Saturday, 31 January 2015

Time To Try New Things!

So tomorrow is my day off. I NEVER get Sundays off! It is super unusual! Great though!

So I have decided to go to Church, not only because the song 'Take me to church' is awesome, but because it is something I have always wanted to do but from what I remember, I never have. My niece Aurora wants to go too. So I think it would be a good bonding activity.
If we don't like it we could always go to Maccas instead. 

I am thinking of going to Nations Church. I always drive past there and it looks lovely. Not only that my cousins go there. My cousin Brad sings there quite a bit, so it should be good.

Tonight, instead of going to Jesse (My Cousin) 21st party, I have decided to stay home and have an early one. I am turning into a nana. Hopefully that will change when Kat gets here. 


Wednesday, 28 January 2015

I'M IN!!

So last year I applied for a course at Otago Polytechnic. (Sort of a cross between university and tafe). I received a letter a while ago saying that I was not accepted as the class I wanted to be in was full, but I was allowed to be on the wait list. Well on Tuesday I got a phone call saying that someone pulled out and I have a chance to be in. I had an interview today, well, what I thought was an interview, but I actually got in. It was a pre-orientation. It was amazing. It is classed as full time study, but I only have classes on Thursdays and Fridays 9am-5pm. I thought that was great. I could imagine it will be a hard course, but it would totally be worth it in the end. This means, because it is only two days a week, and only until 5pm at the latest, I can still work as per usual, and I will get plenty of time to spend with my best friend, Kat. It will be amazing. I am studying a national certificate in Human Services, majoring in Disability Support. Another cool thing, is that my sister Bex, is also studying this year. I found out today that she will be in the same block as me, and we will be having orientation together, and we have course on the same days, Kat was saying yesterday that she is keen to study something too. It would be awesome if she could get into a course that she wanted over here, then we could live the real scarfie life. Nana Rua was fantastic today. When she found out I was accepted she was very proud, she took me to warehouse stationary and let me spend $50. She is so lovely.

Anyways, just thought I would let you all know how proud I am of myself. :)


Sunday, 25 January 2015

Catch up time

So these are the pictures of my aunty's birthday cake that I made her. It was delicious! everybody loved it! 

Last night we went to Filadelfios for dinner. It is an american style Pizza/ Pasta Bar! It was delicious. I got the spaghetti puttnesca. It was fantastic! 

Today I looked after my nieces, and picked Bella up from kindy! It was her first day back from the Christmas holidays. She loved it! I made a birthday cake this afternoon as it is one of my best friends in New Zealand birthday. I work with him. He is great! I know he will enjoy the cake.

Tomorrow I am going to make play dough with Aurora, she gets a bit bored after so many weeks of school holidays. It will be great fun! I can't even remember the last time I made play dough! 

Friday, 23 January 2015

Life is sweet...

So Yesterday, I did a whole lot of nothing. It was FANTASTIC! I took Allegra to the shop to change her birthday present! She chose a Doc McStuffins microphone! It is great! Then we went to the Beach and the park and had some lunch and got an ice block. What a great day. Today, I went to my sisters as soon as I woke up. We went to town and did some shopping. Then mum and dad came down and we are just about to have a barbeque for dinner. Dad and James are away fishing, Mum and the kids are watching Peppa Pig and Bex is outside starting the Barbeque up. Life is great.

 Raewyns cake turned out great! I will upload picture when I get home. (Not on my computer) We have had such beautiful weather.

If it is great tomorrow we might take the Jet Ski down to Henley for a blat for Raewyn's Birthday. Maybe take a Picnic.

I went up home to get Millie (My Dog) when I got home she wasn't there, which is unusual, as she never runs away. She obviously hear my brakes, as she ran down the street and into the car like a bat out of hell. She obviously decided it would be a good idea to go on an adventure. I will be sure to upload a picture of her too. She is kind of cute. But she is super hypo. I love her.

Well I am off to make a salad for dinner.


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Time to do what I want!

For those who know me, you know I am a bit of a geeky nerd. I laughed so hard when I seen this picture! So I thought I would share it with you.

I have decided I would like to take up dancing! I would love to know how to waltz and Cha Cha! I would love to do Rock n Roll dancing. I think that will be something I take up in my spare time, in the near future. 

So my cake is almost finished and I am quite pleased with how it came out considering what it looked like last night. 
I am super excited for the next couple of weeks. I have my cousins 21st next week. It is a heaven and hell theme, which should be hilarious. The week after, we are going back to Kurow to get some more firewood, for the winter of course. and in seven weeks I am off to Australia. I can not wait. Not only do I get to see my family, I get to see my friends, and I get to bring my best friend Kat back. I am so excited. I am also super excited to see a really good friend named Enzo. He is great. He has just moved to Adelaide so I will have to catch up with him when I am down there.

Well I am off to put the finishing touches on the cake, and then watch a couple of episodes of Awkward. 


Whoops... (Part 2)

Soo.... lets just say my cake didn't really turn out the way I wanted it. It smells beautiful though! So I will have to see what I can do to fix it tomorrow.

I think it is time to lay in bed and watch some TV with my cats. If you didn't already know, I love cats! I have three and there is a stray that has adopted us over this Christmas break. He is a bit skittery, and doesn't really come inside, but I am working on him.

I am listening to Geronimo on the radio whilst I am typing this and I just can't stop smiling, I don't know why, it just reminds me of a happy song. Something that just instantly makes your mood ten times better. Have you a song like that?

Tomorrow is Allegra's second birthday so we have a big day ahead! I also have the lady from Avon coming around as I am going to start being a representative for it. But I think I might need to postpone her coming around so that I can spend the whole day with Allegra, I might see if Aurora would like a sleepover tomorrow night as well. She would love that!

Alright! I'm off


Tuesday, 20 January 2015


So my cake didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. The cake itself is fine, but my icing skills with my shaky hands and today, my shaky patience, I thought it would be a good idea to change the decoration. I am aiming for something like the picture below. I am going to finish it off once I finish writing this.
Speaking of whoops, I am constantly loosing my phone! I could have it, and two minutes later I couldn't tell you where it was. I even have a case that looks like a giant pineapple. It is awesome, but I still can't find it. I would probably misplace my head if it wasn't attached.

 Not the full thing, I just want to decorate it like the top cake. 


Trying to be Macgyver... TRYING

So today I am making cakes because I was too lazy yesterday.
Without a craft knife I have to try and Macgyver my way round a dancer silhouette so I can make the icing that same picture, kind of like a stencil. I am useless enough with scissors as it is, but I need to make the icing exactly the same, Last year I made her a lolly cake. I will upload pic. But this year I wanted to personalize it more because she is a fantastic Aunt and deserves a fantastic cake. I will let you know how the cutting goes when I cut it. Fingers crossed it turns out good.

Anyways, yesterday I caught up with my cousin Johnny. I was helping him pick something for his mum for her birthday, that did not turn out too well as we could not decide on what to get her. We just ended up going to Mc Donalds and having afternoon tea. It was great. We never really used to hang out while we were growing up because I was in Australia, and when I left he was a bit of a douche. But now he is an amazing young man that has a bright future ahead of him, even though he is a freak and can remember like everyones car number plate. That kid had a great memory. But yeah, it was cool. It's days like that I am thankful to have such an amazing family.

I am going to my friend Kiri's house at 3pm today to get my eyebrows done and help her with her business advertisements, I used to work with her at the bottle store I used to work at before I started at the pub. She is great.
 This is last years birthday cake.

Right I am off to take mum to work and then go make some cakes and get my eyebrows done (youch) 

Monday, 19 January 2015

I Got Style... Kinda!

The other day me, my parents and my aunty went to Kurow to see my uncle and chop some firewood for the winter. Kurow is such a beautiful place, it is nice and sunny and in the winter it is like a winter wonderland with beautiful scenery.
Kurow New Zealand 

Anyway, what I was actually going to say was when me and my aunty were in the cafe waiting for our coffees, she told me that her youngest son Nic (14) wanted me to take him shopping for clothes instead of his mum because I have better taste than him. I am not sure whether he wants me to come so none of his friends see him and his mum shopping, or if he actually does think I have some sort of style. I thought that was amazing. He is a lovely boy and he will go far some day soon. He is a fantastic sportsman. 

This morning my sister messaged me to see if I wanted to come to the supermarket with her and her three daughters to do the groceries. Of course I said yes. It was good fun, unlike the other times we go and it is stressful. I took Bella (3) my middle niece while my sister took Aurora (5) and Allegra (1). While we were going around the supermarket Bella decided it would be a great idea to let me know everything she wanted, when I replied with "Thats cool Bella" she replied with " I guess I could wait for my birthday." I thought it was priceless. 
Now I am sitting at home with Allegra while the other girls are out at a play date. When we were having lunch Allegra went over to Nana Rua's plate and ate half of her sandwich and all her crusts before she had a chance to eat it herself. Gorgeous. 

Later on today I will be making two birthday cakes. One for Allegra as it is her 2nd birthday on Thursday and one for Raewyn as it is her birthday on Sunday, but I have to work so I will give it to her earlier. I will be sure to upload photos when they are finished. 

I  am off to watch Coronation Street with Allegra and Nana Rua now. 


Lucky for some!

So today I found out that my dad won an hour worth of tattooing for free, and since he doesn't handle needles well, he is giving me the voucher. What an amazing gift! I have already planned what I want! I want something like the picture below but I want five little cupcakes. The cupcakes represent my passion towards baking and five of them because I want them to represent me and my four siblings.
Picture from pinterest
 Also, another thing to make me smile today was the fact that a young guy maybe in his early twenties was at the supermarket today. and I was not watching where I was going and bumped into him, he apologized even though it was my fault which was very sweet, and then when I was waiting in line to be served, this same man was infront of me and he let me go before him. It is the simple things like that that make ones day ten times better.

Anger is a horrible thing, and many people know that it is contagious. Have you ever been yelled at by someone?, a stranger, a teacher/ boss, a parent or a friend. When someone treats you like that it makes you feel that way and you end up taking it out on other people, whether you mean it or not. But I believe that a smile is contagious too. Have you ever seen the television show 'The Middle'? In one of the episodes Sue Heck does a project to see if smiling is contagious, Although it does not turn out for her, in real life it is! Smiling and laughing is the key to a happier you and a better life!

Seriously, how can this face not make you smile :)
Picture from: 

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Happiness is the key!

These last couple of weeks, even months on the news have been filled with bad news!
You hardly ever see the good stuff. And like the news, we also forget to let the good things
outweigh the bad.
In this blog I will be letting the good outweigh the bad. Even on my darkest days I will find
that one thing that kept me going all day! That one thing that made me smile whether it was
something amazing like getting a bunch of flowers or being taken out to lunch to a simple
smile or walk along the beach. We need to start saying I LOVE more than I hate.
The way to a positive life is to have a positive heart and a positive mind.

I was  driving down the street the other day, windows down music up, singing at the top of my lungs. There is something about doing that that makes me feel so alive. I LOVE doing that! I LOVE how that makes me feel!

Yesterday while I was at work (Even though Sundays are my least favorite day to work) I had four customers come in off a cruise ship and have a beer and some lunch. I LOVE the little chats we had. I LOVE how they asked ME for advice on where to go, and what I LOVED more was they liked my advice. I suggested for them to go some place and they went.

Last week at work, I had a couple come in, They had just been on the Cadbury World Tour. A Chocolate Factory. When they were at work we had a great chat, about nothing too big either. But when they left the gave me a chocolate and said it was lovely to meet me. I LOVED that. It made my Day! It is the simple things like that, that make you feel happy! They didn't have to leave me anything, they didn't even have to say goodbye, but they did.

In eight weeks I am off to Australia to see my sister as she is having a baby! I am super excited, not just to go over, but to come back home! When I leave Australia I get to bring my BEST FRIEND back with me! We are going to start our own adventure, here in New Zealand, but that may not be where our adventure ends, We will  save up and then travel. All we know we might end up back in Australia, we could stay in New Zealand or, we could end up somewhere we never thought we would be like the Greek Islands! I am so excited for this.
I am usually a worrier, I would never go out of my comfort zone! If someone asked me to go away, even for a weekend with them, I would automatically think of all the bad things that could happen, and then I would pass on the offer. But not anymore. Life starts at the end of your comfort zone! I am starting my life today! and I am never going to look back!