Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Mission Complete...

Ok, I know its been a while..... things have been difficult so I just tend to keep meself to meself.... and besides having me before and after schoolers, Ive been doing that dam wrapping for that company every spare minute of the day and night up until I go to bed at night and a few nights that meant wrapping til gone 1 in the morning.... and Ive still had to try and suss and sort everything home here out and fit in physio twice a week, YES Im still at physio, I have a few problems, but Im plodding on..... dont say a word or I will be in tears..... and whilst I was at physio this week I had my Sam in Accident and Emergency with a suspected broken ankle.... just glad he hadnt actually broken it though.... Im totally exhausted, and I mean totally, mind body and soul..... and I aint even done nuffin as yet towards crimbo..... thinking I might just give it a miss this year..... except we did go and cut our tree down last Sunday BUT it still stands naked and bare in out kitchen just propped up against the table, we aint even had time or the thought to do anything with it... and I dont even know if we will bother LOL

Anyways enough about my shit lol - I so wanted to get this post sorted, I know its just a little over a week until crimbo and there is me gonna do a halloween post LOL better late then never right?

I found this photo this week from when me lads were little and we won the village pumpkin competetion....


oh my, how I wish I could get this time back.. and NO my Jacob aint wearing a girlie pink coat, YES it is pink but it was a french jacket and it was actually a boys coat, note the blue and mustard insets and the lined hood LOL...

I dont know if anyone remembers my Halloween post from last year, and how one child actually piddled his pants :) well the stakes were raised this year and we was on a mission to make kids wet and soil there trousers LOL...... ya see, when I was over the school the days leading up to halloween, so many parents asked me if I was gonna be 'doing' halloween this year, you see, our house has started to become 'the place' to visit LOL......



But you see, I dont give kindness and sweet talk on halloween to anyone, not even children, I firmly believe that if you take your kids out trick or treating no matter what age, then you have to expect to be scared and I mean scared...(ya see, I have to be kind and sweet and nice to my minded kids, so halloween is at least a time when I aint regulated by rules and policies hahaha)... and apparently Im the only house in the village that does that LOL most just open the door sweetly and give out bags of sweets.... well NOT IN THIS HOUSE WE DONT......my little house is getting a bit of a reputation...

I set Sam the task of carving the pumpkins.... one is never to old for that and he got right proper stuck in :)



Me and Jacob baked most of the day on halloween.....I didnt wanna be spending to much money on sweets so we made plates and plates of little fairy cakes...



oh my I think me oven door needs cleaning lol.... we then iced the mini fairy cakes with orange icing and put eyeball chocolates on the top...



And these mummy head pizzas we made trays and trays of (oh shut it, they looked good in the recipe lol)..

We also make hotdog mummys but I cant find the photos.... they were hotdogs wrapped in a mummy like fashion in flakey pastry and baked in the oven then little faces added, they looked well proper good and Im bummed that I cant find where I put the photos.....but here is the picture from the recipe page..


Mine of course looked better then these :)

We did also have a skull plate full of sweeties.... and we even made a real surgical heart jelly where the kids had to dip their fingers in the heart to retrieve eyeball chocolates.....

Ya see, most dont get trick or treaters calling, but I KNEW we were in for a barrage of trickers this year cos word had spread about how much fun our house was to come a knocking at..so we had to be prepared...

I did think during the week that the parents miss out, the children get all the treats and they as adults dont get nuffin, so we thought we would make home made truffles with a bit of a surprise for all the adults that would come calling with their children.....



Dont they look great..... and oh my the parents were so very happy and delighted to be thought of :)

Here is the recipe for the truffles..

First melt a big pot of chocolate..... dont go using the best, just cake cooking chocolate will do cos they dont stay in their mouths for long LMFAO....

Next take some button sized brussel sprouts and cook until soft but not to squishy..and tip into the melted chocolate.... whirl around until the sprout is completely covered in the chocolate.. *Evil Grin*





See, dont they look just like normal truffles........

I had a bit of help from me lads at the beginning of the evening, you know, in the scaring department, we sorted out them out as they was all going to a party, so they got a few scares in to start me off LOL.... then the rest of the evening it was down to me to do the scaring....



Our Tom got the first point for making a child wet his trousers LOL.....the child was terrified after I opened the door and once he had calmed down and the father had explained that it was JUST MELODY WITH A MASK ON..... our Tom came around the side of the house and the kid went nuts LMFAO.... it was just the funniest....



Tom and Sammie done up as gouls.... all their make up was from stuff in the kitchen cupboards, unlike last year when I painted out Tom with Emulsion green paint from the shed LOL..



sorry the photo is sidewards I cant make it turn round lol...... Ben was off to a old goul slags party.... he to scared the hell out of kids before he left for the party lmfao

And our Sam, well, he went to a NERDS party lmfao



And this is the best we could do lmfao... he dont look nuffin like this usually, he had his shirt tucked in and his waistband was almost up to his armpits lmfao..... and no, he was NOT allowed to wear those glasses he had on, they are my new ones and had just cost me $500, but we found an old pair of mine and popped the lenses out and he wore them..

Our Jacob was out and so we didnt get no photo of him cos he got sorted at his mates house....

Ok, me lads all buggered off to their different parties which left little old me to hold the fort.....

I wear a horrendous mask and when someone knocks on me door I shout in the most witchy voice I can muster WHATDAYA WANT.... CLEAR OFF.... and when they knock again I stoop right low and open the door just a crack and peer out..... when you open the door at child level they are not expecting it, neither are they expecting the door then to fling open and me to be standing their stooped over holding a half life size skeleton LMFAO.... hence the first casualties of the evening lmfao...kids scream and adults laff.... sometimes I didnt hold the skeleton but a severed hand which has batteries in it and the fingers move and I make the kids shake the hand lmfao.... jebus I am sooooooo mean :)


This is my mask, its actually better looking then I am for real......

When they settle down, before I offered them a treat I said to the adults...... 'Ive made treats for the adults, cos you lot always miss out'.... oh my, the smiles and the words of fanks for thinking of them, as they reach out their hands to take a handmade truffle....... HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Then the gagging and the gobbing out of the truffles and the laffs and the snorts as they realise they have been tricked by chocolate covered sprouts lmfao.... the funniest thing was the pure smiles of happieness with them thinking that someone had gone to time and effort to make homemade truffles just for the adults.....

Do you know it was just the funniest surreal thing ever to see them smiles turn to looks of horror and surprise and then laughter lmfao....

It was hard to get shots of them cos I was holding a plate of truffles and a skeleton and was wearing me mask LMFAO so the following photos aint to great but you will get the idea....


See the look of delight..


See the look of WTF.... these two were nibblers and nibbled instead of popping the whole thing in their mouths.... LOL



Someone taking a truffle for her and her friend (in the white on the left) she was so grateful and pleased that I had made truffles lmfao


The same friend gagging as she had popped the whole truffle in her mouth and had greedily started to munch LMFAO..... I so though she was going to throw up lol


they laffed and laffed and laffed and I think she might of been one of the adults that wet themselves LOL


You can clearly see the gagging reflex in this woman lmfao


This couple were me most favourite of the night, they laffed and laffed so much, I aint never seen them before around the village, but they said they were TOLD to come to my house if they wanted the best scare LOL

The chap laffed so hard that a bit of sprout came out of his nose and then he laffed some more LOL note in the womans hand the gagged up sprout, she was well to posh to just gob it out in the road like everyone else had LOL....they fanked me for the bestest trick EVER lmfao


See the little skeleton lad, thats 'just jack' he actually soiled his trousers LOL....mission complete *ha

All in all I think the adults had as much fun and laughter as the children did.... well the kids did after they got over the initial scare LOL.... I only took me mask off for one little nipper cos I though she was gonna have some sorta fit, and she screamed and screamed no matter how much the father told her it was only 'Mel' so I relented just the once LOL for health and safety grounds lmfao....

We got through over 100 truffle sprouts most of which were gobbed up into the road and which the birds the following morning had a great breakfast.......over 80 mini halloween fairycakes.... 16 mini mummy pizzas and about 20 mummy hotdogs plus about $20 worth of sweets.... and plates and plates of homemade chocolate bones which we made in moulds incase we ran out of sweets.....

Afterwards I felt a bit of a saddo that I did this mostly on me own, cos me lads all went to parties, what on earth must people think of me LOL

I do know that the following week we was up the pub at a fireworks and giant bonfire display (actually we got there an hour late so missed it) which we missed due to having the wrong time LOL, but was having a pint outside with the crowds of people afterwards, when 3 different people came up to us and said.... oh you must be the people in the funniest halloween house in the village, everyone is talking about it, you was the talk non stop in the pub before the display of fireworks.... LOL.....

Now, how on earth am I to top that for next year......

ok more then enough Twaddle for a cold damp wet Wednesday evening......I doubt anyone has read it anyways LOL

x

37 comments:

Lynn said...

Well first I have to say just reading your post you are truly one loved woman that is for sure, omg the fake truffles I laughed my hiney off LOL now that was hilarious, and I would definately had been a gagger because I can not stand sprouts LOL. I'm so glad you your son is ok with his ankle, my daughter recently broke her wrist and had to have a steel plate put in it, my poor baby. I hope you get the rest you deserve soon and I hope your holidays are happy for you and your family!

Pamela said...

I need to put visiting you on Halloween on my To Do List

Hey -- your Sam looks just like Clark Kent (superman)

Dumdad said...

You know how to have a great time!

Lisa said...

I always knew you were a woman of rare perversion, but the sprouts confirms it!! Not that you have invited, but remind me not to trust any "refreshment" you might offer... when I win the lottery and pop in for a visit!!

Cindy said...

Leave it to you! That was hilarious! I'm glad you had such a great time. The son that went to the Nerd party looks like the guy that plays the father on Malcolm In The Middle, who is definitely what you'd call a nerd.
And your mask- I've never seen one as hideous as that! If something like that peeked around a corner at me in the dark I'd wet my pants too.
Stop by when you get a minute- I posted a new family photo as compared to an old one of all of us.

Robin said...

The mummies are the absolute best! So glad you posted again. I was beginning to think that while wrapping you had put yourself in a box and sent yourself somewhere....

I wouldn't have blamed you.

And put that tree up. It'll make you feel better.

Love you, Mel.....

Frum Helen Back said...

I would have left you some puke to clean up if one of your truffle sprouts had entered my mouth. Pretty gross my friend and if I had trick or treaters, I might do that myself next halloween.

Intense Guy said...

LMAO!

"Now, how on earth am I to top that for next year......" - Well Toasty, you got all of us help you out with this - but yes, it's going to be quite a challenge!

I'm going to be laughing at the brussel sprout spitters all day - LOL!!!

p.s., You were saying something about visiting ME in an insane asylum??!? ME?!?

Gives you a great big HUG - and you don't don't even have to keep the mask on...

Hope Sam's ankle heals up quickly - and that you all have a Merry Crhistmas even if it means a little bit of a rush with (or without) the tree.

Rest up Toasty - 2010 will be here soon.

Jen said...

What fun! I love that you have the reputation of being the best house in the village.

Merry Christmas and may 2010 bring you peace and all the happiness you deserve.

buffalodick said...

1. I hope you heal soon.
2. I hope this coming year is better than ever before!
3. I hope you find peace and joy- or either!
4. I hope you catch a well deserved break!
Post more often!

SylphSong said...

I love it when you post photos! They are SO MUCH BETTER than my imagination, LOL!

You rule, Mellie!

Lee Harris said...

LMAO --- Feliz Navidad, Mel.

I don't think you saw the chicken video...

http://leeharris48060.blogspot.com/2009/12/this-is-for-marmitetoasty.html

Robin said...

By the by.... Jolie has resurfaced in a Santa Hat and a wicked grin.

Wish I had time for either one.

I'm just sayin'...... ")

Akelamalu said...

Oh you are a 'wicked' woman Marmie! I wish I lived near you so I could see for myself what you get up to.

I hope the physio is going well hon. x

Sorrow said...

Your alive!!!!
yeah!
yeah!
so this is like the rising from the dead days before the Zombie attack on christmas post?
:laughing
ahhh lady,
Sending love...

Deanna said...

Dang Mel you had me peeing my pants!

Those truffles are priceless. And I loved the hotdog mummies.

Your tricks remind me of when hubby was still teaching - they had a contest on which club could make the best ice cream sundaes. His art club had it all but when the principal came through they substituted mash potatoes for the icecream. I still wish I could have seen his face!

Hope you are getting along ok and unfortunately the boys are being normal...

Coral said...

Hillarous!

ChrisB said...

That is so hilarious, I so wish I lived in your village I'd be there in a shot. Sprout truffles have to be the best joke ever! LOL

Lynn said...

I had to show my husband this post and the pics of the people eating the *truffles* he just laughed, its so hilarious :o)

Cedar Street Kid said...

Loved the mummies. We eat pigs in a
blanket frequently, but if we put a face on them, probably would not be able to eat them. They look alive.(:)

Tori_z said...

You're evil!

Ah, who am I kidding? That was VERY funny, and I loved it! LMAO!

Tori_z said...

By the way... Did the parcel I sent you get there yet?

Sparkless said...

I want to come to your house next Halloween! Love the fake truffles. LOL!!!
I hope you are all having a wonderful Holiday Season.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm glad the ankle wasn't broken. Man, those mummy pizzas look delicious.

Lena said...

Just a quick 'Merry Xmas' Toasty! Chocolate sprouts for tomorrow then!
Take Care!
xx

MarmiteToasty said...

Sorry its been a long time in replying..... I'll hopefully be back on track come the new year.... Ive had a good talking to meself, sussed and sorted meself out...

And Im typing this slight rat-arsed, but the pressies are all wrapped, and the bottle of strawberry wine is almost empty LOL..

~(((Lynn)))~ you should try the chocolate sprouts at a dinner party - cripes sorry to hear about your daughter :(...LMFAO....xxxxxx

~((((Pamela))))~ I so need to top things for next year, so you had better come join in :)... and yep I said clark kent to :)..xxxxx

~((((Dumdad))))~ yep we do on halloween, I can take my kind sweet childminding head off and let rip LOL...xxxxx

~(((Lisa)))~ I will cook toad in the hole and I promised NOT to use real toads LOL.....xxxxx

~(((Cindy)))~ Malcolm in the middle is one of my most favourite telly programmes, cos it reminds me of this mad house lol.. aint that mask just great the actual eye holes are on the forehead so when you wear it it looks like ya head is coming out ya chest LOL...xxxxx

~((((Robin)))))~ Ive wrapped 10,000 pressies in just 4 weeks lmfao Im all wrapped out...the tree is up :) photos to follow.. xxxxxx

~(((((Frum))))))~ first off so sad to hear of the loss of your daughter, know you are in my thoughts...... I dare you to do the truffle thing next year :)..xxxxxx

~((((Iggy))))))~ yes yes yes everyone must think of things for next year... fanks for the hug, I can do with as many as floating around :)... Sam is fine now, just a twinge but it aint stopped him skateboarding...

But he is as I type totally rat-arsed from being up the pub with his brothers and his maties, he is well funny when he is drunk.......

Roll on 2010 cos it cant be any worse then this past year :)....know you are loved dear you...xxxxxxx

~((((Jen)))))~love nad peace to you to.... xxxxxxxx

~((((((Buff)))))))~I promise come the new year, I will be back on track.... I did mean to post more but then the wrapping job took up ALL of my time day and night....xxxxx

~((((Pixie)))))~ hehehehe I told you it was for real :)...xxxxxxx

~(((((((((Lee))))))))))))~ you calling me a fleabag LMFAO.... I LOVED you post :)... fanks for thinking of me..... Im easily forgotten LOL...xxxxxxx

~((((Robin)))))~ I know, god Ive missed that old hag lol - love ya girl...xxxxxx

~((((Ake)))))))~ I double dare you to do it up north next year LOL but DONT blame me :)..

Still at physio, they are so trying to get me as back to normal as possible, Ive been given a fortsnights break but start again twice a week in the new year....xxxx

~(((((Sorrow))))))~ there she blows LMFAO....sending love back...xxxxxx

~(((Deanna)))))~ sending you a packet of 'depends'.... See I aint normal am I lol....

LOL@your story...xxxxxxx

~(((((Coral))))))~ you can tell I dont get out often lol...xxxxx

~(((Crispy)))))~ it so went down a treat, everyone took it in such good humour, so I didnt get any black eyes LOL....xxxxxxxx

~((((Lynn)))))~ it was so hard to get photos, so Im just glad I have proof or people might of thought I was making it up LOL....xxxxxxxx

~(((((Cedar)))))~ aint they just the best, we spent ALL bloody day cooking and baking.... I did put some effort into making sure everyone had different things instead of just sweets...xxxxx

~(((((ToriZ)))))~ but I like being evil lmfao... it brings out the best in me :)..

I think the parcel came today when I was out and its with me neighbour or so the post office card says.... and they was out when we got in then we went out again and they had gone to bed LMFAO.... I will get it in the morning AND YOU ARE RIGHT PROPER NAUGHTLY :) fanks dear you.... much love to you and Shelly...xxxxxxx

~((((SParkless))))~ please come, next year I will need reinforcements lol.....xxxxxx

~((((Charles)))))))~ the pizzas were scrummie with that mozerella cheese....xxxx

~((((Lena))))~ merry crimbo backatcha girl, I will catch up with yours and everyones blobs over the coming week :)....

FANKS EVERYONE FOR STICKING WITH ME lol

X

LadyStyx said...

oh goodness!! *laffin*

*makes note to replace the thick beach towel to the chair because Marmie's back to writing again*

See...now me, Im a nibbler on the chocolate so I doubt I would have ended up with a mouthful of sprout.

basicliving@backtobasicliving.com said...

I'm late finding this post - but it sure did make me laugh! I just LOVE the pictures of the adults eating those Truffle Sprouts! You're right - they looked so pleased, then so shocked, and then so duped! What a fun night that must have been for you. Oh and Sam makes the most handsome nerd I think I've ever seen!

I think the mummy pizzas and the mummy dogs look delicious! Wait - maybe it's because it's lunch time right now and I am starving...


(((hugs)))

Bina said...

I don't know what I like more. The Truffles? The hotdog mummies? (EXCELLENT idea) the fact that you made a boy poop his pants?? Gagging?? You are freaking amazing!!!! See, no matter what happens in your life, you are so uplifting and free-spirited. I love that about you!

ciara said...

well, gee, ((((mel...you ol' slagbag))))can't decide what's worse: the choco covered sprouts or moose poo. cos thought for CERTAIN that's what ya gave me lol love all your halloween goodies ya made even the mummy pizzas :0) glad to see you're still up to your scare tactics xoxo

Aunt of 14 said...

THAT.IS.EXCELLENT!!!! I love the truffles trick!! AWESOME! And the mummies are so cute.

jolie-jordan said...

Could you package some of your excess energy up and send it to me. My gosh girl it hurts me just to think of all of the work you do for Halloween. Looks like every one enjoyed it and had fun. Hey, I love baby brussel sprouts...dipped in chocolate...hummmm I never thought of that combo. LMAO

Love your spunk and goofy sense of humour, my girl. Ain't it a bitch when the kids get too big for their mum's and would rather hang out with their friends.

I love the photo of them when they were young and so proud of their pumpkins. I miss those days too. Mostly the holidays suck now that they are all grown and to big for that silly stuff. Ungrateful (all-grown-up) wretches.

So what are your plans for Valentine's Day?

J-

Paige said...

I'm glad you posted a Christmas blog. It looks like a good one. ;)

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Paige said...

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