Saturday, 23 June 2012

Two amazing and exciting things!

Ok, first off… I made a vlog! It is just under thirty seconds long but features me and everyone’s favourite supporting character in my life, Millie! It also shows off my amazing editing skills. But seriously, this is the first time I’ve ever done anything remotely video-y on my computer so I am patting myself on the back! Now you have a strange voice to go with my face.

Also, the second thing. You guys. You guys. This actually made my day and nobody in real life would care and not many internet people care but I just had to tell SOMEONE. So as you may know I have been somewhat obsessed with the app ‘Zombies, Run!’. So obsessed that I made a tumblr for a character from the app. I cringe a little at how bad that sounds but it’s super fun and there's another girl playing along too. ANYWAY, the creators of the game totally found our tumblrs and said we were “super-imaginative and fantastic”. And they said this in public. Go here, you can read it!! Just above the hand drawn picture that is also made of awesome.  I like that the creators of the game are just as nerdy and sweet as the people who love the game.

I’m kind of getting famous on the internet- getting a question answered by one of my fave podcasts and now this all in like one week?! Don’t worry, I’ll still remember you all!!

Monday, 18 June 2012

I’m now one of those bloggers, aren’t I?

I’m now posting once a week, if that.  I just can’t be motivated.  I don’t know why.  I’ve still been reading people’s blogs though, but committing that blogger sin of not commenting.

What have I been up to in the real world then?

I’ve finally cracked my new church (and by ‘new’, I have actually been going there on and off for about a year!) and made some friends!  This has been a real answer to prayer.  It’s hard to make friends.  I’m very grateful for some girls taking me under their wings.  Coffee dates are the best.  Even if I have to go shopping as well.  I am not a shopper.

We had a wine and cheese night at work to celebrate our new clinic that has opened.  We invited a bunch of people and I ate lots of mini quiches and didn’t have to cook dinner that night- score!

I went pet-sitting at a new house with a new doggy.  He was quite naughty, not anything horrible, just didn’t have basic manners.  I think he’s good for his family… but just didn’t listen to me!  His owners say that they go away a lot so I might be looking after him again.

My highlight of the week though was getting a question answered on the website of one of my favourite podcasts!  Answer Me This is an English podcast in which people write in their questions and the hosts answer them.  It’s really funny and makes me miss living in the UK.  I was having trouble sleeping one night and I checked the website (which I rarely do) and there was my question!  I got so excited but it was like 2 in the morning and nobody cares because nobody has heard of the podcast so I just had to lie there in the darkness and giggle to myself.

Monday, 11 June 2012

Game of Thrones party

Hello internet.  It has been a while.  I thought I would show you what me and the Roomies got up to recently.  We had a Game of Thrones party to celebrate the finale… not that I wanted the show to be over or anything.


I had the day off and spent pretty much all of it stressing out about cooking turkey legs.

Also, apparently this is what you wear to a party you are hosting.  Pyjama bottoms.


I did mean to change but because they are so sneakily comfy, I forgot until about halfway through the night that I was wearing them.  Oops.  Oh well, my party- my rules.

Girl Roomie made crowns for everyone.  Everyone.


And yes, that is a mixture of fear and hatred in her eyes.  She really does love me, I promise. 

We ate in the dark, lit only by candles.  We drank cider.  We wore wigs.  Just because.

GoT feast

My friend Kristy is posing for the picture.  Boy Roomie is not.  He is tearing into those turkey legs.  I realise that my American friends are all familiar with turkeys but we really don’t eat it at all over here.  I could NOT believe how giant turkeys are.  Do y’all have giant ovens to cook those monstrous beasts come Thanksgiving?!?!


I baked a lemon poppyseed cake and the recipe can be found here. It came out amazingly! I don’t really trust my baking skills so I was very surprised that I made something so delicious by my own hand. The original recipe didn’t call for frosting, but in my mind it’s not a cake unless there’s frosting.

Hopefully I won’t leave it a week between posting stuff!  Missed you guys!!!

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Short service announcement

I swear I do not work for this company, nor do I get any kickbacks.  I am just absolutely obsessed with this app.

And this very weekend, it is on sale at $1.99!!!  Normally it is $7.99.  I brought it at that price and would say that it is worth every penny.  It really helped me to get back into exercising regularly.  I don't run when I use this app, I just walk so don't let the "run" part of the title put you off :)

I'm just putting this out there so that maybe one person that I know can buy it and we can have intense "I LOVE SAM" or "I HATE RUNNER 8" conversations.

That is all.  And let me know if you decide to get it.