Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I love eating Pancakes and every recipe i have they taste ok but i finally found one that turns out great.

The recipe states to use bananas but as bananas are a little expensive to buy and as i love berries i decided to add berries to mine and the recipe still works out great

Below is the recipe that i use

  • 2 large bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Olive oil cooking spray

  1. Mash 1 banana in a bowl (see note). Place flour in a bowl. Make a well in the centre. Combine buttermilk, eggs, honey and mashed banana in a jug. Pour into well. Whisk until smooth. Stand for 10 minutes.

  2. Spray a large, non-stick frying pan with oil. Heat over medium heat. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into pan. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbles appear on the surface. Turn. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Cover to keep warm. Repeat with remaining batter to make 12 pancakes.


You'll need 1/2 cup mashed banana.

I use 1/2 - 3/4 cup mixed berries


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Where does Water come from

At times when it hasent rained for awhile people are told to go slow with the amount of water that is being used, but other than rain where does water come from or even why does it rain in the first place

Well i thought i would tackle the where does water come from


Water comes from water

When the water in the lakes and oceans is evaporated by the heat of the sun and forms a vapour that joins together to form clouds. When the temperature is warm enough, the vapour condenses into drops of water which is what rain is made out of.

The rain falls onto the earth-onto land as well as back into oceans, lakes and rivers. From the water bodies it evaporates and the cycle starts all over. The water that is found on the earth is used by plants and often people as the water will eventually find its way to the water table.

More Technical

Water is a molecule which contains one oxygen and two hydrogen atoms connected by covalent bonds.

Water comes in different forms, its a liquid at ambient conditions, its solid state its ice, and gaseous state (water vapour or steam). Water also exists in a liquid crystal state near hydrophilic surfaces.

So now we know that some other interesting information

Water covers 70.9% of the Earth's surface. On Earth, it is found mostly in oceans and other large water bodies,

1.6% of water below ground in aquifers and 0.001% in the air as vapour

clouds (formed of solid and liquid water particles suspended in air), and precipitation.

Oceans hold 97% of surface water,

Glaciers and polar ice caps 2.4%, and other land surface water such as rivers,

Lakes and ponds 0.6%.

A very small amount of the Earth's water is contained within biological bodies and manufactured products.

So what happens is that water on Earth moves continually through a cycle of evaporation or transpiration , precipitation, and run off, usually reaching the sea.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The picture below is from a 1925 Popular Science Monthly Magazine

The idea came from Mr Corbet, his idea was How you may live and travel in the 1950's.

His suggestion was that we would live on four levels,
  • the top level for pedestrians the next level for slow moving motor traffic
  • the next fast moving motor traffic
  • the lowest for electric trains.
  • There would be great blocks of terraced skyscrapers half a mile high which would house offices schools homes and playground on successive levels while the roofs would be air craft landing fields, according to the architects plan
All this thought back in 1925 when you think of it some of what he suggested is what happens now, we have underground trains and skyscrapers with people making their own gardens.


Sunday, September 11, 2011

Some funny pictures

Browsing i found a website that had quite a few funny pictures below are some of them that i liked but there are loads more Click to go to the site...


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Another side to Rugby World Cup

When i read this i cracked up the next Rugby World Cup is on which is between 9 September - 23 October 2011 in New Zealand

While its on there is going to be another business which is going to be kept pretty busy

What sort of business you may ask well Brothels.

Brennan, a dominatrix who runs a bondage brothel in Wellington, has said she already has received pre-bookings from South Africa, England, Ireland and Canada.

It seems New Zealand introduced some of the world's most liberal prostitution laws eight years ago, when sex work was decriminalised, allowing brothels and street workers to operate legally.

New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective coordinator Catherine Healy said many visitors during the September 9-October 23 tournament would be surprised at how openly the industry operates.

"Paying for sex in this country isn't against the law," she said.

"There isn't that whole subterfuge where people say it's a massage parlour, an escort agency, or we're just talking.

She said there were about 3,500 prostitutes working in New Zealand and all the signs were that business would be brisk during the World Cup.

They've organised to have condom supplies doubled throughout the period, which took a bit of work with the condom companies. The brothels are doubling up on their orders and getting ready... in the warehouse they're stacked from the floor to the ceiling."