27 January 2013

It's Tradition....


Every Australia Day we enjoy taking a drive down to the coast... Among the many other delightful things we get up to, it has become part of the tradition to get fake tattoos.

This years line up.


21 January 2013

Book Guilt

I need to confess something. Although 2012 was filled with many wonderful moments, there is something that didn't happen, AT ALL.. I did not finish reading a single book! 
*I hang my head in shame*

Even though I didn't get around to reading any books, I still kept on buying them. And for the first time in my life I find myself faced with a terrible guilt every time I walk past my bookshelves. 

I'm hoping to shame myself into diving into the pile, as there are some great sounding adventures to be had within their pages. 

I'm not one to give myself a reading list of what order I should read these in, rather I believe in finding a book for the frame of mind I am in at that time.

Do you guys have this same problem?

These beauties are waiting for me to begin their tale:

#The Map of Time by Felix J. Palma - I have started this one, though am yet to reach the end.

#Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman - My friend nearly fell over when she learned I hadn't read this book by Neil as we both share a love for his words.

#The Well by Elizabeth Jolley

#The Surgeon of Crowthorne by Simon Winchester

#Smoke and Mirrors by Neil Gaiman

#The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi - An Italian novel I have long been meaning to acquaint 

#Dracula by Bram Stoker - Need I say more?

#This Thing of Darkness by Harry Thompson

#Wonder Struck by Brian Selznick - The same man brought us 'Hugo' of which both the written/drawn as well as filmed versions were a delight for the eyes.

#The Brightest Star in the Sky by Marian Keyes

There are others, though because they are more recent buys (and gifts, thank you Christmas!) I guess the guilt factor isn't as strong a pull as the above mentioned.

I'd love to know if anyone else has this same problem, or maybe you have read one of these?

Time to pull out the bookmark.

08 January 2013

2012 A Year In Review

This past year has taught me to be brave, much more so than I wanted to be.
It has opened my eyes to understanding; taught me to fight my pride, and has wonderfully changed my heart toward people around me because of it.

2012 A year of ice skating dates with my mister

 2012 A year of falling ever further into a Doctor Who fan girl

2012 A year of being the 'new girl' at work

2012 A year we welcomed my first niece, (I expect many more!)

2012 A year of going blond

 2012 A year of finding oneself behind a machine centre with overalls on!

2012 A year of realising how blessed I am to have MY family.

2012 A year to start making YouTube videos

 2012 A year for feathers in your hair

2012 A year to get engaged to my Mister.

 2012 Brought with it much heart ache and fear; it had trials and trouble and never have I been victim to such doubt... However it ended with hope and faith renewed.

2013 bring it!!