Easiest Chocolate Fudge or Chocolate Slice – almost sugar free. No baking.

Easiest Chocolate Fudge or Slice – almost sugar-free – No baking

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1 packet sugar-free digestive biscuits – approx. 250 grams

100 grams Dark sugar-free chocolate

100 grams Milk sugar-free chocolate

100 grams unsalted butter

70 grams currants

70 grams golden syrup


Take out small baking tray – line with cling film/wrap that overlaps on the edges. Take out a bowl put the digestive biscuits in. Crush with a rolling-pin or wooden spoon gently. Or you can place them in a seal proof plastic bag and crush them with the rolling-pin. Place them in another bowl. On a low gas mark or simmer temperature. Put a large saucepan on the oven containing approximately a 1/4 of water (enough for the bowl or jug to sit in the water approximately a quarter in height) – place a heat proof bowl or Pyrex glass jug hanging over the saucepan. Break up all the chocolate put inside the bowl or glass jug, with the butter and golden syrup. Wait until it is all melted and stir occasionally with a wooden spoon. Once melted add the currants to the bowl with the digestive biscuits and stir around. Lastly add the melted chocolate mixture. And mix together with the wooden spoon. Then spoon the entire mixture onto the lined baking tray. Use a potato masher to make the mixture smooth and even on top. Place in the refrigerator for 1 and a half to 2 hours. Once hardened tip upside down onto a wooden chopping board and slice into pieces. It will keep for a week or more in the refrigerator.

Recipe by Lynda Gray


Strike a pose. Is this my best side? – Australian Koala.

Wait take it from my best side.Strike a pose. Is this my best side?


Valentine’s Day – February 14th – Who was St. Valentine? Why do we celebrate this day?

Close Up of a Beautiful Sunset Rose

Valentine’s Day is on February 14th – Why do we celebrate this day?

Three major ideas about the origin of Valentine’s Day.

1/  The most celebrated is the belief that in Ancient Rome when Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage as he believed men made better soldiers who weren’t married.  One of his Saints – St. Valentine thought it was outrageous and continued to marry people.

2/ In the U.K. and France in the Middle Ages it was believed February the 14th was the beginning of the bird’s mating season.

3/ Lastly, the giving of cards between lovers and friends on Valentine’s Day began in the 19th Century when printing became more widely accessible.

Pink Rose Raindrops

Happy Valentine’s Day 2015 – Winnie The Pooh.

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Happy Valentine’s Day 2015 – Love is Enough by William Morris

Happy Valentine’s Day

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Love is Enough by William Morris

Love is enough; though the World be a-waning;

And the woods have no voice but the voice of complaining,

Though the sky be too dark for dim eyes to discover

The gold-cups and daisies fair blooming thereunder,

Though the hills be held shadows, and the sea a dark wonder,

And this day draw a veil over all deeds pass’d over,

Yet their hands shall not tremble, their feet shall not falter;

The void shall not weary, the fear shall not alter

These lips and these eyes of the loved and the lover.



“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…” Charles Dickens

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”

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2014 in review

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Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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