Saturday, March 19, 2011


Here I was, just sitting down to get to some home work, a boring piece about Australian Standards and other great aspects of design. Happy, in my own little world, I had just had some great ideas for my project, I had just read a blog post about someone who went to Thailand to work at an orphanage, it touched me and it got me thinking that maybe I should be thinking about doing something. But I realised that I first needed to do my homework. I opened another Internet browser, our home page is the ABC News website.
The headline...

State of Emergency
Gunmen on rooftops have shot dead dozens of protesters at an anti-government rally in Sanaa after Muslim prayers, enraging the opposition.
Bloody clashes spark Yemen emergency.
The picture. A young man, who couldn't be more than 20, wounded and being carried. Blood all over his face. Eyes half open and vacantly staring at something above him. An arm raised as if his dying breath will still be to over throw his government. While the article goes on about the president and the country all I can do is stare at that face.
I am sorry if I have shocked anyone, I guess I just needed to say something. I cant say that I have a great sermon about this... this... moment. I feel confused and I guess shocked, saddened. And here I sit with my safe, secure and simple life.
If you want to read it for your self, here.
And you shall hear of wars and rumors of wars....

Monday, March 7, 2011


So I was sitting here, late afternoon sunlight coming through the double glass front doors beside me, recovering from a coughing fit, listening to the music on my blog (just because I like it) and eating Parmesan cheese (yum), listening to and smelling Mum cooking lovely spaghetti bolognaise and I was inspired... To do what I am not sure, just to write I guess so I thought I would share this scene with you (and what else I have no idea!).
So I just did a google search and came up with these, inspiration pictures :).
The flowers because I want to make some to put on some clothes :D and the curtains because I want to make some for my bedroom and these are really pretty! (I think I will make some of the ones featured in the bottom left hand corner, just cos I have some straight old curtains already, just need a little prettying up!)
Till next time, bye!

Friday, March 4, 2011

150 posts - 2 (or is it 3) years

Happy Blogaversary to me!!! Whooo... I am sorry if I am not overly ecstatic, because for me this is just another day. I have failed to think of something of interest to inform you about that will amuse you, mostly because I woke numerous times last night to lay awake and cough. No, don't feel sorry for me, I have had more than enough people to say "Oh, I am sorry you are sick." and to look sympathetically at me while I am in the middle of a coughing fit, I have found that it does not make living any easier to know that someone pities you.

So today... the sun is shining, there is quite strong breeze around, the grass is green and in some places a tan or brown, the trees are starting to turn yellowy orange (some slightly red, by the type of tree), although the gums stay as olivey green in summer, autumn, winter, and spring, but the bush does spring to life in spring and early summer, with the glorious banksia's, 'bacon and egg' flowers, bright yellow and aromatic dog wood flowers, purple nameless flowers, and rare orchids that are everywhere sometimes there is a whole clearing that has a carpet of them... and now I am rambling.

Today is a Friday, tomorrow is Saturday, tomorrow is also a family friend's funeral, well not exactly but we are going to watch his widow spread his ashes... I guess that is a difference.

Again I apologise for my depressing state and I take my leave.

Till post 151.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

cough, cough, cough

I am so sorry I have no updated sooner but there have been a few developments, first large one I guess would have to be that I am sick :(, with a high chance that it might be whooping cough because Sarah has it, and it happens to be highly contagious. Unfortunately it is not so highly recommended, it is a most unpleasant disease that I don't suggest that anyone else catches. All coughing and nose running and sleepless nights (I haven't yet to have any but Sarah tells me they wont be far away). So I have been banned from going to school and to Auslan, well not exactly 'banned' but I don't want to spread the germs so I have decided to let my teachers know and skip.

Second bit of news, I now have a room of my own so there may be some decorating posts coming up :D. I have been making some very simple but very pretty kinetic mobiles. I had heaps of shells from our very few trips to the beach so I decided to make my collection a bit more interesting and using one of my other collecting passions for ribbons and some very rustic sticks (that I collected from our drive way)... annnnd *insert drum roll here* the rest you will see in a later post!

I have also been painting (fun! except for the mishaps) which will also be in another post.And I am sorry I just cant think of much to say so I am giving you all the post I ideas I have had in the last little while.

Well this is post 149 out of 150, and tomorrow is the day! I am not really sure how or what I will come up with so that you guys wont be bored out of your skulls but I guess I will have to come up with something :D.

Till then!!!