this is lemonade

A mindful, grateful, creative life: Life constantly hurls lemons at us. Iโ€™m on a mission to make lemonade as best I can, by Godโ€™s grace.


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FF: On the face of it

Just wanted a light-hearted post this week…the hubby bought a silly gadget from a super cut-price supermarket (or the supermarket any German loves to shop at, it’s not cut-price over there, it’s just a decent supermarket). He left the packaging sitting on top of the other recycling and I spotted it yesterday evening ๐Ÿ™‚

packagingfun

Just hope it made you smile. Have a lovely weekend!


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Frivolous Fridays: Get your groove on!

OK. If you have not thought of what to do this weekend, here’s a suggestion. How about making some music. This Incredibox webby app is great. You can’t beat box? Well, let me introduce to you some dudes that can:

Squeeze some lemons by this is lemonade on Incredibox

Screenshot of my dudes: click through to groove to my composition!

It’s really fun, I was hooked. And if you are really proud of yourself, you can pay โ‚ฌ0.69 to download your masterpiece. Here’sย mine.

Happy weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚


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What are you looking forward to today?

I wasn’t brought up on McDonalds or any fast food options that are so readily available today. McDonalds was an extremely inefficient way to spend the family’s limited resources. In fact, it still is today in most European cities. A standard meal in London is definitely not cheap.

I do still treat McDonalds like a special treat now in adulthood. It always feels special to bite into their “French Fries” and I feel lazy and overindulgent if I eat there more than once in a while.

But let me not hide the fact that I am almost due another free tea…I guard my sticker cards as though they were real currency. Each time I get a cup of tea, I don’t relax until I have safely added the sticker to the collection in my purse. I’m not usually partial to fizzy drinks because they make me feel bloated (although I do always make an exception for a nice cloudy lemonade). However, eating a McDonalds meal with a cup of tea definitely feels very civilised and grown up.

McDo's

McDo's

 

McDo's

My favourite sauce. Not only do I like the taste, I love the recent update in packaging. The hot pink makes me happy!

So today, I am not sharing anything particularly creative with you (although I have something fun I can’t wait to show and tell soon). I am simply going to confess that I’m really looking forward to going window shopping and having a McDonalds meal of some sort after work tonight. And…if you see some girl standing in front of the menu for ages, unable to decide what to get, that could possibly be me. It often gets to the point where the staff behind the counter have given up calling out to me and are just looking at me funny. It is supposed to be fast food after all…except that it is never fast on my end. I am still that little girl for whom eating fast food counts as a special treat ๐Ÿ™‚

What are your simple, special treats?


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8 O’CLOCK

I’m always happy to get to 8 o’clock in the evening, but less so when it’s 8 o’clock in the morning and I’d much rather still be in the company of a duvet so that I can pull it over my head.

I included two photos for today, see if you can work out why I thought it would be fun to include the second one ๐Ÿ˜‰

#7 | 8 O’CLOCK
Photo A Day Aug | 8 O'CLOCK thisislemonade.wordpress.com Photo A Day Aug | 8 O'CLOCK thisislemonade.wordpress.com

Thank you for your comments, do keep them coming. I haven’t had a chance to respond to them yet but I do appreciate them very much! I’m not ignoring you! I will respond ๐Ÿ™‚

[If you take part inย Fat Mum Slim’sย photo a day challenge, let me know – I’d love to see how you get creative with the daily posts!]


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Oh Google, yes, that’s hilarious…

Just a quick post for your entertainment…if you like Google’s Easter eggs, then this is one of the most fun or annoying interactions with the search engine yet….have you tried it? Just go to Google and type inย zerg rushย as the search term…then enjoy…Do you know anyone who works for Google? I’ve always thought it sounds like one of the most amazing places to work, if you’re a properly paid up tech geek.

Below is a screen shot of my first attempt. I think it will be my last – I don’t really fancy getting RSI. You’ve been warned!

Happy May Bank Holiday to my UK readers and anyone else having a Monday off…don’t spend it all indoors clicking! If you do have the misfortune of needing to, trust Wikipedia to have a document on Google fun throughout the ages ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a lovely weekend!

Zerg Rush

Zerg Rush – Google’s latest Easter egg