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!