@aidanht I've watched a few videos showing how they are made and basically they are a buttermilk scone served with white sauce instead of butter and jam or cream and jam. No idea why but they are.
@rush She could have been targeted for many reasons which had nothing ti do with gender but I agree kids are being bullied more for many different reasons including for simply not liking the same band/films/tv shows as other kids do. She was 16, an age when many kids are bullied by others simply because they didn't fit in with the preconceived ideas of other kids their own age. I would rather wait and see what the police have to say, you can target someone specifically without it having anything to do with gender [she might have looked the wrong way at the wrong person for all we know or a boy/girl might think she had designs on their girl/boyfriend, all have been given as reasons for similar attacks in the past. Simply assuming gender is the cause is as much of a problem as assuming it isn't.
I would add that if you are looking at getting a dog it is worth checking YouTube for a channel about the breed you are thinking of. There are plenty involving huskies, samoyeds, collies, pekingese and many many more. Watching them gives you a good idea of the pros and cons of the breed and some of the issues you are likely to face with them. The same applies to cats and again, if you are going for a specialist breed look for a channel that features them.
@mb1111 And who vomits badly enough to have to be hospitalised as a result. Not clever - in fact I would consider it deliberately insulting and derogatory - regardless of who you are speaking to.
@anon- Another suggestion is YouTube. There are some great Asian and African sewing channels that teach you how to make a patter to fit you and your body shape. Using these I can finally make patterns that actually fit me (my chest measurement is large so conventional patterns seldom fit anyway) and they show how dart sizes and placements can actually make all the difference. I now know that for me a 10cm shoulder dart ensures a good fit around the chest area without any underarm/armscye pulling that I so often find in purchased patterns or finished clothing. But it was an African sewing channel that showed me the solution, I haven't found it mentioned in any sewing manuals or western sewing tutorials.
@harvixie You do have a couple of online fabric suppliers in Australia that I look at with envy (I'm in Ireland). Like you I make my own clothes because I'm a larger size - in my case because I'm disabled and exercising isn't always easy - and we have much less choice here because we are such a small country. I have noticed though that sewing is coming back into the school curriculum and the result is that more shops - that had stopped selling dress fabrics and only stocked wool or furnishing fabrics - are once again selling a good range of fashion fabrics. Have you tried Miss Maud, her fabrics are lovely and, to me at least, very well priced.
@kyleetanya She looks just like my daughter does when she's seen something on Facebook which has made her laugh and laugh, hand over her face because she is laughing so much. When I first saw this photo I assumed that that was what it was until someone said she was crying.
Given how long it was over I am surprised that the authorities didn't revoke his visa and kick him out of the country. That should have been their action in this regard.
Growing up in the 1970s - mum only got a machine in 1965, a year after my brother was born - and knowing lots of families with 3+ kids I admit to wondering why clothes in those days didn't need as much washing. Parents usually washed twice a week - beginning of the week was bedding etc then the end of the week work clothes and school uniforms - but they never managed/needed to do ten loads in a week. Yet I know a lot of parents today who think nothing of doing a couple of loads a day, and maintain that their kids really do get their clothing so filthy that it needs to be washed, daily. Even towels get washed daily, growing up we hung them up to dry on the line or outside on the patio then put them back on the towel rack for the next days shower. I will try the hack about the towel in the dryer though - we don't have one, I use a dryer at the launderette in winter (live in Ireland now, very wet winters) - in the hope it will shorten the drying time. Time is money and clothing is always heavy work (construction) clothes and bedding etc, any help is appreciated.
I am grateful to live in a country where even the supermarkets stock clothing up to a size 24, and we have at least 3 nationwide stores that go up to a size 34 in clothing. But I can also remember when I couldn't find clothing small enough to fit (ironic that I am now a plus size but hey ho, that's life), then as now I simply make my own clothes. Many plus size women I know simply go to a dressmaker and have their dressy outfits made to fit them. I know it isn't the ideal solution but is might be worth thinking about if you have a busy social life, plus it means your dress isn't going to be seen on another woman at the same event (and who wants that).
@yeahyepyes Don't forget how she didn't enjoy her visit to Australia and couldn't understand why people would come out to see her (but I bet she would understand why people would come out see a film star at a premier. Which is no different to coming out to see her and Harry.
I was extremely lucky. I didn't have enough milk and my daughter was a greedy little piglet (that was what they actually wrote on her notes in the hospital) but the staff in the hospital were great - huge shout of thanks to the West Suffolk Hospital in the UK. They didn't criticise and they didn't judge you. On my ward of 8 roughly half of us bottle fed and half breast fed, we weren't pressured into choosing and you were helped to express milk so you got a good nights sleep if you did breast feed.
It is also worth remembering that not all Muslims wear the hijab and many of the most fashionable women I know are Muslim (mainly Pakistani or from Eastern Europe).
So that is what we had back in 1988, an anti-wedding. Actually thinking about it, sounds like the wedding my parents had back in 1958 as well. In fact, it is similar to the weddings many people had in those days, it was the huge extravaganza weddings of the past few decades weren't the norm.
@mamamia-user-482898552 I couldn't agree more
Interesting article, and interesting comments as well. I went to school in NZ and began at 5, as did my brother. But by that stage we could both read and I was also able to write. Meaning that we were both bored a lot of the time because we had already learned this at home (not forced, but both of us enjoyed reading while I learned to write simply by copying my father. To this day some of my letters are still written backwards as a result).
@sarahtims If people don't eat the animals and use the skins for clothing what do you think will happen to the animals. Simply put, they will be shot, buried and not replaced. Before you are so keen to exterminate into extinction so many breeds of animals maybe it is worth asking what will replace animal manure as fertilizer (because man made fertilizers kill the soil). How will the environment react when there are no longer cattle or sheep keeping various vital environmental areas alive and thriving, they will disappear as well (sheep especially are vital here, and without the sheep the areas disappear along with all the wildlife - flora and fauna - that rely on the sheep grazing for survival. No birds because no one will be eating the eggs or meat, and free range chickens do a lot of good again helping the natural environment to thrive.
It doesn't just affect the animals although that is bad enough. It affects people along the chain as well. When it hit us here in Ireland it didn't just affect the farms and livestock but also the abattoirs, butchers, processing factories and staff and people in occupations you wouldn't normally associate with farms. My husband worked for a company that developed computer software for use on farms, the entire firm ended up bankrupt and closed after so long without business or any hope of new business - because the last thing farmers could afford was to update computer systems. Most were in their 40s and never worked again (specialised field). It also affected many in the tourist industry because public rights; of way had to be closed, hiking trails and similar all had to be closed and so did many hotels and the like if they were rural. The cost to farming itself and the livestock is horrendous but people forget that there are many many more jobs involved in peripheral industries in the countryside and many of them lost their jobs as a result. Please take care, don't let it get a hold in Australia.
I am curious as to why the US immigration officials thought they had the right to do the job of the Canadian immigration. The lady stated she was travelling to Canada which, last time I looked at an atlas, WAS NOT A PART OF THE USA, but in fact was and is a sovereign and INDEPENDENT country with its own government. Meaning that the US had no right to basically tell her that she couldn't travel to Canada.
Ironically I hyphenated my surname with my husband's surname when we married, while after a couple of years he simply took mine and ditched his completely (we both now just use my name, and our daughter changed her name by deed poll to just mine when she was old enough).