Seriously looking for some motivation, I came across Corbett Barr’s blog. One of his posts shook me out of this state “Need Some Motivation Right Now? Read This IMMEDIATELY” – I suggest that if you need some motivation right now then you should read his post IMMEDIATELY!

The World Is Your Oyster

This well known idiom is used to tell someone that they can achieve anything they want, they have the abilities and talents to succeed at whatever they want. If the world is your oyster then you are the pearl. More than being able to achieve anything, it also implies that you are beautiful, flawless, and unique.

Driver’s Rapport

There is something interesting that happens when one drives a different type of car. There aren’t many on the road. Whenever drivers of such cars meet at traffic lights, stop streets or freeways, there’s usually a wave, a hoot or a flashing of lights that happens. Just this morning, at a traffic light, it happened again, and I drove home with a smile on my face.


It is not easy to start something, that first step to committing. Once started, things flow and one wonders why it took so long to start in the first place. Sometimes it is best to dive in, head first. And to keep in mind that 80% of something is better that 20% of everything.


I have searched for it and found that it doesn’t exist. I am just aiming to be myself (hmmm…I think this is not the first time this theme has crept into one of my posts. Looks like I will dedicate a full post to it…).

My favourite muffin recipe

This is a bit of a different post than the usual. I am not much of a baker, it takes too much time and requires to much precision for me to spend too much time on it.

I am naturally impatient and learnt to cook with eye-percent measurements. I prefer to do one-pot meals, where I can put all the ingredients into a pot, put it on the stove and cook it all in one go. The same applies to baking, preferring to put all the dry and wet ingredients into one bowl and mixing it all one go. For this reason I am a fan of Nigella Lawson. She has a practical, no nonsense approach to cooking and baking.

This recipe however, is not one of hers. I found this muffin recipe on the internet, Best Recipes. They are flop-proof. I have changed it a bit according to my taste. All the ingredients are put into a bowl (I don’t even beat the egg but just throw it in). As with all muffin recipes, don’t over mix – literally, 2 minutes until the wet and dry ingredients are all incorporated. They are so moist and are not sickly sweet – they are just perfect.

200g self-raising flour

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup milk

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

150g frozen berries

Mix all together – don’t over-mix. Put into muffin cups or muffin tray and bake for about 20 minutes on 180 degrees centigrade. You know the drill, if the skewer comes out clean, they are ready.

The frozen berries add more moisture. They melt into the muffin creating pockets of heavenly yumminess.