Custard creams are a biscuit of nostalgia, they remind me of when I was a little girl and would ask the grown ups around me if they would mind me dunking mine in their hot tea. Today with my eldest daughter, Honey, I made the most darling heart shaped custard cream biscuits. We were totally inspired by Nigella Lawson's recipe but we put our own vegan twist on it. Who knew custard powder is actually vegan?!
I'm sure you must have heard the expression "the world doesn't revolve around you", well actually it does! Each way you look, your eyes are at the centre of that perspective. Everything you see, feel, hear, smell is processed in your brain. You are at the centre of everything, only your perspective matters to you.
It seems like a lot of people live in fear due to the continuous bombardment of terror from various media sources. I don't just mean in the news but also in films, television programmes, music and so on. You may not even realise how much that anxiety has crept up on you, it gradually builds an underlying tension and, in some, depression.
A few years ago I had enough, I used to get upset about horrific stories I heard in the news, I used to worry about what the governments around the world were up to, I used to worry about whether or not humans really were destroying the planet or if it was just a con to make us pay more taxes, I used to worry about whether it was best for me to vaccinate my children or not. You get the general idea. I used to worry...a lot!
Then I decided enough was enough. I didn't want to be like everyone else following the same pattern of behaviour. I didn't want to be told I had to believe in certain ideas just so I could be normal and fit in. Who wants to be normal anyway? So overrated! I wanted to go back to basics. I wanted to only believe in those things that I truly saw as fact, things that I could use my own eyes, ears, smell and touch to perceive.