31 Oct 2016

Opposite Day



21 April 2008

I told you I took plenty photos back in the day - I don't think E will be to happy if he sees I have shared this photo. There is so many more I'd like to share but let me just test the waters with these then I will go into more details when the time is right. 

30 Oct 2016

The Art of Racing in The Rain


Not long ago I mentioned I have two favourite books that I always would recommend as a 'must have' or 'must read'. 

The first being The 5 People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom my other book is The Art Of Racing In the Rain by Gather Stein.

Just like the previous one I originally read it 10years ago and decided to read it again because well why not, it is my favourite anyway. I remember the story and how it made me feel but the small details that made the story up is what I want to remember and gobble it up just sit in it. I love this story so much and I have never come across any story that is told this way, the whole story is told from a dogs perspective, I know right how amazing is that. 

Its tells you about how he is adopted into a family and how he tries to figure out what people wanted from him and how people are figuring out life. Don't you often think about how your dog might be looking at you and what they are thinking, well this book is for you. 

This story hi lighted the unlimited amount of love dog give and how much we share with them, whether it's intentionally or just forget they are there! 

Just read it will you. 

29 Oct 2016

28 Oct 2016

5 Photos that make us Beautiful


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[Year: 2016]
Photo:
We will do anything fore each other - even smell armpits.
I was wondering if I smell. 
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[Year: 2013]
Photo:
For Our crazy adventures gone and those to come. 
While we were traveling around Australia we often came across 'odd' signs and why not have fun.
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[Year: 2016]
Photo:
We like to sit in complete silence and listen to the world.
Lane Pool crisp morning 
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[Year: 2008]
Photo:
When you look back on times we had, I hope you smile. 
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[Year: 2008]
Photo:
Has always been my happy.
From my year 12 ball. 
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27 Oct 2016

Dear October 10.27



I have been listening to this podcast Millennial for the last 2 weeks after hearing 99% Invisible giving it a shout out. You might still struggle with the idea that your podcast really really express life and ours, it gives us the words to explain what I feel while provoking thoughts and opinions I have never considered. Saying this I never thought I would relate to being a Millennial because well I've never see myself as a millennial. People in media and friends jokingly mentions but honesty I said ‘not me’ because well I was born in 90's. 

I don’t even feel like my story is a story worth telling or is any different but only part of this great sea of people trying to swim and make it to the other end. 

These are some of my thoughts and maybe you might make sense of my gibberish and see something or just like you podcast my thoughts can spark a conversation or give you a different opinion for someone else life experiences as a Millennial. 

We, as many want to travel, want to be happy and not worry about the worldly issues but just enjoy life because we only have one. 

I feel like this is a bigger issue than just struggling with yourself and the world and everyones opinion of where you need to be and what you need to do. Its not fair why do I need to go to work where my hart and belong to the bigger picture. 


I often think about this and still don’t have a solution. I feel working your life away because society expects when we are lucky enough to be on this earth and living.

26 Oct 2016

First Picnic



14 April 2008
Such early days for us. I love looking back! This was month 4 for us and I planned a picnic, I think this was the courts gardens, we walked around the city until finally just finding a spot under a tree and enjoyed the blue skies. 




25 Oct 2016

Walk in the park

22 January 2008

This photo was taken when E and I only started dating. I think this month 2 and too this day I love this photo. I took so many photos those days and somewhat still do. Its so blurry but means so much.

24 Oct 2016

Pickering Brook






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Our Home away from home. 
We love Perth Hills. 
E has some family who lives in the hills and wish we got to visit more often. 
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23 Oct 2016

Dear October 10.23



  1. What year were you born in? 
    • In a small town called Barberton, South Africa. 
  2. What TV shows did you grow up watching? 
    • So many good 90’s TV shows, currently one I can think of Gilmore Girls.
  3. What did you want to be when you grow up and do you still want to be that? 
    • I have always said I wanted to be happy and still go by that rule. Doesn’t matter what job you do as long as your happy. 
  4. What were your favorite toys to play with? 
    • Playing outside, I don’t think I had a specific toy.
  5. What's the most embarrassing thing that you can remember doing? 
    • Cutting my hair myself, it was only my fringe and its forever stood up as if a cow linked my hair. 
  6. Are there any special things you've kept from when you were a child?
    • I have a whole memory box full of 'memories' I started putting together when I was 11. I still have it all in the same box.
  7. What was something weird you used to do as a child?
    • I liked having my day all planned out and do it all the way it was planned. It meant that homework was scheduled around movies and dinner and bedtime was late.
  8. What's the scariest thing you remember that happened to you when you were younger?
    • I remember seeing someone in our hallway walking towards me wasn't a real person but maybe a ghost. 
  9. How is the world now different from how it was like when you were a child?
    • As much as I am not that old, I do remember that I got to enjoy playing outside in the street, talking on the home phone and not having a mobile phone to google anything or just to text who I want to. 

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22 Oct 2016

21 Oct 2016

The 5 people you meet in heaven


If you have ever asked me ‘what is your favourite books?” I mention two. The first being The 5 people you meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom. 

I originally first read this book after E finished it back when we just started dating and decided to read it again this year. Thinking back at how I felt when I read it 10 years ago to now its very different. Firstly this year I cried where last time I didn’t. 

I don’t want to tell you the story but only really really really encourage you to read it. You don’t need to believe in Heaven or be christian to read and take something from it but only that the story is beautiful and eye opening. I will say that its about a guy that dies and he meets 5 people he knew and loved and others he didn’t even know was around. 

For me I it moved me made me think about how many peoples life we touch with out even realising it. It proved to me, even though it's just a book, but it showed me that you matter. You sitting there in the car, at the desk on the toilet you matter! Isn't that just magical to think we matter, can/have/will change someone's live without honking twice and going on about our day!!

If this doesn't make you read it I might just have to make you!! 

20 Oct 2016

Dear October | 20

I don't think you will like what I have to say today, but I'm going to say it anyway....

I read an interesting blog post that sparked hatred for this world we live in. I know using the word hate is a very negative and strong word but its how I feel and this topic drives me up the wall! 

It's a article about a mother who questions how 'modern parents' raise their kids after her son chose not to take his favourite action figure, as the yellow toy drill because it might be mistaken as a gun and that he will get in trouble by his teacher. She then goes one to discuss how "Modern parenting is creating a generation that's not going to be able to function in society".

She the goes to say about how some many years ago, boys would play good guy and bad guy, and run around with toy guns. She also mentions that if you were to take the toy guys away they would use their fingers or sticks and pretend it was a gun. "These Days" is boys would be playing with pretend guns they might be classes as threats and be removed from play groups. Parents who will drop everything and anything to play with a child who is said to need attention or a child that is frustrated. The same parent who then gives a child a iPad to keep them entertained while they wait for their meal at a restaurant.

How is this said child going to deal with the fact that in the 'real world' people won't willingly just stop with their busy lives to cater to their every need because they "needs attention". How is this said child going to cope when they share an idea at work and it gets turned down immediately. Will they go home and cry, think about suicide, complain its bulling or actually have the skills to learn from it and improve. 

Now just to clarify I do not have children and you might think I therefor have not right to an opinion on parenting "as you don't know how it is to raise a human being". No I don't, but to be honest this topic makes me fear bringing a child into a world like this. A world where people, are so sensitive and fragile that your just breath in their direction in an 'inappropriate' way that it would cause their whole world to crumble and they start to think about suicide or self harm. The worst part is that society encourages this behaviour, encourage people to "feel entitled to a world-wide pity party".

I want to say that in the 'Real World' outside of mum and dads house and away from their control and comfort - there is life. Life, that eats you up and spits you out, makes you learn from situation you can't handle, situation you don't like, situations that is just part of the growing up side. 

Life isn't  always easy and life isn't always sunshine and roses. You will ALWAYS improve from 'situations' and ALWAYS be a better person when you get out of it. You need to lighten up and live. You need to enjoy life for what it is. You life!!!



I encourage you to read the full blog post on this toy action figure on  The Metz Family blog and make your own opinions on how you see the kids of today growing up. 

A heavy one today October

Hugs and kisses

19 Oct 2016

Dear October | 19


Dear October, I want you to do the following - this is a Japanese personality test, lets see how accurate it will be. 

  1. Imagine your walking thru a desert and you see a cube.
  2. How big is the cube?
  3. What material is the cube made of?
  4. How far is the cube from the ground?
  5. Now picture a ladder.
  6. Where is it in relation to the cube?
  7. What is the ladder made of?
  8. Now picture a horse.
  9. Is it wearing anything (Saddle, rains)?
  10. What is the horse doing?
  11. Now picture flowers.
  12. How many are there?
  13. How close are they to the cube?
  14. Lastly there is a storm starting.
  15. How close is it to the cube, ladder, horse and flowers?
  16. Are you scared of it?

The size of the cube is represents the size of your ego. 
The transparency of the cube shows how open you are with people.
The closer the cube is to the ground the more grounded you are. 
The distance between the ladder and the cube shows how close you are to your friends. 
If the ladder is leaning on the cube, your friends often lean on you for support.
The sturdier the material of your ladder, the stronger your bonds are with people.
If the horse was tied up or has a saddled you like more control in your relationships.
If it's a wild horse you like wild relationships. 
The more flowers you pictured the more kids you want .
And the closer they are to the cube the more your thinking about kids. 
The storms size represents stress, the closer and more threatening it is the more stressed you currently are. 

Was it accurate?

For me: my Cube was on the ground and made of class. While a wooden ladder was leaning on the cube. There was a wild horse with rains tied to the ladder eating grass. There was plenty of flowers (to many to count) against to cube. The storm was very far in the distance, dark clouds with light lying and thunder - beautiful to look at but not threatening or scary. 

Read into that how you like.  


18 Oct 2016

Dear October | 18


Dear October, Well I came across some questions for my fridge and thought I would share it with you!


How old is your fridge?
Our fridge is 1

What is on your fridge?
Appointment dates, photos, cards, Shopping lists and drawings.

Open Fridge What is the first thing you think about it?
Usually, when I open a fridge I am looking for something in side so don’t really thinnk about anything other than “Where is the milk?’ or “Orange juice”

Grab a item *EYE CLOSED* and think about the future:
Grabbed film - Capturing the future and the exiting things ahead.  

How do you relate to content of your fridge?
A lot of condiments - I like to make things extra special - add a little bit extra “sauce” for excitement or surprise. 

If your fridge grant you a wish what will it be?
Endless experience.

Favourite memory with fridge?
Always having Cake in it **If I bake it**

Do you trust the fridge? 
sometimes but sharing the fridge with the husband the fridge may be on his side and i miss out on that left overs i have been thinking about all day. 

Would you change anything in your fridge?
I would like extra freezer space.

What would you put in your fridge never to be release again?
Does that mean I will always see it there? Home made chocolate cake.

17 Oct 2016

Queens Park







15 January 2008

Looking at these photos and thinking back, all I can remember is just how much it was LOVE. We have just been dating for over a month and we had been goggly over each other at every second we could.

I'm not sure if we have said the big 'I Love You' yet - maybe? but I do know E said it before me although I have been trying to for some time before it was actually said.

Many of these photos really had not content to it but I want to have them somewhere to look back on and remember our beginning.

 

16 Oct 2016

Dear October | 16


22 April 2008

Looking back at photos makes me laugh. Just look at how silly we were willing to be. I love looking back at photos and seeing how we have grown and how much we have aged. I can't tell you how we came to draw on each other but I can say we were willing to have a good laugh. 

This is back in the day (2008 to be exact) I loved him then and love him more now. 

15 Oct 2016

2016 - Journal (Week 27)


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14 Oct 2016

Dear October | 14


Do you remember how many people you made me miss a while back? The time E and I found our selves somewhere we never thought we would be and never thought would make so many wonderful friends, I find myself thinking about them often.

I guess I want to thank you for that, for taking the time for us to make friends, and in some family. You know it was only in such short time you were around but I will always be thankful what you brought.

I know you are here every year and people don't pay much attention to you, but I have been finding that I now can look back what you brought me year after year and then appreciate what you have for me next year - good or bad.

I still miss these people and those places you and I shared.

Good Memories we have.

Hugs and Kisses

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