My favourite place in my house is my kitchen. It is often said that no one has ever seen the kitchen bench because it is always covered with food being prepared or eaten. In the desert there are many foods we can't get, so its a place I experiment. My friends sit at the wide kitchen bench and we make ice-cream and meringues and fancy cakes and fresh bread and pizzas and whatever we have been dreaming about but can't be found for thousands of kilometres. I have been away from the desert for nearly two months. When I returned last Thursday I was feeling a little unsure and slightly scared about the year ahead. I decided...what I really needed to do...was to "cook up some happiness"....and so I did. It should also be noted that I had no idea (until I was finished) that this weeks challenge word was "kitchen".