Friday, 20 October 2017

Over on Nayu's Reading Corner #7 Got a new toy!

If you follow me on Twitter you'll know what it is!
This week got a bit busy, and I have to get offline asap - find out why over on my other blog, Nayu's Reading Corner! Yes it's game related ^u^

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Nayu's Craft Time #260 Finally back!

You will never catch me doing this - I hate heights, and don't have the physical strength to do it!
Feels like ages since I last blogged! My mega meds did their job, although I seemed to skip a day of wanting to climb walls (which is absolutely horrid and have no idea how drug addicts cope with that symptom) and instead have an extra 2 days of feeling bleh. It could just have been bad timing, as the weather was quite bad (go me for having a body as a weather vane), but I'll happily take it than constantly needing to do something due to constant restlessness. 

I had a day of two where I could game (yay!) which was mostly tablet games as anything else involved too many screen changes, or weird screen changes that I just can't cope with after my mega strong meds. I then hit the stage of being unable to stand anything with a screen, so I caught up on my review reading, which was fun. I did manage a tiny bit of work on this blanket, which I hope to finish soon, life depending of course! 
It's far bigger than this now, just having got an updated photo to hand

The next few months are quite busy with a secret project which I can reveal in January - it's not as exciting as it sounds, but is going to take a lot of my energy. There's also something super fun on my horizon, which isn't craft but it's gaming! 

A game I'm currently working my way through is Atelier Rorona, a Japanese role-playing game on the PS3 (the worst in the series as it's severely time restricted which I hate. Thankfully the others aren't so bad, according to reviews). 
It's alchemy based, so there are lots of recipes to create new items (once I've gathered the supplies from either the various locations to travel in or bought them in town), some monsters to slay, and people to chat with. All highly enjoyable...except the time limit to completing the mandatory tasks is severely limiting and makes it not the most enjoyable game in the world. Up until this morning I wasn't go to replay it, but I might now I've finally (at assignment 10 of 12) worked out thanks to the internet how to craft new weapons and defence clothing! It makes it heaps easier! 
I only persevered at the start because Rorona is adorable, and a character in later games.
However, later this week I'm getting a new console! I'm not saying which just yet, that'll be revealed (& hinted at) in a few days. ^u^ It feels like I've been breathing research about the console all week, which was needed to figure out which edition to get, but I made up my mind last night. So excited!

After pre-scheduling some book reviews this morning, it's almost lunch time! Time for anime after, then easy gaming & crochet. Hope you've all had a great weekend!

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Going quiet until Friday!


I wish I could say the title was for something amazing - it kind of is, but the side effects of my mega strong meds that I need today aren't the most pleasant (though I absolutely couldn't do without it, so it's a fair trade to feel extra rubbish for a few days for many more days benefit.) I may appear on Twitter before Friday, but won't be blogging until then. Hopefully I'll have some fun craft progress to share with you! Hope you all have a super weekend and stay well!

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Nayu's Craft Time #259 All blogged out


So I'd planned to do a blog post today about the lovely stay in a Hilton hotel I had in August, but the 2 feature posts which I had to do on Nayu's Reading Corner took an insane amount of time to format (I'll link when one is up because it's about World Animal Day on 4th October), so I have no time left to do the post I'd wanted. Hopefully that will be the next post.

After lunch (coming shortly) I'll be playing in 2 online gaming events, with plans to do crochet tonight! That's if nothing else comes up/my body decides it wants a quieter eve.



Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Nayu's Craft Time #268 Having a break in Costa...

Which one did I have? Sadly no prizes for guessing!
...that's Costa Coffee not a holiday in Costa Del Sol (or whatever it's called). This is an interim post until the next one which is all about cupcakes! I wanted to put something up, so thought about what I've done recently and thought I'd share a supremely delicious drink I had recently from Costa. I know that Starbucks does similar style drinks, and I'm sure other big and little coffee companies will too.
I had one like this, but this isn't mine or my hand. Thank you unknown person!
Last Wednesday I had the pleasure of drinking the mint chocolate chip Frostino! Look at the green minty goodness (FYI goodness as in it tasted good. It does have calcium, which is good for us, and mint is refreshing...that's about all the nutritional type of goodness I can think of! It is vegetarian but not vegan)! I wanted something refreshing, and love mint flavoured things, so thought why not? The straw is wide enough to suck up the tiny chocolate chips for most mouthfuls; there's no skimping in the amount of chips either! It's my new favourite flavour for iced milkshake type drinks. What's yours? 
I was looking for an empty costa cup, but came across this saying and thought it was perfect for this post! Substitute coffee for tea/herbal tea/hot chocolate/any drink you like!

Monday, 25 September 2017

Nayu's Craft Time #267 A Not Entirely Stubborn Cat

Don't be fooled by the cuteness! Inside that adorable furball is a diamond strength personality who does what she wants when she want!
Happy Monday! In my previous post  A Stubborn Cat I detailed just how fussy my cat has been recently with her dry food. I'm sure all you pet owners can relate to your beloved (if sometimes a little frustrating) critter going through a phase of not enjoying something eaten loads of times in the past. Well, I have news...

...is she eating all her biscuits???

and it is good news! Upon adding the multicoloured biscuits to her mix Belle happily gobbled up her dry biscuits - yay! 
Whoohoo!
That was cause for celebration ^u^ It's possible she started eating because a) family were back from being on holiday b) because she felt like it, but whatever the reason I'm just glad she's pestering me less for food which is clearly there but she isn't eating. If her bowl is empty,  it stays empty until food time! If not, I just remind her there is good food there which she ate some earlier in the day. Cats are very fickle, but I am a strong (mean/stubborn) owner! 
So true! Switch your favourite animal for cat if you prefer another. Or add others if you adore more than 1 - for me it's also zebra finches!

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Nayu's Craft Time #266 A Stubborn Cat

My adorable kitty! (Yes I'm very biased)
Those of you who follow me on  Twitter know that during the last week my cat has been reluctant to eat her dry food. She has 2 types of biscuits at the moment, one is a high protein variety, both she's happily eaten before. Okay, so she usually has a 3rd type (one with multicoloured biscuits), but even with that she's eaten the rest. 
Multicoloured cat kibble! I use natural coloured food (I think it's natural...it definitely has green bits in).

My family went on holiday last week and Belle decided to stop eating the dry food. I wasn't able to go out and get the 3rd type to create  her perfect mix. I didn't worry that much because she does this from time to time - she hates a change in routine and family being out is a change. This is the cat who picks up a few biscuits in her mouth and purposefully drops them on the floor for fun. Not eating dry food isn't unheard of, just annoying.
This, an empty cat bowl, is what I'd wanted to see over the last few days.
It meant that she kept asking for food, and I'm mean so didn't give in to the mega cute eyes and pleading cries. Some of my family may give in, some definitely won't. I don't because she has eaten the biscuits before, she's just being fussy! 

On Sunday there was a bit of progress, she actually ate some! No empty plate, but it was less full. It only lasted one meal though. 

So this morning my family return...and Belle finally starts eating a few biscuits. Cats! They may not be able to talk (unfortunately), but they know how to protest against things they don't like. I'd love to hear if your pet does something similar. 

I'd planned to post last week, but I wasn't feeling well so took it easy ^o^  Plan on posting around the weekend so long as nothing else crops up! I will be posting about the mocha cupcakes I made yesterday.  See the follow up post A Not Entirely Stubborn Cat for details on whether she ate her food or not after new biscuits were added!