Monday, 31 March 2014

March 31, 2014 (Cheeky)

Meet this adorable kitty! I could cuddle him and he posed for me! He did have a weird bite in his neck, I think this one is a naughty cat. But still gorgeous and posing for me! :D
This was just my best photo of the day and s/he made me feel better. So yeah :D yes... On instagram too :P

Also last day of March! Wow!

March 31 - Dorky

I got your letter today, yayay! But it was opened by Customs. I think it was just because it was thick, and you had the washi tapes in it. I don't think they took anything, as long as all you included was the letter and the washi tape? Anyway, it was opened, very carefully, sealed up, and sent along. So it's all good.

I love that we're writing to each other so much. Thank you for keeping me doing it.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

March 30, 2014 (Cheeky)

Sooo I went today with Selim to Scheveningen, cause he wanted to walk... At the beach. It was nice, but such Dutch weather... Of course! This is what I saw on the sand. I did not put it like this, but this is seriously how mother nature decided to leave behind her pearls. Oh and the mussels were alive! So I saved them from crazy birds.... I hope :P And yeah, I put it on Instagram, but turned the photo, so people could see what I saw when I looked at it.

March 30 - Dorky

This is wool. When I was on holidays in January I bought a skein of this beautiful wool, but I had to wind it up. So today I sat down and did that. I thought it looked so pretty. I'm not sure what I'm going to make with it (of course). I have this awesome idea for a pair of fingerless gloves, with lace running up the back of the hand, but I have to figure out the lace pattern, because the pattern I found goes the wrong way (I want to start at the fingers and this would start at the wrists). But anyway. Pretty wool

And yes, I know it's got pink in it. But I still like it.

Saturday, 29 March 2014

March 29, 2014 (Cheeky)

So after yesterday's weird party, I decided to go to the wedding too. (I wrote letters where you can read everything! :)) And the wedding was better than the henna party. They also handed to some people these things as a memory thingie... I need sleep again... Anyway, Again, wrote you a letter when I got home. You can wait and read it  :P

I did like the simplicity of some fo the things, like these. Oh magnets for your fridge. And no, we didnt get one, this was for my aunt. Her friend took it for her...

March 29 - Dorky

Ok, so this is a bit of a cheat. I didn't actually take this photo on this day, because this is where I spent all day. In bed. With a box of tissues. I felt so rubbish. So this is a photo to commemorate my day in bed.

Sigh. Such an exciting life.

Friday, 28 March 2014

March 28 - Dorky

I have a friend here that is having a rough time. She's pretty sad and today we were meant to go for lunch but she wasn't able to face leaving the house. So I went to visit her, and I thought I should bring her something. So I bought some chocolates and put them in a bag and put this label on it.

In case of (mental) emergency, consume contents!

I also bought her a bubble blowing wand, and we stood in her backyard and blew bubbles, and they were so beautiful. That seemed to help her. It's nice to have something beautiful to focus on.

March 28, 2014 (Cheeky)

I decided to go to a henna party... I dressed up like this, the shoes are my favs (can't wear them too often cause of the heels) and the purse/clutch/bag is from 1988, when my aunt got married. Ebru uses it now and I could borrow it :) so yay!  

Thursday, 27 March 2014

March 27 - Dorky

I think I've taken photos of the roses at school before, but I thought this was just too beautiful to ignore. It had been raining, and as I walked past I just thought this was so pretty, with all its raindrops and stuff.

So another photo of a flower. I think most of my photos are food or flowers. Oh well.

March 27, 2014 (Cheeky)

Art Class in the morning. And I actually enjoyed it this morning. We were suppose to be a group of bipolars in art therapy. First make our  own drawing and later a group one. This one was of me alone, oh we had to pick out the seasons. I picked out autumn, I like autumn. So autumn, a big colourful leave (colours of autumn) and sunshine and rain. A bit bipolar too! lol! And ink. I love to use ink!

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

March 26 - Dorky

Tonight was the first of four sessions I'm going to on Mental Health First Aid. It's like a regular first aid course, but for dealing with people with mental health issues. It was really interesting, and they gave us this manual that I am really fascinated with. This is from the chapter on anxiety disorders. We started to talk about depression tonight, but I was reading the anxiety section when I got home. Maybe I could scan it and send it to you? The book is about 1cm thick, but I could give it a go.

March 26, 2014 (Cheeky)

Soooo... I am a half year old. In a half year I will have a new age. To celebrate this I got me these pastel colours! I kept seeing them! And I bought them! And they are awesome, I still need to use them. I made a flower and it is gorgeous! I loves it! <3

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

March 25 - Dorky

Today I went to Wagga with Dad. He had meetings all day, and I had the day to myself. I spent a couple of hours in the Old Empire Tea Rooms, and I wrote you a letter while I was there. This is one of the walls. It's so lovely. I would happily move to Wagga just to be able to go here more often.

I was curled up on a red leather sofa, writing and knitting and perving on the waiting staff and just being very content.

I will take you there one day, I promise.

March 25, 2014 (Cheeky)

Day 2 and last day of the summit. I decided to only go to my lectures and skip Dutch. It is such a freaking boring classss!! Anyway this kitten always sits there. Being pretty. Green eyes. Music and kitten :)

Monday, 24 March 2014

March 24 - Dorky

Today I was with the Year 10 students and we went up to Narraburra lodge, which is a nursing home here. The kids visit every week, which is grand.

Anyway, there is this group that goes around selling books. They leave a display there, and you pay for the books and then come collect them later. I saw this book, which is soooo awesome, on sale for $20 (usually about three times that at least). So I put down my name and handed in my money. I'll get the book in a couple of weeks.

Then I got home and saw I had a present on my bed. It was all wrapped up in gold paper and a pretty bow. I unwrapped it and it was this book! Mum had seen it when she went to the dentist and bought it for me! So now I will have two copies. I might give the other copy to Lily. Sooo funny. Such a great book. I love she bought it for me though. :)

March 24, 2014 (Cheeky)

The Bull of Delft :) Hahahah Okay so I had a load of photos for today, I couldn't pick out and decided on this one. I like how evertyhing looks on here! I think I used it on Instagram too... But yeah, I like how the weather looks sunny and still like it will rain... And the colours on the bull. :D Hope you like it too :P 
Oh and no school because of the nuclear summit :D :P 

Sunday, 23 March 2014

March 23, 2014 (Cheeky)

So the day is not over yet... I don't think I will take more photos today. I took this to show it to you. It's my letter to Megan :) I hope she gets it! I added sunflowers to so she can plant them and two postcards that made me laugh. One for the beginning of Spring and the other gay Vader! lol. You'll get them too :P

March 23 - Dorky

So I've cheated a little bit with this picture. Yesterday I made some walnut biscuits and took this photo. Then today Dad made me make more (well, I suggested making them and he said I'd be selfish to not make them), but the photo didn't work out so well. So while these reflect something I did today, the actual photo was from yesterday.

That said, I was GOING to include the photo yesterday, but Bernie was cuter.

Saturday, 22 March 2014

March 22, 2014 (Cheeky)

Hey, so my parents did shopping in the morning. My dad bought all the bread from Lidle... No he didn't, but I'd get if he did do that! lol. This is the Lidle where you can get fresh baked bread and it is lovely! So I want to show it to you! (and instagram! lol!!!) 

March 22 - Dorky

I was going to show you a photo of our new sky light, and I was going to show you a photo of biscuits I made, but then I got this photo of Bernie with my Docs and I decided that it was just far far far too adorable to not include.

So here is my beautiful baby with his favourite thing beside food. Leather! Yes, my cat has a kink!

Friday, 21 March 2014

March 21, 2014 (Cheeky)

I had a lazy day. No schoolwork done, no medication picked up... No nothing.
I did go to the mosque, cause I promised my cousin... But when I was there I just felt weird and awkward and was playing with my phone. I actually enjoyed the speaker (Teacher, also imam's wife) talk and she was really nice and good to listen too. There was a lot of info I knew.

I really did not like that I had to stay longer... But the dishes I did and cleaned up a bit. So that is good! I am socially really awkward and I don't really feel like I belong somewhere.

Anyway I got home and made this for myself! Greek style yogurt with chocolate and strawberry and I felt a bunch better.

March 21 - Dorky

Tonight I worked at the cinema. I was filling in for somebody else, and my job was to make the popcorn. It was fun, mainly because I got to go home fairly early. The movie showing was 12 Years a Slave and I didn't feel like hanging around till that was over. I'm working next week and I am supervising so I'll have to stay around for the whole thing, but that's ok. I'll live.

But yeah, Popcorn!

Thursday, 20 March 2014

March 20, 2014 (Cheeky)

Art Class in the morning. I have been really grumpy about the class in the morning. This year it is sooo boring. Anyway, like I said, I am obsessed with the flowers :) Oh we were also addicted to something and we had to draw a hobby. I decided mine was addicted, but liked and loved flowers. The reason I used red... I wasn't sure. I think it was non-character related...

Anyway, I loved making this, painting with ink.

March 20 - Dorky

I planted things in the garden today. Beetroot, white onions and silverbeet. I have to plant some rosemary as well, but that might go in the front garden. I was going to take a photo of my baby plants, but then I saw this rainbow and I just thought it was too beautiful to miss. I even made mum stop what she was doing so she could come and have a look.

I'm trying to tell myself that the powerlines and phone cables add to the image, but I'm not so sure! Oh well.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

March 19, 2014 (Cheeky)

I had a bunch of pictures... Of classes and of voting related stuff... Instead I give you this! Cheesecake! It's half velvet cake and the other half cheesecake! So yummm!
I went to school and only had law class. Then I spoke with Nisha and we got cheesecake. After that I got home, slept and... had food, then did voted, did my legs and went swimming with Ebru.
I missed the TedxHagueAcademy... But at least I can watch the videos online :D Next time I will try to actually go! <3 It was about safety and security, since the summit will be here next week!

CHEEESECAAAKE! oh when you get here, we have to visit it! Okay!?

March 19 - Dorky

Today wasn't the greatest of days. It wasn't bad, it was just... odd. I don't know. I just didn't feel very stable today. But I made it through the day and that was all good.

But the only photo I took was of the notepad I used to write a letter to Sam. I've not finished it, but at least I've made a start.

I should write you another letter too soon. Add that to the list of things I can do instead of marking work!

Oh, by the way, I've written a letter to you already with this notepaper. Kayla let me use some of the pages!

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

March 18, 2014 (Cheeky)

Today was the 99th year that we kept Canakkale/Gelibolu. I made this during psychology :)

And then I got depressed cause 100 years after the Great War we still try to kill each other off.

Oh I am also obsessed with drawing flowers...

March 18 - Dorky

Today was a very exciting day. Yup, after 23 years I finally got a pair of Doc Marten boots! Soooo happy, and they are already making my feet hurt less.

I wanted to get these blue and white ones, and there was even a pair that matched my walking stick, but the plain black ones are awesome too.

Now I know what size I am though I may well have to buy more eventually. Yayayayay!

Oh, and you should have seen the little baby ones too. Sooooo adorable!

Monday, 17 March 2014

March 17, 2014 (Cheeky)

Well Happy Saint Patricks! <3 This was the reason for this picture!
And also I missed my English teaching... Ugh!

Anyway, Cian and the Fam had fun! <3

March 17 - Dorky

I know that today is St Patrick's day, and I could have done a photo of something green or whatever, but I thought these roses were just so beautiful so I took a photo of them instead.

I love how they were peaking out between the fence rails at school. And the smell was lovely too. I love the roses we have at school. The ones we have at home are nicer, but the ones at school are lovely.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

March 16, 2014 (Cheeky)

Heeey! So I finsihed a letter, ready to go tomorrow!
I also have a bunch of flower seeds in paper cups :D
Anyway, this was my dinner! Salmon and salad! It was soooo good! I love salmon, it probably is my favourite fish!
Oh I also got on top of the Mill! De Roos (The Rose) in Delft. Which was amaaazung! I have photos, I shall send it to your phone!

<3 nightss!

March 16 - Dorky

FROGGIE!!! Well, it might be a toad, cos it's kind of big, but I think it's a frog. It was in the garden and thankfully Jaffa didn't get hold of it cos yeah, she likes playing with frogs. The only problem is, there is a native frog that, when it's scared, it SCREAMS! Like, seriously screams! And when a frog manages to get into the house and gets terrorised by a cat at 4am, well it's a bit terrifying for me too. Sounded like a freaking banshee!

But this frog was nice and quiet and just hid in the corner.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

March 15, 2014 (Cheeky)

Heyaaaa! I wasn't feeling well... So I cheated on this photo, it is the 16th, I took it really early! So it should count for the 15th, since this is what I made in bed. Then I spend most of the day in bed. Slept most of the day too. Made with a fountain pen. Red ink.

March 15 - Dorky

Today we had a visitor come for dinner. The former Archbishop, Fr Frank. It's not as fancy as that might sound. He's been a family friend for years and years. Certainly longer than I've been in the family, that's for sure! He's a wonderful man, and so bloody cheeky. You'd probably get along well with him!

Anyway, I made a Moroccan style chicken stew for dinner and then made a crepe cake for dessert. This is the cake. I had never made either recipe before, but they both worked out really well. The crepe thing is layers and layers of crepes, with a chocolate coffee sauce in between each layer. Then there's more sauce poured over the top.

It's yummy! I'm already thinking of other ways I can adapt it, different fillings and so on. It's fun.

Friday, 14 March 2014

March 14, 2014 (Cheeky)

This was in my po box in the morning. I guess it was the only good thing of the day! Thank you!
<3 I wrote a reply, but still am kind of writing so wooohoo! :D

March 14 - Dorky

Of course the Easter Eggs are already in the shops. They have been for ages. But I saw this one and Eve just about went crazy! So did David, but mainly because he wanted to get it for his daddy and his little sister. He likes football ok, but he's not as nuts about it. I think he's realising he's not as good as he wants to be. But that's ok. He's actually very good. He's just too hard on himself. And eventually he'll play Basketball for his country and that will make him so very very happy.

Anyway, chocolate eggs with footballs on them. Made me smile

Thursday, 13 March 2014

March 13, 2014 (Cheeky)

I bought these today! Cause I felt like I need some pretty flowers.
The lillies are sooo pretty, these were the only colours I found :D I didn't see red or purple ones... :( I got white and yellow. It was 54 cents! :D If I could find other colours I would have gotten them! Can't wait to put them in the ground! :D

March 13 - Dorky

Today Mum and Dad were doing heaps of cleaning (thankfully while I was at work). They got everything out of the family room and decided to really clean the floors. When I got home they hadn't put the rug back down on the floor and I just thought that the three arm chairs with the side tables on them looked kind of funky and fun. So that's why it's my photo of the day.

Just in case you were wondering, from left to right there is Mum's chair, Dad's chair and my chair. Mine is the only one that isn't electric. They're all recliners, with the foot rests coming up, but on Mum and Dad's chairs they come up with the touch of a button. Very cool.

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

March 12, 2014 (Cheeky)

Well these are up! I guess the city of peace and justice is really doing the Nuclear Security Summit... Obama will be here with his big ship (I heard...) I won't even bother trying to get to The Hague, I heard the security would be crazy  and no classes on that day anyway! :D Only on the Monday.
The funny thing about the Netherlands is that sooooo much happens in it, but you don't realize it most of the time! It happens and it is over soooo fast. Even though it takes ages to actualize a happening.
Anyway... It is 5pm and I am still at school. Must have hit my head :P But I managed to do a load! Woohooo!

March 12 - Dorky

Do you recognise this notebook? You sent it to me and it's sooo lovely but I hadn't used it. Today I decided to start using it. I'm writing phrases in it, in Italian and English. Ones that I learn in Duolingo, the language app I use. It's a great app, and now i have a pretty place to put my notes. Thank you.

I want to do an intensive training course in Italian. Like, go live in Italy for a while (even just a couple of weeks) and study. That would be brilliant. Of course, they'd probably then stop teaching Italian in all schools, just to spite me, but oh well. I could move to Milan and teach David!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

March 11, 2014 (Cheeky)

I left school, skipped Dutch cause I was having cramps. Went to my po box and decided to walk home... On one side that was a stupid idea on the second side it was nice to be moving and walking. And I kind of am glad, cause that is when I saw this magestic looking blue eyed cat! I am glad how nice this photo turned out to be! <3

March 11 - Dorky

These are potatoes. Can you see the tape measure on next to them? They are about 20cm long each! That's just freaky long!

They'd make awesome chips hey?

Anyway, it made me giggle so they got photos.

Monday, 10 March 2014

March 10, 2014 (Cheeky)

Okay so I send this photo on whatsapp to you... It was at a store... Kids can see these things too. It was not a sex shop. I wonder what kind of message we send if we can just sell these in normal grocery stores... I mean they are harmless, but still sex toys. I might sound old fashioned but 10 years ago this was not normal... Now it is.... I am not making sense. But yeah... Tadaaaa!

March 10 - Dorky

This delicious looking thing is a bread and butter pudding! Basically you get bread, butter it, add a custard sort of stuff, add sultanas (the dried grapes, not the yummy savoury biscuits!) and bake it.

Then you eat it.

We had some old bread and Mum decidedto make some. It was sooo good! The sultanas plump right up. They looked like maltesers, they were all round. Then they came out of the oven and they started to shrivel again, but they were still tasty.

Maybe I can make you some when I'm there. What do you think? Hehehe. I should sooo cook for you!

Sunday, 9 March 2014

March 9, 2014 (Cheeky)

Sooo we spend the day in the garden. I could have posted photos of that. But I thought this was funnier. A white tiger in the wild. A child must have dropped it or something... Somebody else put it on there. Would a garden/food picture be better?

March 9 - Dorky

I did a page in my art journal today and these are bits that were left over from the raindrops that I cut out.

I guess I could have put the picture up as my photo of the day but I liked the look of these instead.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

March 8, 2014 (Cheeky)

This was the only photo taken today :)
I like the Quote. That's all.

March 8 - Dorky

This is probably a boring photo, but it's of a plant from our garden. We were weeding today and this is a small palm that used to grow on the block. We have no idea if it is a native or not. If it is a native then we can keep it (it's sprouting up all over the place) but if it's not a native then it's got to come out. I took lots of photos of it, so mum can send it in somewhere for advice on if it's native or not, and this was one of the photos. It's not really as huge as it looks. Or does it not look huge? I don't know. Anyway.

Friday, 7 March 2014

March 7, 2014 (Cheeky)

Wonder by R.J. Palacio. A book I bought a few months back and today was the day I started to read it. I read the first few chapters and it looks like I will be finsihed with it soon. Although I don't think today... Today I feel like lazy!

March 7 - Dorky

Today my Italian class had Carnevale. The kids all made masks and we had food and played games and it was lots of fun. These are some masks that Mum and I made (She made the bottom one, with the pink and blue and I made the other two) that I used to decorate the door to the room.
Have I already used photos of the masks? If I have, sorry. Oh well.