Sunday, 6 December 2009

Chocolate Volcano Cake.

WACKY MOMMY WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you haven't tried this, Wacky Mommy, it goes very well in a bowl of cream.

Day 3

It's the final day here and , as usual when you're leaving , the sun is shining , so we're going to macajuel pond (which I have previously written about) and then going home I am very

tired and it will be a relief to get back to civilisation . (:

Saturday, 3 October 2009

I have made my first cake for the competition......and it''s....................................I'll tell you later.Which means now.It's Wacky Mommy's "pineapple upside down cake"!!!!!!!!!


Sorry we dont have photos!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Okay,we've started gathering up ingredients to make cakes! Wacky mommy,as you have posted two recipes, I will decide which is better,though I think I like the chocolate volcano cake more already! Need more recipes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Everybody out there including our best-so-far cake recipifier,wacky mommy, we interrupt whatever the heck you're doing to tell you that as soon as we move into our new flat we will be testing your cake recipes to see which is best. By the way,you can also send in pie recipes. Here is one way to chop the apples.
Many thanks to the bloggers who shared their secret recipes with us.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

A Little Fun For You People

I am giving you people a fun job to do. It's called "GIVE ME A CAKE RECIPE AND MAKE IT GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"Yes,it's a competition ,for those of you who are silly enough not to have guessed that yet. You have to comment me the best cake recipe you've got. And for those of you who want to do a bit of cheating, go to this site here. The winner of the competition will be called "da cook"by all other internetties.Results will be announced on the 1st of September.
Competition Courtesy of Sam.

Friday, 31 July 2009

Day 2

I woke up early the next day and looked around my hammock and found my book. I read for a while and then went down to the river to bathe off. Dave woke up and we had breakfast and then Dave went to collect bugs. when he came back, he asked Javed and I to catch some bugs in the river. when we had caught several species we came back to camp and found Dave.

That evening we went to a different river to set up drift nets which we did not have a camp at. we reached there and set up the first net, then sat on the bank. it started to pourwithin one hour and we had to wait annother five hours. it was freezing cold. when I turned on my light, Icould see my breath. we waited for hours. Then at nine o'clock, we headed back to camp, had some food and hit the sack.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

fun and toil with bugs

I haven't blogged in a while but all this time I have been taking pictures, doing research and hiking. I have had lots of adventures since you last heard from me like having the tree that my hammock was tied to struck by lightning while I was camping.

Recently I went on a research trip with a man named Dave. Dave studies revulous (wabines), and aquatic bu gs. Dave is trying to figure out the diets of the revulous at different times in the year, and he let me and another boy to come as his assistant for three days.

Day 1

I spent a night in Brasso Seco Village, and headed out the next day. As soon as we left, the rain started to pour. When we reached camp, we set up the hammocks and cooked some food. Dave isn't much of a cook so our rations consisted mainly of canned and dehydrated foods, but, we had the most important foods [of course I always make sure I have some] CHOCOLATE and M&Ms. We set up the drift nets at around six o'clock pm, and waited. Drift nets are tough nets made of fine plastic mesh that are put in the river, and catch bugs that drift down stream during the night. we netted bugs until nine o'clock in the rain.

We went to bed at about ten o'clock that night, by which time there was thunder and lightning and it was getting worse I got into my henesee hammock and tried to sleep but the thunder was so loud I could not. I turned on my light and stated reading.lightning struck a tree right across the river. there was rumbling clash from the lightning, then an ear splitting crack as the heart of the tree snapped.

I saw a movement out of the corner of my eye and a deer bolted under my hamock then there was annother crack and lightning struck the tree my hammock was tied to. There was a flash of white light ad a falling branch hit me in my face. I dropped my light and it turned off in the dark I could not find it. I lay there for an hour till I finally fell asleep.

Friday, 29 May 2009

Teva Sandals!

Looking for a pair of shoes that does NOT fall off your feet and float down the darn river? A few years ago, if you said yes then I would have said "Crikey, so am I." Fortunately, a few years ago, my aunt bought me these cool Tevas.
Right now I have four stitches in my left big toe as you can see in the picture. I slipped on a piece of glass at a YOGA RETREAT!! It was the kind of place you would never suspect that some dunce would throw their piece of glass on the lawn. But the cool thing is I can still put on Tevas.(P.S. I am growing Tomato plants!!!!!!!!)

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Homeschooling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! by Sam

Allo pepolle!!!!!!!!! WE'RE HOMESCHOOLING! Yes,I said it, HOMESCHOOLING. Victory! MWAHAHAHA!!! With the help of a few websites such as Math Playground
we have succeded in reaching the British syllabus. We have also learned alot by going to Brasso Seco (A place hidden in the northern range) by looking at things such as leeches, ants, razor grass, ti marie, moss, ferns, spit and leaves under a microscope.

Here are two more of the websites we used.
BBC school

The cool thing about homeschooling is that you don't have to strain your fingers writing with a pencil.
We do most of our writing on the computer.

Sunday, 3 May 2009


Here in Trinidad we have two species of mapepire: the mapepire balsain and mapepire zanana. The scientific name for mapepire zanana is Lachesis muta muta. This fascinating species of snake is the world's largest pit viper and is the most dangerous snake in the Caribbean/South American region. This snake can grow to 12 ft. You should take caution arround this snake as it can easily kill a human. The scientific name for mapepire balsain is Bothrops atrops. This snake is more common, smaller , and its venom is less potent then that of the zanana ( thank god ) but will still kill you without medical asistance. If you are alone in the forest you should carry a snake bite kit .

Of all animals in the forest I fear the mapepire the most.

mapepire balsain.

Monday, 27 April 2009

Macajuel River Hike

Yesterday I went on a hike to a place called macajuel pool. To get there you must swim and hike down the madamas river through some incredible gorges, where the water is so deep that you cannot swim down to touch the river bed . Above is a picture of of one of the people who was on the hike with me swimming down a gorge with his bag.

We drove in along the road as far as we could before starting to walk. on the way ,I took this picture of a shinny we saw many of these on the hike but I did not take photographs of the others.
After that we saw a mapepire in the path .It was about 3 feet . I also got several photographs of it. after a long time hiking we finally reached macajuel pool. We had to jump off a waterfall to get there.If you wish to go get in touch with Carl Fitzjames at the Brasso Seco Paria Site

Saturday, 18 April 2009

La Bas

La Bas
There are HORRIBLY REVOLTING ODOURS and DEATHLY KILLER SMELLS from garbage,mud and muck that people pull up from smelly old wells. P.U, you hold your nose but the aroma still gets in,and makes you smell like a horribly disgusting warehouse bin
Well, smells and odours,aromas and garbage on the grass, they're disgusting,but nothing beats the stench of the La Bas.
by Sam


I've just come back from Mayaro, where I have been stung by a rather rude Portuguese man-o-war that has temporarily ruined my leg.

"Anyone unfamiliar with the biology of the venomous Portuguese man-of-war would likely mistake it for a jellyfish. Not only is it not a jellyfish, it's not even an "it," but a "they." The Portuguese man-of-war is a siphonophore, an animal made up of a colony of organisms working together." says National Geographic Kids. I discovered this when I captured a live man-o-war and placed it in a bucket of sea water. The man-o-war put it's tentacles down, felt the bottom of the bucket, pulled them up, flexed it's sail to let the wind catch it and dropped it's tentacles again to test the depth of the water. This would mean that the man-o-war was showing intelligence and as a siphonophore, without a brain should not be able to do this. I also wonder how the many cells are communicating with each other. A short while later, there was nothing in the bucket. The man-o-war seemed to have dissolved and changed into purple goop! it seems that under stress the man-o-war disintegrates.

Check out this cool video from National Geographic .

Friday, 27 March 2009

Boris, the Pink Toed Tarantula (Not Scary)

After a week's patient work, I finally got Boris to walk on my hand! We are used to each other now.

(Mom's note: Me too!!!!!!!!)

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Pink Toed Tarantula!

I have some time to come on the computer today , so I am going to answer one of your questions. I have caught a pink toed tarantula in my mom's bedroom, so I am able to look at him for an example. Tarantulas live in humid, tropical rainforests, and eat almost anythyng. You can find out about this amazing spider here.

I was asked in comments , "if a tarantula and a baby bird fought, who would win?'' I have found a video of a goliath spider to clarify this. My tarantula would probably win in a fight against a baby bird because it has venom. He is about 10cm long, but he will grow much bigger. I am going to let him get used to his aquarium before I handle him!

Sam, Max and Thomas helped to catch food for him. We have given him flies and a lizard, but we don't think he has eaten the lizard yet. We are keeping him in the aquarium where the crayfish used to live. They were released a few weeks ago.