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Radical Honesty

It seems like I have learnt a lot from american television shows. Although if you consider hours of tv watched against amount learnt it's probably not that even. In "Lie to Me" when you first meet the geeky young Eli he is being radically honest. It intrigued me at the time because I do lie a lot (not about important stuff - just to make things more interesting), but my default is to tell the truth and that confuses people because they think I'm joking when I do. Anyway, that was my first introduction to it and I read up on it and did an experiment and then forgot. The experiment was last year and I asked out a guy I have fancied the pants off for some months but who is so utterly unsuitable as for it to be practically a 'Friends' storyline. He genuinely thought I was joking and each time he asked me if I was really asking him out and I said 'yes' he took it as sarcasm and so it never went anywhere.  Source: via Alex on Pinterest
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The Final Analysis

I have signed up for a free trial of a dating site. As part of the sign up you get a personality report. It's all quite interesting (who doesn't like reading about themselves) but I thought the final summary was worth a post here, just to keep in mind. 
Given your most obvious qualities, it would be great for you to meet the kind of partner: Who appreciates your need for time spent one-to-one rather than being with lots of people.Who shares his feelings with you and feels good about you expressing yours.Who listens to you and supports you in practical ways when times get tough.Who's able to accommodate when you stick to your guns.Who's happy with your direct, straight way of communicating.Who can be intuitive.Who is as organised and conscientious as you are.Who enjoys the relationship here-and-now, day-to-day.Who looks at the positive side of things and is optimistic.Who welcomes your emotions and expresses his freely. You'd also really like it if your future partner: …

Make a Clock, using your favourite fabric

This is an idea that popped into my head a few weeks ago and I finally made mine yesterday so thought I'd share the process. 
You will need: A clock mechanism with hands (see note below about this)An embroidery hoop of the size you want your clock to beA piece of fabric big enough to fill your embroidery hoopWaste cardboard at least as tall as your embroidery hoop plus 2 cm.A pen(not shown) Glue suitable for sticking card to wood(not shown) ScissorsA note on clock mechanisms: You can get these quite cheaply in a number of craft shops and online. I do not like the sound of ticking and so I looked for something called a "continuous sweep" mechanism. Otherwise any clock mechanism will do. I found mine on ebay where prices went up to £10 per unit, but mine was about £3.50 inc postage.
On your card draw round the inner edge of the inner ring of your embroidery hoop. Then add on an extra 1cm on each end and cut out this shape.  Using your scissors make a number of small cuts throu…

Chocolate Dipping Sauce Recipe

This simple sauce takes less than 2 mins in the microwave and is good on fruit and, for the true sugarholic, marshmallows!
You will need: About 40g of cooking chocolateTablespoon of honeyKnob of butterMicrowavable dishFruit/marshmallowsSkewer/cocktail stickPrecise timings will depend on the power of your microwave, and if you don't have one you can use the traditional bain marie
Break the cooking chocolate into pieces and put in the microwavable container. In 30 second bursts, zap the chocolate until it has started to melt (For me this took two 30 second bursts). 
Remove the dish from the microwave and without stirring add the butter and honey. 
Put back in the microwave and zap until the butter has melted (for me this was just one more 30 second zap). 
Stir until smooth and serve while still lovely and warm. 
Additional options: you can add some cinnamon or other spices or a small shot of your favourite liquor. Just bear in mind with the latter that this will make the sauce runnier an…