Posted in CBW, Photo challenge

CB&W: Liquid Drinks

When you’re in Ireland, you drink lager (V-man) and Guinness (me),


black tea with (soy) milk,


and herbal tea!



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Posted in Photo challenge

Travel theme: Tempting

Nothing more tempting than an ice cold Margarita on a hot summer’s day.

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Posted in Humour

Why Teachers Drink

This is why:

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Posted in Humour, Inspiration, Quote

Sounds good to me

At the moment, I feel the need to be wild. Perhaps I should do some grocery shopping… 😉

Posted in Personal

The Black Gold

Today’s prompt by WordPress is: Chocolate or vanilla?

Easy choice right?


Dark chocolate, pure rich velvet taste. It melts on your tongue, the taste lingers in your mouth. Involuntary your eyes close and you moan softly, if only for a second. Dark chocolate, a must after dinner. Forget about dessert, just give me a small piece of dark chocolate and I’m content.

Not the milky stuff, that’s just a fleeting taste. And white chocolate isn’t even chocolate! Far too sweet. These counterfeits are not for me.

In Honduras they have been using chocolate since 1400 BC. Until the 16th century, no European had ever heard of the popular drink from the Central and South American peoples. It was not until the Spanish conquest of the Aztecs that chocolate could be imported to Europe. I’m all against conquests, but in bringing the chocolate to Europe, the Spanish have my blessing.

Dark chocolate, with its high cocoa content, is a rich source of epicatechin and gallic acid, which are thought to possess cardioprotective properties. Dark chocolate has also been said to reduce the possibility of a heart attack when consumed regularly in small amounts. It has been promoted for its health benefits, as it seems to possess substantial amount of antioxidants that reduce the formation of free radicals. Cocoa solids contain alkaloids such as theobromine and phenethylamine, which have physiological effects on the body. It has been linked to serotonin levels in the brain. Some research found that chocolate, eaten in moderation, can lower blood pressure.

I mean: great taste, healthy effects. What’s stopping us? 😉

This morning I found a delightful quiz on

Are You Chocolate or Vanilla?

And guess what: I’m VANILLA haha. Must be the tea soaking off the chocolate brown.

Vanilla… *shakes her head, mumbling ‘silly quiz’*
Not vanilla, CHOCOLATE!

What would be your choice?

Source: wikipedia
Posted in Health

Are You A Coffee Or A Tea Person?

It is early morning. Too early. Darkness still stalks the house and your eyelids are unwilling to cooperate. You stumble down the stairs, turn on a tiny light and walks towards the kitchen. Which action will you take next? Turn on the coffee machine or put the kettle on for tea?

My choice would be (herbal) tea. Green tea with a touch of lemon in the morning, liquorice tea in the afternoon and mint tea at night. With all possible melanges in between, except black tea with an artificial fruit flavor.

I have hypoglycemia and coffee makes me feel sick. Decaf cappuccino is quite OK though, with lots of milk and cream… but then again, that is no real coffee right? 😉 But I prefer sipping clear golden liquid, steaming in a glass.

If you want to know more about tea, I advise you to visit Art of Tea, a wonderful website dedicated to tea. I could tell you about it myself, but these nice people have already done it for us.

Now please tell me. Are you a coffee person or a tea person? Do you need the caffeine to wake up or stay awake? Or both? And if you’re a coffee person, do you ever drink tea? If you are a tea person, which tea do you prefer? Is there a difference between coffee and tea lovers? 🙂