Recent Reads

Thursday, 29 January 2015

(books I have read since the beginning of January)

The Girl With No Name: The Incredible True Story of a Child Raised by Monkeys
by Marina Chapman, Lynn Barrett-Lee

My Mum was given this book for Christmas and from the moment I saw it I really wanted to read it. So after she was finished I read it and I really enjoyed it. There were parts that I didn't like reading so much but it's a true story and in life there are exciting things and then not so exciting things so it was still great.

by Georgia Balin

I can remember the story line but I honestly can't remember what I thought about the book. Shows how great my memory is...

The Nemesis List
by R. J. Frith

This book confused me so much at the beginning. I have nothing else to say.

World War Z
by Max Brooks

This book was really good once I finally worked out that it was written as an interview. For a while there I was like, wait, what's going on?
The only problem was I kept confusing different parts of the story with other parts. I can never concentrate which is probably why it takes me so long to do things like clean my room or do my homework.

by Megan Spooner

I loved reading this book. I'm not sure why. It might be the fact that I really love reading fantasy or because food was mentioned a lot in my opinion and I was really, really hungry. 

The Lightening Thief
by Rick Riordan

This book I was reading on my last day of camping and we had packed up so there was nowhere to sit so I was reading the book while walking around or standing under a tree because I didn't want to sit in possum or kangaroo poo. Then when we got back from camping it read it down the beach and then we came back from the beach and I was sad, because I finished reading it. I guess that means I really liked it. 

Kill the Possum
by James Malone

I don't really know what to say about this book. I liked it but I didn't at the same time. I think for me it got better towards the end, which is very much like other books I have read and not liked so much.

As you can see I either enjoyed the book or was confused by it.
Have you read any of these books?
What books have you read recently?

Till next time,
Erin xoxo

A Day In Photos

Monday, 26 January 2015


Hello! :)

carrot, orange, kale, lemon, turmeric & lemon grass juice

Thank goodness for the southerly wind

Thanks for taking the time to read this :)
Have a nice day, or night, depending on what time you are reading this.


Australia Day Meal Plan

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

What should you eat on Australia Day?

You can either eat the same thing you would every day or you could eat lots of stereo-typically Aussie foods, which is exactly what this list consists of.


Starting with breakfast you can kick start your day with some vegemite toast followed by some weet-bix, unless of course you can’t have wheat and then you can’t really have vegemite or weet-bix. If that's the case then you could always try gluten free weet-bix however they are seriously overpriced.

If you're the kind of person who eats snacks in between meals then treat yourself to a Lamington or some Anzac biscuits.  If you don't want to eat either of those then how about trying a Violet Crumble or having some Tim Tams. Or just have some fairy bread because everyone likes murdering fairies so they can eat them as a spread on small pieces of bread cut in the shape of triangles.


For lunch you can have a good old meat pie, sausage rolls are good too.
To go with the meat pie and sausage rolls cook yourself some shrimp on the barbie with some sausage sangers.
However we all know they aren't actually shrimp, they're prawns.


And now you get to eat steak for dinner!
With the desert option of pavlova.

So basically guys, if you are a vegetarian or a vegan or have any special dietary requirements then a stereo-typically Aussie diet is not good for you. In fact it's probably not good for anyone.

The only things I would be able to eat on this list would be the prawns, steak and the weet-bix if I take the gluten free option and have them with non-dairy milk... however I'm not a big fan of meat.
It'll be normal food for me on Australia day.

If your an Aussie how do you spend Australia day?

If you've read down to here, here's hoping you enjoyed reading this and understood that it was in fact a joke.


Easy DIY Notebook Cover

Monday, 12 January 2015

To make this notebook you will need: 
  • a notebook
  • white card stock
  • patterned paper
  • gold paper
  • scissors
  • mod podge
  • a paint brush 
  • and a pencil.

Step 1)

Place your book on top of the card stock and trace around it. 

Step 2)

Cut it out and stick it on to the cover of your book using mod podge. 

Step 3)

Place your patterned paper over the top of your book and position it however you want. Carefully hold it in place and flip you book over so this paper is on the bottom, allowing you to trace around the book showing you where to cut the paper. 

Step 4)

If step three made any sense to you then you can now cut around the outline and glue your paper onto your book. 

Step 5)

Cut a circle out of your gold paper and using a black pen write notes, notebook, book, basically whatever you want that I can't think of because I'm not a mind reader and have no idea what you want to write on it. 

For this step I used white paper for the circle and just painted it gold.  Then I wrote 'notes' on using a black posca pen. 

Once I finished all that I decided to cover the book with a sheet of clear contact just to be on the safe side.

Hopefully this made sense to you :)



Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Happy New Year everyone!

I hope 2015 brings you many joys and lots of good luck. 

My family went to watch the fireworks this year.

The photos were taken by my Mum on her phone:

Fun fact, I actually filmed the fireworks but then me being me, I accidentally deleted that video before I got to upload it to my computer.

How did you spend New Years Eve/New Years?

Did you stay up till midnight?
I stayed up with my Mum to help keep the dog calm.