Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Is It Only Me?????

This morning I put the shanks in the slow cooker added the sauce, carrot and onion and left for work. I came home this afternoon with the sweet aromas wafting through the house. I thought I better give it a stir and see how it was all going. Upon opening the lid and stirring I noticed a little plastic cup in the meal, I pulled it out in disgust and horror. I had another look in the pot and noticed 2 more plastic cups. What the hell are these things and how did I not notice them this morning. I am the type of person who freaks out about cancer causing agents and the thought of that plastic cooking with my meal makes me feels sick. So dinner has now been put in the bin and I think it's baked beans on toast instead. Has anyone else done this or am I the only fool out there? and would you still have ate the shanks for dinner? I know I can be a bit of a princess when it comes to food.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Morning Walks

I thought you might want to join me on my morning walk, there is lots to see.  I walk a couple of blocks and come across beautiful Lorikeet's in a feeding frenzy around these trees. They are truly beautiful and I am very lucky to see them. I have to admit if I lived in the houses next to these trees I may not have such a big love affair with them. The screeching and general ruckus coming from them is massive.

 I continue down the main road till I come across a bridge where I cross and see this  view. We haven't had that much rain this winter so the water is very low.

 I continue along a bike path which leads to this beautiful park of which my house backs onto. It is such a peaceful place, occasionally we have bands filming song clips in it, unfortunately no big named bands.
 I watch out for the cobwebs in the park, they are every where. Spiders are very busy at night time. I then cross one move bridge and then I am home. At this point there is 3 Pokemon to catch, I stay a while till I have caught them all. Then I head home for Breakfast.
I hope you enjoyed my morning walk, I am very lucky girl to have so much beauty around me and sometimes I have to stop what I am doing and breath it all in. I hope you have had a great week so far, enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Swell Sculpture Festival 2016

I try and go to the Swell Sculpture Festival each year, it is so unique and a lot of fun. Every year it gets busier and busier.  Which is a good thing for the artists and a bad thing for my legs as I have to park so far away. Somethings I find very strange and think how is that art, others just blow my mind. Needless to say I am no art coniseur. I think my favourite this year was the dog walker which one did you like? Get ready for photo overload.
 Ants on the rocks, that's a good band name.
 You could walk inside this instalment and it was at least 10 degrees cooler inside.Made from plasic pallets.
 Anyone need to do their washing, weird!
 I loved this one
 This photo doesn't do it justice.

 These make me think of Pretty Little Liars
 So clever
 It was hard to keep the kids off the turtle and the adults
 Made from soft drink bottles, so pretty!
So clever
 The mosaic work on this was mind blowing.
My favourite one, so cute.

Have a lovely weekend everyone. I have to work on Saturday I am really not looking forward to that. So make sure you enjoy yourselves and make the most of it all xxx

Monday, September 12, 2016

My First Lego

My Husband is a massive fan of Star Wars Lego, he has so much of it that it's ridiculous. It actually does my head in, as it it all through out our house. Im going for a mature look in the house and have  given up due to all his toys in every room. Needless to say I am not a fan of Lego, so what does he get me as a joke for my Birthday LEGO. I love VW's so he thought this would be a epic present for me. To start with I thought what an expensive joke present this is.
He told me I had to build it all by myself and he would watch on just to make sure I  didnt stuff up. To begin with I was bored and then when I started to see it resemble a VW, I kind of got into it. OK so I kind of LOVED it! He has converted me that much that I requsted the red Kombi for Christmas.
What do you think of Bertie, I love her. Built her with my own hands I did. I think I will always remember my first Lego and she will have a special place in my heart. When we got broken into I was so glad she didn't get stolen. I know it's quite sad, isnt it.

Thursday, September 8, 2016


On Thursday we came home from a hard day at work to find our house had been broken into. A window had been smashed a fly screen door pulled from it hinges and a back door with a deadlock had been forced open with a crowbar. They ransacked every room, checked in every nook and cranny. Photos had been taken out of frames to see if anything was behind it, all the meat from the freezer had been thrown on the floor and all they seemed to have taken is 5 small things. Which makes me worry are they coming back for the bigger things.

To make matters worse our Neighbours got broken into as well. Their house was trashed a lot more than ours. The Thieves ate food from their fridge and threw food and drinks through out their house. The only good thing is one of the thieves has cut themselves when breaking the window, so we have DNA and fingerprints which will hopefully help catch them.

This is the second time in 2 years that we have been broken into. I feel a lot calmer this time, don't get me wrong if I knew who did this, I would like to show them my skills with a crowbar. It is the uneasiness that somebody has touched everything in your house, knows where everything is and knows how to gain entry again if they wanted too. I didn't sleep very well last night and the poor cat is just following me around the house. The cat is a indoor cat who must have been petrified with what was going on.

We have insurance and you know what sometimes bad things happen to good people. Things could be worse, I am just glad that the cat is fine, that was my main concern. Sorry for my little vent, I hope your week has been better than mine. Comment with something good that has happened to you this week, brighten my day for me XXX

Monday, September 5, 2016

August Book Review

 The back cover reads, "The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it, no paper notices plastered on lampposts and billboards. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within these nocturnal black-and-white striped tents awaits an utterly unique, a feast for the senses, where one can get lost in a maze of clouds, meander through a lush garden made of ice, stare in wonderment as the tattooed contortionist folds herself into a small glass box, and become deliciously tipsy from the scents of caramel and cinnamon that waft through the air". 

The descriptions of the circus are magical and made me want to visit a circus even though nothing would compare to the "Le Cirque des RĂªves". All though life at the circus is amazing behind the scenes there is a battle between two illusionist which is what the tragic tale is really about. I will not disclose anymore, in fear of ruining it for you.
 OMG I loved this book. The main character Lou reminded me so much of myself it freaked me out. Lou has just lost her job and needs to find a new one urgently. After many interviews and awful jobs placements, she gets and interview for a carer of someone in a wheel chair. That someone is Will who is not dealing very well with his new life in a wheel chair. Needless to say the love and friendship they end up having is truly beautiful, a must read if you haven't already.
 This book is straight after, "Me Before You". It deals with Lou's new life, she has a massive accident and has to move back in with her Mum and Dad. Where she has to heal her body and her mind. Unfortunately Lou hasn't really learnt anything from Will and is still just plodding along. This book is about her finding her way in the world, in true Lou style.
The final book in the, Fifth Wave series is set over a three day period. It is told from the viewpoints of Cassie, Ringer, Zombie and Sam. Evan comes up with a master plan to save the world. In the end he is not the hero, the hero is Cassie and not in the way you would expect. I was not into this book series as much as I thought I would be. For some reason Cassie just annoyed me.

If you have read any of these books what did you think? I have to admit that, "Me Before You" has been my favourite read this year.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

The Little Things

10 Things That Make Me Smile

1/  An old couple holding hands.

2/  Rainbows

3/  A Kookaburra laughing

4/  Random acts of kindness

5/  Flowers being delivered to someone

6/  Playing in puddles

7/  Fresh clean sheets

8/  Bubble bath

9/  Star gazing

10/ Seeing the sunrise

What is making you smile at the moment? There is beauty, love and laughter everywhere- You just have to open your eyes.