Music for Today – What you Want

I’m going more loud and brash for a bit…

 

Enjoy! Simon 🙂

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3 Day 3 Quote Challenge – Day 2

My wonderful friend Erika of Erika Kind nominated me for this challenge. I think most of the the people I know already follow Erika’s blog, she fills her posts with thoughts and music that inspire and certainly lift my day. Erika never ceases to amaze and surprise me with her knowledge, wit and to be honest the fact that some of my posts are to her taste 😀

Thank you Erika for nominating me for this challenge, I like a challenge as you know and I’m excited to be doing this challenge again.

It’s day 2 and I thought I would put some funny but semi meaningful quotes in. Enjoy!

Challenge rules:

  1. Post 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days
  2. Thank the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate 3 new bloggers each single day of the challenge

Quote 1:

QC3 - Common Sense

So funny I couldn’t resist this….

Quote 2:

QC4 troubles

I’m always doing this, the damn things never stay down!

My nominees:

http://sauj4.com/

Ann

Word Warrior

I hope you can join in – it doesn’t matter if you can’t. I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as I ‘ve enjoyed creating these posts.

Simon 🙂

Christmas – How can it be different?

As it’s now December, I feel I can finally start using the C word. This is a repost of one of my first blog posts, I think it’s worth thinking about as Christmas can often be a very monotonus affair. Getting out and doing something on the day can make it better rather than focussing on a huge meal, but think about other ways to make it different and let me know your toughts.

Simon 🙂

Planet Simon

turkey

Yup, it’s nearly here… Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. It does have one problem for me, it’s inside, all day and it never changes. well it didn’t change until a few years ago…

Part of the issue was my family and I were never with the ‘in’ crowd, so never got invited round for Christmas. So every year Christmas consisted of:

1) Tear paper off anything present like.

2) Start Christmas dinner.

3) Cook Christmas dinner while trying to get kids not to open the rest of their presents.

4) Christmas dinner cook drags.

5) Christmas dinner finally done, serve, eat and drink.

6) Clear up after Christmas dinner while feeling like I want to sleep.

7) Kids open more presents, TV etc until the end of the day.

OK – I admit, I’m exaggerating a bit. The thing is though, dinner was taking up a lot…

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3 Day 3 Quote Challenge – Day 1

My wonderful friend Erika of Erika Kind nominated me for this challenge. I think most of the the people I know already follow Erika’s blog, she fills her posts with thoughts and music that inspire and certainly lift my day. Erika never ceases to amaze and surprise me with her knowledge, wit and to be honest the fact that some of my posts are to her taste 😀

Thank you Erika for nominating me for this challenge, I like a challenge as you know and I’m excited to be doing this challenge again.

It’s only day 1 and I’m going life quotes on this. Also as I have started posting quotes pretty frequently, I’m going to put on two a day – my bad!

Challenge rules:

  1. Post 3 quotes on 3 consecutive days
  2. Thank the person who nominated you
  3. Nominate 3 new bloggers each single day of the challenge

 

Quote 1:

QC1 clockwork-princess-quote

Recently I’ve been thiking and posting about life and perspectives. Many of you (myself including) love books – so here’s a life quote using books.

Quote 2:

QC2 Dont...

All quotes need to inspire us – this inspires me. I need to do this…

My nominees:

Arielle

Laura

Morgan

I hope you can join in – it doesn’t matter if you can’t. I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as I ‘ve enjoyed creating these posts.

Simon 🙂

Chocolate Swiss Roll

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As I’ve decided to make a Yule log this year, I thoughr I should learn to make a Swiss Roll. I was concerned this would be a disaster, butr in fact was quick and worked well.

Ingredients:

3 Eggs
75g castor Sugar
60g Self Raising Flour
20g Cocoa Powder

Line a 8″ x 12″tray with greaseproof paper, preheat oven to 200C.

1) Mix eggs with electric mixer for two minutes.

2) Add castor sugar to eggs, mix with electric mixer for about 8 minutes until the consistency and colour of whipped double cream.

3) Sieve flour and cocoa powder twice.

4) Gently fold in flour an cocoa powder into egg mix. Ensure it’s well mixed.

5) Pour mix into tray and bake for about 10 minutes.

6) Once baked, turn out onto a clean tea towel. Cut the crispy edges and roll up in the tea towel inside it while still hot. Leave for about 1 minute.

7) Unroll and fill with jam, cream or both.

This worked really well, it’s important to get the mix right, or it won’t work. Now, I need to perfect the chocolate icing.

Simon: -)