"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."

Friday, 31 May 2013

British Paul A Young Fine Chocolates wins top prize with their truffles made with Ecuadorian chocolate!

Paul A Young Fine Chocolates (United Kingdom) – Wins GOLD at the International Chocolate Awards 2013.  with their "Ecuadorian Chocolate with fragrant Passion Fruit Curd.

Pacari is the brand for the Ecuadorian chocolate.. which I had the pleasure to try at last year's Chocolate festival in London. and must admit they taste delicious, apart from tasting the chocolate we had a talk with the staff who talked to us about how they produce their organic chocolates.

Trying Pacari chocolates last year at The Chocolate Festival
So when I found out that Paul A young won the award using Pacari Chocolate, I couldn't be happier for them, as Latin America is being represented very well.

So congratulations to them !! Looking very much forward to see them again at the London chocolate festival.

more info and list of winners :


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

No excuses now.... Get Fit For Free !! ;)

Assuming that summer is around the corner... why not get into shape for FREE at the weekly 1-hour bootcamp 'Get Fit For Free'.
Join instructors from thirtysevendegrees every Wednesday morning at 7.30am at The Scoop at More London.
Just turn up 10 mins before to register then get physical!
Every Wed until 31st July
07:30am - 08:30am

The Scoop at More London, The Queen's Walk SE1 2AA

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Event: Sunday 26th May: Bolivian Mothers' Day @ Wimbledon (London)

Friends of Bolivia is a UK based charity dedicated to improving the living conditions of impoverished people in Bolivia.  Join Friends of Bolivia to celebrate Bolivian Mothers’ Day with some delicious salteñas and typical Bolivian games.  Don't miss out a great opportunity to get together and all for a good cause too!

As well as enjoying them on the day, you can also order salteñas to take away with you. Simply put a cheque in the post made out to Friends of Bolivia to 41 Caldbeck Avenue, Worcester Park, Surrey, KT4 8BQ stating the number of salteñas you would like to order, your name and an email address (so that we can confirm your order).
Salteñas cost £2.50 each.  

Sunday 26th May 13:00 – 17:00
St. Mark’s Church Hall,
Compton Road,
London SW19 7ND

more info :

Miss Obleas: Events: Up coming events and performances.

Thursday, 16 May 2013

FREE next weekend :Lets get our bikinis ready, beach wear ready ... we have a new beach volleyball court in St. Albans ;)

Verulamium Park in St Albans, is one of 6 successful venues to gain a new beach volleyball court after the Olympics, made with sand taken directly from Horse Guards Parade and the training courts in St James' Park.
The courts are in the final stages of installation, but due to the time of year and current weather conditions the courts will not be operational until early spring.
An official launch event will take place to mark the opening of the courts on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May 2013. A weekend of free taster sessions, free tournaments and free coaching with local club coaches will be offered. Once the courts are officially open, an extensive programme will be put in place to ensure maximum use.

For more info visit :

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

FILM SCREENING TONIGHT: 'Yawar Mallku'/'Blood of the Condor'‏ @ Barbican Centre, London 18:30

'Yawar Mallku', which caused great controversy when it was first released in 1969,
is a fictional response to contemporary rumors about the forced sterilization of 
indigenous women in highland Bolivia. 
It touches on themes of international development, indigenous sovereignty,
medical technology and reproductive rights. 
It was one of the first feature length films with extended dialogue in Quechua
(subtitles are provided!)and is widely regarded as a classic of South American 
film making.

There will be a screening this evening of the classic Jorge Sanjinés film 
'Yawar Mallku' or 'Blood of the Condor', at the Barbican Centre in London at 18.30. 

 Tickets are available from the Barbican Centre:

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Free: This Bank Holiday weekend @ Southbank Centre : " Streets Of Spain "

"Celebrated Spanish wine brand, Campo Viejo, is bringing the atmosphere, colours and tastes of Spain to the streets of London with its Streets of Spain festival - a four-day celebration of modern Spanish wine, food, culture and art."

There'll be martket stalls, cooking masterclasses live art demonstrations, of course tapas !!

Festival Village underneath Queen Elizabeth Hall
Friday 10.30am - 10.30pm
Saturday 10.30am - 10.30pm
Sunday 10.30am - 10.30pm
Monday 10.30am - 10.30pm
3 May 2013, 11:00am - 6 May 2013, 18:00pm

find more information on the website  : http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whatson/streets-of-spain-1000408

Cocktail Recipe : Pisco Sour .... take me to Peru ...

Pisco Sour is Peru's national cocktail, created in Lima in the early 1900s, I loved the cocktail the first time I tried it in London. Therefore I had to learn how to make it myself, I already done a Passion Fruit Pisco Sour, to experiment and start with.... and now I followed the recipe of Martin Morales from Ceviche (a peruvian restaurant in London) who on a video teaches how to make the Perfect Pisco Sour, and yes it has been proven !!

I followed his recipe, and I must say its a cocktail that I will be making quite a lot this summer !! But I will go to the restaurant to try the original...  I cant believe I haven't been to Ceviche yet ! soon I will ;)

Pisco Sour : Ingredients :

50ml Pisco
30ml Fresh Lime juice
20ml Sugar Syrup
1 egg white
3-4 ice cubes
Drops of Amargo Bitters (Angostura Bitters)

Basically put everything in the cocktail shaker , add the ice cubes at the end, and then shake it vigorously for about 30 seconds, then strain it into a pisco glass... or wine glass as I used ;) then the final touch a couple of drops of amargo bitters

recipe from Martin Morales ( Ceviche London )