Personal observations on a wide variety of subjects. Photographs of creatures and things that are taken on seeing the unusual as well as everyday things.
DONNY PUDDING PIE (Heat the oven) Ingredients: 4 Rounded Tablespoons of white rice flour 1 Rounded Tablespoon of oatbran 4 oz butter [113 grammes] 1 Level Tablespoon of granulated sugar 2 Medium Eggs 2 Level Teaspoons of Baking Powder Small pinch of salt Splash of sparkling mineral water Pinch of sesame and poppy seeds for decoration One or Two cupfulls of Raspberries Extra sugar to sweeten Place the rice flour, oatbran, baking powder, sugar and salt into a mixing bowl - Add the softened butter - roughly fork the mixture together. Add the two eggs and beat in. Add the splash of water. Place the washed raspberries into a pudding dish and sprinkle with sugar. Pour on the pudding mixture - and sprinkle on the sesame and poppy seeds. Place onto a medium to high shelf in the oven at a temperature of Gas Mark 6 or Electric 200 C for 15 minutes and turn down to Gas Mark 4 or Electric 180 C for a further 20 minutes - then check to see if fully cooked (some ovens take a further 5 minutes to complete the cooking time). Allow to stand and cool - serve with a blob of whipped cream - and most of all *enjoy*
A while ago, thought it might be a good idea to investigate the family tree. A lot of the records are not only visible from actual copies from original records but also a typed version where records have been transcribed. When looking at the transcribed versions it's amazing how many versions of a name are found. Some look nothing like the actual written version while others give a similar outcome with an occasional letter being wrong.
It was wonderful to have variety to view once more. However, I surely can't have been the only one to observe that on each of the four competitions (three semi-finals and lastly the final), the entrant that appeared last on each occasion was the overall winner! This should be a lesson to anyone entering this type of competition to somehow steer themselves towards being last on the bill. It would have been nice to have seen a couple of judges that were dedicated to variety. Perhaps Bruce Forsyth may have been a good choice!