Friday, 31 January 2014

January 31, 2014 (Cheeky)

Today I did not want to be myself!

So here is Mia's drawing. Her big sister and mama helped with the dragon! Chris was kind of proud of it! She and her mama also helped with hearts, teached her to draw circles. And Mia drew flowers and sun and clouds and grass. Oh and she can write her name and also the name of her twin. She also wrote dragon with the help of her daddy. She is learning to make nice round circles. It is kind of hard. But hey, she had fun! She likes to colour. I think she is 4 now, very excited to go to school! Uncle Jake and Aunt Ana teach there. And her sister goes there! She is starting soon! Just few more sleeps, that's what her mama says.
Now she has to go wash her hands and arms. It is kind of coloured too! She not only colours her paper, but her arms and hands too. Not on purpose though. She has to learn how to hold a pen! It kept falling out of her hand.

Bye auntie!

January 31 - Dorky

Today mum and dad cleaned the court yard. Dad used a pressure hose to clean the cement and mum arranged my turtles. It's a bit dark, but here you can see Alfred, the big one, and three littler ones without names. So cute. I wonder how many there will be by the time you visit?

Thursday, 30 January 2014

January 30, 2014 (Cheeky)

Right. Another shitty day! What is new! So tea, shecky and American Horror Story: Coven episode! <3

Boring! Sorry!

January 30 - Dorky

Months and months and months ago Dad and i made a noitce board for my bedroom. We have been planning to put it up for ages, and Dad kept saying he'd do it soon.

Yesterday, while I was at work, it was finally put up. Yayay. 

It's looking pretty plain at the moment, but it has a postcard and toy from you, as well as my work timetable, so that's a start.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

January 29 - Dorky

Mum bought hundreds of Zinnia seeds to plant in the garden and the first one is blooming. It's pretty. It's just a shame they're all pink.

Jannuary 29, 2014 (Cheeky)

I thought January was a bad month. Today was the worst day of January. Crying didn't help, I can
t go numb... So some candles for a calm mood.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

January 28, 2014 (Cheeky)

A small package from Mexico, my penpal/ postcard friend Laura sent. It had a bookmark, dia de muerto paper stuff and a round box with tea in it. Oh and the letter. Made my day that bit better! :D


January 28 - Dorky

I got into the car at five pm and this was the temperature. At five pm!!! Scary
Sorry. Boring post.

Monday, 27 January 2014

January 27, 2014 (Cheeky)

This photo was taken with my laptop, webcam... whatever you call it. Exam week is officially started! Which meant I had a humongous anxiety attack this morning. But I managed to finally write out the stupid video conversation. Now I have to officially finish it. I can't believe how much stress it gives me!

January 27 - Dorky

I had a few choices for the photo today, but I went with this one, even though it's grainy.
This is the view from the hotel car park. I drove home from Canberra tonight, I left at about 9pm, and got home about 11:30. I'm so sleepy and I have to be at a Spirituality day thingie tomorrow morning, but in the meantime this sunset was so pretty, and I just loved the silhouette of the tree. I saw a really awesome tree a bit later, but then I was driving and couldn't take a photo of it. Oh well. This one was still nice.
Me go sleep now!

Sunday, 26 January 2014

January 26, 2014 (Cheeky)

Right. I failed in this weekend to look at my school stuff. I can't explain why. I just bleeeh!!

I made Washi tape! :D I read about it somewhere, it basically is using double tape, one side for the paper you want to use and the other side to stick it on stuff. :D So I tried it out with these 3 things. I got bored and stopped after that!


January 25, 2014 (Cheeky)

Right, soooo... I miss my phone. I have seen some cool things today. I just can't take them all the time. The phone I have can call and play snake. Wooohooo! *eyeroll* So here is the calender we have. It has the Milad (Christian) calender, 25 January 2014 and Hicri (Islamic) calender 25 rebi'ul evvel 1435. It also has the 5 praying times on it :D

January 26 - Dorky

I found Seme!!! I am soooo glad. I was so upset about the thought of having lost her, and to think that she might be on the road somewhere, getting rained on or even *shudder* driven over was just so depressing. But she was squashed between my bed and Mum's bed, thankfully. SUCH a relief! I mean, how could you let a beautiful turtle like this go missing hey? 
She's been getting LOTS of cuddles since she was found again. 

Saturday, 25 January 2014

January 25 - Dorky

Every day we work at CanCon we get a $50 voucher to use at any of the trade stalls. This is one of the things i bought from one of th stalls today. I will be writing you a letter with one of these. I might send you a blank one as well. I'll see. Soooo pretty.

Friday, 24 January 2014

January 24, 2014 (Cheeky)

Most boring photo ever? Cause I couldn't sleep last night I felt like a zombie today. I did not sleep during the day, to be able to sleep soon.
I went out get my passport too, I was  just on time, cause I just got out of bed, put stuff on and walked out of the door.I didn't get the pasport btw. Atm it is valid for 5 years, but in 1,5-2 months it will be for 10 years. So I will get my new passport then.
This photo I took with mum's phone, I ended up not looking at Netflix... Ugh. Oh schoolwork, none done today. Tomorrow I am on it again!

January 24 - Dorky

Mum and I had a cup of tea and a doughnut before we went out to help Wimmy. We didn't get one of these doughnuts, just regular cinnamon ones, but how awesome are these! They also had phone ones (rectangles with smartie buttons) and stars with faces and all sorts of things. I really want want of them!
I was saying they could sell blank rectangles with just one button and say they were smart phones! Yes, I'm a dork.

Thursday, 23 January 2014

January 23, 2014 (Cheeky)

Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden. I visited it today, they have an exhibition about Mecca. This statue (I forgot how these things were called...) has something to do with the exhibition called Maori in Leiden. That's it. :x

January 23 - Dorky

These roses were for sale at a florist near where we are staying, $5 a stem. They are so beautiful. I checked it was ok to take a picture, saying it was to show a friend overseas and the florist laughed and told me to say all flowers in Australia look like this! Hee hee. I wonder how they do it.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

January 22, 2014 (Cheeky)

This is a mannequin in de Bijenkorf in The Hague, her dress and hat are hair. I just hope i is fake... Hahaha!

January 22 - Dorky

I was tempted to take a photo of our hotel room but instead I've gone for what I did all day at work. Lots and lots of data entry to get the timetable on the computer. I'm a geek cos I'm proud of getting it done.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

January 21, 2014 (Cheeky)

Wall in IKEA. We went for breakfast to IKEA, cause it is something different, you don't have any dishes and it only costs one Euro. It's bread, croissant, jam, cheese, boiled egg and butter. Of course you get extra bread with it or buy extra jam or something if you want it :D
So we made the video. I wasn't able to do anything else today. It was my exhausted and relax day. I felt really awkward today. Anyway. This is my thought at the moment as well. Watch some stuff and then go sleep to work hard tomorrow!

January 21 - Dorky

Jaffa just had her paw on the back of Bernie's neck as she was licking his face for him. it was very cute, but I didn't get a photo in time. So instead I decided to take a photo of Mbede instead. Mbede is my African Violet. Mbede is the only African sounding name I know, so I decided to name her that. She lives on my bedside table and she had the prettiest flowers, but they all died. Still, she's still alive, and surviving, with new leaves all the time, so that's good.
I just hope she has flowers again one day!
Today was Da's birthday, but I didn't take a photo of the cheesecake we had for supper, because it was tiny and I forgot anyway. Today has been a less than fabulous day. But Mbede is pretty!

Monday, 20 January 2014

January 20, 2014 (Cheeky)

Right, so I failed to do my own school work today... I managed to do some tests for psychology, first test 3out of 20 and second test 8 of 20 mistakes... I did a bunch of IQ tests with Ebru. Now we are finishing them, cause we went for a walk (8,47 km in 1:37:51 hours) ending up in the library of Tecnical University Delft. :D And I had a bunch of photos of the tests and stuff, but this one was the funniest of the photos! 
How to use a toilet in the library of a university... Although it might be for the Turkish and Asians who come to study abroad... Anyway! :P 

January 20 - Dorky

Today was my first day back at work. I have these candles that I used to take into class to light for prayer, and they were on the window sill over the holidays. Can you see the way the red and green ones are leaning over a bit? They have melted a bit in the heat. Something about being in front of a window when the temperature is over 40 degrees for a few weeks I guess! The beeswax one is fine though. It's not melted at all. Interesting.

January 19, 2014 (Cheeky)

Right so this is something I did to relax... Draw an owl, I didn't finish it! I might never finish it! But I thought it was fun! :D And yes, I also put it on insta :P 

Sunday, 19 January 2014

January 18, 2014 (Cheeky)

Right! Soooo it was this or the cup with hot coldrex! We went after dinner, after snacks at home to have some icecream in the McDonalds! :D hahahah! Yeah... We stayed there till midnight, then home. It was good. I need to get out more...

January 19 - Dorky

I was watering our garden and I decided to take this photo. We have this massive garden (which you'll see when you're here!) that is going to be full of Australian Native plants. This section is full of grevillias and some gum trees. They're growing now, but there are some spaces in between still. But eventually there will be bushes all growing in to each other. Can't wait! It will be soooooo lovely!

January 18 - Dorky

This is my first finished project for 2014, and I started it this year as well! Go me! It's a beret, or tam. The thing that I'm really excited about is that it's fair isle, which is a technique i love but one that always gets me in a mess. Basically you knit with two colours on each row, or round (this was knitted in the round, not back and forth). I usually spend as much time untangling my wool as i do knitting, but this time i tried something different. I held one wool in my right hand and one in my left, and not only did i not get tangled, but the back is soooo neat as well. 
I can't wait till Winter, so I can wear it.

Friday, 17 January 2014

January 17, 2014 (Cheeky)

Middle of the night photo! I couldn't sleep!!!! It was very early when I fell asleep!
These are the flowers I got last year in December.10 roses with lights :D And my rose scented candles. I bought the batteries for the flowers yesterday too :D

January 17 - Dorky

My coffee had a smiley face. This made me very happy! Or it's a haunted pumpkin. Not sure. But either way it was cute! And yummy.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

January 16, 2014 (Cheeky)

Soooo I studied and at some point I needed to go away outside get fresh air! You can't see it, but the sun looked amazing at the bus stop!  I redid the photo a bit... <--- Instagram version. So yeah I was waiting for the bus, it came soon after I took the photo! :D I had trouble getting back home, I thought it was smart to take the tram, I wanted to visit the po box too. Tram had issues so it was there a bit later, then there was a car accident so I decided to walk! Missing tram 19 *rolls eyes* and walked when tram 1 got there *curses* but taadaaa! Managed to walk at least 2 km today and got home! Lemme know if you want to see the photo of the car wreck I took! :P

January 16 - Dorky

I actually took this photo for my brother so he could see the different colours available in a certain fabric. He needs some table cloths made. I was going to use a different photo for today but I really like the colours in this one.

January 15 - Dorky

Mum picked a bunch of roses a couple of weeks ago, and they are well and truly dead, but I just thought they looked so pretty, all faded and stuff. So that was my chosen photo.

January 15, 2014 (Cheeky)

Sooo this is very random! My necklace and I love it! It looks like 1 owl or two silly birds looking at each other. This was less depressing then my notes! :P

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

January 14, 2014 (Cheeky)

Went to the TUDelft (Tecnical University Delft) Library to study. It took me a while before I found the building.... *blush* I haven't been there in aaaages! Anyway! Taaadaaa! <3

January 14 - Dorky

We're growing corn!! The vegetable garden is doing really well, and now the latest thing I'm excited about is the corn that is growing. Fresh corn is soooooooo good. It's still not ready, and won't be for a while, but when it is - gobble gobble!

Monday, 13 January 2014

January 13, 2014 (Cheeky)

These were on sale. 5 for 2 Euros. So my aunt gave me 5 Euros and mum got me 5 Euros... I went over and bought 25. Bryn Kerry loves me. Also want to get more....

January 13 - Dorky

I am knitting another hat, cos I need another hat. Really. This one is 4ply fair isle, and is lots and lots of fun! I'm just not looking forward to sewing in all the ends when I'm finished, but meh. Still fun to knit.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

January 12, 2014 (Cheeky)

Soooo... It was a bit after midnight! But I made this on the 12th. It's for random photos of the year 2014. I still need to look and figure out photos I want to put in it.... The first one is of me and my cousins during new year in the city center of Delft :D Then I'll see what else it will be. It's 30 pages and this is the first page <3.

January 12 - Dorky

This ended up being my last day in Katoomba, because at 6:30pm I decided to drive home to Temora, (5 hour drive). But before that I went to a place called Scenic world, which is in a national park the size of Northern Ireland. Again lots of trees and waterfalls, but I thought Seme deserved to have another photo included, because she was a lovely model. So here she is on a gum tree trunk.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

January 11, 2014 (Cheeky)

My aunt is visiting and her husband smokes. So I decided to bring down two of my scented tea lights downstairs. The dinner table was crowded so I ate on this table. The smell is nice too, its uumm... I can't remember, but not lavendel! :P 

January 11 - Dorky

I went to mass in Leura, at I think it was called Saint Benevenutu's or something. Anyway, it was lovely, and the church was pretty, but I really liked these stained glass windows. They had a few different windows, and they were all different styles, which was odd, but they looked sweet. I just love how bright these are.

Friday, 10 January 2014

January 10, 2014 (Cheeky)

At the library of Delft :D I went to study there for an hour or so... This is what I saw there! Look what it is! <3 I had n idea it was available. Anyway you pay 4 euros to borrow it for 3 weeks :). So this is the photo of the day. HAVEN. Duke, Audrey and Nathan <3. 

January 10 - Dorky

Another difficult decision. There are so many pretty things that I've taken photos of while on this road trip. I'm not taking the credit for them, they're just naturally pretty. But I love wattle.
By the way - this is at a place called Evans lookout!

Thursday, 9 January 2014

January 9, 2014 (Cheeky)

I had a talk with my mentor today. Then I met up with Dina and we went to have a talk. I am not sure what we talked about... But yeah. We had some Nargile (Waterpipe) and coke, before that we had McDonalds.... Which was the worst idea I ever had, but oh well! :P

January 9 - Dorky

It was hard to decide which photo to use for today. I went to Leura Cascades - sooooo pretty - and I took so many photos of waterfalls and trees and so on, but I finally settled on this one because I figured it was interesting enough.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

January 8, 2014 (Cheeky)

I went to Nootdorp with the bus. I took the first one that came and it was that one, so I took it and decided to randomly walk around. Somebody told me to send a card to her, so I bought this at HEMA (Store) the only place that had a 'Nootdorp' card. It was between this one and another... I thought this one was just that bit funnier! <3 So that somebody should recieve this card in a few weeks or so... or a week, not sure.

January 8 - Dorky

My first night in Katoomba, I didn't feel like cooking so I went out to dinner. The fish cakes were rubbery, the chicken in the pasta wasn't cooked at first, and there was too much pesto, and over all it was less than great. But the blueberry cheesecake was yummy, and so all was good with the world!

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

January 7, 2014 (Cheeky)

So today I went too the city... And there were a load of pretty things I took photos of... But this by far is my favourite one! It is €19,95 at the Bijenkorf (store) and I want it. Having no money I couldn't get it! I still want it... Oh and you can put the baby turtle inside a pouch on the back of mumma turtle!

January 7 - Dorky

First day of my (now) annual road trip to Katoomba and I decided to do what I did last year - take photos of the road. What else would you take photos of on a road trip right? So this is the view from the steering wheel, with Seme the turtle resting on the dashboard. She stayed there for most of the trip, when she wasn't in my bag or posing on waterfalls.