I was reading Tim Ferriss’ Blog on Friday and he has his 5-Bullet Fridays and I thought, why don’t I start a similar posing for Mondays so you can start your week with a little different thought. So, here is the first of the Diver’s 5-Point Wednesday Post…
Quote that is making me think –
“All riches have their origin in the mind.
Wealth is in ideas – not money.”
— Robert Collier
What I am Cooking?
Zaide and I have been talking a lot about the Great British Baking Show. I have been binge watching it on Netflix and love the ideas generated from the different challenges. So, this week I am planning on making some traditional cream horns. However, since I don’t want to eat them all by myself, I am going to have to bring them into the office and get some help eating them. So, come by and see what treats are in store for you on Friday.
Deal I Saw?
If you travel a lot, you know that having access to airport lounges can make your wait more pleasant. Priority Pass lets you trade the standard departure gate for “first-class treatment at the airport even if you’re not a first-class passenger (Travel & Leisure).” I have used it internationally and found it to be a nice way to pass the long wait times between flights. Right now you can save 25% off the fee for the first year. Check out the deal here.
Product I am Intrigued By?
Fourth Element’s Ocean Positive has a line of underwear called Strata. With a combination of technical fibres and environmentally sustainable recycled raw materials, our Strata underwear has the look and feel of a luxurious cotton blend, and excellent next to skin performance making it ideal for everyday use, or under your drysuit thermals. Made using recycled coffee grounds to produce a soft, light, flexible, fabric, it is also impregnated with ‘activated’ carbon, derived from coconut. It is UV-resistant, wicks water away, keeps the wearer cool and the activated carbon binds to sweat to eliminate unpleasant odours. Using fabric manufactured according to the Bluesign® standard, the Strata garments are produced using innovative, resource-conserving and environmentally friendly techniques. Starting at only $14.95 (women’s briefs), the price is lower than similar priced garments from traditional travel companies like Ex-Officio or Patagonia. Come by and see what all of the fuss is about!
What caught my attention?
- Travel: With a trip to Reveille Peak Ranch looming in the future, I noticed a new way to go camping in a luxury pod. Here is a way you might like to go camping.
- Cooking & Baking: The weekend is time for grilling. I found some good tips from Bobby Flay in the article Bobby Flay’s Top Five Grilling Tips for Better Barbecues. I also found some inspiration for weeknight grilling in – 15 Easy Weeknight Grilling Recipes
- Desserts: I am always looking for a new baking recipe here is one I found for a tasty Italian treat and the base for several other recipes – Easy Ladyfingers – Italian Tasty Dessert
- Photography: I am always looking for ways to improve my “workflow” in Lightroom. Here is a new article I found useful – Why There Are 6 Types of Lightroom Previews and How to Use Them