Honey and Chocolate marbled cupcakes

Ingredients: Cakes: 300g (10oz) unsalted butter, at room temperature 300g (10oz) caster sugar a few drops of vanilla extract a pinch of salt 5 eggs 375g (13oz) plain flour 4 tsp baking powder 4 tbsp milk 20g (3/4oz) cocoa powder 2 tbsp honey Icing: 115g (4oz) unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 tbsp milk 1 […]

My Enemy’s Enemy

There are a lot of extreme opinions knocking about in today’s society. Made especially prominent┬áby both the mainstream media and also social media. Sadly, in my experience, the most reliable way to obtain balanced and/or impartial coverage of events is through social media. Not because everyone is impartial, but because it is possible to see […]

Some Thoughts on Eurovision 2017

So last night during Eurovision I wrote out my internal monologue. Here’s how that went. Israel: oof tuning. Nice graphics. He winked I’m very uncomfortable. High note is good though. Dancing with hands in pockets is my aesthetic. Poland: dogs!!!!! V dramatic. Tone is a bit meh. Violinist yes please. Gravelly bits are good. Long […]

Vivaldi; The Man, The Myth, The Seasons

Antonio Vivaldi was born in Venice in 1678 to Giovanni Battista Vivaldi and Camilla Calicchio. Antonio’s father taught him to play violin, being a professional violinist himself, and they then toured Venice together playing violin. It is thought that Vivaldi started playing at a very young age due to the musical knowledge he had gained by the […]