30 December 2012

Happy 40th Birthday to Me

Hi there
yes its been 10mths since i have been to my blog.
i would really like to get back into it, so as of 1st January I promise to try to get here more often for those of you who still pop in.

Well today is my 40th Birthday.
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday dear me
Happy Birthday to me
Hip Hip Hooray

See you all soon....

12 February 2012

"HOUSE OF HORRORS" BY Nigel Cawthorne
The horrific trues story of Josef Fritzl, the father from hell.
ISBN: 978-1-84454-696-1

In the quiet Austrian town of Amstetten in the balmy spring of 2008, a truly horrifying vision of hell was discovered by Police, in the cellar of a normal suburban home.

Over the next days, in what turned out to be one of the worst cases in Austrian criminal history, a shocking story of incarceration and sexual abuse gradually came to light, disgusting the entire civilised world and raising many questions about the depths to which a human can sink.

This is the full and utterly distirubing, true story of what happened in those underground chambers of horror.
This book was hard to put down once I had started it...

05 January 2012

Day Trip to thePet Porpoise Pool -- Coffs Harbour


Yesterday day Hubby and I drove to Coffs Harbour to the Pet Porpoise Pool, to make one of my lifetime dreams come true, and that was to be able to touch a dolphin, and be very close to them...
Well it came true at around 1.00pm yesterday, as you can see by this photo above, I was leaning on the side of the Pool and got to have a dolphin kiss, and afterwards actually feel and touch them.. I also got to sit next to Maxine the Seal and she gave me a kiss as well.

What a great day!!!!!!!!

Book Review -- "No One Wants You" by Celine Roberts

Book Review --- "NO ONE WANTS YOU" By Celine Roberts..
A true story of a child forced into prostitution.

I don't normally read books like this, but picked it up at the Angus & Robertson Closing Down Sale last year.

This is a very powerful book and had me wanting to read it from start to finish straight away, so I started it one afternoon and was finished it the next day.

Given away by her mother at five months old, raped on the day of her first communion at age seven -- when Celine Roberts was told "NO ONE WANTS YOU", she believed it.
Illegitimate and unwanted. Celine was forced by her foster mother into prostitution. Her bones were broken, her nose was crushed and she ate candle wax to stay alive.
Celine was finally rescued and sent to an industrial school, where she picked up the pieces of her shattered life.  She also began the search for her parents. But what she found gave her battered survival instincts the hardest knock of all...

Full of the most heartbreaking tragedy but ultimately survival and hope, NO ONE WANTS YOU, is the remarkably honest and compelling memoir of a woman triumphing over her brutal past..

30 December 2011

Happy 39th Birthday to Me

Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday dear Lisa
Happy Birthday to me

29 December 2011

Book Review -- "The Memory Keeper's Daughter" - By Kim Edwards


This would have to be one of the most powerful stories I have ever read. If you get a chance read it, or if you would like to read it I can send you my copy.

This stunning novel begins on a winter night in 1964, when a blizzard forces Dr David Henry to deliver his own twins, his son, born first, is perfectly healthy, but the doctor immediately recognises that his daughter has Down Syndrome.
For motives he tells himself are good, he makes a split- second decision that will haunt all their lives forever.  He asks his nurse, Caroline, to take the baby away to an institution.  Instead, she disappears into another city to raise the child as her own.
Compulsively readable and deeply moving, The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a brilliantly crafted story of parallel lives, familial secrets, and the redemptive power of love.

26 December 2011

My little Trip To Gunnedah

A couple of weeks ago hubby and I went to Gunnedah to see my friend Jodi Dolbel,
we left early on saturday morning and headed up there, we arrived about 10.15am and stayed till about 2.00pm in the afternoon, we had lunch at the Park View Hotel.
It was great to see Jodi again as I had never been to Gunnedah before, it had been about 6mths since she had stayed at our place with Emelia while they were down here visiting her brother Matt in the JHH.
Jodi it was great to see you again.

A Work Collegue & Friend --- Karen Grew

One of my work collegues and friends Karen Grew and I have worked together at the Newcastle Herald now for about 2 1/2 years now, well she has decided to retire on 5th January 2012, she will be sadly missed.
Karen enjoying caravanning with hubby Steve, we will all miss you alot..
This photo was taken on Thursday 15th December at our work christmas party.

Book Review: I've Been There (and Back again) by Joy McKean

I'VE BEEN THERE ( and Back Again) by Joy McKean
Lifetime of Travel, Stories and Songs

In this Book Slim Dusty and his wife Joy McKean come together to share stories of their life and many many travels...
Slim has been gone a few years now and is still sadly missed by a lot of people in this country and will be still sadly missed many many years from now..

12 November 2011

My Mum

This is the latest pic of me with my Mummy.
She is doing so well, and is walking with her walker.