I have ever gotten is my Kobo, given to me by my partner. I honestly didn’t even know that Kobo even existed! What I love about it, is that unlike Kindle I can actually borrow from my Library still (considering licenses for ebooks) and it is so light! It’s brilliant!
While obviously this isn’t the greatest gift of all time, when you consider parenthood, owing a pet, having the dream career, winning the lotto, hugging a huge tree that’s not been cut down…
What do you think the is the greatest gift, you’ve ever received?
If I could give you a gift. It would be to give you a strong belief in yourself. Too believe that you are a good person. A gift that I would give you is that you deserve to have the best things happen to you in life ❤ I give you gift of belief in yourself ❤
It’s a new year! Did I finish off the Goals at the end of the year…Let’s start off this new year on a good start!
Christmas Cards to be out by the 9th of December (nearly wrote 9th of Christmas!)
I swear that I had all the cards ready and made to go and then I forgot to get envelopes! It was too hot to walk to the shops (I don’t drive). So I had to wait till the 10th and when the day was a bit cooler. Even then I didn’t have half the addresses. I used to have them on my phone, but they’ve disappeared (no idea why). I had to re-ask everyone and so some that I knew off by heart got sent out, but the others were sent later. Then the envelopes I went to use, wouldn’t stick and I had tried to stick them on the way to the post box. I had to go back to my house and sticky tape them. Below is a picture of the first lot that was sent out. I didn’t take a photo of the insides, because I had already written messages inside.
ALL Gifts to be bought by 23rd…I am NOT going out on the 24th.
Yes! This one worked out really well! I am, was very organised, two presents didn’t get here in time, even though I had bought them before the supposed cut off time.
All food to be bought by the 23rd.
This one was also done, mainly because, once again it was something that had to be done by. For Christmas this year I had to travel three hours away into the middle of nowhere, without good internet on the 24th. Which meant that everything had to be done by the 23rd.
I am currently reading a couple of different books at the moment and I would really love to write a review of the book “Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult by the end of December.
Well I definitely finished and wrote a review, and you can read it here
Oh my Goodness there are so many things I actually don’t mind Australia taking one “thing” from American and that would be Black Friday and Cyber Monday…I cannot tell a lie…It is fantastic with all the deals that come out at this time of year. I usually know what presents I want to get for people and I do not go out to the shops at this time. Although a delivery cost is annoying, I really do feel like it’s worth it.
What I also wanted to write about though is what else we can do as a community to help others who are not fortunate during this times. There are so many different services out there that do help those and I wanted to write about what you can do also. I’m hopefully going to expand this to different countries, depending on what I can find.
Of course we all know that we can volunteer your time to help at volunteers and shelters. There are a large variety of these. You can also help families by setting donations, after all help doesn’t just have to stop at Christmas:
I wrote this post because the topic has really just stuck with me and I am not really sure how I feel about it.
In Australia it was Fathers Day on September the 3rd and I did the usual Father/Daughter lunch thing. I actually had to work on the Sunday, so we went to lunch out on the Saturday instead. However, as most of us do I had trouble looking for a card, until I found what I thought was the “perfect card”.
I didn’t even look on the back, how many of us do that?
I didn’t even realise that on the back of the card it had a prostate cancer cause on the back. The type that means that a part of the sale of the card goes toward the Prostate Cancer foundation…It just made me feel uncomfortable and mainly because my Uncle, my Fathers twin, actually had this. I think it’s a good idea especially since a lot of the other cards are all about breast cancer, I think it is good too see another cancer being supported. I just felt this one was too close too home.
Have you ever bought a card and then just not wanted to give it?
Wanting something to quench your thirst, what would you drink?
When I was younger (by that I mean about two years ago) I would drink whatever I thought it was I wanted to drink. Now that I’m a little older and wiser, if I feel thirsty, I’ll just have a bit of water instead and it does seem to work. You can feel the goodness as it goes down your throat.
Complete this sentence: Never In My Life Have I….
This one has been so hard to answer because I can’t think of anything cool or interesting to write about. Never in my life have I done a live stream of a game, but it’s something that I really want to do. I just do not have the confidence to do it. At one point I thought that I could do “The Sims”, but then thought it would be too lame. Then recently I found a live stream who does The Sims, but they also create Sim like things at the same time. So who knows!
If you could be given any gift what would it be?
Common Sense for other people. I have recently taken myself off of nearly all of my social media accounts, except for Twitter. I can’t take it anymore. Even people who want equality, only seem to want it, if you fit into a box. People who say they fight for Free and Freedom while at the same time trying to condemn another group of people, and say they should be restricted. How people change a meaning of a word to suit them. All a lack of common sense.
What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep, toss and turn, or get up and try to do something productive?
It honestly depends on why I can’t sleep. I have actually not been sleeping well this week because I was getting so angry at things I was reading on Instagram and Facebook. So I’ve stopped looking at those altogether…Not just before I go to sleep, but all the time at the moment…Sometimes it feels like I can’t think or do anything to get me too sleep. I worry a lot. In all honesty as well, sometimes having the tv on does help, especially if it’s a good show, it helps me concentrate on something else and not worry so much.
This was a hard one for me because there are a few things that people have given me that I am grateful for in many different ways. I have also taken this week as not just a specific gift that someone has given me, but also part of who I am and why I am the way I am, that other people have given me. Those who have given me the gift of making me “harder” by hurting or betraying me, those who have given me the gift of giving me more of an open mind by opening up my world and my mind.
An actual gift that someone have me though, there is one that sticks in my head. I have a huge white fluffy rabbit, it is great for hugging and just sitting against. I have had this bunny for years and year. I think that I may have been possibly about 10 maybe 11 ish years old? The reason why it sticks out to me the most, is not generally because the size of the bunny. I am not even kidding when I say even now, too me, it’s a really big bunny rabbit. However, the reason why it sticks out in my mind is because it was given to me by my Grandmother and it was an Easter present. It was the first year I did not get chocolate. Which was great! I actually am not a big fan of chocolate and it would get wasted on me. This huge plush bunny rabbit is STILL with me, it was the first time I was given a gift that was actually “me”.
They are amazing little things aren’t they?! I was given one as a present for $100 for a favourite Bookstore of mine and I have been just looking and looking…and looking…and I don’t know what to pick and with all the sales on at the moment, I have a lot too choose from! I am currently using my Goodreads account to see what books I can get my little hands on.
Any other suggestions though? Anybody find any good books recently?
(You can find my Goodreads account here, and see what books I want to read).
Today is really the only day that I can just sit down and just wrap all of my gifts today and I am not a great gift wrapper (my Aunty is amazing, she should do it for a job!). So I thought for us that lack in this skill, I would share this video I found…It’s actually been really useful!