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A Hygienic Obsession (Giveaway – Ended)

Ok so this post was absolutely, 100% scheduled to be for the Christmas period. I was going to act like Santa, launching a giant sack over my back and Ho-Ho-ing till all of you guys were giggling – you know the drill!

But, my holiday mood kicked in and I got so busy, that the very ability to blog dried up and was forgotten in the corner, while holiday celebrations took centre stage. That along with other commitments means that now, I am making this a new years style giveaway and post for you.

You know, taking the whole new year-new you approach (as if that hasn’t been done before, but regardless, it’s all good!) 🙂

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Au Revoir Does Not Mean Goodbye

I am kind of scared.

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Being brutally honest here, I am doubting my abilities to do well in such intense exams.

It is normal, it is stressful, and 99% of New South Wales goes through exactly the same pressure.

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Enhanced?

Before I begin writing this post, let me just introduce to a good friend of mine. Her name is Patricia Dean-Escoto and a couple of weeks back, she introduced you to her, her story and her tips on how to combat cancer! 🙂

Thanks to her, I was able to give you all the opportunity to try and win her wonderful cookbook, Top Ten Superfoods For Preventing Breast Cancer!

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And just like Ashley who won my last giveaway, this time it is lucky random winner, Sonali from Sugar et al to enjoy doing this!

Ashley, you have full permission to do this :)

Ashley, you have full permission to do this 🙂

That’s right, Sonali you are the lucky random winner of this wonderful cookbook! Congratulations 😀
I have sent you an email and if you reply within a week, it will be on its way – YAY YOU! 🙂

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CCU Undercover Diary: Adriano Zumbo Patisserie

CCU jumped for joy when her parents came in carrying a sweet, rectangular box, so filled to the brim with macarons that there was barely any space for air in there! She swooned, she smelled and she enjoyed, wondering when her not-so-fun studies would let up and finally allow her to visit the Patissier herself. She grasped a macaron, bit into it, the shell cracking and the soft ganache filling oozing out, and she grinned a little harder…

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All right my darlings, this is something new that I plan on introducing to you! As you well know, it is impossible to try everything at bakeries and ice cream parlours all in a quick hit, no matter how much you haunt their premises! For that reason, I have decided to do some ongoing reviews which will allow me to show you BRILLIANT EATS, but then keep adding to them as I keep visiting 🙂

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Lotsa Choc-Chip Love

Before I begin this post, I would just like to send my love and prayers to those affected in Oklahoma and anyone who has in any way, been touched by this terrible natural disaster. My thought are with you and please know that the world is behind you to support and send aid through any possible means.

Here are some links to donate and help families who have lost their loved ones, their homes and their livelihoods. 

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I think today, writing is definitely not on my agenda. After fixing up 2 essays and writing another one, can you blame me?

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Manic Mania!

Do you all have those days where you become absolutely ob-sess-ed with something. You see it everywhere you go, you think about it and then dream about it as well?

Well, last post, I told you I was reading Anna Karenina.
It’s a novel about a love story. Sounds pretty average right? NO! It is so much more than a love story…

 

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Written by Leo Tolstoy, who is one of the most brilliant writers in history, it is the tragedy of one married woman who discovers the emptiness of her life after finding immediate lust and love. Leading to an adulterous affair, she continues to try and still be part of her autocratic and judgmental Russian society, while battling her internal demons, a poisonous mixture of jealousy and depression egged on by morphine.

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Interweave this story with another tale of a philosophically minded man whose discovery of love leads to confusion and questioning, you get a novel which so intricately explores the human condition. Personally, I also found Tolstoy’s descriptions to be a criticism on society’s animalistic tendency for ‘acting as a pack’. Anna is condemned for her actions by all of her class, which truly speaks out about how narrow-minded and opinionated a group can be.

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Guest Post: Holiday Inspired Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti


Merry Christmas my friends, can you all believe the holiday season everyone dreams about is finally here for us 😀 😀 😀 😀

I hope you are all celebrating with family friends this joyous occasion of 2012, with lots of wonderful festivities, food and laughter 🙂

I wish I could be here with you all, and I promise to celebrate with you all belatedly but right now, I am with my family in India as I should be during this fabulous time 🙂

But no fear, no fear, I have some incredible guestposts lined up for you all and I hope each and every one brings a smile to your faces like they did mine – what else is Christmas and New Years about if not grinning? 😀

Happy Holidays!!!

P.S. I will not be commenting on ANY blogs for approximately 2 weeks so please do not think I have forgotten about anyone, I will be back on task straight after holidays 🙂

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The Final Guest Post: Double Chocolate Coconut Muffins

Hi everyone, I am hitting the books and trying to pass the last exams of year 11. Can you believe there will only be one more year of school left then? I am SO stoked 😀 😀
Anyway, a couple of months back, I asked for your guest posts during this period and I was lucky enough to get a huge response – thank you all so much!
I promise you will not miss me, in fact, you will groan when I come back, becase I have so many wonderful guestposts lined up for you all! I hope you discover some wonderful new bloggers who tantalise your tastebuds like they do mine! Enjoy mes amis!
Should you need to contact me, I am more than at service through my email: gobakeyourself@yahoo.com.au or just leave a message on my facebook page: Go Bake Yourself

Also a significant note, I lost over 60-70 followers through some freak wordpress issue so please, if you were one of them and you have recently visited again, resubscribe – thank you!
Now I leave you to it… 🙂

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Attempting Silence

Look, let me be honest. I do not have many flaws. In fact, hah, it was very hard for me to come up with the one I will tell you about today. After all, I am just about 100% perfect.

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Unlike the above description of yours truly, I do lots of things wrong, lots of weird things and well, am around 1% perfect – but that is what makes me human 😀 – and a question, is 1% perfect even possible???

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Breaking News: My First Guest Post Premier + 2 More Blog Awards

I have fantastic news my friends regarding absolutely wonderful things!

First up, I am very happy to have received another Liebster Blog Award but this time from the wonderful Soni of Soni’s Food For Thought. It is such a pleasure to get this award again 🙂

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To see my first award and the rules of this competition, just click here 🙂

And as for the winners for the second time around, I have chosen:

  1. The Smart Cookie Cook – You know that she knows her cookies! Such creative and delicious creations, you actually feel like drooling all over your keyboard 🙂
  2. Around The Table – She has such versatility in her cooking – sweet to savoury, over the top goodness to perfect family meals – everything!
  3. Janet From Cupcakes And Caviar – This lady has classy cooking. Baking. And you can tell by her name she likes classy foods. Awesome 😉
  4. Jane And Lorraine – This blog has the most delicious pictures ever – all cross sections of muffins and wonderful cookie combinations – a must see for sure 😀
  5. Plaid And Paisley Kitchen – Such creativity is bubbling around in this kitchen – it is absolutely a wonderful blog that is a must see!

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