Fruit Cake/Rum cake

So it’s after 1am and it’s Christmas and I’m up with my sister making the Family’s traditional fruitcake.Here is the recipe

1 1/2 lb butter

1 1/2 lb sugar

7-8 eggs or 6

1 1/2 lb flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp essence

1 lb currants

1 lb prunes

1 lb raisins

1 1/2 mixed peel

Use cake mix or rum for soaking fruits.

Browning enough to colour as you desire.

Prepare fruits and soak in wine add cinnamon and leave for 2-3 weeks.

Method: Cream butter and sugar

Add fruits and mix well. Add sifted flour and baking powder,mix well.

Add browning mix again.

Pour into greased pan and bake in moderate oven for 1 1/2 hours. Cool in pan before turning out,sprinkle with wine.

and have yourself a very Merry Christmas.

Written by

Laurna G

Mare Emotions

Feelings consume us but what if what makes us human is killing us.Mare feelings of rage,anger,jealousy and depression? A choke to our throat chackra a blockage to our flow,it stifles us with fear?

Instead of love we become full of hate,Lord knows there’s so much hate right now in the world. Innocence no longer protects us,instead it makes us a target and makes us open.

Love is confused and made synonymous with body parts and the likes ,what a messed up world we live in,where we lead and make decisions based on feeble emotions.

Emotions that change as the weather and is often cold and miscalculated. We lead from ego and our higher self has to be stretched through yoga to be brought out.Doing good is becoming a luxury and not caring is where we all are at.Showing love is seen as a movement and someones need to be seen or to become a trend on social media..look at me and what a good person I am,I fed these people.

These are my late night thoughts,,ignore them or you can take them in they are only thoughts from a passing emotion and recognition in my perspective of how the world is right now.

I am just a mare observer.

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Laurna G

To live

So I’m on my way home,on the bus passing the various communities before they arrive at mine and it strikes me what if today were my last day. What if I die and life is no more? We often times take life for granted and live as though we will go on forever and wont die. But how very far from the truth is that,we should know that death is inevitable,and must happen.

But when? and how will it happen I sometimes wish I knew when my last day will be and how I will go,it oftentimes scares me as I’m usually in transit when I think these things and as the vehicle takes a corner a reckless driver or not so reckless driver loses control and collides with us and just like that my life is over. I picture taking in my last breath and thinking this is it praying and repenting, half asking God to save me and hoping this is not my death and my fighting spirit hoping this is not the end and some how I will make it out of this alive.

But one day,one day it will be my last moment I will slip into eternity and be nothing but a memory. A memory to some and forgotten by others but what life would I have lived and what legacy would I live behind. Somewhere in the bible it says ” A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous. Now isn’t that great! living in a way that when you are gone even your grand babies are taken cared of. But not all of us are so lucky and we hardly live anything behind not even enough to buy our casket much less an inheritance we would have lived it up. Taken luxurious trips eaten the finest foods and enjoy every penny we owned and live for now as tomorrow is not promised.

Or we could live from paycheck to paycheck and not ever travel not making ends meet live poor and die poor. Life does not give everyone the same hand but God does give each of us grace and a brain to use. We all have decisions to make and roads to travel and after the sweat of life had been endured we desire to rest in eternal peace as a life beyond this one seems better to many.

The after life is a whole other topic for itself but my post is mainly about living and enjoying the moments that will not always be ours. Taking yourself not so seriously and being your best self and stop worrying so darn much.

β€œTo live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
― Oscar Wilde

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Laurna G

Curse the darkness

Don’t give in to your weakness,but learn to fight the temptations though they knock,ignore,

In choosing light,you curse the darkness,the darkness that once held you and made you change,

We always have a choice,

to be good or bad

Naughty or nice

But each holds a price

So,fight ,fight the good fight,walk into the light

Curse the darkness

Flee from darkness and embrace the dawn,

Embrace the light,walk into the sun,

Walk unto the hills,set it ablaze,

A candle that will last for days,

Be that light,Be a ray of positive change

Be a light and curse the darkness.

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Laurna G