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Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

Why do onions make you cry? Onions produce a chemical called syn-propanethial-S-oxide, which is an irritant that stimulates the eyes' lachrymal glands and they produce tears!
There wasn't really a reason I made this post, I was just cutting onions for the stew that my nanny was going to make (which I absolutely hate) when my eyes started to sting, I know the thing where onions make you cry but I was wondering "What actually makes my eyes water?" and so I searched it and made a post out of it. I was going to make a poem to help remember but I got bored and realised I couldn't do it and that nothing rhymes with OXIDE, so yeah. That's it.
As I was being mardy and won't write the poem my Nan and Grandad wrote one!!

 An Ode To Onions

Why does the onion hurt my eyes?
It happens when I make my pies
It always makes them burn & sting
I'm beginning to hate the stupid thing
It happens every single time
It really has become a bind
So please do help me if yo…

Fantastic Beasts: And Where To Find Them Premier Review!!!!

SPOILERS!!! SPOILERS FOR FANTASTIC BEASTS!!!!Caution, no muggles were harmed in the making of this post.... actually there were.Yesterday, Me and nanny went to Cineworld to see Fantastic beasts: and where to find them, Basically a Harry Potter spin-off but about the book of the same name by J.K Rowling. Nanny actually managed to win the tickets to see the premier! Unfortunately the competition was for 4 tickets and she only won the runners up prize, 2 tickets. So the oh so very lucky grandad got to go and see Trolls with my little itty bitty baby sister Jessica, I'm so jealous? Actors and the characters they play:Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander)Katharine Waterston (Porpentina Goldstein)Colin Farrell AND Johnny Depp (one sorta turns into the other one) (Percival Graves AND Gellert Grindlewald)Ezra Miller (Credence)Fine Frenzy (Queenie Goldstein)Samantha Morton (Mary lou)Jon Voight (Henry Shaw, Sr)Carmen Ejogo (Seraphina Picquery)Jenn Murray (Chastity)Faith Wood-Blagrove (Modesty)Okay…

St. John Ambulance Remembrance Day Parade!

Today was the remembrance day parade and lots of local groups including St. John Ambulance, Air cadets, Army cadets, Sea cadets, Brownies + Guides (in the brownies and guides I went to they didn't learn to march, I didn't go there long so whatever), and a few other groups all met up to parade though Worksop for Remembrance day! Honestly, It was much better than I thought it would be. I was quite worried. But it was actually pretty good! Well, ... except the church part in which I actually nearly fell asleep, but I know a lot of people do believe in that sort of stuff so I'll keep my opinions to myself! But most of it was just marching, which Grandad thought was pretty........ Rubbish... -_- (Grandad's old so he went to the really old cadets where everything's done perfectly, hehe). Oh, and by the way as I'm writing this I am admiring how fast I can now type :) I taught myself :)! Anyway, it was pretty good. We started off marching down to the cenotaph from Savo…

Halloweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen Baking!

Yesterday I had a jam-packed day, it was basically get up, go for a long walk come back to about 6 hours of baking and making Halloween Treats, and then Apple-bobbing and Apple-dunking (which I as hopeless at). plus half the stuff we made is still on the table, sooo yeah, i'm sleepy. Anyway here's a list of things we did and some recipes so you can try them out yourself!

First thing I did was lemon flavoured biscuits:


90g butter100g caster sugar1 beaten eggflavouring of choice200g plain flour1/2 tsp salt1/2 baking power

Then green, vanilla cakes :

Ok, weigh out 3 eggs and whatever the weight put that same amount of:

self raising flourbuttercaster sugarJust a little bit of milk to make the mixture smooth

Doughnut spiders:

Rice-krispie pumpkins:


Rice KrispiesMini Rolos green M&M'sLotsa marshmallows lil' bit of butter

Apple monsters:

Sausage mummies:

And after all that baking and eating we did some Apple bobbing and Apple dunking (which I am afraid to say…