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Wednesday, 14 September 2011

WIAW plus lots of cute animal pictures

Welcome to my third WIAW post!

10.00Coffee (pic from last week...)

11.30 Pizzert (pic stolen from last week again... it was prettier!)

13.00 2 cups of teapigs winter spiced red tea

18.20 Gigantic salad, 1 nectarine, 2 plums, 2 graze boxes

It's too long between food here but I struggle on work days to eat right... I probably need to work on this a bit...

Anyway my rather yummy salad...

I used this for my base
Ahhh colourful already!

added roast peppers...

sundried tomato, olive and garlic tub

added lots of the olive mix

crumbled on lots of organic feta

added some roast chickpeas
 The chickpeas were coated in a veg stock, garlic, chilli, ketchup and nutritional yeast coating before roasting and adding to the salad

I also added some roast new potatoes and butternut squash... there is salad under there, honest!

Add to that a questionable nectarine and two diddy plums...
yummy graze box number 1
yummy graze box number 2

This kept me going to the end of my shift! And so it should, what a volume of food... I was so hungry 'cause it had been a long time since breakfast I guess...

22.20 Hugh Jass Salad again
When I got in I had another bowl of salad, I had a bit of hummous with it this time, just 'cause...

23.00 Cereal
I was craving something sweet after so I had a small bowl of cereal... fruit n fibre with some musli and berries and cherries mix with soy milk and a little xylitol

This to me seems like a rather huge amount of food... I don't know... I'm liking doing WIAW as it's making me be a bit more conscious over my food... don't want to eat too little and put out a negative message you know, and also want to keep it healthy and interesting (apart from my pizzert addiction... not saying it isn't healthy but it's perhaps a little repetitive!)

Maria at Running Cupcake tagged me with this fun butterfly award

Favourite colour;
All time favourite is lilac or purple...but it depends on my mood really...

Favourite song;
So many, I could not pick just one! I like so many genres of music... At the moment I'm liking Swedish House Mafia One as it reminds me of Ibiza... yeah that surprised me actually haha I always thought I didn't like that kind of music but have been enjoying it lately! I love classical music too, Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto number one, especially the first movement is a favourite... I've also recently had a liking for Taking Back Sunday... makes me feel about 17 again!! And I always love to listen to musicals... It really depends what mood I'm in!

Favourite dessert;
Again! How can I pick?? There are so many yummy deserts! I do love Tirimasu though... if that is on the menu I usually choose it... mind you there is also cheesecake.... cheesecake is so good too.... ohhhhhhhhh how to choose? Maybe I need to invent a cheesecake tirimasu... now theres an idea... even better could I create a healthy cheesecake tirimasu... watch this space!

What really annoys you;
Oh far too much actually... I can really be a grump sometimes! People cutting corners at work, being overlooked at work for people to favour people who cut corners/frequently make silly mistakes....Being underestimated... just because I haven't been doing the job as long as some people does not mean I am any less capable.. in fact, being the arrogant person I am I often feel like I am more capable! Gosh I have a bee in my bonnet sometimes haha

When you are upset you:
I go quiet and try not to cry (usually fail) I'm not good at hiding my emotions, if you've upset me or annoyed me you will usually know about it even if I don't tell you!

Your favourite pet;
I could not pick a favourite, I've had so many, I always had rabbits growing up, a gerbil and hamsters when I first moved out of my mum and dad's house (I would still have them but when we were still together Mike banned me from getting any more cause I just got so upset when they died and really they didn't last long enough...) So since having my own houses I've had Oscar the gerbil, Natalie, Scarlet and Winnie the Russian hamsters, Missy the Siberian hamster who have sadly all moved on, I still have Gracie and Trudie the guinea pigs, Scooby the rabbit, Tia the diva cat and Roxie the dog.. I couldn't find any pictures of Missy.... I'm sad about that :-( I didn't have her long, she died really suddenly and I was heartbroken... I think most of my pictures of her must still be on my old phone I have the cutest video of her trying very hard to shove a whole broccoli floret into her cheeks... she almost managed it too!

Anyway I hope you like animal pics, if not you have a bit of scrolling down to do!

Oscar the gerbil, he was a grumpy boy! He wasn't much of a cuddle fan but he loved his treats, I wish I'd researched a bit more and bought two gerbils, they like play mates apparently...I'd actually gone out to buy a hamster but I fell in love with him in the petshop so he wasn't a very planned out purchase!

All the Russian hammies... they started off all living together but they fought, which led to one sleepless night where I had to supervise them all in their own cardboard boxes until a petshop opened in the morning haha! These girls were awesome, they all had such different personalities, Scarlet, the runt was so feisty, she would spend all night doing monkey bars... she was so buff haha but really tiny compared to the others! Winnie was a bit lazy and loved to eat and snuggle in my hand and Natalie was really shy and enjoyed cuddles but had to be coaxed slowly out of her house!

The piggies! I'm sure you will recognise these girls... Grace is the long haired and Trudy is the short haired... Trudy is definitely the boss piggy and Gracie follows her around all the time, but Trudy is actually a big wimp.. she'd never admit it though! Mike and I inherited the pigs in our first year of uni together from one of his family friends whose daughter was not taking care of them... funny/horrible story... when her mum asked her after we had them if she had fed them she said she had been doing... she never noticed they were gone!!
Happy Christmas piggies!

Scooby the bunny aka houdini... he was always getting out of his run! In fact he is currently running wild in the garden having escaped a few months ago... luckily he has stayed in the garden and seems happy enough... I am going on a huge effort to catch him for winter as I want him in the house where it's warm and safe! We inherited Scooby from Mike's half brother and sister when they got a cat.. Fun fact, Scooby and Tia are good friends.. they always play together... I'm pretty sure Scooby is the boss...

Tia diva kitty! I always wanted a cuddly lap cat... Tia is not a cuddly lap cat... I love her to bits but she does not like the cuddles and sometimes randomly attacks me... that being said when I spent 32 hours in bed asleep with a bad sickness bug I caught at work she only left my side once to go to the toilet so she must love me really...

Last but not least my crazy doggy!  She is the most excitable and loving girl, we think she is half german shepherd and half springer spaniel but she could be anything really! She's essentially a very excitable 30kg lapdog!

Black or White;
Ummm either... I'm not too fussed really!

Biggest fear:
'Spiders, for sure. I am terrified of them. It is one reason that puts me off Australia.' <---- what Maria said... yeah me too... I've even had such vivid nightmares I've actually woken up hallucinating them and had to jump out of the bed screaming to put the light on to see there was nothing there... yeah Mike used to love that haha.. actually hasn't happened for ages it only seemed to happen when I was in the very early stages of recovery... something to do with the weight gain maybe? Very weird though I would be so frightened!

Best Feature;
I quite like my legs I suppose sometimes... and my eyes...

What is perfection?
A figment of our imagination...

Guilty pleasure:
Same as Maria, reality tv! Love it! ANTM, Biggest Loser, Come Dine With Me (just finished watching one my friends mum was on hehe)

Well I think most of the blogs I read have been tagged to do this, but if you haven't I'm tagging you... yeah I know that's kind of a lame tag but it's 12.42 and I'm up at 5.30am... I gotta get to bed pronto!

Happy Wednesday!