Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Take a break - Wallpapers



 Take a break - wallpapers
Cadaques in the Costa Brava, Girona Provice, Catalunya Spain
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Capri Town, italy
Vernazza, Chinque Terre, Italy
Caribou and Float plain, Thelon River
Night
France


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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cargo ship crashes into bridge, removing a section of it

Cargo ship crashes into bridge, removing a section of it



A cargo ship named The Delta Mariner pauses in the water after colliding with a southwestern Kentucky bridge
that partially collapsed when it was struck Friday, Jan. 27, 2012, near Aurora, Ky.
The ship was traveling upriver toward the Kentucky Lock and Dam when it hit the aging steel bridge,
which was built in the 1930s and handles about 2,800 vehicles a day.




Aerial photo of the The Delta Mariner, an ocean freight vessel as it sits under the collapsed 200-foot segment of the Eggner's Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake, Jan. 27, 2012. The Delta Mariner struck the main span of the Eggner Ferry Bridge on Thursday evening at U.S. Highway 68 and Kentucky Highway 80.


 

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Blizzard paralyzes southern Romania


Blizzard paralyzes southern Romania
By Jonathan Woods

If you think Chicago had it bad last winter, check out the blizzard that dumped three feet of snow in under a day over swaths of Southern Romania.

Areas near Bucharest were so paralyzed by the storm that in one instance, the army was called in to help rescue hundreds of travelers stranded on major interstates.
The winter blast also caused widespread power outages, a train derailment, flight cancellations and the closure of four ports.




A man speaks on the phone from a snow stranded vehicle on the outskirts of Bucharest
The man, who declined to be identified, spent the night in the car fearing it would be damaged by road clearing vehicles if he abandoned it.



People walk in a blizzard in the village of Catelu, southeast of Bucharest, on Thursday



A dog shelters itself from a blizzard in Catelu, on the outskirts of Bucharest



People trudge along a snowy road out of the shrouding mist on the outskirts of Bucharest 
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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert - Yummy


Ice-Cream Cookie Dessert

COOKIES
1 packet cookies of your choice
(I like to use Romany Creams)

WALNUT MIX
1 cup chopped walnuts (or nuts of your choice)
1 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar

CHOCOLATE SAUCE
1 can (12 fl. oz.) Evaporated Milk  (Carnation milk)
1 cup (6 oz.) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (chips)
1 cup powdered sugar (icing sugar)
2 packets (1 oz. each) Pre-Melted Unsweetened Chocolate Flavor
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

For a easier Chocolate sauce recipe:
1 Can Evaporated milk
1 Large slap of (brown) milk chocolate
1 Cup icing sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 tablespoon vanilla extract


2 liter or 1.5 qt. Vanilla Ice Cream, softened

FOR COOKIES: Chop cooled cookies into small pieces.

FOR WALNUT MIX:
PREHEAT
oven to 375° F. Grease 8-inch-square baking pan.
COMBINE walnuts, butter and brown sugar in small bowl. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes; stir well. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

FOR CHOCOLATE SAUCE:
COMBINE
evaporated milk, morsels, powdered sugar, Choco Bake and butter in medium, heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted. Reduce heat to low; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Cool completely.

If you are using the easier Chocolate sauce recipe:
Break the chocolate into smaller pieces.
Combine all the ingredients in a heavy-duty saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate is melted. Reduce heat to low; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Cool completely.



TO ASSEMBLE:
WRAP
outside of 9- or 10-inch springform pan with foil. Spread 1/3 of crumbled cookies on the bottom of pan. Top with half of the ice cream and half of the chocolate sauce. Combine remaining crumbled cookies and walnut mixture in medium bowl. Spread half of the cookie-walnut mixture over chocolate sauce. Top with remaining ice cream, chocolate sauce (reserving 2 tablespoons) and cookie-walnut mixture.

PLACE remaining 2 tablespoons chocolate sauce in small, heavy-duty plastic bag. Cut a hole in corner of bag; squeeze to drizzle chocolate sauce over top of dessert. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.

TO SERVE, let stand at room temperature for 20 minutes. Remove side of springform pan. Cut into slices.
 
 

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Silk From 1 Million Spiders Made this Gorgeous Cape

Silk From 1 Million Spiders Made this Gorgeous Cape



It's eccentric and completely outrageous but it is gorgeous.
This cape, on display at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, is made out of the threads that a spider uses to make its web.
The colour is completely natural: exactly what comes out of the spider.

Some statistics: It took four years and one million spiders to make the cape.
Each morning 80 people in Madagascar go out and collect the female Golden Orb (Nephilo madagascariensis) spiders which are common to the highlands.
The spiders are 2" in size and fit in the palm of your hand.

They are brought to the silking facility, and the "silk" which is emitted from the underside of the spider's abdomen is collected.
You can get 40 yards of it from one spider.
Then they take the spiders back out into nature in the afternoon and set them free.
They are not hurt during the process.




The silk strands are collected and put onto the bobbins.
It takes 24 strands to make a single thread.
However this may be too fine so usually they use 96 strand thread.
The spider silk thread is then woven on a loom. Whew!

So how did this happen.
Two men, Simon Peers, a textile designer and researcher and Nicholas Godley, an entrepreneur, initiated the project.
Simon has lived in Madagascar for over twenty years and was fascinated by the weaving and textiles of the land.
Peers wanted to revive the local traditions of weaving and whilst doing research stumbled upon the story of this extracted silk.
It was an irresistible draw; he was hooked.

He explained that the idea is at least three hundred years old.
The Solomon Islanders grabbed the webs with bamboo poles from the trees; they made masks from it as ritualistic objects.

It has been written about in text books, and Rube-Goldberg-like contraptions have been created by a French colonial administrator to do it (see above).
At the end of the nineteenth century there was even a college to train spider silk weavers and then because of the many difficulties and expense the industry died out.

The two men worked for eight years to develop this project.
 In 2004 they started "silking" spiders and by 2008 it became a reality.



The first thing that they made out of the silk was this magnificent shawl.
It took four years to complete and is woven from threads twisted from 96 individual spider strands.
The heavier brocaded part is made from 960 twisted strands.



Then they moved onto the cape.
Why a cape format?
It was conceived by the designer as a homage to the spider using both embroidery and brocade.
It is decorated with lovely spider images, flowers and a clasp that looks like a web.


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Meet Dusty, the Cat Burglar ...


Meet Dusty, the Cat Burglar ...
By Daily Mail Reporter - 21st June 2011

Sitting pretty: Dusty hangs out in one of his favourite places at home - the upstairs bathroom sink

 


He’s been caught stealing hundreds of items from homes, so you’d have thought police would have locked up this prolific burglar by now.
But the strange thing about Dusty is not that he’s only aged five years old, but that he’s a cat.
 Neighbours were mystified for years as their possessions went missing and had feared they were being targeted by a real criminal.


The prolific cat burglar Dusty, from San Mateo, California, has stolen gloves, towels, shoes and many other items from households since owner Jean Chu adopted him from the Humane Society. Dusty has a special love for swimsuits - and neighbour Kelly McLellan says he stole her bikini on two separate trips. She said he appeared focused on keeping the ensemble...


 
Stolen stash: Dusty the cat sits among the toys and other items he has stolen from neighbours





Minor celebrity: Dusty's owners, Jean Chu and Jim Coleman, are pictured with their cat on the Letterman show. The cat's thieving has made him a minor celebrity.
'It's extreme, but it's absolutely adorable,' cat behaviour expert Marilyn Krieger said.


Huge haul: Dusty has stolen piles of more than 600 items - and even pulled an incredible bounty of 11 household items from nearby homes in a single evening.


Collection: Jim Coleman and his wife Jean Chu, stack piles of items that their cat has brought home over the years to their house.
 
Ms Chu told the San Francisco Chronicle Dusty has a 'form of OCD' and neurological problems.
Cat experts say Dusty's predatory instincts have gone astray, leaving him hunting for people's stuff.
Ms Chu's husband, Jim Coleman, said Dusty something brings home 'expensive' things. 'I get a little worried about that,' he added.

Dusty is also known to steal stuffed toys from local residents.
His crime sprees emerged when The Animal Planet television show 'Must Love Cats' installed a camera outside the house and captured his nightly forays for a week.






 

Neighbours keep a watch for the cat but his victims do not intend to file police reports. They say that when something goes missing they simply visit Dusty's owners.
    
     
          
 

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Suiker Mielie Plaat Koekies


SUIKERMIELIE-PLAATKOEKIES

1 blik geroomde suikermielies                                 1 eier, geklits
125ml gerasperde parmesaan                                125ml fyn gekrummelde fetakaas
250ml koekmeelblom                                                knippie suiker          
sout en vars gemaalde swartpeper na smaak       5ml bakpoeier

Meng alles saam en laat staan vir 10 minute. Braai lepelsvol van die mengsel in 'n pan met 'n bietjie warm botter of olie tot goudbruin aan albei kante en deurgaar. Dreineer op kombuispapier en sit dadelik voor. Lewer 15 plaatkoekies.




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