Reading a Book a Day, keeps the Doctor away?

Well it kind of Rhymes?

As you can see by the title today is National…and I think International Read a Book day! As someone whose Bloggers name has “Library” in it. It feels somewhat wrong for me to not write something on this day.

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(Who couldn’t see this Gif coming?!)

Let’s share a little on this glorious of days! Either copy and paste these questions or write in the comments below!

  1. What is your favourite book? (Take a picture with it if you like!)
  2. Which is your least favourite and why, or least favourite series?
  3. What are some good Book/Reading type Blogs you would recommend?
  4. If you could be a character, any character, from any book…Who would it be?
  5. What is your favourite book to movie…movie?
  6. What is your least favourite book to movie…movie?
  7. If you could write your own book, what would it be about?

 

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In the neighbourhood

35. Your Neighbourhood

I really love my neighbourhood, it’s probably one the best neighbourhoods that I’ve ever lived in. I love it because it’s in the middle of three major roads and yet, you’d think it was in the middle of the suburbs. I live about 10 minutes away from our major city and yet, you’d never know it. It almost feels like a little English country town street.

Whenever we have new people come over or even the taxi drivers who drop us off at home, always comments on gorgeous the street is.

We also have a lot of places when you go for walks and take your dogs for a walk in the park and during the mornings and sometimes as evening descends on us, you can hear the birds singing in the trees. A 5 minute walk you can go to two parks, a supermarket and a bus to the city.

I feel very cosy in our neighbourhood, it feels kind of cut off from the busy world. As I mentioned above, we live in between three major roads, where they are doing major roadworks at the moment to join onto a freeway. Yet, I very rarely hear any of them. Even though it feels cut off, you can hop onto a bus and within 15 minutes you are in the city/downtown/CBD.

Even the neighbours around here actually talk to each other and say Hi. There’s two in particular who live across the road from one another and both have fought cancer. I see them regularly going over to each others houses. Which is not only nice but I bet is also comforting to each other.

When Autumn hit the street is SO beautiful. We have those gorgeous trees whose leaves tell yellow and orange and hit the ground, I love walking through them.

Share Your World … August, Week 4

Share Your World

Share Your World … August 28, 2017

What would constitute a “perfect” day for you?

  • Wake up feeling refreshed AND not waking up not too early and not to late, maybe snuggling in for a little bit.
  • Playing with the pets, even if I have to pick up their toilet business in the process.
  • At some point I’ll be reading and writing something
  • I’ll get to chat with the best people from all over the world while watching safarilive at the same time.
  • There’ll be a long shower in there somewhere.
  • I’ll clean out a lot of things! Not clean up, but clean out some of my “stuff” and get rid of it.
  • Although I might also clean something that’s been bugging me.
  • If it’s around Christmas, I might actually go out Christmas shopping…for a few hours,lol
  • Catch up on favourite shows, I usually do this when I’m eating my lunch.

Complete this sentence: My favorite place in the whole world…..

Where ever the people and animals I love the most are…Lame, but true!

Who was your best friend in elementary school (prior to age 12)?

I had a couple, I’m not “friends” persay with them anymore. However, one of the brilliant things about Facebook is I’ve been able to find each of them on there. It’s been great! The funny thing is, it’s interesting to see how much we get along with still. I haven’t seen some of these people for over 20 years and yet I could still hang out with them quiet happily and I’m sure that we’d still have a lot of fun. Sure, on Facebook we usually represent ourselves in a positive light and they might be terrible people, but I just don’t think so,lol

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

Please read my Blog post of If you do or watch anything this week“.

 

“Days” happening this weekend

  • World Elephant Day (12th of August

About – World Elephant Day  

Elephants what can I say about them, the term “gentle giants” come instantly to mind. It breaks my heart every single time I hear about an elephant, young or old, they are sweetest animals ever. They are very much up there with Dogs, when I think about kindness. As much as I love Lions, elephants are on such a rapid decline and they deserve our protection. It’s the least that we can do.

Other elephants related things:

Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult (Good Book!)

  • Love Your Bookshop Day (12th of August)

Please show your favourite bookshop some love and spread the love around ❤

#loveyourbookshopday

#whyilovemybookshop

  • International Left Hand Day (13th of August)

 

Baby Elephant discovering Trunk

Memories…All alone with my memory

29. Your favourite memory

Wow! This was so hard to break this down to one, I have a lot of “favourite time” memories. From significant things to when I got some great retail therapy deals!

Which then got me thinking and then I started feeling grateful, just because I have so many favourite memories  and that is definitely something to be grateful for. I feel like I have a lot more favourite memories than unhappy ones, I have been very lucky. That is something bee extremely grateful for. The good outweighs the bad.

The good and bad memories both remind me of how far I have and remind me of how I overcome things in the past and who overcome them with me. Even the bad ones have ended up good!

Share Your World … Week 2

Share Your World

Share Your World … July 17, 2017

What is your favorite cheese?

I LOVE Jarlsberg cheese (the yummy cheese with the holes in it). You can even buy it in slices and I do and I love it on my sandwiches.

Are you left or right handed?

I am left handed…I know, I know…Devil child,lol

Do you prefer exercising your mind or your body? How frequently do you do either?

I probably exercise my mind more than my body, but I definitely need to start exercising my body a lot more than I have been. I went to run for a bus, but I felt so stiff running for it and I as I was running for it, I realised I couldn’t even remember the last time that I ran…For anything,lol

Complete this sentence: Hot days are …

a long time coming! We are currently in the middle of Winter here and I am completely missing Summer!

Favourite Places

27…My favourite place in my city….

I knew instantly in my head where my favourite place is in my city, my head honestly went straight there. I am very lucky in that there are some extremely beautiful beach towns and places and in my city. I am actually organising a room at one of these places for New Years. It’ll be Summer and they have fireworks on the beach we’re going too. We haven’t booked the rooms yet, but when tax time happens. I’m hoping to have enough money to book them (I should). We have some completely gorgeous beach towns, they are probably not as well known as Queensland, but every Summer time (Dec-Feb here) the beach towns are always booked.

Also though not being Queensland is something to be grateful for, because unlike a lot of the other major cities in Australia. You can plan things in the last couple of months. Rather than needing to organise your holidays nearly a year in advance. I went to Sydney for New Years once and my best raved how great it is on New Years…I honestly didn’t find that to be true. It was overcrowded and no space to sit and then trying to get home…It took nearly 3 hours to travel 30 minutes usually, just for a 15 minute firework display on the Sydney Harbor Bridge. That’s ridiculous and there is definitely not enough public toilets in the mean time either.

Fake Liebster Award news ~.^

So I decided to “steal this” if you will from the awesome Blogger that is Emilyxonline (Beauty and Lifestyle Blog) Please check her out, it is an amazing Blog! I decided to steal it from her, because I realise it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. These are some great questions!

THE RULES:
Answer the 11 questions that your nominator has asked you.

  1. Nominate 11 other bloggers (with under 200 followers)
  2. Ask your nominees 11 questions.
  3. Let them know you nominated them!

Instead of tagging 11 people, anyone who wants to do this post. feel free too! Make sure to tag me in them so I can read your answers and get to know more about you!!

My questions for all of you:

1. What is one thing you love about yourself?

This has honestly been the hardest question to answer. I’ve been feeling very lost recently and not very respected in a lot of different areas of my life. So it’s hard to think there is anything lovable there. The one thing I do love about myself is that no matter what I’m going through, I do not take my stuff out on those who have done me no wrong.
2. If you had the chance to meet your favorite youtuber, who would it be and why?

I never have but I would love too! Their “career” isn’t really YouTubing, but their YouTube channel is now apart of their career. I suggest that if you’ve watched RuPaul’s Drag Race, or are aware of the Drag scene. Please check out “Bro’Laska“…It’s such a great and funny channel! This link is for their play list. You will not be disappointed! They have made me laugh and gotten me through some really depressing nights. If I’m in a bad way, I will play their videos before I fall asleep. Unfortunately, there last few videos have been extremely short.
3. Have you ever traveled out of your country? If so, where did you go?

I have, I live in Australia. I’ve travelled too two places, one was the United States and the other was the UK. I loved both places, they were so gorgeous and I travelled to the US and then UK straight after and the difference in the greenery, was shocking! I couldn’t get over it! Literally,lol.
4. One quote you will always stand by?

I will always stand by the Quote:

Will Shakespeare

It was written by the one and only William Shakespeare, but it is also on my Great Grandfathers head stone. I feel like we have lost this a lot, and it is probably the hardest thing to do in this world. Especially in the world we live in, with all the photo shop and filters and this almost “need” to have the best of everything, even if we don’t really want it. I think we need hold to this quote more than ever. In a world where people don’t want to listen to other sides and just want to bully, it can be tiring to fight for ourselves, but we need to more than ever!
5. Favorite childhood memory?

This is an interesting question, because my answer is a weird one. Whenever my brother and I would both get grounded at the same time, especially if it was an all-nighter one. We would sit in our bedroom door frames with our pillow and blankets and just talk to each other. We were probably being punished because we were doing something to each other, but we would just sit, talk and joke. I can’t even tell you what we even talked about, or why we were grounded, but they were honestly my favourite times.

6. Advice you would give your teenage daughter (if you ever have one)?

The best advice that would probably give her is that, she needs to decide for herself what is right and what is wrong, ultimately she is the one that HAS to live with that decision. If she knows that something is wrong and she goes through with it anyways. I will be there, but she has to be willing to follow through with the consequences of her actions. That whatever her decision, she needs to be willing to take responsibility for that choice.  For example, if she walks pass someone being bullied, she needs to really ask herself “Why”…I think that I’m pretty harsh sometimes,lol
7. Are you more of an eyeshadow or lipstick lover?

Definitely a lipstick lover. I am so low maintenance and trying to do all that stuff to your eye, it’s a lot of work,lol…I also do love though how lipstick just seems to give me that feeling of “I am finally ready, this is it”. “This is me for the whole day/evening/party.” I tend to put lipstick on last. I tend to just put an eye liner on. Sometimes I will put eye-shadow on, but it is really rare and usually I have practised with the colour (or colours) earlier.
8. Favorite high-end foundation (if you have one) and favorite drugstore foundation?

I don’t really have one to be honest.
9. How often do you wash your makeup brushes/sponges?

As mentioned before I am really low maintenance when it comes to make-up. So I don’t really clean that that often, because I don’t really use them that much. Most of the things I use, don’t really need to use makeup brushes and sponges. If I ever have to use that kind of makeup, I’ve probably borrowed it from my brother…He’s a Drag Queen =D lol Far more make up maintenance than me,lol
10. Favorite thing to do on the weekend?

I love to sit down, with a cup of tea/coffee, play “The Sims” and then watch “Safari Live“. Oh I love it! I would literally do it every single day if I could =D Please feel free to join us…I’ll be there! If the weather is nice, I will go for a walk with my Dog and usually walk by the shop, buy a nice lunch, just before the drive.

11. What do you like about my blog? 

I like how your Blog is relatable, even though I am low maintenance when it comes to make up, I don’t feel like it’s too extreme, that I just don’t get it. It’s also given me a few handy tips as well, so I don’t need to take so long,lol. I really enjoyed your “Get UNready with me” post, as I feel like I have no idea what I should be doing at night, but should be doing something! I also didn’t know that you lived in Australia at that point,lol

 

If you decide that you would like to do this award. Below I have written 11 questions as well for you too answer, please link me as well so I can read you answers =D

  1. Tell us a bit about your favourite book and it’s author.

  2. Which is your favourite season and why?

  3. Do you have family in other countries?

  4. When it’s your “weekend” what is the thing you love to do the most?

  5. Do you have an amazing cold/flu remedy…Care to share?

  6. What would be a show that people would be surprised that you watch?

  7. Which Superhero or Villain do you think is “you”? Is there multiple?

  8. Do you have a hobby that is not “usual”. (I know someone who raises Ostriches)

  9. When it came to the hardest choices you have to make in life, how do you deal with it? Do you confront them head on, do you make a con and pro list?

  10. If you could invent one invention, what would it do and be for?

  11. If you were given the funds to create a conservation park, but it could only be for ONE endangered animal, which one would it be for?

Share Your World … May Week 3

Share Your World

Share Your World … May 15, 2017

How many languages do you you speak?

I only speak the one language, unfortunately. I can say bits and pieces of German, but they are very small  bits and pieces. I can count to 10, say good morning and good night, mother and father and that is it really.  I would love to be able to speak another language, but I struggle with English as it is,lol.

What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating?

  • Reading: Hindsight by Melaine Casey. I’m actually reading 3 different books right now,lol
  • Watching: I’m not really watching a series or anything right now, I have a lot of stuff taped though that I’m getting through.
  • Listening: I’ve been listening too  a lot of Fantasy and Celtic type music. I’ve been getting back into meditating, crafty things and I find this kind of music helps me to keep creative.
  • Eating: I’ve been trying to eat a lot more healthy at the moment, I’m hoping it’ll help with my anxiety issues. I think it actually is making a difference, I am noticing the differences, because I am now aware of the differences.

What was the last photo you took with your phone?

2017-05-15 16.42.28
Grumpy Cat,lol

What is your favorite time of day?

This can depend on the day as well honestly, if I’m not working I enjoy the actual day, especially when I’m doing chores around the house, or I’m doing things that make me feel like I’ve done something with my day off. On the day that I’m working or get called in (because I’m a causal) my favourite time would be between that time when you first get home and that time when you’re start getting dinner ready.

Share Your World … May Week 2 2017

Share Your World

Share Your World … May 8, 2017

When you’re alone at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot?

My feet get really cold whether it’s Summer or Winter, I must have really bad circulation or something. If you were to see me at home being myself with no one around I would most likely be wearing socks at the very least, during both warm and cooler weather.

What was your favorite food when you were a child?

I was a weird child, I actually really enjoyed my vegetables and I still enjoy eating Brussels sprouts. It’s funny because I don’t know why but I eat so much more junk food these days, probably something with it to do with being fast and easy ~.^ lol…I’ll enjoy the first couple of bites and then think “Why did I eat that?” Yet, when I eat vegetables or fruit, i seem to enjoy every bite.

Are you a listener or talker?

I am definitely a listener, I’m not sure if it’s because everyone I know is just louder than me or if that’s just the way I am too be honest,lol…It’s probably a little bit of both…I don’t mind being a listener though because I feel like that’s when I learn the most.

Favorite thing to (pick one):  Photograph?  Write? Or Cook?

I guess that I’d have to go with Writing, I love to do it and I really love doing it for myself especially. Every now and then I will just get in a mood and write, and write and write. I do also enjoy taking photos, but mainly of myself, my pets and honestly of scenery. All of which would probably bore a lot of people. Yet, sometimes the scenery pictures also get me motivated to write.