Happy Birthday Beatrix Potter!

In Australia, it’s #BeatrixPotter birthday today…What is your favourite Beatrix Potter character? If it is Peter Rabbit (lol) whose your next favourite? I once played Mrs Tittlemouse for a ballet concert =D When I was little, I used to be obsessed with the Beatrix Potter ballet movie. Just like The Red Shoes, it was kind of scary and I wonder why my parents let me watch it,lol. You have the Owl kidnap Squirrel Nutkin, take his tail, and gives him a wink as he leaves. Than Mr Fox, steals Jemima Puddle-Duck egg, to eat and tries to eat her as well, and Mister Jeremy Fisher, almost gets eaten alive by fish,lol. 

Mrs Tittlemouse

For my birthday

I was just thinking for my birthday, that I might actually try to “Twitch” that night. My birthday is the 29th of April, so it’s Wednesday, kind of annoying…Not that I can actually go anywhere,lol.

Possibly, the weekend after my birthday I am heading to my Mums and taking some of our favourite pizza and doing birthday things. So we can both drink and neither of us have to drive. I’ve got someone who can take me back. The weekend before I am having a Disney night with my partner, because we’re the only ones who can. It would just be nice to do something on my birthday, and this would definitely be different. The weekends might swap though,lol. Usually my mum and I go out to dinner for my b’day, but we can’t this year, obviously.

So, what is Twitch?

Twitch is probably the world’s leading live streaming platform for gamer’s.

The main “Plan”

So my plan is just to basically, more than likely, use my Sims game as what I would be twitching with. That way you could all watch me play the Sims, and you don’t have to do a thing! With Twitch, you can watch and chat, like text messaging. You can eat and drink, while celebrating with me!

 

Birthday Month

Since I don’t have children, I totally get a whole birthday month…Right?

What a bad time of year to have a birthday right now.

Birthday Month

I honestly don’t know what to do with myself at this time of the year, at the moment. My birthday isn’t until the end of the month. Usually I have all these plans, including blogging plans. There’s just been so much going on! I don’t know if I’ll even be able to celebrate my birthday with just small family. Everyone wants us to have a house warming, which probably wont happen until…sometime,lol.

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Please, help me again!

My Grandmama (who would hit me over the head for calling her that,lol). Is turning…Well a lady never tells of another ladies age. It’s an important number though. Her baby brother is even coming all the way from the UK. He has never been here before! It’s a pretty big deal!

I had one idea of buying her a necklace with the birth stone of her parents and her children. As my own brother mentioned though. It might make her depressed at such a “late stage”. So I have been going back and forth between it. One day I’ll think it’s a sweet idea, but she has been “losing it” a little lately >.< She’s supposed to be the most mentally sound of all of us. I think one day it’ll make her happy and then another it’ll just make her depressed.

One thing I have already bought her is a collection of Oscar Wilde stories. My Gran was a Librarian and she has always loved books. She’s got such a big book case! I’m always borrowing books from her. She also really loves Ravens, they are her “animal”. Like Lions, Wolves and Owls are mine…and her mothers. I have only been able to find one “thing” of a Raven, that’s actually nice and hasn’t got all death surrounding it.

Crowchet Zipper Pouch

I still like the idea of the birthstone, and the family tree. This where you all come in. Also, if you want to add any ideas to my Discord channel, please free too! I have added a channel “craftamake” Where people can share ideas and ask for Craft ideas.

 

 

 

Happy Birthday Kristian!…Magical Monday #7

So I am joining in with celebrating a very special bloggers birthday month.

Life Lessons Around the Dinner Table

We are celebrating with her this month by writing/blogging about our favourite:

  • songs
  • poems
  • quotes
  • recipes
  • and anything else you would like to share

I’ve decided to go with an Australian theme. Since I’m from Australia, but they are still favourites of mine.

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Favourite Song

This has to be one of the most iconic songs in Australia, of all time! By one of our most iconic singers!

John Farnham 28.7K subscribers

Favourite Poem

Many Australians say that this should be our new anthem, and I agree!

waltzing matilda

You’ll come a Waltzing Matilda with me

Favourite Quotes

Now I’m going to with an Australian Indigenous persons quote (to Australia). I haven’t been able to find if it comes from a story. It just seems to be a proverb that they say. It’s a beautiful one I think.

indigenious australian proverb

Recipes.

This recipe includes two Australian favourite desserts. One I have to yet to try myself, but it’s going to happen,lol

Fairy bread is usually done just on bread. So it’s (normally white) bread, but you can do this on any bread. You spread butter on the bread and then just putting a lot of hundreds and thousands, it’s really simple. Really tasty.

Fairy Bread Pavlova 

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 egg whites, at room temperature
  • Large pinch of cream of tartar
  • 430g (2 cups) caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 315g pkt Coles Lemon Madeira Cake
  • 120g (1 cup) hundreds and thousands
  • 150g (1 cup) icing sugar mixture
  • 20g butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 375g pkt white chocolate melts
  • 600ml ctn thickened cream
  • 300ml ctn double cream
  • Pink food colouring, to tint
  • Freeze-dried strawberries, crushed, to decorate

METHOD

  • Step 1
    Preheat oven to 120C/100C fan forced. Draw a 20cm circle on each of 2 sheets of baking paper. Turn each sheet, marked side down, onto a baking tray.
  • Step 2
    Use electric beaters with a whisk attachment to whisk egg whites and cream of tartar in a clean, dry bowl until firm peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tbs at a time, beating constantly until sugar dissolves and mixture is thick and glossy. Beat in vanilla.
  • Step 3
    Divide meringue among marked circles. Use a palette knife to spread, shape and rough up the sides. Bake, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 2 hours or until meringues are crisp and dry. Turn the oven off. Leave the meringues in the oven, with the door closed, to cool completely.
  • Step 4
    Meanwhile, remove icing and trim dark edges from cake. Carefully cut cake in half horizontally. Cut each cake layer in half lengthways, then into 2cm-wide pieces. Place 3/4 cup hundreds and thousands in a bowl. Place the icing sugar in a separate bowl and add the butter. Pour boiling water over the butter and stir until melted and smooth. Using a fork, dip a piece of cake in the icing to coat. Tap fork on side of bowl to remove excess. Carefully roll in hundreds and thousands, patting to coat. Place on a wire rack. Repeat to coat remaining cake pieces. Set aside for 30 minutes to set.
  • Step 5
    Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on Medium, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Spread the top of each meringue disc with a little melted chocolate. Sprinkle some of the remaining hundreds and thousands around the edge. Spread remaining melted chocolate over the lined tray to make a thin sheet. Place wooden spoon handles or rolling pins under the baking paper so the chocolate will set in waves. Sprinkle with the remaining hundreds and thousands. Set aside for 20 minutes to set.
  • Step 6
    Use electric beaters to beat the thickened cream and double cream in a bowl until firm peaks form. Spoon a third of the cream into a separate bowl and add a little pink food colouring. Stir gently until the cream is a pale pink. Add the pink cream to the remaining whipped cream and fold a few times to create a swirled effect. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a fluted nozzle.
  • Step 7
    Pipe half the cream on top of 1 pavlova. Arrange half the fairy bread lamingtons on top. Carefully place the remaining pavlova on top. Pipe the remaining cream over to decorate. Top with the remaining fairy bread lamingtons. Break the white chocolate shard into a few large pieces and decorate the top. Sprinkle with freeze-dried strawberries.

fairy bread pavlolva

Happy Birthday you weirdo you <3

This maybe one of the good aspects about Facebook, every year, at least on Facebook. I have wished this gorgeous man a happy birthday.

Matt Smith

Sometimes a character and a actor just comes along who you connect with…An actor who made a character who made me feel it was okay to be a little “weirder” than the norm. It’s weird for me, because I’ve always had celebrity crushes, even now his speeches make me want to cry, they touch my heart. I miss seeing his gorgeous face every week. I think Peter Capaldi did a wonderful job. They all have done a beautiful job! Happy Birthday to MY Doctor 
Thank you for making this weirdo feel a little more “normal” 

The War is won! Believe it!

I don’t know how many readers of my Blog are aware of this. I don’t get that excited at the New Year, New Year. I know it’s a New Year in terms of a new calendar year. Too me though, I feel like a “new year” really begins on our birthday.

I had the weirdest experience on the bus today going to work and I think it has a lot to do with this belief of mine. I am learning to drive at the moment, so for the time being I am still travelling by bus and may continue to do after. I don’t mind the bus really, especially when the weather is nice. That’s for another day though.

As I coming to work I was listening to Thirty Second to Mars “This is War”. Now I don’t know if you know this reader, I have a video clip for every single song on my iPod, that is not the original video clip. So there I am on the bus, thinking of the video clip I had thought to this song. When it gets to certain lyrics of the song:

I do believe in the light, raise your hands up to the sky
The fight is done, the war is won, lift your hands towards the sun
Towards the sun, (it’s the moment of truth and the moment to lie
It’s the moment to live and the moment to die, the moment to fight)
Towards the sun,
Towards the sun, (it’s the moment of truth and the moment to lie
It’s the moment to live and the moment to die, the moment to fight)
The war is won (to fight, to fight, to fight, to fight)

I nearly start blubbering like a baby on the bus, luckily I had to get off just as it was starting.

I think it had to do, before I left for work this morning. I had had being having a conversation where I admitted that no matter what my ex-friends says about me, no matter what people who have a problem with and wont talk to me. No matter what they say, no matter how long they stay friends with each other for. I genuinely believe I AM, and will always, be the better friend.

I am not miserable when my friends are happy, I am miserable when they are, it disturbs me to know “friends” are only when happy when I’m miserable. If I hear something about someone I don’t think rings true, I will ASK that person. I don’t gossip behind their backs and tag them in passive aggressive memes with no actual “burn”, because the gossip isn’t true, and I don’t just ignore them. I don’t just gossip and NEVER ask the actual person they’re talking about. We are not in High School anymore. I will ask.

There is no fight, there is no War, because I am better. I am the better person and I BELIEVE that now.

That’s the difference…I actually do BELIEVE that I am the better person.

The End.

John Lennon

 

Happy Birthday…Too me…Get to know me!

I decided to do a get to know me thing on my birthday. I’ve gotten a few questions from all around the place. I just didn’t like some of the questions, some had a lot and I wasn’t going to do all of them…One had OVER 300! I thought to myself, I hadn’t done one of these for a while now, so I thought that what better day to do one than my Birthday. I’m going to go with 29, because that’s the date of my birthday.

Some are from: 100 Ridiculous TMI Tag Question

317 Random Get to Know Me Too

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  1. Are you like your zodiac sign suggests that you should be? I actually just wrote a post about this on Friday, see it here.
  2. Have you ever been betrayed by someone you care about? Oh of course, who hasn’t been? The trick is to truly, not necessarily forgive them, but just to forget about them.
  3. Have you ever had a crush on a teacher? … Yes … We had these two gorgeous teacher aides came for one semester. I was very “famous” for having a tonne of crushes at the same time, but never brave enough to say anything. Not that I would have with a teacher, when I was a high school student.
  4. If you could choose one Disney prince to marry who would you choose? It would have to be Aladdin. I used to really like Prince Eric from “The Little Mermaid”, but then Aladdin came along.
  5. If you could choose one Disney princess to be your best friend who would you chose? Without a doubt, it’d be Belle…If I can’t be her, then she can be my best friend.
  6. What is something you like to do when you are sad? I watch comedies or those fail type video shows. I know other people’s pain shouldn’t be funny, but sometimes it just is,lol. I pretty much will watch anything that makes me laugh.
  7. If you could have any job, what would you want to do/be? I don’t know if this is a job, but when you get the “golden ticket” it’s a very lucky job. I would love to be a writer, a professional fictional writer.
  8. What current world events are really troubling to you? I really wish I hadn’t written this question, mainly because the list would be a lot shorter about what isn’t bothering me right now.
  9. Which animals scare you most? Why? Octopuses…They are way to intelligent and can fit into the tiniest of spaces!
  10. What do you consider unforgivable? If someone were to hurt my family or fur-babies or a very good friend. Especially if you were to hurt them with malice and intent.
  11. What is the strangest thing you believed as a child? This is so embarrassing to admit, I would not eat red apples because I believed a particular movie.
  12. What flavor of tea do you enjoy? I enjoy three and I usually have them stocked up. One is just your usual earl grey type tea. The other is chamomile, I really do believe that it keeps me calm. The third one is one I just discovered a couple of months ago. It’s called chamomile and spiced apple. It reminds me a lot of the spicy of Christmas. It really makes me happy.
  13. Do you remember your dreams? I usually actually, even if it’s only a lot of the dream, or one bit. A few years ago, I actually used to write them down. I should start doing that again.
  14. Who has left the most impact on your life? I’d have to say it’d have to be my Great Grand-Father (my Grans Dad). He passed when I was about two years old. We were very close, but it’s amazing how…what 33 years later…I’ll find things that I’m interested in, that he was studying. When I was in Year 12 at high school I became very interested in Ancient Greece, Rome etc. Then a few years after high school, I found a notebook written by my Great Grand-Father and he was learning Greek just before he died. He wanted to travel there.
  15. What is good about how you are living your life right now? Honestly, the only thing that could be any better is getting more hours at work. I get on well with my whole family, my partner is the best partner I’ve ever had. I may have lost some friends over the last couple of years, but I feel like the friends I do have are more healthy and I have a lot more in common with them.
  16. Are you named after anyone and what does your name mean? I am named after the iconic Lauren Bacall. Lauren may be a given name or surname. The name’s meaning may be “laurel tree,” “sweet of honour,” or “wisdom”.
  17. Nicknames? I have a few. I’m actually one of those people who are known more by their nicknames than their actual name. Lolly, Lolsy, Lol, Lols (people used to call me Lol or Lols before it was even a ‘thing’) My favourite probably though is Little Poppenjay. My Grandpa used to say when he’d see me “hey, hey Poppenjay, how you’ve had a lovely day” =D I miss that.
  18. What’s your favourite candle scent? I have these black candles, that are from a Australian store called “The Reject Shop”, and I have bought a LOT of them, but have yet to burn any of them. They just smell SO good. The scent is called “Moonlight Mist” and the company is Madison French.
  19. What’s one thing you own that you should probably get rid of, but just can’t? I have this really old t-shirt. It’s a Hanson t-shirt…Yes, mmmbop Hanson. It’s really loose, it’s got holes and I have no idea how they got them. I really should throw it out, I don’t even wear it anymore! I don’t even really like the people who got it for me and I’ve thrown out other shirts for less!
  20. Which song do you sing when you are by yourself? It’s always changing by the moment. Lately though it’s just the one sentence, Taylor Swifts “Look what you made do”.
  21. What is the least favourite thing about yourself? Overthinking. I am a terrible over thinker. I’m trying to do stuff at the moment to stop this, but it’s a life long thing. So it’ll be a slow process.
  22. How is your relationship with parents? I think that like with a lot of people, adored them when I was little. Disliked them muchly during teenage years and now it feels like I can friends with them. Maybe not much all the time with my Dad, if he just stopped the drinking it’d be great!
  23. If money were no object what would you get for your next birthday? I would get a comfortable house and make sure it was fully paid off. Is that too lame though?lol
  24. Do you consider yourself a good cook? Well I can cook to survive, most of the time. Every now and then I’ll get a “kick” and want to cook something a little bit more special.
  25. Did you have any favourite childhood films? I had two that I watched obsessively, I bought them on DVD as an adult. I don’t think they’re every going to be on Netflix or somewhere like that. It’s interesting because they probably weren’t really “kid friendly” films. One was “The Red Shoes” starring Moira Shearer and the other was “Beatrix Potter Ballet” film. The reason I don’t think Beatrix Potter is 100% kid friendly, there’s the whole scene with the Owl catching the squirrel and taking his tail off (you don’t see that part, but you know what’s happened).
  26. Which day is International Dance Day? Why, I do believe that is today!
  27. What’s your favourite thing about yourself? As much as I hate my brain, I also love it. As much as the reason it creates my anxiety, it’s also the reason it fights it off. It’s the reason why I’m not a raging psychopath too,lol
  28. What would you tell your younger self? Travel to America, but don’t think he is going to be the end all of everything. Make sure that you continue making a life for yourself at home.
  29. What are you hoping for in the year to come? I’m hoping for a more permanent job, maybe some bells ringing…of the wedding variety,lol…I feel generally very lucky in my life, it’s just the lack of permanency of the job that bugs me. Hoping to start up crafts and something on the side again. I think I need to be doing something, rather than thinking about money and job woes.