These are the things that make me happy today:
For those of you who have been following our move from Pretoria to the Western Cape, I’ve got some news. ;) It’s funny how things fall in place without us actually being involved in the process – and then you realise that this was the way everything was supposed to be in the first place. To cut to the chase, my hubby was offered a position at a real estate company right here in Still Bay. So we won’t be moving to George after all.
I recently finished reading the acclaimed novel Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts. It took me about five months to finish the book (I have never taken that long, and I’ve read Anna Karenina…). I wasn’t a huge fan of the story line – Australian prisoner escaping to India – it was Roberts’ portrayal of life in Bombay slums that kept me reading. It’s hard for me to really recommend the book, but at the same time it is hard for me not to recommend it. If you have the time, do it. ;)
Boland blogger Sam Taylor of Pomegranate Days has been an icon of mine for quite some time. Although she was a professional chef for 18 years, her blog now focuses on family-style food and baked treats that will make you swoon. In 2013 Sam won Pick and Pay’s Freshly Blogged competition – she inspires all who reads her blog and follows her on social media (Sam is also the initiator of the South African Food Blogs Pinterest board).
Sam’s food philosophy, that “life is complicated, but food is simple”, should be adapted by everyone. Take a few minutes and browse through Sam’s recipes, you’ll want to start cooking and baking straightaway.
“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” – Luciano Pavarotti