Packing and Baking

What I tried to do today:

Translate some Virgil and snack on some grapes before going into a total frenzy with ‘to do’ and ‘to pack’ lists.

What I actually did today:

I snacked on some yoghurt with fresh pineapple and grated coconut while watching Pan Am.

I drove over to my dad’s house twice. The first time I went there to pick up some clothes I needed for packing,the second time I was on a secret mission to steal the peanut butter jar (you’ll see way I needed that peanut butter jar in a minute).

I went for a run in the blistering heat (well, maybe “blistering heat” is a bit exaggerated but it is 20°C over here and the sun is shining like crazy).
I adored it. My yoga teacher (who also trains runners and was a triathlete back in the days) give me the advice to do some sun greetings after my run to help the tightness in my shins and I have to say it works, they felt much better after some yoga!

I took an elaborate shower for over an hour, had lunch and went for a walk with my mum.

I decided I needed to bake some granola bars to take with me on the trip:

The photograph doesn’t do them justice, they don’t even look edible like this but I swear: these taste amazing.
Speaking of photographs, sorry for the bad quality, all photographs today were taking with my phone since my camera is already packed and sealed!

‘Pumpkin Seed and Almond Granola Bars’
makes 5 bars

  • 2 T peanut butter
  • 2 T maple syrup
  • 2 T vegetable oil
  • a couple of handfuls of almonds, halved
  • a couple of handfuls of pumpkin seeds
  • a couple of handfuls of walnuts
  • 40 gr of oats ( about 8 T)
  • optional: flax seeds, chocolate chips, dried fruit

Preheat the oven to 170°C (340 F).
Melt the peanut butter, maple syrup and vegetable oil in the microwave. Fold the nuts and oats under this mixture.
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper, sprinkle some olive oil on top. Make 5 bars out of the dough on the cookie sheet, bake for 25 minutes.

Mona’s face when she smelled the granola bars.


My mum and I snacked on the first batch and I decided we were in need of a second batch as well, but we were all out of peanut butter, hence the sneaking to my dad’s place and stealing the peanut butter jar.

And then I finally decided to tackle the packing frenzy…
First I had to find all the lists of things I had to pack I had been making the last couple of weeks.

Toilet bag and hand bag, my other luggage is still too much of a mess to show on the world wide web, and I don’t think the whole world should see my panties and pyjamas either.

Mona’s face while owner was dealing with packing frenzy
“I don’t even care where you left that pair of socks, just let me sleep!”

Well then, I guess this is goodbye, I’ll see you back next Friday !
 Arrivederci! Love, M.

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4 responses to “Packing and Baking

  1. Your handbag is very cute!

  2. Hey Maxime! I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award because I think you are awesome. You should take a look here: http://jingersnaps.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/what-the-what-now-the-kreativ-blogger-award/

    🙂 Thanks for being such an inspiration!

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