01 Jan 2014 Leave a comment
I’ve decided not to make New Year’s resolutions this year, at least not concrete ones. I think ideas or concepts for where I want to go might work better. Last year I made concrete goals – I partially reached some of them, but none were fully realised and I’m beginning to think that few people actually reach all the goals the set an the beginning of the year – it’s too much pressure – and failure just leaves us feeling disappointed in ourselves.
This year: I’m going to try and be more sociable (not saying I have to attend a certain number of events or make a new friend – just make an effort).
I’ll also make a real effort to be more disciplined about my writing – What this means I’m not exactly sure, but I’ll figure it out.
Last, but not least I’ll try to have more positive than negative thoughts.
There, that’s it: done and, hey, this blog is writing so I suppose I’m already on my way to concept number two.
Have a great 2014 everyone and just be happy and proud that we’ve all made it through another year.
29 Dec 2013 Leave a comment
So for years I’ve been going into department stores just to fondle and drool. And, no, it wasn’t over muscled workers or steamy calendars. I have been fondly daydreaming about owning my very own Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer.
To those who have not been initiated into the cult of Kitchen Aid, you might not understand – nor am I really certain I can explain why I think this is one of the best pieces of kitchen gadgetry that you’ll ever buy. It is not – let me just stress – is not just your ordinary mixer.
I was privileged to grow up in a family that had a Kitchen Aid mixer so I was initiated at a young age. Yes, these machines are heavy, but they make cake batter a skate, dough kneading easy and mashed potatoes fluffy. Plus, there are all sorts of neat attachments and they’re so dependable that you could even, potentially, pass them down to your grandchildren.
Now, there is a fairly recent tradition in my family that wedding present equals Kitchen Aid Mixer.
Well, I couldn’t wait any longer so I have broken tradition and bought my own. They’re not cheap so my wallet isn’t exactly happy, but my stomach sure is.
I’d like to know what other people think of the Kitchen Aid or what they’re favourite kitchen gadgets are. I look forward to comments.