A few of my favourite things…


Rodgers & Hammerstein
  • Lasagna
  • Open Fireplaces
  • Hot Chocolate during Winter
  • The beach in Summer
  • Dogs
  • Kitties
  • Baby Animals
  • Blogging!
  • Being the most boring person in my family, but being loved just as much.
  • Seeing my Doctor and finding out that my bad cholesterol has halved!
  • Green Apples
  • Banana … Anything honestly, lol

Share Your World…Kind of, lol

I’m doing a little bit of a twist on the Share Your World, meaning when it’s usually about sharing some questions that the beautiful Melanie (and sometimes Roy) share with us. What am I going to share with you, is what I like to do to celebrate the more “Americanised” Halloween.

Favourite Halloween Films:

I’m honestly, not into the scary films, like your very scary, violent films … Real life is scary enough after all.

  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • All The Addams Family
  • The Mummy
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Young Frankenstein
  • Dracula (Keanu Reeves, Ryder and Oldman).

Favourite Halloween Foods/Treats:

  • Candy Corn…I think it’s delicious!
  • I love making chocolate mousse and then putting gummy worms through it.
  • I haven’t yet, but I do want too make mead!
  • I do like toffee apples, but I can never get through it all.
  • In the past, I have made popcorn with white icing, and candy corn. You have to use either salted popcorn or buttered, for a really good flavour. Nothing plain on Halloween! The white icing sticks the candy corn to the popcorn.
  • I don’t know why, but I really love Oreos on Halloween.
  • Smores…I’ve seen a recipes call them Ghost Smores, they just put little eyes on the peak.
  • Hot Chocolate … with the Marshmallow!

Favourite Halloween Music:

Favourite Halloween Tales:

  • Jack-o-Lanterns and the Legend of ‘Stingy Jack’
  • The Raven – Edgar Allan Poe
  • Sleepy Hollow
  • Frankenstein
  • Dracula

Halloween

*starts to sing*

Here a few of my favourite…Halloween…things…

Although I am Australian, I have celebrated Halloween in American before. I’ve been able to find quiet a few of my favourite things in Australia.

My favourite Halloween treat:

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My favourite “classic” Halloween film:

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The most misunderstood “creatures” on Halloween:

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My favourite Halloween Song:

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Favourite “modern” Halloween movie:

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My favourite Halloween decorations (if I could!): 

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My favourite Simpsons Halloween Special:

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Enjoy…Be Safe!

Share Your World, Aug Wk3, 2018

Share Your World, August 20th 2018

Share Your World

Which tastes better: black or green olives?

Honestly…I don’t really like any kind of olive.

What’s your favorite room in your home?

It has to be between my bedroom and the lounge room. The reasoning behind that is sometimes if I’m in bedroom for too long. I start to feel cut off from everyone and that can feel a little confining. Being in the lounge can feel more opening, especially since the couches/lounge that we have is just so darn comfortable!lol

What fictional family would you be a member of?

I would love to be a member of the Undómiel. Which, for those who do not know. Is a Middle Earth family and consists of Arwen and Elrond and Galadriel.

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. 

This week I can definitely say my family. I got to spend a lot of the week with them before they all left to their various places. I love being with them, honestly if I could live with them all the time…I would!lol

Share Your World, July Week 4, 2018

Share Your World

Share Your World, July 23rd, 2018

In regards to puzzle what’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search, mazes, logic or numeric puzzles, something else, or nothing?

I actually enjoy all of them. Except for numeric puzzles, mainly because though Maths is not my best skill. =P

List at least five favorite treats and it doesn’t necessarily have to be food.

  • Peppermint sticks. I just bought a few of them recently, I haven’t had them for years! They are fantastic!
  • Is there anything better than a bath with nice smelling candles?
  • A hot chocolate on a cold Winters night.
  • Anything nacho cheese Doritos flavoured, you just have to be careful that they don’t have palm oil in them.
  • New clean sheets on the bed =D

What is your favorite type of dog? (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie)

I have always wanted, but I know I would never ever get. Would be either a Rottweiler or a Husky, or even the two together! I love how they are just so cuddly and they have such a horrible reputation. I’m sensible enough to know that I could never control them though, I am far too laid back.

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. 

These two ❤

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Share Your World…March Week 4, 2018

Share Your World

What is your favorite color of hair? You can name your hair color or a color that you just like.

My natural hair colour is dark brown. I would love though to have fiery red hair…I’ve tried dying my hair, but I would have to completely bleach my hair to get that…Let’s be honest, it’ll probably look great after two washes, and that’s it. I am honest enough to know that I am too lazy to keep up the maintenance.

List at least 5 things that you are good at.

  • Listening.
  • Loving others…hehe
  • Cuddles!

What is your favorite animal or type of animal? (pets, dolphins, stuffed, wild cats, etc)

  • I have a lot of stuffed animals and I love them all,lol
  • Lions
  • Wolves
  • Owls
  • Bulls (but that because I’m a Taurus)
  • Rats
  • Whales
  • Any monkey
  • Really…all of the big cats
  • Hyena
  • Elephants
  • Any animal that’s been on safarilive
  • …Any animal really,lol

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. 

My partner just actually cuddling me…Cuddles and nothing else. Usually he tries to tickle me or “feel me up”, he doesn’t ever just “cuddles”,lol…He’s started this new habit as well very recently…If you’ve ever watched Shrek 2…They are on the way to meet Fiona’s “Mum and Dad” and on the way Donkey keeps clicking with his mouth in their ears…Yep, my partner keeps doing that,lol

Share Your World, Feb Week 3 2018

Share Your World

Share Your World, February 20, 2018.

How do you like your eggs?

I honestly like my eggs every way that you can think of, I don’t really dislike one way or the other. However, my favourite has to be scrambled egg. Just thinking about it, makes me hungry and I just had dinner!

Have you ever met anyone famous?

I kind of have. I’ve been to a lot of those “nerd type” conventions where people “Cosplay” and you meet and take photos with different types of pop culture icons. So technically I have, but I haven’t sat down and had a conversation with them. The ones that I’ve taken photos with (I’ll just name a couple..Mainly the ones I can remember):

  • Benedict Cumberbatch…but he was so popular it was so quick!
  • Jason Momoa…He was totally gorgeous! So tall…and mhmm =D He’s been my favourite so far, mainly because he was SO personable. I think that’s why he keeps doing them.
  • Jewel Staite from Firefly and some others…I think she was in a Stargate as well?
  • James Marsters – Spike from Buffy and Angel…He was so shy!
  • I got a photo with a Dwarf and a Hobbit =D

I’ve got a folder full of the photos I’ve gotten over the years. I’m just waiting for David Borenaz and Matt Smith!

What was the first thing you bought with your own money?

I think it would have been a cd?…I am actually almost convinced that it was Hansons “mmmbop”.

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. 

When it comes to the #safarilive group, there are other cams that we watch when Safari Live isn’t on. It’s just been nice this week too just been chatting with them causally this week. We seem to have all had a semi rough week this week and it’s been nice just chatting with them all.

Share Your World…Feb Week 1, 2018

Share Your World

Share Your World, February 5th 2018

What would be your ideal fantasy way to spend Monday?

  • Slow cook…Oh my goodness, I’ve just been introduced to slow cooking…I am in love! You can smell the yummy food all day, it’s fantastic!.
  • Some serious cleaning out.
  • Take my dog for a walk.
  • If I’m at my partners house, I love cleaning up while he’s at work.

What one person that you are out of contact with would you like to say thank you to?

I can’t really think of one person, generally (even ex’s) I will thank for anything good or positive they brought to my life…Who knows when I’d see them again! There’s only one because I cannot remember if I thanked him or not. In year 6 (so about 10-11 years of age) I was bullied pretty much by all my classmates (my friends were in another class and I was not allowed to swap for some reason). There was one classmate who actually made me laugh, but of course if I tried to be friends with him, “I must love him”. I don’t think he realised how much he got me through.

List your favorite toys or games as a kid?

  • Hide and Seek – I was the BEST at this! I played with my cousins and brother and I was the lightest so I could hide up in the highest tree and hide in the tiniest spaces.
  • I loved my Barbies! They had a whole story going on there. There was one who could only eat junk food or she’d die! There was another who was psychic and she was also the group back manager. All my non-barbies “dolls” were the Barbies parents (I remember having an Strawberry Cupcake Doll) . Good times! Some of the outfits and Barbies that I got have come back in Fashion. I recently rebought a Rock and Roll 1980’s Barbie (link to pinterest…I also had the peaches and cream dress).
  • We all had a lot of little cars and trucks. We made car families and we were so original. We had the “Truck Family”, who only had trucks, the “police car” family. There was the Mayor’s family, who were all the fancy cars. We had a group of “teenagers” that were what you called nearly on the scrap heat and they were all fosters. Of course the Mayor’s daughter was in love with one of them!
  • I also was given my cousins cabbage patch doll, but at the same time I was given a “Magic Nursery Doll” – (goes to a YouTube video). I still have those two! They’ve been put away though for my future children.
  • I had a puppy surprise and my brother had a Footrot Flats dog and one of the “surprise” puppies was black and white.
  • Since I was a Ballerina when I was little, I also had a “My pretty Ballerina – ebay link” Who’d hang out with my magic nursery and cabbage patch doll.
  • My top 3 favourite though was my life-sized doll, who we called Brittany. She was my “sister”. She was in all the family photos. Then my brother turned her into a goth and made her a little black dress and we still have her too. I have to take a picture of her.

I am having such a good time remembering these =D Thank you so much!

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. 

In all honesty the question above has really been making me smile and now I’m looking for the other toys from my childhood. Thank you!

Toy and games that will make 90’s girls (and some boys!) super nostalgic

 

It’s a Holiday!

44. Your favourite Holiday

Without a doubt my favourite holiday is Christmas. It’s just my favourite time of the year. Have you ever seen this picture?

Christmaas

(I’m the one at the bottom)

I just love what Christmas represents too me. It’s not even about the gifts, it’s about spending time with people that I love and who love me…and the food! It’s about family, sitting together, laughing and just having a good time together. Where for one day I am lucky enough to not worry about anything.