How to make: Cherry and Sultana Rock Cakes

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Hey guys, my name is Jack and welcome to a post. In this post we will be doing my very first cooking post. I would like to start this series as I love baking and it is one of my favourite things to do. These are not my recipe this is out of a book called 100 best recipes Baking.

Ingredients

85g/3 oz of Butter (You will need a bit more for greasing

250g/90z of self-raising flour

1sp ground mixed spice

85g/3oz caster sugar

55g/2oz of glace cherries, quartered

1 egg

2 tbsp. milk

50g/2oz of sultanas

Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 Celsius/ 400 Fahrenheit
  2. Then grease the baking sheet
  3. Sift the flour and mixed spice into a bowl
  4. Add the butter and  rub in until mixture resembles breadcrumbs
  5. Stir in the sugar, cherries and sultanas
  6. Break the egg into a bowl and whisk in the milk
  7. Pour the egg mixture into the dry ingredients and mix with a wooden spoon
  8. Shape them into rocks and on the baking sheet
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes
  10. Take them out and then leave it to cool for two minutes
  11. Then transfer them to  a wire rack to cool completely

So guys, thank you very much for reading my post, If you enjoyed it please leave a comment and tell me if you tried to make these.

Jack xxx

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Interview with ‘Chillingwithlucas’

Hey guys, my name is Jack James and welcome to a post, in this post I am going to start a series where I am going to interview internet personalities. I might do other people but for now I am going to do Bloggers and youtubers etcetera. This week I am going to be interviewing Jenni from the blog Chillingwithlucas. Her blog is the best and I read it a lot. She is one of the people who inspired me to start blogging so I decided to ask her first. So Lets get into it:

What made you start blogging?

I started reviewing products I was using with Lucas and writing about them on my Facebook page. My partner encouraged me to start a blog to keep the reviews there and have a place to jot down what I got up to with Lucas on my maternity leave.

  1. What is your favourite thing about blogging and why?

The blogging community. The online friends I have made, I have joined a few groups and there are a handful of bloggers that I chat to daily, we are there for each other if we need advice or inspiration or just a general chat about what we are doing. It’s funny how I can feel closer to people I haven’t met than people I have known for years.

  1. What bit of blogging don’t you like and why?

The other side of the blogging community, the bitchy tweets, the people who follow to up their numbers before unfollowing again. I can’t be bothered with that.

  1. What’s do you like doing in your spare time?

I don’t feel like I have any spare time, if it’s time to myself even just while Lucas has a nap, a coffee and watching a tv programme in peace makes me happy. I used to enjoy yoga and Pilates, I think when I have Lucas in a night time routine that doesn’t depen1.jpgd on me, I would like to start a class again.

  1. What would make you stop blogging?

I don’t know if anything would stop me blogging but I am aware that I may need to change direction of my blog at some point. If Lucas asks me to stop writing about him and doesn’t want his photos on it, I would stop that.

  1. What’s your favourite social media and why?

Instagram, it’s harder for people to moan and bitch on that. It’s also lovely scrolling through people’s photos and lives.

  1. If you could give one piece of advice to a new blogger what would it be?

Don’t get caught up in what everyone else is doing or statistics. Let it be your happy place, not a place you worry about DA and tots scores.

  1. Last question, if you could live in any country where would you live?

Ooh, I don’t know. I love where we live now with our family close by but it would be nice to live somewhere with sunshine and a beach. Maybe the Canaries or Portugal as the flight wouldn’t be too long to visit.

So guys, I hope you enjoyed the post if you did, please leave a comment and tell me who I should interview next.

Jack xxxx

 

Portland Bill Walk (Dorset)

Hey guys my name is Jack and welcome to a post, in this post I will tell you about my walk around Portland Bill. It was an amazing walk and I think that everyone who can should do it. Lets get into it:

Its a pretty easy walk to navigate by and there are signs all the way so if you don’t know how to use a map and compass, its fine.

 

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The walk is about thirteen miles and there is many was to come off if you have had enough. A tiny bit of it is accessible for wheelchairs and push chairs (EG). If I would rate the walk from one to ten, I would say seven as some bits of the path is uneven and unstable. I would say it is for a person who is just starting out but not too much of a beginner.

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img_2064IMG_2088.JPGThis walk is so good because there is all sorts of history and there is so much photos to take. If you are a keen walker and a keen photographer like me, walk this walk.

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The instructions are here so if you are going to do it, do it. There is a café and two museums. After the walk you could always go to the pubs in Portland and there is also a fish and chip shop. I hope you enjoyed this post, if you did please leave a comment and follow for weekly posts.

Jack xxx

Interviewing My Dad

Hey guys, my name is Jack James and welcome to a post. In this post I am going to be interviewing my Dad. Before we start, I just want to say my dad is a bit weird so be ready. Lets get into it:

  1. How old are you?

Ehh …. well … really….Forty three

2. Where do you live?

In a house

3. If you were in a fire, and you could only take one thing what would it be?

uh, I would take my bed, ah no I would take my Xbox one (Breaks for a couple of minutes) Actually that is insured, I would take my laptop

4. What is the first thing you would buy with a million pounds?

Four houses

5. What is the best thing you have ever done?

Having my two beautiful children

6. What is the worst thing you ever done?

Didn’t pay enough attention at school and I also left school at sixteen, that was a bad idea!

7. If there is one country you could live in when you are older, where would you live?

Whatever country has both of my children in

8. Last question, if you could be a animal what would you be?

I would be an Elephant because I would like to live for about 150 years.

Thank you very much for reading. If you enjoyed it please leave a comment down below. Make sure you tell me who to interview next. Speak to you soon

Jack xxx

Be My Valentine Tag!

Hey guys, my name is Jack and welcome to a post. In this post I will be doing the be my valentine tag. I am doing this because it is valentines day today and I should really write a post to do with valentines day. Before I start I just want to say that I do not agree with valentines day as I believe that it is a scam made up by card companies to make more money but that is my opinion.

1. Valentine’s Day…over hyped or a fun day to spread the love?

It is a holiday which is very overhyped because I really don’t think a naked, chubby toddler holding a bow and arrow represents love, lets be honest. I also think that you don’t really need one day to show love to someone, If you are going to show love to someone, show it all the time.
2. What was your favourite Valentine’s Day memory?

Don’t really have any to be honest. Well… part from when I was really young , I think about six, when my mum got me a heart saying ‘I love you’ I guess that was nice
3. Conversation hearts or chocolate covered strawberries?

Here in the UK we call ‘conversation hearts’, ‘Love hearts’. I also like strawberries with white chocolate sauce on, it is lush. I would probably have to choose both.
4. Choose a celebrity to be your Valentine.

I don’t really want to answer this one as this is pretty personal, I hope that is ok
5. Who are you celebrating Valentine’s Day with this year?

Its difficult because it is not a ‘who’ it a ‘thing’. That sounds pretty weird not gonna lie. I a going to be sat on my bed watching ‘how to get a way with murder’ or ‘How I met your mother’ and sims 4.
6. What is your Valentine’s Day dinner plan?

I don’t know yet because I just choose what ever there is in the fridge. I wouldn’t mind sushi or pizza.
7. Red or Pink?

Probably pink to beat stereotypes as I am sure a lot of people would choose red because that is the apparent colour of love, but to me red connotes blood and death. So they are basically saying being in a relationship is like being death
8. Flowers or candy?

Candy because I don’t see the point in ‘valentine flowers’ because most of the flowers are fake in the bunch and if they are not fake they are chemically grow. Being very unnatural. Least with candy you get to have something to eat
9. Sushi or pizza?

This is a tough one because pizza is nice and sushi is nice but coming down to it sushi is the best.
10. Beer or wine?

Well.. I am only fourteen but I have only tried wine so I would say wine
11. Describe your perfect Valentine date night.

I guess a nice meal with a nice man or woman, on a high building with a nice view. I guess.
12. Tag a friend!

Everyone needs to do it.

So guys, thank you so much for reading if you enjoyed it please leave a comment telling me how you are going to spend your valentines evening.

Jack xxx

My Five Favourite Things To Do In My Spare Time

Hey guys, my name is Jack James and welcome to a post. In this post we will be doing my five favourite things to do in my spare time.  I am doing this so you guys know what I like doing. There are a lot more but these are just my top five. Lets get on with it:

5. YouTube- So if you talk to anyone that I know, one of my favourite things to do is making YouTube videos on my YouTube Channel . This would of been number two or three last year but I have lost a bit of love for YouTube as it just takes too long to make one video for the amount of views I get.  youtube-logo.jpg

4. Taekwondo- This one is what takes my time up two sessions a week (Going up to three) practice on the side lines. I have been doing it for about a year and a couple of months and it is one of the best things I ever done. Its fun and you get to do exercise so I guess that is a double bonus.

3. Blogging- Blogging is my life. I love writing and I love entertaining people so it is a double bonus. It is fun trying to post at least once a week. There are some bad bits, lots of deadlines but its still good.

2. Walking and cycling- I was struggling because they are both really fun and I couldn’t imagine not walking long walks and painful but fun massive bike rides

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1. Photography-This is number one because if you know anyone I wouldn’t go anywhere nice without taking my camera. It is like my baby but I am a human and it is a camera so not really but I love taking photos, it is just a real nice thing to wind down and looking at them afterwards.

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So guys thank you for reading my post. If you enjoyed it make sure you follow my page. Please write down below what do you do as hobbies and please leave post ideas that you would like me to post.

Jack James xxx

 

Five Things I wish I could Eat Guilt Free

Hey guys, my name is Jack James and welcome to a post. In this post we will be doing foods I wish I could eat guilt free. There are loads of foods but these are just my favourite. Before starting I just wanna say, I am going on a no sugar diet for the whole of February so this is gonna make me crave sweet things and it haven’t even started, So lets get into it:

5. Ice Cream : You wouldn’t believe how nice it would be to have a nice Mister Whippy Ice-cream or a nice bowl of soft scoop ice-cream!

4. White and Dairy Milk Chocolate: I love strawberries and grapes dipped in melted chocolate. I also love slabs of chocolate but TBH I would just eat it all

3. Cupcakes- I love any type of cakes. Cupcakes, Carrot cake, Victoria sponge and basically all types of cakes

2. Cheese Cake-This should be number one but it is not. I just love cheese cake. Any cheesecake TBH but my favourite one is Double chocolate

1. Biscuits– Yet again any biscuits are good. Shortbread, Oreos, digestive biscuits and Maryland cookies are my favourite.

So guys, thank you very much for reading if you enjoyed it please do leave a comment and remember bookmark my page

Jack James