Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Really great cake recipe.....

Good evening fair reader,
Despite popular demand in the comments, I don't know any recipes. Although saying that, my ex-(sob)-housemate and I may be writing our own pasta cookbook with assorted pasta-based meals. Some favourites:

1) Cook pasta for less time than necessary        2) Add sauce
1) Buy a pasta ready meal.

So while this blog will be many things to many people, it won't be the source of culinary delights. Apart from photos of food made for or given to me. 

No blog posts over the weekend due to my departure to London to celebrate my best friends 21st - we got treated to a fancy hotel with swimming pool and steam room and rahrarahhnotboastingrahrah; it was really good. 
I got a tip of the week from a girl I met today. She has just finished the Graduate Scheme I've applied to at the company where I work. During our conversation about her past 2 years, which sound amazing, she said to not worry about what I want to do but do anything and get stuck into it. And then to use that experience for finding a job I actually want later.
This seems like pretty good advice and is definitely something to think about! It seems that a lot of people I speak to didn't really know what they were doing at first and that it all came together in the end.

I remember watching Steve Jobs making a speech where he talks about chance and how his life worked out how it did. Actually, the first thing that amazed me about this was that he created both Apple and Pixar, which I didn't realise. 
He talks about how in college or uni he stopped going to his classes and turned up to calligraphy classes for the hell of it because he was really interested by it. At the time it didn't make sense but later he used this knowledge when building laptops and that's why laptops today have so many typefaces.

One of my favourite quotes is from this video actually is:

 “The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about anything. This was when I was at my most creative”  

This was when he had to leave Apple and when he began Pixar (this is from memory, I may be wrong) but I love this concept and it's also what I was talking about in the last blog; creativity and being in the moment. 

Link here if you are interested in watching the whole thing. 

I also like to think that in 5 or 10 or 20 years time we can all look back and see reasons or patterns e.g. "I uploaded files for 8 hours a day when I was 21 and that's why I'm ended up....................." Queen of Europe?

It could happen. 

On that happy and ambitious note I'm gunna love you and leave you. 

Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday :) xx


  1. Yes, I smile too, but I get a bit puzzled as well: Queen of Europe.......?