I am so snowed under at present with a commissioned piece at present.
When involved in a piece I often run out for some fresh air and great coffee.
This time I also took breaks just to keep reading this book...
"People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks.
When I returned from mt trip abroad so many people stopped me in the street and said Judy, you of all people have to read this book.
I never have much time to read novels other than on holidays but thought I would give it a whirl.
I became so engrossed in it. There were so many times I thought I was reading about me. Yes the main character is from Sydney, same suburb same lots of things. It was rather amusing to read a book written by a local frequenting the same haunts with similar observations.
From Geraldine Brooks' website, the book is "Inspired by the true story of a mysterious codex known as the Sarajevo Haggadah, People of the Book is a sweeping adventure through five centuries of history".
It had me on the edge of my seat, this does not occur often when I read novels. I am one to read biographies or factual books on history.
I won't tell you more - suffice to say that going to have coffees became rather more frequent. I finished the book in 10 days squeazing every spare moment I had in to read more.
It's an epic and insight into times (partly) when nations and religions appreciated and respected each other for their skills, lets say.
A MOTHERS CRISIS
This week my eldest flew out to Europe for a 6 month adventure.
I was and have been an emotional wreck.
Yes I know, let them spread their wings and fly.
It still does not feel any better when waving goodbye to my confidante, my rock.
6 months of worry for me.
If I write any more about this topic I will be flooding the streets with tears.
Not much of a drinker I did the only Aussie thing I could do as a "pick me up".
I did the Tim Tam Slam.
Tim Tam Slam?
Tim Tams are the favourite chocolate biscuits (note I did not say cookies) of Australians.
Some call the technique “Shotgunning a TimTam”.
Here goes my best attempt to describe the technique...
Get a hot or cold drink.
I prefer hot coffee as the chocolate melts into the coffe too.
Take a Tim Tam
Take a small bite out of one corner - savour that.
Then take a small bite out of the opposite corner.
Dip one end of the Tim Tam into your drink.
Suck on the Tim Tam.
Keep on sucking!!!
Your coffee or other drink will come slowly up into the Tim Tam and then your mouth
Keep going until until the whole biscuit starts to collapse in your hand.
Then go for it! Slam down the rest. dont forget to lick the melted chocolate off your fingers.
Oh, then grab another one and start over!!!
They have even made a range to support Breast Cancer research.
Trivia: Tim Tams were named after a horse that won the Kentucky Derby in 1958.
Have a lovely and ceative weekend.