I just saw an impressive photo story of a guy who photographed his wife from the moment they met till the moment she died from breast cancer not that much later… She died at the age of 40… It’s moments like that, which make me realize how lucky I am to be healthy and to have lived the life I have lived sofar.
I moan (on occasion) and I whine (every now and then) but at the end of the day, I have no complaints really. Not when you put things into perspective. Cancer – and I have said this before – is just such a horrible, horrible illness. I’ve seen it up close too many times now and looking around me it seems to be the number one illness (although we keep hearing obesity is going to the top at the moment of causes of death) that people die of.



Which brings me to that one rule, that I think everyone should follow; to make the most of your life. It can be over before you know it.
We tend to get stuck in the trivial things that don’t really matter in the long run. We fight over silly things like who is doing the laundry, while we should really focus on what it is that makes us best friends and mates for over 22 years.
The good things that we’ve done, the laughter, the love, the travels. And so much more to be happy about. And just once in a while I think it makes sense to stop our busy lives and to realize how blessed we are to be healthy and alive and happy.
And let’s face it; you never know when disaster might strike, in whatever shape or form, so it’s best to enjoy live while you still can.


And in terms of enjoying the simple things in live, these pancakes certainly fit the bill. Everyone kind of knows how to make pancakes I assume but these were really good and I love the pictures so thought I’d share them anyway.
Nothing special just something to sweeten up your life!


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Just plain pancakes

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 30 mins
Servings: 8 -12


  • 200 gr flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 litre milk
  • pinch of salt
  • butter for baking
  • cinnamon or vanilla sugar if you are making sweet pancakes


  • Sieve the flour in a large bowl, add the salt and if you're using it ad the sugar and/or cinnamon. Make a dent in the middle of the flour and break the eggs in there. Mix everything with a whisk.
  • Slowly pour the milk into the mix and whisk until you have a smooth batter.
  • Leave the batter to stand for a bit before you start baking
Author: Simone van den Berg


The nutritional values above are calculated per portion. The details are based on standard nutritional tables and do not constitute a professional nutritional advice.

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