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The Man. The cause. The Legend.
On the 5th of December 2013, Nelson Mandela, South Africa's first black president and anti-apartheid icon died aged 95.
This anti-apartheid revolutionary, turned philanthropist and politician, helped a divided and isolated South Africa find its footing in the world and forge some degree of unity within.
Unlike other leaders, Mandela did not aim to punish, but rather to reconcile.
The title of this post was inspired by an e-mail I got from somebody, last week.
This person had e-mailed me a question, asking about possible therapy supports for someone. When I didn't answer back within a day, she sent me another e-mail, starting with the title phrase -- "Friendly reminder" -- asking for the information again.
I took note of that, because quick responses are something that matter to me, a lot.
I had first tried the chickpea tacos from "Thug Kitchen" at my besties house (also creator of the beautiful blog ibbyandpop.com). She blogged the recipe here and they were delicious. A couple weeks later we also tried making them and they were awesome and really so super easy.
While Chris was down the street at the park painting I decided to make something for the blog...And I was craving those tacos.
I'm not sure I'm versatile. I write D/s erotica. A very specific genre of smut.
But, I supposed, because I also whine and transcribe about my life, experiences, struggles and marital content/discontent, I suppose I do cover a range of subjects.
I'm daunted by this award because it comes with this assignment.
"Nominate 15 Bloggers for the same award".
Kerala, India is a magical place that has been bringing flavor and color to the rest of the world for centuries. A state of the country of India since 1956, Kerala sits on the Western Coastline of India, near the tip of the Indian Peninsula, and facing the Arabian Sea. Often called the "Land of Spices," Kerala was one of the major spice shipping hubs for the globe as early as 3000 B.C.
When I had my oven on yesterday, I threw in a couple of aubergines to roast then today I decided what to do with them. Thanks to Amazon, I now have a wonderful great big new pot of tahini in my cupboard - LOVE IT - so I started to play..
A spoon full of golden beauty 😍
Anyway, I digress, so I put the mashed up aubergines flesh into a little blender, added lemon juice and two huge spoonfuls of tahini, then I opened up my magic cupboard full of spices and pondered..I threw in some ground cumin, then some ground coriander, paprika and garlic powder and whizzed it all up..
Finally, I went to watch the documentary 'Project Wild Thing'. Since I saw the trailer, I knew that I wanted, (and needed), to see this film. I wasn't disappointed.
This documentary is the positive promotion of children being in the outdoors. But it isn't done in an 'in your face' kind of way. The information is very balanced, and the first part of the film is David Bond observing how even his own children choose TV and computers rather than the outdoors.
I’m sure you’re aware that every man, guy or boy has unique quirks that make him who he is. I’m also sure you’re aware that some of these traits are the reasons for nicknames, stories, and inevitably how you describe your ex when the relationship has ended. Well, I’m here to tell you that this is not only one of the most common things to discuss with your girlfriends; it’s clearly one of the most fun things.
I don’t know why it’s hitting me so hard, this seasonal change. Maybe because last autumn was so hard. Tony’s mental health had already started to deteriorate by then, but the last two or three months were often spectacularly difficult. He was having what I can only describe as paranoid delusions. He feared that everyone was after him, that so many things that would have meant nothing to someone not in the throes of serious mental illness were ominous to him, signals that the world at large was sending him messages.
Now that you know the challenges and drawbacks of living on the road, you must be thinking...blimey, why on earth do they do it?
Well, contrary to popular belief (or at the very least my last guide post) there’s a hell of a lot of good that comes from living on the road. From the most obvious pro (freedom) to the little thought-of consequences (never having to iron anything again), a long-term traveller’s life can be rewarding, enlightening, maturing, utterly satisfying and incredibly fun.