What one thing during your normal day …

… which, when left undone, will “nibble at your sanity” until you finally do/fix it?

And that’s Question # 3 folks!

Is it taking the dog out for a walk? Giving your cat a nice tummy rub? Making up the bed? Tell me in the comments section below πŸ‘‡πŸ˜€ πŸ‘‡

My answer: cleaning out the dining table.

It’s just a surface that naturally gathers “stuff” during the course of the day, be it earphones or breadcrumbs, and for some reason, I just need to have it wiped clean. Only then can I go on with my day 🀭

How about you? Do share below πŸ˜ƒ

Have a great weekend y’all.

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Share Your World

Share Your World – December 18, 2017


tumblr_ms6fn5R94S1qfywy0o1_400Happy Hump-day everyone!πŸ˜ƒ It’s time for a bit of fun-on-the-blog.

Please excuse the Nacho Libre gifs I’m using. I just really ❀️ that movie, it never fails to make me laugh or feel better. Have you seen it? πŸ˜€ I like to imitate the way Nacho & Esqueleto talk, never fails to elicit laughs! 🀣

Anyway, here are my answers to this week’s Share Your World blog prompt:

If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?

OMG, if this were any easier I’d burst into shards of diamond …. this someone would do the cooking, of course! 😁 I’m not that fond of cooking to begin with and now with a 2 month old I can’t even spell coooking.

If you were to move and your home came fully furnished with everything you ever wanted, list at least three things from your old house you wish to retain?

Nothing. If the new house has everything I ever wanted then I’d want everything to be new. “New” represents a clean slate for me, a chance to do everything all over again and better this time. It also means everything is still in good working condition, everything is still squeaky clean, fresh smelling and nice looking … Aahhh, the rush of endless possibilities and the pleasure of shiny, oil/dust/scratch free surfaces 😊

That said I realize I’m not really attached to any one thing I own right now. I only need my family, and then my phone, my Kindle and my laptop because these things hold pictures. If all pictures were in a thumb drive, then that thumb drive would be all I wanted to take along with me.Β  Unless the goal was to save money then yes, I’d bring as many stuff as I could because I don’t like waste.


Anyhoot …

What calms you down?

Walking. In circles. Preferably with nobody within earshot so they can’t hear the occasional word that escapes from my mouth or see the facial expressions I make as I mentally argue with myself about whatever it is that’s upset me.

Crazy, huh? But that’s me 😏

Oh, and that’s my brother too. Must be genetics.

He snaps his fingers while at it.

Ooppss … tmi! πŸ˜€

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Β Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.Β 

School break started this week and that means my eldest is home with me.

This also means I get to sleep past 6 a.m. (I still prepare lunch for her on schooldays). And have someone to talk to during the day. And get some help getting things done around the house. And maybe we can take a walk outside later …

Yeah, I really like it that she’s home with me ☺️

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How about you? What are your answers? 😊

The Weekly Smile

Macaques & Mittens

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As a tribe of naughty macaques continue to pillage our rubbish bins daily — I’m sorry, I tried to get better pictures but they’re quick and don’t want their criminal faces circulating on the net — I look up to my most recent batch of laundry and giggle

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variety, where are you? πŸ˜„

I had pretty pink and angelic white in mind when we decided to start buying B3’s baby stuff.Β  I was armed with a list, with exact quantities specified.

So what happened between that and the (excessive number of) “uniform” pieces that I now have? And no, I was not planning on opening a baby clothing store myself!

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Okay well ….

🌸 the store was hot and stuffy, we were the only customers at the time which meant all 3 (4? I dared not look) sales ladies plus the cashier were following us around. (Is it just me or do you also feel rushed along when sales ladies do this? πŸ™„)

🌸 every clothing meant for newborns come in that same carnival print

🌸 I saw some pinks and whites but each time I’d pick one up a chorus of “besar! besar!” (too big – for a newborn) would freeze my hand mid-air

🌸 turns out you couldn’t buy just 1 or 2 of each style (except for the onesies),Β  all the rest come in packs of 6

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Look, even the swaddle blankets (top right) come in a similar pattern. I swear I’m going to have a hard time finding my baby amidst all those bears and balloons and what-nots! 🀣 The only things I got right according to my preferred color scheme were the mittens and booties, but now they are off-scheme πŸ˜†

Oh well, I don’t think B3 will actually care. Might even like it!

So what made YOU smile this week? πŸ™‚

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There Lies Adam

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Adam is 92% finished ⭐

But needs to be unraveled 😒 😒

I know!

And I was SO looking forward to beginning a new knitting project!

I am working on the neck portion now and asked the husband to do a fitting last night. Everything else fit (beautifully, I might add), except the underarm portion 😀 😀

Adam follows the pattern Joukahainen and is a pdf download from Ravelry. See the hotΒ  stuff here:


It is a raglan sleeved sweater worked from bottom to top, so I don’t think there was any way to have done an earlier fitting that would have properly exposed the tight underarm portion.

I’ve been racking my brains for ways to salvage the project. But since stitch count influences the tapering of the raglan sleeves, which in turn affects length of the yoke portion, short of claiming Adam for myself, I see no other plausible option but to unravel, add more stitches and just basically start from stitch zero.

I’m a little teapot short and stout! Here is my handle and here is my spout! When the water’s boiling hear me shout …

My husband really likes Adam though and I don’t want to claim it for myself because I already have Eve.

Tip the handle and pour me out!

Allez – I am going to put on my big girl panties and unravel the thing and start from the very beginning.

What is worth doing is worth doing well! ~ says Paardje ❀

But maybe not today. Today I deserve CHOCOLATE! πŸ˜‰

So meanwhile let me regale you with a photo of bat droppings in my beloved reflection place (but they obviously weren’t partying hard last night):

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You do know I like to tease you, right? 🀣 ✌️🏻 ✌️🏻


3 Day Quote Challenge: Day 3

It’s day 3, and the final entry for this challenge πŸ™‚ In true TGIF fashion I’ve chosen to highlight my love for the silly and humorous today and for me no other ‘thing’ (or group of things?) embodies this better than The Minions ❀ ❀


So please excuse me if I wallow in the shallow for this post – it’s all for a good laugh or, at least the promise of a smile on your face πŸ˜€

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There are tonnes of funny Minion quotes out there I truly had trouble choosing. But the ones in this post also give you a glimpse into my personality so I think I’m good πŸ˜›

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Feel free to give me a link in the comments section to your favorite Minions quote if you have one πŸ™‚ ❀

Finally, the 3 blogger-friends I pass this challenge on to are:

Shirley of

Lindsay of LetterstoDutch

Lara of ArtByAnnabellaboobop

The rules of this challenge:

  1. Thank the person who invited you to join
  2. Post 1 or 3 quotes for 3 consecutive days
  3. Choose 3 other bloggers to share the love

And that is it for me today! πŸ˜€

Have a great weekend, y’all! ❀ ❀ ❀

Share Your World

Share Your World 2016 #16


⭐ ⭐ With your answers, please remember we are in the SYW world and which may not always match our reality. ⭐ ⭐

If you had to have your vision corrected would you rather: glasses or contacts? Β Or what do you use if you need to have your vision corrected?

I fill 2 drinking glasses with water and look through those! LOL! XD

I am using both – I’m nearsighted and my left is also astigmatic. I use contacts during the day because I find glasses cumbersome and would make my workouts un-enjoyable. I wear my glasses in the evenings when all the day’s chores are done. I’m planning to have laser surgery done sometime in the future but, still reading up on that. My contacts are okay for now, sometimes I wear different colors just to play it up πŸ˜€

If you had to describe your day as a traffic sign, what would it be?

Oooooh, this is a toughie. I Googled traffic signs but the only ones that spoke to me are the funny ones! XD XD But I do love a pun when you least expect it XD


I’m gonna have to pass on this one, folks! ✌️ ✌️

Was school easy or difficult for you? How so?

Easy. Looking back I enjoyed how simple everything was: I knew what was expected, there was regular feedback on performance, making friends came naturally, there were holidays and breaks to unwind and take stock.

I enjoyed learning new things – if you didn’t like something it was only for a term or so, so no biggie. It was fun to compete for the honor roll πŸ™‚ There were fun clubs to join – I was always on the newsletter team πŸ™‚ The start of a new school year was always exciting, full of promise. New notebooks, pencils, shoes, oh my! XD

Fun mem’ries I have …. (daydreams) …

Would you rather take a 1 or 2 week vacation with an organized tour or take a cruise of your choice?

I think there are advantages to both but I’m leaning towards an organized tour especially if it’s a first time visit. An organized tour allows you the freedom of anticipation, all you need to do is show up. If I were to take a cruise of my own choice that would mean lots of research and planning and this can get stressful.

Bonus question: Β What are you grateful for from last week ~

I discovered 2 new recipes that the hubs and daughter love! Pan-grilled chicken with some fancy herbs and spices, and beef curry. Highest praises to the genius who invented ready-mixes!!! XD XD

~ and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?Β 

An overnight stay in Singapore πŸ™‚ Looking forward to the shopping break in routine XD XD

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Share Your World

Share Your World 2016 #14

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If you could hire someone to help you, would it be with cleaning, cooking, or yard work?

With your answers, please remember we are in the SYW world and which may not always match our reality. –> So my first answer would be hired help for all 3 πŸ™‚

If I had to absolutely choose 1 it would be for yard work because ~

  • although I don’t like cleaning that much, it can be done a little at a time before it gets overwhelming.
  • as for cooking, before I quit the 9-5 I did hire help for cooking. Now however, I take pride in actually knowing how to cook and growing my culinary repertoire 😎
  • now for the yard .. what yard? XD XD

What makes you laugh the most?

It actually depends on my mood more than the subject. I can laugh at the most mundane of objects if my frame of mind is right (or not right, depends on how you look at it. LOL!)

What was your favorite food when you were a child?


List at least five favorite flowers or plants.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE ALL flowers and plants. I was named after one of the goddesses of spring after all πŸ˜‰

Bonus question: Β What are you grateful for from last week ~

I am always super grateful for my husband who washes the dishes after dinner every weekday evening ❀ ❀ ❀

(On weekends, he avoids the chore by treating us all out to dinner) XD XD

~ and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?Β 

More dish-washing from my husband? LOL! XD

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