Winter Favourites

Australia is now heading more and more into Winter…Never fear though! Now it’s time to crack out those Winter Time Favourites!

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Winter Clothing:

I have a weakness for beanies. I used to really like ear muffs, but for some really weird reason, they make me feel off balanced.

Do you have any favourite Winter clothing, or accessory? 

Winter Food:

I have a favourite REALLY bad comfort food Winter dish, that I just love and I probably wont eat this Winter, because my cholesterol will go out the roof!…It’s two minute chicken noodles AND mac ‘n’ cheese.

Do you have a favourite Winter food?

Winter Drink:

There is nothing better than, well I think, a nice hot cup of tea on a cold Winters night. I can’t really drink coffee anymore, it heightens my anxiety. I hate drinking anything cold, but sometimes I get sick of drinking just tea. I also love hot chocolate or cocoa with marshmallows. I’m very much a kid at still really,lol.

What are some of your favourite Winter Drinks?

Winter Activities:

Of course above all my favourite activity is reading and writing. However this year I am (if you’ve been a regular reader of mine) I am planning on starting to make my own Candles. Who knows? Maybe this will become my favourite Winter activity! Maybe I’ll do this for Winter and Autumn, something else for Summer and Spring? Let’s see!

Do you have any specific Winter activities? 

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(How freaking adorable!)

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Share Your World, April Week 2, 2018

Share Your World

Share Your World…April 9, 2018

Been anywhere recently for the first time?

I have actually! It’s not too far from myself either. Where I work we sometimes have to go from different schools to different school. I’ve been working there for about 3-4 years now and I recently just went to one I’ve never been too before. I even got “first day nerves” because I’ve never been there before. Each school is similar, but they all have a “specialised” subject.

List three favorite book characters.

  1. King Arthur
  2. Aslan
  3. (Does Belle from Beauty and the Beast count?lol…She was in a Grims Fairytale!) otherwise Gandalf the Grey

What is your favorite non alcololic drink: hot or cold?

At the moment I am almost completely obsessed with Lemon, Lime and Bitters. I have been loving it where ever I go. Usually though my go to drink though is just a nice cup of earl grey tea.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

A bit of everything this week, it’s just been one of those nice quiet weeks =D

Getting to know the Blogger…Part 4

I just wanted to say that I hope you’ve been enjoying these “Getting to know me Blogs” as much as I’ve been enjoying writing them! Here we go with the last week…

  1. Regularly burn incense?
    I have actually been getting more into burning incense and the like. Since I developed an anxiety condition last year, just meditation and calming my mind has been helping and I’ve been really improving. Maybe “getting more into burning…” Isn’t the greatest description in the world.
  2. Who would you like to see in concert?
    I would love to see Bruno Mars, but he’s very unlikely to come to my little town.
  3. Hot tea or cold tea? 
    Hot tea, I’m not even honestly sure that I’ve had even had cold tea. Apart from iced tea…with whip cream!
  4. Tea or coffee? 
    Oh lordy…How can one choose?! I drink both, however, in some situations I will only drink one during certain times. For example, when I’m sick or have the flu, I will only drink tea as when I’m sick, I can’t stand coffee. I don’t even drink coffee to try and stay awake, I drink coffee as treat almost.
  5. Sugar cookies or snickerdoodles?
    I have no idea what a snickerdoodle is, so I’d have to go with sugar cookies.
  6. Can you swim well? 
    I can alright, but I’m not ready for the English channel or anything like that.
  7. Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? 
    *tries* Yes, I can! It looks less stupid than when holding it. (Ditto,lol)
  8. Are you patient? 
    It’s actually one of the things people know the most about me, how patient I can be, when most others would lose it. It’s a trick between not taking things personally and not actually caring. Especially when it comes to work and I know it’s nothing that I’ve stuffed up.
  9. DJ or band at a wedding?
    I’d prefer a DJ just because then you can make requests for the original song, rather than someone trying to cover a song. However, I think having a band would look really classy. I’ve been to a funeral where a duo decided to dedicate a song that the deceased really like, and they sounded terrible. I felt it was so disrespectful, the person didn’t like the song because YOU sung it, they liked because the person they liked, sang it. I don’t know, it’s always felt really wrong to me.
  10. Ever won a contest?
    No, I’ve had some luck though with my works lottery group. We sometimes win 30-40 bucks here and there…Enough for another ticket.
  11. Ever had plastic surgery?
    No, I’m pretty okay with my body. The only thing I wish I could change is that my teeth would be a little whiter. Not stupidly blinding white, but just a little whiter. It’d also look really cool because the two herbivore teeth that are usually next to the two big ones, mine are missing, they just never grew threw. So my teeth look like vampire teeth, and I love it.
  12. Which are better, black or green olives?
    I don’t really love Olives, I’d rather not have them…If I had to choose I’d go with the green ones.
  13. Can you knit or crochet?
    I can’t really do either, I haven’t crochet in a while, so I’d probably have to restart and relearn.
  14. Best place for a fireplace?
    If I could have a dream place for a fireplace, I would have it in a library type room, probably off from the main living area. In a medium sized room, so the air doesn’t get all smokey.
  15. Do you want to get married?
    Only to the right person.
  16. If married, how long have you been married?
    N/A
  17. Who was your HS crush?
    Oh I had a lot…I didn’t date any of them, I was way to shy to actually ask. I had a lot though.
  18. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? 
    Umm…No, I’m not even sure I did that as a kid. Apparently I used to only throw fits when I was constrained, like when I was put into a seat belt. I hated to be constrained, still do.
  19. Do you have kids?
    I am furbaby Aunty and step mama. My brothers dog is technically his, since he’s the whole reason he got her. Only a couple of months after we got her though, he moved to Melbourne and left her with us. My partners cat is actually his ex’s cat, but when they split up, she said to hold onto him for a year and if she didn’t come back, my partner could keep him. She wanted to travel, and his had the cat for about 3 or 4 years now.
  20. Do you want kids?
    No right now, there’s still a lot to get settled first. I would prefer to be married first as well.
  21. What’s your favorite color?
    The toughest question. I love Yves Saint Laurent’s Babouche yellow. Yes, I chose a nail polish color, they are ever so precise.
  22. Do you miss anyone right now?
    Wherever I am, I always miss my mum and my dog, or if I’m with them, I miss my partner and his cat. Don’t tell anyone I said this, but if I could, I would actually live with all of them, my mum, my partner and the cat and the dog. I’d be very happy.Even though Pippy and Travie would probably kill each other. As long as it was a big enough house to give us all enough space.
  23. Who is your favorite author?
    At the moment my favourite author is Jodi Picoult. I think I have literally every single one of her books and I would highly recommend them. Especially if you are a person that likes to look at how other people think.
  24. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
    I actually really like the city where I live, home is where the heart is. As mentioned above though, I would just love a really huge house. Where I could live with whoever, but also enough room for visitors. Maybe somewhere near a beach. Should be easy…right?

 

Have a cup of tea with me?

Everyone who read my Blog a bit will know how obsessed I am with Wild Earth #safarilive live stream dream. Mainly taken place in Djuma within the Sabi Sands. Now they’ve started selling merchandise and I finally got my hands on a piece of it!

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It is my own Safari Live mug/cup and I couldn’t be happier. I got in a greyish colour, because I anticipate drinking lots of tea and coffee and there will be lots of dredge marks on it. I have a couple of white cups and they just look messy after a while.

The only question that I have remaining is which book do I read while sipping from my new glorious cup? The front runner is the book that I have been reading the most at the moment and that is “Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Notebooks”. It’s the one I’ve been reading the most, but I really want to get started on Jodi Picoult “Small Great Things“. I’ve had it since Christmas and I haven’t even started it, I’ve had so many others from Christmas as well. Then there’s the new books I just got this week from Ellen Dugan called “Book of Witchery: Spells,Charms and Correspondences for every day of the week”.

I’ll guess you’ll just have to see and wait!

Share Your World … 52

Share Your World

Share Your World … Week 52

What’s your favorite ice-cream flavor?

I loooooooooove mint flavoured ice cream and one of the things I love about it, especially on a warm day. It feels really refreshing and it somehow makes me feel a bit better. Whereas if I have something like chocolate ice-cream, it makes me feel gluggy and worse.

If you were to treat yourself to the “finer things” what would you treat yourself to? 

I love having Nacho Cheese Doritoes, they just taste glorious. Although someone told me recently and I may have to stop eating them because they apparently have palm oil in them, but I’ll have to research that one!

Have you ever been drunk?

Yes…I have only ever had one time though where I couldn’t remember what happened later in the evening. Although nothing bad happened (luckily) it scared me enough to never get that drunk again!

Complete this sentence: My favorite supposedly guilty pleasure is… 

Chocolate, I don’t know if it’s being a girl, but everyone just assumes I like chocolate and I actually have to be in the mood for it. I was given so much of it over Christmas for gifts, but I hate having Chocolate during Summer. It’s gross, it melts over everything else and it never tastes as good as maybe during the Winter, or when I’m having that “special time of the month”. Probably because it’s melted.

“Unhealthy Food”

This should definitely make some of us out there very happy!

5 ‘unhealthy’ foods that are actually good for you

I have to say that I was especially happy to hear that Peanut Butter can be healthy for you! Happy and extremely surprised … I guess though, and this article does repeatedly remind us, that it’s all good in moderation.

With the ‘wine’ thing, it doesn’t completely surprised me that drinking it moderately is healthy for you. When you think about it, how relax and happy you feel. That has to be good for you, even if it’s just for the spirit. As mentioned though being an alcoholic or a binge drinker would have a different effect.

I’ll have a beverage with that book

I had an very interesting conservation over the weekend about what types of beverages people will drink with what their reading. Some of the types of beverages that people would drink with their books were:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Wine

Some that surprised me though were ones like energy drinks, but when they explained. Sometimes when you are reading a series of  book, ie Harry Potter and you really get into it. It can be very easy to read a whole series in one day or one night. You need a drink that can keep you going!

Share Your World … Week 12

Share Your World

Share Your World – 2016 Week 12

Wanting something to quench your thirst, what would you drink?

If I need to quench a thirst the first drink that I will always go to is Water. I get really worried about dehydrating a lot. I’ve really started to see how beneficial drinking water can be over this past year.

What made you feel good this past week?

It’s actually been a pretty rotten couple of weeks to be honest, mainly because I’ve had no work shifts for two weeks now and it’s kind of depressing me. However, I have been doing little things here and there to make myself feel better. The main thing that made me feel better was renewing a lot of things, things I’ve been procrastinating.

When you’re alone at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot?

This one depends on the weather. For example, during Summer I walk around barefoot, but during Winter I have been well-known to wear at least two pairs of socks. My feet can get really cold!

Would you rather live where it is always hot or always cold?

Always hot! I’ve just never gotten along with the cold. I get the whole icky sweaty thing, but the cold just seems to hurt my bones almost. Plus I find that most people want to actually do things when the weather is warmer. Since my birthday happens during colder temperature people bail on my birthday all the time. Last year I asked repeatedly if people were actually interested in coming and they all said yes, so I hired the huge pool room for 30 people and only 12 showed up -.- I had a good night, but I was so annoyed! I had to pay money to hire this room, it was so embarrassing!

Winter Comfort Food!

It’s that time of the year where you suddenly your skinny jeans just don’t fit and you can just see that little tiny muffin top appearing and you have two choices eat that little bit of warm fudge or workout! Sometimes our best comfort foods are those that are really weird.

Take, for example, my favourite comfort Winter food that I only discovered a couple of years ago. I was so hungry and we didn’t have much to eat at the time (always the way two days before pay day). I had two options left for lunch, one was macaroni and cheese and two minute noodles. So I decided to put them together and it was one of the best things I have ever tasted! It was so good!

Taste.com.au – Comfort Food

Do any of you have any lovely Winter food combinations or just any yummy Winter foods?!

Who can pass up a chance to have a good hot chocolate! The site below has butterscotch hot chocolate and chilli hot chocolate (which I have only tried once below and it was spicy!).

Hot Chocolate recipes – Taste.com.au