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Top 5 Ways to Enjoy Having the 'Blues'

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by Christina Brandalise (subscribe)
So much to little time...
Published May 7th 2014
Sing, dance, eat and drink your way through the "blues"
Certain shades of blue represent sadness, hence the saying, "im feeling blue". In my opinion, since the colour blue is also the colour of the sky and the ocean, it should be associated with the same happy feelings you get when looking up at a clear blue sky or the most perfect blue water at a beach.

Kick those blues aside and get a happy fix here with my take on feeling blue!

1. Blue Mountains.

Approx 50 kms west of Sydney, this iconic area is named as such because of the distinctive blue haze surrounding it. Apart from the spectacular view, the Blue Mountains is known as a great place for a romantic getaway with B&B's, Antique shops, quaint cafes and lush surrounds. Nothing blue here but the mountains.

blue mountains, katoomba, the three sisters
Image: JJ Harrison Wikipedia

2. Blueberry Cheesecake.

This decadent dessert will turn any frown upside down from the very first mouthful. Its an explosion of happiness in your mouth from those little blue balls and the rich creamy cheese. The picture says it all. Another happy Blue moment.

See recipe here cheesecake

blueberry cheesecake
Image: Peacefulrain09 from photobucket photo sharing

3. Blue Velvet Martini.

This drink will put some colour on your cheeks. With a name that makes it sound as though it will slink down your throat smooth as, well, velvet, I can't imagine anyone feeling sad downing one of these. Why? Because Bond can't be wrong.

See recipe here

blue velvet martini
Image: website

4. Byron Bay Bluesfest.

Australia's largest International Festival of Blues and Roots Music is held annually in beautiful Byron Bay. While Blues music is traditionally not exactly about happy times, the Byron Bay Blues and Roots festival is full of very happy people indeed. Music Festivals are a fun, happy and carefree environment where you cant help but smile as you relax, dance, sing and make new friends.

bluesfest, byron bay
Byron Bay Bluesfest

5. Blue Vein Cheese.

Despite the bad wrap this cheese gets, it is actually rich in minerals and also a good source of Protein and Vitamin B-12. So, go ahead and enjoy this fine cheese with a good wine because, who doesn't like wine and cheese?.

gorgonzola, blue vein cheese
Image: Jon Sullivan Wikipedia Public Domain

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nice article!
by Joy (score: 3|1932) 2558 days ago
Congratulations on getting 2nd.
by Bryony Harrison (score: 4|12626) 2548 days ago
Awesome! Will have to try this.
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