Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Time Away from the Blog

It has been two months since any effort has been made in the way of blogging and I feel no remorse. 
  I returned to New York City where I immediately became caught up in fall. All of my classes and general life has been keeping me busy.  Also now that the leaves are starting to turn everything is becoming pumpkin flavored and as one can imagine it is difficult to have time when I have to try all the new pumpkin-y things!  I also recently turned fifteen, I supose I should feel different about things now I'm older and wiser, well that has yet to happen. 

These are some photos from the trip back from Newfoundland to New York. 

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fingerless Gloves

Fall is almost here and the change in temperature has prompted some knitting.  Much to my mothers delight I actually made something! A pair of fingerless gloves.

Please note that it is very difficult to photograph one's own hand.

Especially when people invite themselves into the photo.

Once I return to New York I probably will have a while to wait to wear these new knitted gloves but since its been hovering in around twenty all summer my new accessories are perfect for evenings.

I'm also gearing up for the trip back and preparing myself for the long car ride with my mother (I love you mom!) and grandmother. By preparing I mean downloading music so I can pretend I'm traveling alone, possibly to somewhere interesting. 

Monday, August 19, 2013

Accepting the Kale

Here are a few haiku about my newfound appreciation of kale:

Accepting the kale,
Even enjoying the kale,
With olive oil.

Kale is magical,
It might not taste magical,
But trust me it is.

As the date of departure from Newfoundland draws nearer I have began the semi annual list making and I've found my lists are vague about what I actually want to pack; under the entry pants one of the items is categorized as my "boring pants".

Here is a haiku to describe my current situation:

Organized at first,
But look a little closer,
You'll see the chaos.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Some Pasta

You might have noticed that in my selection of pictures from last month one was of some pasta hanging out to dry.  I'm not sure why but one of my goals for this summer was to make pasta and after making some and realizing its not hard at all, I decided that I could make more.  

Here is the pasta drying on the rack.  I chose spare my blog's many readers (my parents) and not show a picture of the mess I made.

This is the pasta about to go into the pot.

This is it in the pot, look how well I documented every aspect of the process!

Here is the table all set! 

Special thanks to my mom for cooking it up and for letting me use so many eggs!

I have also been writing a boatload of haiku lately but I'm not sure how to integrate them into blog, once I figure out how, I will make it happen.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

To Many Adventures!

Since Canada day (my last post) I have been slacking off with the blogging but that doesn't mean I haven't done anything in real life in fact the reason behind the lack of blogging is I can't really get what has happened over the last month together! There aren't many pictures and as the days have past I'mfurther  and further in the trench that I've dug for myself because now I am totally lost and can't remember everything and even if I could I probably couldn't piece it together for one blog post.   I'll just put all the photos I can find and let you guess about them! 

Ah relief! Now I can start blogging about more day to day things and stop trying to come up with ways to recap this last month!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Canada Day

Yesterday was Canada Day and even though the weather forecast was saying it was going to rain the sun still came out and I had a lovely day.  

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Some Chocolate Redemption

About a week ago a friend and I made a "cake" and here is the link to her blog http://merrigankids.blogspot.ca/ 

Well after the cake incident I decided I needed to regain some lost dignity so I baked and frosted a super chocolate cake, I'm talking chocolate cake with chocolate chips and chocolate frosting!  Well it tasted crazy and awesome but my brother reported feeling sick after eating and I had a strange reaction almost as though I was allergic to chocolate and I was devastated but after questioning some of the other people who also ate the cake it turned out nobody else had any bad reaction to the cake.  So yesterday me and Fin returned to brave another slice and everyone was fine!  Still after the original report of unhappiness with the cake I was almost ready to vow to never bake again, now I think I might just take a brake on the chocolate for a little while.

I'm so relieved that my cake did not cause illness!

And after a little chocolate detox I was able to return with caution of course the crazy goodness that is chocolate.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A Walk on the Beach

Today after supper my friend and I went for a lovely walk on the beach in Gillams, yielding some sea glass.  

While it is mostly run of the mill clear sea glass I did manage to find some lovely ceramic and blue pieces.

I'm especially happy about the big chunk.

These two green and white ones might be familiar to some of my Newfoundland readers, or maybe just my dad.  This green and white ceramic shows up on the beach so often my family has nearly put together a whole plate.  

And to finish the post a picture of my cat.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day and Brownies

Today was Father's Day and my father is amazing and annoying and the best I could ask for.  Because of my odd life I am not spending Father's Day in NYC with my dad as much as I wish I could teleport I can not.   Because I live in Newfoundland I have been privileged enough to meet some incredible people, among those was Colette who I can't remember not knowing.  I don't know what the world will be like without her but I am happy to have known her.  
I made brownies today from a recipe I've been meaning to try for a while now and they were good.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Cupcakes and a Movie Studio

Today I made vanilla yogurt cupcakes with chocolate frosting!  And they were pretty good.
Pre frosting, my mom in her typical anti frosting ways suggested that they would taste better without any frosting, sorry mom.
Here is the chocolate frosting.
And this is the finished product, its not much to look at, but they still tasted good.

Now last post I meant to include a link to a blog me and my brother started a few years ago to put our movie trailers on.  We haven't done much with it but because all the movies we made were way to long the trailers are better.
It has been a while since there has been a new post but I did just get a new camera so there might be some new films soon.

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Paper Blog

Before the term blog was explained to me I had a paper blog, a collection of random notes and thoughts taped to my door.  That paper blog is actually very similar to this blog but I thought it would be easier to keep up something I saw on my door everyday, I was wrong and it also didn't help that no one read it, literally no one because it was on my bedroom door.  Now I have moved to the internet I enjoy blogging more.  

I have also been drinking a lot more tea than usual and I have rediscovered the little bathtub plate for tea bags.
And once again I was was young when I started the paper blog.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Cherry Blossoms and Prom

Here in Newfoundland the cherry blossoms are blooming and its very beautiful.  Also its prom season and of course I'm going I've included a few photos of the dress I will where on saturday.
This is the pin on my prom dress

Here is the whole dress

The beautiful blossoms

bee picture fail

My favorite flower, the tulip

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Few of My Favorite Books

I thought I'd make up a list of my favorite books so then people could read them and then we could talk about how awesome a book it is.  This post was originally supposed to be a paper post but unfortunately it didn't work out.  Anyway here is the list:

The Education of Robert Nifkin  
By Daniel Pinkwater

The Neddiad 
(and the sequels)
By Daniel Pinkwater  

His Dark Materials trilogy 
By Phillip Pullman

The Ruby in the Smoke
By Phillip Pullman

The Book Thief
By Markus Zusak

The Mysterious Benedict Society
(and sequels)
By Trenton Lee Stewart

The Emerald Atlas
By John Stephens (just finished)

I have only included my all time favorite books here to keep things short.  And The Emerald Atlas I thought I should include just because I just finished it and its still in my mind. Thanks.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Trip Up

I have been meaning to post some creatures from the car ride to Newfoundland and here they are.





A haiku about a restaurant in Sackville NB

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