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Gosh it’s been so long since I posted that I feel I’m hijacking someone elses blog again. 🙂

I actually find it hard to write when I take these big gaps off blogging.  There’s been so many days when I’ve thought, “I might write something today”  before I knew it, the day was over and I had written nothing!

Okay where should i start writing from? Hmm, lets go back to Christmas time.

I had a great day with my family and my partner; actually, this year is the first Christmas my partner and I have spent together.  You see, he lives in one state and I live in another, so having Christmas together was really nice. He fly’s over to me quite a bit, and I fly with him when I can. He has a job that flies him all around the country and therefore he’s never really in one place for very long.

Can you believe it, he nearly didn’t make it for Christmas as he fell off a ladder only days away from Christmas day! I didn’t think he would come but knowing how disappointed I would be, he flew over. Now that’s pretty good considering he was in hospital over night and could barely walk.  His ribs were all bruised and he was really sore, he’s lucky nothing more serious happened to him.

Good news for me is that in the coming weeks he’s moving in with me, we have been together for 17 months now and we feel that we now want to commit to the next level. Oh BTW: I don’t mean marriage! I’m afraid marriage is not for me. Been there done that and I’m not ready to even think along those lines. I left my Ex for all sorts of reasons and one was not trusting him.

Anyway I’ll go back to a happier part of my life and that’s moving in with someone my own age and who I truly love.

I believe we now live in a modern society and I don’t think you need a certificate to prove you love someone. I was once really old fashioned and thought you should marry and you should take the husbands name. Well, not anymore. I have 2 friends that have married and kept their maiden names. I have always thought this was wrong and why bother getting married if you DON’T take their name?  But I now know I was wrong again! They love their husbands just as much as those that take their husbands names, so I suppose what’s the difference?

So many people chose to just live together these days that I don’t think it really matters. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not Condoning the Sanctity of Marriage…Not at all! I just think times are changing and we don’t have to be so set in our ways.

People are more open now and not as judgmental…Which I think this is a good thing! Gosh in the old days you would have been shunned for such a thing. It was a pretty cold and cruel world, especially for woman.
All I can say is thank god for the 21st Century!

In saying that I believe we all need to take the path that best suits us and our own individual needs.  Because at the end of the day Loving someone and someone loving you is not as easy as it sounds, and especially finding someone you trust! So when and if you are lucky enough to find it again, I think you should hang onto it in any way you can.

So, how do you feel about about people living together, NOT marrying, or marrying and NOT taking their husbands names? Or worse, being with someone younger than your own children.  It will be interesting to see how you feel and be completely and utterly honest, I hold no grudges!! Well, So I say!! Lol

Much love to you and Happy Belated New Year to you all! 

Hugs Paula xxxx

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Merry Christmas, everyone!

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way!!

 

Not long now before the big man in the red suit to comes along and brings many  smiles across the world.

 

Sending loads of Aussie warmth to all of you having a white Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere! 🙂

 

Hope everything is well with you all, enjoy the times you spend this month with friends and family.
Hugs, Paula xx

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Just whistle!

Hi Everyone,

 

This clip has always made me smile. I love the Monty Python movies and especially, The Life Of Brian!!

It’s a light-hearted satire on the birth and life of Jesus, it’s not for everyone.  But to me, It makes me smile and that’s all I ask for!

 

So, always look on the bright side of life. 🙂

Hugs to you all, Paula xxxx

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Family Art Show

Hello Everyone,

Hope all is well in your world!

Let me tell you a bit about my family world. Well, one of my brothers and his wife came up with an idea to hold family art shows!
They pick the theme and do all the planning and sort out who won, etc. We all (children included) get a sheet with 6 adhesive stars of different colours, to indicate your favourite art piece.  The gold obviously is for who you want to win and is valued the highest, and then the stars vary from blue, green and silver to represent your second, third, fourth, etc. selection. It’s heaps of fun but let me tell you, it’s very competitive and there’s some pretty arty/creative people in my family!

They call the show, The Shared Spoon.

The winner gets their name engraved along with the date and theme onto the bowl of the spoon. It’s a fairly big spoon so don’t worry, not a dessert spoon! Lol.  This last competition was Puppets and marionettes!

My son and his girlfriend placed first this year, but unfortunately I didn’t get a shot of it. His girlfriend hand knitted these tiny puppets of the Avengers, from Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, etc. Then they made a stop-motion movie with them placed to the original audio and just left it continuously running on his laptop during the show. The kids went crazy for it and couldn’t believe they had made this movie with these puppets. It’s easy to see why they won! 🙂

My brother came second with his marionette and me 3rd with my, Fortune Teller. Actually, I’m in love with it but it may scare some. Remember I’m a clown collector so to me its fun and colourful! That’s my story anyway.

My sister usually does most of the catering as she’s so good at finger foods and other easy eats. After that my brother auctions off the artwork that people don’t wish to keep; it’s all in good fun but sometimes the kids get carried away and we have to remind them to keep the bidding low! Lol

The avengers that my son’s girlfriend had made, created an enormous interest in all the kids wanting to have one, which in my very large family?!… Wasn’t possible, so the bidding went a little high on those! I think the highest one of Thor sold for $24 AUD!! 🙂 With the others ranging from $16+ That was a little absurd if I am honest, normally they are done in good fun of $1-$10.

The shows are carried out roughly every 3 months, but this one was the first in 3 years! The reason it was so long in between this time was because after I was hospitalised from attempting suicide, all our family things just stopped; I don’t know if they did it consciously or subconsciously, but I think it was because after I had attempted suicide, I told them I picked that night because we had all been together and I got to see everyone for what I thought then would be the last time. So maybe to them they didn’t want us all to be together again in case I attempted it again, and to be fair to them in the early days it was definitely possible.  Even now I have days I still struggle but I really did choose life that day and I’m in such a better place now than I was back then! When I get overwhelmed I have to just sit back and not put undue pressure on myself.
I’m really happy that things are going back to normal.

If you have a reasonably sized family you should give this ago as it’s the best fun you will ever have.

Next time I’ll take more photos of the art work as most of it I took, was the kids!

 

 

My entry this year. (Fortune Teller)
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My Sister In-law’s marionette puppet.
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My Brother’s marionette puppet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An example of using the stars for voting.

 

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The puppets used in my Son and his Girlfriends stop-motion film of The Avengers (Thor)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Another Puppet for the Avengers (Iron Man).

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Another Puppet (The Incredible Hulk)

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Another puppet used in the film (Black Widow).

 

 

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My other Son’s entry to a previous year’s competition of Monsters and Aliens, a life-sized scale, paper-mache’ ET.

 

 

 

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My Brother In-law’s entry to the Monster’s and Aliens theme, a working Ipod dock made from scratch to look like a flying saucer!
(Keep in mind, he is an Engineer, quite difficult to beat…)

 

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Do you do anything like this as a family?

Hugs to you all, Paula xxxxx

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My New Handbags!

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You know what I love better than Sex?

SHOPPING!! Hahaha.

That’s right people, shopping gives this Bipolar girl a high and buying handbags and shoes?? Even higher! Lol.

Anyone have any shoes to match my bags?? Lol.

What’s the best thing about shopping? Bargains and half price one’s at that!

I got these 2 bags half price, so technically one bag was free! Now come on guys don’t burst my bubble as that’s the way I see it, right girls? Hahaha. 🙂

Anyway I bet you guys love a bargain too; it might be on cars, computers and all that tech stuff, right? Come on admit it, you love a bargain to!  Haha.

Melbourne has these great outlets and shopping there is heaven. 🙂  In Perth we pay too much for everything, that it’s cheaper to get on a plane and head to the Eastern States (Melbourne, Sydney)

Although, a flight to Melbourne from Perth can cost anywhere from $400 to $750 return (Depending on when you fly and by which airline). Sometimes you can get even cheaper fares depending on the time of year and how far in advance you book.

Now Sydney can be like going to Bali for us here in Perth.

Some people, (actually heaps of West Australians) go to Bali as if it’s their second home! Flights to Bali with accommodation can be cheaper than the flight alone to Sydney! Still, once you are there the shopping is great; but to me, Melbourne would be the fashion capital of Oz for sure.  Don’t be offended Sydney, you’re incredible for so many other reasons!

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Well, happy shopping everyone!

Hugs to you all, Paula xxxxx

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Roses

Hello fellow bloggers! 🙂

I love roses and everyone knows pink is my favourite colour; so here’s some pretty roses just starting to bloom in my garden.

The flowers on my table were sent by a friend at Christmas time, they were so pretty!

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Have a great day!

Hugs to you all, Paula xxx

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Years everybody!

Another year goes by; A year of problems and pain, of love and joy – A year of hope.
Life to me is a roller-coaster; it’s full of ups and downs, twists and turns and we never know what the future of the ride will hold.
What we do know however, is that ultimately it will end.
It’s up to us how it ends though!
We can either come out on the other side, dazed and confused or we come out having conquered any fears or apprehension we had prior to our embarking.

This next year is just for that, it’s time for us all to find ourselves and conquer any regrets or fears we may hold.
I want you all to take a pen and paper.
I want you to write down everything it is that you hate about yourself, everything that you feel is the cause that’s holding you back from being the person you know that you can be.
Everything!
Now I want you to look in your garden, I want you to find a spot amongst some soil and bury it.
I want you to bury all your fears and the characteristics you hate.
Now, I want you to wake up in the morning and look at that spot.
Take a good look, because that person buried in the dirt is no longer here or with us; they are buried in the soil.
You’re a new person, with a new year and a fresh start.
Now I want you to write down all your aspirations, all the good characteristics and everything you’re hoping / wanting for in the New Year.
I want you to keep this paper, keep it somewhere close: The back of your bedroom door, the mirror on your wall or bathroom.
I want you to be able to look at that paper and feel a sense of pride; you’re on your way to being the person you want to be.

Happy New Years everyone!
May the New Year bring you everything you’ve ever wanted and more.
Wealth and Health.
I love you all.
Hugs,
-Paula. xx

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