Sunday, October 28, 2012

NaNoWriMo: 3 days, 9 hours and 47 minutes to go

Every November since 2008 I've gone temporarily insane and attempted to write a 50,000 word novel in a month. With a little (fine, a lot of) word-count padding, I succeeded in 2009.

It's truly terrible. This is the only copy that exists. No-one will ever read it. Not even me. And I just realised the white and yellow book on the right of the photo is my copy of No Plot? No Problem! By Chris Baty, the NaNoWriMo founder. Should have included that in the photo.. It was a decent part of why even that one copy of my book exists and regardless of how awful it is, I'm still proud I finished it. Also, yes, I know, my bookshelf is rather eclectic. It gets worse. I should probably dust it occasionally too. Maybe in December.
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Sunday, October 21, 2012


My little sister had a birthday this week (so did my Aunty and my sister's boyfriend had his two weeks ago but they didn't pull cute faces for me)


There were flowers

And family
And presents wearing sunglasses at night..


A cake with candles AND sparklers!


And a Bailey dog :)


Sunday, October 14, 2012


I currently use a Nikon D40. I've had it for over three years now and it was discontinued not long after I got it. I want to get more serious about photography so I decided to get a Nikon D7000.


 I opened the box on Friday and it was all shiny and pretty and exciting. I put my 35mm lens on it and tried to take a photo. Then I realised a battery and an SD card would probably make that particular endevour a little more successful! So I charged the battery and put in the SD card. And just about fell over trying to comprehend all the settings and buttons! It's like learning to use a DSLR all over again!


So now I have to go read the manual. Which is the size of a decent novel.

At least I have some company/a willing test subject :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Kingscliff (again)

We had last week off work so we wandered back down to Kingscliff.


I forgot my thongs so I got some new ones (and a new bracelet just because) in Byron Bay.


And a skateboard because I'm awesome.


We played Lego games. I lost :(


I built my nanoblock dog.


And for some silly reason I decided getting up at 4:30am to see the sunrise was a great idea. It was the first time I've actually gotten up (not stayed up all night) just to see the sunrise. And take photos!

On our way to the beach.


My pack horse.. He left his hoodie in the car so he was freezing!




I got distracted by seagull footprints :)


Seagulls :)


Mission accomplished :)


It was too early for breakfast so we went bunny hunting. They've grown since last time. Bunny!


And found some galahs.


Then this guy came and posed outside the window while we were having breakfast. Bunny!


We did other stuff too but most of my photos are of bunnies....