Tag Archive | chocolate

It’s the Bunny Countdown (do-do doo)

YES YES, it’s almost bunny-meister visit time!

The crowds have been fought,

the eggs have been bought.

The buns have been eaten,

‘We’re waitin’ for a bunny greetin’

(alrighty, not a great rhyme….but that’s what you get on Easter Saturday!)

I am sitting here hearing The Final Countdown music playing in my head – do, do-do, doooooo, do-do-do-do-do…….. It’s the Bunny Countdown………

The day will start with an egg hunt – that sneaky bunny, hiding our eggs!

Then we are going out for some fun, more chocky, then family bbq. Strewn generously with easter chocky of course.  Lindt bunnies and balls are my fave…..husband is under very strict instruction on his easter offering for me!

And then, after the chocky has been found and scoffed, and the family have left, we’ll collapse in a heap for 24 hours.

So what’s your easter like?  How big will your chocky overdose be?

Now where was that crushed bunny I can’t give away, I’ll have to eat it to make room in the fridge…….. and find something to make paw prints with.

I, Toldyah

It’s a Blog’s Life

I am baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.

All funned out being a kid.  Well, not really, there is always room for more fun!

It was an amazing experience to try to think like a child for a day.  Silly thoughts, different viewpoints…….. not censuring my thoughts and actions (within reason – there are human decency requirements!).

It’s actually quite fun and productive to let go of the rules. So many things are possible if you start asking WHY NOT?  Suspend reality as we adults know it and start inventing.  Research depts should be staffed by kids – so much more would be developed and it would be interesting!   A bowl that turns into a lollipop when you wash it – brilliant!

Actually came up with 2 new business ideas during this time – all hush hush of course – I know Mr Gates is secretly spying on me for my brilliant mind, that youngsta Mark Z is just waiting for me to slip up so he can snap up my fabulous ideas, and Richard the Virgin is combing through my trash!  Hello rich people – please send a starving entrepreneur money or coupons……….no really – we need help. LOL.

In fact I am beginning to think that is a required part of the program – to be successful you must be desperate.  No risk will compare with the burning feeling of hunger perhaps.  Lucky it was easter, we are living on easter bunnies and eggs.  Still – chocolate does contain all the food groups doesn’t it?

My ideas are becoming more refined now – Toldyah has meat on the bones.  Website and app development will start very soon, and launch plans are taking shape.  The business plan is in first draft, the rules and webpages are storyboarded.  It’s getting exciting.

Will you be one of the first to be able to say….

See, Toldyah.

Coffee – wherefore art thou?

Be gentle today dear readers, it’s day 4 without coffee for me.

I’m not the greatest caffeine addict – only 2 coffees a day and rarely ever a coke.  But that morning wake up cuppa, and the evening wind down slurp after kid in bed are my little treats, little hugs of happiness to congratulate me for making it through the day *grin*.

And for 4 days they have been missing.  Aaargh.  You see – Gastro-Gate on the weekend was bad, and I am SCARED to go back to it.  Whilst my tummy still bubbles away menacingly the coffee machine is staying firmly switched off.   I look longingly my special Monopoly man coffee cup – a gift from a friend to remind me that THIS year I was going to make Toldyah a reality and become a squillionaire. But no coffee today…..

Alrighty, snap out of it woman – enough moaning about caffeine cravings….

Time for some work! MEGA is tonight – must get prepared and be ready to push forward my ideas, need to get Toldyah developed properly.

So let’s take stock of where we are:

  • We have the concept – which is undergoing transformation via MEGA to make it a better business proposition.
  • We have the business planning underway via BiznessBabes course
  • We have the business name
  • We have domain names and logo

And there endeth the lesson………. I need to get a website designed. And I need to develop a launch plan that will have billions of people flocking to the site the instant I launch it (should be easy shouldnt it….).  Today I will work on the rules and requirements for the website, and the mood board for the look of the business. Fantastic – that’s my day planned – how about yours?

Fingers crossed that by 4pm when I jump on a train for the city I may even be able to grab a Gloria Jeans coffee………..  And that means tomorrow I may even be able to have some of that poor abandoned easter chocky!

In the words of the great Homer Simpson: Mmmmmmmmm, caffeine and chocky.

I, Toldyah

Want Gastro with that?

Ahhhh – Easter.  So much to look forward to, so much chocky promise.  I blogged yesterday morning of our hunt and preparations to scoff.

And that’s where Easter Sunday became a sensationally EPIC FAIL.

As I hit the send key and the blog whisked off to the mysterious land of zeros and ones, my tummy went a bit lopsided.

What the……  Oh no you don’t mate.  It’s chocky day, you aren’t getting out of it that easy.  Today is the day we gorge on chocky – it’s the law.  And I am always a law-abiding citizen, always ready to do my bit!

I pushed on through breakfast, kidlets excitedly waiting for the sign to rip open foil and start munching.  I know – it was a bit cruel to make 2 & 3 year olds wait after they hunted over an hour before but hey – that’s a lesson in patience *grin* (one other thing – as a mum, godparent and aunty, I believe some hard lessons are good for the soul).

So there we were, the anticipation building……. but my tummy wasnt co-operating. In fact, my adored morning coffee (never ever missing from my life) was sitting untouched.  The signs were bad…..very bad.

Then the kidlets started throwing up and things went from bad too much worse:  a vomit infested house.  You needed paddles to get from the front to back door! Only 2 people in a house of 8 were unaffected – they spent the day washing towels, sheets, clothes and mopping floors with bleach.  The rest of us spent the day giving them stuff to wash and mop.

The chocky remained unmolested,  an emergency trip was made to get more paper towel, lemonade icypoles and air freshener (yep, wasn’t just vomit being ejected, but man I don’t remember eating raw fish….). Oh dear – was that a step too far?  hehe – like to ensure you can truly imagine what’s happening in my life.

This morning 4 kidlets and 2 adults woke from 24 hours of gastro-hell to attempt dry Cornflakes with trepidation.  Water was sipped in dainty little mouthfuls.  And we all eyed the hoard of chocky and shook our heads…. maybe tomorrow.

I, Toldyah

How to have your chocky bunny & eat it too

Ahhhhhhh – the king of bunnies, the bunny-meister. He came, he hid eggs, he had his way with the dog, and he left.

We have hunted high and low, we found eggs and bunnies and little toys – apparently the Easter Bunny is trying to take on Santa with toy deliveries!

And now we bask in that first chocky-feasting afterglow………there will be a couple more today, and then for the rest of the week. Then finally the chocky hoard will dwindle and disappear to nothing.

THAT”S when the trouble starts. The little one will be used to her caffeine and sugar rush.  She will be expecting her daily hit. So will mummy LOL.  And so Mssrs Cadbury’s, Lindt and Nestle win the battle – we go buy more!  The PR strategy works!

No flaming please – I am a chocky nut, I am not complaining!  Just reflecting on how the world works.  Important navel gazing for Toldyah and it’s place in the world!

Well – time for round 2 of the chocky feast….. enjoy your day!

I, Toldyah

It’s the Bunny Countdown (do-do doo)

YES YES, it’s almost bunny-meister visit time!

The crowds have been fought,

the eggs have been bought.

The buns have been eaten,

‘We’re waitin’ for a bunny greetin’

(alrighty, not a great rhyme….but that’s what you get on Easter Saturday!)

I am sitting here hearing The Final Countdown music playing in my head – do, do-do, doooooo, do-do-do-do-do…….. It’s the Bunny Countdown………

The day will start with an egg hunt – from eggs the easter bunny will be leaving – probably at 5.55am at the first cry from the lil one to indicate she is awake.

Then we are going out for some fun, then evening family bbq. All strewn generously with easter chocky of course.  Lindt bunnies and balls are my fave…..husband is under very strict instruction on his easter offering for me!

And then, after the chocky has been found and scoffed, and the family have left, we’ll collapse in a heap for 24 hours. Then back into a week of business planning, MEGA meetings and getting Toldyah on track for launch.

So what’s your easter like?  How big will your chocky overdose be?

Now where was that crushed bunny I cant give away, I’ll have to eat it to make room in the fridge……..

I, Toldyah

Bun in the Oven – hot and cross!

Oh yum, today’s the day!  Hot Cross Bun day, third best eating day in the year (after Bunny-Meister Day and Chrissy Day).  So my taste buds are revving up!

No business talk – time for fun and family this long weekend!

There is so much choice today – fruit buns, chocolate buns, chocolate berry buns, double choc buns……. how to fit it all in!

My fave are choc chip ones – mmmmmmmm.  And since hubby doesnt like ’em, so it’s just me and the lil critter that get to munch away on the half dozen. Woo hoo.

Of course they have to be warm. And be smothered in butter.  Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside – none of this bulk manufactured rubbish from the bread companies (sorry TipTop, George Weston, Goodman Fielder), gotta go to Brumbys for the best – they have won awards!

Then the question is – how can I sneak in hot cross buns for lunch…. I have planned the weekly loaves of bread consumption to have not enough for us all for lunch hehehe. I am the master of sneakiness!  No no, ASIO, you cant recruit me, my sneakiness surpasses your needs! So – looks like I will just have to sacrifice myself and have buns for lunch *sigh – oh woe to me*

have considered how to make it buns for dinner but as we have interstate guests I don’t think it would be wise…….never mind!  There is always tomorrow breakfast when we may not have enough bread for seven….oops, quick, an emergency trip to Bakers Delight perhaps!

Ooooooooooh – oven timer just went off – time for a lil bit of heaven!

Have a bun crossed day.

I, Toldyah