Teenage Dreams

The journalling reads: As a teenager I wanted to maximize my sleeping time, but also not be late for work and school so this 'alarm clock' was devised. Each night before I went to bed I'd set the clock to the time I needed to be up, and then I'd sleep like a baby (or … Continue reading Teenage Dreams

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No Electric Blanket For Me

This year I'm doing Stacey Julian's Inspired Scrapbooking class at Big Picture Classes and the theme for January is seasons. My favourite season is Winter, lots of cosy moments without a lot of being hot and sweaty. The journalling reads: I grew up in a household that didn't use electric blankets, so I've never thought … Continue reading No Electric Blanket For Me

Photo Walk: Uni in Summer

I'm not a summer person. It's rare that you'll catch me outside in the height of summer. Last week the temperature in Sydney was over 30 degrees celcius almost every day. Normally in summer I'm only out of the air-conditioning just long enough to get from place to place and I rarely wander. But this … Continue reading Photo Walk: Uni in Summer

Silly Walks

All through my childhood my parents shared a lot of English comedy with my brother and me. I have very fond memories of us all laughing ourselves silly at Fawlty Towers (Mum's favourite anagram was Farty Towels!). When my brother was old enough he became a devoted fan of Monty Python and the Life of … Continue reading Silly Walks

Surprise Party

Back in 2009 my Dad's 60th birthday was approaching and I wanted to do something special to mark the milestone. There were so many 'famous' stories in my family about the fantastic times he had with all types of friends - school, work, family, card nights, football and the rest - that I thought it … Continue reading Surprise Party