Wednesday, November 21, 2012

                             "Don't be afraid of death, Winnie. Be afraid of the un-lived life."

                                                                                                                  ~Tuck Everlasting

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Fiddler on the roof - Tradition


I love this song!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Celtic Woman - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (live)

Celtic Woman does a beautiful job with this song... I love listening to it while cooking. ;)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

~a precious dream~

"To surrender a precious dream is a fearful thing,
but to pursue anything but the full measure of the glory
of God's love is a wasted life."
~Joshua Eddy

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Chloe's 3rd Birthday!

It was Chloe's 3rd birthday a couple of weeks ago...
So I have been working on this post for a while. :P
The photos take ages to load.
She had a blast- running around with her new doll and learning how to ride
her new bike.

Amy, Emma and Chloe
She had just discovered the word  fantastic. 
Hilarious is the only word to describle it!

(Photo thanks to Mum :)

Reading her new Peter Rabbit book with Daddy amd Emma.

Happy Birthday, Chloe!!


...and today is Katherine's 10th birthday. 
Hopefully it won't be long before I get to her photos!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Joy of Books

This is pretty cool... I think it would be great to work in a bookshop.  ;)

Upside down Jesus painting


Meet my "Baby" :)

My Canon EOS 600D.  Very exciting! 
 After the death of Mum's little red digital camera in November, I have been camera-less.
So when this DSLR came on special, I was excited.  And I have been wanting one
because I am going to a friends' wedding in a couple of weeks, and I'm also going to
see the final Riverdance show in May.  So I needed it. ;)
I can't wait to learn how to use it! 
 I may need to borrow someone to photograph when she comes down, if she doesn't mind. ;)
  Miss Maid is a wonderful model. :)

So all in all, I am very happy with Baby.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Hundred More Years~ by BushMaid

By my clever friend BushMaid, based on the song Hundred More Years by Francesca Battistelli.


"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. 
The man who never reads lives only one."
~George R. R. Martin

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

~'Winnie the Pooh' love~

"If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never
have to live without you."
~A. A. Milne

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Ah, Gesundheit.

Flynn Rider:
All right, Blondie.


Flynn Rider:

Thursday, March 8, 2012

~Snow White~

The moral of Snow White is never eat apples.”
― Lemony Snicket

Sunday, March 4, 2012


...proof that a pair of shoes can change someones' life.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Stalking? No! I don't stalk!

"Stalking" is such a strong word. 
 I prefer "Intense Research of an Individual".

Sounds good to me. How about you, Bush? ;) 

...and no. 
This picture has nothing to do with sta- researching people.
I just liked it.

It reminds me of 'The Crooked Little House'.  And I don't even know where I got it from... must be hidden somewhere in one of the hidey-holes with my childhood memories. 

The Crooked Little House.  Hmmm...   Maybe it's a book.

I'll probably wake up at 3am and remember.

One Girl. One Cow. One Act.

Act 1.
Curtains open.

Chloe: Stands on the outside table next to fence, eating chocolate slice.

Cow: Looks longingly at chocolate slice.

Chloe: Looks at cow.

Cow: Ambles over to fence, licking lips.

Chloe: Looks at cow. Looks at chocolate slice. Holds out slice to cow.

Cow: Licks lips, eats chocolate slice.

Chloe: Looks at empty hand, smeared with chocolate icing.

Cow: Walks away.

Chloe: Smiling happily, “She ate it, Mum!””

Curtains close.

End of Act 1.

~Based on a true story~  (When I should have been doing my Tafe)

Sorry to make you read that, folks.  It was fun, though!  ;)

Thursday, February 16, 2012


love it!

If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
Thomas Carlyle

Thursday, February 2, 2012


I found a vintage camera app for my iPod today.
May I say that it is great?  I mean, look at all those colours!
And so bright!  You almost need a pair of sunnies when you look at it.

BushMaid: Photo Manip - King's Daughter

               Created by BushMaid.

Friday, January 20, 2012

~The Bush Dance~


i know. i should have done this ages ago.  and i've had (quite) a few hints from (quite) a few
people -you know who you are. ;) 
but i have been busy!  i started a new job at the start of november, my grandparents and
my dear friend Jasmine and her brother Jacob came down
for my birthday bush dance, tafe never stops and on top of all that, i was flat out with work
over Christmas!  so not much time for a proper post.  am i forgiven?

anyway, i have finally gotten myself together, and  i am determined to post this tonight.
 so, here goes...


1. seriously fun and
2. highly addictive.

 on the 18th of november we had a bush dance.  (if you've never been to one, then go to one.)
we went to the hall nice and early to decorate in purple and lime green.
James blew up all the balloons with the air compressor so well that quite a few popped and nearly burst our eardrums in the near-empty hall.
Jacob risked his neck on the huge ladder to hang up the streamers while Jas and i told him where to hang them and don't you dare fall off that ladder.  so while the boys were doing the heavy-duty work, we girls put up the birthday banners, balloons and other streamers.  after all the decorating was done,
we raced home to get ready, grab the food and drinks and raced back to beat the guests.

Jas & I
well, they started arriving, and so did our awesome caller, Clinton.  at about 7pm the dancing started.  i was so pleased that everyone danced!  i was afraid that because quite a few people had never done BD before, they might not give it a go.  but they all did!  :D  i'm pretty sure they all had fun.  i hope so.  it was loads of fun -as you have probably guessed- and we all burned heaps of calories. :) 

everyone dancing

I went to my first BD in october. i was hooked, and immediately decided that we needed to have one.  so we did. then a friend turned eighteen in december, so her family
had a surprise BD for her after Christmas. FUN!!!
then another friend had so much fun at mine that she has decided to have one for her birthday next month. (!!!) and NOW our home school group is having one in april! *sigh*  bush dances all over the place. 

how do you like the huge cake?

Thank you to Jasmine for all the photos!  :)
I didn't get any... positively shameful, isn't it?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

My little bro...

turned 17 today.


have an awesome day! :)