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Friday, 18 December 2015


School has finished and with open arms I welcome the holidays. This means I have a lot more time on my hands and I have been very busy these past few days. To start of with I finally saw the last instalment of the Hunger Games- 'Mockingjay Part II' and to tell you the truth I wasn't fully satisfied with it. I felt like it was missing something but never the less I still enjoyed watching it. To celebrate the ending of another epic saga I have created some quote designs inspired by my recent exploration on Pinterest
(Feel free to follow me and Pin these)

I love both the Hunger Games books and movies and just like Harry Potter I know this will be a story we will continue to love for a very long time. 

In other news I have recently rediscovered a show I used to watch when I was younger- 'H2O Just Add Water'. It might not be the very best show but it brought back nice memories and I just love it. It is about mermaids and I think it's fair to say I'm a little bit obsessed. The past two days have been back to back episodes and embroidering a mermaid. I even learnt some new stitches such as the chain-stitch and the long and short stitch. This is only my first attempt and I'm not so sure about the colour choice of the hair but I hope you like my creation. 
The inspiration for the design came from a mermaid book I have called 'Mermaids Most Amazing' by Narelle Oliver. 

This is my favourite illustration from the book. 

As a lover of books I was very excited to buy two new ones this week. Both are by Katherine Rundell, The Wolf Wilder and Rooftoppers. I have only just started reading The Wolf Wilder but I'm already hooked and highly recommend you reading it. 

As reading is one of my many passions I think it is important that I share it so some other suggestions of what you should read these holidays is 'The Boy In The Stripped Pyjamas' by John Boyne. The story follows a young German boy named Bruno and is set in Nazi Germany. This book does discuss some sensitive topics off World War Two but is an incredible and very moving story. If you are interested in a series I would recommend 'The Kane Chronicles' by Rick Riordan the author of the 'Percy Jackson' series. Unlike Percy Jackson these books look at the Egyptian gods and it is a very exciting read. As you can see I have a passion for history but I promise these books are NOT boring. 

Last but not least is my new interest in colouring. It is the latest thing going round and although I don't usually go for what everyone else is doing it is actually heaps of fun and very relaxing. The most exciting part is that my colouring book is the 'Harry Potter Colouring Book'. I LOVE Harry Potter so this is the absolute best thing ever.

I hope you like reading this post, I realise it is a bit long but I feel it has set me up for more post to come in the future and the direction I want this blog to go. Happy holidays and may the odds be ever in your favour. (hahaha)

Such fun!
Leni xo 


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Saturday, 5 December 2015


Only 19 days until Christmas, YAY!

I love this time of year and I'm very excited to share my Christmas will you over the next month. For me this time of year is all about family, the Michael Buble Christmas album, food and our handmade advent calendar. Traditionally the advent calendar always begins with putting up the Christmas tree and this Christmas I have my own in my room. Next is watching all three Santa Clause movies, writing letters to Santa and making Christmas cards. Today for the first time we are putting lights in our frangipani tree in front of our house.

Of course living in Australia means that Christmas isn't about snow and ugly jumpers (which I really want by the way), it's about going to the beach, escaping the heat and ugly Christmas pyjamas. 

Christmas is a time to spend with the people you love and enjoy being around and that is exactly how I will be spending my holidays. 

Such fun!
Leni xo

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