August Summary


Books Read: Breaking Dawn – Stephenie Meyer. Boundaries, such a classic Christian book that like everyone has read, I hadn’t yet, so I did.

Clothes Bought: I bought a lot more clothes. First proper month where I’ve had any left over money. I bought 5 new tops, a belt, a scarf, 3 beanie/hats. Stocking up on winter clothes for next year as they go on sale.

Consumed Music: Well I went to the Anberlin concert/gig/show (whatever you call those things these days) and that was pretty awesome. I bought the Taylor Swift album.. you might be surprised. Not only is she good looking, but she can actually sing and actually write music.

Films Watched: I watched Transformers again, The Ugly Truth. I feel like I saw something else, but I really can’t remember.

Recipies Mastered: None. I’m thinking I should take this category out of my monthly summaries, as it makes me feel like a bad person. I should really learn how to cook.

Lessons Learned: Just because someone has been professional for the last 2 months that you’ve known them, doesn’t mean they always will be. 80 days at Kapooka can make you really buff. That you can be just as tired after 8.5 hours sleep each night as when you were getting 5 hours of sleep each night. Red Bull and V are my friends. Check, double check and then check it all over again.

I got a new job this month too. I know it seems like I get a new job every month, but I don’t. Not exactly anyway.

June Summary

Back in January I said I’d be doing summaries of each months. I’ve been so slack with my blog and with my life that I haven’t done them. I’ll start trying again.


Books Read: Eclipse- Stephenie Meyer, Eat Pray Love – Elizabeth Gilbert. Not many this month. It’s mostly been textbooks.

Clothes Bought: My Mum bought me some boots. And I bought some earings and some bangles and the cheapest great pair of jeans!

Consumed Music: Downloaded the latest United album in this month at some point. It’s great. Also loving Hometown Glory by Adele. You Could Be Happy by Snow Patrol is also great.

Films Watched: I went and saw Ghost of Girlfriends Past with Sarah Starrenburg. That was a bit rude but pretty funny. Transformers – AMAZING. I will definitely go and see that again. I think that’s all I’ve seen.

Recipies Mastered: Spaghetti Bolognese. It’s nothing spectacular.. but I don’t need a recipe. And I’ve been giving scrambled eggs a go. Pretty basic.

Lessons Learned: God’s timing is perfect. I think I finally may have this one figured out! My body really doesn’t like getting up at 4am. Bathrooms stay cleaner if you clean them really regularly. If you moan and complain and guilt trip people after you’ve done a good deed, the good in the deed has been undone. Women like to talk about their problems and men like to try and solve them. I’ve really seen that this month.

I got a new job at the end of this month after lots of prayer and interviews and tears.  So that is really great. I got to say thanks but no thanks to my hospitality job, at least for a while, which was also great. A tough month but it ended well!


Shia Labeouf & Megan Fox

Shia Labeouf & Megan Fox




January Summary

I’ve decided to sum up each month here on my blog. I hope that I remember to do this at the end of every month. I think it’s a good way to take stock of the month and to remember how much or how little can happen in 4 weeks.


It’s actually hard to believe that it’s almost the end of January. I mean, it feels like days ago that we saw the new year in. Thankfully though, despite being a quick month, I have managed to get a few different things done.

Well – I bought a new car on the 2nd of January. And I moved out of Tasmania House a week after that. Who knew that cleaning a 3 bedroom unit could take so long! Then a week after that I moved into my brand spanking new place, well new for me. It’s awesome.

Books Read: New Moon, Eclipse & Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Myer (yes I caved and read all of the other Twilight books – not bad hey), Sophie’s Heart by Lori Wick, Long Way Down by Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman, Becoming Me, It’s My Life & Who I am by Melody Carlson, Life Without Strife by Joyce Meyer, The Little Black Book of Style by Nina Garcia, Threads of Silk by Linda Lee Chaikin and all of the Narnia Chronicles except for the Silver Chair and the Last Battle by C.S Lewis

Clothes Bought: Plain Black t-shirt and some jewellery. I did well this ‘christmas sales’ season and haven’t bought much in January.

Consumed Music: I got the One Tree Hill Soundtrack: Friends with Benefit. It’s pretty good. And I’m loving Paramore lately.

Films Watched: Twilight and Bride Wars. I think I’ll just do ones I’ve seen at the movies, watched too many others.

Recipies Mastered: Zero

Lessons Learned: People are offended easily, parents can become even more addicted to pop culture than you can, change is nearly as good as a holiday and money makes most of the world go around.

So I am doing well on my books resolution, but not so much on my recipies.

Hoping your January was swell and wishing you a better February.

Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway

Kate Hudson and Anne Hathaway

Twilight – and all that hype

So I started reading Twilight last night. It’s the first book in the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer. But like you didn’t know that already.

I’ve been hearing about Twilight for a while now.. but I’ve been hearing about Edward Cullen for longer what with all the Team


Edward business you see about the place, mainly facebook. When I started to see movie ads I looked it up on wikipedia to at least get a general outline of the plot so I could try and figure out what all the insanity was about. Didn’t really grab me.. I’m not really a vampire type person.

Anyway, my Mum’s work friends bought her the first book to read while she recovers with the intention of reading it to see if it was suitable for my younger sister. I offered to read it for Mum (didn’t really strike me as her type of novel either) to help her out, but also to satisfy a little curiosity. What was it about this book that made so many people crazy about it?

I started last night and I’m nearly half done. I’m still not really sure what it all is, but it is fairly addictive. I’ve always been a bit addictive with books anyway, and if I had have had all day, I’m sure the book would be basically finished. It’s actually pretty good, enjoyable anyway. I’m not sure why. But it is.  It bugs me when people judge something or someone before they know anything about it – so here I am, checking it out before I judge it.

I’ll come back and edit this post later if I change my mind, but I think I’ve enjoyed it enough to go and watch the movie now. I hate being one of the billions and millions of people who jump on some bandwagon, especially if you jump on it late – but hey, what’s good is good.

4 stars