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 The 5 Step Beginners Guide to Twitter

 

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Have a little fun with my amazing facts post and wow your friends on twitter!

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My illicit affair….

My illicit affair….

 

You’re on my mind so much of the time

But then that’s ok, I created you, you’re mine.

My eyes glaze over when people talk

as I drift my thoughts towards you…

It’s what happens now, it’s what you do.

For you are always here, silent in the background…

I won’t desert you though, you’re a new love I’ve found.

You know I have to be careful, not let you take over, make too much noise

I have my other loves , my family, my man, my boys

I see others online and for a moment I crave

But I come back to you, write some more and then press save

They flash at me and wink

Giving me tips on how to be, sometimes they make me think.

Myrealfairy  post after post, never late…

I’ll take you out, care for you, write and create.

For now I’ll keep you half hidden in your own world wide kingdom

My beautiful blog…. myrealfairy.com

 

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If you like this then you much see my ode to him poem!

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8 Incredible January Facts 

As you probably know I love facts and trivia so I thought I’d kick the new year off with 8 Incredible January facts to get your mind awake.

The zodiac star signs which cover this period are Capricorn which spans from December 22nd – January 19th who’s element is earth and Aquarius January 20th – February 18th who’s element is air.

Something which I am very pleased about is that on January 9, 2007, Steve Jobs announced the iPhone at the Macworld convention. It wasn’t until June that it was actually released. In apple ads for the iPhone, the time is always shown as 9.41

Australia day on the 26th is when Australia celebrates the day of the establishment of the first European settlement at Port Jackson, now part of Sydney, which happened in 1788.

Movie releases for the UK in January 2017 were; Monster Calls with Felicity Jones, Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, cert 12A, Assassins Creed with Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons cert 12A, La la Land with Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone cert 12A

In 2018 we have; The Commuter, you have to love a bit of Liam Nelson battling against the odds. Downsizing with Matt Damon looks well worth a box of popcorn. I’m still watching Martian quite happily after about the 10th time! The Post is the one to watch for Spielberg fans.

It’s the month of birth of Robert “Rabbie” Burns, Scottish poet. Burns Suppers celebrated all over the world each year on this day on the 25th January. Auld Lang Syne is one of the most frequently sung songs in English, most of which was written by Robert Burns.

There is a variety of cold-tolerant winter cabbage grown in England known as January King. It is purple and blue in places and is a hardy winter veg.

Martin Luther King day is held on the third monday in January in the United States. He was an important civil rights activist and was a leader in the movement to end racial segregation in the United States. His most famous address was the “I Have A Dream” speech in 1963. He was an advocate of non-violent protest and became the youngest man to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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The Anglo Saxons who came from north-western Europe to Great Britain called it the Wulf-monath (meaning “wolf month”) as it was the time of year when the wolves were unable to find food and their hunger made them bold enough to come into the villages of ancient Britain.

 

If you enjoyed this and would like to see a few more then have a little look at another of my posts here: Amazing Facts – you never knew you didn’t know!

8 Incredible January Facts 

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Carrot and Gogi Berry Loaf Cake

I’ve been wanting to make a carrot cake for a little while now and I wanted to give it a bit of a twist, something to make it stand out from the crowd. Well I have done just that! Adding Gogi Berries to it has given it a lift and a flash of colour, I love it!

I’ve used Gogi berries before and was looking for other recipes I could adapt so that I could make even more use of this yummy fruit.

Carrot and Gogi Berry Loaf Cake
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Carrot and Gogi Berry Loaf Cake.
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Carrot and Gogi Berry Loaf Cake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Add a twist of something special to this lovely Carrot cake with these super cool Gogi Berries

Course: Dessert
Servings: 10
Ingredients
  • 50 g Dark brown sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 125 ml Rapeseed Oil
  • 3 large Carrots
  • 50 g Gogi Berries
  • 150 g Plain Flour
  • half teaspoon Baking Powder
  • half teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Mixed Spice
  • 30 ml Maple Syrup
Instructions
  1. Grate the carrots (these will be part of your wet ingredients)

  2. Mix all of the dry ingredients together apart from the Gogi Berries in one bowl then set aside.

  3. In a food mixer put all of the wet ingredients and mix until combined.

  4. Combine together and add the Gogi Berries.

  5. Pour into a medium loaf tin

  6. Bake for 35 mins on 170oc

This is great to use up some of those extra ingredients you might have around the store cupboard. Another easy recipe which big results is my Cheese Scones which are super quick. If you fancy a sweet treat try my Ultimate Chocolate Brownies!

Quick tip!

If you want to rehydrate dried Gogi berries then pop them in a bowl or cup, pour over boiling water and leave for 10 minutes. Drain well and then they are plump and juicy, ready to use.

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How To Take Care Of Your Daughter’s Prom Dress

How To Take Care Of Your Daughter’s Prom Dress

How To Take Care Of Your Daughter’s Prom Dress

While prom may not be a big deal to some, it’s a very important milestone in your teenage daughter’s life. Of course, she will pick out a dress she adores and wants to last for years to come, whether as a special memory of prom or to wear to other events. So, how can you take care of her new prom dress?

Wrinkles

When the new dress arrives home, make sure it has room to breathe. Nothing should rub on the dress so as to prevent wrinkles. If the dress does incur wrinkles, get them out before prom. Most dress retailers will offer a final steam the day before prom, but if not, take the dress to a dry cleaner to be pressed. Alternatively, place the dress on a hanger on the back of your bathroom door. Turn the hot water on in the shower, close the door, and leave the dress to steam for around 15 minutes to remove wrinkles.

Storage

Whether she’s gone for a short flirty dress or one of the classy white prom dresses in 2018 at Peaches Boutique, it ought to be dry cleaned before storing it. Stains may happen, and they will ruin the dress. The longer you wait to get rid of a stain, the longer it has to soak in and do permanent damage to the dress. After prom, have the dress dry cleaned before storing it.

Formal dresses should be stored in a cool, dry place that is dry and not hot. Try to avoid storing the dress anywhere with tons of natural sunlight, too, as it can cause severe discolouring to the dress with time.

Remember to check on the dress often to make sure it’s not being damaged. An ideal storage place is on the top shelf of a wardrobe. Lay the dress flat within a garment bag or sealed box. Don’t store a special dress in places like storage units, basements, or attics.

Stains

Stains are just the pits and must be treated immediately. The first step is to identify the stain so as to remove it accordingly:

  • Grease – Wash the dress in warm water and place the stain on paper towels. Rub dry using a pre-treatment liquid spray. After, was in warm water and hang the dress up to dry.
  • Makeup – Dampen the stain with a warm towel and lightly press a liquid detergent or colour-safe bleach into it. Finally, wash the dress in warm water and hang up to dry.
  • Sweat – Gently rub a damp bar of soap on the stained are and apply a liquid detergent to the sweat stain. Wash it and hang to dry.
  • Outdoor stains and grass – Use alcohol to wipe off the dress and apply a colour-safe chlorine bleach to rub the remaining stain.

If the stain is really bad, take the dress to a professional for spot cleaning.

Use these tips to ensure your daughter’s new prom dress remains as good as new, both before and after prom night.

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Easy Rocky Road Recipe

I’m going to open with a bold statement today…..this Rocky Road is the best one I’ve tasted! Oh yes our house went into chocolate meltdown when we tried these the morning after I made them.

There are plenty of ways to make this and we gave a couple of them a try before hitting the jackpot with this. So in good myrealfairy tradition, this Easy Rocky Road recipe is the one to share with you.

What you will need is:

300g Milk chocolate

75g Butter

2 tablespoons Golden Syrup

1 cup Marshmallows

1 cup Maltesers

What you need to do is:

EASY ROCKY ROAD RECIPE

Break up the chocolate into pieces so that it melts easier.

EASY ROCKY ROAD RECIPE

Place the butter and chocolate into a saucepan and put on a low heat. This recipe is all about being gentle with the heating, don’t rush it.

EASY ROCKY ROAD RECIPE

Add the 2 tablespoons of golden syrup and stir in while still on the low heat.

EASY ROCKY ROAD RECIPE

As soon as this has all melted together, remove from the heat. Crush the maltesers so that they hold some chunks to them and are not totally bashed to crumbs. Now eat a couple of the maltesers that haven’t been crushed – originally there were many more than shown in this picture, they are too tempting not to eat a few while making this. Go on treat yourself to the cook’s perks:)

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Fold in the marshmallows and maltesers to the chocolate mixture. Put into a foil tin or baking tray which has sides to it so that you can get that Rocky Road look to it by having it around 1 inch (2.5cm) high.

EASY ROCKY ROAD RECIPE

Leave in the fridge overnight. In the morning turn out onto a chopping board and cut into cubes. Sprinkle with some icing sugar if you fancy. Product test by having at least a square to yourself with a cuppa before popping into bags if giving as gifts. I suggest leaving in the fridge until needed to keep firm and crunchy.

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I’d love to hear how you get on with this recipe, let me know in the comments. Have fun with it and you can print below.

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EASY ROCKY ROAD RECIPE
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Easy Rocky Road
Prep Time
10 mins
 

Easy Rocky Road recipe for all occasions. You can print here to take into the kitchen and leave the laptop in a safe place!

Course: Sweet Treat
Servings: 8
Author: www.myrealfairy.com
Ingredients
  • 300 g Milk Chocolate or Dark Chocolate if you wish.
  • 75 g Butter
  • 2 tbsp Golden Syrup
  • 1 cup Marshmallows
  • 1 cup Maltesers
  • A Sprinkle Icing Sugar Optional
Instructions
  1. Break up the chocolate into pieces so that it melts easier.

    Place the butter and chocolate into a saucepan and put on a low heat. This recipe is all about being gentle with the heating, don’t rush it.

    Add the 2 tablespoons of golden syrup and stir in while still on the low heat.

    As soon as this has all melted together, remove from the heat. Crush the maltesers so that they hold some chunks to them and are not totally bashed to crumbs. Now eat a couple of the maltesers that haven’t been crushed –  Go on treat yourself to the cook’s perks!

    Fold in the marshmallows and maltesers to the chocolate mixture. Put into a foil tin or baking tray which has sides to it so that you can get that Rocky Road look to it by having it around 1 inch (2.5cm) high.

    Leave in the fridge overnight. In the morning turn out onto a chopping board and cut into cubes. Sprinkle with some icing sugar if you fancy. 

If you like chocolate recipes then you must try my Ultimate Chocolate Brownies too!

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Christmas Linky 2017 #mainyloveschristmas

I love christmas! By now those of you who are familiar will know that I also love easter, summer and generally most events that I can get excited about. I also love to hold linkys over these times which I see as a good old get together. It’s where we share posts and meet up with people through their blogs that we might not of come into contact with before.

You can add up to 3 posts on whatever theme you like. As it’s a one off christmas linky here at #mainyloveschristmas you can add old or new  posts for this link up. The topic is up to you, let’s see how diverse we can get.

One of the other christmas bonus points to this link up is that you don’t have to add a badge, just link and promote yourself and your fellow bloggers. This link up is just for fun and you choose how much you want to participate.

The link up starts Friday 15th December at 6am GMT and closes Friday December 22nd at 6am GMT.

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Suggested guidance for participating:
  • I’d love it if you commented on the host post and at least one more for every post you link up.
  • Tweet using the hashtag #mainyloveschristmas @myrealfairy when you link up and you’re away!
  • Tweet, pin, stumble and share using all the wonderful ways you wish and let the blogger know when you comment how you have shared their post.
  • Use the hashtag #mainyloveschristmas
  • Enjoy and read something you wouldn’t normally click on.
  • Have fun, Mainy x

 


 

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Thank You Christmas

Christmas – come on then we are here!

We’ve been waiting 12 whole months for you to re-appear

To shower us with festive cheer

To bring those from afar to near.

So how about it dear old Christmas

Can you make us all get on

Make the little ones giggle with the fun

I bet you can you bearded one.

Thank you christmas for visiting us

For giving reason for all this fuss

It brings us close for it’s you we discuss

Whether you come by sleigh, star or bus.

Thank you Christmas for making me think

To appreciate my loves with a wink

You really are more than just a day

You’re a hug, a boost and to you I say Hooray!

 

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If you like christmas, pop along to my christmas message and see what I think too!

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Happy Christmas!

Thank you so much for all of your support this year. It really has been brilliant. This is the second year of the blog and it has gone from strength to strength. That only happened because of you and others reading and participating in the conversations here. I couldn’t have kept it going if it hadn’t been for such great feedback, it means so much and gives me the motivation to throw everything at it and taking it even further!

I’d like to take the time to share some of my favourite posts with you;

Pre Empty Nest Syndrome? Is this what I have?

Fun and Fabulous Food in Alcudia

10 Quiz Questions You Need To Know

5 Tips to help the school run go smoother! 

Free Pallet Patio Garden

Seriously Tasty Cheese Scone Recipe

I could go on and on but these are some of my top ones. I never thought that I would be writing about my life, family and travel and sharing it with so many people. Thank you for reading and giving me the chance to do this. I really hope that my boys will read some of the blog when they are older and be proud of their mum. Who knows what the style and media blogs will be written in when they are grown men!

For now, enjoy this festive period, eat, drink and be merry my lovelies and well done to you all!

Mainy x

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Thought of the day

Welcome to myrealfairy.com

Happy New Year

All the best for 2018!

 

Any thoughts are welcome on this site, I love to hear your views. What would you like me to review next on myrealfairy.com? If you are a brand, small business or voluntary organisation then please get in touch. If you would like to contribute an article then I’d like to hear from you. Drop me a line at fairyqueen@myrealfairy.com

Enjoy reading

Mainy x 

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