as they are so thin but they are comfy and held everything in. I even forgot I was on the blob sometimes. Brilliant

Day 49: my own little Moana!

 

Day 50: the cousins have descended on us! Here we are in Fleet on our way to a photo session at Captured Moment with my parents.

 

Day 51: fabulous fun with Funatic Foam. The kids adored this and have begged for it again each bath time since

 

Day 52: more fun, this time with the new Uni-Verse collectibles. The slime was pretty icky but the unicorn inside is sooooo cute (see my Instagram for what we got!)

Day 53: is there anything sadder than a PS4 controller that won’t hold its charge 🙁

 

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Good clean fun with Funatic Foam

One of the most exciting times ino our house is when I allow the children to have bubble bath. Matthew pretends to be very grown up but even he can’t resist the allure of bubbles…
Funatic Foam is a new product designed to make bathtime fun as well as functional. The recyclable metal canister has an easy to use trigger nozzle that even Zach was able to use to write letters, number and draw shapes. It works at a range of 15 centimetres up to 3 metres making it suitable for bathtime and outside paddling pool fun (anyone else excited for summer?!)

I dashed upstairs to have a play before bathtime and wrote A for Anya and M for Matthew before getting enough confidence and writing Zach. The foam puffs up like shaving cream and gradually dripped into the water making plenty of bubbles.

We were sent Green Apple and Pink Berry foams and the smell of each was very distinctive and pleasant. The foam is actually real soap so perfect for cleaning as well as fun. Anya had grazes on her knees from falling over earlier in the day and she reported no stinging sensation which had worried me prior to the bath.

We sprayed the foam on each other, the bath and the tiles and there was no staining from the pale pink or green colours. I would note that, as with other bath products, the bottom of the bath became quite slippery so take care as always at bathtime and supervise constantly.

Funatic foam is easy to use for writing and drawing and the kids had a game of noughts and crosses.

Funatic Foam is available from Tesco and other retailers for an rrp of £5.99 each.

*We were snet Funatic foam for the purpose of this review