See this adorable dog? He’s about to run on the beach for the first time. And nothing is going to stop him.


Chocolate sandwich cookie cake

Looks so delicious!


It looks like a giant Oreo and it will remain a firm favourite. To get the full effect you need to invest in the cake pans, but I think there are now lots of makes out there. Mine are years old and from Williams Sonoma – just remember to spray well so that you don’t leave any of the cookie detail behind in the pan.

This recipe is more of a chocolate brownie than a traditional sponge- it is wonderful!

You’ll need

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder,sifted
  • 7oz good quality (60%) chocolate
  • 7oz unsalted butter
  • 1 cup plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 3/4 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F

Prepare pans by spraying well and dusting with extra cocoa powder.

Melt the chocolate and butter, either in a microwave or in a heatproof bowl set over ( not…

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What You Reveal With The Stickers On Your Car Can Endanger Your Family

Good point!


Your Stick Figure Family May Be Putting Your Family In Danger


” We’ve all seen the stick figure family stickers on car windows that usually show dad, mom, at least one child, and maybe even a pet.

  But one group says those stickers could be dangerous to your family.

  R.A.C.E. Search and Rescue of Ohio posted the image to the left on their Facebook page detailing how the stickers may be giving away more info about your family than you thought. “

    Read the article here and be sure to check out the R.A.C.E. S&R page on Facebook as it has loads of information on keeping your family safe , constantly updated missing persons posts and much more in the way of safety oriented tips and instruction .

   Check them out and give them a like . They are an all volunteer organization and are always…

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Three country boys have their photo taken for the first time


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Many of my friends saw this picture of me and the boys on Facebook in January and loved the image which was show by friend and photographer Angi Hofer. DSC00985

Angi and I went to a livestock market in Axum , Ethiopia where we would find, as we did in may places, that many locals had never seen foreigners and man had never had their photo taken.DSC00988They are so shy.



DSC00993I am waving them over but they just won’t come.

dsc00983bEventually they make their way over to me…so sweet


Hope you liked this, it was very moving for me.


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