Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Just 8

You're probably wondering what this is...

Its the fly from a tent. Teen minifig's tent to be precise. Seems those velcro straps came off last time he went camping. Turns out they had only been glued on and they needed to get sewn on.

Guess who got the priviledge of repairing said fly?

Guess who hid out in her sewing room this afternoon.... for a while.....with the door locked. Hubby had already said he believed it would take all day.... and there are 8 of them to sew.

Guess how long said repairs took.... and how much quiet time I enjoyed.

Wonder how long it will take until they realize there is no sewing machine humming.

oh, but there was some noise going on....if you can call it that.....heehee

Wishing there were 8 of these instead...

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Dishes can always wait....

The signs are there.... you just need to keep your eyes open...

I think there is a message there I need to follow.

Well, there certainly was a sign in my kitchen today. Dishes were calling my name for a change today.
Why? Well, my teen minifig got his first job, and today was his first day. It seems the dishes in my sink are not worth as much as the gazillions of dishes he has the priviledge of washing at his job. Yup, his first job ... a dishwasher.

So, what does minifig mom do....dishes? Nay, they can wait..... I have more important things to do....

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Do you smell popcorn?

My world is now complete. That's all I'm going to say. About this....

I thought I had seen it all....but oh no....... nay I say...

It seems this ...um....shape.....has taken over ... is it going to replace the classic teddy bear? Why is this kid , all wrapped up in a ...um...gigantic entity of mass.......smiling? Does it come with nose plugs?

Seriously... it would have never occured to me as a child to cling to or cuddle one of these...um...objects

hanging out at the local fair isn't even safe...in who's world does a ...um...article of discarded body matter.... have a happy, pleasant smile... Do they make scratch and sniff versions?
Is there nothing sacred anymore?

Picture this ....a kid getting attached to one of these....um... items..
...LOOSING said...um...favourite-can't-live-without-security-creation....and wailing....oh, perhaps screeching.... to mom in despair ( you know the tune) LOUDLY...

"Mooommmmmmmy!!! I waaaant myyyyy poopy. Where's my pooooooo??"

Or to those who desperately want to be in on the latest fad must have
" but mmmmooom, all the kids have a poo. I gotta have a poop!"

Oh the humanity.... perhaps distracting young impressioanble minifigs whilst wandering down the aisle might work

Well, at least that was Teen Minifig approved. Anything bacon is always approved.

And then there was this...

Apparently no ordinary Jackfruit.
A birthday Jackfruit.

I know what you're thinking...at least it wasn't a.... Durian fruit.

Now THAT would be a stinker....

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The truth is always somewhere....

Teen minifig made a neat gift for his dad. Thought-ful gift.
It left me thinking....

Is there a deeper meaning to some things? Am I missing something?...
( not sure if Kiwi was wondering...)

...was it blueberry? Truth be told.... it was gone way to fast....

....will these Newfoundland eggs ever hatch ....truth be told , might be witing a loooong time for that to happen...

Is this the end? How did this happen? Truth be told.... I did share.... a ...wee ....bit.

Have no fear...just when you think all is lost.....I found more truth last night....

And it was delicious!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

wrong answer

The world is definitely coming to an end. 
Total chaos is just around the corner. 
Life has lost its meaning.... 

I mean ....how could they!?! Yes you know who you are
newfoundland chocolate company

Origin: Ghana
Bean: Forestero & Criollo
Cocoa 42%
Tasting notes: Bold & distinctive with an aroma of HAZELNUTS. Caramel, butter & honey undertones.

Obviously I had to resort to alternative measures... being only able to smell it.

Teen Minifig was my first tester... his reply (...as he reached for a second piece)
"Mmmm that's good"

WRONG Answer.

Hubby was the second tester.
" mmmm, thats good....very smooth. "

WRONG answer.

They should know better by now.

I should just go hide in a closet. 
Preferably one that houses EDIBLE Chocolate.

Well, on the bright side, at least the sky didn't fall.... today

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Keep it clean

My deepest appologies for the last posting. I know writing about delicious chocolate and Kybos in the same post could be seen as tasteless..... just don't give me too much crap about it ok?

Next up...

Bean: Amazonian Forestero and Trinitario
67% cocoa
Tasting nites: Deeply intense cocoa taste. Fresh hints of tropical fruit.

hmmm, another bar no longer on the web site of https://www.newfoundlandchocolatecompany.com/collections/the-dark-collection
...the sky is certainly falling....

verdict: very intense indeed.
repeat factor: would willingly subject myself to this. Must locate substitute in mean time.

Speaking of substitutions... 2nd best camping idea ever.....

That's right....wooden cutlery. No need to wash. Lego teen thinks we could use these at home. Was he refering to the campfire?

Monday, June 12, 2017

Survival skills

So, now that I've figured out how to post photos, I guess there's no excuse not to get back into blogging....except a certain substance keeps distracting me...or maybe I'm just prolonging my experiences.

continuing on my Newfoundland chocolate journey...

Not much left there.... but onward with my round the world tour.
So.....next up...

Sao Thome
origin: Africa
Bean: Forestero
70% Cocoa
Tasting notes: The taste is at first pleasantly mild-bitter, full & fruity with impressions of candied black fruit. Then come floral & coffee bean notes.
I would heartily agree about the coffee notes!
Verdict: Not sure about the fruit....would have to have some repeat experiences with this bar. Sadly, I don't see it in their web site :(.
PERHAPS if a certain store, ehem,  ,,, Newfoundland Chocolate Company  ... could let me know when it is in stock again..... not sure if I'll be able to survive, but I will some how..
Withdrawal symptoms: always.

Speaking of surviving...I survived another Scout camp. Seems there was an upgrade to the Kybo....

In case you missed it...

I know you're wondering.... yes it worked.... quite well in fact.

Best dollar store investment I ever made, lol.... all you need is a current bush ...

but that's another story...

Thursday, June 8, 2017


so it seems I can't post photos .... so frustrating.

Almost as frustrating as trying to locate chocolate....that I hid REALLY well.

Good news, I found it. Newfoundland chocolate ­čśÇ

Safe and sound. Well, ultra safe now that it's been....tasted.

So next up.... me trying to figure out why this blogger site won't let me access the photos on my iPad...

UPDATE : an app called BLOGO did the trick! Can post photos...and write offline too! Whoohooo!!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

So why?

Ok, so it's been a while. No idea why I stopped posting, but today I was was looking at this

This may have been distracting me... for a bite... I mean a bit....

Yes, I was in Newfoundland...St. John's for a stitching conference, and some touring. SO of course I had to go into the chocolate shop there! Not to worry, I took some accomplices.

The Newfoundland Chocolate Company carries bars with cocoa from around the world.

Not to be selfish, I thought I'd share ...my thoughts ....about each of the bars.

Alto El Sol

Origin: Peru

Bean: Criollo

65% Cocoa

Tasting Notes: Tangy and complex with notes of plum, black cherry and a hint of banana.

WOW! truly a uniquely wonderful blend, subtlety hints flavours, with just the right amount of cocoa.

Verdict: Delightfully scrumptious.

Repeat Factor: oh yeah!

Withdrawal symptoms: I guess the other bars will tide me over, for now

Did you notice there was none left....yup I had to share, as said Newfoundland stash was seen by a certain population of inhabitants residing in my abode. They both gave it a thumbs up. Good thing ...their hands were distracted that way from getting the last of it, lol.

Newfoundland Chocolate Company also had Gelato that rivals my local fix, Port One Cafe.

but that's another story....