Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!
Sorry I haven't been very active this year, but I'd like to thank all of you who've stuck with me!
Hope you all have a safe Christmas and a blessed 2015!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

The Wasteland Tag

Hmmm, ok, so I've been tagged by Clare . This is a tag that she semi-created, so this will be interesting.
I can either apply it to summer or winter, since it's summer at the moment and I haven't experienced snow before, I think I'll go with summer.
So here are the basic rules.

List 5-15 things that you can do in the summer/winter when you are bored.
Tag 5-10 other bloggers.

So let's get started.

I love summer, it's full of terrific memories, but sometimes the heat can just be a little too intense. These are the times when I can get bored. So here are some of the things I would do to keep myself occupied.
#1 Read a book. Why not? It's a great way to pass the time.
#2 Draw. Practicing my drawing skills is always a good thing.
#3 Write. Trying to cover some ground when it comes to finishing my stories, I really should do this more often.
#4 Make something. Get crafty and creative! With Christmas just around the corner, you could make decorations or presents!
#5 Cook something. I'm sure your family would appreciate some dessert.
#6 Take some photos. If you have hobbies that involve photography like I do, then go ahead and take some sweet pics!
#7 Take a nap.
#8 Tidy something. Is your room overdue for a dusting? Let's get to work.
#9 Listen to music. 'Cause everyone loves a good tune!
#10 Watch a movie. I especially like to get out old family videos and reminisce about old times.
#11 If you have many hobbies like I do, then go do them!

Well, I think that's about all I can think of, so let's get to tagging people.

I tag
 Emily Dempster  from Amity
Lecheria Criada
A MAD life
And BushMaid:

                                                              Thanks for reading!

Monday, 1 December 2014


We were away for the weekend, and while were there I saw the most beautiful photo opportunity! So I grabbed dad's camera and snapped away!

Thanks for reading!

Monday, 10 November 2014

The Blogger Recognition Award

Firstly, thank you to Clare from Clare's Spot for nominating me.

So here are the award's rules.

1. Thank the person who nominated me, and provide a link to their blog.

2. Give a brief story on how I started my blog, and a one or two tips for other bloggers.

3. Choose 15 other bloggers to nominate for this award. ( I doubt I'll do this many. XP )

4. And let them know they've been nominated.

So let's get started.

Why I started a blog.

I started this blog in 2012. I have no real reason as to why I started it other than the fact that a friend of mine kept prompting me to start one. Once I did start this blog though, I discovered that it was a great way for me to post about my hobbies and interests. And although now I am finding less time to blog about these things I still like to try and post the occasional update when possible.

Blogging Tips. 

Really, my tips are the basics. Post as regularly as possible. I myself do not post often enough, but when you start a blog you have to understand that you now have a responsibility to give your followers something to read. Next, just pages and pages of text can be boring, so give your readers a visual by spicing up your posts with photos!

I nominate: ( most people I know have already been tagged with this award, so I only have a couple of nominees. )

This is Me speaking . . . 

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Embers ( short story )

Hello everyone!

Yes, I'm still here, I'm not dead! I've just been struggling to find things to post about lately. But just recently, I finished writing a short story and I thought I'd post it here to share with all of you.
Just a bit of extra information, the idea for this story was formed while listening to the song Embers by OwlCity. ;) Enjoy!


The early morning call of the kookaburra was what woke me. It's humorous melody rang through the gumtrees and my eyes fluttered open. I sat bolt upright in my bed and I saw that the sky was lightening outside. I leapt out of bed, the single sheet covering my body falling to the ground. Hurrying to the open window I poked my head out. I still had time. Retreating back into my room I pulled on my jeans and shirt in a rush. The floorboards creaked as I tiptoed quickly down the hallway. Upon reaching the screen door, I grabbed my black brimmed hat and stepped outside. Shoving on my boots, I ran across the yard to the barn. The sky was a pale blue and purple, though stars still glittered here and there. I had to hurry. I slid open the heavy barn door and slipped inside. In the darkness I heard a quiet nicker, and a soft muzzle brushed my cheek.
Morning Jayjay,” I whispered, patting his nose. I quickly found a lamp and took a box of matches from my pocket. Striking the match, I lit the lamp. The barn was instantly filled with a warm glow. Jayjay's head was hanging over his stall door, his ears swivelled in my direction. I walked over and patted my horse's rusty brown neck, running my fingers through his black mane.
Are you ready to see the sun boy?” I asked, staring into his large brown eyes.
With swift precision, I proceeded to tack up. As I made last minute checks to the girth and bridle buckles, I heard the musical, warbling call of a magpie. It was almost time. Hoisting myself up onto Jayjay's strong back, I gathered the reins in my hands.
Let's go catch the sun,” I whispered in his ear. He snorted and my heels touched his sides. Jayjay hurried into a trot and we rode through the barn doorway, out into the morning air. The red, baked earth of the outback thrummed beneath Jayjay's hooves. The temperature was rising. Soon I knew it would reach the mid twenties, and by the middle of the day it could be in the high thirties. I rested my hands on the saddle-horn in front of me as we trotted elatedly along, breathing deeply. My friends and I had been planning this all week.
As we reached the edge of the property, we came to a steep cliff. I dismounted and began leading a reluctant Jayjay down on a narrow trail. My feet slipped and slid down the rocky track, Jayjay stumbling behind me. I placed my foot on what I thought was a stable rock, when it gave way beneath me. My breath caught in my throat as I fought to regain my balance and for a moment I thought of turning back, but this was the fastest way to the meeting point. At that moment I heard a voice from down below.
Hey Abbey! C'mon, not much further!”
I looked down and spotted four of my friends, Toby, Leonardo, Ruby and Sam. They were all mounted on their own horses and were waving up at me. I smiled down at them and then turned back to Jayjay, encouraging him to continue down the precarious trail, letting out a silent sigh of relief as we reach the bottom. Quickly mounting Jayjay once again, I rode over to my friends. Ruby sat astride her black Quarter Horse, Midnight. I moved Jayjay up beside them and grasped her hand.
You're late,” she grinned. “ We thought you'd forgotten the whole thing.”
Never,” I smiled back. “ You guys ready?!”
Let's go!”
I released Ruby's hand and kicked my heels against Jayjay's sides. The others followed quickly behind as we cantered out over the scorched plain. The longer we rode the lighter the sky became. I urged my friends on. Sam encouraged his mount Jimmy, a light bay stock horse to keep going. Toby and Leonardo rode side by side on their two strikingly different horses. Nightshade, a pure black friesian, and Blaze, a liver chestnut welsh cross, with a white belly. Ruby rode beside me, Midnight keeping pace with Jayjay. The five of us rode across the reddened earth, until behind us I could hear a new set of hooves. I turned in the saddle and spotted three more riders galloping our way down the hillside. Jasmine, Olivia and Michelle. Once they reached us, Olivia rode up beside me, slowing Lady, her flaxen chestnut mare back to a canter. She grinned at me and I smiled back.
We'd better hurry!” Jasmine called from the back of Snowy, her palomino gelding.
Yeah! It's almost time!” Michelle agreed, patting the chestnut neck of her mare, Sugar.
I nodded. “ Then what are we waiting for? Let 'em run guys!”

I leaned forward giving Jayjay his head, and he responded with a quick burst of extra speed, surging into a fast gallop. I could hear my friends calling encouragement to their own horses, and soon we were all stampeding down the hillside. The horizon was now a bright orange colour, and I urged Jayjay on. We were almost there. His black mane flicked in my face and the wind whistled in my ears as we galloped towards the edge of a cliff. The thrumming hoofbeats of many horses surrounded me and my heart beat faster as we neared the sheer drop. At the last possible moment, I leaned back reining Jayjay in at the edge of the cliff. His hooves slid across the dry, rocky ground as we skidded to a stop. The others slid in beside us, and we all took in the scene before us. We were just in time. The canyon stretched out before us like a ragged, red sea. A warm breeze greeted us as it whispered through the valleys and up the side of the cliff. I took a deep breath and savoured its welcome. The sky around us lit up as the morning sun poked its sleepy face over the horizon. The birds sang to signal the dawn and kangaroos were silhouetted against its yellow surface. Its golden orange light blanketed the terrain and finally fell on our beaming faces, giving them a warm glow. The sun's balmy rays touched our skin, warming our bodies. Our horses nickered and whinnied to their morning friend. Finally, the sun rose above the horizon and into the sky, a ball of yellow flame. I turned to my friends and we laughed and clasped hands, the horses tossing their heads in merriment. We did it, we caught the morning sun and it left tiny, burning embers in out hearts.
                                                             The End

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

New Blog

I have a new blog!   Rosie's BJD Cupboard
Don't worry, this blog is still active. I'm just making another blog that will cover a different topic.
It will cover the ball jointed doll hobby, specifically the adventures of my new BJD, Ella. :)


Monday, 30 June 2014

Another Award!

This time it's the Liebster Award!!!

Firstly, thank you to, Lecheria Criada for nominating me. Here is a link to her Award post Liebster Award

Here are the rules for this award.

I. Post the award on your blog.
II. Thank the person who nominated you, linking back to the Liebster post on their blog.
III. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
IV. Nominate another 11 bloggers whom you think deserved of this award.
V. Answer the 11 questions asked by your nominator, and write 11 questions for your nominees to answer.

Ok, 11 facts about me. Hmmm....

1. Some of my favourite animals are, dogs, wolves, horses, meerkats, gibbons, (pet)mice and cheetahs.
2. I believe in more than 3 types of love.
3. When I'm excited I often subconsciously tap my hands rapidly on my sides.
4. I have a crooked smile.
5. If I'm watching, listening or reading something I love or am very interested in, I probably won't hear you the first time you call.
6. Ever since I was little I have loved setting up scenes with toys and figures.
7. I love to draw Manga and watch Anime.
8. I sometimes go outside alone and sing at the top of my lungs.
9. The girl who nominated me with this award I have known for at least 13 years.
10. I am running out of interesting facts.
11. I love strategy games, but I'm no good a strategising.

Right, now for the questions Lecheria Criada gave me.

1. Have you ever been overseas, if so, where?
    No I haven't.

2. What was the last sweet delicacy you cooked?

    Um, date loaf I think.

3. KFC or McDonald's?

    McDonald's! XD

4. What is your favourite song?

    Err, I have no idea! I love too many!

5. If you had the chance, would you go back in time and relive an event of your choice? If so, which?

    Probably the horse riding gymkhana I was in around 2 or 3 years ago.

6. Does the smell of Christmas beetles mean anything/bring back any memories for you?

     Erm, the sight of one does, but the smell? I don't believe I've ever really smelt one.

7. Favourite book/series?

    Again, I love war too many! 

8. Who is one person you want to meet before you die?

    Um, good question. I don't really know but I guess maybe, the Queen?

9. Who was the last person you spoke to?

    Mum. XD
10. If red was a number, what would it be?

      Either 4 or 7.

11. What is one thing you are looking forward to at this moment?

      The 5th of July 2014! ^_^

There, done! Ok now for the nominations. I don't know many people who haven't had this, so I'll just do a few I don't think have received it.
Emily Dempster from Amity
 Ruby H-T from Life Through My Lens
 Sararose  from This is Me speaking . . .

If any of you have already had this award and I didn't know about it then you don't have to participate if you don't want to. :)

Here are my questions.

1. What is an acute angle?
2. When you were young, did you dislike broccoli?
3. When doing math, do you use a calculator?
4. Of the past week, what has been your favourite memory?
5. Board games, card games, or video games?
6. If you could have just one super power, what would it be?
7. If you found $1,000 what would you do with it?
8. Letters or emails?
9. What does the colour pink remind you of?
10. Do you enjoy fires in winter? Or water in summer?
11. Make up your own question. I'm fresh out! XD

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

The Sunshine Award.

* Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog.
* Answer the questions they asked you.
* Nominate other bloggers.
* Give them a list of questions.
* Let them know that they have been nominated.
* The Sunshine Award button must be on your blog post. ( Meaning the picture at the top )

Thank you Sararose for nominating me. :)

1. What is one of your favourite things to catch a whiff of?
    Erm, I guess, fish and chips?

2. What's your favourite colour?

3.What are your hobbies?
    Um, I have heaps, too many to count.

4.What flavour chip is your favourite?
    Chicken. ( I think that's what it's called, and yes it exists )

5.What is the weirdest sandwich combination you've ever had?
   A piece of toast with, jam, honey, peanut butter, hot chocolate powder and I think that's it. ( My dad made it )

6.What is your favourite drink? 

7.What is your favourite song at the moment?
    That's pretty hard. I don't really have a favourite.

8.What is your favourite store?
     Also hard, but probably, Spotlight, Frontline Hobbies, and Hunter Valley Pets. :)

Ok, I nominate.
Clare's Spot
Lecheria Criada

My questions are.
1. If you were an animal, what would you be?
2. Can you drive a car?
3. What is your favourite thing to cook?
4. Beach or Pool?
5. What would be your dream holiday?
6. What is your favourite pastime?
7. White, Milk, or Dark Chocolate?
8. Have you received this Award before?

Thanks for reading.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Manga Madness!

Hi all!
Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I'll try to do better. :)

Anyway, I have been practicing my manga drawing skills, so I thought I'd put up some pics of my progress. These pics are over the last couple of weeks.

My first attempt at a guy.

My first attempt at a girl.

An attempt at colouring hair that turned into an attempt to create an (angry?) expression. XD

My first coloured attempt.

I drew my friend in manga form, it was also my first attempt at drawing the whole upper body. :D

Side on. :)

Sad face. :(

Just another pencil drawing.

Sunset silhouette! :D

Entire body pose.

My most recent attempt.

For the coloured pictures I use Copic markers as well as some pastels. ( especially in the sunset pic :) )
Hope you liked the pics!


Wednesday, 15 January 2014

A Voice In The Trees

I finished drawing this picture today.
I haven't done a whole lot of work with pencils but I think it turned out ok. :)

                        I've titled it "A Voice In The Trees". Can you guess what the girl is doing? I'll give you a hint. The title gives it away! XD
Hope you guys like it!


Friday, 10 January 2014

New Schleich Photos!

Hi all!
Sorry I haven't posted recently, it's been a busy holiday season.
 Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year!

So anyway, I received three new schleich horses for Christmas as well as two new riders! Yay! A couple of days after Christmas I went right outside to photograph them. Here are a few of my favourites.

I love this one! Especially with the braid running down her tail!

This is my new rider Addy and her horse Lolliepops or Lollie for short.

Another of my favourites! I love the light rays in it!
The second rider is Violet, another new addition. 

I love Lollie's mane!

This is Strong Pines or Forest for short.

Another fav!

The photo was a bit blurry so I thought I'd use it to play around with some effects.

This is Midnight! He is my first rearing schleich model!

Another edited photo.

Hope you like the photos!
I should have another post up with Lisa soon!
Till then!