For a few months now I've taken part in a photo challenge, 365project. I have three albums there where I post daily, one which is called the main album, one I have called "On a whim" and one where I try to follow the weekly theme on 365project.
This week the theme is moviescenes, a hard one for me who almost never watches movies. But while storing away the Christmas decorations the other day I came over a box Mozart chocolates, and got an idea.
Moviethemes: Chocolate. Elvira Madigan (the music sheet). Amadeus. The Pianist
Creative, isn't it :-)
But now I have no idead for the rest of the theme week. May be you can help me?
Did you watch the new Year's Concert from Vienna yesterday?
I don't watch television, but I have a sacred exception - the New Year's Concert. Here in Norway it is sent in two different programs, part 2 comes first, around noon, and then the first part of the concert comes in the late afternoon. I saw both parts, part 2 at home in a deep armchair with my knitting, with coffee and a piece of left over cake from the night before, part 1 at my parent's house, after our traditional halibut fish dinner.
If you watched the concert yesterday you saw the making of a chocolate cake at Demel's. Did you? Mouth watering, wasn't it???????
I visited Vienna in June 2009. There I met Merisi, the fabulous artist behind Merisi's Vienna for Beginners. She is the best guide you can get, especially when you love coffee. She took me to more coffee houses in a day than I usually visit in a month, and twice we visited Demel, this famous coffee house in the heart of Vienna.
Demel is built with glass walls between the cafe and the kitchen where the chocolate and marzipan art is made
.....and best of all, you are allowed to take photos.....
....as many as you want....
Breakfast at Demel was a dream as well. Not as sweet as the Demel chocolate though.....
Here is a link to Merisi's Vienna for Beginners. If you can't go there for real, her blog is the perfect place for you. If you can go there for real, her blog is still the best place to visit in blogland!
All photos are from my visit to Vienna in June 2009. The last photo shows Merisi's hand shooting one of her tempting Demel photos.
It all started out so well. I smiled when I passed the chocolat section during my grocery store visits, I looked at people eating chocolat, still smiling and feeling very content with myself....Ha, I could do this.......
Then I started to cheat myself. Of course I could eat chocolat on Sundays, after all Sundays are not days for fasting, and you all helped me along.... of course it would not be polite to say no to the benedicts offered by my colleague........my smile became thinner and thinner. I said no to some extra sweet bites when we celebrated my father and I felt good.....yes, I was on the tight rope again.....I can do this!
......untill yesterday. I will be on the road today with two colleagues and I promised to bring a lunch basket for our long drive. On my way home from work I stopped to buy some fresh yeast for baking pastries......and next to the yeast was some dark, dark chocolate.......Mmmmmm, the smell was so tempting, I had to stop, I had to put some in my basket......and the rest is, well, you understand where this is leading, don't you.
Coming home, the smell of dark, rich chocolate filled the house, and soon bites of the chocolate filled every single of the 36 pastries I made...........and it filled our hearts and minds when we ate two well, at least two pastries each for coffee in the late afternoon.
And me? I am happy about life. It is the third week of Lent, my yellow week, I do my best to walk the path God has laid in front of me, in prayers, in silence, in laughter and.......in enjoying my daily bite of chocolat!
All texts and photos by Britt-Arnhild Wigum Lindland
I am living in a red house surrounded by a blue garden near Trondheim, Norway. I love everydays and post about my steps through life. Britt-Arnhild's House in the Woods is open to everybody. Welcome over!