Twitch/YouTube Tuesdays: Bentley House Minis and the Addams Family Go to Arizona!

This is actually belated news as Ara and her Addams Family Mansion headed to Arizona shortly before Halloween this year. The mansion is on display in a museum featuring miniatures, and it will be there for just over a year! Check out the vlog post below to find out more about this fabulous honor for Ara!

Ara has worked on this mansion for a very long time! If you’re interested in watching her on her journey making this awesome iconic house, check out the Addams Family Mansion Playlist!

I am so happy for her!! I did the virtual tour of the museum as well, and it’s something I’d love to see in person when I get a chance to go out that way!

Be sure to comment on at least the vlog video to let Ara know what you think! I know, from personal experience, she pays attention to all the comments, even ones left on old videos so if you like any of the Addams Family Mansion videos, be sure to let her know there as well!!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

Look What I Found!!

I’ve gotten many suggestions for what to do while stuck inside the way we all are. I took one suggestion: watch videos on the internet, and I fell down a rabbit hole like you wouldn’t believe! I was lost for hours following links, checking out videos and watching channels. I haven’t subscribed to anything yet, but I have developed a great appreciation for vloggers let me tell you.

One site I am going to be going back to regularly – for now – is Hideout TV. This comes out of the UK it appears. I’m mainly watching cooking videos as I haven’t looked at much else because the cooking videos have me hooked. LoL.

There’s a cook on there called Pettite who is just so energetic when he talks, he reminds me a bit of Julia Child and her cooking show. In fact, of all the cooks on here, I like him the best. He uses rock music in his intro and doesn’t have music drowning out his voice.

There are videos on here that don’t have the cook speaking, You just see their hands and there’s writing overlaid on the video. There’s always some funky music playing as well, but I find these boring.

I’m enjoying watching other people cook. The variety of videos on here is nice to see too. I’m not just watching vegan dishes, I’m watching all kinds of food being made. Just watched a video on how to make bread in a Dutch oven. 🙂

I’m a solo act at home so cooking for me is something necessary but not really that much fun. I try to eat healthy so there’s that too. Still, I don’t go all out on a meal unless I’ve seen something I want to try. That led me to learning how to make pierogies from scratch as well as Vietnamese Pancakes. Those are addictive!

Not only do they make dishes, they make sauces – OMG!! Yes, I’m watching the channel while I write this. I love chunky sauces like chutney. I also like sauces that are all natural like Tahini sauce. I don’t use a lot of sauce when I cook because I prefer food that’s flavorful on its own. Still, a good chutney with veggies or cheese is quite delicious.

You can find Hideout TV here and I hope you like it. 🙂

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towel and sonic screwdriver!!

French lessons

I am still working on learning French.  Why, you ask? Because I can. 🙂  I actually like the way the language sounds.  It’s smooth and almost musical.  I took classes back in high school, and I fell in love with the language.  It helps that I am able to produce a pretty authentic accent when I’m speaking as well. 🙂

So, I’m using Duolingo and TinyCards ( an offshoot of Duolingo) to learn the language.  I’ve recently begun watching videos of French children’s songs on YouTube (not sure if I’ve mentioned that before or not), and I’m using the videos to help me with my accent and with strengthening words I’ve already learned.

I’m having fun with this. 🙂 I’ve also found a website with French poems that are both translated and read aloud in French so I can practice reading the language as well as speaking it.  I will, eventually, practice writing it as well since I want to become fluent in the language.

Will I ever visit France after all this work, or because of all of this work?  Possibly, but that’s not the reason I’m learning the language.  I’m doing it because I enjoy it.  I plan to learn other languages as well. 🙂

Well there you have it.  I hope you all have a great day/night!

See you on the flipside and don’t forget your towels and sonic screwdrivers!