Saturday, 28 February 2009
I like the way each chapter focuses on one of the women, describing her life up until they buy the necklace, and then how life changes for them once they are in the group. It is fascinating!
Thursday, 26 February 2009
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
This one is a kid's book I picked up at the school library, because I liked the look of it. It is part of a three book set about the same house in different eras with different families living in it. Love that idea, and I love stories that have a house as one of the main characters. Because I LOVE houses! Great for girls about 9 or 10 to read.
And the piece de resistance,
What a fantastic book!!!!!! Love the cover (nice clothes!), love that it is about sisters, aunties and a very lovable dad. Can see it as a movie, so was able to picture all the characters in my mind's eye. At two inches thick you'd think it would take ages to wade through, but it was easy reading, a straight forward narrative and such an interesting story. Absolutely delightful, and another highly, highly recommended read, especially for anyone with one sister or more, or lots of aunties! Another bonus is that much of it is set in Hobart, so it seems even more familiar, and will appeal to you Tassie folk! By the way, I bought it because I knew it was a best seller and it was only $12 from Kmart. Great buy!!! Also, for those people in reading groups or bookclubs, there is a section of discussion questions in the back of the book.
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
I've never really made cards at home before. I've made HEAPs over the years with the children at school, coming up with different ideas for Easter, Mothers Day, Fathers Day and Christmas cards. Oh, and Jonathon and I made our wedding invitations over 11 years ago. These ones could be used as Valentine's cards, or for children's birthdays, maybe even as birthday cards for girly girlfriends. I love the idea that in some parts of the world, ie America, they give Valentine's cards to all their friends, rather than partners, as we do in Australia. (Although I do still love that Jonathon and I give each other gifts or cards!)
Monday, 23 February 2009
Sunday, 22 February 2009
Saturday, 21 February 2009
Monday, 16 February 2009
Sunday, 15 February 2009
Lights outside the Burswood Casino.
Monday, 9 February 2009
My friend, Emma, gave me the little Kimmi friendship doll, because she knows I love Japanese/Chinese things. Jack bought me the Chinese Dragon in glass from the Salamanca markets in Hobart, Tasmania (one of my favourite places). And I got the Cadbury key ring from the Cadbury Chocolate Factory in Hobart (love, love, adore chocolate!) Also, purple is one of my favourite colours to wear.
Looking at the keys themselves, I have a car key, house key, classroom key, playground key and 2 suitcase keys. From this you can tell I am a teacher, I drive, I have a home to go to, and I like to travel!
So, without quickly going to the shops and buying any glamorous key rings (no cheating!) let's see what your keys tell us about you! You can leave a comment here or a link to your own blog if you wish.
Saturday, 7 February 2009
Friday, 6 February 2009
This angle is better. And perhaps only because I know how bad it can get!