Friday, October 22, 2010

Weekly Roundup

Hi my lovelies!
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What a week this has been! I've been up and down, backwards and forwards, and out driving around every night, so much so that not much has happened in the kitchen this week. Sure, I made some truffles (they weren't that great) and I made some pretty delicious poached eggs (thanks to my new PoachPods from Yuppiechef - and my sister, thanks Kristin!), but really, it's been all stations go for my friends wedding this weekend.

As I endeavour to pay it forward (you know, pay the universe back for all the incredible help I had at my wedding), I'm running around like a blue-arsed fly trying to make everything happen. And this is why we have been so sadly parted this week. Also (to be fair) I'm doing a lot of soul-searching at the moment, trying to figure out where I want to take my professional life, if I like where I'm going, and what I plan to do to change my future for the better. And that's a tough time, and it's making me a bit sad.

However, there have been some wonderful things that have caught my eye this week, that I'm going to share with you. Because what is life if we don't share?

  1. Nosh4Noah: JamieWho? posted about a Noah, a child with autism, whose parents have recently moved to Cape Town in order to ensure that this child receives the best in available medical care. However, this costs, and his parents have launched the Nosh4Noah initiative in order to try to raise money to help Noah receive the care he needs. They have asked foodies (that's us, people!) to get together to raise money for this child (who sounds amazing, by the way, go and read about him on their website). Now, after this wedding is over, I plan to do something for this child. How are you going to get involved? Read more on their website, then come and tell me how you're going to help this admirable cause.
  2. 30 days of truth: Claudz over on Purple Lips and Perfect Smiles has been posting daily on various thought provoking topics, such as views on gay marriage, people who you couldn't live without. It's an interesting series, and I'm enjoying reading it, and thinking about my own views on the subject.
  3. Doro Wat: Ok, this is more food-related. I love Ethiopian cuisine (if you live in Cape Town and haven't been to Addis in Cape, please go), and Stephanie at A Year of Slow Cooking made the most delicious-sounding Doro Wat (Ethiopian spicy stew, with whole chicken pieces, and usually whole boiled eggs) in the slow cooker, which I will be trying as soon as I get some time. It sounds divine.
  4. Giggles: in the middle of a horrible day, when everything was going wrong, I read this post by Marisa at The Creative Pot, and suddenly everything was better. I had a little giggle, and things started looking brighter. Thanks Marisa, you made my day :)
And that's the end of my little link round up. Remember to pop back by and let me know how you plan to help out with Nosh4Noah, or any other brilliant initiatives.

What's been helping you through your week?

Enjoy the weekend, lovelies!
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  1. Sometimes it is good to do a stock take...hang in there, the answer will come to you!!!

  2. thanks nina! it is, isn't it? but it kinda messes up me mental space at the same time.. can't wait til the answer is clear!


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