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Weekly Photo Challenge: Tiny

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Some tiny appetizers, tiny desserts and a tiny teddy bear that the Sofitel surprised me with.

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Other themed photos:

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Halloween in Japan

Watch this to see what’s on offer in Japan for Halloween. They’ve really taken to this Western holiday, which has certainly gained steam in the U.S. As usual, Simon and Martina make life in Japan look so delightful and fun. Hat’s off to these intrepid foodies. I wouldn’t touch that burger, though I’d be curious about the ice cream.


I’m not a bar person, but this place seems more like a restaurant. In fact most Japanese pubs, called izukayas, are more friendly and offer more food so they aren’t about getting drunk and loud.


A costume parade in Tokyo from last year. I wonder if Simon and Martina will go this year.

I’ll share a bit of what I’ve seen of Halloween in China.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Opposites

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You can’t tell by looking but the green vegetable is very tart and the jelly in the center is very sweet.

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Other great photos:

Trés drôle

To keep diners entertained while waiting for their food, a French restaurant made this video which is projected on to the table. Very clever, non?

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Extra)ordinary

Eggs

Eggs

A teapot, though it's rather fancy

A teapot, though it’s rather fancy

Persimmons

Persimmons

Taro balls

Taro balls

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts.

Other great photos:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic

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Chicago's Wrigley Building

Chicago’s Wrigley Building

1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts.

Other great photos:

More Photos of Urumqi

Headscarves

Headscarves

Where the locals shop

Where the locals shop

To see even more photos, click here.

A mosque

A mosque

Butcher

Butcher

Baked goods for sale

Baked goods for sale

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S’mores Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

I’m going to try to make these next week when I’m home from my Rare Books class.

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A Chocolate Sponge with a biscuit base, topped with a Marshmallow Buttercream, Toasted Marshmallows, Melted Chocolate, and Crushed Biscuits = Campfire style Cupcakes!

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Back in the beginning of February this year I posted a recipe for my Marshmallow Cupcakes (originally named S’mores Cupcakes) and they are seriously delicious – all of the s’mores goodness shoved into a cupcake. However, these weren’t decorated and I had had sooo many requests for a ‘next level’ S’mores Cupcake that I simply had to oblige! (I was also baking them for a birthday, but, ya’noo..)

I tried to make these as S’mores-y as I could considering I’m from Hampshire in the United Kingdom, so you don’t find S’mores themed stuff here often! Such as having to explain what S’mores are to several people, and them realising what they have been missing out on! I don’t have access to Graham Crackers so I substitute for a…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

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1. Each week, we’ll provide a theme for creative inspiration. You take photographs based on your interpretation of the theme, and post them on your blog (a new post!) anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme will be announced.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos, title your blog post “Weekly Photo Challenge: (theme of the week)” and be sure to use the “postaday″ tag.

3. Follow The Daily Post so that you don’t miss out on weekly challenge announcements, and subscribe to our newsletter – we’ll highlight great posts. Add Media photos from each month’s most popular challenge.

Other great photos:

Why I’m Not the Least Bit Hungry

For Thanksgiving a number of us went to the Hyatt Hotel in Jinan where we feasted on: turkey, cranberry, rabbit, beef, ham, beef stew, carrots, Brussels sprouts cooked with bacon, corn,  fish, prawns, clams, caviar, three kinds of cheese, paté, an assortment of breads, sushi, pizza, mini hamburgers, pumpkin soup, salad, and hot pot. I did not try everything, but most everything was scrumptious.

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For dessert there was ice cream, six flavors including pumpkin, which I’m told was delicious, pumpkin pudding, which I’ll say was outstanding, pecan pie, tiramisu, chocolate mousse, Napoleons, panna cota, pumpkin pie, which disappointed, peanut-chocolate brownies, mango cake, chocolate chip cookies, egg tarts, crepes, waffles, cupcakes that looked like turkeys, and fruit.

Time to exercise.

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