Open Post: what's on your mind?

I’m going to start the open post off with whats on my mind this week and I’ll get straight to it, I have technology rage. It seems like the more electronic gadgets and devices I gather, the less patience I have for them. The battery on my iPhone seems to only last half a day (okay so it might have something to do with my Draw Something addiction) and my laptop now randomly shuts down -usually at the most inopportune times, like when I’m mid sentence in an unsaved post. Grrr. I realise it’s a first world problem, but I rely on technology so much to do my job that it’s so frustrating when it doesn’t perform how I expect it to (if someone knows when the iPhone 5 is likely to be released, please let me know in the comments below).

Office life

The behind-the-scenes gallery is my favourite part of the open post. When I was on maternity leave it was my way of keeping in touch with everyone and what they were doing and wearing. You won’t see me in the gallery today, mostly because my under eye bags are bigger than my head (side note: why does eye cream come in such small containers?). I have to admit, I’m a little jealous of Mia who has spent the week down-dogging and being massaged at the glorious Gaia retreat with her Mum.

Mug cakes


Please tell me I’m not the only one who is late to the mug cake party. How did I not know about these sweet little inventions until now? For the uninitiated (like me), a mug cake is a quick tasty dessert you can whip up in under two minutes in the microwave. And the best bit is they’re for one, so you don’t even have to share it. I haven’t tried the recipe yet, but to me they look pretty failproof. Have you made a mug cake, did it work and more importantly did taste good?


Nutella Mug Cake

4 tablespoons self rising flour
4 tablespoons white granulated sugar
1 egg
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 tablespoons Nutella
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

1. Combine all ingredients in a large coffee mug. Whisk well with a fork until smooth. Microwave on high for 1 1/2 – 3 minutes (time depends on microwave wattage. Mine took 90 seconds).
2. Top with whipped cream and chocolate syrup. Enjoy!
Note: Depending on the wattage of your microwave, you may have to increase cooking time.

Makes 1 very large serving. (Note: our readers have noticed this is indeed a very large serving and suits more like 4-6 people).

Recipe via Babble.

The couples that dress together…

I love this Switcheroo project from self-taught Canadian photographer, Hana. Couples are photographed twice in the exact same spot, but with their clothes switched around. It reminds me of when my husband and I have turned up to social events wearing really similar clothing.

2-year-old covers Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’

This is so cute. I love how into it she gets -even when she doesn’t know the lyrics- it’s as if she knows what all the words mean.

What’s on your mind this week?