Author: Anna

If Music Be the Food Of Love Play On…

Concert Tickets Stub My Bank Balance For those of you who don’t know, I am a music lover, some might say that I am even a prolific concert goer (Yes I asked the team and they verified this!) You already know that I am a book dragon (it’s not like I keep it a secret) and quite often the television in my living room does not get switched on if I am in the house on my own or it is just me and my wonderful dog. I often have music on in the background whilst I potter around...

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Challenges Impact All Families

Today has been a bit of a shock. I unlocked the office completely oblivious to the fact that in the space of five minutes life can change. I actually couldn’t even think of an interesting blog to share with you all. I wish this was still the case… Here at Educational Life CIC, we try to be constructive about matters that affect our young people, their families and members of the community; to offer support and guidance and to provide the tools so that people can make positive and constructive choices about their lives and futures. We are non-judgemental....

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Chocolate Easter Egg Nests

Ingredients: 225g Plain chocolate, broken into pieces 2 tbsp Golden  syrup 50g Butter 75g Plain Cornflakes/ Rice Crispies/ Shredded Wheat 36 Mini chocolate eggs Equipment: Fairy Cake Cases 12 hole fairy cake tin Saucepan Bowl Spatula/spoon Fridge   Method:  Pop a fairy cake case in each hole of the cake tin. Put a saucepan of water on to slowly heat until it is simmering. Break the chocolate up into chunk and put it in the bowl with the golden syrup and butter. Set the bowl over the pan of simmering water (do not let the base of the bowl touch the water)....

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POW! THANET 2018: FEMALE YOUNG MUSICIANS’ DROP IN

As part of the POW! Thanet Festival 2018, Pie Factory Music, Ramsgate are hosting another FREE Drop-In afternoon, but this time it’s for young ladies… Are you a female between the ages of 14-21 interested in music? Want to find out more about making a career out of music? Needing a confidence boost for your live performance? If you answered YES to any of these questions, come to Pie Factory Music’s Female Young Musicians’ Drop In to meet Artist Mentors for one-to-one advice, guidance and inspiration about life as a music professional, and network with like-minded young performers. Bring a song you’d like some feedback...

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Gingerbread Recipe

Ingredients: 350g plain flour 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 2 tsp ground ginger 110g unsalted butter (cubed) 175g light muscavado sugar 1 large egg (beaten) 4 tbsp golden syrup 1 large egg white (For the Icing) 175g icing sugar (For the icing) Equipment: Oven Sieve Non-stick paper 2 Mixing bowls Wooden spoon Rolling pin & flat surface Gingerbread man cutter 2 baking trays Whisk Piping bag Wire cooling rack   Method: 1. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into a mixing bowl. 2. Put the cubes of butter into the mixture and use your fingers to rub the butter in until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. 3. Add the sugar and mix in. 4. Make a well in the centre, stir in the egg and golden syrup and mix with a wooden spoon to make a soft, smooth dough. 5. Preheat the...

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