Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Pancake Day/Shrove Tuesday

It's Pancake Day today.

The British tend to make thin crepe style pancakes and serve them for dessert with lemon and sugar.

I like American style pancakes (served with maple syrup) so I used a recipe via the BBC for Fluffy American Pancakes  and served them for breakfast.

Another easy recipe is via Jamie Oliver's Food Tube:

Jamie Oliver's Super Easy Pancakes featuring Poppy and Daisy

Did you make pancakes today?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Follow Friday: March 23, 2012

My Follow Friday recommendations on Twitter today:

#FF Patch Adams @realpatchadams is a medical doctor, a clown, and a social activist http://www.patchadams.org #inspirational

#FF @TuringSunflower Grow a #Turing #Sunflower and get involved in an exciting experiment as part of @mcrscifest @voiceofmosi

#FF @GrrlScientist Evolutionary biologist, ornithologist, birder, aviculturist

#FF John Peter Thompson @InvasiveNotes Sustainability, ecosystems invasive species,natural philosophy, history, politics & current events

#FF @Giveacar organises the donation of unwanted cars to charity - Free and fast process, Nationwide collection. http://www.giveacar.co.uk Fab!!

#FF @WhichConvo "Join in at Which? Conversation, your space to comment on how today's consumer issues affect your life."

and via Sherlockology (for fans of the BBC series, Sherlock):

RT @Sherlockology #Sherlock Crew #FF 1/3: Writers and Co-Creators @Steven_Moffat @MarkGatiss; Producer @SueVertue; Director @Paul_McGuigan Editor @Eilrahc0801

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Story of Keep Calm and Carry On

The Story of the Second World War Poster

A short film that tells the story behind the 'Keep Calm and Carry On' poster. Its origins at the beginning of WWII and its rediscovery in a bookshop in England in 2000, becoming one of the iconic images of the 21st century.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Professor Brian Cox demonstrates why atoms are empty

Did you watch "A Night With The Stars" on BBC2 last night?

Professor Brian Cox lectured a celebrity audience about some of the most challenging concepts in physics from the lecture theatre of the Royal Institution of Great Britain.

Here's a clip from the show:
The comedian Simon Pegg and physicist Jim Al-Khalili help him explain standing waves in a demonstration to show why atoms are so large and empty.

It was a brilliant show! If you missed it, be sure to catch in on iPlayer.