Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Card For My MIL

Easter Sunday my MIL celebrated her 91st birthday. The family all got together for afternoon tea, it was a great afternoon and I am sure that MIL liked getting out of the home she is living in and sitting there being queen for a day :)
Well with it being Easter I totally forgot about getting her a birthday card so had to make one on Saturday afternoon...........

A Stolen Idea - Revisted

The Book List!

Stolen shamelessley from another blog

This list looked fun.

Look at the list of (100) books below. Bold the ones you’ve read. Italicize the ones you want to read. Leave blank the ones that you aren’t interested in. (Movies don’t count.)

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2.Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
6. The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)

9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire(Rowling)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)

16. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees (Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Rowling)
20. Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)

24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25 . Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)

30. Tuesdays with Morrie (Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34 1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)

36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
38. I Know This Much is True (WallyLamb)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. Bible
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)

48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)

56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. War and Peace (Tolstoy)

64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)

71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)

79. The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
81. Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)

82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91. In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. The Good Earth (Pearl S. Buck)

94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

More Harddrive Finds

I am just filling in time till it is time to head home from work for 5 days off!!

I found this picture on my hard drive. It is my girly dog Raelene and I don't have any idea what was going through her little mind when this was taken but it cracks me up LOL
And finally Monday is a very special day here in Australia and New Zealand, ANZAC Day..................

Thursday, April 14, 2011

I know its not Christmas

But this cracked me up :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Why Is Blogging So Hard LOL

I can't believe how long I go between blogs. Some of you blog every day others every other day. I am lucky if it is once every month, and half my blog posts are BORING LOL.

This weekend was MOTH's birthday and he whinged all Saturday that I hadn't made him a cake or got him some chocolate etc. But ha I showed him and whipped up this Choc Chip Slice late Saturday afternoon for him.
The recipe came from HERE and it is so simple and quick. And while you are checking out this recipe check out the rest of the website as there are some fabulous eatables posted there.

I haven't been stitching much but on Saturday afternoon I picked up the crochet hook and whipped up some of these little babies......
They are super quick and once you make a couple they seem to just flow off the hook. The pattern is HERE if you are interested.
I am not sure what I am going to do with them yet but I am leaning towards christmas ornaments or something along those lines.

And there ends another ho hum blog post. Until next time followers :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

What Was On My Camera.

Well it has been awhile since I have downloaded photos from my camera so today was the day. These are just a few of the random photos that I had sitting on my camera........

This one is just after the earthquake in Christchurch, amazing that a 6.3 can topple over a huge heavy concrete fountain!

This is another one from the earthquake poor St Francis got decapitated!

These were the wonderful flowers that were on my desk when I got back to work after my New Zealand trip.

Now what do you do to your friends Harley after a couple of drinks.........why add tassles of course!
 And finally "One of these things is not like the other"