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  1. Lisa

    giggle – I am glad to hear that I am not the only one who would most probably giggle my way through Twilight 😉

  2. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Good for you for getting “away.”

    I always get an airport “treat” coffee too. 🙂

  3. Leah

    I have chuckled my way through all the twilight movies!!! I know, I know why watch them?? Spose i’m a very curious gal, wanted to know what all the hype is about. You know what I STILL don’t get it!

  4. Robyn (GirlonRaw)

    Oh please can I order some of your salad! That looks delicious. Was it? Sorry I’ve been AWOL from here darling, I promise to catch up on your blog posts. Miss you xxx

  5. Emma

    I think it’s a magical mystery that I have already sorted out the meager few presents I’m purchasing this year. Now, I only await their arrival.

    Crazy angelic Wholeflakes. I’d fall for them too. I just had nutritional yeast for the first time over the Thanksgiving holiday! My boyfriend’s family is comprised of a few food-eccentric vegetarians, and they introduced me to its magic. I’m proud to say that I remain a skeptic.

    If I only had nutritional yeast to put on my mayo/pb sammy…

  6. CheezyK

    Oh, that is a supreme latte foam fail! (The amount of froth, not your photo of it btw).

    ** I think I may have to go to Japan simply to stock up on cute socks **

    I started to write a response to your Twilight question but it was turning into a post of its own and, really, it doesn’t deserve that amount of time. Short version is that the books are good for what they are, a light easy read (which is sometimes all I can deal with on the train to and from work) and shouldn’t be treated with any level of seriousness at all AND, like many other books, they should never have been made into movies (although in this case due to lack of substance rather than too much).

  7. Lizzi

    1. MADELINE.
    2. Need deetz of the shoes. You know this is important to me.
    3. While I agree that a near-empty session of Twilight restores some faith in humanity, the fact that you were in attendance does NOT restore my faith in YOU.
    4. But i love you anywayayayayaysysssss.
    5. I bought that cereal too! Am yet to eat it. Let me know if it’s life-changing so I can dive headfirst into it immediately.
    6. Bye.

  8. SeattleDee

    Could I be the only female in North America who has purposely NOT sat through a Twilight screening? Having heard so many cries of “You have to see this…”, I grew cranky and decided “No I don’t!” Now you tell me I missed a riotous giggle.

  9. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Nope. No Twilight for me. I scoffed at all the Harry Potter nerds until I actually started reading the series though and now I’m most certainly one of them. Pretty sure I wouldn’t have the same type of conversion for Twilight though. While I understand that sometimes a little substance-less filth can be a fun indulgence and nothing to overanalyze, I just don’t get into that particular type of substance-less filth. I will eat an entire tub of ice cream while gawking over nature documentaries though.

    Favorite thing about this post: TOFU SOCKS.

  10. Errign

    I watch Twilight movies merely to make fun of them. The book had an okay story (and terrible, horrible, no good, very bad writing) and the main actress of the movies only has one facial expression.

    I want tofu socks!

  11. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    I read Twilight at a time when I needed some escapism. I was ready to read just about anything and I have to admit I almost enjoyed the story but the writing is horrific. The movies, however, are hilarious. I am not brave enough to watch them in the cinema though. Other than the cost, I’m afraid that my laughter would invoke the rage of some twi-hard and I would be assaulted by a 16 year old in too much eyeliner.

    I too am reintroducing my body to vegetables. What is it about this time of year that makes for such a level of sugar consumption – oh that is right Christmas. And don’t talk to me about presents – I’m trying but the tricky to buy for people haven’t written their santa lists yet.

  12. Vien @ We Dare Food

    I almost bought those cereal! Are they any good??
    I used to like Twilight when I first read the book! Then the movie came out and the plot got weirder (sorry Twilight fans!) so, I stopped reading it! HAHA Jacob is always ripping his shirt off!

  13. Richa@HobbyandMore

    love those socks.. and not so much the twilight series.. the first one was like a light weight teeny romance.. and then all hell broke loose.. i want to see how they interpret the stupid jacob imprinting on the baby thing.. that is just going to be super weird..

  14. Lou

    oh my goodness… Twilight makes me so ANGRY…. it’s like the bold and the beautiful but with vampires.

  15. theresa

    Cheer up, tofu socks! There are bright green macarons to be had!

    (Watched the first twilight on a plane, and very reluctant to ever put myself through that again. But if it was done in an ironic way…)

  16. Julia @ Boredom Abounds

    Another Post Secret fan! Love that website.

  17. Fatbooo

    Cuuuute socks. hehe. 🙂

  18. Johanna GGG

    Well I don’t think about twighlight as a general rule – I prefer to fill my head with thoughts of tofu socks (how fantastic are they!), yummy salads, and the joy of going to the cinema which I miss so much. Sadly I was trying to think about the films I had seen at the cinema this year and could only remember one – that can’t be right!

  19. Catherine

    I think I’m more interested in the pistacchio macaroons and the soya decaff than Twilight. Perhaps the broccoli/cavolo lunch but it’s a bit early. Your peanut butter chocolate brownies are becoming a legend in Veneto!

  20. Margaret

    You gorgeous huggable creature you!!! The socks are absolutely amazing!
    Some exercise will do you good – you use that creative mind of yours all day and it is probably too hard to switch off at night. Exhausting your body a bit during the day should help.

    Anxiety is a bit of a modern day epidemic! Problems and troubles always seem so much worse while tossing and turning at night. I always dramatise my problems while fretting about not sleeping.
    Thankfully that doesn’t happen too often – but definitely more frequently than I’d like! My real problem is unrefreshing sleep.

    I’ve never read the books or seen the Twilight movies. I don’t think they’d appeal to me – I’m not into romance novels or fantasy. The series is for teenagers anyway isn’t it?

    Visiting your blog is such a happy place for me. 🙂

  21. Libby

    YAY for fresh raspberries! One of my favourite things (well, one of 10 billion things) about summer is … BERRY SEASON!

    That cauliflower and broccoli salad looks yumm-o! I actually saw a recipe for a broccoli salad that looked very similar to the salad you made – I should give it a go sometime cos it sounds delish and very simple to make.

    As for Twilight… don’t get me started. UGHHHHHHHH.

  22. Kath Lockett

    “Suck a story” – such Freudian brilliance!

    Erm, Twilight. Twelve year old read all the books and has seen all the movies up until last year. Now that BD part one is out, she recently said that she didn’t want to see it. “I’ve outgrown all that, Mum.”


    Being home on an IV drip and away from school for six weeks, her tastes are now in the Downton Abbey, Hairy Bikers best of British, Antiques Roadshow categories and I’m mightily relieved.

  23. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I’m so glad your hectic, stress-filled week got that early break 😀 I’m also glad you got new running shoes (yay!), I love the sound of all your work foods, I love your socks, I love the salad, and I am extremely grateful that you warned me not to get sucked into that cereal brand twice. Because I can assure you that if I had seen these flakes in the supermarket, unwarned, I would have bought them. Even though the first ones were disappointment in a box.

    On Twilight? I haven’t read the books or seen the movies 😛

  24. penny aka jeroxie

    love the tofu socks…. and i aint sharing mine… runs!

  25. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Now my life is just not complete without a pair of crying tofu socks! Please stock these in the Spay Lady store along with exotic chocolates -thank you 🙂

  26. Tammy

    Gosh, I have never seen a Twilight movie or had a pistachio macaroon. What am I missing?

  27. Shannon

    I haven’t seen Breaking Dawn yet but I am 3/4 of the way through the final book. I, too, find them ridiculous and therefore funny but slightly entertaining nonetheless (at least for one watch). I’ll be going to see it next week, I think. Saw The Muppets last night and I recommend! Such a feel good movie.

  28. Caitlin @ Vegetarian in the City

    gotta love those socks!!

  29. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    And I think that broc-cauli bowl looks delicious, personally.


  30. hungryandfrozen

    Twilight: the only thing that makes me want to see it is the thought that I might have such a helpless-laughter-type experience as your friend and yourself had.

    I hate my mind too, sometimes, like is it with me or against me? But alas I suspect that in a fight with my mind, my mind would win. For all the obvious reasons (it’s the bit of me that’s able to actually think!) and the less obvious (it’s so sneaky!) And yes, Christmas presents are stressful, I haven’t even thought about it properly yet but it’s teasing me somewhere in my mind – just behind my right ear – that I’m leaving it far, far too late.

    CRYING TOFU SOCKS! What is this I can’t even. I promise you it is my life’s mission now to scour all sock shops till I find them. Maybe someone will make a documentary about my quest!

  31. Ricki

    Never seen a Twilight movie, but it does sound funny. 😉 And I am still marveling at your tofu socks. Wowza.

  32. Louise

    Completely uninterested in Twilight. Sadly one day I will have to read the first one as it’s included in the 1001 kids books I’m reading. But can honestly wait for that day. Plus I blame the whole vampire genre on Twilight. Much more interested in pistachio macarons. The airport coffee looked gross IMHO, but glad you enjoyed it. And you’re braver than I realised, eating that salad.

  33. Ashley

    Have never read or watched anything Twilight related, and I think I’ll keep it that way for now. 😀

    Pistachio macarons are usually one of my fav macaron flavours too! 🙂

  34. Andrew

    Anything less than a babycino isn’t enough froth in my books. 🙂 I love ordering the hot chocolates from the cafe at work just because they tend to come with more than an inch of froth, topped with powdered chocolate. I don’t even care about the drink underneath after that, I’m happy.

    Cute socks, but the little tofu creature looks so sad!! 🙁 Perhaps because it’s yummy food, that would be getting gobbled up if it wasn’t lining your shoes instead. I’d be sad too little tofu dude. Hannah you monster! 😛

    Good luck with the exercise! 🙂 You won’t regret how it makes you feel. It’s always helped me relax that little bit better and feel that little bit happier. I’m still missing it, so have a run for me. 🙂

    Nice work with jigging the end of work to go to the movies, you rebel! 😉 I’m glad that you got to go; sounded like you needed the laugh. So the important question- did the movie reach that elusive achievement of being so, so bad, that it’s just so, so good?

    Did you read the news reports that apparently the birthing scene has given some viewers seizures due to flashes of bright light? Or possibly for being terrible; the evidence isn’t conclusive. One man passed out and didn’t wake up until he was in hospital! That’s one way to get out of sitting through the rest of the film I guess.

    I haven’t seen or read any Twilight, but I’m tempted to just for the sake of being able to comment and joke from a more informed position. 😉 At the moment… its popularity just completely baffles me.

  35. Three-Cookies

    Whats wrong with those flakes?

  36. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Cinnamon Spelt Flakes, hey? sneaky. Hope the exercise is going well and you’re feeling the benefits and sleeping better!
    Ok, re Twilight, I feel I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought as my expectations were SO low after the last 2. I went bright red out of embarrassment & couldn’t stop laughing at that wolf part. It just wouldn’t stop, either. Torture. But yes, I actually looked back and enjoyed it. Horrible, hilarious movie. But I enjoyed it. I am so aware of how that makes me look, and yes I’m embarrassed haha.
    Heidi xo

  37. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I love that Christmas tree, especially since it goes down to the ground. I also love the crying tofu socks.

    About Twilight … well, I think the love story is a perfect case of emional co-dependence. What I actually liked the story is the close-by existence of the normal human world with the unnoticed world of mythology (the Indian myths) and the other-wordly (the vampire world). I haven’t watched the latest movie, but the precious ones (especially the first and second) I think were very nice with regard to aesthetics – for example when the vampires chase Victoria through the forest and her hair looks like a flame. I really liked that. Otherwise, the books and the movies are a hotbed for immature teenage phantasies. (Sorry. 😉 )

  38. Jo

    Welcome to the exercise club Hannah, now i won’t hate you as much for eating so much chocolate and yet staying so slim =) LOVE the tofu socks!!!

  39. Hannah

    Tofu socks!! I now know what I want for Chanukah.

  40. Agnes

    I don’t think Twilight are the worst books ever written. I mean, I wouldn’t say they were *good* but they certainly aren’t the most awful writing I’ve ever read.

    My review – Twilight: not that good, but not that bad either. Hah.

    And re the movies – who cares what else is happening when Jacob has his shirt off most of the time? Phwoar. Hahahaha. 😉

  41. Agnes

    Hey, he’s 18! (Isn’t he?) Anyway, it’s not illegal for me to appreciate him aesthetically :p

    Hmmm have read a lot of books – have mostly pushed all the bad writing out of my mind. The only one I can think of is that Dan Brown novel that was huge several years ago (I can’t even remember the title now… it was made into a movie with Tom Hanks…) I thought that was truly shit.