Woodland Magic

Parties, Gifts & Crafts, He and I, Adventures

My best friend’s getting married soon, and the location is out of this world, it is a walk through woodlands to somewhere exhilarating. Just wait till you see where it is, mind you though, it will be a long wait (the wedding is next year, and I am not sharing pictures until then, it’s also probably a secret and she hasn’t told others yet).

So, there I was, on Pinterest, browsing through Woodland weddings. A picture leads me to a post, and then onto something else, after a chain of following one image link to another, I came upon this glorious art installation on this page http://www.runeguneriussen.no/ Seriously, check it out for yourself. This made me want to throw my own woodland party. Isn’t it brilliant?

Maybe for my 30th? A wild woodland, wilderness party, wouldn’t that be lovely?  Lots and lots of lampshades hanging from tree tops. Lights in the dense forest leading the way.  Deeper and deeper you walk, until finally you come to a big plain. Away from all the chaos and racket of the world. Under the cover of the twinkling sky. You will find people sitting cosily wrapped up in blankets. Some are standing, drinking, chatting. Children dancing around the fire with fun adults alike (and hopefully some responsible adults minding the children of course).  Perhaps we will be visited by elves, fairies and gnomes. Goblins, imps and trolls. Perhaps even a unicorn. (Costume party, perhaps?)

It will be magical. We shall be singing, dancing, storytelling.

Celebrating.

[Image from http://www.runeguneriussen.no/]

This is a picture of us at one such magical place a few years ago.

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Cosy Japanese Night

Adventures, He and I

My trip to Japan inspired me to have my own little Japanese themed dinner at home. We invited the sister in law and family and such fun we had.

Hubby made sushi and sashimi. Some plain moulded rice into various shapes. Fish, teddy, cars, stars. I chopped fresh veggies ready for the hotpot. Camping stove on the floor. Plates and dishes laid out. Cushions and sheets. Candles and dimmed lights. Cosiness. Conversations, funny stories. Quality family time.

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Gruntled

He and I

There was this one time a while ago, when I discovered that the opposite of disgruntled is gruntled. How amazing is that? I don’t know about you, but, I sure am pleased by the fact. Ha! Gruntled.

Why don’t we use this word more often?

Hello, I am gruntled to meet you.

I am gruntled with life at present.

I am gruntled to learn that the opposite of disgruntled is gruntled.

Are you as gruntled as I am about gruntled?

First day of Autumn

Adventures, He and I

Today is the first day of autumn.  It doesn’t really feel like it, the days are starting to get colder, but I guess everything else will start kicking in a bit mid season.  Do you know that, autumn is my favourite season? I love hot chocolates, thick, woolly socks, creamy pastas, mulled rum (yes, rum, I will share my recipe with you in another post), and cosy sweaters. I also like to wear hubby’s oversized hoodies, even though he did buy me two of my very own. It’s just that something about it being his, which I love so much. They always smell like fresh spices. I love the smell of fresh spices. I think it makes it all the more ‘autumn-ey’.

I like the sound, the smell, and the colours of wood fires in the dark. I like to light up our fireplace and just stare at the gorgeous colours of the flame. I love to gaze out the window, especially in the mornings, and glimpse the beautiful orange-ness of nature. I love how all the leaves from gigantic trees, fall at our feet, and I love the ‘crunch’ they make as we walk over them.  I like to have candlelit dinners. I like to make casseroles and have live cooking dinners (my ever famous Miso Soup) with friends and family alike.

I like seeing acorns and pine cones on the ground. I love roasting marshmallow, I might even make s’mores this year. Did you know, hubby has never made s’mores before? It could be our first together.  I love baking and cooking and most importantly eating things with apples in them. I love the smell of freshly baked bread, which luckily for me, hubby loves doing. I love pumpkins. We did so well with Pumpkins this year, but alas, none grew to be massive and ripe and ready for Halloween. There is still time, I suppose, we will see how it fares. I love Halloween, and the mass of kids with their ‘Trick or Treat’.

I cannot wait to go walking around local parks and in parks in the middle of the city. They always look so splendid in autumn. I have seen mushrooms grow everywhere these days, and this year hopefully I will see the real red mushrooms with white dots on them. You know the ones, which you see in cartoons and children’s books. Did you know they were real? It blew my mind when I learnt that these pretty things were real and not just imagined up for children.

I may also start to keep a little journal about gardening, but I won’t make any promises. I would mostly do this for hubby, as he loves to garden and I love gardens. Hopefully it will inspire and motivate me to get the same level of energy and passion for gardening as he does, and most importantly, to have a beautifully planned out garden next year.  But like I said, don’t hold me to this one!

Wish you all a splendid Autumn!

Its been a year!

He and I

Crazy! Its been one year already! I cant beleieve I have been blogging for a whole year and I kept it up, [well with a little absence here and there], still kept it up.

I started this as a way to record all the funny conversations and moments I have with my husband, but soon I just wanted to write more and more and include whatever and anything I felt like. I love writing, and blogging has been like a practice for me to improve on it. Its been good for me on so many levels. I have let out frustration, (although I try not to so much on the blog, I want to keep it a mostly happy place), its kept me busy and working , doing something of quality rather than lazing around. I mean I even started writing poetry. A poet? Me? Well apparently!

I remember I used to love writing rhyming poems in school, ha! Wish I kept them stored somewhere. Some were really darn good for a 8 year old girl! I still remember, there was something about a train jorney that I wrote and all my freinds at primary school were so impressed by it.

Anyway, I hope you have enjoyed reading all about my adventures most of them can be found through here, my favourite poem so far check it here, and everything else that has been up. I have thrown amazing parties like this one. I have made amazing things together with hubs check it here. And there is still more to come!

Hope you enjoy it and I hope to be keeping this up regularly.

Yay! 1st ‘Blog-aversary!’ 🙂

Birthday Week!

He and I, Parties, Gifts & Crafts

Its birthday week this week!

A lot has been going on since my last post. First, I have learnt that I might be at a risk of being made redundant, which is a total bust. There is so much to think about. First, would be the normal like paying bills, and mortgage etc. The second thing and also the thing that really upset me, is having to hold back my holiday plans. It is really frustrating not having that financial security of a sort. I have had to think about saving up in case I don’t get a job in time and I need to have enough to be able to pay the daily, ‘grown-up’ bills. I would also then have to find a job, and save up enough all over again to be able to start travelling and going on exciting adventures. Eurghh! So this is a big thumb down in my life right now.

Apart from that, I have been extremely busy in preparations for a traditional event for my brother. It is a religious Hindu ceremony where he in ‘simple terms’, can now become a ‘student’ of Hinduism. It is quite a big event, coming second to a wedding ceremony. So we have had lots of family come over. We have a house full of people and I have been busy catering to them and in organising the event. The celebrations finally finished last weekend, and it was a tremendous success.

I am now looking forward to celebrating my birthday. I know it’s going to be a special one as I will have all my extended family to celebrate with.

I will be back with exciting things again! I promise!  Just need to get things back on track again.

That’s all for now!