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    Scottish Mum Spends Up to £200 A MONTH On Her 13-Year-Old Daughter’s Make-Up Obsession After She Got Hooked On Instagram Tutorials By Kylie Jenner

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    AT JUST 13 years old, Chloe Ottley has a make-up collection most adults would be jealous of – and it’s all funded by her parents.

    The Glaswegian teen spends up to £200-a-month on make-up, that’s £2,400-a-year, after becoming hooked on YouTube and Instagram tutorials by the likes of Kylie Jenner at the age of 10.

     Chloe Ottley's mum Amanda spends up to £200-a-month on make-up for her
    Chloe Ottley’s mum Amanda spends up to £200-a-month on make-up for her
     The 13-year-old, who is hooked on YouTube tutorials, looks completely transformed with her make-up done
    The 13-year-old, who is hooked on YouTube tutorials, looks completely transformed with her make-up done

    Stay-at-home mum Amanda, who also has a 16-year-old son and two more daughters aged 11 and nine, said: “Chloe really started experimenting when she was about eight or nine.

    “Since she got to 10 she was just constantly on YouTube and Facebook tutorials.

    “When she was younger we got her a doll’s head, so she started doing make-up on that at first and then doing it on herself through YouTube.

    “Sometimes she spends £150, £200 a month on make-up. I mainly pick up bits for her. She always writes a list of what she needs.

     Chloe's make-up collection continues to grow, and it's all funded by her parents
    Chloe’s make-up collection continues to grow, and it’s all funded by her parents

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    “She likes Maybelline, Sephora, Mac, there’s one called Dazzle, we get a lot from Avon sometimes as well.

    “She likes to watch Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Sophia Grace tutorials.

    “She’s got about four bags full of make-up. She’s got a little corner in her room where the bags are.”

    Chloe dreams of becoming a make-up artist one day, and watches tutorials every evening after school.

    Although her parents, neither of whom work because of their other children’s learning disabilities, are supportive, they do sometimes worry her spending is getting out of hand.

    Amanda said: “I think she does have a bit more than she needs. It would be worth hundreds and hundreds of pounds.

    “Recently she’s getting more and more all the time. It is a lot. I’m trying to say ‘just take your time with it, don’t use it too much’.

    “I’ve actually said you need to cut it down a bit and try and use less.

    “But the minute she comes home from school she does the tutorials, she wipes it off, she watches a tutorial, she tries again. So that’s how she goes through so much.

     Chloe is a fan of Maybelline, Sephora, Mac and Dazzle
    Chloe is a fan of Maybelline, Sephora, Mac and Dazzle
    “But I know that she loves it, it keeps her happy and it gives her a lot of practice – because that’s what she’s really into for when she gets older. So the more practice the better.

    “Her dad says it is a lot – but like I say she’s happy, and she deals with it.”

    Chloe only wears some eye make-up to school, and has never got in trouble with her teachers.

    Her mum added: “I do think that it makes her look a lot older than what she is.

    “All her mates are the same. Sometimes they’ll go to a friends and they’ll sit and do make-up.

    “I think they’re all the same at that age –  they’re learning a lot from the make-up tutorials.

    “I’ve heard some parents saying that some girls do wear too much, that it’s plastered on their faces.”

     Chloe first got interested in make-up when she was just 10, and her parents bought her a doll to practice on
    Chloe first got interested in make-up when she was just 10, and her parents bought her a doll to practice on
    Chloe’s even been showing her mum a few tricks in the make-up department.

    Amanda said: “She actually does my make-up sometimes, she shows me how to do it properly. I’m hopeless so she says ‘no, you’re doing it wrong’.

    “Contouring and eye flicks with liquid eyeliner and stuff like that.  Her younger sisters are complete tomboys, they don’t like it at all.

    “I think if a teenage girl that’s what she likes, and that’s what she aims to do, then I think it’s a good thing. I think as long as the kids are happy.

    “There are a lot of worse habits out there that they could have. But make-up’s a really good thing to get into I think.

    “She does it all. Contouring, foundation, eyes, lipstick, liquid eyeliner.”

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    Guy Terrified As Mum Sends Him Pictures Meant For His Dad

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    It’s the message which would leave any man chilled to the bone.

    A few WhatsApp images from mum – with two heart emojis – followed by a truly gruesome apology: ‘Sorry meant for dad’ with a crying laughing face.

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    Needless to say, 24-year-old Liam McDonald was not laughing as he nervously took to Twitter to ponder what the sinister images might contain:

    Of course, many of the Dundee man’s Twitter mates were absolutely delighted by his anguish, pestering him to open the pics.

    One person begged: ‘oh cmon you can’t leave us hanging like this’ while another pleaded: ‘the suspense is killing me’.

    Other Twitter followers took a different stance, advising our hero to drop his phone in a blender or smash it to pieces immediately.

    One person urged: ‘just burn the thing man’.

    Another gave the following dark warning – and I read this entirely in the voice of grizzled shark hunter Quint from Jaws: ‘Don’t do it mate. There are some things a son just shouldn’t see. You may never be able to have sex again!’


    Time went on and people were getting impatient. One eager beaver actually tried to hack Liam’s WhatsApp, whereas another set up a poll to see how many people wanted the images to be opened.


    One person demanded: ‘How many RT’s for you to open it?’, to which Liam replied, ’10k’

    This stoked the excitement and the original tweet pretty much exploded Twitter, in what is one of the more unlikely intrigues of 2017.

    In fact, the tweet has been retweeted over 25,000 times. Are Liam’s mum and dad the new Kim and Kanye?!

    Speaking with Mail Online, Liam finally revealed what was in the most hyped WhatsApp pictures of the year.

    After bracing himself for the worst, Liam opened the images to see… some cute photos of his newborn baby cousin.

    Why, what were you thinking, you filthy scoundrel?

    Speaking with UNILAD, Liam said:


    Somewhat cruelly/hilariously, Liam hasn’t yet revealed the contents to his Twitter followers, preferring to leave them in suspense.

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    Supermarket Launches “Strongest Garlic Bread Ever” With The Effects Lasting Up To 12 Hours

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    Morrisons is launching the ‘Dracula’s Devil Garlic Bread’ – and say it will be the “garlickiest” supermarket garlic bread ever and 600 per cent stronger than a traditional garlic flatbread.

    The potent 10 inch bread, which is available at the New Park Street store in Hamilton, is a limited edition creation, guaranteed to keep vampires away this Halloween.

    To help achieve its super-strength status, each ghoulishly garlicky bread is created exclusively at the Morrisons fresh pizza counter, where experts blend three different types of concentrated garlic as part of a unique recipe.

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    Jenny Dixon, pizza buyer at Morrisons said: “For all those families who wanted to be truly prepared, this product will scare away even the most determined vampires. Perhaps one to avoid on first dates though.”

    According to Morrisons garlic growers, the effects of Dracula’s Devil Garlic Bread could last up to 12 hours, so green apples, fresh mint and parsley are all recommended to help neutralise any lingering garlic breath.

    The Dracula’s Devil Garlic Bread will be available from Morrisons pizza counters at £1.60 until Sunday, November 5.

    For more information or to find your local store visit morrisons.com.

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    ‘There’s No Parting Them’ Mum, 98, Moves Into Same Care Home As 80-Year-Old Son To Look After Him

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    A 98-year-old mum has moved into a care home to look after her 80-year-old son.

    Ada Keating and her son Tom are inseparable and love spending time together playing a game or watching Emmerdale.

    They share a special relationship as Tom never married and has always lived with Ada.

    Tom became a resident at the Moss View care home in Liverpool in 2016 because he required more care and support.

    And now just over a year later his mum has moved into the same home to help look after her eldest child, the Liverpool Echo reports.

    Ada Keating, 98, and her son Tom, 80, are inseparable at the care home (Image: Liverpool Echo)
    Tom never married and has always lived with his mum (Image: Liverpool Echo)
    Tom and Ada with family members at the care home (Image: Liverpool Echo)
    Ada said: “I say goodnight to Tom in his room every night and I’ll go and say good morning to him.“I’ll tell him I’m coming down for breakfast.

    “When I go out to the hairdressers he’ll look for me to see when I’m coming back.

    “When I get back he’ll come to me with his arms outstretched and give me a big hug.

    “You never stop being a mum.”

    The mum moved into the care home this year to look after her son (Image: Liverpool Echo)

    Tom said: “They’re very good here and I’m happy to see my mum more now she lives here.

    “She’s very good at looking after me. Sometimes she’ll say ‘Behave yourself!’”

    Ada and late husband Harry had four children – Tom, Barbara, Margi and Janet, who died at the age of 13.

    Before his retirement Tom was a painter and decorator. Ada was an auxiliary nurse at the former Mill Road Hospital.

    Ada and Tom are inseparable, say the care home’s manager (Image: Liverpool Echo)
    Ada’s granddaughter Debi Higham and other members of the family are regular visitors to the care home, and say they are happy Ada and Tom can be together again.Debi said: “There’s no parting them. It’s reassuring for us that they’re both getting looked after 24/7.”

    Care home manager Philip Daniels said: “It’s very touching to see the close relationship both Tom and Ada share and we are so pleased we were able to accommodate both of their needs.

    “It’s very rare to see mothers and their children together in the same care home and we certainly want to make their time together as special as possible.

    “They are inseparable.”

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    Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes of 2017

    It’s almost Halloween, and stars are getting into the spooky spirit.

    Here are some of the most amazing, cute and creepy costumes we’re seeing this year:

    Rachel Ray

    Ray and her husband suited up as medieval royalty for her Halloween episode of Rachel airing Tuesday.

    Katie Lee

    A crown, feather boa and eye makeup helped transformed The Kitchen co-host into the black swan.

    Rita Ora

    The Body on Me singer dressed as Batman’s nemesis, Poison Ivy, for the Kiss Haunted House Party on Oct. 26 in London.

    Colton Haynes

    The American Horror Story actor, who has previously dressed up as Ursula from The Little Mermaid and Shrek’sPrincess Fiona, continued to impress with this year’s Marge Simpson.

    Jerry Seinfeld and Jessica Seinfeld

    The comedian and his author wife attended the GOOD+ Foundations 2nd annual Halloween bash on Oct. 22 in Culver City, Calif. dressed up as a race car driver and a waitress.

    Jason Derulo

    The Talk Dirty singer put in WORK for his costume, which was the Night King, a white walker from Game of Thrones.

    Jaime King

    The actress’ family takes Halloween “VERY seriously,” according to her adorable Instagram, which features Power Rangers costumes.

    Aubrey O’Day

    The singer and former Danity Kane member looked gorgeous in an elaborate gypsy costume at the Maxim Halloween party on Oct. 21 in Los Angeles.

    She also posted another makeup-perfected Halloween look on her Instagram — a Trolls doll!

    Peta Murgatroyd and Maksim Chmerkovskiy

    Also at the party, Murgatroyd’s Little Red Riding Hood was accompanied, not by her grandmother, but Chmerkovskiy painted as a skull.

    Mark Ballas and BC Jean

    The Dancing with the Stars pro and his wife and Alexander Jean bandmate went to the Starlight Children’s Foundation Dream Halloween as musicians Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in Los Angeles on Oct. 21.

    Lauren Conrad

    The designer debuted her menacing Cruella de Vil on her Instagram on Oct. 19.

    Ryan Seacrest and Kelly Ripa

    The same day, Seacrest, alongside his Live co-host, teased Game of Thrones costumes from the morning show’s Halloween episode.

    Trisha Yearwood

    For an episode of Trisha’s Southern Kitchen, the singer/chef transformed into her husband, country icon Garth Brooks.

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    Meet The Woman With The ‘Best Job’ In The World

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    Many individuals splurge hefty amounts of cash to travel the world. A woman, however, travels the world for free and gets paid for her services.

    What about that? Meet Sorelle Amore, a videographer whose job is to travel to various destinations across the globe. Her paid work is indeed enviable that she even won the Third Home’s “Best Job On The Planet” contest.

    She had the privilege to visit her most favorite destination – The Bahamas!
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    Her work involves traveling to wonderful places around the world and capturing priceless memories during the getaway. The 28-year-old travel enthusiast has been to numerous paradise locations in the world including Costa Rica, Scotland, the Bahamas, and the Dominican Republic, among others.

    She had the chance to visit Costa Rica.
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    She did not spend a single penny during her trips because it’s her job. This means she gets paid to visit all these amazing places across the globe.

    According to Third Home, the winner of the contest will get to travel, write, capture photos and videos, and stay in million-dollar luxury homes. The salary is a staggering $10,000 a month, plus all travel expenses for three months are covered.

    Swimming with sharks was one of the most memorable things she’s ever done.
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    She seems to be enjoying her three-month stint and soon, it’ll be over. The good thing is, she’ll bring lots of memories of her journey.

    She went to Dominican Republic, too.
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    Sorelle already traveled to 12 of the most luxurious mansions and breathtaking sights.

    Join Sorelle in her journey through these photos she’s been sharing to others on her Instagram account. She shares the wonderful views, the photos of luxury houses, and the beauty of the the city during her work and travel.

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    Source: sorelleamore | Instagram

    What do you think of this job? Is it the best job in the world? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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    Backpacker Turns Ikea’s Strangely Tough Shopping Bags Into An Ultralight Backpack

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    Ultralight backpacks cost a pretty penny, so why not save some cash and make your own? With $6 worth of Ikea reusable shopping bags, a chopped up wet suit from SeaWorld and inspiration from a DIY Reddit thread, Mitch Nodland did exactly that.

    Nodland frequently backpacks for a week to a month at a time, and set a goal of cutting his pack weight to less than 10 pounds. After spending months drooling over packs with $450 price tags, he decided to try building his own.

    The San Diego-based computer programmer is no stranger to design. Nodland’s skills range from stitching together custom Halloween costumes (which is why he had a SeaWorld wet suit lying around) to remodeling his family’s house, but this was his first attempt at creating a backpack.

    He used Hyperlite Mountain Gear, ZPacks, and his own Osprey Exos 58 backpacks as design inspiration. Just $30 worth of materials finished the pack. The final product weighs in at a lithe 17 ounces.

    Nodland said he purchased a few extra Ikea bags just to integrate the printed handles into his backpack design.

    “I saw a [Reddit] post talking about how strong the Ikea bag material was,” he said, “and I also liked the crazy idea of walking around with an Ikea backpack. When I wore it out, a lot of people asked me if it was made by Ikea!”

    The material itself is water-resistant, but Nodland said he didn’t waterproof the seams. “That’s one thing I might look into for future backpacks.” The roll-top closure also helps to keep water out, while the minimalist design keeps the weight down.

    The pack is supported by a Thermarest Z Lite sleeping pad tucked into a custom-sized pocket sewn into the rear wall of the pack. “The frame feels just like my Osprey Exos backpack,” Nodland said. This is due to a cinch strap he attached to the shoulder straps that adjusts tension across the sleeping pad to create support similar to an internal frame pack.

    There’s no reservoir for a water bladder, but Nodland deliberately designed it this way. “I had a water bladder when I hiked the John Muir Trail with my Exos backpack, and didn’t like it because I couldn’t see how much water I had left. This bag was purposely designed to hold water bottles on the side.”

    Specifically, they’re built to hold the 1.5 liter Smartwater bottles, which Nodland said he prefers due to the thicker plastic. “I met a guy on the trail who said he’d been using his for five years.”

    Other features missing from Nodland’s Ikea pack include a vented back panel, sternum strap, and hip belt pockets, though he’s considering adding the latter two.

    “It did shift a bit without the sternum strap,” he said.

    After a successful test hike carrying about 30 pounds of water and rocks, Nodland is planning to take his Ikea backpack on his annual 100 mile trip in the Sierras some time in the spring or summer.

    Nodland listed his Ikea backpack for sale on Ebay at $275. After admitting to only spending $30 on materials, Noland said he set the price based on what he thinks the pack is worth to him.

    “I’m not necessarily expecting to sell it, but there is a niche market for novelty backpacks,” he said, “and if someone buys it, I’ll make another one.”

    Sure enough, someone bought the pack on Ebay. We followed up with Nodland, who said that he’s considering starting work on a replacement – which he might put up for sale as well.

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    Not Such A Dolce Vita: Italy Ranked Among Worst Countries For Expat Life

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    The majority of foreigners living to Italy are disappointed with career prospects and salaries, according to a global survey looking at expat experiences.

    Overall, Italy was ranked a lowly 60th out of 65 countries based on factors including quality of life, work abroad, and ease of settling in.

    The typical foreigner in Italy, according to the results, moves for love or ‘just for Italy’, but struggles with limited career prospects and an ailing national economy.

    For the 2017 Expat Insider survey, networking site InterNations quizzed 13,000 expats – defined as people living in a different country to the one they were born in or where they have nationality – living in 188 countries.

    OPINION: Italians might just hold the secret to a more productive workday
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    Just over half of respondents in Italy (51 percent) said they were dissatisfied with their career prospects, while more than a third (36 percent) said their income was insufficient to cover their daily expenses. Almost half (47 percent) earned less in Italy than at home.

    Overall however, exactly three quarters of respondents were happy with life in Italy – partly due to a high level of satisfaction with friendships and relationships.

    The survey offered some insight into what it takes to settle in to Italian life, with language skills a key factor. Over 70 percent said they spoke the language fairly well, and almost the same proportion said it was important to learn the language to live in Italy.

    It also revealed that the top nationalities of those who move to Italy are American, British, and German, while education was the most popular field of work.

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    Whether or not love was the primary reason for moving, as in 17 percent of cases, romance seems to blossom in Italy, with a total of 57 percent of expats dating or married to an Italian – compared to a global average of just 35 percent of expats finding love with a local. A higher than average proportion said most of their friends were locals, rather than fellow expats.

    Italy ranked 34th out of 65 for Quality of Life and 31st for Wellbeing – but was dragged down by its poor performance (64th) in the Working Life and Career categories as well as in Personal Finance (63rd).

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    The same problems seemed to apply to Italians themselves who moved abroad, with 72 percent of Italian expats saying they moved in order to earn more and/or live somewhere with greater political and economic stability than at home. The same percentage said they earned more in their new country than in Italy, with Switzerland and Germany the most popular destinations.

    But despite potential financial benefits to moving abroad, Italians were more likely than other nationalities to report trouble settling into their new country and to feel dissatisfied with their relationships, with 43 percent of them single and 51 percent struggling to make friends.

    The only five countries which scored lower than Italy were Greece, Kuwait, Nigeria, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia, while Ukraine, Qatar, India, and Turkey rounded out the bottom ten but were all ranked higher than Italy. At the other end of the scale, Bahrain leapt from 16th place last year to take the top spot, followed by Costa Rica and Mexico.

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    Shameless Driver Reveals Why He Insists On Parking In Sainsbury’s Parent And Toddler Spaces

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    A shameless driver who received an angry note after parking in a parent and child space to avoid getting dents on his car by ‘old granny’ motorists has vowed to continue – despite not having a child.

    Andrew, who withheld his surname due to of fears of retaliation, visited Sainsbury’s in Northwich, Cheshire, on Monday and parked his Chrysler Grand Voyager in a parent and child space.

    However, when he returned after just 15 minutes he discovered an angry fellow shopper had slapped an angry note on the windscreen of his vehicle labelling him ‘ignorant’.

    The 51-year-old claims that this particular car park is ‘notorious’ for vehicles getting damaged by ‘old granny’ drivers and admits he uses these spaces to avoid getting dents on the people carrier.

    After receiving the note which said, ‘It’s a parent and child space. Please do not be so ignorant’, Andrew decided to share his views of the ‘petty’ message online.

    The note left on his Chrysler Grand Voyager car at Sainsburys
    The branch of Sainsburys where the drama occurred (Image: Mercury Press)
    However, Sainsbury’s have said if they catch people misusing their parent and child spaces they will be slapped with a fine if they refuse to move.

    Andrew, from Northwich, in Cheshire, said: “That Sainsbury’s car park is notorious for old granny drivers. People who drive there in the day time are 90 years old.

    “One of my friend’s car got absolutely smashed from leaving it in the Sainsbury’s car park. I know for a fact if you leave a car there it’s going to have lots and lots of dints.

    “I’ve got a huge car and I’m not parking in this bay. I will just park where I want. It wouldn’t stop me from doing it in the future.

    “Some spaces are hard to get into. I might have wound a lot of people up but I don’t care.”

    Andrew also revealed that after leaving his vehicle in this car park in 2011 he had to replace his car door after it got dented which has since left him wary of other drivers.

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    Andrew said: “Some people don’t give a hoot. They don’t care. Hopefully this will have a positive effect because people might be more careful with their driving.

    “What annoyed me was that they’ve gone out of their way to leave me a note and they haven’t got the nerve to come up to me and say it to my face. It is just ridiculous. How petty is that?

    “I can’t understand why someone stuck a note on my car. It is just pointless thing to do unless someone has damaged your car.

    “I’ve seen other people doing it but I’m not going to say anything. I just mind my own business. I haven’t got the authority to say anything. I can’t believe it. It just makes me laugh.”

    A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said: “We monitor our parent and child spaces to make sure they’re not misused.

    “If customers without children are found to be using one of these spaces, they will, in the first instance, be asked to move. If they refuse, they will be issued with a Parking Charge Notice.”

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    Mum Fumes At Tesco Jobsworth Who Grabbed Her Kids’ Free Apples And Threw Them In A Bin When They Tried To Leave The Shop

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    A RAGING mum has slammed Tesco jobsworths after her children’s free fruit was chucked in the bin by a shop assistant.

    Louise Carey’s son David, 7, and two-year-old daughter Kyla were left in tears when they tried to take part in a healthy eating scheme.

     Mum Louise Carey, 30, with son David, 7, and little Kyla, 2, outside Tesco where a shop assistant binned their free fruit
    Mum Louise Carey, 30, with son David, 7, and little Kyla, 2, outside Tesco where a shop assistant binned their free fruit
     Louise blasted the Tesco jobsworth who left her children in tears
    Louise blasted the Tesco jobsworth who left her children in tears

    The supermarket allows kids to pick up a free piece of fruit from special baskets in more than 800 stores nationwide.

    But a member of staff nabbed David and Kyla’s apples at the checkout in Penicuik, Scotland — and threw the fresh food in the bin in front of them.

    Hairdresser Louise, 30, wrote on Facebook: “Was totally shocked at Tesco today we went for shopping, so as usual first stop FREE FRUIT.

    “Kyla grabs 2 apples then Kyla and David decided to leave the apples [until they’re in the] car so Kyla doesn’t drop it.

    “Walked round shop got to checkout put Kyla in trolley scanned shopping then… girl comes over and says ‘oh I think u have forgot something’.

    “I said no that’s their FREE FRUIT!

     Hairdresser Louise was left livid when she tried to take part in the kids healthy eating scheme
    Hairdresser Louise was left livid when she tried to take part in the kids healthy eating scheme
     Tesco have apologised to mum Louise for the 'confusion'
    Tesco have apologised to mum Louise for the ‘confusion’

    “Then she said ‘Oh if they have not ate it before leaving shop u have to discard it as it is for them while ur shopping, I’ll have to take them and put them in the bin’.

    “So she took 2 edible apples and put them in the bin as Kyla starts crying ‘Mum my apple’.”

    A Tesco spokesperson said: “Our ‘Free Fruit for Kids’ initiative allows children to help themselves to a piece of fruit to eat in store while their parents shop.

    “We’re sorry for any confusion and hope to see Louise in store again soon.”

    Tesco says it has given away more than 20 million pieces of fruit since the scheme was brought in last year.

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    Mum Told To Stop Speaking ‘Foreign Muck’ To Daughter Was Actually Talking In Welsh…In Wales

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    A shocked mum, who was talking in Welsh in Wales to her one-year-old daughter, was told to stop speaking ‘foreign muck’.

    Elin Jones, from Aberystwyth , was explaining to daughter Elena about the food that was on the shelves while out shopping on Saturday.

    To her shock, a customer at a store in Ceredigion confronted her, and mother-of-three Elin tweeted:

    “Just got asked by a lady in a shop why I don’t speak English and not foreign muck to my baby. I was speaking Welsh. In Wales. #givemestrength.”

    Elin, with daughter Elena, who was confronted when speaking Welsh in Wales
    Elin, with daughter Elena, who was confronted when speaking Welsh in Wales

    Speaking to WalesOnline , Elin, who now lives in Lampeter, said: “I think I was pretty calm about the situation to be honest.

    “I said to her ‘I think you are misunderstood – I am speaking Welsh to my children’.

    “But she turned on her heels and walked away. She didn’t even try and justify what she had said.

    “Wales and the UK is a multicultural country and I love that about it in general and we should be far more accepting.”

    Elin, 32, who works in a pub and added: “Most people usually recognise that it’s Welsh, particularly when I’m in Wales.

    “But maybe because I don’t sound Welsh when I am speaking it I have had comments from people saying ‘go back to your own country’, which is very funny because I am from Aberystwyth.”

    Elin, a Plaid Cymru town councillor, and whose husband does not speak Welsh, is bringing up her children in a bilingual household.

    She added: “Our home is bilingual and the children learn it in school too. I’m a first-generation Welsh speaker as my grandparents are from the London area.

    “I have always been in Welsh education and they are always really proud that I speak Welsh. I wanted to follow that through in my children too.”

    Since her post on Saturday, Elin’s comment has had almost 2,000 retweets and over 3,500 likes.

    Lampeter, where the incident happened
    Lampeter, where the incident happened (Image: Google Maps)

    “It’s gone a bit ridiculous to be honest. I put it on Twitter last night and I checked my account this morning and was a bit shocked!

    “It’s in a good way though, we should be promoting tolerance towards all.”

    Critics accused producers of “a lack of research, lack of suitable guests and incorrect framing”.

    Following the programme, a petition calling for an independent review of how the BBC portrays the Welsh language was launched.

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    How To Make A Keyhole Garden

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    Is your backyard too hot and dry to cultivate the vegetables you have only dreamed of?  Keyhole gardens were developed for the sole purpose of maximum crop output in the hottest and driest of conditions. Their low cost, low maintenance, and versatility make them a desirable gardening option for your yard and for gardening across the globe.

    Humanitarian foundations spearheaded the development of keyhole gardening to help improve lives around the world.  Keyhole gardening is simple enough to be taught to school-age children in third-world countries where the children then use the concept in their homes and villages.  A single keyhole garden affords enough abundance to provide a large family with a year round supply of vegetables.

    Keyhole gardens are circular raised bed gardens.  The larger outer circles are where crops are planted.  The center portion of these gardens are active composting baskets.  Small aisles are built to access the compost baskets.  Keyhole gardens get their name from the bird’s eye view of these features.

    The composting basket is center to the success of keyhole gardens.  Kitchen scraps and grey water are added to the compost basket daily for continuous replenishment of the soil.  The soil for keyhole gardens is specially layered to boost its ability to maintain moisture and nourishment.

    Keyhole gardens are currently making their way into backyards everywhere.  You can create one in your own space with the following steps:

    To begin, clear and level a sunny, circular area about 6 feet in diameter. Centered within that circle will be your composting basket.  Create your composting basket using sticks, positioned vertically, and twine or chicken wire.  Think in terms of creating a basket.  Place rocks on the ground at the bottom of the basket for drainage.  Place a layer of topsoil over the rocks, and feed the compost with kitchen and garden scraps.

    Construct a protective shade to cover the compost basket during times of intense heat to prevent over drying.  The protective cover can be used for rainy periods, too.  You don’t want too much moisture to wash the nutrients from the compost into the soil too quickly.

    Build the perimeter walls of the garden using what you have on hand.  Rocks, bricks, or blocks are preferable, but sticks driven into the ground or even old tires will hold back the soil.  The wall can be built as high as you choose depending on the materials you have and what is a comfortable gardening level for you.  The compost will increase soil volume, so you may want to continue to build the garden walls up over time.

    Next, take special care while layering the soil as you add it to your garden.  The lowest layer should consist of broken plant pots, tin cans, and twigs.  These allow for drainage.  Layer cardboard, straw, topsoil, ashes, compost, and aged manure.  Save the best soil for your top layer.  Ideally, your soil will slope slightly away from the composting basket so nutrients will reach the outer borders of the garden.

    Let the soil set for a week before planting seeds or seedlings.  Plant at least four different types of vegetables in your garden to maintain fertility and to promote resistance to pests and disease.  Onion and garlic, specifically, provide pest protection.  Plant leafy greens next to root vegetables.  Tomatoes can be planted near the center of the garden to allow the basket to provide support for the plant.   Preferred root plants for keyhole gardens include carrots, beets, and radishes.  Spinach, lettuce and herbs are all good choices for leafy vegetables.

    Directly water seeds and young plants with clean water until roots are established.  Use kitchen and other discard water in the compost basket after plants are beginning to mature.  The water from the compost basket is sufficient to sustain the garden.