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. . . .

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. . . .

Scotch Creme Eggs... omg. Cadbury Creme Eggs covered in chocolate brownie and rolled in sprinkles. Sinfully delicious!!! Click for the full recipe!

Scotch Creme Eggs

Scotch Creme Eggs... omg. Cadbury Creme Eggs covered in chocolate brownie and rolled in sprinkles. Sinfully delicious!!! Click for the full recipe!

Blackouts due to industrial action by the coal miners and other trade unions often caused powercuts during my childhood in the 1970s

FRANCIS WHEEN: Economic gloom.Terror threats. Strikes. Why Britain's going back to the 70s

Blackouts due to industrial action by the coal miners and other trade unions often caused powercuts during my childhood in the 1970s

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.

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.

Print and cut out this free Ooompa Loompa mask for your kid's Willy Wonka / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory party!

Print and cut out this free Ooompa Loompa mask for your kid's Willy Wonka / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory party!

Silent Sunday 12/6 - I've Been Naughty... - Tales and Tails

Silent Sunday 12/6 - I've Been Naughty... - Tales and Tails

Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas - Imagine. Make. Believe, stocking filler, stocking, stuffer, fillers gifts, trinkets, goodies, ideas

Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas

Christmas Stocking Stuffer Ideas - Imagine. Make. Believe, stocking filler, stocking, stuffer, fillers gifts, trinkets, goodies, ideas

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.

Make a Felted Snowman Craft

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.

Oooh I like these - another use for the old interior design sample books!!  Jenny: Scrappy Stocking Christmas Ornament by Stumbles & Stitches, via Flickr

Oooh I like these - another use for the old interior design sample books!! Jenny: Scrappy Stocking Christmas Ornament by Stumbles & Stitches, via Flickr

Give Someone On your ‘Naughty’ List Coal for Christmas

Give Someone On your 'Naughty' List Coal for Christmas

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