Miners strike = not enough coal for the electricity power stations = 3 day working week to save the power = reduced income. Those long dark evenings playing cards by candlelight. Taking the dinner to cook in the neighbours gas oven. Then, the bin men went on strike, then the gravediggers. . . .
Minecraft cake... The Kit Kat and M&M cake as seen on Pinterest for awhile now. Decorated top with minecraft figures, gold boxes (from Amazon), Christmas coal, Diamonds from party supply store (wedding section) and red m&ms around bottom of cake for Lava.
Felted Frosty the Snowman Craft - Having this warm and woolly snowman as a holiday decoration will help make you a jolly, happy soul! To make it, needle-felt tufts of wool roving into balls, then needle-felt the balls together to form the snowman's body. There's no magic needed to give the guy some character -- just add tiny bits of wool for facial features and the coal like buttons.