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Facts About The Desert

Jamie's Mum's gorgeous chocolate pudding

Jamie's Mum's gorgeous chocolate pudding Try it with custard instead of Christmas pud Trust me when I tell you that this is one mind-blowingly chocolately pudding – totally indulgent

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Stem Ginger Bundt Cake

It started with an image of a scrummy gingerbread cake from The Boy Who Bakes on Instagram. And the fact that it's Gingerbread Month on BBC Good Food. Although I've often made Gingerbread Biscuits, I've never made a Gingerbread Cake before. So I set about to find an authentic recipe with a truly gingerbready (is that even a word?) cake - and I think I've found the one. I played around with an old recipe from the Crabapple Bakery that was originally intended to make Gingerbread Cupcake...

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If we were to exist in a life of pure consciousness and light all of the time, then why as humans would we be given the ego? Planet Earth and human existence is about living in #duality. Without duality or the ego we would never grow or learn from this existence. Having the ego leads to understanding the #true #self more, and by striving towards the true self we release the 'emotions and conditions' we attach with #ego. Through #meditation we learn what we 'hold onto' as our #pain…

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Egypt... one day I shall go back and visit historical Egypt rather than just Hurghada

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Hoodia gordonii is a leafless spiny succulent plant w/medicinal properties growing naturally in South Africa & Namibia. Flowers smell like rotten meat & are pollinated mainly by flies. The Bushmen of the Namib desert call this plant ǁhoba (pronounced [kǁʰɔbɑ] - the initial sound is a lateral click) - & the Afrikaans Ghaap. Hoodia gordonii was discovered and painted by col. Robert Jacob Gordon in the vicinity of the Orange River in about 1779, & identified as a Stapelia, a closely related…

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Cookie bowls. Told my daughter about this and as I was talking she interrupted to say, 'And then you put cookies in it!' I said, at the same time, 'And then you put ice cream in it.' Her gasp was priceless. Making these today. :D

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Healing Properties and Health Benefits of Camel Milk

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Desert Fact Cards - Treetop Displays - A set of 18 A5 fact cards that give fun, interesting and key facts about desert habitats. This set is great for activities, discussions, introducing a new topic and for display boards! Visit our website for more information and for other printable classroom resources by clicking on the provided links. Designed by teachers for Early Years (EYFS), Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2).

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Deforestation Facts, Deforestation Information, Effects of Deforestation

"Deforestation also drives climate change. Forest soils are moist, but without protection from sun-blocking tree cover they quickly dry out. Trees also help perpetuate the water cycle by returning water vapor back into the atmosphere. Removing trees deprives the forest of portions of its canopy, which blocks the sun’s rays during the day and holds in heat at night. This disruption leads to more extreme temperatures swings."

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"Daughter of the Desert: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell" by Georgina Howell is the best of a number of books written about Gertrude Bell, a truly phenomenal women who gets described as 'the female Lawrence of Arabia' but is in fact far more significant! An adventurer, Arabist, academic, diplomat, spy, nation-builder, taboo-smasher and all-round female heroine, also on my fantasy dinner party guestlist.

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