So much harder when you are delving into the unknown.
In our heads we roll around ideas of how things might go.
How we might deal with things as they present themselves.
It helps us prepare for things.
Helps us build resolve.
But life doesn't always follow a plan.
And sometimes what we have in mind isn't really how it turns out.
I have always been pretty good at being able to be spontaneous.
I've been able to deal with change really really well.
It used to be easy.
Now it's hard.
Last year a huge event blew everything I had always known out of the water.
It changed me.
It changed everything I knew.
Now I feel afraid.
Afraid of change.
Afraid of the unknown.
I have been learning to accept that this is ok.
A natural course for someone in my situation.
I have been trying very hard to go easy on myself.
To do what is good for me.
That isn't always easy for the people close to me who aren't used to this new me.
But it is hardest of all for me....I don't know this new me very well either.
I am learning to say no.
That has never been easy for me to do.
But navigating change is not easy.
I just need to trust myself and believe it is ok.
And that it will be ok.
GOURMETGIRLFRIEND'S QUICK & DELICIOUS TOFU
I make this quite often for lunch.
I love the slippery silkenness of Tofu.
I know lots of people don't like it. Only one of my kids really loves it. He loves it when I make this, we devour it together!
It is SUPER quick and I always have tofu in the cupboard. I eat it as is.
SO yummy! it is my sort of comfort food.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
- 1 pack of silken tofu
- 3 tablespoons Sesame oil
- 1 red chilli (or a teaspoon of chilli oil)
- 1 clove garlic, crushed or finely chopped
- a 2cm chunk of ginger, sliced into extra fine strips
- 1 stem of spring onion - sliced finely
- some freshly chopped coriander
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce.
Slice tofu into large chunks in a shallow bowl. Add spring onion, chilli, coriander & soy sauce on top of tofu.
In a small pan heat sesame oil till hot and add garlic & ginger and immediately take off of heat and pour over the tofu.
It will sizzle and the perfume of the flavours will envelop you!
Today's track is another duet featuring Willy Mason. After listening to Lianne La Havas all week I re-visited Willy mason's music. I love it. This time he is singing with the very lovely Isobel Campbell (she sang with Belle & Sebastian for a while but she is also a cellist.)
It is such a lovely track...hope you enjoy: