Sunday, April 3, 2011

Something to put into practise

"Everything is Permissible,"-but not everything is beneficial. I Corinthians 10.23 NIV

Thursday, February 3, 2011


My boss had to go to Sydney last Sunday for something, and he had to close the salon for 4 days. This worked for me, seeing as it's been about a year since I've had a real holiday. So I decided to make the most of it. I took my mother and we went off to 'The Entrance', for a real 4 day holiday!

It was fantastic! ! ! I got to sit in the sand, swim in the ocean, look at the tiny God-made aquariums, stare at the amazing view, feel the cool breeze on my face, worry about blue-bottles, and sleep in for 4 days!!! I really really needed it, and I think Mum did as well! I'm so happy we got to go away together!

A couple of funny things happened while I was away.

1. I was in the cabin we were staying in, just doing the dishes when a boy of about 13 walks up our veranda and looks in the door. He doesn't wait for an invite but opens the doors and walks straight in! I was a bit surprised, but I noticed he was down syndrome. He came walking straight towards me with a flower in his outstretched hand and said..." Mahakey! I have a flower for you, Mahakey!!!"

I acted happy and took the flower and offered my gratitude. He then stretched out his arms as wide as he could. I presumed this to mean, 'hug'. It did. So I gave him a pat on the back/half hug thing. I was just thinking how strange this all was until he then patted his cheek. I presumed this to mean, 'kiss'. It did, but I didn't. "No thank you, thanks for the flower but you need to leave now. Bye." I spun him around and walked him out the door..and then proceeded to lock it cause I was a little weirded out.

As he walked down the steps I noticed a little friend of his peeping through my veranda. He said, "Was that Mahakey!", really loudly. My flower,hugging/kissing buddy then proceeded to tell him, "Yup, that was Mahakey!" and then the two of them walked off together. Weird? Yes. A dream? Mmm...Possibly, but I had a flower to prove it.

2. Two men came down to the beach . One middle-age. The other older. Father and Son, I thought. Anyway, Son, popped his toe in the water and was saying how it was cold, but then dived straight in anyway. Father, threw his head back, popped his chest right out, and made his hands into fists and then....howled! Really loud, and for quite a while. A little like a dog. Mum and I were thinking that maybe he was a werewolf....but yeah, not likely. Once he was finished, howling, he looked around and saw me watching him. He looked me in the eye and gave me the strangest chuckle I've ever heard and then dived straight in to the water after his son. Werewolf? Maybe.

So, besides the craziness, Mum and I had a great time and I would very much like to go back to The Entrance again sometime soon.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie...!

Australia Day is tomorrow!

I love Australia Day. The patriotism, and the fact that everyone is so happy that we live in such a great country.

Tomorrow is also going to be a scorcher! I heard it was something like 42 degrees! Which might just cancel my plans I had for tomorrow, maybe.

My friend Emily and I have a little tradition..[ which was only started last year ], we like to get dressed up in Australian paraphernalia and make signs that say "HONK! If you love Australia!!" and parade down town with these signs and count how many HONKS we get.

Well, last year we got more than 100 HONKS in the first hour. Then we stopped counting.

It was fun and random and I think people just loved it, and I hope we get to do something similar tomorrow but we'll have to see just how hot it gets.

How do you spend Australia Day? Do you spend it by getting smashed and sunburnt [which I'll eventually get sick of hearing about on Facebook within the next few days]..? Or do you spend it spreading the love to your fellow Aussies...?


HONK!!! ....if You love Australia!


Saturday, January 22, 2011

Catch Up

Well, I would say it is time to dust the cobwebs off this blog and get it back in order. It has been quite a while and I'm sorry about that. A lot has happened since I last wrote on here, so here is a quick catch up....

-I turned 18
-I finished my first year of my apprenticeship
-I started my second
-I redecorated my bedroom
-I cut my hair short
-I passed my TAFE assessments with flying colours
-4 Credits and 4 Distinctions
-I've grown in my relationship with God
-I was a bridesmaid for one of my best friends in August
-My brother is getting married

Till next time....


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Whos a P-plater? I am, pick me!!!

I got my license!!! I am finally a P-plater!!! It took me three goes at the test, but I finally passed! Believe me those testing officers are mean...

So now I've been driving to work by myself this week and I'm loving the freedom that comes with owning a car and finally having the license to drive it!

My nan was the one who gave me the best advice about driving,"...just remember that everyone else out there is an idiot."

Thanks Nanny! I will definitely remember that! :D

So everybody, you've been warned! Stay off the roads....:D


Thursday, April 1, 2010

3 months

Today is the end of my probationary period as an apprentice hairdresser! I'm not actually at work today seeing as it is a public holiday!!! But I have finished my three months all the same. Pretty much it means I can't drop out very easily now...and I start getting government bonuses!!!

So 3 months down....33 months to go! And then probably many years of washing, sweeping, cutting,colouring, sore feet, aching back, cramped hands and yucky fingernails! Ahh the joys!


Monday, March 29, 2010

'My dear, I don't give a damn.'

'Do you mean to say you don't think I'm a great lady, too?'
'I think we agreed on the occasion of our first meeting that you were no lady at all.'
'Oh, if you are going to be hateful and rude enough to bring that up again! How can you hold that bit of childish temper against me? That was so long ago and I've grown up since then and I'd forget all about it if you weren't always harping and hinting about it.'

'I don't think it was childish temper and I don't believe you've changed. You are just as capable now as then of throwing vases if you don't get your own way. But you usually get your way now. And so there's no necessity for broken bric-a-brac.'
"Oh, you are-----I wish I was a man! I'd call you out and----'
'And get killed for your pains. I can drill a dime at fifty yards. Better stick to your own weapons-----dimples ,vases, and the like.'
'You are just a rascal.'
'Do you expect me to fly into a rage at that? I'm sorry to disappoint you. You can't make me mad by calling me names that are true. Certainly I'm a rascal, and why not? It's a free country and a man may be a rascal if he chooses. It's only hypocrites like you, my dear lady, just as black at heart but trying to hide it, who become enraged when called by their right names.'

This is a small excerpt from the classic 'Gone with the Wind', and one of the many arguments that Rhett Butler and Scarlett O'Hara have. I'm reading this book for the second time but it is slow going as I don't get much time to read. It is one of my favorites and it keeps my chuckling to myself on every page by hilarious fights that these two famous characters have, every time they encounter each other.
I love books that make you think about a quote and then go..."that is so true." This happens to me all the time. You wouldn't think this could be found in a book like 'Gone with the Wind' but you might be surprised.
Anyway if you haven't read this classic I suggest you don't wait any longer!! You'll probably have to push your way through the first few chapters but it is a very entertaining read!