A little bit of baking on a Sunday and a curious book find from yesterday

I had to spend quite a bit of time doing some work today, and as I had to disappear off yesterday for work, small person asked if we could do some baking together today and requested chocolate coated flapjacks.

A simple request that I had all the ingredients for in the cupboard.

Recipe was:

300gms oats

6 tablespoons honey

150gms soft light brown sugar

150gms melted butter

Mix all together, pat down into appropriate sized oven dish (I used a round silicone pan)  Bake at 160 for 30 mins


While the flapjack was cooking we melted 150gms of milk chocolate and 150gms of dark chocolate and then poured it over the top.


Then it was put in the fridge to set before us all having a piece after dinner.  The chocolate in the very middle hadn’t quite set but you get the idea and it was delicious:


I mentioned yesterday a pile of fiction I picked up in the charity book shop in the afternoon but I forget to mention a curious ‘book’ I picked up in the local Oxfam shop:


It is a book filled with board games,  it has a few pages introduction on the history of board games not just from England but around the world also and then 50 board games from different periods in history and from different countries.   At the back of the book is a large envelope with all the different counters and bits and pieces you need to play all the games.


Obviously we couldn’t check if all the bits and pieces were there when we bought it but we checked through everything today and were delighted, and a bit surprised to be honest, to find that there was not a thing missing.    As you can see from the above photo some of the pieces have not even been cut out yet.  The bits that had been cut out were all carefully placed (by the previous owners) in smaller envelopes.

Here are some of the games in the book:


The book was published in 1978 and is a real treasure trove of games, ideas and information and all for £3.99!

Hope you have all had a good weekend.

Until tomorrow…


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