Thursday, 21 July 2011

Blueberry Cake with Streusel Topping

With all these lovely blueberries in the shops, I think it's time for a cake recipe again. So here it is, a blueberry cake with  streusel topping.

Streusel Topping:
cup (45g) all purpose flour
cup (65g) granulated white sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup (56g) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Monday 11th of July, Rufus Adams

At last nights meeting, Rufus Adams gave us the second talk about the later years of David Lloyd George.
After his talk we carried on with WI business. Menai told us about the AGM in Liverpool last month. The vote to save local libraries was passed with a majority of 97%, but no vote was taken on the issue of granting planning permission for large-scale factory farms.

The competition was for an item with or a picture of a historical building:
1st Barbara Evans
2nd Iola Lewis
3rd Christine Fisher

There is no meeting in August.

Cheques saved


, 15:36, Tuesday 12 July 2011
Plans to scrap cheques as a form of payment have been dropped following an outcry from consumers, charities and small businesses.
The UK Payments Council has now said cheques will continue as a form of payment for as long as customers need them. Previously they had planned to phase them out by 2018.
"This is a victory for the consumer and a common sense approach. Scrapping cheques would have had serious ramifications not only for the elderly and most vulnerable in society but also for small businesses and charities that rely on this payment method," said Gary Follis, head of policy at Nationwide building society.
"Whilst the number of people using cheques continues to fall, the Payments Council has reached the right decision to keep cheques and cheque books as an essential payment method for consumers, businesses and charities."