Begin.

This blog may fizzle out after a couple of posts. However, I am dedicating myself to at least beginning.

And then I can deal with whatever comes next.

I’m 17 and still figuring out what my passions actually are. But for now I know I like writing, food, and experiencing different things. I am also very interested in health, nutrition and how food fuels the body, so safe to say there are a plethora of things I can blog about.

But rather than mulling over the future, let’s concentrate on the present.

This is probably my favourite time of year. Watching society prepare for Christmas is like watching a child fall asleep. Everyone relaxes, all worries are put aside for later, and there is peaceful indulgence in Christmas surrounded by family.

In the lead up to Christmas I have been going to fun/quirky new restaurants in and around Newtown for meals with friends, eating and baking many tasty treats and wasting away hours of time and blocks of broadband usage on Youtube.

This morning I went to a local market and splurged on a small biscuit called an Alfajore which I was told was an Argentinian traditional treat.

It could have been my perpetual need for chocolate, or the excitement over a foreign dessert, but I wanted to try them as soon as I saw them. I loved the instant sweetness they gave, and the crumbly consistency reminded me of a melting moment.

Once I’ve tasted something good, I want to know exactly how to replicate it, so I can have it on demand, whenever I want. So, I have done a bit of looking and found online a recipe for alfajores that I am going to make for our Christmas day lunch.

However, I’m thinking that if I was super lazy and not feeling like investing hours into the biscuits, I’m totally down for pressing two pre-bought cookies melting moments together, with nutella/dulce de leche between.

After an eventful morning of eating and strolling around the markets, I’m ready to snuggle into bed with a cup of tea and a book. I’m loving The Diary of Anne Frank, which I’m reading for the third time…. damn I love the holidays.

Looking forward to whatever is to come.