Monthly Archives: December 2009

sharing books … wicked lovely, by melissa marr

Here’s a taste of what the first book, wicked lovely, is about … Aislinn has always followed the rules. Her Grandmother has drilled them into her since she was a young child. Don’t stare at invisible faeries. Don’t speak to invisible faeries. Don’t ever attract faeries’ attention. Aislinn has developed the skill to ignore them. She walks […]

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christmas pics …

Christmas fun … my wonderful MIL was recently at a church fair, and saw something that she was sure her ‘almost 6 ft, 15 yr old granddaughter’ would like … a faerie headband, I guess you could call it. She saw a lil girl running around the stalls with a pretty pink feathery piece of […]

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season’s greetings …

 

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summer daze …

Holidays, as my children get older, are becoming much more relaxing. It sure is a different thing to take adults and ‘almost adults’ on holidays, to taking toddlers on holidays. For one thing, grown-up kids happily entertain themselves and don’t need constant supervision. I just floated around our unit checking on what everyone was up to. The […]

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relax …

[Credits: Wondrous kit by creashens. Font: Segoe Script.DJB Pookiedoo.] More surfing photos from my surfing/photography buddy, taken during yesterday’s surfing session … he gets a LOT closer to our surfers than I would, with my big camera! It was storming violently up north this afternoon, so it was a little overcast during the swim. I have […]

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early morning surf …

[checking out the waves at 5 am … ] [off to catch the first wave of the day] [daddy and daughter moment] Speaking of daughters, mine did a sneaky sneaky thing re Christmas presents this year! I set up a little rule this year, that went something like this … if the present can’t fit […]

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this is what happens …

… when the boy takes out his graduation present for a test run!!! We bought him an underwater camera, because he loves rolling around in the water shooting with his granny’s underwater camera, so now he has one of his own. This is what he brought back to me … Finishing up with a shot […]

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relax mode …

[Credits: Wondrous kit by creashens. Font: Segoe Script.] I was finally relaxing on the lounge yesterday afternoon when I looked up and saw the girl sitting in a chair on the balcony, hair blowing in the sea breeze, totally chilling out. Photo fodder!!! Out with the camera, and this is what I got. I started […]

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it’s starting to look a lot like …

… like we are shifting very soon. I showed these photos to the boy, and he suddenly became all twitchy, as some of the photos involved his room!!! I do apologise for the quality of the photos, shot with the iphone which has a seriously bad point & shoot! I do adore my iphone, but I HATE the […]

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a little birdie told me …

[Credits: quickpage from Winter [coffee] Quickpages, by [ksharonkdesigns].]

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small hiccup …

Isn’t this gorgeous? Such a quiet, serene flower. I’m looking for some serenity at the moment, as I put my back into spasm earlier this week (too much heavy lifting over the weekend), and I’m on bed rest for the next few days. I’m taking it very seriously, as I have to be on deck […]

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sharing books … strange angels, by lili st crow

The girl visited Borders at the beginning of the week (fortunately for me!) so I’ve been working my way through her book purchases. I liked this one … Strange Angels … though I must insert a small warning about the bad language. It’s a shame, because it’s a good tale, just sprinkled with some profanities […]

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saying thank you and good-bye …

[the boy and the angel who has worked with him for five years … ] Just about all over for the year … the school side of things, that is! Last night, in sweltering heat, we enjoyed the formal closing exercises for the academic year. One child safely through his school education, another one close on […]

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the view …

This is the view I’m seeing of my children these holidays … they are more often than not sitting on the carpet in front of a big screen, playing on the PS or Wii, or some other electronic device. Don’t get me wrong, they deserve the break as both of them have worked and studied hard this year! […]

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this is what …

This is what a happy boy looks like, when exams and study and school are finally finished, and several months of relaxing and watching cartoons in the morning and generally chilling out looks like!!! Results come out in a couple of weeks or two, but that said, there’s nothing we can do about them now, […]

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