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“Love is like a lot of things, it is always best done with the head. Save mindless efforts for mindless things.”-Raymond E Feist, Magician: Master

I reread the entire Riftwar Saga. It is still as good as I remember 馃檪

MagicianSilverthornA Darkness at Sethanon

What I most liked about it then, and still like about it now, is that plans don’t always turn out as expected, and the books take truly unpredictable turns. Instead of the聽standard “orphan turns magician and weds the beautiful princess” that it starts with, the Magician needs to go through a lot to become the magician, he doesn’t wed the princess (oops, spoiler) and so many other things and people come into it and make it even more interesting: monks, priests, aliens, tigers, eagles, dragons, giant ants, centaurs, elves, dwarves, you name it. And a really great story.

Even the quote above illustrates this. Instead of “follow your heart” and “go with the flow” and “the heart wants what the聽heart wants” the message is “leave mindless efforts for mindless things.” Beautiful!

5 stars.


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“Baby you light up my world like nobody else
The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed”

-One direction, “What makes you beautiful”

No, I haven’t suddenly turned into a teenager 馃槈 I’ve turned into a dancer:

After doing a warm up with fitness blender, I go to youtube and dance 馃檪 I’ve already bought Just Dance 4 for Wii on eBay, but I’m not waiting for it. The problem is, the songs that are great to dance to are not necessarily the best of music. So now I find myself humming “I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my number, so call me maybe” or “Gibberish that might be Korean” or the gem from above. People look at me strangely but it’s worth it 馃槈

Have a great week!

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Keep calm and eat latkes!

The perfect quote for Hanukkah 馃檪 and this time with our very own (well, sort of) oven baked potato latkes recipe – there’s only one day left in Hanukkah, so you have to make it TODAY!

Oven baked latkes聽聽based on Chia’s excellent recipe

1 Kg potatoes, shredded in the food processor
1 onion, shredded
2 eggs
1 tsp salt
3 dashes pepper
1/4 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
1/4 tsp baking powder
oil spray or about 1/4 cup oil and an egg brush

Preheat oven to 200掳C. Mix everything together. Drain excess water (a bit, no need to work hard over this).


See? Not very drained.

Spray baking paper (or brush with oil). Put in tbsp on the baking paper, flattening down as much as possible. Spray more oil (or brush oil) on top of the latkes. Bake for 10 minutes, turn them over and bake for 5 minutes more. Eat!



If you have cooked potatoes you can add them to the latkes, it will turn out great. You can also add carrots, zucchini or sweet potato in place of regular potatoes.

Gluten free breadcrumbs

As I have tried making gluten free bread, if the taste is good but the texture is bad I process it until I get gluten free breadcrumbs. If the taste is bad, there is nothing to be done…

Have a great week!

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I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast shewed unto thy servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.Deliver me. – Genesis 32, 10-11 (King James version)

拽讟谞转讬 诪讻诇 讛讞住讚讬诐 讜诪讻诇 讛讗诪转 讗砖专 注砖讬转 讗转 注讘讚讱 讻讬 讘诪拽诇讬 注讘专转讬 讗转 讛讬专讚谉 讛讝讛 讜注转讛 讛讬讬转讬 诇砖谞讬 诪讞谞讜转, 讛爪讬诇谞讬 谞讗 – 讘专讗砖讬转 诇讘 讬讗-讬讘

From this week’s parasha, and an absolutely amazing song. It speaks to me when I am sad and aching; and also when I am overjoyed. A great way to start the week.

Have a great week!


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“I can hear a bag rustling!” – My Dad, after finally getting his new hearing aid.

My dad always had hearing problems, but only lately has he decided to get hearing aid. And suddenly worlds that he forgot existed opened up; he has left the thick glass room he was living in. Even things I wouldn’t consider “important” to hear add a new dimension and joy in life.


Hear well and have a great week 馃檪

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“I’m a Catholic wh**e, currently enjoying congress out of wedlock with my black Jewish boyfriend who works at a military abortion clinic. So hail Satan, and have a lovely day, madam.” – Harry Hart to member of a bigoted church preaching聽that all evil is from Catholics, prostitutes, blacks, Jews, the military, abortions, and premarital sex in Kingsman: The Secret Service

OK, I admit it. Subtlety is NOT this film’s middle name. And it has some gory parts. But it is FUNNY 馃檪

Have a great week!

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Me: “I look good, but tired.”

Insightful: “No, mom, you look good like you always do.”

Me, joking: “What, I always look tired?”

Insightful,聽seriously: “Yes, mom. You don’t sleep enough, you know.”

What can I say? When it’s that obvious, I need to sleep more. Starting tomorrow 馃槈 Just kidding, started last week already 馃檪

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Already sleeping…

Have a great and sleep-full week!

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