According to Harold Camping, aUSpreacher who says the world is going to end on May 21, at 7pm to be precise… is that Asian/Aussie time? or African time? or American time? as I’d like to do some final shopping on Saturday morning if possible!! – Jan van Dyk.
So, if all I have to look forward to is the end* of the world, it seems better to look backwards …
On this day in 1799 French author Honore de Balzac was born. Balzac would lock himself away during creative bursts, drinking coffee and eating only fruit and eggs.When he finally took a break, he was known to consume huge quantities of food.One report recalls that at the Véry restaurant he ate “a hundred Ostend oysters, twelve cutlets of salt-meadow mutton, a duck with turnips, two partridges and a Normandy sole,” not to mention the desserts, fruit and liqueurs he also consumed. – source
Far too rich for my tastes, I think I’ll settle for a couple of simple sardines and a nice chunk of crusty bread.
Have a super weekend and – if all hell breaks loose – I’ll see you all for a party in heaven tomorrow night. Look out for me, I’ll be the one in the red suede shoes.
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  1. only time will tell if harold is a prophet or a delusionist

    maybe we should finish up all the merlot and pink champers (just in case)

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hubby coming home tonight, Bunn away … Merlot already breathing 😉

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  3. Madmom says:

    That would be 7pm Asian/Aussie time. Gives us 7 extra hours of drinking. 🙂

    1. Chantelle (JustMe) says:

      Oh YAY!!!!

    2. theonlycin says:

      Best we get started pronto, I have a heck of a lot of bottles to open …

  4. Chantelle (JustMe) says:

    :O Thought you would be the one at the Merlot bar!

  5. earlybird says:

    I love fresh sardines!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’ll remember that 🙂

  6. deepercolors says:

    Don’t care for sardines but the crusty bread sounds good. :-]

    1. theonlycin says:

      With farm butter 🙂

  7. kamicuzee says:

    Make sure you put on your red suede shoes at 18h55 or are you going to have them on the whole day tomorrow?
    I have to think of one thing I’ve always wanted to do. Just one brave thing.

    1. theonlycin says:

      No, they’re to high to wear all day, I’ll do as you say and put them on at 18h55 … 😉

  8. bluebee says:

    Great post, Cin and love that title 🙂 If that’s the case then all I can say for tonight is chocolate – lots of it, and triple-cream Brie – With the time zones, I’ll get there before you so will open the red wine to breathe 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks bluebee, you’d better open lots of bottles, my friends drink like fish …

  9. Tilly Bud says:

    Not so keen on sardines, but I’ll be looking for those shoes 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’ll bring Maltesers …

  10. leigh says:

    Those sardines look so good!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thought you’d like the lemons 🙂

  11. Grilled sardines and crusty brown bread are fine with me too ! With maybe some Gewürztraminer ?;)

    1. theonlycin says:

      Brilliant match 🙂

  12. Tandy says:

    Have a wonderful weekend – and I LOVE sardines 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      Maybe we’ll have some when you’re here in August, if Saturday’s business doesn’t happen 😉

      1. Tandy says:

        I seem to have miss read the title – and when I tracked back this morning had a good chuckle! glad we are all here 😉

  13. BB says:

    Ah grilled Sardines! Culinary proof that less is more.
    Although I’ve always yearned for them – I never thought I had good enough reason to own a pair of red stilettos… 😕 I will definintely go out and purchase a pair tomorrow!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yes, put them on your credit card 😉

  14. Oh bummer about the end of the world tomorrow, thankfully we are having people over for dinner tonight so at least all the food won’t go to waste.
    🙂 Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      Best use it all up and have a feast 😉

  15. jantalisman says:

    ‘they’ say it is 7pm US West Coast time… that gives me time to catch happy hour at the club and a few extra shots for the flight!!

    ur a sinner in the full sense of the word Cinz!!! how dare you tempt me like that with visions of sardines and bread…. AND red suede shoes!!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Boogie woogie tomorrow night, I wonder if we’ll all be naked???

  16. Liane says:

    This kind of remind me of people on death row – the way we see it portrayed in the movies – where they ask them what they would like for their final meal. How do you answer that? Whatever you get is not going to be prepared the way you like it anyway, right? It is not as if they let you prepare it the way you like it. If only 😉 In this case, however, you’re lucky; you get to be the chef 😀

    1. theonlycin says:

      I think they let you order from restaurants? I would order Franco’s spaghetti puttanesca 🙂

  17. Bring the sardines along please 😉

  18. I wouldn’t mind at all if it was tomorrow. Should I cancel Pilates class tonight and tomorrow? I am sure that we would have firm butts in heaven. But will there be chocolate? Tonight no dinner just chocolate, wine and cancel pilates.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Never mind firm butts … there are no mirrors either 🙂

  19. MissChris says:

    I will wear my red boots and will be waiting there for you – the little boy with me – that would be Beloved! See ja on the flip side – and if not – well then we best all have a good old party in any event!!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I reckon champers for breakfast is in order?

  20. slpmartin says:

    I shall bring my camera in order to record this historic moment for the next inhabitants of earth.;-)

    1. theonlycin says:

      Hope there will be battery-chargers for our cameras 😀

  21. mairedubhtx says:

    See you all tomorrow. I haven’t decided what to wear yet. I think I heard that the end will occur by time zones, so I’ll know it’s coming and decide what to wear then.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I wore my pyjamas 😀

  22. gospelwriter says:

    Oh, is the world ending yet again? {scratches head} How did I miss that?? 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Apparently you didn’t miss anything 😉

  23. suzicate says:

    And I’ll be wearing my ruby red Keens!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Is it still yesterday where you are?

  24. Writing does that to me too. I’ve just been downstairs and eaten three Marks and spencer oat, yoghurt and cranberry bites. Good old Balzac.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I had to go and search for pictures to find out if he was a fatty 🙂

  25. I was going to say I’d be blogging on the eve of May 21, but we never know what we’ll be doing. I won’t be expecting the end of the world. This I can say confidently.

    As for the sardines and crusty bread, yummy! Another treat I learned to enjoy as a child while visiting my grandparents. Blessings to you, Cindy…

    1. theonlycin says:

      And to you, thanks, Carol 🙂 xxx

  26. nursemyra says:

    I could eat 100 oysters over the course of a weekend, not at one sitting

    1. theonlycin says:

      I once ate 34 in an afternoon, I did 🙂

  27. Tammy McLeod says:

    I am with the nurse in my love of oysters but I do love a good sardine and hate to say good-bye!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I don’t like goodbyes either, Tammy 🙂

  28. libraryscene says:

    I shall look for the red shoes…I’ll bring the music ~

    1. theonlycin says:

      Good, I know a good band and a recording artist, we can cut your album 🙂

  29. Jamie Dedes says:

    Wow! You guys are able to get fresh sardines there … Rarely here. Jealous.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Sardines are often regarded locally as ‘poor people’s food’. I think they are just fab 🙂

  30. Linda says:

    I can’t imagine eating all of that food! I have never eaten a sardine and I never intend too!!!! The idea is just so gross. But then again I am not a fish eating person.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Love my ‘dines 🙂

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