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Hello there interweb, and a very very extremely, ridiculously belated Happy New Year!! So lame excuse time for why it’s taken me so long to write a new blog: I’ve been busy. I understand that this is not a fabulous excuse and most people are rolling their eyes at the computer screen BUT ladies and gentlemen, being busy for me is a new and rare occurrence so I feel like it is a perfectly valid (and slightly exciting) explanation. As you would know (and I’m assuming if you are reading this then you have read a few of my other blog posts… big assumption I know!) I have been battling chronic fatigue syndrome for almost 7 years, which has kept my social/work life fairly sparse. Luckily over the last 4 or 5 months I’ve been having some improvement. It was one of those weird occurrences where I woke up one morning and realised that I had had several catch ups with my friends during the week, done a photo shoot and driven an ungodly amount of hours all over Melbourne and I was STILL standing, and feeling relatively decent. So it’s been a very productive few months as I’ve been testing out my new limits, (and pushing them a little too hard I will admit) working out how to deal with a little more energy and figuring out how to put it to good use. ANYWAY this isn’t another health lecture blog but I just thought a bit of an update would be good.
It’s 2012 and I’m a little confused as to how we got here. I only finished school last year right? But alas, no, it is my 5-year reunion at the end of this year and I don’t know where the time went. I have to say though, 2012 is shaping up to be a promising looking year. First off I’m feeling a little bit better which is a huge plus and just recently I worked as a Stage Manager for Starbound 8. What an absolute pleasure that was, I felt in my element being in a theatre again and I met some of the most wonderful people and got to watch some very talented young ladies and gentlemen rip up the stage for 3 shows. I can’t wait to work on another show now!
I feel like there has been an influx of new people in my life which has been great and I have to give a special shout out to one of the most diverse, interesting and intellectually stimulating groups that make up our Book Club (don’t knock it before you try it ok?!). Book Club has fast become the most thrilling thing in my calendar- and I know how silly that may sound but how many times do you get to sit around a table full of clever people discussing, debating and laughing over serious (and not so serious… Peeta or Gale anyone?) topics? It’s rare to sit down with your regular social group and have a chat about racism in today’s society or the psychological impact bullying has. Book Club allows us to be challenged but supported at the same time so I’m definitely looking forward to what will come up at our next meeting.
I wanted this blog to be a bit of an update report really and to check in on the blogosphere, so sorry if I bored you! I hope 2012 is a wonderful one for you all. I hope all the people I love (and even the ones I don’t) get the brilliant things they deserve and have a prosperous, healthy, happy and exciting year. Safe travels to the 60 million people I know going overseas this year and I will endeavour to blog a little more frequently and not leave it to 2013.
Until then my lovely loves,
Yours (when I have time to blog that is…)
This is my new favourite baked good and I can’t really call it baked because there is no baking required. Just a bit of mixing and putting it all in the fridge. Get on it because it’s simple and really bloody yummy!!
*Note: I didn’t have my can of condensed milk to photograph but just use your imagination!
- 1/2 cup condensed milk
- 100g butter
- 200g Granita biscuits
- 1 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 lemon rind, finely grated
- 2 cups Icing sugar mixture
- 40g butter, softened
- 1 Lemon, juiced
1. Grease and line a slab pan. Place condensed milk and butter in a small pan over low heat and melt the butter whilst stirring constantly. (The condensed milk catches really easily if the temperature is too high)
2. Place biscuits in a food processor and process until biscuits are in fine crumbs. Combine the biscuits, coconut and 2 teaspoons of the lemon rind and give a quick mix. Add the hot butter/condensed milk mix and stir until completely combined.
3. Press the mix into the pan and put in the fridge for an hour or until the base is firm.
4. To make Lemon icing: put icing sugar, butter and 2 and a half tablespoons of lemon juice in a bowl. Beat until smooth. Spread over the slice base and refrigerate for another 30 minutes or so. Cut and serve!
This slice is best kept in an airtight container and left in the fridge so the icing doesn’t melt.