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?
Time: 25 minutes. Serves: 16
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350°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)
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:
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
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…
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,
Here are some quotes so you have something to read whilst stealing the last brownie,
Now for the funny quotes:
Thank you so much for sitting down with me, drinking tea or coffee and biting into a delicious 😋 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!