Posted at 7:57 pm
Blogging has run away from me lately. So much so that I wrote this post early last week and promptly forgot to hit the publish button. Yeah, it was a face-palm moment. Aaaanyway, we got there eventually…here we go! With the semester drawing to an end and essays piling high, blogging has slipped down a rung or two on the ladder of priorities. However, with an anthropology test looming tomorrow it’s reached the point at which one tosses flash cards into the air, collapses face first into the sofa and groans in exasperation. No. More. Revision. Baking thus becomes a knight in shining armour. A welcome distraction from structuralism, witchcraft and fraternal polyandry. It’s that productive type of procrastination – in the same league as obsessive cleaning or manic gardening. But wait, there’s more. Just to better it’s fellow contestants, flying past in the sprint to ‘number one’ procrastination, baking produces the ultimate reward. That’s right, an edible one. Continue reading
Posted at 3:00 pm
Yet again we’ve had an absence of posts. Do you think I simply need to stop apologising? Cease to spout excuses? It appears as though the trend towards scattered, and for that matter scatty in general, posts is going to become the norm. Hmmm. Bu-ut. Yes, there’s always a but, isn’t there? If one had to justify the severe lack of posts over the past two weeks, it could be attributed to college rowing. An experience that slowly takes over your life, like that obsession with finding the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe, consuming it bit by bit until you’re eventually reminded by others that there is in fact a world outside of your well insulated bubble. Once the regatta (or if we’re still using the chocolate chip analogy, you find the one) concludes you finally emerge from that all-consuming blanket of ‘rowing life’, like a rabbit blinded by headlights on a dark evening. Stunned. Disorientated.
Rowing involved food, plenty of food (carb-loading, anyone?). Why it even involved baking (homemade muesli bars are a must for any sporting event), yet what it didn’t allow for was blogging. Continue reading
Posted at 7:53 pm
I think by now we’ve established that indulgence is perfectly fine, even necessary, as long as it adheres to the golden rule of moderation. How boring would life be without chocolate, or cookies or sweets or, gasp, peanut butter? I don’t even want to think about it. However, there’s no denying that finding a balance can be difficult. I don’t know about you but there’s been many a time when I’ve wandered into the kitchen for one cookie/square of chocolate/spoonful of peanut butter (please tell me I’m not alone on this one folks) and overstayed my welcome. A while later I emerge cursing that I even I entered the kitchen, and vowing that next time I’ll have a stronger resolve. The whole “I’ll just have a little more”…”and a little more” ends up being an “oh heck, I’m here I’m might as well go the full hog”. So what if I told you there was a solution? And, even better, one that involves chocolate and cookies and sweets and, wait for it, peanut butter? Now we’re talking. Continue reading