Cake is for life, not just for birthdays!

Bloganuary day 28 – just 3 more posts to go….

Today’s prompt: Describe your perfect birthday cake

Hello again. I don’t know about you but I thought this a bit of an odd prompt but here I am anyway. I have never given any thought to what my perfect birthday cake would be like to be honest. This is probably because I have never been too hung up on it.

We were very fortunate that my mother was the best baker ever! On Sunday evenings we did not have supper. Instead we had cake. My mum would bake at least 2 treats every week. Sometimes it would be scones and a bacon and egg quiche or chocolate cake and rock cakes. Sometimes it would be lemon meringue pie and maybe a coffee cake or cheese puffs. I guess my point is that we were spoilt rotten on Sundays and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We couldn’t wait until it was time for cake and coffee/tea. If you were still hungry there after, you had a toasted sandwich. Those are definitely some of my favourite moments with my family.

I think I always had a chocolate cake on my birthday. It was never fancy but it was always delicious because it was made with love. I really couldn’t ask for more. I’ll assume my mum is reading over my shoulder from the other side so thank you Mummy for those weekly spoils and my delicious birthday cakes. They were always appreciated. 🌷🙏To this day, a chocolate cake is still my cake of choice if I am going to have one at all.

That’s it from me. Thanks for stopping by. Bye for now.


I love the Sound of Deadlines as They Go Swooshing By

Bloganuary day 27

Today’s prompt: what are the pro’s and cons of procrastination

Well…as the queen of procrastination, I am certainly qualified to answer that question I think 🙈😂. Let’s start with the pros.

One of the main pros is that my house is never cleaner than when I find myself procrastinating about studying or writing a report in particular. While I am busy cleaning, my brain also gets a chance to think through some things especially if a report is due. Another pro is that I might find that if I leave some tasks for long enough, when I am eventually ready to start, the task is no longer required because circumstances have changed.

A key con is that I stress yourself out about a pending deadline but I continue to procrastinate anyway until the last second. It’s like I am paralysed and can only be released just before the deadline. I don‘t do my best work because everything is now done is a hurry. Procrastination is often just a form of self-sabotage. Well for me anyway. I do it when I am super nervous about how something will turn out.

Do you have any pros or cons to add? That’s it from me. Bye for now.

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Bloganuary Day 26

Today’s prompt: What language do you wish you could speak?

Do I have to choose just one? There are actually quite a few that I wish I could speak. South Africa has 11 official languages and I am only fluent in one. 🤯🫣 I have a basic appreciation for Afrikaans and I can greet in Zulu and Sotho. I love Sotho though and would love to learn it. To my ear it can be quite lyrical and I love the way the Sotho’s roll their R’s. I do need to learn Zulu as it will help me understand a large portion of our consumers.

There are 5 other languages that I would love to learn.

Languages that would serve me well in the rest of Africa are French, Portuguese, Arabic and Swahili. I have always wanted to learn French so I have finally started on Duolingo this month. It’s starting to get more difficult but I am up for the challenge. I love the romantic nature of it. I also love Arabic. It’s also quite a lyrical language, well to my ear anyway, so I enjoyed listening to people speak it. The Arabs also strike me as very passionate people and I can hear it their language. I loved interacting with Egyptians in particular. They have such awesome energy and are very down to earth.

Spanish is the other language that I would love to learn. Spanish speakers are so expressive and they seem to speak with the bodies as well when they are passionate about something or angry. I watched the first 10 minutes of Money Heist dubbed in English and then I had to switch to Spanish with subtitles. English just doesn’t work with their body language and facial expressions.

Well that’s it from me. Au revoir!

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