After a whole week spent on an intense training and ‘networking’ (hate that word) with 40 brand new colleagues in Royston, I was thoroughly exhausted by Friday and very pleased to be back to home comforts in London. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy the week. I actually liked it very much : ) was made up of a very good bunch of people.
Anyways- on friday night i went to Indochina in Soho, I barely ate any of my spicy beef noodle soup: i) because I was having an enthusiastic discussion with an ex workmate (debating CS Lewis and Nigerian development if you care) and my noodles got cold ii) because I had already stuffed my face with amazing takeaway my brother got before leaving home (Colombian chilli rice and lime fried chicken with verde sauce if you’re interested).
After dinner, my friend and i found a yummy GelateriA with delissh ice cream, I had chocolate and pistachio. He had nothing. : )
American Pancakes with bacon and honey, or blueberries and raspberries
My cousin and my brother and his gf were all home on Friday night when I got back. We stayed up till about 3 talking- and in our 3am sleepiness I offered to make breakfast and Charisa requested pancakes.
The star of the show were banana pancakes, I followed the recipe from my friend Susan’s blog (gratuitousnothingness.wordpress.com)
ingredients (for 12)
Mug of plain flour
Tsp Baking powder
Cup of milk
Separate the egg yolk and whites in put in separate bowls. In big mixing bowl poor flour, baking powder and milk. Pour in yolks and mix well till lumps reduced.
Whisk the egg whites very well the pour into rest of mixture. Fold in the yolks, makesure you don’t stir in. If too much air gets into mixture the a cakes won’t rise.
Then used a ladel to pour mix into hot pan with melted butter.
Then place some mushed banana on one side and leave to fry for a minute, then flip. Take off when both sides are golden!
outcome was yummmmm. Sadly I got mixed up with the egg whites so mine weren’t super fluffy but there were nice thick ‘ American movie’ style pancake.
salmon, eggs, spinach and mushroom
I also made this as a healthy alternative.
outy or innie?
No, not your belly button, your personality.
Despite being lucky enough to have amazing friends in London, I’m actually someone who also enjoys alone-time ALOT. when I can just be with my own thoughts, read a book, go for a walk. my cousin salewa showed me a test on whether you’re an introvert, extrovert or ambivert. I would have said I was an ambivert, because as lots of u know I can be Very chatty. But I cAme out an innie. I’m not entirely convinced because although I like time alone, I also feel energised after seeing friends- so not sure.
I looked at the test again, and I’m definitely an ambivert. Do the test here http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/quiet-the-power-introverts/201103/quiz-are-you-introvert-or-extrovert-and-why-it-matters
has been a nice lazy, relatively introverted weekend. I attempted to go to a bar in notting hill with my cousins, but got there and was too tired to be friendly to a bunch of new people, so I nipped across the road to a cuuuute GelateriA called Dri Dri. It was all pastel and citrus colours and I had a refreshing pink grapefruit sorbet and a green apple one too. I also bumped into Hugh grant just outside !
Enjoying this weekend has made me thankful for downtime ! So good to rest and see family/friends. It’s helped me come to quite an important lifestyle decision about future work plans too!
What were your weekend activities? Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Test here -http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/quiet-the-power-introverts/201103/quiz-are-you-introvert-or-extrovert-and-why-it-matters