Winter Drinks

We are now going through the middle of Winter and it is cold and I am not very good during the cold weather and I have been looking at some lovely hot, steamy drinks…So I am going to share some of them I am planning on making this Winter, I just have to figure out the amount that these recipes makes: What are some of your favourite Winter beverage recipes? any family favourites or classics?

Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Recipe

Mulled Wine *looks SO easy to make!*

Easy Nutella Dessert

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!

Share Your World … Week 11

Share Your World

Share Your World…Week 11

How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order? 

I only have one sibling, a brother, and he is younger than myself. Although a lot of people always assume that he is the older sibling. I’m not sure if it is our personalities, or because he’s really tall and he’s voice is extremely deep.

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?

Well I don’t drive so I’d rather be the passenger, for the safety of everyone! I am actually studying to get my licence at the moment. Even so, I think that I’d prefer to be the passenger. I worry a lot and the thought of being responsible for other people in a big “thing” does honestly scare me. Even with every person telling me about the freedom of being able to drive.

When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own?

I love the candles, I am a big candle person. One of my favourite shops is in this little town called “Hahndorf”… They have amazing candles Hahndorf Candle Shop …. Please give them a look!

List at least five of your favorite types of animals?  (any animal to domestic to wild to marine life)

  1. Lions/Lioness
  2. Hyena
  3. Wolves (Dogs in general really)
  4. Warthogs
  5. Owls

I know that some of my choices may seem a little “obscure” but after watching Safari Live now for over a year. I have really come to appreciate some of the animals that most wouldn’t assume as being a “favourite”. Take Warthogs for example, they are AMAZING mothers! So fierce and so protective, and just watching the little piglets rolling around in the mud, all happy. They will bring you joy, I promise!

Share Your World … Week 52

Share Your World

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Wow! So the last of “Share Your World” … What a ride! Who knows what I’ll be doing next year! SO let’s finish this one with a BANG! =D

Tell how you are feeling today in the form of a weather report. (For example, partly cloudy, sunny with a chance for showers, etc.) 

I actually writing this on the Tuesday 29th, but it wont be posted until Thursday the 31st (Happy New Year). However, the whole week is supposed to be really the same (somewhere around mid 30 Celsius … High 80 – early 90 Fahrenheit). So it should actually be nicely warm all this week.

What is most memorable about your high school years?

I would have to say that it was the final year of High School for me (and not because it was the last year either). I wasn’t “popular”, but I wasn’t “geeky” either. My little group could pretty much sit where ever we wanted because were kind of cool with everyone. Down Under our Wendys (Australia) sells Hot Dogs and not burgers and every Friday lunch time my girlfriends and I would always get a “Cheesy Dog” (pretty much a Hot Dog with cheese, instead of just sauce). Every now and then I still get them,lol.

Have you ever owned a rock, pet rock, or gem that is not jewerly?

Knowing me, I probably did, but I can’t honestly remember if I did or not.

Complete this sentence:  I like watching…

Ustream Djuma (live stream) in the morning, I usually have that on in the morning, it’s extremely soothing and very meditative, just some sounds of very early African sounds. Also, whenever I can, I like to watch Ustream Wild Earth Safari’s, they are only twice a day for three hours each, but it’s amazing!

Share Your World…Week 49

Share Your World

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What would be your ideal birthday present, and why?

I think it would honestly be that makes everyone that I care about have some fun and just have a good time. What that actually is, I’m not sure.

What color would you like your bedroom to be?

I have actually really been thinking about this sort of thing lately, if I had my dream house type thing. I am really into Celtic and fantasy type things at the moment. I’ve started doing some personal fantasy writing and the music I listen to, to inspire me is Celtic and Celtic type music. It would be fantastic if I could have some sort of office (maybe a Bedroom) where it was inspired by the Celtic theme. A lot of Celtic themes come from Ireland and Irish history, so I guess I would need it to be some kind of nice green colour.

Would you prefer snowy winters, or not, and why? 

I have never actually seen real snow before! I would love to see it, but I really hate the cold, so I’m not sure how long I would actually even last,lol.

Would you rather go a week without bathing, but be able to change your clothes, or a week without a change of clothes, but be able to bathe?

Hmm, during Summer being able to do neither of those two options would be preferable (it’s Summer here). If I really had to choose though, I would have to go with a week without bathing, but able to change clothes. It’s funny really because of my damaged leg thats what I’ve had to do over the last month or so. It was hurting my leg to much to move about so I had to limit what I could do. My poor boyfriend with my hairy legs though!lol

The comfort in comfort food

In the land “Down Under” we are supposed to be in the middle of Spring at the moment, but today is feeling a little bit like Winter…It’s all grey and windy and it keeps raining. So I decided to have some of my most favourite comfort food for lunch…Yes…I went there! I am posting on social media what I am having for lunch.

The funny thing was having a hot drink and a hot lunch, made me all sweaty. I regret nothing though! McCain Pizza Toasties (Australia) are amazing since my readers in the Northern Hemisphere are currently actually heading towards their cold Winters, these is an amazing comfort food! There so quick to make as well! 45 seconds in the microwave and heat up in the toaster, that’s it!

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(Say hello to my little friend ie Sailor Mars…OHMGawd, I LOVE her!)

First Day of Spring!

Today is the first day of Spring, and it’s really grey and cold outside, when it has been so pretty the rest of the week. Spring is my favourite time of the year and it’s here again! This Winter has felt so cold and grey for such a long time, I didn’t even have to put on my heater this morning to get ready =D Despite the horrible weather, it’s still kind of warm =D

Spring

Winter Heat

I HATE Winter, I swear it’s been so cold this year and I know that last weekend we had one of our coldest days is quiet a few years. This year has been particularly rough though. Last weekend was cold in Melbourne and when I came home it was freezing, much colder than Melbourne, which was odd. This weekend I spent the weekend with my partners family and I was freezing.

What do you all like to do when it’s cold? Generally if I’m by myself I’ll cuddle up with a blanket and luckily my puppy means that she loves sitting on my lap and is like a little water bottle. This weekend was horrible because there was no heating in the little granny flat we were in and it got below 0! I don’t deal well with the cold and I hate not being able to have a little heater around to just take the edge off while I get changed. My bones and everything just hurt. I hate it…

This is mainly a rant blog because it’s so cold and now I’m home and all warm and it does feel magical. I feel my body coming to life again.

Are you, my dear readers, a Winter or a Summer person…Or even a Spring or Autumn person?

 

The Winter Blues from Robert Frost

In the great land down under we are heading into the colder weather. So to get myself started and make myself actually believe it’s here, instead of being in denial about it. I am not a fan of Winter, I really do not like it. It hurts my body, I wish I could hibernate during the next few years, I think that every year.

So to “celebrate” the upcoming weather, here’s a poem I found from the King of Sunshine himself…Robert Frost.

Looking For a Sunset Bird in Winter by Robert Frost

The west was getting out of gold,
The breath of air had died of cold,
When shoeing home across the white,
I thought I saw a bird alight.

In summer when I passed the place
I had to stop and lift my face;
A bird with an angelic gift
Was singing in it sweet and swift.

No bird was singing in it now.
A single leaf was on a bough,
And that was all there was to see
In going twice around the tree.

From my advantage on a hill
I judged that such a crystal chill
Was only adding frost to snow
As gilt to gold that wouldn’t show.

A brush had left a crooked stroke
Of what was either cloud or smoke
From north to south across the blue;
A piercing little star was through.

I hope you all keep warm!