Monday, 1 October 2012

Something New Days 9 & 10: Home-made pizza and sharing tables

On Sunday I decided to do something that I haven't done on my own before - make pizza from scratch! I used to make them in my university days, but always with someone else. This time, I tried it myself. It's very easy... flour, yeast, a touch of salt, sugar, olive oil, and lukewarm water in a bowl. The fun part is mixing it all together by hand - very sticky!! Then you leave the ball of dough for an hour or so to rise. After that, roll it all out and put on any toppings and whack it in the oven. I have to say, it was really good!! I probably made too much (and the accompanying salad was a bit overkill) but it was nice.

Today something "new" happened by chance - I sat at a table in a restaurant, by myself, and some other people asked if they could share the table with me. I suppose this is quite normal in busy places with big tables and small groups, but for some reason I can't see it happening in the UK or Japan, and it hasn't happened to me here (in the Czech Republic) before, either. Ideally I would have liked to strike up a conversation, but hey!

So, any new things going on with you? Why not ask a stranger if you can sit with them? It might freak them out, but you can smile to yourself. I've started nice conversations with strangers on trains and buses in the past, too... of course, your gut instinct should be able to tell you who to avoid!


  1. I used to make my own pizzas with non-dairy cheese when I was vegan as I couldn't have any regular pizza. It's better than bought pizza because you can put all the things you love onto it!

    My new thing for today is to attend a street dance taster class with a friend! A leaflet dropped through my door a few weeks ago advertising dance taster sessions. Normally I would have just dismissed anything like that without a second though but I feel now my mind is a lot more open to opportunities.

    By the way, just updating you: I got an email today offering me a position with Interac! I will be going out to Japan with the March batch. Mega excited.


  2. Congratulations!! That's very exciting - any idea which part of Japan you'll be in? I'll try to introduce you to anyone I know there, when you know. Time to start learning some Japanese, maybe? ;) That can count as "Something New" for a lot of days! By the way, thank you for the support - your comments are very nice, and it makes me happy to know someone is out there reading this!