I was in Europe for the first week of June and am just getting around to blogging about it now. My husband had business in Ireland and in England and I wasn't able to go the previous week with him, but met him in London on May 31st. He had to work the first couple of days I was there, but that was ok, I had been to London before and knew exactly what shops, parks, etc., that I HAD to go and re-visit, so that was grrrrrreat!
On the Wednesday, we took the Eurostar train through the
It's been a while.
Anyhow, what's up in my world is that I have devoted a LOT more time to my piano practicing, and it is paying off. The pieces that I used to play with ease have slowly come back to me. There's an old saying -- if ya don't use it, ya lose it. And I had got to thinking about how much I enjoyed playing piano, and the challenge of learning a new piece, so yeah ... I have caught up with my Chopin, Bach, etc., and learned the Second Movement of Beethoven's Pathétique
THE AMAZING CHOCOLATE-CAKE-FOR-ONE
!! Made From Scratch !!
[you'll think that grandma came to your kitchen!]
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4 tablespoons unbleached 'white' flour
4 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons unsweetened (raw) cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips (for that extra kick, but they're optional)
Dash of vanilla extract
Oh, just a note to say hello; it's been awhile!
My mother-in-law is still hospitalized, having had her knee replaced a couple months back. She is so frail but still trying to get back on her feet. I go and see her a lot lately; she is quite blue about having to be in the hospital. Sad, really.
I have also been reading a lot more (instead of hanging around my favorite internet places, not mentioning any names, natch).
As well, I have been
This week I have had the greatest pleasure of having two dear friends come out to The Prairies from England. They'll be leaving Friday, so I haven't had a lot of time to spend here, and probably won't till the weekend.
The weird thing is that out here in the 'bread basket of Canada' we started the Spring Thaw, and our province was all set up with flood warnings and measures are being taken to alleviate this problem as best as we can. And just when everyone's nerves were ready to