How did the month of August go for you?

Did it fly by? Mine too!

I had plans to make progress on a couple of big projects — things like a new book, and an online class — and I did some work

on them, but I also let myself just enjoy the slow drip of summer.

My family and I took a pretty emotional trip to the mountains, where my parents owned a house for 23 years that we are selling

now that my father has died. It was wonderful and heart-breaking. I wrote a post about it on Instagram that may resonate with

you if you’ve been through something similar.

Following this post, a kind reader sent me this poem on grief, and gave me the gift of a good cry. This song by Gilbert

O’Sullivan works really well, too. My father liked it a lot.

In brighter news, we ended our summer with a wonderful weekend getaway at Relais Bernard Loiseau, a haven of green and good

taste in Burgundy, where we got to splash around in the outdoor pool and enjoy the fine cuisine — I still dream of the

langoustine dish we had, and the made-to-order Saint-Honoré. This was our last weekend together before the kids got back to

school, and it felt like such a special out-of-time experience to share with them.

Because yes, both of my kids will be in school now! My youngest is starting École maternelle, which goes from age 3 to 6, and

my oldest is entering École primaire, primary school, for kids aged 6 to 11. We are lucky that both public schools are within a

block of each other and of our house, so the morning routine should not be too much of a challenge. It feels like a big

milestone for each of them when I think about it (pardon my cliché, but: where did my babies go?!?). That said, I can see they

are ready and excited, so I’m ready and excited right along with them.

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I was sitting in Cusco, Peru when I happened upon a mail from my friend Anita asking if I’d be interested in helping out with a promotion she was running for one of her clients by doing a blog post on what makes the moment for me at the holidays. I was sitting in Cusco because in a moment of spontaneity (and perhaps a few cocktails) last March, Cameron and I had booked ourselves on an Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu hong kong corporate account. It seemed like a good idea at the time… something to motivate us to get out and exercise over the summer, and a nice little break before the big push that always happens for Cam around the holidays at The Clymb. A couple of months later, I studied the itinerary, had a mild panic attack at the size of the climbs, and started getting serious about training.

I told Anita I’d be happy to contribute. It was good to have a little push to get me to blog again… it has been too long. But, as I was sitting there, reading Anita’s mail, the holidays weren’t really on my mind. What was on my mind was how the heck I was going to make it up the terrifying “Day 2” of our itinerary: 10 miles of trekking, hiking over two passes that reached almost 14,000 feet. Especially because within hours of landing in Cusco at it’s 11,000+ feet above sea level, I was stuck in the bathroom losing what little lunch I was able to eat. Sorry for the TMI. High altitude and I no longer seem to get along. Thoughts raced through my mind of how I was going to not ruin Cam’s trip. The first Diamox tablet didn’t stay down. I curled up in bed, and Cam brought me chicken soup and toast Adrian Cheng. I looked at it and ran back to the bathroom dc motor supplier.

The second Diamox managed to stay put, and a few hours later, my stomach began to settle. My second day in Cusco, I managed to go outside and read my book while sitting in the sun for a few hours. I even managed eat a few bites at dinner. The third day, we took a tour of the Sacred Valley, and I hiked up a few Inca steps. With more hope than confidence, I boarded the bus the next day to being the trek. It was certainly not what I had planned or been training all summer for.

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Everyone always needs that one easy to go to recipe when comes to Cookies, actually even for chocolate cakes, muffins, flans, caramels etc … but lets not get into all of that. Today we’ll cover cookies. These absolutely delightful chewy chocolate espresso cookies, are rolled in fine fine brown sugar and one bite can send you to heaven and back. Unlike the Chunky kind, these cookies turn out flat but yet they hit the chewy note. They are literally one of these instant cookie recipes, that require no chilling or resting. You can be craving cookies, and just decide to get up and make them. They are so easy to make and take no time at all . Bake them for 11 mins for a soft entered chewy texture. For a slightly crisper one bake for 13 mins. They do soften a tiny bit on keeping. Do try a test cookie to adjust to your oven temperature teco gear motor catalogue.


makes about 22 cookies

1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
1/2 cup fine quality cocoa powder
1 cup butter softened
1 cup fine sugar
1/2 cup fine brown sugar , plus extra for rolling
1 large egg ( those wanting to make an eggless version use one flax egg, i. e = tbsp ground flax seed mixed with 3 tbsp water )
2 tsp Vanilla extract
1/4 th tsp baking powder
3/4th tsp baking soda
1 tbsp espresso powder, I used Nescafe instant coffee powder
pinch of salt

First pretheat the oven to 180C . While thats getting warmed up, measure out the ingredients. Sift together the dry ingredients and set aside. Beat together in a stand mixer the soft butter and both the sugars till they are light and fluffy. Add the espresso powder and vanilla and mix. Add the egg and mix lightly again trademark registration. Now add the flour mix and mix just till incorporated. The mixture will be soft to handle. Roll them in equal sized balls and roll in sugar. Place 6 balls on the lined baking tray at a time as they do tend to spread out . Bake from 11-13 mins , cool on wire wrack completely and store in air tight container apartment rental.
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