Rhubarb and Ginger Jam Recipe
Not being allowed to have any form of spread or butter on my toast to help reduce the Gamma GT levels, tasty jam is a must, especially if it can be made from home grown ingredients. We have had two goes at this jam as it is so good it seems to fly away.
The basic ingredients are
Take a nice freshly baked loaf of spread. Cut a slice and spread - then eat and enjoy.
David in the Pits
In our next study we found that David struggling to find God's guidance in very difficult situations. He was presented with the seemingly perfect opportunity to rid himself of Saul once and for all by killing him 1 Samuel 26 But he did not as he says it was Gods role to do this. Oh how hard this must have been.
The only place David feels he can have any peace is living with his old enemies the Philistines as we find in 1 Samuel 27 Life must have been so hard for him.
It is suggested that David wrote Psalm 40 around this time.
"I waited and waited and waited for God. At last he looked; finally he listened.
He lifted me out of the ditch,
pulled me from deep mud.
He stood me up on a solid rock
to make sure I wouldn't slip. "
The wording just makes it so possible to imagine David hiding from Sauls troops while they searched for him and his band of followers. But as the Psalm progresses the reality of the situation kicks in
"Soften up, God, and intervene;
hurry and get me some help,
So those who are trying to kidnap my soul
will be embarrassed and lose face,
So anyone who gets a kick out of making me miserable
will be heckled and disgraced,
So those who pray for my ruin
will be booed and jeered without mercy. "
With David asking God to help and intervene. It then ends with a final wonderful reminder
"You can do it; you've got what it takes—
but God, don't put it off. "
Kielder Power Incident – Mystery?
At around 5.30am on the 5th July were were woken up with a loud bang.
Groggerly looking around the house we could not see anything obvious except that the power was off, (yet another power failure of some kind this year) and went back to bed hoping that it would come back on again before having to get up.
Sadly this was not the case and during the course of the morning we heard that some of our neighbours had had their TV's “explode” on them. So what had happened. CE-Electric described it as a “fault situation”. What ever it was meant that the power was off for nearly 14 hours and a number of our electrical appliances were damaged.
The strange thing with this was how inconsistent the damage was. We had two electric fly/midge killers plugged in and running. On at the front of the house and one near the back. One was broken and the other not. In the kitchen we had two appliances turned on in adjacent sockets, both had their fuses blown but on replacing them one was fine the other trashed.
The oil hot water boiler was on at the time of the incident and our heating engineer has subsequently told me that this was saved by the control unit being destroyed. There must have been a total short across it as the plastic wall mount shows sign of some melting.
So what caused all this damage to all the properties around the area. The rumours are rife, about the only thing I have not heard is the claim that it was an alien. All we do know is that it was “not due to a deliberate act or negligence on the part of CE-Electric UK” according to Matthew Preston – their customer service operations manager..
Winter Time at Kielder
So after sending a very considerable amount of time looking at thousands of images that I have taken over the past few years, I have finally come up with a short list of various
themes suitable for this folio collection.
The first area that we have chosen to upload is the winter. Living in such a wild place the winter has a significant effect on our lives, which can hopefully be seen by these images.
Each gallery will be uploaded at a time so some of the links will not work until that gallery has been uploaded and tested. I hope you enjoy these images.
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