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!

Good Week Wrap-up

Although I feel like I’ve been quiet this week on the Blogging front. The quality of the Blogging has been good. Not only that though, on Monday was I not looking forward to this week. Although physically I am so tired because of different reasons of lack of sleep…Everything that I feared is…

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I got swapped when I wanted too and I didn’t even have to deal with the person who’ve been giving me trouble. I got to speak with the regional manager and binga banger boom…Got swapped =D I found some things that shall be simple and still lovely for my Lolsy’s Library Shop…Exciting!!! I also have an interview for a course that I’m interested in doing. I got more work for next week…

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I cannot wait for next week! I am so busy every day next week. Not including all the fun stuff I will be doing after the busy stuff.

It’s going to be a quiet one

I have a feeling that this week might be a quiet Blogging week for myself. Not on purpose or anything or lack of trying. It’s just more that I always that find that week after Christmas, just before New Years, it’s a little bit tiring. You always need a couple of days to recover and then New Years is here.

I also got a 2018 planner for Christmas and I am SO excited about it! It’s got little stickers and everything for important dates!

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Those Bloggers Blocks!

I have been having a horrible case of Bloggers Block. I wanted to write a Post every single day this week and positive posts at that! I am just so stuck!

I have been so determined to write nothing but positive posts for the next couple of weeks, but there is just so much bad out there…With a little dash of good. The tiniest dash, that gives you so much hope and then…sad…

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So how do we cure this?

Well one solution is to not worry so much, worrying is only going to make it worse.

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Take a break…Drink a cup of tea.

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Listen to some inspirational music.

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Feeling any better yet?

Heading into 2018 I want and need to make some changes. I want to be braver and I want to worry less! Worrying about having a Bloggers Block is not going to help. I just need to take a deep breath and start again.

Stress

(A common problem for me ^ )

 

The Unattainable Woman — Rose Browning

This video (created by one of my favourite makeup artists on Youtube, Jordan Hanz) has been around for a couple of years, but it never fails to touch me so I thought I’d share its message. Women who are strong and ambitious are called bossy. Women who cry or show emotion are deemed weak. If a […]

via The Unattainable Woman — Rose Browning

(Thank you for sharing with us Rose Browning! Please check Rose’s Blog out out)