Friday, 21 December 2012

Coffee Talk #15 - Random Stuff

Hello! Merry 4 days before Christmas!
I'm so excited. But not that excited to do any christmas shopping. I just got back from trying to find a present for my mum, and wanted to punch everyone in the face. I know its a nice summer day and all, but you don't have to walk at snails pace and take up all the footpath.

Okay rant over. I actually do really like christmas. Promise.

It's time for coffee talk again! As per usual, link up with Nat to join in.

1. What type of phone do you have?
I have a Nokia C3 something something. I can't actually be bothered getting up to go find my phone and look at its exact model. Its a pretty good phone - and also a nokia so you can drop it a million times and it pretty much will never break. 

2. Look to your right. What do you see?
A giant super-pump water bottle. Standard for these crazy-hot summer days in NZ. I actually think I'm melting right now. 

3. List 5 random facts about yourself...
1. Broccoli is my favourite vegetable. 
2. The only song I can play on the guitar is the Harry Potter theme music.
3. I am terrified of moths. Especially those massive furry ones. 
4. Watching 'Victorious' on Nickelodeon is my guilty pleasure.
5. I love playing Monopoly. But no one ever wants to play it with me. Forever alone. 

4. What is that one talent you wish you were great at?
So easy! To be a good singer. Or to be able to play an instrument really well. I have tried to play the guitar and the piano and it just hasn't worked out for me. 

5. 5. Go to and hit random article. The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band. Go to and click random quotes. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first ...album. Go to and click on “explore”. Seventh picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. Use to put it all together. Now show us your album :)

This is actually hilarious....

If I ever start a band, I reckon I've got my new band name! Hahaha

That's it for now. Might be back before Xmas, might not. If not, have a very merry christmas!

x0x0 Rach.

Friday, 14 December 2012

Coffee Talk Installment 14

Hello there. It's been a while. I have been having a major blogging mindblank of late (or lifeblank, that's probably more accurate). Sorry bout that. BUT...I'm back for Coffee Talk! Head on over to Nat's newly-revamped blog to join in!

1. What are your winter 'must-haves'?
Anything warm. Winter here in New Zealand gets rather chilly, seeing as we're at the bottom of the world and all. So think big woolly blankets, socks, scarves. Scarves are very important. Hot chocolate, or any chocolatey beverage is always good.  Also a good strong umbrella - as it rains A LOT here in winter. I have parted with many many umbrellas unceremoniously in the wind. 
This has happened to 99% of my umbrellas. 

2. What is on your Christmas wishlist this year?
Oh so many things that I won't receive. An iPhone mainly. Defs wont be getting that. I'm not really expecting much to be honest, as the fam and I are only having a very small Christmas this year. I pretty much would be very appreciative of any sum of money. I desperately need to save for my year away in Florida next year. 

3. What is your favourite holiday coffee/tea/alcoholic beverage?
Anything that's available. Sounds really boring but I'm being honest. Except wine or beer - they're gross. I have been reading on other blogs all about these yummy sounding Starbucks drinks. They sound sooo good! C'mon NZ Starbucks, keep up with your motherland!

4. Top 3 must-have holiday desserts?
1. Cheesecake. My mum makes this ah-mah-zing berry and dark chocolate cheesecake sometimes. It's so sweet that one slice gives you diabetes, but its soooooooo good! Looks a little something like this...

For numbers 2 &3, see above.

5. What time do you get up to open presents with your family? Do you clean up right away or do you leave it there in a pile until right before trash day?
I used to lie awake in bed when I was little and try to catch Santa (more like Dad) sneaking in and putting my presents on the end of my bed. Nowadays, Christmas morning is way more laid-back. In my family, Christmas Eve is actually when all the shenanigans go down - we always play some kind of interactive game, like cranium etc while having a few drinks - and then Christmas Day we have a big breakfast or lunch and just relax and do nothing for the rest of the day. 

6. What is your new years resolution?
I've only ever made one new years resolution, and that was to get my drivers license. I'm one for one! This year it is to get into shape for my trip to America. It's going to be really difficult, especially since I am literally the laziest person ever. But I'll be so mad at myself if I don't, so, wish me luck!

That's it for coffee talk this week! Hope you all have fantastic Christmases! 

- xoxo Rach.