#30DaysOfThankful Day 2: True love

The Princess Bride cartoonWhat’s the matter? Getting grossed out by my #30DaysOfThankfulness? Yes, it’s going to get quite soppy, get used to it or go read something else ;)

What more can I say about true love? I’m thankful to finally know true love! The fact it was right there all along is very random, but I guess all good things take time.

I’m thankful that I have someone who knows me, thinks about meme, respects me, is kind to me, says nice things to me, is thoughtful, considerate, sweet and protective. Who laughs at my dad’s jokes and makes plenty of his own, and for some reason finds me funny most of the time. Who makes me feel safe and loves me as much as I love him. I’ll never take any of it for granted.

Thank you <3

P.S. Yes, that’s Russell I’m talking about ;)

Charlotte’s awesome tea party

Wow, this was fun. I spent the weekend in Rotorua, then came home to sunshine and an epic tea party with Charlotte.

And Barbie, Ashely, Flora, Dog-dog, Jemima and special guest Ken. Who was a complete gentleman might I add ;)

The Tea Party by bunnzy
The Tea Party, a photo by bunnzy on Flickr.

I didn’t get to eat the biscuit, boooo! ;)

Here is a picture of the guests, minus me as I’m behind the camera…

The Tea Party by bunnzy
The Tea Party, a photo by bunnzy on Flickr.

Deadly terms used by women

  1. Fine – This is the word women use to end an argument when they KNOW they are right and you need to shut up.
  2. Nothing – This means SOMETHING and you should be wary.
  3. Go ahead – This is a dare, NOT permission. DON’T DO IT!
  4. Whatever – is a woman’s way of saying FUCK YOU!
  5. That’s OK – She’s thinking long and hard before deciding HOW and WHEN you WILL pay for your mistake.

Oh, you reckon eh?

Best pancake/hotcake recipe ever

In my kitchen is a very special recipe book. It’s one of those very old ledger books with the brown cover. This book has been in my family for ages and contains recipes passed down through the generations. Plus cutouts from all kinds of old crusty magazines. It even has my attempt at writing recipes when I was about 2! In the back cover is some scientific scrawl about potassium and KHCO3 (whatever that is) written by my great-grandfather “pop”. It has the date Monday, 30th September. I wonder what year the 30th of September fell on a Monday?

This recipe below is from some friends in Canada. It got added to the family cookbook when they came to visit in the early 2000s.

Best pancake/hotcake recipe ever

3 cups of flour
1 tsp salt
6 tbsp sugar (you can use splenda or sucryl)
2 eggs
6 tbsp (90 grams) melted butter
1 tsp vanilla essence
6 tsp baking powder
3 cups of milk

Heat up your frying pan because this won’t take long…

Mix the first 6 ingredients together with the milk on high until smooth. Add more milk or water if the mix is too thick or you want to stretch it further.

Add the baking powder to the mixture and give it a very quick mix on high.

Use a soup ladel to put the mix into the pan as it measures out just the right amount for a hotcake (and doesn’t make as much mess).

Flip when they start to bubble and you will end up with a nice golden hotcake. If you’re doing it right you might end up with a very, very thin crust… yum.

This mix will make enough for 4 people. I usually make a double mix when I cook them for Christmas morning, and we usually have 6-8 people with hotcakes left over.

Great served with fruit and cream or maple syrup, bacon and bananas… mmm… fry the bananas a bit ;)

What’s with all these bloody weddings?

Seriously. They are everywhere. WTF? I know about 5 couples who have gotten married in the last 2 weeks. NO FUCKING SHIT. Random as eh?

I think I’m going to die having never been married. I’m reaching level 30 this year. I will be able to wear tougher armor, carry a bigger sword and edge a little bit closer to my death.

On a side note, I’m also kinda relieved I don’t have to go through the motions. I’m disappointed and happy with where I’m at. Dating at 30? Not married at 30? A mother at 30?

Who the fuck wants to get invovled with someone with a kid? ugh. That’s a terrible though, but haunting me in the back of my head like a nagging marge simpson. go figure.

Iruno. Carry on peoples, carry on!

OMG SVH!

I can’t believe it. This is all so surreal, what a dream come true eh? ;)

Sweet Valley High – the 30s years?

This is very, very accurate:

Back when some of us were of the age to be spending all our time thinking seriously about whether we should be getting behind Coke or Pepsi, and which member of Duran Duran was the dreamiest, our bookshelves wore the kicky pastel and citrus hues of Sweet Valley.

I haven’t been this excited in ages -_- I still have a whole lot of the Sweet Valley Twins and Sweet Valley High books at home. I think I even have some Sweet Valley Kids books o_O Or whatever it was when they were super-young.

Ahhh Elizabeth and Jessica, what are you up to now?…

Mmm apply goodness

This is a just yummy recipe :)

Sugar Free Please – APPLE STRUDEL.

I get a lot of recipes from this site, having to eat sugar-free ‘n all. I made some apple strudel tonight and served with vanilla ice cream. It’s shame I couldn’t put sultana’s in it, but it was nice.

I also made some more bacon and egg pie for dave to take to lunch for the next week, plus also some pikelets for Charlotte to take for morning tea.

So it was a nice evening of cooking, and not even 8pm and I’m already sitting down to do some blogging ;)

Just incase you wanna be gay and go do some baking to send to my house, or cook for me, here are some of my favourite bookmarks ;)

Kieran and Amanda’s wedding

Aww, it was a beautiful day. My cousin Kieran married his girl Amanda. They had been together for six years, met in high school etc. Very fairytale ;) The wedding was held at Wallaceville House. The wedding ceremony was at 5.00pm, we got there at 4:30 to dress Charlotte. She was the flower girl. She looked so beautiful.

The bride (Amanda) arrived at about 5:20pm. Fashionably late! She looked totally stunning. She also arrived in this HUUUUGE limo. It was so big that after the ceremony they had to come and find who owned some cars to get them moved because the limo got stuck. Then it couldnt get out past the carpark, so they had to remove some plants from the gardens to let the limo out down the bottom. Honestly, it was a fucking huge limo.

Charlotte was very well behaved during the ceremony. She stood up with Nadia (the bridesmaid who was her chaperone) and was nice and quiet. Then she discovered the hedge behind her and played with that for a while. Then found a big leaf and ran off with it. It was just beautiful. Amanda looked lovely, and her and Kieran looked happy.


After the ceremony we sat in the gardens and had drinks and nibbles, then moved inside for the reception dinner, followed by dancing. It was awesome. It was nice to have all my family in one place at one time. We totally pwnd Amanda’s family in terms of attendance. There was many more of us Taylors and Davies.

It was a great evening and night. What a success. The weather was really clear and calm, and everyone was in such a good mood. I can only hope that one day if I get married it’ll be half as awesome as this. The speech Kieran gave about him and Amanda and how much he loves her, he was in tears, it was just really touching. And everyone was just so happy and proud for them.

You can see all the photos plus lots of videos of the bride coming in and the announcements in my Kieran and Amanda’s Wedding Picasa album.

A good long talk on random stuff

So… what’s with this server eh? Going all wonky n stuff. GAY. I emailed and txt my cousin, but heard nothing. I’ll see him at Nana’s on Christmas though.

Let’s see what random things I’ve been up to. First, on Sunday I was eating strawberries and there was one as big as my hand :o I should have done a better comparison, but I got hungry! ^_^ Tis not a very good photo o_O

Then what happened? Well, Charlotte drew a “nake”, and a “nake” goes ssssssssss apparently. Unsure how she knows what a snake is. And also what a scorpion is! ;)

My garden got nailed by the hot weather, and I had to have the sprinkler on most of the weekend. Which was okay, cos Charlotte and I sat under it ;)

Oh, and Dave made Charlotte a mini version of one of my handbags

Look at that, she’s totally not a baby anymore. She’s a real little girl. Ohhh my lil baby all grown up! Someone give me more babies!