Sep 28, 2012

Cat Thursday



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. 

It's Friday already here, and I missed Cat Thursday, but over on Facebook everyday is cat, dog, rabbit, guinea pig day. You should join us. I'm here: https://www.facebook.com/bookscrafts.prettythings goodness, such shameless promotion.

Sep 27, 2012

How loud is too loud? What?

Now we have such busy lives, always on the move, more people are discovering the joys of music and audio books that they can listen to while they jog, drive, craft or otherwise multi-task. There are great collections of audio books and music at your local library and they are free to borrow. But with the use of audio material there are always important safety tips to consider.

Welcome to the Local Studies Library...

Perhaps you didn't know that there is more than one type of Library. There are school libraries, public libraries, academic libraries and specialist libraries (such as a Law or Science Library). 
This post is a bit of information about a Local Studies Library in Western Australia. For a list of Local Studies Libraries in your area,  your State Library or Historical Society is a good place to start. Such as this list of Local Studies Libraries in my state: 

Sep 20, 2012

CatDog Thursday


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. 

So who remembers CatDog? My kids would watch this show, and I didn't get it. I mean I'm all for crazy stuff, but how did that thing go to the bathroom? Especially with all the food it used to eat. But then I would remember it's a cartoon. Sigh!

Sep 14, 2012

The humble rubber band.

Once you get to my age you can list dozens of uses for everyday objects like the humble rubber band. I have been using them since I was little for so many things. As kids we tied our hair with them (yes I know that's naughty and I don't do it now), my parents would always have to cut the bands out of my hair. We used to make lacky guns with our fingers and get told we would take an eye out. We used them to make flying helicopters, on our braces to straighten our teeth, to wrap up posters, tie bunches of invites together and many more. 
When we were in Thailand we went on a tour to ride  elephants, but while we were there, our guide Annie showed us some of the traditional Thai farming methods, including the rubber industry. Suddenly an object I took for granted, will never be the same. 


Sep 13, 2012

Cat Thursday - hunting!





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. 


My busy day starts from the moment I get out of bed. As soon as I go to the bathroom the guinea pigs hear me and start whistling for some food. Once they have grains, grass and greens, then I feed the fish. The chickens have started up by now, scratching and clucking. So I feed them any scraps, check their water and pellets, sometimes give them cracked corn and collect the eggs. Every few days I let them out for a scratch around the yard depending upon what I am doing and what the weather is like. 

Sep 12, 2012

Death Comes to Pemberley by P.D. James

Jennifer Ehle as Elizabeth Bennett; Colin Firth as Mr Darcy; Lyme Park as Pemberley

For the longest time, I avoided Austenesque novels thinking it may spoil my beloved Jane Austen's work. I've never really gotten into fan fiction either. Although I had read I Was Jane Austen's Best Friend by Cora Harrison.

Sep 6, 2012

Cat Thursday - Tom Kitten


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. 

Sep 4, 2012

Sex & the City Giveaway

We Love Sex & the City! My daughter and I have read all the books, and watched the series and the movies more than once. We also read the prequel books The Carrie Diaries and Summer and the City. The producers of Gossip Girl another cool show, are now making The Carrie Diaries into a TV show. To celebrate we are having a give-away from both Jessi in Wonderland and Books, Crafts & Pretty Things