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Tuesday, 24 July 2012

A British Summer of ::: Obleas, Strawberries and Cream :::

Obleas, part of the traditional cuisine in Colombia, Venezuela and México where it is known as an oblea. Usually eaten as a dessert with two pieces filled with arequipe, dulce de leche (milk caramel) and/or sweetened condensed milk in the middle. In some places they might contain cheese, fruits, chantilly cream, among others. They are usually very popular.
We are currently working on launching our range of products, and recipes for Obleas, and this is a preview of some of the recipes we have in mind.

 I wanted to mix the ingredients that I like, and I totally love strawberries, I actually grow some myself in my garden :)  I think presentation is very important , in anything you do, and for me, to present the dessert with obleas, strawberries and cream, I wanted to do something different.

I also used raspberries, and it was lovely, the Obleas , strawberries/raspberries and cream was the perfect combination to have as a dessert :)

Miss Obleas: Dancing

Miss Obleas: Dancing:

San Juanito

Considered the national rhythm of Ecuador, the San Juanito's pre-Columbian origins boast joyful rhythms and melancholic melodies. According to musicologists it is a unique combination which denotes the feeling of the Ecuadorian indigenous native.
Today the San Juanito is played with a variety of indigenous instruments such as the rondador ( a small panpipe), the pinguillo (a type of flute), the bandolin (a type of chordophone), and the dulzaina (a intstrument similar to an oboe). These are joined by foreign instruments such as the guitar, quena (a reed flute), drums, zampoñas (a type of panpipe), etc. as well as electronic instruments, which give it a modern style.
For the indigenous native of Ecuador, dancing the San Juanito expresses a communal message of unity, feeling, identity, and relationship with Mother Earth (Pacha mama).
For the mestizo, dancing San Juanito conveys a message of joyful enthusiasm and national identity.
Today the San Juanito is a part of the repertoire of various traditional festivals and social gatherings across the country. During lively festivals, dancers showcase their best moves and dance forming circles and small trains of people.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Flash-Mob at an Arsenal Celebrity Charity Match (Hertfordshire)

Living the dream is one of the few performing arts companies in the UK run by young people for young people.
Dancers performed a flash-mob at an Arsenal celebrity charity match on the 13th May.

 The event was to raise money for Bailey Sarwa who is a 12 year old boy from Marlborough School. He was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 4 and after being in remission for almost 7 years following treatment, he has relapsed and there are no options left in this country to treat him.  His family need to raise £500,000 to take him to America where he can get treatment to save his life.

Lucien Laviscount, Ziggy Lichman, Charlie Hawkins and Ralf Little were among those showing their footie skills.

The performance started with a solo Micheal Jackson performance in the middle of the pitch, then gradually groups of dancers gathered along and started the dance routine, that everybody follow, almost 5 different groups, gathered to perform the final piece of music.

Music from Destiny's Child, Survivor, LFMAO, Christina Aguilera, etc.It was a nice entertaining afternoon and for a very good cause.

  Video of the performance: