World Heritage Day

This year it just happened to fall on Easter Monday!

The International Day For Monuments and Sites.

The day is observed to raise awareness about the cultural heritage that we see around us. It is also aimed at promoting historical monuments and sites through which we can actually preserve the cultural integrity of a community as well.

If you click on this link, it will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are 1154″properites”, funny, I thought that there would have been more than that. It’s even got a little legend key on the side there.

Do you have any World Heritage Sites that you would love to visit, or maybe you already have?

I do want to see all the ones on this last. Planetware.com – 18 Top World Heritage Sites. I really do want to see the Pyramids and the Sphynx, but everyone I know whose gone there. Gets HORRIBLE stomach bugs and it does put me off. Today, these giant monuments are the sole surviving member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

Quiet honestly, the others aren’t doing so bad. I believe they mean, like Stonehenge that’s doing alright. I just don’t know if it was ever included in the Ancient Seven?

I would LOVE to visit Athens though. That is like my ultimate place. It was Disney, but you know, I think Athens Greece would much more enlightening to me. I love Ancient Greece so much, all the Gods and Goddesses, so much more human, the stories. I do feel like you’d need a good week there…One day…

Thursday Theories – Easter

First thing first, I am not Religious. So call me out if you wish.

However, onto the topic at hand.

Friday is not “Happy Easter Day”, that’s the day that Jesus dies. Do you have any idea how many people say “Happy Easter” on the Friday???!!!

Sunday is the day for “Happy Easter” Hence the eggs. Rebirth, reborn.

That’s it really, lol

I think it’s the biggest thing that a lot of people miss. Honestly the amount of times I’ve seen people say “Happy Easter” on the Friday. That’s why you have hot cross buns on the Friday, it has a little cross on a fruit bun.

Of course there is a lot of debate if Easter was taken from the Celts. Spring is for rebirth, fertility. Everything is taken from something else. So very likely Easter is from a Celt tradition. The funny thing is, in Australia were heading towards Winter, a season of DEATH!lol…But you know, it’s also how you look at “death”, as it can be rebirth in itself. The “death” of a toxic personality, I don’t know what to write about, lol

It’s my own fault really.

So, before the Easter long weekend my mum and I were talking about our favourite chocolates that we expected to get over the weekend. We have a local national chocolate company, that my mum and myself buy each other for Easter. Making sure we both get at least eggs we both like. Well, my mum got me pjs, that are cute, but not Haighs eggs, lol. I told her my least favourite chocolates are Lindt…Guess what I got all weekend, lol.

Luckily, my partner got me Subway cookies, I got him a doughnut and bought myself Haighs eggs, haha.

Even though it’s already out there, I am going to say next Easter. I really hate Haigh’s chocolate. Knowing full well, whatever is out there, already knows the truth, haha.

After all the real meaning of Easter is family, rebirth, death, chocolate, bunnies, food (haha).

Bake? Baking?!

So in the funnier things that are happening to me right now. Not sure how many of you have read that I am spending the next couple of weeks mostly alone. My partners going to see his family and I can’t go for two main reasons. One) The cat HAS to have these tablets that should stop seizures, but he is horrible at taking them, so we feel that part is unfair to ask someone to take care of him, when he have to fight him,lol. Two) I want to be around in case I get called into work, or get a job interview for another job. Trust me…I am heavily looking for somewhere new now.

Then my mum is going to visit my brother interstate and I am going to be looking after the family dog. Which is cool, she’s a chihuahua and even though she’s taking tablets as well, we can hide them in her food and she eats it.

The funny thing is I’m alone for about half of April, but everyone will be here for the Easter long weekend (I don’t know if the US and the UK take Friday, Sunday and Monday off, but we do in Australia). I’m thinking of baking!

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What are some good Easter recipes? Do you have any traditional recipes?

Happy Hot Cross Bun Day and long weekend to some

Just a quick little message, in the past I usually write a whole blog post about hot cross bun day and all the different religions and tradition behind it. This year though, I just wanted to keep it light. I’m going to keep it light by asking:

What is your favourite Hot Cross Bun flavour? Is it (I can’t find polls!)

Plain

Sultana/Currant

Fruit/Fruit Peel

Chocolate Chip

Other…

Please discuss in the comments!

Find some yummy recipes to make your own hot cross buns at Taste.com (Also if anyone could tell me where I can find polls, that would be great!)

I made a thing =D

I actually made this last week for an Heroes and Villains party I went to last week and I decided to put an “Easter theme spin” on it.

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  1. Buy white bunny ears.
  2. Gather paintbrushes (I used a roll brush to do the majority of the painting).
  3. Gather red and black paint.
  4. Wrap cling wrap around the headband of the headband.
  5. Paint one ear black and one ear read (Try not press down to hard as paint will soak through…
  6. Wait for each ear to dry individually.
  7. Once both ears are painted and dry, unwrap cling wrap.
  8. Using a paintbrush fill in the white spots that you wish to cover up.
  9. Wait for paint to dry.
  10. Place on head =D

Never judge a book….

During the weekend I went into numerous toy shops looking for a plush Hyena…I dressed up as Harley Quinn for an “Heroes and Villians” party over the weekend, so I thought that I would give an Easter twist to my Harley Quinn costume. I could not find a Hyena anywhere! They had Serval Cats (because I hear kids want them all the time) and some Wild Dogs (The number one Hyena enemy!)…But NO Hyena!

Anyways, while looking in one store, I came across this little treasure.

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There was a whole bunch of them together, I didn’t get Belle because as you can see even just behind the Beast here, I have a lot of Belle.

I detract from my story. I was a little shocked to discover the name of the company and the stand that these figurines were all standing on. Why was I shocked you ask yourself? Well I was shocked because it wasn’t exactly the first name I would think of when thinking of Disney Figurines.

The company’s name you may ask? … Bullyland … by Paragon Toys. It was just a little bit of a shock, it’s a bit of weird name right? It wasn’t just me, was it?