What's it all about?

Fast approaching 30 I've fallen in to teaching, a career though championed by many amongst my friends and family, I've tried desperately to avoid. Worse still I appear to have missed the heyday when students were keen and wages were plenty. Having left city-life behind to support my partner through a prolonged recovery from cancer, it's clear I've become isolated, not only from my old life, but from the future I hoped it would lead to...

There must be more to life than this..?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

3 Beautiful Things.

New to the Blogging world I’ve spent a lot of time reading other people’s and talking to them to get some advice. One of the Blogs that I found was the ‘3BT’ (3 Beautiful Things) Blog. A wonderfully positive idea setup by the blog’s founder Clare, which involves her posting about 3 Beautiful Things that have given her pleasure each day and encouraging her followers to do the same, so here it goes.

Homemade Sticky Toffee Pudding, A Break Through and Tea in a China Mug
1.       After spending New Years day with my Mother and Stepfather, my partner and I were handed a perfect portion of sticky toffee pudding to take home with us. We ate it today with freshly whipped cream and it was amazing! My mother had filled it with dates among other ingredients and there was just the right amount. Had it been any bigger I’d still probably have eaten my half, but would have felt sick for doing so.

2.       Today I had a break through with my novel. It’s coming to a close now and I felt there was just something lacking, but today I’ve come up with a brilliant narrative device that seems to make all the difference and really connects the events that happen throughout it. Huzzah for inspiration!

3.       One of my Xmas presents was a beautiful china mug adorned with images of The Mad Hatter from Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’. As I’m completely addicted to strong black, unsweetened, Assam tea, I decided to save the mug’s first use for a special occasion. It was comforting to have such a lovely mug to drink from. Tea is always so much nicer when you drink it from china.


Baglady said...

I absolutely ADORE sticky toffee pudding. Never had it home cooked, though. I must speak to my mum about some cooking training!

Always good to meet another tea drinker (though I find Assam too strong and struggle with black tea unless it's very very sweet).

Happy New Year.

Drew Benn said...

Happy New Year!

I think I developed my taste for strong black tea when I was a student and I was too lazy to go outside and buy milk! Oddly enough I can't drink it with milk now, hehe.

And do speak to your mother, I'm normally more of a savoury person but this was delicious!

Baglady said...

Hah ha. I remember those days (very long time ago). I remember having lemonade balanced on the windowsill of my second floor room and waking to find it had fallen in the night. Fortunately no one was hurt!

Nom. I will have words.

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