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How important it is to blanch (not only your almonds…;0)


How important it is to blanch (not only your almonds…;0)

but everything else in your life! Blanching instead

of just boiling, steaming or roasting or God

forbid frying ;0/ Blanching makes it stop

boiling inside (keeping as much good stuff in

as possible). So far the best way (that

seems to work for me;) is to crack a joke,

regardless of how hurt, angry or super sensitive I

feel at the time). And it doesn’t matter if it’s

not at all on the topic! I don’t

even have to

say it out loud. Sometimes I just say a joke in my mind. And even that seems to

do the trick! I guess there is a certain degree of

easement appears (like a smile;) in my eyes.

And sometimes I just can’t help myself but to


 laughing, almost uncontrollably (almost being

 the key word here;) and that normally

throws my opponent right off the track. But

not in a bad way as there is no malice one can detect in my

eyes or my laughter.  I learned that

technique from one of my favourite elephants, who sometimes just

starts (and keeps on) laughing very loudly (no

matter what the subject of  conversation

 might be;).

 It used to piss me off sooo much but then I

learned that it actually does more good than

bad (for both parties;).



Sorry I kind of seem to be deviating from the original topic here. The reason being…I just felt like it;) No… actually, I’m taking back the “sorry” part!  As it is my blog and I can write about… whatever I feel like writing about. But I do promise to go back to the original story line (at some point;)

I will be back soon! Stay safe and sane till then!

Love! E ;0)x      

P.S. There is an amber weather warning’s been issued by the Met Office for the area where I live. That made me wonder about two things: Is it going to be serious? And why have they chosen amber to be associated with that threat? I think Amber is such a warm, soft and friendly colour, don’t you think?


Storm should really hit the ground running after midnight tonight but for now it almost feels like Christmas (minus the presents of course;). When everybody has stored some food to last a week and is planning to stay home for a while

Room full of elephants with sharp inner teeth ;0)!


Various techniques of successfully

hedging your bets in everyday life. Or my personal guide-

map to a small room stuffed with elephants that


very well polished sharp inner teeth ;0)!

How do you even get into that room?!!!! Just

try your best to squeeze in. As they would not

budge, no matter what you do! Instead they

will try to push you close to the door and then

out where you came from. Disregarding

completely that it is actually your room!

1) You’d need to have a very special map that

can be used to navigate around the room. As it really does

 get beyond crowded sometimes !!!  That

map has to be

small enough to fit into your pocket and not to stick out so it might

pock the elephants. As when that happens

they start noticing you and that (as you would see later) is not such a

good thing at all.

2) When trying to get to the same corners of the

room on a regular basis, it helps to make some

sort of a trail to help you in the future.


I think that nowadays it should be an

absolute must

subject in Schools (no actually it’s

best to start from the

kindergarten) – “Various techniques of how to

successfully hedge your bets in everyday life

(for 3 year olds;)”. I think if you leave it till

 later the vital time will be lost and a

possibility of them growing up to be some non-realistic

delusional losers will become inevitable.


–      watch this space as I will continue the story later –


Stay safe and sane till then!


                           Love! E ;0) x x x x


It’s a such a beautiful autumn day outside my windows:0) Makes one want to get up, open the balcony doors then go make some hot apple juice with cinnamon sticks and just a bit of brown sugar (plain digestive biscuits on the side are completely optional of course;).