What does #FF mean on Twitter (Week 3)
Ah ha! It is Friday and whaddaya know. I am making time for my #FF weekly update only I normally do not get around to doing it until Saturdays so I like to refer to as #SS (Seek Saturday).
On a side note, the reason I am hitting y’all up all bright and early this Friday morning is because in a few hours we take on a few more kids for the weekend. We offer weekend respite to other foster parents over the course of the summer. It gives them a break and it keeps our kids in ‘cool-kid-camp’ for short bursts of time. So starting at 1:00pm today, there will be 8 kids under the age of 10 at Chez Wise.
My blog post on Monday will detail how it all went and most importantly how we get them all to ‘eat’ the same thing – at every meal.
Alrighty then, here is my list of people you should be following on Twitter and blogs you should be looking at every week.
Numbers ONE – FOUR are the instructors from the Plate2Page Workshop I attended in Weimar, Germany. They are funny, smart, strong, sassy, creative, talented, gorgeous women. You can listen to an interview featuring all four of them right here!
They are what ‘teachers’ are made of.
Meeta K. Wolff
Wow. Look at her food lads. Every single photo is gorgeous. She spends hours working on the right light, searching for the right piece of food, finding the right plate, the perfectly iron napkin, then, once everything that is already perfect and needs nothing else, she dolls it all up with the most carefully strung together list of lovely words to send you right over the edge into food oblivion.
Now, I have met her. And I know that her kitchen can get messy, but you would never ever catch a hint of this from reading her blog. She is 100% professional in everything she does. Hat’s off to Meeta. I want to be like her when I grow up.
Ok. An incredibly talented gal from South Africa who is living in London. I would go as far as to say that when you go to London, just use her blog as a guide on where to eat. She reviews restaurants and does a damn fine job of this.
Jeanne is a writer first and also takes her own photos. She has a gorgeous flair for all things floral and pretty and always manages to put effective adjectives in the right order leaving you lingering for the next bite.
Jeanne, is also one of those gals that has lyrics in her head all day long and at any given moment you can expect her to belt out every word of the Abba Gold CD and expect chastising if you don’t join in.
I am hoping she will pop over to visit me soon, as we live so close, so we can have a fun foodie weekend together.
I love Ilva because she swears. There. I’ve said it.
Ok, I love her because she captures everything I see and if I ever get better at taking photos (I know, read the manual Móna) I want to take photos like her.
She is a gal from Sweden who lives in Tuscany. She eats what’s local and in season. She embraces nature and it’s array of colours.
Ilva likes to chat about her kids. I do too. I love that she does not sugarcoat life in any way, yet everything in her world seems so sweet.
I wish I was going to the next Plate2Page workshop in Tuscany (who wouldn’t!) because I would love to visit Ilva on her turf.
An American girl living in France and has also lived in Italy for several years.
Jamie writes for the Huffington Post and let me tell you, this girl can write. I envy her talent. I sometimes open a bottle of wine and sit down, like you would with a book, and get lost in the stories she tells. So much so that I have to ask the question ‘Jamie, is there a book forthcoming?’
I know, just from being in college, that when you have so much to say and can say it so beautifully every time, and have what most writers envy and covet — a seemingly bottomless pit of words — there has to be a bigger project on the back burner. Please, please, please, tell me there is.
And finally on to my last one for this week, bringing up the rear at number five:
See. The thing is. I love pretty things too.
You probably can’t tell this about me if you come to visit our house. But that is just because we have moved so much over the last 5 years and I have LOTS of small children around here that make a mess of everything pretty. So most of my pretty stuff is still packed away in boxes in the attic.
For now, I just look at other people’s pretty things and Kelly never fails to make me go ‘oh, that is so pretty’.
And even sometimes it is small, and poignant. A wordless post with a photo. She has a beautiful style. And if you are ever stuck for inspiration, I think her site is a great place to play.
That is all for this week folks. My snippet of six for you to preview is Stitch and Bear and I will blab a bit more about this one next week.
Those are all the WiseWords I have for today.
Oh and I forgot. Incase you want to follow me on the Twitter Machine then just click right here!
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