Remind yourselves

In 2022, I would love to see a lot less of the “I hate it when people do this on my blog”…blogs. I get it’s annoying, but it just puts myself right off of Bloggers. Sometimes I have even gone to like a post, and then reminded myself that that Blogger has written that they can’t stand it when someone likes their posts but never comments.

You know what?

I have days where that’s all my brain can do. I read something I like, in the moment, I may not even know what I like about that post, I just do. Do I REALLY have to justify why I like EVERY SINGLE POST? It’s too much pressure, especially when this is supposed to be an outlet for myself.

No offence to anyone, but get yourselves.

Happy New Year!

  1. I ONLY made it to midnight because the cat kept grab what he could get at. I feel asleep very quickly. Went to bed feeling all achy, woke up still feeling achy. I don’t know if this is a sign of the year!

This is my very tired attempt of wishing you all a Happy New Year. While I have not into this new year with the same optimism that I did last year. After all, if you expect disappointment, you be so surprised when you get disappointment…BUT!

I think, in honour of Betty White. We should continually remind ourselves “What Would Betty White Do!”.

I am going to try and now get through some of your posts, but I am feeling just terrible and can’t sit for long. So, don’t be surprised to see me liking and commenting posts at different times today.

Also, to this beautiful WordPress Blogging community…

Lucky

Have any of you ever been grateful that you unfollowed someone’s blog? I am.

Sometimes I see some people that I used to follow, and think, how happy I am that they showed who they are. Especially, when they take a post of mine, don’t tag me in it and use my post to be a bigot.

Never Ever do that, by the way.

If you want to use my post to expose your bigotry’s, at LEAST have the decency to tag me in it. I am still shocked by the blogger who did that by the way. At first I thought they were supporting trans people … Nope … By the way, if you want to use my post to support trans people, go for it. You don’t have to tag me, IF you support trans people. You do, if you want to be a bigot towards anyone.

Honestly, even some bloggers are really stupid.

I don’t know how after all this time, people are STILL being stupid when it comes to COVID either.

Clearly people still don’t understand how viruses work.

Since the vaccine has come along, the COVID deaths and contracting it, have LOWERED.

Viruses have different variants.

Even if you do survive having COVID, we are still seeing long term effect from people who “survive” COVID.

WHY, for the love of GOD, are people STILL being stupid about it?

In all honesty, every single time I see someone say something like “COVID, is not that fatal” or “children rarely die from COVID”…I want to smack them in the face. Yes, children rarely die from COVID…But there’s that word, RARELY…ONE death of a child, from a virus, we are trying to control, SHOULD, be enough for ANYONE to say “What can I do”.

My great grandmother, got polio and survived. She lost half a leg, and her pelvis became twisted, but she survived and she did live a good life. She still got all the shots, she got her children and grand children, all the shots. I’m sure she would have made us get all the shots too.

THAT’S WHAT CARING PEOPLE DO!

Happy Anniversary to Me!

An incredible 8 years I’ve been blogging, and my…haven’t we had someone fun!

The modern wedding 8th-anniversary gifts are linen and lace, which represent durability and intricate craftsmanship.

My goodness, it doesn’t feel like 8 years! It feels like less. Time flies when you’re having fun…

Does the Number 8 mean anything?

Of all the numbers in Numerology, the number 8 is the achiever and measures life by the goals it reaches. 

Eight is a symbol of infinity and a constant flow of energy and power. It is often related to material wealth, money, and success in business. Also, number 8 is representing pleasures, and the dark side of this figure is just that – excessive usage of vices.

The number 8 is considered the luckiest of numbers in China and they believe the more 8’s the better.

I LOVE BLOGGING!!!

I ADORE blogging! When I hate Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…I can always rely on WordPress…Through WordPress I have developed my Discord channel for Book Readers, I found out about Goodreads. Through following other bloggers, I have been inspired myself to write again. By writing I don’t mean my blog (lol) but I have continued on with my stories. I try to write poetry, I have joined a few blogging challenges.

WordPress has the best interactive platform. I’ve “met” so many lovely bloggers, and I like to think of some of us as friends. Who one day, I hope to meet!


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Blogging Inspiration

I want to hear about some of the different and “weird” moment, you’ve been inspired to write a post blog. You can say the shower, but I’m thinking more along the lines of:

As an example, I was recently inspired to write a blog post about my generation and protesting, and how we’ve haven’t really had many things to passionately protest about. All while I was looking for coat hangers for clothes. But then in turned to also write this blog post.

How do you blog?

I started to think recently about how I blog. I usually write two posts a day, most of them are scheduled. The first is usually early in the morning (5am) and the other is usually in the evening (5-6pm) my time. It made me wonder if people thought I was being rude? I can’t honestly remember the last time I remember being up at 5am. Between 5-6pm, if I’m at work, I’m leaving travelling. That’s why a lot of my posts are scheduled.

I just had this thought that maybe I was appearing to be rude? Mainly because, as I mentioned. I schedule a lot of my posts. It just got me wondering if people were thinking “Well if she’s got time to post, she’s got time to reply to my comment”? Then it had me wondering if others do the same as myself, or do you all write and publish your posts there and then? The other thing I do, is rarely do I post on the weekend. It has to be of something that is of particular interest to me. Because I have a lot of random thoughts about situations, I could write every single day of every thought that enters my head. So I give you all a break ~.^

I also write a lot of my scheduled posts on the weekend.

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

Block, block and more blocks,lol

Oh I am completely struggling with thinking of Blog posts lately. It’s probably going to sound completely weird, but with the happier weather (Spring). I have tended to get out more and have been blogging less because of it. It’s not really helping that I’ve been sick all week, that has been so annoying and throwing my sleeping patterns way off course.

Slight Blog Post Freak outs

I don’t know about anyone else, but I can usually have between 5-10 post all scheduled and ready to go. When that number starts to drop, I start to worry a little and then put pressure on myself to write a good post, ready to go. I felt like this all week last week, I was struggling to find inspiration. Over the weekend though, I managed to get the count back up again.

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Do any of you get this feeling too? You just hit a blogging wall and that’s it. You can’t get it back there for a bit!