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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Tuesday Tune - Theme song from Pirates of the Caribbean.

G'Day lovely friends and welcome friends to NatashaInOz.com, my little bloggy home Down Under.
Today's #TuesdayTune has a bit of a Halloween flavour to it, since today is Halloween!

Natasha in Oz, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Tuesday Tune,

I am sure that many of us have seen the Johnny Depp movie Pirates of the Caribbean and as much as I liked the movie, I really loved the soundtrack even more!


Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest is the soundtrack for the Disney movie of the same title, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. The score was composed by Hans Zimmer.


Hans Zimmer is a German composer and music producer. For nearly three decades he has composed music for over 100 films including:

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest(2006)
The Da Vinci Code(2006)
King Arthur(2004)
The Last Samurai(2003)
The Thin Red Line: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(1999)
Broken Arrow: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(1996)
Beyond Rangoon: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(1995)
Crimson Tide: Music From The Original Motion Picture(1995)
The Power Of One: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(1992)
Green Card: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(1991)
Rain Man: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1989 Soundtrack)(1990)
Driving Miss Daisy: Original Soundtrack(1990)


Phew!

His works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements. He has won four Grammy Awards, two Golden Globes, a Classical BRIT Award, and an Academy Award. Zimmer also has been ranked Number 72 on the list of the "Top 100 living geniuses", published by The Daily Telegraph.

I hope you enjoy the Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Song!



If you have ever posted a song on your blog I would love it if you could link up with me today! I love listening to all kinds of music and I absolutely love listening to the music that my blogging friends from all over the world share each Tuesday. Just copy and paste the URL of the blog post, link up and join in the fun!


Tuesday Tune, Natasha in Oz



Thanks for joining and please be sure to come back later to visit the bloggers who have linked up.

I hope your day is wonderful and the first week of November is fabulous!

Happy Halloween!

Tuesday Tune, Halloween, Natasha in Oz

Best wishes,

Natasha In Oz

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Friday, October 29, 2010

YuMmY pUmKin MufFinS!

Even though the days are getting warmer Down Under I have been so inspired by the Autumn baking that is happening all over blogland that I decided to bake some pumpkin muffins!


I found this easy recipe on the Martha Stewart website and they are absolutely delicious! My son Big Al who does not really like pumpkin ate several of them and raved about how "Yummy" they were!

The recipe makes 12 HUGE muffins or 24 smaller ones.

You will need:

3/4 cup vegetable oil, plus more for pan
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour,
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour,
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice (I made my own with 1/2 tsp cinnamon,1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp allspice and 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg)

1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups pumpkin puree (I found a place that sells American goodies and I bought a can of Libby's Pumpkin!

1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
3 large eggs
1 cup turbinado/demerara sugar sugar, plus 2 tablespoons more for sprinkling
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts

These muffins are so easy to make! Just preheat your oven to 180C/350F degrees. Brush muffin tins (each  with oil and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk flours, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, and baking soda; set aside.


In a large bowl, whisk oil, pumpkin puree, yogurt, eggs, and 1 cup sugar to combine; add 1 cup walnuts and reserved dry ingredients. Mix just until moistened (do not overmix).


Divide evenly and spoon batter into muffin tins; sprinkle tops with remaining walnuts and sugar. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes. Cool 5 minutes in pan.
Source: Pumpkin Muffins - Martha Stewart Recipes 


 Enjoy!


Today I am joining in with
Foodie Friday with Michael LeeTickled Pink Friday with Holly, Show and tell Friday with Cindy,
Pink Saturday With Beverly.

Thanks so much for having me today ladies! Thank you also dear friends, for dropping in and spending time with me today in my little corner of the world Down Under. It has been wonderful to see you.

Best wishes,


Natasha In Oz 

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."

Welcome friends to Natasha In Oz. I am so thrilled that you have taken time out of your busy day to spend some time with me in my little corner of the world, Down Under!

Today I am so excited to be taking you on a little Home Tour!

A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


My 'Mom Cave' is really our sitting room area. It is a room that is shared by everyone in the family so perhaps it is officially not a room of my own but it is the place where I relax, read, converse, decorate over and over again and just love being in.

Welcome to My Mom Cave!
A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."



This is the room that we use for entertaining.....


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."



A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


It is also the room where I sit down at night with my family to chat about our day.....

A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."




"...a woman must have money and a room of her own... "
— Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own



A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


We watch TV in here at night too.

A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


I don't often get to choose what to watch but this is one of my favourite shows to watch in my Mom Cave!

A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


I often sit here by myself during the day with a cuppa and a magazine.

A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."

I am often re-decorating this room. I love creating little tablescapes and vignettes in my Mom Cave.

A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."

A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."

A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."

A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."

A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


I change things around for the seasons and Holidays. Here is my mom cave at Easter.....

A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."

And here it is all decorated for Christmas!


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."


I love my Mom Cave!
A Home Tour - My Mom Cave or "A Room of One's Own."



If you have shared any decorating ideas on your blog recently why not share them at tomorrow's Say G'day Saturday Linky Party!


You can link up old or new posts and they can be about anything and everything! Please be sure to come back on Saturday to join in with this weekend's party and to 
 see the top 5 posts from last week's link up.


Say G'Day Saturday Linky Party

Before I go I just want to thank all the lovely bloggers who host their linky parties each week!


Best wishes until next time,

Natasha In Oz 

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