Random Ramblings…

Hello!

Today I’ve a lot of things on my mind, none of which really have anything to do with each other. Just some random ramblings…

I met up with a friend for some tea today, our ‘annual’ get-together, as she lives far, far away, in Windhoek.
A charming place, one I’ve driven past many times and heard of, but never been to, Contessa’s.
So anyways, we always chat about everything and anything, but what I love is that we can bounce ideas off each other, she’s great with marketing things and a LOT more organised than I am. Mentally and physically. So it helps me to sort of just organise things a bit in my own mind…

I’ve been thinking a lot about this blog, my Facebook page and Twitter, and how these should all tie together and whether they or not and if it all makes sense, you know?!
So I’ve decided now that yes, it does make sense, that this blog is about me and Pink Poppadom and anything really that I want it to be and that the Facebook page is more of a marketing tool for Pink Poppadom Cakes & Bakes. Something like that…

And Twitter, well, Twitter is Twitter I guess! I understand it, but sometimes all the hash-tagging gets a bit confusing, so I either end up not tagging anything, or I do everything.

Then, as I was driving home today, I just realised how much I love my automatic car! Gear / stick-shift cars are the pits…
I had to use hubby’s car today and his isn’t automatic, plus it’s a Land Rover Defender {basically a lorrie!} and it is just SO annoying to have to change gears every time you approach a red robot and have to slow down, or go through a stop street or drive up a hill, etc, etc… Grrrr so that was my bit of annoyance today.

I’ve also decided to do a detox… A juice-cleanse to be more specific. More on that later – let me first get my mind around it! I think I will start with a 2-day cleanse.
I’ve just been feeling a bit horrible the past few weeks, I get nauseous very easily {no, not pregnant!}, I’m not sleeping well and I have bags {!!!!} under my eyes! Yes, so I think a cleanse is in order…

What else..? Hmmm…

Oh yes, I thought I would just share my best winter buy: the best slippers ever! Sheepskin slippers that come up to your ankles, lined with wool.
As you can imagine, they’re not very pretty, but oh.my.gosh. they are super warm, super comfy and I can wear them outside too, they’re super durable!

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I bought Eben a pair last year, and I’ve been wearing them whenever it gets cold. I’ve put off buying my own, because they’re quite ugly and pricey too, but then I just had to have them, so…
A definitive must-have for winter.

All right, well that’s all my rambling done for today!

Oh wait – movie to see: The Lego Movie

It is SO funny! More of an adult movie, but totally child-friendly too, it’s just more adult type humour.
Also, I’ve found my country of origin, or actually what my mind is like inside: Cloud Cuckoo Land from the Lego Movie. Hilarious, watch it!

Ok, ta-ta for now! X

The Sunshine Award

Wow, what an honour to be nominated for an award, yay! I must just say though that I’m rubbish at time – being on time, doing things within a certain time frame, etc etc…
Lindsay from Officially Gluten Free nominated me for this award about a month ago {blush} and in my head I accepted it and posted it onto my blog… But alas, it was only in my head…
So here I am, officially accepting this award:
Thank you, thank you!

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THE RULES

1. Include the Sunshine Award icon in your post and/or on your blog
2. Link to the blogger who nominated you
3. Answer 10 questions about yourself
4. Nominate 10 other bloggers to receive the award
5. Link to your nominees and let them know you nominated them
6. Create 10 questions for your nominees to answer

Here are the questions I need to answer:

1. Do you live in the same town/city or country that you lived in when you were a child?
Nooo…
I grew up in Stellenbosh and Gordon’s Bay in the Cape {in South Africa} and now live in Johannesburg

2. If could only spend $10 for the rest of the week what would you spend it on?
I would buy some ingredients and either bake something or cook something delicious… Although, you don’t get much for $10 do you? That’s about R100 in our currency. Ok, no seriously, I would buy:
3liters of full cream milk – we use quite a lot with 2 kiddies around {that’s about $3}
A packet of baby lettuce {you can get 2 for about $4}, because you need to have some greens everyday and can easily zhoosh it up with some other things
Butter – around $3 – I also use this just about everyday for cooking & baking

3. What is your favorite dessert?
Ooh, tough one…
I do love crème brûlée, but am so often disappointed by it when I order it at a restaurant.
Ok fine, let’s say it’s a 3-way tie between crème brûlée, pannacotta and a berry pavlova.

4. What is the most played song on your Ipod/MP3 Player/Phone?
Hahaha it will have to be Santigold, Disparate Youth, not because I love the song, but because Seb, my 3-year-old somehow always selects this song when he plays with my phone!
My current favourite song at the moment is Pitbull & Kesha, Timber.

5. When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? Are you doing anything close to what you wanted to do then?
I wanted to be a businesswoman who wears skirt suits… No I’m not a businesswoman who wears any type of suit. But, I have started a small baking business and it’s starting to grow.

6. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
That’s a tough question! The same meal day after day? Or just one meal again, ever..?
It might have to be pizza…
Or a roasted pork belly, with crispy skin.

7. City or Country? Why?
Definitely country.
I grew up in the city, sort of, and spent most of my adult life in the city and now I live in a country estate with a country feel, in the middle of the city.
It’s just so peaceful and not so rushed and aggressive.
I find living in the city, especially in South Africa, just so aggressive. People don’t have time for each other, they don’t have any patience and everything feels very rushed.
Although I might get bored out in the country somewhere, I still would prefer it, to have space for the kids to play and run around and be free, to be able to grow your own veggies and harvest your own chicken eggs, to enjoy quiet sundowners without the noise of the city and to just relax and stop trying to keep up with anyone.

8. Name one thing that you’re grateful for?
I have the most amazing family!

9. What/Who inspired you to start a Blog?
My dad inspired me, or actually he suggested I do it… That was back when we lived in India. I originally started a different blog about our time there, but that never really took off and then I started this blog some time after that one. It just kind of evolved into a more foodie blog, because that’s what I’m most passionate about.

10. If you won a free vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Another tricky one…
I would hop on a plane tomorrow to the States {St. Petersburg, FL.} to visit my parents! But that would be just to see them!
If I won a free vacation anywhere, I would go to Europe and do a tour of France, Italy, Germany & Switzerland.

Here are my nominees for The Sunshine Award, in no particular order:
1. Journal of a city girl
2. Scarletscorchdroppers
3. The Patrons of the Pit
4. Urban Homestead South Africa
5. Drizzle & Dip
6. Simply Delicious
7. White on Rice Couple
8. Gourmand in the Kitchen
9. Lipgloss is my Life
10. The Food Class

My 10 questions for the nominees to answer:
1. Why did you start a blog?
2. How much time do you spend on your blog in a week? And daily?
3. What would your 3 best blogging tips be?
4. Chocolate or vanilla? Why?
5. How do you prioritise your time?
6. What irritates you the most?
7. How would you celebrate your ideal birthday?
8. Ideal gift?
9. What’s your 3 favourite ingredients or food items?
10. Favourite wine?