Author Archives: Elaine Livingstone

Elaine writes the blog Fun as a Gran. She's a mum of 5 grown-ups, grandma to 5 (and a half!), and is into blogging, allergy free cooking, comping, photography and work part-time.

Food Allergies and Free From magazine

Elaine from Fun as a Gran blog explores food allergies and the great desserts you can make by using a few clever alternatives - we're talking food allergies and Free From magazine!

Allergies seem to be much more prevalent these days, or is it just they make the news more? Having a child with food allergies is not ideal, but then you have no choice but to get on with it. I know when I was born, as when my eldest was born with lactose intolerance then the only option was early weaning. There was no recommendation then for alternative milks.

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Great White Sharks & National Geographic

Intrigued by the elusive (and sometimes deadly) Great White Shark? Elaine from Fun as a Gran discovered there's more to these incredible creatures than meets the eye in National Geographic magazine

When I was a child way back in the 1970s, I remember one of the things I looked forward to (other than my weekly copy of the Beano comic) was my father's monthly copy of the National Geographic magazine (now known as just National Geographic). It always stood out and caught my attention among the plethora of publications that graced our family home.

national geographic magazine

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Have comics really evolved?

Blogger network member Elaine, from the blog Fun as a Gran reminisces about her youth and how comics such as The Beano played a part in her family’s life, including that of her grandsons’.

1983 beano comic

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