Dec 30, 2012

Review of new CPAP mask

I have spoken before about my sleep apnoea, diagnosed this year. Well, it takes a bit of getting used to and I had trouble with the face mask that I bought initially. It would leave marks on my face, I had problems with it slipping if my face was pushed into the pillow, which meant it leaked; and I had to wear and eye mask, because the outlet valves blew straight in my eyes. I think this is because I had to have a smaller mask, but that meant that the outlets were closer to my eyes. Wearing an eye mask continually was making my eyelashes go all funny, too. Something that is not a bother until you want to put mascara on and all your eyelashes are flattened and curving in.
I researched a little and found the new SleepWeaver cloth mask. I wasn't paid for this review, I just want to put it out there, so if anyone is researching like me, then they have another opinion to add to their list. I purchased my SleepWeaver for $AU 150 from CPAP Australia. It had a money back guarantee so I thought it was worth taking the risk.

Dec 22, 2012

Customizable Calendars are NOW available! - MyMemories Suite

Sorry, I messed up this post before.



Get your 2013 Customized Calendars for the new year.

Beatrice Munson by Lorena Bathey


I was first introduced to Lorena Bathey's work through Jo-anne from World's of Wonderment. She is a great supporter of Indie authors, and she was kind enough to match up an Indie author with each book blogger, according to our interests. 
When Beatrice Munson moves into this neighborhood she ignites an excitement within the women of suburbia that they forgot they had.  Beatrice awakens them to see the passions and dreams they have given up in this life, which were mostly the things they loved most.  They see they have become settled and suburbanified. 
from Lorena B Books

Dec 21, 2012

Mozart's Sister


Mozart's Sister takes many liberties with the known story, however, the underlying theme rings true. No matter how gifted or talented Mozart's sister may have been, she would never have been given the encouragement and opportunities that Wolfgang had, because she was a girl. 

Dec 20, 2012

Cat Thursday - Felix the Cat



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.

 



Dec 19, 2012

Stop! I want to get off! - My advice for carers.


When we were teenagers, we went to the show with my parents and Mum decided that she would go on the Ferris Wheel with my brother and I. In those days, the Ferris Wheel didn't have any safety cages, it was just some steel framed seating with wooden benches and a canopy on top. Anyway, we hadn't been on for two minutes, when my Mother had a panic attack. For people watching, it's almost a little comical, but for the person having the panic attack it is horrendous and terrifying. Mum stated yelling to the Ferris Wheel attendant "Stop! I want to get off!", but of course with all the screaming from the other rides, he just kept on going and my brother had to try and calm Mum down. I was a little shaken, because I'm so nervy already and Mum having a full on attack was a bit scary.

Dec 13, 2012

Cat Thursday - Kit the Cat



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. 


According to Charmed Wiki , Kit is a Witch's Familiar, an animal guide who protects neophyte witchesShe was the Familiar of the Halliwell sisters in Charmed from 1998 to 2001, after which she was rewarded by being made human, taking the name Katrina

Dec 11, 2012

10 reasons not to join the Grammar Police.




Yesterday, my sister-in-law bought me this adorable notebook and we had a little giggle, as we both know I like to use full sentences and find it really difficult to use lolspeak and txt speak. But I don't make a habit out of correcting other people's grammar, spelling or pronunciation. The couple of  times you may find me doing so is when other people are being pedantic about language because I always find it ironic that so many of them make mistakes themselves while doing so. Secondly, I sometimes correct my kids. It's an annoying habit left over from when I used to homeschool them.
I mostly use formal language, I had it ingrained in me. But, I don't purport to be any kind of expert, I make mistakes all the time. I also don't expect people to have "essay quality" expression on their blog or social networking. I think it's quite distasteful when I see other people correcting someone's spelling and grammar.  Here's why:

Dec 8, 2012

Getting serious - a look at serious games for archives and records..

This is an essay I did for University. All the links to original screen captures are below the images.  Hope you enjoy gaming as much as I do.
 Kate xx



What are serious games?

Dec 6, 2012

Cat Thursday - Some Pinteresting Cats



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. 

Here's a few cats I found on Pinterest this week. Hope fate is being kind to you.

Dec 1, 2012

Skyfall - something for everyone.

We saw Skyfall last weekend. I'm not a big James Bond fan, though I did read the first book Man with the Golden Gun when I was about 12 and I have a vintage copy of it.