Been a while…..

….since I’ve been on here, or anywhere in Blogsville for that matter, and I don’t have any excuses.

So what’s been happening while I’ve been away? The girls finally broke up from school last week, so it’s happy days ahead. Egirl ended up doing very well at her piano lessons, she actually composed and played a piece all by herself and her piano teacher took the time to tell me how impressed she was with her efforts. So I’m guessing the little talk I had with her back then worked. Both Egirl  and Etoddler did very well at school and nursery respectively, and I am thankful to God for that.

I’ve been baking..sticky chocolate drop cakes, carrot cake and fudgy coconut brownies all within the last week, and I’m baking again on Monday. I’ve put on 3 kilos since I last weighed myself, but since a few people had commented I’d gone skinny, I don’t think that’s such a bad thing…as long as I don’t keep sampling my baking.

Facebook. I mention it from time to time in my posts, but this time I’m seriuosly unimpressed. There are some pornographic videos making the rounds, and they pop up at random on various friends’ news feeds, usually followed by a disavowal from the said friend later. First it was the image of a va-jay-jay with titles like ‘see the video that made the photographer commit suicide a few days later’ then it progressed to videos with picture of people engaged in full blown intercourse with titles like’ see what the father saw when he walked in on his daughter’. I for one would never click to watch such videos, but I’m guessing those that did click then got spammed, and all their friends got the videos in their news feeds or so. What on earth is Mark Zuckerberg doing? He doesn’t have the software to yank off pornographic images from FB? Which is why I’m giving Google+ a go in the hope that they will keep their content clean. I immediately delete all such posts once I see them, but I shudder to think of one of my children happening to catch even a glimpse of such nastiness on my laptop.

A friend of mine has started writing fiction pieces, and is putting them out there for others to read. Some of the criticism she has received has been vitriolic, and her responses have been quite measured and mature. I admire her, for not just talking about writing, but for doing it too, and I admire her restraint whilst responding.

And I’m off now, to bath my girls and put them to bed. I happened to notice the date earlier and realised that it had been a whole month since I’d posted anything. I could blame it on just discovering the brilliant series called White Collar and watching back to back episodes from the first season onwards but I won’t.

Thanks for stopping by :).


About Joxy

When I'm not cooking or thinking about cooking, then I'm writing, or thinking about writing. I love misdirection....nothing is ever what it seems!
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14 Responses to Been a while…..

  1. Madame Sting says:

    Noticed ur absence and got ur invite to google + but i had to clue what it was as i’ve never heard of it. I’ll check it out and see what’s up. I’ve never been a fan of facebook.

    • Joxy says:

      I think Google+ would give FB a run for their money, mainly because users are given total control over how they share their info. We’ll see.

  2. Welcome back
    Re: Facebook…I am one of those dinosaurs who never signed up for it. I guess I am too private.
    Your cakes sound so delish……….Unfortunately, I cannot even attempt eating them right now.
    I bake them for the kids and avoid them as I am one of those people that have to watch their food intake *sigh*

    Re: ‘White collar’ ….never seen that before. I’ll look out for it. Right now, I’m into Sky’s 4-part drama – ‘Mildred Pierce’ starrring Kate Winslet. It’s quite good.

    PS- You sound so chilled. I’m envious. My boys are playing scrabble with their dad right now (9.38pm)…….and this always descends into chaos because they’re all so competitive *sigh*

    • Joxy says:

      Thanks NIL, congrats on your award. I think you’ll Like Google+. White Collar is shown by USA Network, or you can download episodes from I think you’ll like it. Me chilled? What gave you that impression? Lol. Hmm, I think I need to teach Egirl how to play Scrabble. I’ve played it online for so long I had forgotten I have a real-life board. One more summer activity for us I guess. As for the baking, I don’t mind o, you can always send some over here. I’ll eat it on your behalf. I’m nice that way. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  3. Welcome back to blogsville! Missed you

  4. Myne Whitman says:

    I’ve missed you too, glad to read your feeling much better and getting busy. Congrats to the girls, and hope you guys have a fun summer. I’ve never heard of White Collar, what are they about?

    • Joxy says:

      Thank you Myne. White Collar is a drama series about an FBI agent and a reformed counterfeiter/ art thief/ con artist. Start from the very first episode, very interesting. I haven’t forgotten about The Apprentice, waiting for current season to end……(at least that’s my excuse) 🙂

  5. Gidan Nodza says:

    Personally I am soooo over facebook but I am trying to see how I can use it to Gidan Nodza’s advantage 😀

    Good to know your girls are doing well.

    I envy that you can get away with eating cakes…I love cakes but pay dearly for even just thinking about it *sigh*

    Just thought to share this with you: Na ba office na wasika’n barin aiki…so the count down begins 🙂 😦 🙂 :-I 🙂

    Love the new blog look by the way.

    • Joxy says:

      Yay Amina! You are taking that great big leap. You won’t regret it, and you do need the time so you can build up GN. The sky’s no limit, you go girl! FB has its uses, I think Google+ can work for you too. Thanks 🙂

  6. Ginger says:

    I can see people are really tired of facebook. I don’t know but I have had it hunky dory so far. no spams etc. And no friend spats. for me it serves exactly its purpose..a way to keep in touch. I think I might look up google+ anyway. Maybe for my blogger handle..

  7. Ginger says:

    You paint such a sweet family picture with your words. God bless you all 🙂

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