Each day WordPress and their Freshly Pressed function brings at least one gem to the table. Last Sunday I noticed a post called ‘What choices do I have‘ which I found suitably intriguing.
I’m interested in consumerism and find the internet to be a great source of inspiration, and the blog in question is just another of those posts that remind me to think once again about my lifestyle choices. There are so many more things about my life that I could change, and posts like this provide a nudge and encourage me to take another step.
This blog post led me to Slavery Footprint, a site that evaluates your life choices and suggests the number of slaves that essentially work for you. There are lots of interesting stats dotted throughout and the site is beautifully made. At the very least, taking the short quiz will highlight habits that you probably wish you didn’t have, and it might spur you on to start making the changes you need to make in order to be the person you want to be.
Happy Sunday! I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. Last night I saw ‘To Rome with Love’, the latest Woody Allen movie. It was really enjoyable – for me there is nothing like settling down in a comfy cinema with a glass of wine and the latest Woody Allen offering.
This morning we went for breakfast and this afternoon I will be baking. It has been a stressful few weeks so I’m looking forward to taking that out in the kitchen!
I’m currently looking for guest posts for when I am unable to blog for a week in a month or so – if you fancy it leave me a comment or send me an email. I will happily return the favour at a later date!
Here are a few links from my internet travels this week:
Cut the beef tomatoes into slices. Cut the mozzarella into slices. (See, I told you this was simple). Scatter fresh basil leaves over your beautiful arrangement…
Arrange on plate, leaving room for a small bowl. Place small bowl at the centre of the plate and fill with good quality olive oil. Or bad quality olive oil. As always, just use whatever you have in stock. Pour in a dash of balsamic vinegar (some people might say it is an awful culinary crime to ruin good olive oil with balsamic vinegar, but I like it).
Season mozzarella and tomato with black pepper. Serve. Eat. Done.
Happy Sunday! This week was manic, but I managed to read Nora Ephron’s Heartburn to take the edge of things. A friend lent it to me and it was rather enjoyable, and now I feel like a When Harry Met Sally / Sleepless in Seattle movie marathon!
I also went to Chicken Shop in Kentish Town for… you guessed it… chicken. It was rather tasty but I think I prefer the spice of Nandos! I need to catch up on a few reviews, so expect one for Chicken Shop, the Cinnamon Club, the Waffle House and Amico Bio soon.
Now onto my internet travels in the last week:
If you watch one thing this week, it has to be this amazing YouTube video.
For four years I had the best Easter / Summer job ever. Mostly because it allowed me to take something like this into work and not get teased for it…
The 2012 Olympic Games have been more enjoyable than I could have imagined. I have lost so many hours watching incredible athletes fight for their dreams and it is has been a wonderful experience. So, in honour of the Games, here are some great Olympics pins I found on Pinterest this week.
This is enough for me to almost wish away summer so the winter can come. Got friends popping over in the evening for a drink? With just a little effort you could have a hot chocolate bar waiting for them when they come in from the cold. And the leftovers will keep you going for weeks!
What you will need:
Hot chocolate powder (or make your own from scratch)
Cocoa powder, to sprinkle on top
Those divine biscuits in the photo! (Anybody know what they are?)
Turned to Pinterest the other day for some party inspiration, and I found buckets of it. I’m not planning on hosting a party for a while, but you can bet your bottom dollar that there will be some themed shindigs at some point this year!
Because these party ideas are just unbelievably awesome, a single Pinterest Find will be published every day this week. Be sure to let me know your favourites…