Christmas in July…Kinda

A few years ago, I was just a student and was not making much money, pretty much nothing. I was on, I think America and Europe call it Welfare. However, one of the bad thing about being on Welfare, I wasn’t always able to give the best Christmas presents.

Until one year, I came up with a solution and I’ve used it ever since, even now that I work. From the beginning of June, I put away an round amount every fortnight. So if my bank account had 232.57, I would put 32.57 dollars into my savings account, the day before I got “paid” my welfare.

Then from the end of July, I start to get little bits and pieces. I usually get three presents for my Mum, Dad and Brother…and if I’m dating someone I do the same thing. Two presents are usually something a little smaller and then one “big” one. One top of that, until last year I used to get a present for my very best friends and my mothers side have a ‘secret Santa’.

What do you do, are you a Christmas Eve shopper, do you plan ahead? How many of you write Christmas cards?

Christmas in July – Taste.com.au

Share Your World … Week 30

Share Your World

Share Your World … Week 30

Do you prefer a bath or shower?

I am more of a shower girl, I do enjoy my baths … BUT … usually I’ll have them if I’m feeling stiff and I can’t stand, due to long days at works or my sciatica. I usually don’t end up staying long in a bath either, because they make me really sleepy.

If you had an unlimited shopping spree at only one store, which one would you choose? Why?

Only one?! Does this include online shops? My favourite shop of all time is Boohoo . com, I buy something from them nearly once a month I think. Most of the time they fit me really well, for online they do really well.

If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what age would that be?

I would probably be 30 for the rest of my life. 30 was probably like my most favourite year (as long as I get to be with my current partner). I hadn’t gotten sciatica yet, it was just a great party year, work was certain.

List at least five movies that cheer you up.

  1. Robin Hood:Men in Tights
  2. The Emperors New Groove
  3. All of the “Rush Hours” movie…ALL of them! I thought the tv series was actually pretty good. Just not the same without Jackie and Chris though.
  4. Pretty much all of those 80’s send-up films with Leslie Nielsen in them, even if he’s not staring in it. I don’t know what the genre would be called.
  5. Pretty much anything that comedic…I know that seems like a cop out, but my favourite genre in movies is musicals, but they very rarely “cheer me up” so to speak,lol. Musicals can be quiet depressing.

Geeky Things

I am a bad online retail shopper, there are some things that I just wont buy. I find it much easier to actually visit the stores, so things like jeans and shoes I will go to the shops and buy from. Even though there are so many beautiful things online as well…Sometime you cannot trust that they are going to fit properly and well.

But these are not those things!

The amazing site “Think Geek.com (USA)” have this amazing section that I have just discovered and I wanted to share with you. The have a section specifically for “Book Lovers” and I WANT ALL THE THINGS!!!

Book Lovers … Think Geek

Here there be Dragons!

I cannot believe that I have never mentioned this company before! Although I may have mentioned it before, but definitely not for a really long time. I have bought three of these precious babies and you should definitely take a look!

Little Fat Dragons.com (America)

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They just recently had a sale (not sure if any of them are still up there) but the other great thing about Little Fat Dragons is that they also do auctions! One of their little Dragons, who is up for auction, the money of the winner is going to a worthy cause. So please go and have a look!

If there are no Dragons left, never fear, they tend to do a sale every couple of months.

ENJOY!

So Close!

So close to the Christmas silly season … So I thought that instead of writing/posting a quote this Wednesday and I would post about the last gifts for the season, get in before they go! I found the latest bunch at Digitale Blog and they are absolutely perfect for your literary and Library friends … Possibly even a little (cheeky) Christmas gift for yourself!

10 gifts every Librarian should ask for this year (Digitales Blog)

Also on a completely different/same topic…Check the Blog out, it’s great!

I’m going to be that person today =D

Oh yes I am going to be that person today, that person that you just hate, that person you’ll want ‘unfriend”, that person that makes you want to scream “Shuddup! I don’t wanna know!” … Oh yes today I am going to be that person!

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I’m only posting this because I had a conversation with my partner and I started to realise how some people don’t even panic. I guess because I’m a natural worrier I plan for Christmas months ahead. When I wasn’t working at the beginning of June I would put something away each fortnight, saving a bit each month. Then at the end of the August I’d start buying presents.

You might be able to guess that I’m a big Christmas person =D

Share Your World…Week 40

Share Your World

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Wow! I completely cannot believe that we are up to Week 40! Only twelve weeks to go now!

If you have been to a foreign country name those you have been too?

I have been to a few (and hope to return to each of them very soon!)…I have been to America and the United Kingdom (England). They are both great countries for both very different reasons. I actually travelled from America to England and since I was staying in Arizona, to go from that to the green of England…Was an amazing difference!

Is the glass half empty or half full? What type of glass is it and what is in the glass?

I really liked this question, I am probably a “half full” type of person. However, I think sometimes I’ll be a half full person with either tea, vodka or juice…Depends on the situation and the person that I’m with!

If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?

Oh my goodness, I would have to choose between seafood and lasagne…Or can I put them together?!

List:  List at least five places worth shopping.

  1. My favourite of all time now is “BooHoo” online (this one if from Australia, but they deliver worldwide)
  2. I used to really love this place “Ice Design“, but I’ve gone off them a little…Every time I go in there, the sizes change.
  3. I LOVE this shop “Typo” it full of great office and bedroom/living area knick knack type stuff.
  4. Just the classic of all time “Ebay
  5. There are also a lot of places that I think are worth shopping but some may be too expensive for me to constantly buy from.

Please don’t hate me!

I am sure by now you have seen or you are going to see a lot of these today:

3 month, Christmas

What a scary thought, huh!

The last few years, I’ve had the same plan and it’s worked for me every single year. I start putting away $20-$50 every fortnight at least, during June. Then when August begins I start buying just little bits and pieces. So here I’ll just post a few links of some great Christmas presents ideas. Some of they are pretty expensive, but they are a little different to the “norm”. Sometimes thinking outside-the-box, can help you get some more ideas!

(You may find that a few of these are kind of “geeky” nerdy ideas =P)

BACK TO SCHOOL FASHION: Now this may be “back to school” but they are still gorgeous accessories and clothing. Take a look at the shoes!

Fashionably Geek: 12 Amazing Fairy Tale And Fantasy Fashions These are amazingly beautiful and will at least give people who are good at sewing a few ideas!