Thursday, 30 July 2015

A wise woman...

Need Some Inspiration? Try Salmon!

Salmon Salad with Boiled Dressing

Food on Friday:  Salmon was great fishy fun.  I have chosen a few salmon dishes to inspire you today.  There were so many other great dishes.  If you would like to check them out at a glance,  just head on over to this Pinboard

Thanks to One Perfect Bite for this lovely Salmon Salad with Boiled Dressing.

Jo and Sue, your Salmon and Cream Cheese Puff Pastry felt like such a retro delight to me.

Baked Southwestern Style Salmon Cakes by Bizzy Bakes – fab!

This Miso Salmon Brown Rice Bowl by Milk and Honey looks delightful, and healthy too!

Another delightful dish by Genie of Bunny Eats Design – Tuscan Hot Smoked Salmon and Sundried Tomato Pizza

Salmon and Spinach Puff-Pastry Parcels by Madhouse Family Reviews.


Coho Salmon with Dill Caper Sauce by Will Cook For Friends

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Nostalgia Alert! Les Bicyclettes de Belsize

I learned this song at school many years ago – the French version – and it really stuck with me to the point that some nights if I'm not sleeping well I'll sing it to myself (not aloud, naturellement)

Tourne, retourne dans mes pensées, le regret d'un amour
C'était à Londres un matin de mai à Belsize un beau jour, un beau jour

Les bicyclettes de Belsize nous ont porté tous deux
et nous roulions amoureux main dans la main
Seul le ciel tendre et bleu
se mirait dans nos yeux, nos yeux d'enfants heureux
Souvent je rêve encore aux bicyclettes de Belsize

There was an English version done by the fantastically named Englebert Humperdinck.  The lyrics are not a close translation of the French.

Turning and turning
The world goes on
We can't change it, my friend
Let us go riding now through the days
Together to the end
To the end

Les bicyclettes de Belsize
Carry us side by side
And hand in hand we will ride
Over Belsize
Turn your magical eyes
Round and around
Looking at all we've found
Carry us through the skies
Les bicyclettes de Belsize

Click here to hear it in French
Click here to hear the English version

Rejection Proof by Jia Jiang

This book is a worthwhile read.  The author set up a blog to follow his journey of seeking out rejection opportunities and learning to deal with them.  As a result the author had his 15 minutes of fame which is great but maybe affected the book a little.

I think you'll be entertained by this shortish book.  An example of something he did during this project is knock on a stranger's door and ask to have a photo taken with the stranger in the back yard of the stranger's house.

I will definitely think about this book the next time I consider passing up on an opportunity because I am afraid I'll fail or be rejected.  Definitely a book that budding authors should read.

Thanks to Debbie of Different Time, Different Place Book Reviews for the recommendation.