Punish internet trolls harder

This is a very impulsive, angry ranty kind of post. I’ve just seen the news, it’s 22:48 on the 30th August and I am fuming. Punish internet trolls harder! Read on to see why I think this and how I think it could be done.

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Early on this year in February, one of my secondary school classmates (I won’t name her here) died, tragically whilst on a night out. She was an absolutely amazing girl: sailing champion, head of the school and destined for sheer greatness.

Months later, I get called by my mum to come and watch the news. Her face is all over it, somebody has been trolling her remembrance account and her memory for months. They made false allegations and vandalised pictures of her. He had caused such distress for parents who had just lost their only child, as well as trolling three other teenagers who had died tragically.

Punish internet trolls harder

Finally, he has been caught. He is awaiting sentencing but for now? A slap on the wrist? Not even… “stay off social media,” he is told. Continue reading “Punish internet trolls harder”

Diary post: We found human bones on holiday!

Whilst going through the pictures from my day trip to Rouen, in France,  I came across some pictures of when we found human bones on holiday! I thought I’d share them with you and give you some context, enjoy!

The Frugal Frenchie

We found human bones on holiday!
In the middle of discovering an entire chest
We found human bones on holiday!
Dusting off hidden pelvic bones
We found human bones on holiday!
Digging up the deathly history of a religious site
We found human bones on holiday!
A skull sticking out from the soil
We found human bones on holiday!
A horrifying mish mash of bones

These bones were found on the site of L’aitre Saint-Maclou in Rouen. This site, the inner courtyard to the entrance of the St. Maclous parish, was being refurbished when we visited earlier this summer. This courtyard/cemetery dates to the 14th century or even sooner, so local students and architects were digging it up to see what could be found.

Predictably, it did not disappoint. As you can see, there were individual whole bodies, as well as clumps of bones that were from different bodies all mixed up together.

It completely fascinated me, as to the story behind each of these. Were they killed? Were they natural deaths? Were they mass victims of the Black Death in 1348?

I’ve always loved history and this really fascinated me! Unfortunately, I couldn’t take any clearer pictures but the bones were very very obvious. Have you ever made any interesting discoveries? Let me know!

Advice with Annelies: teenagers and social media

This series will answer people’s questions or worries, either that have been asked to me or I wanted to give my opinion on. Of course, these are just suggestions, and if the problem is severe, you should seek professional help or advice. This addition’s topic of Advice with Annelies: teenagers and social media.

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My best household money saving tips

After my first ever trip to Ikea, I have been all about dreaming of my future house, what furniture I’ll have in it and how it’ll look. Owning a house or even living in your own place can be very expensive though, so here’s my best household money saving tips for you. Enjoy!

The Frugal Frenchie

Cashback and compare your bills

Bills, bills, bills. Gas, water, electricity, broadband… ugh how disgusting. It’d be even more disgusting though if you found yourself paying more than you had to. Certain cashback apps like TopCashback can help you get cashback when you pay your bills or give you free money if you change providers!

Alternatively, you can check that you’re getting the best deal via sites such as Ismybillfair. Just by asking a few basic questions they can determine whether you’re paying fair prices and hopefully save you some money if not!

Avoid new items

We’ve all seen the TV adverts for selling things online, but have you actually ever thought of being the buyer rather than the seller? Furniture and clothes spring to mind as being expensive due to the big cost or having to buy regularly. By buying second hand, you can save money for better items in the future or put the money saved towards something else.

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