Monday, March 27, 2006

finding blogs

Stuck in the 80s, is a good read. With lots of humour and takes me back to possobly the greatest decade of all time, you guessed it, the 1980s.



A space age christmas, gives you a humourous guide to the future of christmas, where it sugest a new way of sending a greeting card and gifts useing new technology with computers with a comic theme. A welsh view crazy, is what it atually say's, a lot of crazy people doing a lot of crazy things, sometimes stupid stunts that go wildly wrong.

The glory of Google

Google is a search engine that finds information for you, and saves you hours of searching the Internet.
Google is not just a search engine it can help you find Pictures, Maps to help you find a friend's house and all you need is a post code.
You also have a translator which will allow you to turn any language to English.
You can find blogs with Blog search.
Google Earth lets you see any place in the world in 3D.
My favourite thing on Google is the seach features, it helps me look around for Game cheats Pictures and soap recipes for my hobbies.
Google is very addictive so I will be using it a lot in the future.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Fudge


This food is enjoyed worldwide, for its endless variety of flavours and textures. From what I’ve been able to ascertain, it was first made by accident some 100 years ago, when someone boshed up cooking some caramels, in the USA, but the actual circumstances and location are hotly disputed; I have placed some links at the bottom of the article that will help you make your own mind up and maybe get you trying to make some of this scrumptious food commodity.


Bellow are some extracts from some web sites I have read over:

Extract 1,
Fudge, creamy candy made with butter, sugar, milk, and usually chocolate, cooked together and beaten to a soft, smooth texture. Fudge may be thought of as having a consistency harder than that of fondant and softer than that of hard chocolate. According to most recipes, the ingredients of fudge are cooked to what is termed in kitchen parlance the soft ball stage, that point between 112° and 115° C at which a small ball of the candy dropped in ice water neither disintegrates nor flattens when picked up with the fingers. Butter and vanilla are added as the candy cools, then the mass is beaten until creamy, poured into a pan, and cut into squares. Often sour cream is substituted for milk and butter, and nut meats or raisins may be stirred into the fudge.
Although chocolate is the usual base for the candy, fudges are often made with marshmallow cream, peanut butter, vanilla, maple, or butterscotch. Variously flavoured fudges are used as cake icings and ice cream toppings.

Extract 2,
Fudge combines certain properties of caramel with those of fondant. If hot caramel is vigorously mixed or if fondant is added to it, a smooth, crystalline paste forms on cooling. Known as fudge, this substance has a milky flavour similar to caramel and a soft, not plastic, texture. Fudge may be extruded or poured onto tables and cut into shapes. It is possible to construct a recipe that will pour into starch, but such fudge generally is inferior.


Please Note:
This is my first Blog entry so please be frank, any and all comments welcome, thanks for reading.

Some useful links

www.chocolatemonthclub.com/recipes/chocolate-fudges.htm

http://www.woodstockcandy.com/fudge-recipes.html

http://www.fudge-kitchen.co.uk/fudge_made.asp

Monday, February 27, 2006

making cheese

The many different types of cheeses available mean there is something to suit every taste. It is generally believed that cheese was first made in the Middle East. Legend has it that a nomadic Arab made cheese by accident when a saddlebag filled with milk fermented due to the hot sun and the galloping movement of his horse.

The Roman Legion helped spread the art of cheese making throughout Europe and England. some cheeses are still made by hand using old-fashioned techniques. When you buy cheese online, it is possible to deal directly with the people who make the cheese.

Cheese can be made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep and even buffaloes. The basic principle involved in making natural cheese is to curdle the milk so it forms into curds and whey.

The curd is then heated and cut, allowing whey to escape. The curd hardens before it is salted, shaped and pressed. Depending on the variety, the cheese will then be aged or ripened for different amounts of time. Bacteria are still growing in the cheese, resulting in flavour.

BBC NEWS

News on the internet will give you in-depth information that will keep you reading all day long and is updated constantly.

The front page is a contents page that takes you to other screens, example (if you click on Wales on the left hand side of the screen it will take you to the Welsh news).

The menu bar is normally found at left and top of the news page.
Links and Hyperlinks are headlines that you can click on and it will take you to other pages. They‘re found all over the page and can take you anywhere.

Papers are good at telling us what is happening on a daily basis, but do not tell you what happened last month. If you have missed the news on Wednesday and it is now Saturday you can look in archive or history.

The pages on the internet are picture, video, sound, reading, that all work in harmony together.

Internet News gives you regional and national and international up to the minute information on events.

Pictures are there to give interest and help find information on what’s on or going on.

Video clips are also found within the pages and are helpful in giving you reports instead of having to read all the information, so if your TV breaks down you can still watch the news.

Monday, February 13, 2006

things about me

I was born in Usk South Wales

My favourite colour is green

My favourite food is onion soup


My favourite place is a rain forest


The world's best invention is a bicycle

Monday, January 16, 2006

Other blogs

If you like to see a lot of nice men with out the sleeze then this site is for you (that's gay gay gay)
Fond this site to be very easy to read and interesting at the same time so if you'r bored it worth a look.

This site is sound for all, it interesting to now what people are doing at work on their computers these day, or not in this case.

good blogs

There are loads of really good blogs out there. A good way of finding them is to hit the 'Next Blog' button at the top right-hand corner of the page. Sometimes you find some really weird ones that you can't seem to get out of though so be prepared to use the 'Back' button a lot. The other problem is that you can get stuck in a rut where every time you hit 'Next Blog' you end up looking at something written in Arabic.

Another good way is to follow a link to a site you like and then use their links to sites they like! You can end up following a long and interesting trail... and finding some really eye-opening stuff!

Note: If you come across something that you think is distasteful or plain wrong, use the 'Flag' button to register a complaint. Don't use it lightly though... treat it with the same respect that you would treat the emergency stop button on a train.

Here are some blogs that I like:

Jonny B writes about his life in deepest, darkest Norfolk. He's a good writer and very funny.


True Fact a Day is an irreverant site full of hilarious facts that are most certainly NOT true! The writer only seems to update every week or so, so you don't really get a new one every day. But even so.. it's entertaining and you can always look back through the Archives :)


For the Fork and the Spoon is a site packed full of vegetarian recipes. Fantastic!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

A dog is for life

Puppy for life

As soon as you get your puppy, start introducing him safely to all different sights and sounds.
In a controlled situation, he should meet other animals, children of all ages, vacuum cleaners, stairs, crates, automobiles, pet stores, veterinarian's offices, and everything else you can think of. He should get to meet as many dogs as possible, as it is important to learn things from members of the dog's own species, like communication signals and social behaviour

HOUSETRAINING

You must teach your puppy how to be clean in the house. This is extremely easy if done properly.
Puppies are naturally clean. They are usually mostly potty-trained by 4-weeks of age.
Puppies must be taken outside many times each day, and given an opportunity to relieve themselves. Puppies also spend a great deal of time sleeping and playing. Each time a puppy wakes up, he will feel the need to empty himself immediately.
Don't expect him to walk that far after waking up without peeing on the way to the door. If you make this mistake more than once, go get a rolled up newspaper and smack YOURSELF soundly, as you say "BAD OWNER.


Obedience training your dog

Training can be accomplished at home, in an obedience class, or with a private trainer. It requires patience, a collar, a leash, a sense of humour, patience, and an understanding of dog behaviour. Consistency is important in dog training. For example, if Ross was allowed to sit on the sofa yesterday and is yelled at for joining Aunt Ruth on the sofa today, she'll be confused. It's better to teach her "up" and "off"
Training should be fun. Every training session should be punctuated with games, praise, and lots of hugging.
A dog should learn to sit, lie down and learn to walk on a leash without pulling; allow his feet, ears, and teeth to be handled; and come when he's called, wherever or whenever.

Kids and dogs
Kid-proof your dogs; dog-proof your kids. First of all, a dog should never be chained outside unattended. Most dogs of guard or working heritage suffer personality quirks when tied and many become downright aggressive. Dogs are better off in fenced areas, where they can see the barrier between them and the world, where they can feel somewhat safe from noisy, frolicking children. In addition, many dogs instinctively equate the high-pitched sounds of children with the distress sounds of prey animals, and they react by biting the child as they would have bitten the prey animal in the wild.
Second, children should be taught how to behave around dogs, even if their own family does not own a dog. For example, a child should never approach a strange dog without asking the owner if it's OK to pat the dog. If the child sees a loose dog on the street, he should not approach it even if he knows the dog belongs to his friend. He should tell someone that he saw the dog, but should make no attempt to pat or grab it. Most dogs, even those that are well trained, do not consider children as figures of authority. Furthermore, since children frequently stare intently at animals, a dog may feel threatened by this short person who is
trying to catch him. Children should never hug a dog that is not their own, and should only hug their own dog very gently if the dog can tolerate the hug.Dog owners share the responsibility for bite prevention as well. They should socialize their puppies to small children at an early age. For the younger the puppy is exposed to gentle children, the more tolerant of children it will become.

Monday, January 09, 2006

old games


This game remands me of the very first Zelda game that came out.

All that walking around getting nowhere fast, puzzle after puzzle always looking for life bottles.
These games were so exciting when I was a boy
Compared to the games of today it would be naff, but I like it.

Flashman

Remember this? I used to absolutely love playing PacMan when I was a kid.

This is a copy of the game, this version is called Flashman, but in effect it is exactly the same.

You are the big yellow blob and the aim of the game is to eat all of the dots. However, there are a load of ghosts chasing you! Don't let them catch you, you'll lose a life.

Luckily there are 4 bigger dots which will make you invincible for a short time. This means that the ghosts turn blue and you can eat them up! Watch out though... when they start flashing it means you are losing your powers and you need to start being careful again.

Click and enjoy :)

Monday, December 12, 2005

The Romans


I think the Romans were very clever people. They built fantastic bridges, roads and houses and their baths were out of this world.

Tree house


I always wanted a tree house when I was a child and my children would love a tree house but we haven't got a big enough garden.

Bagpuss


Bagpuss was a BBC TV children's programme, first shown in 1974 and often repeated throughout my childhood. It was created by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin.

All activity takes place within the shop.
All the toy characters move within the shop.


In the story Bagpuss gave a big yawn, and settled down to sleep. And when Bagpuss goes to sleep, all his friends go to sleep too. The mice are ornaments on the Mouse Organ, Gabriel and Madeleine are just dolls. And Professor Yaffle is just a carved wooden book-end in the shape of a woodpecker. Even Bagpuss himself, once he is asleep, is just an old, saggy cloth cat; baggy and a bit loose at the seams. But Emily loved him.

We know that she is a little girl and she owns a shop. She frequently visits the shop.
She always brings something to the shop and shows it to Bagpuss.
However, while Bagpuss and his friends are asleep, Emily provides them with lost and damaged objects, as a proof of her existence and of her love. Bagpuss and his friends mend the objects and put them in the shop window so whoever had lost the things can see them and claim them back.

These days Emily Firmin who is Peter Firmn’s daughter has her own shop in Whitstable, Kent, and it’s called ‘Total Pap’ because it sells things made from papier mache.