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Heavenly Nougat


Welcome back to my Kitchen Corner…

Today we are trying out a twist on the original Jamie Oliver Chocolate celebration cake…and this one it’s not just a cake, it’s the heaven of nougat!

You can find the original recipe here!

I have never made nougat before, but I must say that if you ever try it, you will never go back to buy it again ūüôā …well, at least that’s how I feel.

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The original Jamie Oliver recipe is quite different from what I have made, but then again that is the beauty of baking…no limitations on experimenting and discovering new combinations ūüôā

Before you start, I have one advice…be ready to eat it all, because you will not be able to stop ūüôā

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‘Camera Lucida – The Colour of Life’


Welcome back to week #10 of Camera Lucida Photo Challenge

Colour of Life
Colour of Life

This week’s theme: The Colour of Life

  1. Colour – the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light.
  2. Life Рa particular type or aspect of human existence

I’ve been looking for something out of the ordinary and I’ve actually found it ūüôā

A very interesting collection of owls…not ordinary owls, but an expression of art and visual effects which I’ve never seen before. What captured my attention was the vivid and detailed colours that tell a story in the most extraordinary way!

This week your challenge is to find and capture the tone of life…the colours that make your heart beat faster and your eyes open wider…take a snapshot of the rainbow that shows the true colours of life…seize the moment of a beautiful red apple before you take a bite…catch the bright colour of the sunset that takes all life to sleep…immortalise the striking green wake up of the nature…showcase the appetising look of the most tasty and colourful dish…SHARE the colour of your life ūüôā

Colour of Life

How to join us?

Follow your host and share each week your own vision of the theme.

Create a new post with the title CAMERA LUCIDA followed by the theme name.

The content of the post is completely down to you, share just the photo or be even more creative and tell us the story behind the scene, make it your own.

Feel free to¬†use the¬†‚ÄėYour Gallery‚Äô badge¬†in your post and¬†link back to the last Camera Lucida¬†challenge¬†or just leave a link to your post in the comment box. Please tag your post #cameralucida so other participants can find the entries on the Reader.¬†The Inlinkz it‚Äôs not available¬†anymore for upload, so do not forget to tag and link back, this way your post¬†will be visible to others outside your followers¬†ūüôā

You will have seven days to introduce your snapshot to everyone.

At the end of each challenge I will share with you all the entries and introduce you to their makers. Make sure you visit their blogs, share honest feedback and be supportive.

Camera Lucida - Your Gallery

An exhibition where your visual perception captures the world and gives life to a new story.


…and here it is!

Another beautiful expression of the way you see the world ūüôā

Thank you for all the entries in last week’s challenge…take a look at this beautiful collection of talented photographers…make sure you don’t miss a Sign!

Cathy and The Garden Angel

Jeann and Greek experience

Mark and Story of signs

Johanna and The Ravens

Yen and Coffee Smile

Simply Snapshots and Letters 

Terri and The surf sign

Marje and Funny Signs

Gun and Black and white signs

Marie and Out of business

Carol and The harbour

Vinneve and Pinnacles

Sky and Sign journey

Christian and The sign

…take a moment and visit these blogs…stop at the sign and see which way it will take you!

PS. When you post your entry, make sure you tag it #cameralucida and link back to the last Camera Lucida post! This way I will receive a notification of your entry and others will be able to find your post in The Reader!

THIS WEEK SHARE YOUR COLOUR MOMENT!

Your Gallery Host,

Julia

xxx

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‘Red Echo Date’ #10


Looking for Inspiration?

Join us and share your thoughts behind this week’s quote ūüôā

Quote 10

Life is sometimes much more simple than we think…

I admit that there are moments when I forget how to enjoy an effortless gesture…a stranger’s smile…a friend’s hug!

Last week we talked about the anxiety of life…and as much as we don’t want to think about it…it’s there, in our every day routine, the weekend rush and the morning call.

Every now and then you meet new people who remind you that happiness does exist and it doesn’t cost a thing…all we have to do is let it happen…let it happen to us, be open and accept the simple but wonderful moments that life is giving us.

…and yes, life is not always fluffy like cotton candy and occasionally it feels like a room with four walls closing slowly around you and even if at some point you do find that window towards the sunrise or the door to a new beginning…we still hang on to the past, to the sorrow and pain that prevents us from appreciating and celebrating what’s good and beautiful in our life.

If today was a good day…why aren’t you smiling?

If you’ve reached your destination…why don’t you stop running?

If your dream came true…why are you not celebrating?

If faith is giving you a hand…why don’t you accept it?

Because the only obstacle between you and happiness is your own willingness to accept it!

Look around…and enjoy the incredible, because it’s happening to you!

When was the last time you’ve enjoyed the moment?


Red Echo Date

Thank you so much for the amazing contributions in last week’s quote challenge!

Here are the highlights of living in the moment ūüôā

Grace Anne and The Simple Life

Trina and Moving Forward

Jasmin and Falling Behind

Jessie and This Faith will replace your fear

Catherine and A day of relaxation

Netta and About pressure

A special thank you to The Wishing Well for a mention of R.E.D Quote Challenge in a Blogging Event Post!

Take a moment and visit these extraordinary blogs and read some inspirational life advice but most of all appreciate the honesty and courage it takes to share your life as an open book!


Join us and find some inspiration behind the echo of the week:)

How can you join?

The challenge is about sharing your thoughts behind the quote of the week…it will be your choice the way you do it, it is your echo:)
Write a story…capture the words in a photo or come up with a new quote which shares the same topic!
You can leave your own quote in the comment box or write a new post!
If you decide to write a brand new post about it, copy the R.E.D logo, ping back to the last Red Echo Date post and tag it #redechodate so others can find it in the Reader or leave a link of your entry in the comment box:)
With each post I will share all of the entries from the previous week:)

This week share your thoughts about enjoying the moment!

Your R.E.D host,

Julia

xxx

My Red Page © 2015 All rights reserved

‘Red Echo Date’ #9


Looking for inspiration?

Join R.E.D quote challenge…and share your thoughts behind this week’s words of wisdom ūüôā

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Every day is different…

Silence or anxiety, we still need to find ways of dealing with every little thing that comes our way!

I admit that sometimes I feel overwhelmed…too many things are happening instantaneously and I forget how to breathe! Someone told me once that life is stressful enough, we don’t need to add anything to it…and it’s so true.

Sometimes we panic about the future…the future that didn’t happen yet.

Why?

We forget to live in the moment and we throw away all our energy on assumptions, predictions and thoughts of what will be.

But that is just human nature!

I think about the future all the time and there are moments when too much anxiety takes me away from the present and then I find that second that can pull me back to reality because I know that I will regret more something I could miss now than any future prospect.

What is anxiety of life?

Is it fear of failure, questions of the unknown, doubt against accomplishment?

I think is all of that and so much more…

How to deal with it…how to conquer it?

…with one breath at a time…


Red Echo Date

Thank you to all of you who shared a thought about last week’s theme!

Here are some amazing posts about ‘choice‘:

Netta and What Women Settle for

Jessie and Choices in Life

Fabi and The London Choice

Take a moment and visit these blogs and read some inspirational views ūüôā


Join us and find some inspiration behind the echo of the week:)

How can you join?

The challenge is about sharing your thoughts behind the quote of the week…it will be your choice the way you do it, it is your echo:)
Write a story…capture the words in a photo or come up with a new quote which shares the same topic!
You can leave your own quote in the comment box or write a new post!
If you decide to write a brand new post about it, copy the R.E.D logo, ping back to the last Red Echo Date post and tag it #redechodate so others can find it in the Reader or leave a link of your entry in the comment box:)
With each post I will share all of the entries from the previous week:)

This week share your thoughts about anxiety of life!

Your R.E.D host,

Julia

xxx

My Red Page © 2015 All rights reserved

‘One Lovely Blog’


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It’s such a lovely surprise to be nominated for “One Lovely Blog” Award, thank you so much to Amanda from Surprising Lives¬†for the nomination! I love her inspirational blog, her quotes and words of wisdom…stop by Amanda’s page, you will not regret it:)

Award Rules:

1. Thank your nominator, if you‚Äôd like ūüôā

2. List 7 facts about you

3. Nominate 15 blogs for the award


I took a few days to think about how I will write this post…so here it goes, hope you will enjoy it

I will leave the nomination part open because I can’t possibly choose just 15 lovely blogs…all of you out there reading this post, it’s your turn to share your loveliness:)

Lots of love,

Julia

xxx

My Red Page © 2015 All rights reserved

‘Red Echo Date’ #8


Looking for Inspiration?

Make a choice…and share your thoughts behind this week’s quote ūüôā

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This week’s quote is about choices…

I’ve always believed that when the moment comes I will know which road to follow…but it’s not always that simple!

Every day we have to make choices…from the most simple ones of what to eat for breakfast to more complicate ones that may change our life entirely and sometimes we take them without thinking too much or analysing endlessly…

But there are moments in our lives when choosing doesn’t make us feel more confident in what’s expecting us in the next chapter, it feels more like a hill we are not sure we should climb.

Some will say…’be happy to have a choice…not everyone does’!

It is true…we should feel privileged when the power it is in our hands…but that doesn’t make it easier, because with every choice we make, a new path is born and how do we know if it is the right one?!

If I think about it more than I should…our whole life is a limitless line of choices and maybe it’s ok not to be sure of some because sometimes you just have to have faith it will work out.

Did you make your choice?

Was it the right one?

I would love to read your thoughts on it…


Red Echo Date

Here is a quick sneak peak in last week’s quote about ‘change’!

Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts and words of wisdom ūüôā

Rinamala and Dealing with frustration

HumaAq and The future

Jonas and Stumbling into the Future

A special mention to Jessie and her post about The Million Dollar Plan – an entry for last week’s theme!


Join us and find some inspiration behind the echo of the week:)

How can you join?

The challenge is about sharing your thoughts behind the quote of the week…it will be your choice the way you do it, it is your echo:)
Write a story…capture the words in a photo or come up with a new quote which shares the same topic!
You can leave your own quote in the comment box or write a new post!
If you decide to write a brand new post about it, copy the R.E.D logo, ping back to the last Red Echo Date post and tag it #redechodate so others can find it in the Reader or leave a link of your entry in the comment box:)
With each post I will share all of the entries from the previous week:)

This week share your choice!

Your R.E.D host,

Julia

xxx

My Red Page © 2015 All rights reserved