Hmm, how to vote in next week’s general election?

Quite the quandary. (Not party political, even if I do give my choice). For those who regularly vote along well-worn party lines, next week will simply be a matter of ‘doing their duty’ in the polling booth. But, for the open-minded floating voter, choosing a party / candidate can...

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The Syrup Tin Experiment

Now for something a little bit different. I don’t know if you ever did this experiment in school, but it was a classic for young science students, back in my day. (Kids, please don’t do this without a responsible adult). 1. Take a finished syrup tin (good excuse for...

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Return to Rhiwargor

Or more accurately, another trip to Pistyll Rhyd-y-meinciau. This is a walk that inspired the digital painting that I’ve used as a featured header above; if you like it, the print is for sale on my Nature’s Universe Store. The walk is a relatively unchallenging one (about 1.5 miles...

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Bit of Everything Cake

You know how it is when you get that real ‘need’ for some cake but you’re rather busy with other things. On top of that, you seem to have ended up with all sorts of ‘end of packet’ baking ingredients. Well that’s where I found myself today. We had...

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Home-made Chocolate & Marzipan Truffles

Here’s a treat that’s easy to make and so much more fun than just buying a box of chocolates … For the almond paste / marzipan: Ground Almonds Sugar of the same weight as almonds 50% icing sugar, 50% caster sugar. 1/2 tsp lemon juice per 100g of ground...

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