Saturday Coffee Morning!

Good morning and Happy Saturday to you all! I hope you had a good, no, great week so far. This is Penable’s first coffee morning so I will quickly whizz through what it is about.

Our Coffee Morning post will come out every Saturday, where you can make a hot drink, sit comfortably on the couch or in bed and read a relaxing Penable post! We have a easy and delightful recipe for you to enjoy with a hot drink today along with a poem, a book review and some more fantastic news!

But first: a mouthwatering recipe to have with your hot drink

Easy, quick BROWNIES:

It’s chewy, fudgy, choclatey and did I mention, absolutely delicious?

Delish!

Time: 25 minutes. Serves: 16

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 a cup of unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 a cup of melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt, not needed if using salted butter.
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 a cup of flour

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 350Β°F. Grease an 8×8 square pan or line with foil and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine melted butter and cocoa and sugar stir until fully dissolved.
  • Add eggs one at a time then vanilla and stir until well combined.
  • Stir in flour and salt until the flour is fully combine. Be careful not to overmix mix.
  • (optional) fold in 1 cup of nuts, raisins, chocolate chips or anything you desire.
  • Spread in pan and bake for approximately 20-22 minutes or until the center is slightly set. Be careful not to over-bake!
  • Cool completely then cut into 9 large squares or 16 small squares ( I cut mine into 16)
  • Enjoy!

Right, got your hot drink? Got your comfy spot? Got your brownie? Great!

First up, I have written a poem called Colourless, about the world from a blind man’s view:

Colourless

Darkness has devoured the light

But kept my thoughts sharp and my mind bright

Being old and being blind

Has taught me many lessons

You’ll never find

I learn to never be ungrateful 

Because I can still hear

So start being grateful

Before the old age nears

I learn to never give up because i can still walk 

And I still have teeth so i can talk

I learn to look at things differently 

AND THINK their way

Like my eyes have protected me

From seeing the trends these days

Being blind has given me enough sense 

To not judge people by how they look

So someone can read to me and i won’t question the cover of the book

Because I just can’t see

So i just can’t say

You don’t look good 

So I won’t talk today

I learn that if you hunt for ease

It will come

If you sit back with your legs up

You won’t get a crumb

I learn that just being sightless 

Doesn’t give me an excuse to lay down by the hearth

And I’ll keep getting up again and contribute to my earth

My mind is full of colours, though my eyelids are dull

It shines through my smile and my heart, so grateful

I have escaped the world’s strife

Even though I can’t see

I can still live a grateful life

I may be old but I’m not weak

I may be unintelligent but I still seek

I may have falls and breaks some days

But I’m not blind

In another way

By Midnightlion

WHY YOU SHOULD WRITE AND READ MORE:

  • You should read more because it broadens your vocabulary, you learn more knowledge and you get some entertainment that’s not the telly!
  • You should read more of the news so you know what is happening in the world. Also, fiction might be more entertaining but it is better if you read non fiction at least once a week

Hope you enjoyed that, don’t forget to drop a comment down below! And if you haven’t slurped down your hot drink, here is another thing for you to enjoy…

Book review…

A pocket full of stars by Aisha Bushby

Here at Penable we love books! And just recently I finished a fantastic book for all ages. Look at the picture above. It’s fun, humorous, adventurous, mysterious and emotional. It follows an ordinary girl who has friends, fun and loves video games. But then her mum falls into a coma and her life is turned upside down. It’s a story of friendship, how she finds courage and it is full of questions till the end. She has to be brave, stay calm but how will she cope with her friends far from her side?

I have to say it is a brilliant book, a number one bestseller on Amazon, definitely intresting and with an AWESOME cover! You can buy it on BookPeople, Amazon and any other bookshop!

Things to make eveRYone a better person

  • Read more, reading helps to broaden your knowledge and vocabulary as well as giving you some entertainment that’s not the telly! If you really want to go on your phone, then read on kindle books or… MORE AWESOME POSTS ON PENABLE!
  • Be grateful more, no one likes ungrateful people, so think with a grateful mind. You could even make some lists on all the things you are grateful for, clothes, food, shelter, family…….
  • Be kind to all people and respect them, even if you do not agree with them
  • Donate to charities, can you imagine being that person with a child and their living on cold streets, hungry and with no shelter? And imagine if you donated money and it helped them. It makes you feel better.
  • Stay calm. People start screeching when something bad pops up. Don’t you think it would be better if we stopped, thinked and escaped the situation carefully?
  • We all need to smile more. Not only does it illuminate your face and cheers people up, but research has shown that smiling relaxes the body and reduces physical pain. Woahhh, start smiling everyone! Hey if you eat my last brownie sis, I’m gonna kill you! 😁😁😁.

If you have any more to add to the list above, put it in the comments!

Don’t start freaking out already, I know how much you adore Penable but seriously, it’s not finished yet….

Here are a few tips for writing a book:

  • Know your characters. Jot down what they like and don’t like, how they look, act, everything. When you understand them better you will be able to write a book on them better.
  • Write anything that comes to your mind first, edit it later.
  • Get friends and family or absolutely anyone to read your story and write down their opinions. Then you can jot down how to improve those opinions.
  • Have a writing environment. Put a desk and a chair in a little corner, away from all the noise, stick up your ideas on the wall and keep it clean.
  • Make a spider diagram, writing all the chapters and then what happens in the chapters. Then start writing around what happens, adding description and dialogue.
  • Write a chapter. Then leave it for two days and try not to think about it. Two days later, take it out and read it, can you improve it?

If you want to learn more about creating vivid descriptions, check out my other post,

https://penableme.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/vivid-descriptions-and-how-to-create-them/

Here are some quotes so you have something to read whilst stealing the last brownie,

Now for the funny quotes:

Oh dear!
I’m not the only one wondering then!
Tell me something I didn’t know….
Really, okay!
I’m glad you can’t see me blushing!

Thank you

Thank you so much for sitting down with me, drinking tea or coffee and biting into a delicious πŸ˜‹ brownie. I hoped you enjoyed this post, don’t hesitate to pop a comment down below, follow my blog, like, rate and don’t forget to share!

Tell me what you did this week, anything exciting? Have you learnt anything from this post?

I will see you next week for another coffee Saturday which we can enjoy together with a hot drink, new recipe and great content!

I really enjoyed that brownie!!!

Published by H.R Phoenix, Author

H.R Phoenix is the owner and creator of Penable. She likes to inspire people to write and is an Author of a poetry book and the Penable magazine 2020. When she's not working on a short story or writing awesome Penable Posts, she enjoys spending time with her two cute kittens..

13 thoughts on “Saturday Coffee Morning!

  1. I will be looking forward to Saturday morning coffee from now on. I like how it has bits of everything. The poem my oh my!
    The advice well said and boiiii has it lift my sports up.
    Thanks a ton for the post

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  2. Oh and to answer the question from your post : you’re blind? If you are that’s soo cool as in its different and different is what I endulge in so like yeah it’s cool. Is it weird that being blind is cool πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ.. I could feel your positive vibes and it drown my thoughts. How did u find me again? Cause its weird that someone I exist or probably I need to step out of my head moreπŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ

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  3. It’s definitely cool, so you’re not the only one! Thanks for commenting, and being a loyal follower and liking every Penable post! I really appreciate the support that you are giving by telling me your thoughts on my posts. Thanks once again Victoria! 😊😊😊

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  4. The Blind Man Loves Anais
    By Vanessa Shields

    Dessa is green apple: crispy bitter sweet
    Charlie is brown bark: rough soily natural
    Anais is blue water: wide flowing changing

    He is in love with Anais
    having caressed her skin
    with the eyes of his fingers
    (that she so generously offered
    without hesitation)
    skin on skin was electric
    shooting life into edges
    tips
    on his body he didn’t
    know existed
    the result was
    a literal spark

    Anais loves to swim
    in his darkness
    she is a water spider
    guiding him to sea

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  5. Hello! I enjoyed reading your poem very much from the perspective of an aging blind man. There is much that we can see, turning inward with the light of imagination and being at peace. It is definitely a good thing to be grateful, especially now. So glad I could get to your site, I had tried before and was unable to get here. Nice work, again!

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