Surround Yourself With People Who Push You To Do Better….

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Surround yourself with people that push you to do and be better. No drama or negativity. Just higher goals and higher motivation. Good times .

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My Type Of Cake

A Stunning Chocolate Book Cake By !

Source: https://www.youtube.com/user/yenerswaytv/featured

He has his own website online https://www.yenersway.com.

Serdar posts a cake art tutorial on Utube every Tuesday. He is a gifted artist.

 

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35+ Healthy Recipes You Can Make In An Air Fryer

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I love cooking in my air fryer using no oil but the food cooks in it’s own juices. Throw away the deep fat fryer and invest in a air fryer. You will loose weight and it is healthier for your heart. A simple google search will find many recipes free online. There are also many great cook books for air fryers on sale. Here is a sample of one of the cookery websites recipes for  air fryers, these are easy to do for beginners. You will be amazed what you can cook in an air fryer and they are very easy to clean too.

Title: 35+ Healthy Recipes You Can Make in an Air Fryer

Author: Robin Bashinsky

Publisher: Cooking Light

Full Text & Source Online: https://www.cookinglight.com/cooking-101/healthy-air-fryer-recipes

The Internet, Online, 18/10/2018

Sample Text:

Who ever said that chicken wings, doughnuts, and pizza couldn’t be healthy? Here’s how to make the most of your air fryer.

Meet the air fryer, the miracle kitchen gadget that every healthy cook should have. Essentially a small convection oven, an air fryer works by circulating hot air up to 400 degrees around your food, transforming it into crispy perfection without all the oil or butter you’d normally need.

So, what can you make in an air fryer? The possibilities are limitless—and you can use an air fryer to make comfort food favorites that are normally deep-fried, sauteed, baked, or grilled. So whether you’ve craving onion rings, French toast, or cheesy loaded potatoes, here are 35 delicious air fryer recipes to show you how to make the most of this amazingly versatile kitchen tool.

Air Fryer Avocado Fries

Avocado fries? Oh yes! This irresistible combination of crunchy and creamy is the ultimate air fryer indulgence. They’re a little heavier in calories than most of our snacks, but they’re so darned good, they’re worth the occasional splurge!

The secret to the perfect air fryer avocado fries is picking out avocados that are just ripe, but with enough firmness to hold their shape during cooking. Paired with this kicky, spicy sauce, these fries are next-level good.

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Happy International Teachers Day

It’s World Teachers Day..Thank -You To All the Teachers Out There

“When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That’s if you want to teach them to think.”  Bertrand Russell

“Give the pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking; learning naturally results.” John Dewey

“True teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create their own.”  Nikos Kazantzakis

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai

There’s a lot of talk these days about giving children self-esteem. It’s not something you can give; it’s something they have to build. Coach Graham worked in a no-coddling zone. Self-esteem? He knew there was really only one way to teach kids how to develop it: You give them something they can’t do, they work hard until they find they can do it, and you just keep repeating the process.”  Randy Pausch

“Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” Jacques Barzun

“That’s what education should be,” I said, “the art of orientation. Educators should devise the simplest and most effective methods of turning minds around. It shouldn’t be the art of implanting sight in the organ, but should proceed on the understanding that the organ already has the capacity, but is improperly aligned and isn’t facing the right way.”  Plato

“A teacher who cannot explain any abstract subject to a child does not himself thoroughly understand his subject; if he does not attempt to break down his knowledge to fit the child’s mind, he does not understand teaching.” Fulton J. Sheen

“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.”  Albert Einstein

“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” Aristotle

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”William Arthur Ward

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It’s World Animal Day – A Poem About An Animal

 

A Narrow Fellow in the Grass by Emily Dickinson.

The grass divides as with a comb
A spotted shaft is seen
And then it closes at your feet
And opens further on –

He likes a boggy acre –
A floor too cool for corn –
Yet when a boy, and barefoot
I more than once, at morn
Have passed, I thought, a whip-lash
Unbraiding in the sun
When, stooping to secure it
It wrinkled, and was gone –

Several of nature’s people
I know, and they know me
I feel for them a transport
Of cordiality

But never met this fellow
Attended or alone
Without a tighter breathing
And zero at the bone

(The Narrow Fellow Is A Snake = Deceit)

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Being Arty

 

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This is how I relax I listen to music, write , craft or make art. At the moment I am not doing much writing so I am concentrating on my art. It is getting dark early so I am not doing much gardening so to art and crafting instead for amusement.

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Resources Online:

Mirror Art Website: https://homesthetics.net/17-spectacular-diy-mirror-design-ideas-to-beautify-your-decor/ –

Broken Mirror Art! https://www.instructables.com/id/Broken-Mirror-Art/

 

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.

– Albert Einstein
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I Am Busy Making Christmas Cards Already!

There are many great resources online both websites and Utube videos. Here are 2 websites I came across online.

Basic Cardmaking  https://www.createandcraft.com/gb/b

Card Making: https://www.createandcraft.com/gb/b

Or if you can afford it you can go digital and upload your photo and type your messages and have your card printed. You can even make your own family calenders every year with family photos and add inspirational quotes.

Vistaprint is one such company that offers this service, check it out. Make 10 cards for €10.72. It is a lovely personal touch for close family.

https://www.vistaprint.ie/

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Here is one of their cards. It is just a few clicks and follow some simple instructions, pick colour template, background, font and your own text, upload family pictures and pay online and they will deliver it. I love it. It is so simple but very personal. It is a thoughtful gift for a mum, granny or best friend.

 

 

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There is value in silence

“Silence is a source of great strength.” Lao Tzu

“Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.”  Plutarch

‘I’ve begun to realize that you can listen to silence and learn from it. It has a quality and a dimension all its own.’ Chaim Potok

“I often regret that I have spoken; never that I have been silent.” – Publilius Syrus

“In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“Silence is the great teacher, and to learn its lessons you must pay attention to it. There is no substitute for the creative inspiration, knowledge, and stability that come from knowing how to contact your core of inner silence. The great Sufi poet Rumi wrote, Only let the moving waters calm down, and the sun and moon will be reflected on the surface of your being.” – Deepak Chopra

“Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.” – Josh Billings

‘A fool is known by his speech; and a wise man by silence.’ Pythagoras

‘If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results. ‘Emily Bronte

Open your mouth only if what you are going to say is more beautiful than the silence.” – Spanish Proverb

“Sticks and stones are hard on bones aimed with angry art. Words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart.” – Phyllis Mcginley

‘Silence is sometimes the best answer. ‘Dalai Lama

‘Silence is true wisdom’s best reply. ‘Euripides

“He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.” – Elbert Hubbard

‘Saying nothing sometimes says the most. ‘ Emily Dickinson

“Work hard in silence, let your success make the noise.” – Frank Ocean

‘The tree of silence bears the fruit of peace.’ Unknown

Everything that’s created comes out of silence. Thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Words come out of the void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness.” – Wayne Dyer

‘In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.’ Henry David Thoreau

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