Author: Anna

Valentine’s Day Butter Biscuits Recipe

Ingredients: 250g plain flour 4 tbsp jam 100g icing sugar 1 tsp salt 200g butter (cubed) 2 egg yolks Equipment: Oven Mixing bowl Rolling pin & Flat surface Heart shaped cutter Baking tray Wire cooling rack   Method: Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3. Place the flour, butter, icing sugar and salt into a bowl. Using your fingertips, rub the ingredients together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the egg yolks and mix until a dough forms. Turn out onto a lightly floured work surface and roll out to a thickness of about 0.5cm/¼in. Cut out shapes using a 4cm/1½in cutter. Divide the sables in half. Using a 2cm/1in fluted cutter, make a hole in the middle of...

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Is this Situation Out of My Control?

Do you have a cup of tea? This is a long one... As young children we adopt the attitudes of those around us and we are instructed how to respond to people; we are taught by example or constant directives to “say please”, “sit nicely”, “be patient” and slowly but surely, we change from feral animals to members of society with set constructs and norms that we adhere to, because we are told to do so.  As we get slightly older, we begin to feel that we know the way of the world, what it expects of us and...

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Story Time! “Pongwiffy” Chapter 6 Part 2

CHAPTER 6 PART 2     THIS WEEK’S STORY TIME FINDS ELEANORA FIZZLE-WALLOP READING THE SECOND PART OF CHAPTER 6 “SCOTT SINISTER”   You can follow along from page 100. What was your favourite part? We loved the bits where Pongwiffy made people vanish using her magic wand! She’s so funny! It was also the first real time that we’ve read about her using magic properly.  We are getting excited for the Witchway Wood Talent Competition to begin. Who do you think will win the Hugo award?  Who would you like to win it? We already know that Pongwiffy...

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Because We Care

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together” – Vincent Van Gogh By Anthony Birch Director of Birch Fine Foods   As I am sure you are aware, in the last few years the U.K has witnessed an alarming rise in homelessness, twinned with a sharp increase in mental health issues, with reported issues and cases hitting record numbers.   Anthony Birch owner Silver Birch Fine Foods, understands that Christmas can really be a struggle for many; so they have approached the Umbrella Centre, a charity based in Canterbury and will be running a fully...

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