1919 The Great Molasses Flood. On January 15, 1919, a large 50 foot high storage tank in Boston burst and sent a tidal wave of over 2 million gallons of molasses traveling at over 30 miles per hour. Houses, buildings and parts of the elevated rail system were crushed in its path. Twenty-one people died, and over 150 were injured. It took over 6 months to clean up the mess. The damage was in the millions of dollars. – source http://www.foodreference .com

I have nothing to say on the subject of molasses, but it must have been a terrifying experience for those involved back in the day. Side View’s theme this weekend is ‘Something in the air’ and all I can contribute is the great excitement in my personal airspace about my husband offering to send me to the South African Food Bloggers’ Indaba in Cape Town on the 20th of February. I can hardly contain myself.

To add to my sense of peaceloveandjoylikearivermountainfountain, I mastered sabrage for the first time last night. Alas, nobody took a photograph, but I am frightfully chuffed with myself.

That’s all for this morning, I’m now going to gird my loins for a session of bubbly with Side View. Have a love- and light-filled Saturday peeps.


52 Comments Add yours

  1. Supa says:

    I am delighted that you are also going to the Indaba, see you there! 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’m over the moon, Supa! Where are you bunking?

  2. hehe – Mine also involves bubbly, but afterwards 😉

    well done on the sabrage! First time I saw it done was after ballooning

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’ll show you next time 🙂

  3. Lulekisizwe says:

    hope all you girls coming down have time for a quick MOB?????

  4. Lulekisizwe says:

    hope all you girls coming down have time for a quick MOB????? billi/xena

    1. theonlycin says:

      Don’t think so, Billi, Flying in night of the 19th and the Indaba is 8.30 – 5 on the 20th and then flying back to be at work Monday am.

  5. Over the moon, Cin, about your news. Enjoy to the hilt…or to the sabrage!

    1. theonlycin says:

      *grin* I sure will 🙂

  6. Tandy says:

    I think champagne is the order of the day to celebrate your good news 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      We are going to have the most memorable time 🙂

  7. MissChris says:

    I am so happy for you Cin – your bubbly personality is shining through.
    I wish that I could go but I have such a hectic schedule and have so much to do before July!! BIG things happening in my life – we need a wine or three!!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Come, Chris, I need to talk.

  8. fbi2011 says:

    This is just the most awesome news Cindy. So so thrilled for you…and for me who gets to see you again 🙂 Thanx to Old Spouse! Thanx Tandy for stepping in with accommodation! So looking forward! Love and hugs xx

  9. fbi2011 says:

    PS You learned to sabrage??? HOW???? I also need to learn it hehe! Well done! xx

    1. theonlycin says:

      It was sooooo easy!

  10. granny1947 says:

    Hey…great news.
    What is Sabrage?
    Don’t tell anyone that I don’t know!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Sabrage is taking a champers cork off with a sword 🙂

  11. I don’t know what Sabrage is, Cindy, but may you enjoy your trip and opportunity that has something to do with food and wine (right?). Blessings to you…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you, Carol, for coming into my life.

  12. Sharpening up this knife skills, Cindy?
    Enjoy that bubbly 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Watch me, Katie, I’m on the verge of greatness. *grin*

  13. Liane says:

    That indaba sounds like SUCH fun! Perhaps a little ‘reward’ after the holiday family glass bubble. What a pleasure to look forward to! Have a wonderful Saturday, as I’m sure it will be! 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks, my sweet Lee.

  14. nrhatch says:

    BFF had heard for the Molasses Flood. I had not. What a sticky wicket.

    Congrats on the sabrage! And the upcoming conference. That is so cool!


  15. nursemyra says:

    That molasses flood sounds horrifying

  16. amazing verbage! u are a word-smith

  17. bb(adair) says:

    Perhaps because your husband saw you doing sabrage the wise man decided the safest option was to send you go to the food bloggers indaba……LOL!

  18. slpmartin says:

    I’m so behind in my reading…but I knew you would understand…I had dinner guest tonight and of course prepared a couple of things I learned from you….they were impressed….and I am tied…how do you do what you do. 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      I just keep on truckin’, Charlie 🙂

  19. How exciting – first the trip then the Sabrage! FABULOUS!
    🙂 Mandy

  20. Baglady says:

    So glad you will be at FBI2011. Cant wait to meet you in person.

  21. Naomi says:

    AWESOME, Cindy…ENJOY!!! Must admit my first sabrage session was most satisfying too – thanks for teaching me the word for it 😀

  22. Tokeloshe says:

    I love the photo!

    LOL, the beads bring back memories 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Son’t they just 🙂

  23. Food blogger thing sounds fun. We had one here in November.

  24. bluebee says:

    Fantastic! Never mind a photo of sabrage skills – must have a video

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