Feb 28, 2011

Meet Me on Monday

This is a blog hop that I participate in. Thanks to Java for hosting. You can link to the hop above and have some fun yourself. You meet the nicest people.


1.  What are you wearing right now?
2.  Do you have freckles?
3.  What is your favorite Lifesaver flavor?
4.  What is the last movie you saw in the theater?
5.  Would you rather live without tv or without music?

Feb 27, 2011

...and so February comes to a close.

Wow, what a wild ride this month has been. I got into the Graduate course I was wanting to do at University. So from applying to enrolling it has been pretty full on. Can't believe how many lines you can bypass by doing everything online now days. I love it! I had my induction which was same old stuff in some parts, but very interesting in others. I really enjoyed the Library visit - of course and picked up some more tips from the Librarians which was cool.  They were handing out a lot of lollies and free condoms and stuff on Orientation day which was okay if you're young, but not really aimed at my age group. But I did get a free phone sock and made some initial contact with Mature Age student support services.

Feb 18, 2011

I'm a winner - Yay for me! Yay for Pip!

I have been sitting on this news for a WEEK, because I had to wait until they came in the post. I'm so excited because I have won, not one but two of Pip Licolne's (aka Meet Me at Mikes) books in a competition from Hardie Grant Books. So here they are - arrived safe and sound.

Feb 17, 2011

Sharing the love.

Do you ever feel like you would like to comment on people's blogs more, but don't have time. I do. Sometimes people that I just love to bits don't get a comment because they have lots of followers and comments and they don't really need mine. I feel like I only have so many comments in me per day and I try to spread the love. One thing I've  noticed though is that since I've been doing Thing-a-day  I've been trying to comment on a few of those each day to encourage people. Mainly because I know how hard it is myself to stay motivated with these challenges.

Feb 14, 2011

Meet Me on Monday

Here is the latest Meet Me on Monday - A blog hop hosted by Java at Never Growing Old. One thing I love about this blog hop is that you get to meet the nicest people.

1.  Did you get any Valentine's Gifts?
2.  What is your favorite topping on something toasted?
3.  Do you pick out your outfit the night before?
4.  What food item do you absolutely despise?
5.  Righty or lefty?

Feb 13, 2011

A World in Love

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A World in Love Flikr Group

It's funny how things just seem to come together in unusual ways. When I was home schooling, this used to happen, we would start on a topic and then a book would come out or a documentary would come on television or someone would invite us on an excursion or group activity and it was all blended and interconnected. I think the main reason this would happen is because life is interconnected in this way. Life doesn't happen in subjects or categories.

Feb 8, 2011

Perth Bushfires - Feb 2011

It has been terrible in Australia. While one side of the country has been battling cyclones and floods, the other side has been battling bush fires fanned by heat and strong winds from cyclone Yasi.
There is information about the fires here.


Have you tried picnic yet? It's a free online photo editor. You can find it here http://www.picnik.com

Library Discards: A library's trash - is my treasure!

50 cent finds!

Feb 7, 2011

Meet Me on Monday

A getting to know you meme by Java at "Never Growing Old" Click on the link above to join in.


1.  Did you watch the Superbowl?
2.  What is the last book that you read?
3.  What is your favorite kind of cake?
4.  Do you snore?
5.  Do you play an instrument?

Feb 5, 2011

Money Saving - cheap services

My daughter is doing her final assessments for hairdressing. So yesterday I was a hair model for the umpteenth time - this time for a haircut. It was an advanced cut, so I had layers, chipping in and some thinning done. I have so much hair it could provide wigs for two people. So I know it is unfair to complain that I am lucky enough to have too much hair, but it really gets hot and gives me headaches when it gets too thick. Now I feel light as if I am floating on a cloud.
While I was at the College, I was asked to be a hair model again for the first years, so they can practice braids, hair ups, blow drying - that type of thing - on long hair.
Anyway, it got me thinking - how many people are aware of the great services you can get very cheaply if you go for student services? The students are very careful and they are fully supervised the whole time. Your tastes are taken into account and you can have any type of hair. People think to be a hair model you need to have great hair, but that isn't so. They need people with thin hair, thick hair, different colours who want foils, highlights, all over colours, resistant grey, men's cuts, ladies cuts and so on. This is a great opportunity to save money and help a student - because we all had to learn - didn't we?

Feb 1, 2011

Birthday surprises.

I don't like to make a big deal of my birthday. I'm usually the one who likes to organise other people's celebrations. But I got some cool presents yesterday so I thought I would share them,.

Chocolates - need I say more?

Meet Me on Monday

A getting to know you meme by Java at "Never Growing Old" Click on the link above to join.


1.  What do you put on your hot dog?
2.  Do you play Sudoku?
3.  What is your favorite vegetable?
4.  Do you color your hair?
5.  What is your favorite brand of clothing?