Jan 26, 2012

Cat Thursday


I found this cute meme via fellow book lover and fellow cat lover Socrates's Books - 

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun.

Jan 25, 2012

Out of Office with Chris & Gihan

Now we've done our pretend New Year Resolutions (like I will lose weight and travel to Egypt) it's time to get started on what we really are going to do this year. Do you feel like 2012 is the time to change things in your life? I'm feeling that way. But enough about me- what about you? Maybe this is the year you want to work for yourself. Or maybe this is the year you want to convince  your boss that you would be more productive working at home or at the library. Thanks to Gihan Perera and Chris Pudney  - you will have all the tools you need to do just that!

Jan 22, 2012

Fallen Books by Lauren Kate


My daughter Jessi lent me the Fallen Books by Lauren Kate. I've finished the first one and quite enjoyed it.  I'm looking forward to reading the others this year before  the film comes out. If you go to the Fallen webpage or Facebook Page, you can find all sorts of goodies, including sample chapters; fun apps; teaser trailers; and a Valentine competition to win a set of great Romance novels including:

Jan 20, 2012

Cat Thursday

Lucky for me it's still Thursday somewhere in the world. 




I found this cute meme via fellow book lover and fellow cat lover Socrates's Books - 

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun.

Jan 18, 2012

Guest post - Troythulu on Fractal Art

Welcome, I'm so excited to share the first of my guest posts for 2012. I gave my writer and blogger friends the scope of topics encompassing "creativity' ,and the ideas they have come up with are wonderful. I hope you enjoy these topics and writers as much as I have.


I asked my friend Troythulu to explain a bit about his fractal art that he has been sharing (and fascinating his online friends with) this past year or so. The text is all his, but the links are mine - just a helping hand for newbies. I also recommend the documentary The Colors of Infinity

xx

Jan 12, 2012

Cat Thursday


I found this cute meme via fellow book lover and fellow cat lover Socrates's Books - 

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun.

Jan 11, 2012

Have you heard of Moore River?

I've been scrapping again. I can't stop myself. It's so much fun. Even though I love my MyMemories Software, I thought I would just make this little page up in Gimp -a free graphics program, just to show how versatile the packs are. The embellishments and pages used in this layout are available for FREE but be quick. Check here to download your freebie.


Jan 6, 2012

Marker board from a picture frame

I made a notice board that you can write on with a dry erase marker  (sometimes called a whiteboard pen).
I  got a great picture frame from the opportunity shop for $5 and it still had the glass intact.So I removed the backboard and added the chart from Meet Me At Mike's Crafty Journal  by Pip Lincolne. It had categories - Important things to do, Things to make, Books to read, Movies to see, Places to go and Recipes to try.

Cat Thursday (a bit late)


I found this cute meme via fellow book lover and fellow cat lover Socrates's Books - 

Welcome to the weekly meme that celebrates the wonders and sometime hilarity of cats! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). It's all for the love of cats! Enjoy! This fun meme is hosted by The True Book Addict. Go over to her site to join in the fun.




Jan 4, 2012

Some Crochet I did in 2011

Crocheted Flowers

Reflections of 2011 & Challenges for 2012

So the New Year has started, and I have to spend the next six months resting, de-stressing and generally remaining calm.  Sometimes I get exhausted waking around the block so I can't take on anything long term or with commitment  - firstly, because I don't know how I will feel from one day to the next and secondly, because I have been told to prioritise my health and my son' health and my family's well being this year. Like many of you - we have lots of challenges as a family - but I don't go on about it much because it's too personal, and complicated and it's BORING!! So I'd rather talk about interesting things.

Jan 3, 2012

Lovely Lunch with Jilgies

Do you know what a Jilgy is? It's a type of fresh water crustacean that we have here in Australia. People with farms usually have them in their water dams and they taste really yummy. The Butcher and our youngest, just got back from visiting on a farm and doing all that stuff guys like to do. Our kids grew up in the country and sometimes we all miss it.