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Musical Monday # 76

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Sunday Selections # 252

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Wednesday's Words on a Friday

once again the Phoenix rises from the ashes

Yes folks, you read it here first, she has risen again. 
My neighbour P, the very ill one whose cat I have been feeding for the last four days, is back from the dead.
Well, almost dead.
I've been doing this on and off for quite a while now, and in the last fortnight, she's been taken to hospital three times, each time returning after a day or two, (she signs herself out against Doctor's wishes as soon as she is able) only to collapse again and be found by one of her carers, who then calls for an ambulance. Paramedics arrive first and get her stabilised and cleaned up, then she is loaded onto a stretcher and driven away.
So, last Monday I arrived home, washed my face and hands, had a cup of coffee, and heard noises coming through from the back porch. I looked out and saw the ambulance, so kept watching. Eventually they wheeled her out, tense and unable to move, face in a grimace, extremely white/grey skin. I swear she was two heartbeats away from dying.
This time she was kept in…

Thursday Thoughts # 73

I don't have any book quotes today, there just hasn't been any quotable lines in the stuff I've been reading, so instead here is the blurb on the back cover of the book I'm currently reading. 

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

This is a world divided by blood - red or silver

Reds are commoners, ruled by a Silver elite in possession of god-like superpowers. And to Mare Barrow, a seventeen-year-old girl from the poverty-stricken Stilts, it seems like nothing will ever change.

That is, until a twist of fate brings her before the Silver court. Here, surrounded by the people she hates the most, Mare discovers that despite her red blood, she possesses a deadly ability of her own. 

Fearful of Mare's potential, the king hides her in plain view: betrothed to his youngest son. Trapped, Mare decides to use her new position to bring down the regime - from the inside.

But this is a game of betrayal and lies, and Mare has entered a dangerous dance - Reds against Silvers, prince against pr…

Whimsical Wednesday # 203

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Welcome back to Whimsical Wednesday!

The day for your googled giggle that gets you over the hump that is Wednesday and sliding down into the weekend.

Help! somebody, help!

funnel cakes

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My friend Murr, (I call her friend even though we've only met online) mentioned funnel cakes in her last post. In the comment section, in a reply to someone.

She wasn't sure what they were and I had no idea either although the name is familiar; I've read about them in novels and on blogs.

So I went to visit Mr Google and found a recipe and some pictures.

And here they are: Funnel Cakes

Ingredients:
2 eggs                                    1 cup 2% milk
1 cup water                            1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups all purpose flour          1/4 cup sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder    1/4 teaspoon salt
oil for deep fat frying              confectioner's sugar for dusting

Method:
1. In a large bowl beat eggs. Add milk, water and vanilla extract, mix until well blended.
In another bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat into egg mixture until smooth.
Heat oil.
2. Cover the bottom of a funnel with your (hopefully clean) finger, ladle 1/2 a cup of batter into f…