Fast Five Friday – Cider

This weeks fast 5 is:


Cider is generally my go to drink if I’m out and these five are my go to ciders.


Somersby Pear

Somersby Pear is my favourite but their apple is good too.  It’s also usually reasonably priced which is always an up side.



I like Pipsqueak because it brings back memories of visiting the Little Creatures Brewery (and a number of others) on my last trip to Perth.


Rekorderlig (any flavour)

If you like other flavoured ciders Rekorderlig is the way to go. I’ve yet to come across a flavour I don’t like but I think my current favourite is mango-raspberry.


Strongbow Apple

Probably the first cider I ever tried Strongbow was cool before cider was cool. I prefer the sweet one but that’s probably because I have a big sweet tooth.


Bundaberg Apple Cider

A lovely no-alcoholic addition to the genre. I great drink for when you want the cider taste but you shouldn’t be drinking (like work lunches or id you’re the designated driver).

These are just my current favourites but I certainly haven’t tried all there is on offer so let me know if you have a different favourite so I can give it a go.


Please note: These are just my personal opinions on these products. I have not been paid by any companies to promote their product or give my opinion on them. I have just mentioned the ones I personally like to drink.

Fast Five Friday – YouTube Education

This week it’s YouTube channels:

Specifically YouTube channels with an educational purpose.

These channels are all actually all sort of linked as they are produced by the Vlogbrothers team but they are some of my favourites.

Crash Course

With courses on Biology, Chemistry, World History, Literature, Economics, Astronomy and more Crash Course is a great place to learn something new. I have watched a number of their courses and am currently working through their Anatomy & Physiology course . They are filled with little animations to show how things work and ad a bit of fun. They also now have a kids channel too.


Answering your science questions, keeping you up to date on science news and telling you about some of the great science minds. This channel is an easy one to get stuck continually clicking on related videos in a search for more answers.

The Financial Diet

The new kid on the block. They started out as a tumble blog and have now branched out into videos. They are here to pass on practical financial advice.

Health Care Triage

A channel for busting medical myths and giving you the latest heath news in an easy to understand way. If you have an interest in the medical field or you have some questions on your health this ones for you. I like the way Dr Aaron breaks down the research to make it easier to understand.

How to Adult

While this one can be very American specific there are some good tips in there for young adults who are wondering why they weren’t taught basic life skills like how to do laundry or how to make spaghetti.  Its really all in the title.

So thats my five for this week. let me know if you have any favourites I haven’t mentioned.

As this is fast FIVE Friday there are only five on my list but they are certainly a lot more channels out there giving good education. If you want to find more I suggest looking at the featured channels or creators & friend lists of the above channels.

The First Fast Five Friday! – Kitchen Utensils

Welcome to something new.

It’s Fast five Friday!

Each Friday I’ll be bringing you a list of five.

Five what?

Well that will depend on the week.

This week is:

Top five essential kitchen utensils

These are the 5 I think are the minimum to get you by. In no particular order:


  • Spatula – A spatula is versatile. You can use it as a spoon to stir stuff, use it to scrape the last little bit of whatever out of a bowl or even use it as a flipper if need be.
  • Measuring  jug – Make sure your measuring jug is microwaveable and you’re all set. It can be used in place of cup measures or hold liquids, or use it to microwave  you’re frozen vegies in so your plate doesn’t get to hot.
  • Whisk – If you don’t have a sieve whisk your flour (or whatever needs sieving) to aerate it. Also can be another impromptu spoon.  Great for getting the lumps out of your pancake mix.
  • Knife – an obvious one really. A good chefs knife can make all the difference. Make sure you take care of it and keep it sharp.
  • Chopping board – look after your benches from scratches and cuts! If you have a wooden one you can also protect your benches (or table) from the heat from pots, pans and whatever else might have come out of the oven.

So that’s my top five, what’s yours?