• Eatables

    Marble Cake

    Before I begin this recipe method, I would like you to use a 10 inch square tin. If you notice on my featured image, the tin I used was too large, therefore the cake didn’t rise too well, it’s on the flat side. A smaller tin will give you a better rise. My batter spread out too much and barely covered the tin I used, hence it looks more like a biscuit. Yet I am not ashamed to show this part of the disaster, of which I have many. Ingredients 6 oz Self Raising Flour 5 oz Caster Sugar 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 2 Eggs 2 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder…

  • Random

    The Royals

    I’ve been thinking about doing this post subject for a while now, and due to the incessant news and television coverage of late, is has prompted me to do so. As you are now probably aware, I live in Britain, and there is one part of this country that many people have affection for, and that is ‘The Royal Family’. From my earliest memories of having opinions about stuff, I have never considered myself to be a monarchist, and my reasons are personal, yet I do respect a persons right to like the establishment and what it stands for. It’s always been there in the background for me, something I…

  • Stuff I Like

    12 Of My Favourite Products for 2018

    Here are some great products I’ve come across and been using in 2018.   I’m not a big wine drinker, and to be honest I’ve never particularly liked it very much, until I came across this one at a local pub in my home city. The wine is really hard to come by, and I think the only way to buy it is online. My favourite is the ‘Coldwater Creek Rose’; it has a smooth sweetish delicate taste. (A bit like roasted bark chips, pickled walnuts  and with an under-current of fresh air from the Swiss Alps; which is actually a load of made-up pretentious bollocks!) It just doesn’t leave…

  • Eatables

    The Full English Breakfast

    I was asked by one of my fellow bloggers to do a post on the ‘Full English Breakfast’. The reason for this idea was because she’d written a post about the American ‘Corn Dog’ and I had no idea what it was, and vice versa. But I’m becoming more aware now, of the foodstuffs in the land over the pond. Well, the ‘Full English Breakfast’ or ‘Fry-up’, as many of us call it, is one of the most well-known meals associated with Britain. There are many variations up and down the country, but the English version, which I know more about, is eaten quite regularly here. Many restaurants and pubs…

  • Stuff I Like

    4 Things that really made me laugh this week :)

    I’ve really needed to have a good laugh this week. My two previous weeks have been awful, with one thing and another, so I’ve been searching online for some funny stuff on YouTube. Two of the clips are ones I came across whilst looking for people and subjects that interest me. One is the quote directly below, and the other is one of my favourite clips from Monty Python. I’ll begin with this quote or saying from the great Karl Pilkington. If you’ve never heard of the guy, then you are definitely missing out. Amongst other things he’s done, he’s worked with Ricky Gervais and Steven Merchant on various travel…

  • Eatables

    Date and Walnut Cake

    This cake is very filling, so only a small slice is sufficient. However, if you are a greedy guts then a large slice will satisfy your hunger. You can eat a small slice every day, or you can eat the whole cake in one day, but you will probably struggle getting up the stairs when you go to bed. The choice is yours! 😉   Ingredients for the cake: 3oz (90g) margarine 8oz (250g) chopped stoned dates 1/4 pint (150 ml) boiling water 3oz sugar 1 egg 8oz (250g) self raising flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 oz walnuts, chopped 2Ib loaf tin Ingredients for the butter Icing (This is…