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A place to voice your own opinion, and just get on your high horse about anything you want, this is solely your own personal opinion!

Well we all love a good rant or moan, about the shitty weather, even the price of food, or just about life in general.

 

bellspalsyI remember when this happened to me, it is one of the most scary experiences I've ever had, go to bed one night, everything working properly in my face, wake up the next morning and half my face was paralysed.

It is a life changing condition, it makes you realise just how important your facial expressions are needed. I was exceptionally lucky that within 6 weeks I had 95% of movement back, but even after all these years, it still scares me. The total lack of information, surrounding this condition is appalling.

Well done to John Sudworth from the BBC, for the story, and highlighting this condition, read his full story here

scotlandwolvesWolves lived in Scotland for thousands of years until heightened hunting eventually drove them into extinction.

The wolf traditionally cited as the last in all of Scotland, is said to have been killed on the upper reaches of the River Findhorn in the year 1743. According to this story a "black beast", thought to be a wolf, had attacked a woman and two children as they crossed the hills from Calder. So the Laird of Maclntosh arranged a "Tainchel" or gathering, to which all the hunters in the district were summoned, to attempt to drive the wolf from hiding and kill it. A well-known hunter of great reknown named MacQueen was ordered to attend, with his hunting dogs. MacQueen asked questions about the place of the alleged attack and sightings of the wolf, and promised to join the hunt.

On the day chosen Maclntosh and all the hunting men of the district gathered promptly - except for MacQueen, who was conspicuous by his absence. Time passed, and the Laird's temper grew short. At last MacQueen made a casual entrance with his dogs at heel, to be scolded immediately for his lateness by the angry Laird of Maclntosh.

drunkinsantaIts that time of year again, when all us cooks have to make the christmas pudding/cake, so that its ready for the christmas table, it is best to make these a couple of months in advance so it can mature properly, but who said you can't have a bit of fun and a good laugh while making these, so here is an alternative method in making christmas pudding/cake, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have!!!

 

Once again this year, I’ve had requests for my Vodka Christmas Cake recipe so here goes. Please keep in your files as I am beginning to get tired of typing this up every year! (Made mine this past weekend!!!!)

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This is so funny its unreal, well at least I now have an address for the thorn in my side.

IreneGlad you came by. I wanted to welcome you and let you know I appreciate you spending time here at the blog very much. Everyone is so busy and life moves pretty fast, so I really do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to check out my blog!. Thanks.

Hi all, for those who don't know me my name is Irene, I live on the sunny island of Crete, and really enjoy my lifestyle. I have never done a Blog before so this should be interesting.

halloumiHalloumi or hallumi : (Greek: χαλούμι or χαλλούμι; Turkish: hellim; Arabic: حلوم‎ ḥallūm) is a Cypriot semi-hard, un-ripened brined cheese made from a mixture of goat's and sheep's milk, and sometimes also cow's milk. It has a high melting point and so can easily be fried or grilled. Halloumi is set with rennet and is unusual in that no acid or acid-producing bacterium is used in its preparation.

Halloumi is popular in Cyprus, Greece and the Levant.

Halloumi cheese originated in Cyprus and was initially made during the Medieval Byzantine period (AD 395 – 1191), subsequently gaining popularity throughout the Middle East region.

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