Today I went to visit the lambs and though it was very, very muddy. They were ever so cute and even my dog Pepé loved them, though he was overly excited.
My favourite lunchtime snack at school was these chocolate biscuits I used to call tarmac. They are really called cracknell and I’m sure many other remember them from their school-hood dinners. Being off for the holidays, I was jealous of my little sister being at school and getting to eat these delights, so I decided to try and figure out how to make them. I have seen many other variations of this recipe, and it basically depends where about’s you were brought up in what you would have been used to but this is my basic one.
200g Golden Syrup
30g Cocoa Powder
100g Cornflakes – you can also use Rice Krispies, Wheatbix or basically any cereal you fancy.
*That’s it 4 ingredients for this delicious treat!*
1. Measure out your ingredients directly into a saucepan.
2. Heat the mixture on a medium heat stirring to make sure it is well mixed ( I find a whisk is best but a metal spoon will do). Be careful not to let the mixture boil.
3. Once the mixture has melted and has combined leave to cook for around 5 minutes on a lowish heat.
4. Take the mixture of the heat and gradually stir, with a spatula, in the cornflakes a bit at a time, making sure each addition is coated in the chocolate mixture.
Keep adding the cornflakes until you can’t coat any more, you may use slightly more or less than the stated 100g.
5. Take two equal baking trays or cake tins and measure baking paper to fit the bottom of the tins. Line one of the tins with the paper.
6. Fill one of the tins with the mixture pressing it down tightly in the corners and then add the second sheet of baking paper on top. And finally place on the other tin, the paper will prevent the tins from sticking.
7. Place in the fridge until chilled, I add a weight on top of the second tin to make sure it’s well compressed.
8. Once chilled take out of the fridge and remove from the tins and baking paper and cut in to slices.
What if there was a galaxy far far away in which the characters from Star Wars actually existed and recreated famous images from the world of film, art, music and history. Well thanks to David Eger’s amazing works the galaxy is a hell of a lot closer. Check out the full article here. But here are a few of my favourites.
Stumbling around today I found these absolute stunners taken from yearbooks. I got them from Retronaut, but I have seem several of them around before. I did think about making this a quiz and letting you guess who’s who but looking at the images they are just so easy. Instead I thought I’d give you a taster.
Dita Von Teese
Seriously loads more if you haven’t had enough. Visit Retronaut.
On Friday me and the family went to see Jessie J in concert at Warwick Castle. An amazing venue for a huge yet intimate gig. She was brilliant live and not afraid to chat and entertain in between songs, even restart Price Tag when she forgot the words.
I’d recommend her live to anyone as you could tell the eclectic audience were thrilled when the fireworks went up at the end.
I found this picture of my mum, sister and myself on the heart fm website F
This picture was taken by my sister this week in London, and I just wanted to share it with you.
I was looking through some old pictures and found these classics from Sixth Form. Basically if your not fully up to date with the death of the Dinosaurs, these images show basically what happened. As they are very graphic bloody scenes, we used toy dinosaurs to destroy each other. Who ever said the education system was poor was an idiot….and probably though dinosaurs didn’t exist.
I blame revision. All of the maths has pushed the one thing that should matter out of my mind. And I thank my sister in resolving this with the message ‘TOPCAT MOVIE!!!’. How could I have forgotten about the most effectual Top Cat. Despite there only being 30 episodes in existence I remember most of my childhood with him. I am therefore most looking forward to the movie just to join in with new adventures with the gang. The voices are not quite as good as I remember and the new style animation makes me despise modern day animation, but if it introduces Top Cat to a new generation I am very happy.
I found this video, which has been getting a lot of publicity recently and I imagine much more in the near future and really wanted to share it with you. It’s a video posted by Shaun Wilson-Miller aged 17 from Australia. Shaun has a terminal illness called chronic heart rejection, causing the rejection of his transplanted hearts. He has been told by doctors that he has only matter of weeks left and decided to post a video to his friends on Facebook. Unfortunately due to a technical error it wouldn’t upload so tried again on YouTube, and the video just for his friends received 10,000 views overnight. Even though the video is very sad, and I recommend you have some tissues ready, it is also extremely inspiring. A boy who can encourage people to make the most of their lives knowing he will not get to fulfil his own is truly an inspiration and will deeply missed by mankind.
My thought’s are with his family and friends. Be brave and follow Shaun and have ‘an awesome ride’