Quaker – A to Z challenge

A to Z challenge letter: Quaker

Quaker

Question of the day, what do you usually eat for breakfast? What is your favourite breakfast? On my days off I usually treat myself to one of my favourite breakfasts. This is not only because whatever I eat in that morning, I’ll burn after at the gym, but because it is always good to treat yourself. I can get bored easily, so I’m always eating differently, but most of the time I’ll indulge in Quaker Maple & Brown Sugar oatmeal (or berry flavour). I love maple syrup, and not because I’m Canadian. Oatmeal is warm, sweet, and fulfilling,  so what else can you ask for? Well, except for tea of course :p. One of my favourite breakfast consists of: sausages with maple syrup, harsh browns, scrambled eggs, strawberries and a glass of orange juice or coconut milk. I know, it’s a lot :p, but what the heck, I eat them in small portions. Treat yourself once in a while, especially to your favourite breakfast :). Not everyone has the privilege of waking up.

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My oatmeal mug

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

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My top 13 favourite TV shows

It’s time for our segment, “Let’s get to know Ellie.” Today’s topic: TV shows! The prizes? Well, you get to know me better? Don’t be greedy, dude!

I don’t watch a lot of TV (I prefer movies), but when I do I watch these shows, either on Netflix (if available) or on TV. My sis lives on the other side of the country, so she’s 3 hours behind. We watch Grey’s Anatomy at the same time, I just stay up until midnight (9pm her time) so we can watch it together! It’s called, Thursday sister bonding.

Here’s my top 13 in no particular order:

1) Grey’s Anatomy

2) Once Upon a Time

3) I Love Lucy

4) Charmed

5) Full House (still watch it on DVD)

6) Boy meets World

7) Whose Line is it anyway?

8) Castle

9) The Big Bang Theory

10) Criminal Minds

11) The Ellen DeGeneres Show

12) Raising Hope

13) Under the Dome

These are a few of my favourite things

Yes, the title is from the Sound of Music :D. Yes, I’m into old movies. Yes, I think Julie Andrews is great. No, I have not met her. 

My stuffed raccoon (his name is Mr. Señor) wanted to steal my grapes if I didn’t feature him on my blog make an appearance. Ah well. I have a lot of favourite things, but one of the things I can’t live without is TEA! Everyone around me knows I can’t live without tea. I don’t drink coffee (no, I’m not crazy), so tea is like my coffee – hey, I never said knowing me was gonna be easy. This is my favourite flavour at the moment, DavidsTea’s Mother’s Little Helper (fair trade organic-herbal). It is one of the best teas I have ever had. This one is caffeine free and amongst its ingredients; peppermint, lemongrass, and chamomile. Now, imagine how good this tastes :D! Now, you may drool and daydream about it ;).

Take care!

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Through the eyes of my childhood series: Chapter One – Hiding

We all have one thing in common; we were all children. It amazes me at the things I used to do when I was little, and how many of those things have followed me into adulthood. I’ve decided to start these new series called, “Through the eyes of my childhood.” I want to share with you the things I did when I was little, either from memory or the stories my parents have told me. I guess I’m also hoping you experienced the same, so I won’t seem like a lunatic.

First of all, one thing you need to know about me: I don’t drink coffee, because it’s as if I had natural caffeine running through veins on a daily basis. I’m like a possessed squirrel that was possessed by the Tasmanian devil that was possessed by the Road Runner. What I’m trying to say here is that I’m a hyper/happy person. Based on the stories I’ve been told, I used to be the same when I was little. I don’t know if I was a hyper/happy fetus, but it’s best if I don’t ask right now.

One of my favourite things to play was hide-and-go-seek. That game was the easiest for me to play; you just needed to know how to hide and how to find someone. It’s sad that nowadays, the only time I’d play this game would be if I were being chased by a creep, dinosaur, or a zombie. There were moments when I played by myself or with my sister (she’ll tell you I mostly teased her, but don’t listen to her), or I simply hid in order to escape into my own daydreaming world.

My favourite hiding place was my closet. I shared a room with my sister and the closet was big enough for us to fit inside. I sat inside to play with my stuffed animals and dolls. I was afraid of the dark, so I never closed the door, unless I wanted to tease my family. There was an instance when my mom was in the kitchen and I decided to hide in the closet (without telling her I was going to hide) until she figured I was gone and went all over the house to find me. In my mind, it was just a game, but in her mind it was a heartache. In my mind I probably went, “How was I supposed to know she thought I was lost? After all, I knew where I was.” But, she probably knew where I was and just played along. I mean, when I was 2 years old, I unlocked the front door and ran, so she was used to me playing tricks on her all the time (that’s another story I’m gonna tell later).

Nowadays, I have a thing for closets, because they are a great place to hide from reality (or a robber). I have a wooden shelf where I sit and play on the ipod, read, or imagine stories. I’m still waiting to go to Narnia, so perhaps it is my way to prepare for when it happens…I mean, IF it happens. Hey, I can dream 😉

Now I ask YOU, what was YOUR favourite place to hide?

 

 

Of course! The world doesn’t rule me today!