Iso Date ♥

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2020 has been a little bit of an odd year for all of us – time seems to move slowly, yet it’s already September?

Although I’m not too outgoing myself, being at home week after week does have it’s drawbacks. What I really miss is being able to go out and dine in at different restaurants…and also eating at restaurants that’s more than 5km away from my house! The one benefits of course is that Ragnar gets to spend all our free time with us, and join us on all our adventures… like our iso picnic date last month!

I actually received the above picnic basket for my birthday a couple of years ago, and this is the first time we’ve “used it” as all the picnics we’ve gone on so far have been packed by other people!

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The above grazing board consists of salami, pastrami, prosciutto and a selection of cheese from Meatsmith.

I had a lot of fun trying to recreate all those #instaworthy grazing boards you see online, and even made the effort to go out to buy grapes and olives specifically for this photo! We decided to go all out and even crack open a sparkling wine from Balgownie Estate that I had been holding on for a special occasion.

Eating off a board (that isn’t really quite big enough) was quite difficult, so you can rest assured that we did eventually just move to the table (to save myself from having to clean the picnic blanket I got from Yoplait)

This was a great use of our Saturday afternoon and a delicious one at that too.

(Spot the old blog posts references!)

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Happy 2nd Birthday Ragnar!

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Time really flies quick when you’re having fun, and we have definitely had a lot of fun with this little guy!

To celebrate Ragnar’s birthday this year, we organised another day of some of his favourites! We took a trip to Mt Danenong and enjoyed a hidden walking trail that we found. He was obviously spoiled with lots of presents (treats!), and had another birthday pupcake (in which he only ate the cream cheese frosting lol). To top it off, because his birthday fell on a Monday, he also had a great time chilling at Ash’s office.

Happy Birthday Ragnar ♥

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