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Prisoner Returns To Jail To Avoid Arguing With His Wife


The idea of your day’s routine being identical to your previous day’s routine would be an anathema to this correspondent (likes the odd change in schedule).

Your correspondent though came across an interesting individual recently who thought differently towards his day’s routine and was quite happy for it to be the same as the previous day’s one.

It relates to a thirty-two year old Tunisian, Walid Chaabani, from Livorno in Italy who your correspondent read about in the Times newspaper. Continue reading

Food To Warm Your Winter Appetite

The colder, darker days are approaching and that means…reaching for the porridge. If the idea gives you a shudder then have a look at some of the ways you can make your porridge burst with flavour and even add more nutritional goodness to your breakfast. Porridge doesn’t have to be that grey-brown goop that I know you are thinking of…I swear! As we have always been told, breakfast is the most important meal of the day meaning we should make it as nutritiously beneficial as possible. Oats are a low glycemic index grain meaning that porridge will keep you satisfied until lunchtime, guaranteed! If you absolutely cannot stand the thought of porridge then try granola (baked oats) or some healthy pancakes! Whatever you choose just make sure it satisfies both your taste buds and a healthy diet this winter!

Porridge Recipe Ideas

  • Stewed Apple, Sultana and Cinnamon

Simply put diced apple pieces into a bowl along with about a tablespoon of water and some cinnamon and sultanas. Put it into the microwave stirring frequently until the consistency is stewed. Add sugar if desired. Stir mixture into cooked porridge.

  • Honey, Whiskey and Cream

An indulgence to say the least and not the healthiest but we can make this Sunday’s porridge! And it helps that there is always whiskey in the drinks cabinet this time of year! Make porridge as instructed, stir in a tablespoon each of the honey, cream and whiskey.

  • Maple and Pecan

Make porridge as instructed then add a tablespoon of maple syrup and a handful of chopped pecan nuts.

  • Banana and Golden Syrup/Honey

Make porridge as instructed and add sliced banana and a tablespoon of golden syrup.

Granola Recipe

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1 Banana
  • 2 tblsp. runny Honey
  • 5 tblsp. Water

1.) Blend the above ingredients together using a hand blender or otherwise until combined and smooth.

Dry Ingredients:

  • 3 cups Oats
  • ½ cup of hazelnuts/almonds/walnuts
  •  Handful of pumpkin seeds
  • Handful of coconut flakes (dessicated)
  • Sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg.

2.) Mix all of the dry ingredients together well.

3.) Add in the wet ingredients and mix until combined. If the combination looks a little dry, add a little more water. But it is always better a little more dry than too wet.

4.) Spread the mixture onto a baking tray and put into the oven at 180 degrees Celsius taking it out regularly to turn and break apart.

I don’t like dried fruit but if you prefer you can add as much as you like, I would suggest putting it in after the granola has cooled from the oven, unlike seeds and nuts, fruit doesn’t toast very well!

5.) Allow to cool and store in an airtight container.

6.) Serve with fresh fruit and yogurt.

Really Healthy Pancakes



  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Egg

Blend together and fry it up the exact same way you would a pancake!

Add whatever toppings you fancy. My favourite is maple syrup and streaky bacon. Or Nutella.

If you want to bulk this recipe up a bit, try adding some pumpkin seeds or oat bran.

Because of the banana’s slow releasing energy and the protein from the egg, these pancakes make a great pre-run/workout snack. Just don’t overdo it on the toppings!