Coconut and Orange cookies

Delicious coconut cookies with a subtle citrus twist. Makes 30 Ingredients: 240 grams / 8oz butter 150 grams / 5 oz sugar 1 egg yolk 300 grams /10 oz plain flour 120 grams / 4oz desiccated coconut 1 teaspoon vanilla essence Pinch of salt 2 tablespoons orange juice 1 teaspoon … Continue reading

Sultry Smokey Summer with Versace Eyes

Bringing high fashion fierceness to your sexy summer self! This Summer we have seen stunning makeup trends on the runway from pop colours on eyes and lips to back to basics bare looks. Chanel and Dior were amongst some of the designers who sported beaming bold beautiful eyes. Every window … Continue reading

Theoretical Highest Temperatures

In science it is well known that the lowest temperature possible is 0K. However is it possible to put the same thinking into finding a theoretical highest temperature? Having researched this I found that there is no conclusive answer, merely several different popular theories on whether we can find this … Continue reading

Rising Trend in Workplace Drug Testing

Over the past decade drug abuse has increased substantially, and has become much more frequent in the workplace.  Drug abuse can harm a person’s health, their relationships and their ability to perform at work.  An increasing number of businesses now use employee drug testing, as employers are firmly of the … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Sacha Baron Cohen

This week’s Born This Day feature celebrates the birthday of Sacha Baron Cohen, the English stand-up comedian, writer and actor. A graduate of Cambridge University, Sacha Baron Cohen is most widely known for writing and playing four unorthodox fictional characters: Ali G, Borat, Brüno, and Admiral General Aladeen. He has … Continue reading

Kenyan Green Beans and Potato Curry

Years ago when on a business trip to Kenya – I was taken by the British High Commission in Nairobi, to see a vegetable packing plant where the Kenyan ladies were packing these freshly picked green beans, baby corn and mange tout for UK stores like Sainsbury’s, Asda and Tesco. … Continue reading

Mt Abu: In Search of the Eccentric, Esoteric and Enlighted

Bearing the unique distinction of being the Rajasthan desert’s only hill station, Mt. Abu emerges from the sweltering desert as a cool oasis. With its picturesque lake, famed sunsets, and abundance of temples, it is a favoured tourist spots for people across India. For many, it is where they will … Continue reading

How Realistic is Your Training?

Considering that martial arts are, in essence, methodologies for fighting I always consider paramount to perform a reality check of each application. This is to assess if and when a technique or combination can be useful in a self defence or real fight situation. Please notice that some styles, like … Continue reading

How To Stop Someone Chewing With Their Mouth Open

Dear Agony Uncle, How do I tell my housemate nicely that she really needs to close her mouth while she chews? Seriously, she is a 20-year-old! Chewed Up Dear Chewed Up, Chewing with one’s mouth closed is one of the simplest bodily functions that divides the cultured from the zoo … Continue reading

Pannacotta with Almond Crumble and Clementine

Keifer Derrin of food blog DonkeyFodder.com creates a favourite dessert of pannacotta with the delicious addition of almond crumble and clementines. I took a cookery course to make three different desserts and this is the recipe for pannacotta with almond crumble and Clementine. I am not a big fan of … Continue reading

Dealing with Difficult People is Difficult …

Or should it perhaps be “dealing with people is difficult”? As Neil Donald said in his Conversations With God, relationships are the biggest challenge that life presents us with. It takes time and effort to keep a healthy relationship and sometimes even the best efforts are not enough. Dealing with … Continue reading