I bought a lovely (and super cheap) clock in Amsterdam, smuggled it over in my hand luggage only to find out it didn’t work! the bell rang when I turned the alarm hand to the hour hand but it didn’t tick or anything D:
So, instead of bursting into tears and stamping my foot as I so longed to I opened up the back, where lo and behold a wire had not been soldered into place! The horror!
it’s too pretty to give up on
Not owning a soldering iron, I stuck the wire on with blu-tac. Yes, blu-tac. Imagine my joy when the clock worked thanks to the humble substance I spend so long cleaning my keyboard with…
On a nicer note, I’ve just made sultana and oat cookies and they turned out really nicely so I thought I’d share the recipe!
- 50g low-fat margarine or butter
- 50g caster sugar
- 1tbsp set honey OR dessert spoon of runny honey
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 50g wholemeal flour
- 1tsp baking powder
- 80g porridge oats
- 50g raisins
yep, I did just copy and paste this so sorry about the links.
The only tweaks I made were doubling everything but not only using 100g of oats as 160g just looked too much and I worried they’d fall to bits and I only used a tiny bit of honey and vanilla essence instead of cinnamon as the philistines I’m forced to cook for refuse to eat cinnamon. Sigh.
I’ll post pictures of the cookies a bit later (: