Halloween:Mansions of Madness

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We don’t celebrate Halloween in Australia, and I’m not a big fan of it either myself…

BUT I do love themed parties/events, and I love dressing up, so it wasn’t a surprise that I was a full supporter of running our tabletop group session at the same time as Halloween, just so we could play Mansions of Madness, dressed as our characters – Monterey Jack, Joe Diamond, Dexter Drake, Carolyn Fern & Preston Fairmont.

We had some great fun investigating the occult and paranormal mysteries of Dearly Departed

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 Of course, if we’re going to the lengths of calling this a themed event, I had to do some decoration/food!

Using some of our old props from Ash’s Undead Pirate birthday party, I did a quick table setup to help set the mood (inc. candles for lights). Most of the food were bought (as I was lazy), but I did decide to make pigs in blanket, mummified-style, for a quick and easy savoury snack!  The rest are just an assortment of Halloween cookies, Halloween-themed Mr.Kipling cakes and Cadbuy curly wurlys (to look like worms).

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For that very fresh body, at last writhing into full and terrifying consciousness with eyes dilated at the memory of its last scene on earth, threw out its frantic hands in a life and death struggle with the air; and suddenly collapsing into a second and final dissolution from which there could be no return, screamed out the cry that will ring eternally in my aching brain.
–H.P. Lovecraft, Herbert West—Reanimator

Wishlist 2019

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Olaplex No.3,  Lancome vie est Belle Eau de Parfum, Ted Baker LOTTA Card Holder, Crystal Heart Pendant Earrings, Dog Backpack, I Love my Pet Paw Print Charm, Jewellery Care Kit, Too Faced Razzle Dazzle, Too Faced Pretty Rich, Casetify iPhone X case (Impact, Iridescent), Dog Walker Pj Set (M), Wusthof WU4176 Classic Ikon 7-Inch Santoku, Samsonite Albi Wheel Duffle

This is for everyone who has relied upon these wishlists year by year, and have annoyed me endlessly when I hadn’t bothered to do one yet for this year.

I should rename this blog to Melludee’s Wishlist hahaha

Picnic in the Dandenong Ranges

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The Dandenong Ranges is amazing – despite the frequent amount of times I’ve visited over the years, I feel like I’ve been able to discover something new each time.

In this instance, we enlisted the help of AmazingCo, who sent us on a wonderful journey through Dandenong Ranges, taking us to locations and stops that we’ve passed many times but never thought to stop at. The above photo was taken at Olinda Falls, which required a short but somewhat challenging walk to reach.

Olinda Falls is a popular destination, but not so popular that we were able to spend some moments in the above pictured spot, taking in the view and beauty of the waterfall!

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We followed our  journey to different pit stops, picking up delicious snacks along the way. At the end of our day, we finally settled at R.J. Hamer Arboretum (another beautiful site), where we enjoyed our food in peace whilst taking in the views of the many beautiful trees situated in the area.

Dandenong Ranges is definitely full of mysterious and beautiful locations!