I went to the beach yesterday to clear my head out of the frustration I've had lately and I saw....

Children, playing with the sand and water.
Broken shells.
Balinese people flocking the sea after full moon ceremony.
Man and woman holding hands.
Man and man kissing each other.
Empty bottles.
Leftover offerings that the sea spat back to the shore.
Blue sky turning red.
People jogging.
Men fishing.
Colourful clubs.
Noisy clubs.
Empty Coke cans.
Red sky turning black.
Men playing beach football.
Unrested waves.
Couple taking photos together with the sunset background. (enjoy it when it lasts, one cannot be in love forever)
Dog playing in the water.
Dog lazying around at the sandbed.

I felt better. Temporarily. I need to do the walk again today. Or someone to talk to. Or both.
- One of the hardest things a man can do is to man up. -

My heart goes out for all girls who are being cheated on by their man who wouldn't even dare to show up to admit it, leave alone explaining it.
Here is my newest easy dish for dessert. Grape Gelatin. It is one of the attempts I make to get my man to eat more fruits (he doesn't like eating fruits just like that). The only skill you need to have is boiling water skill - which is hardly any skill at all. :) The nice thing about this dish is that you can prepare it well long before the serving time to get it solid. So you don't need to frantically juggle between your main dish and this dessert.


  • A packet of unflavoured and uncoloured gelatin powder
  • Green grapes
  • Purple grapes
  • 125 gr of sugar (feel free to add more if you like sweet)
  • A few drops of booze (I used fruity German booze I got from Sheila)
  1. Boil 4 glasses of water (or read what the gelatin packet tells you)
  2. Add your gelatin powder and stir continuously to keep it from catching.
  3. When boiled, add the sugar and the booze.
  4. Keep stirring until all is well dissolved.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and start working on your grapes.
  6. Wash and dry them clean and arrange them in icecream bowls or wine glasses.
  7. Pour the gelatin water into the glasses.
  8. Store in the refrigerator until they are hardened.
Voila. Your 5-minute dish is ready.

Tips: grapes can be replaced with other bright-coloured fruits like kiwis, strawberries or pineapple, or a mixture of everything.

I did want to stop the hairdo right here.

Ingrid, looking sweet.



At the ceremony

After all the makeup got worn off.