Writing 101 – Day Ten

…now I can say it…I am half way on this amazing course and it’s been one of the best things I’ve set up to do:)

Today’s assignment: ‘Happy’ – Today’s Prompt: Tell us something about your favorite childhood meal — the one that was always a treat, that meant “celebration,” or that comforted you and has deep roots in your memory.


Oh, sweet childhood memories:)

Remember the Friday feeling…

The excitement of the weekend,

The morning sunshine on your cheeks…

The kitchen table full of flour,

The taste of sugar and cocoa powder…

The touch and the love of her hands,

The dough rolling back and forward…

The journey to the cookie land.”

To my wonderful mum, who is my sweetest inspiration!

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Picture, courtesy of The Daily Post, Writing 101

Note from the author:

This assignment brought back memories that are with me every time I open the baking recipe book.

I didn’t realise until today how much those weekends with my mum in the kitchen developed my love for sweetness, how in the back of my mind I still taste her Christmas biscuits and how proud I am to share her love for desserts.

Thank you for taking a short journey into the past along side my love for baking:)

‘Sweet November’

Going through my favourite movie collections, I don’t really know why I’ve stopped at this specific one…maybe because it’s one of the stories that made me expect the unexpected.

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Picture, courtesy of imdb.com

Director: Pat O’Connor

Writers: Herman Raucher, Paul Yurick, Kurt Voelker

Lead actors: Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron

2001 Drama, Romance

‘I love movies…and yes, I do have my favourite ones, sometimes it’s a drama, a sad story, other times it’s a comedy, with unstoppable laughter or a romance that leaves tears in my eyes…but overall, as somebody said to me…movies become timeless because of what they make you feel.’

Now, this story brings many different feelings to whom is watching…but for me personally it led to a sentiment of empowerment. It somehow awakens a strength within you that you thought you never had…

As a love story, there is nothing new here – boy meets girl, girl has a slight air of mystery, boy feels intrigued and follows into her footsteps.

There is something else to this story that makes it so overwhelming…throughout everything that is happening, you can’t imagine what it’s actually the reality.

Nelson and Sara have nothing in common but because there is a certain spark between them, they decide on a rather unconventional dating plan…one month trial, after which they will both go in their separate ways.

And again, what is happening in this time they’ve spent together, doesn’t come as a surprise…they will fall in love…but what the writers of this movie did extremely well is hide the true reasons why she gave him a month to experiment this courtship.

…The story concentrates on how Sara is committed to theses monthly trials with different men, that she tries to help somehow to overcome their emotional issues.

What the story doesn’t reveal until the end is how all these encounters are actually her way of hiding her own reasons of never committing to anyone for longer than a month.

I’ve read so many reviews of this movie and I don’t think half of them do any justice to it. People concentrate too much of what its clear and visible and less on reading between the lines.

I believe that the purpose of a story is to make you feel something…anything; even if that feeling it is disappointment, at the end of it, that movie reached its goal.

Enjoy 🙂