Since Family Kiwidutch are on holiday and on the move at the moment I employ a strategy for my keeping my blog posts going.
Most days I quickly type a summary of our day into a word document on my laptop journal-style so that I can remember details of things we have seen and done. Working off-line means that I don’t need to fret about lack of internet connection (or slow or expensive) connection points as we travel.
I download and sort photographs taken that day into new folders by topic and then whenever we stop and I can take a small rest each day I sort out a folder or two of photos for blog posts and our private family album.
(Himself and the kids are at a swimming pool as I type this, but I’ve been on a crutches for a bit longer than usual today and am now sitting on the bed taking a breather and some pain relief).
With the texts for the blog posts pretty much already done and the photos sorted, all I need then is one really good internet connection every week or ten days when I can spend and hour or so copy/pasting everything into place in bulk to the WordPress schedule for the following week or so. Since you are following our current travels albeit with a small time delay I can keep busy with our adventures and keep you all informed about our experiences.
My only problem is the I don’t have much time on-line to keep up with comments you may make and my email in-basket is bulging at a rapid rate with a backlog of mail and blog post notifications from other bloggers that I will probably have to catch up with as soon as we get home.
This is one of the reasons I have such a time delay when someone asks me a question about a post I have made. so when fellow blogger “amcoballes” of http://anncoballes.wordpress.com/about/ asked about one of the photographs in this post: http://kiwidutch.wordpress.com/2012/01/08/new-573/ it’s taken me until now to reply.
By sheer chance the menu item (called “Roti prata”) that Ann Margaret is asking about came with a small accompanying information text, which, naturally, as any typical food fanatic would, I noted, so here’s what the experts say about Roti prata:
Roti prata is a fried -floured based pancake that is cooked over a flat grill.
Commonly served plain with dhal, curry or being eaten with a sprinkle of sugar, as this brings out it’s natural taste.
Roti Prata evolved from the origonal pancake recipes from Pakistan and India and is a favourite in Singapore. Roti means “bread” and prata means “flat” but it atually close to a pancake with a lightly flavoured and subtle sweet dough.
It’s certainly not “roti” as we Dutch know it from our Suriname take-a-way food restaurants, it really is more like pancake, especially in texture, but that said it’s also got a quality all of it’s own. I can see why it’s become a favourite of Singaporeans, indeed if I had the recipe it might become a favourite of mine too.