‘The Butterfly Effect’ Symbol

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.”

Butterfly Effect
Butterfly Effect

The butterfly effect

The scientific theory that a single occurrence, no matter how small, can change the course of the universe forever.

The theory that everything that happens must happen; that you can’t save one thing without destroying something else. Coming from the idea of a butterfly caught in a spider’s web. You can’t save the butterfly without killing the spider (through violence or starvation).

Theory that everything matters. That even the flutter of a butterfly’s wings can cause a hurricane on the other side of the world. If you change even the smallest of life’s details, you completely change its outcome.

The butterfly is a symbol of beauty but more than that, for me it encapsulates the existence of the ripple effect.

Someone once told me that every good deed creates a ripple effect and I truly believe that:)

Our world is full of endless unknowns but one thing I am sure off is that ‘good creates great’, that giving enables others to gift even more…that a smile can sometimes dry out tears and even if we feel lonely, we are never alone:)

The butterfly…what does it mean to you?

I am also posting for Lucile’s Photo 101 Rehab…a place of constant greatness.

I took a short break from the Clinic as I am working on Camera Lucida Link, a great opportunity for anyone who loves photography to expose their work in a weekly photo challenge:)

First week’s theme is Enchanted


Eager to embark onto a new adventure?

Come and join the Camera Lucida Link and share your amazing photography snapshots…click here!

Your Camera Lucida Host,



My Red Page © 2015 All rights reserved

‘Chocolate seduction’

Welcome back to Julia’s Kitchen Corner:)

This week I want to share with you my love for chocolate…I am planning to tease you…caress you…and indulge you with my guilty pleasure!

Chocolate Swiss Roll
Chocolate Swiss Roll

Ingredients: 75 g self raising flour, 50 g cocoa powder, 1tsp baking powder, 5 medium eggs, 100 g caster sugar, 2tsp vanilla sugar.

Filling: 200 g cream cheese, 200 ml double cream, sugar to sweeten, handful of strawberries.

Cover with chocolate ganache: 100 g melted dark chocolate, 100 ml double cream, 1tsp irish cream.

Method: Preheat oven.

Beat the eggs and caster sugar until thick; fold in the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder with a wooden spoon, do not mix it too much:) Bake for maximum 10 minutes. I had to take it out after 8 minutes.


Cool the sponge for 5 minutes, turn it out onto a piece of baking parchment and dust with caster sugar.


For the filling, use a hand mixer to beat the cheese cream and the double cream until it turns fluffy, add the sugar at the end. Spread it and add the strawberry.


Very gently fold the sponge into a roll. Don’t worry if it breaks slightly, the chocolate ganache will cover all the imperfections.

Chocolate roll

For the ganache, melt the chocolate adding the double cream slowly with the irish cream; use again a hand mixer to obtain a smooth and thick chocolate cream. Spread the ganache with a spatula , when finished dust with icing sugar and cocoa powder.

Swiss roll

Serve as suggested or prepare a light strawberry sauce:)

Enjoy my sweet chocolate temptation!

Your Chocolate Addict:)



My Red Page © 2015 All rights reserved