Blackcurrant pavlova - pink dye in meringue, topped in sweetened cream and blackcurrants. BC - 200 grams of blackcurrants, Juice of 1 lemon, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 1/2 tsp corn-starch - Wash and de-stalk currants, put into pan, add l.juice, boil for one min, add sugar mix til sugar is dissolved. Heat briefly, add corn starch mixed with few tablespoons of cold water. Bring to a boil and set aside. Fruits should be in syrup. If necessary, add a little more flour or water.
A jaw-dropping moment (at least it was for the fish)
Aw, careful, those claws are a bit sharp! Just minding my own business and along comes this bird and snatches me out of my happy place! OSPREY catching a fish. Check out the Dyfi Osprey Project in West Wales on google and/or YouTube. jp
The swing's the thing: Fifteen children enjoy a ride in London's Bloomsbury. These delightful images were all captured in the days before the health and safety industry took root, in an age when childhood disease or war represented more pressing threats to a child’s prospects than a game of conkers.