This is Halloween

So my mum and I ended up deciding to throwing a Halloween party. We were going to do it, then not. We were fine, then we both got really sick, so we couldn’t be bothered. Now after my Mum talked to her sister and we found out all the nieces and nephews were really looking forward to it. Then we decided to do it again,lol

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So basically now my Mum and I are trying to get all these things together in a shorter amount of time. So far we’ve come up with a couple of things ie games to play. But I’m wondering if we should have kid friendly movies playing in the background, or just Halloween type music? The games we have so far are, any more ideas?:

  • Eat the doughnut (hang the doughnuts from a string, Hands behind back and eat).
  • Guess the scary person. We were debating whether or not to put a couple of real life serial killers in there. But…still not sure.

 

Share Your World … Week 24

Share Your World

Share Your World … Week 24

What is the most fun thing you did in school?

It would have to be a toss up between my Media Studies class and my Classical Studies class. I actually did Drama and I loved it, but there were such fights about who got what parts on the major performance, it became less fun. Media Studies I got to learn how to make films, shows, film editing. My Classical studies have stayed with me.

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

I actually really love Rottweilers, I think that they are just gorgeous! I would choose Wolf, but for some reason I read this question as a Dog I could actually have, as my own. My dad’s friends had one (I think he might have been crossed with a Great Dane as well or something, he was huge!) and he was lovely. Unfortunately my Dad’s friend did not control him very well, and he got to rough with a police officer and they had to put him down…I was quiet angry about that, she never should have bought him. It was why I would never own one, I know better.

You are invited to a party that will be attended by many fascinating people you never met.  Would you attend this party if you were to go by yourself?

I think that I would be intrigued so much by it that I would just go to the party, even though I would probably be uncomfortable and nervous. You know that if you didn’t go, you’d regret it.

The “Art” of Lying

I was inspired to post about this topic over the weekend, after going out one night and trying to find a way to get out of a birthday party the next night. I was invited to a party that I just naturally assumed my partner would attend, which he decided he didn’t want too (he’s an adult, he doesn’t have to go if he doesn’t want too). I felt like I had to attend because not only had I promised at least I would show up. I also had to drop off at the party this expensive drink that someone else has brought and left my house -.- The main reason I don’t want to go is because the birthday guy is a little … strange, especially when he drinks.

Now I am not encouraging lying by any stretch of the imagination, because if you are like myself. If I lie, well, I am just a bad liar. Mainly because I start panicking that I’ll get caught and it goes downhill from there. I am also not asking how about my readers “Art of Lying”…Unless of course you do want to share!

It was interesting to me though how people will lie and how they avoid getting caught (there may have been some alcohol involve) because now we all know how they lie. So here are some of the “Art Tips” I discovered.

  • Food poisoning is the best to go with, because if you say you have the “flu” or a sore throat. As a general rule you will then have to have a “sniffle” for the next few days.
  • Don’t go out during the day or that night, especially when you live in a small town.
  • Avoid ringing anyone, text if you must.
  • Don’t post on social media. Don’t even take a photo to show “how sick” you are.
  • Try to remember a time when you were sick with the actual illness and try to remember how you felt and what you went through.

*Disclaimer* I am not encouraging people to lie =P

Work parties

I had my Christmas/End of year work party last night and it was fantastic! Then I woke up,lol

So I thought that I would just write down a few of my “Do’s and Don’t” at a Christmas Work party…This also depends on though how laid-back and how friendly you are with your fellow co-workers.

  1. Do not get so drunk off your face that you throw up in front of your co-workers. There is definitely a difference between having too much fun and having “too” much fun.
  2. Think of this evening as if you are going to a party with your family.
  3. Boats and Drinking don’t ever mix (this one was after seeing a teenager died at his Christmas work party on a boat).
  4. It’s important to know who your “audience” is at a Christmas work party.

What are your rules? Do you have any for your Christmas Work party?

Another year over…

…Well not exactly yet, except it’s no another 354 days until the next Halloween again … Already there’s Christmas every where, well actually I could have sworn that they started advertising it as early as September. We’re not big on Halloween here in Australia, I even bought treats for the trick and treaters…We had none, yeah I was disappointed…We have so much chocolate! I don’t even like chocolate that much,lol. (I was Miss Beetlejuice)

I hope that you all had a fun and, more importantly, safe Halloween…I know that America is where Halloween originated from, but I’m unsure as to what other countries may celebrate it. The other one that I am aware of is Day of the Dead, celebrated largely through Mexico.

So I thought that I’d share a few photos with you from my weekend. One of the foods that I made that was such a hit and I would definitely make it again is Candy Corn Popcorn…It is really sweet and extremely easy to make!

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Recipe for Candycorn Popcorn

500 grams Candy Corn
225 grams white chocolate melts
1 Bag popped popcorn (flavour is up to you…I choose Johnnys Sweet &Salty)

  1. Place the popped popcorn and candy corn in a very large bowl (you’ll need plenty of room to stir popcorn).
  2. Melt the white chocolate melts in the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring after each time, until melted. OR Heat a small saucepan of water to boil, bring down to a simmer, place a small glass bowl on top of saucepan (making sure that it doesn’t fall in) and place white chocolate into glass bowl, watching and stir as it melts.
  3. Drizzle the melted white chocolate over the popcorn and candy corn and stir to coat each piece of popcorn.
  4. Pour the mixture over wax paper and spread into an even layer.
  5. Allow to cool in the fridge for at least 15-30 minutes.
  6. Break into pieces

Ideas! Come at me!

In Australia we don’t celebrate Halloween here, but every time I have been over to America I always make sure that when I do head over there I go there during Halloween… It is actually one of my favourite holidays, I wish we had a bigger celebration of it over here. Although it has been picking up.

However, I sillyily decided to host a Halloween party and people actually want to come. So now I have to come up with some Halloween idea! Can any of you help me? I’ve managed to come up with a few ideas:

  • Jelly with snakes or some kind of eyeballs (edible)in it.
  • Toilet paper rolls with eye shaped holes in them and glow stick, putting them in random parts of the house/garden.
  • I have these table top decorations.

Also, if any of you know of any “traditional Halloween” food or drinks please let me know! I have absolutely no idea in that regard.

Share Your World…Week 35

Share Your World

Share Your World – 2015 Week #35

What made you feel good this week?

I suggest you all wander over to Pete’s Pond, when you see a baby elephant rolling around in the mud and water for the first time. It just warms the heart, I could watch it all day … I’m not kidding, I actually use Pete’s Pond and Djuma Cam as a form of “mediation”, it’s fantastic!

For potlucks or parties do you cook it yourself, buy from a grocery store, or pay for catering?

I’m not really a “cook” person. It;s funny really because it’s actually the guys in my family who LOVE to cook. They are always cooking and creating things, whereas I cook mainly to survive. Although sometimes I do love to create but it’s so rare and doesn’t happen to often. However I do try to “create” drinks for parties. Sometimes I’ll do all three!

What is your favorite part of the town/city you live in.  And what Country do you live?

There are so many little hidden treasures in Adelaide, even though Adelaide is comparatively small compared to cities like Sydney and Melbourne, but we have lots of “secret spots”. My favourite place to go though is “Victor Harbor” especially during the Spring and Summer time. It’s this little beach town, when the weather is right, it is perfect! I live in Australia.

Complete this sentence:  My favorite place in the whole world…..

To lie in bed, snuggling up with a good book on a sunny morning with the television on softly in the background.

TGIF!

As the heading says TGIF! I have been oooing and arring all week whether or not I really want to be the Australian that throws the Halloween party…I’ve decided…I do! I do indeed! I haven’t “sent out the invitation” (ie send invites on Facebook yet).

Whenever I’ve been over to America though, I have pretty much made sure that I head over at the two most important times of the Halloween and Thanksgiving…mmm…chocolate pie! So I’ve been looking up ideas before I’ve told anyone about it. So here a couple of ideas that I’ve found (and that might be helpful for you too!):

15 Tricks To Throwing A Killer Party On The Cheap

I found the above link through a Facebook page called “The Tipsy Bartender” They have amazing ideas for drinks and so forth. The title does speak for itself though, they have some really good ideas to throw a party on the cheap. Which are good ideas if you are just looking to do a “party”, you know, just have some friends around and get some drinking and games on.

What are some of your party ideas? Do you panic (like me) or are you a nice and chilled party host?