ipe Daily Bliss: February 2012

Daily Bliss

Today's lovely moments are tomorrow’s beautiful memories

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Last Day of Summer

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Felix's Baptism

Felix wasn't too pleased with the ceremony but ...

He loved the symbolic tree planting ceremony ...

Held at his paternal grandparents' farm afterward.

Proud Maternal Grandad

An event which brought happiness & laughter to one and all,

(the proud Gramma)

Photographs above are © Mark Crocker, professional photographer and proud Great Uncle!

P.S. The planned birth sampler (which I'll start as soon as the dinosaur alphabet is finished will be very appropriate because of the First Sunday in Lent Readings.

© Joan Elliott

Dinosaur Alphabet - Update No. 5

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Sunnies for Sight Day!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Library Lovers Day

N.B. All books read within the last 10 years. Most of the list was also read before then. Hence, it is so long ago it no longer counts.

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli's Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice's Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher
51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskin
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressel
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones's Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie

Picture above is by Rosina Wachtmeister. I have a statue like this on my piano.

Thursday, February 02, 2012

A visit to Brisbane

Thanks everyone for your 'comment encouragement' of recent times.
It has been much appreciated that you take the time to call in.

Off topic: How does my blog template look to you?
Has it a big blank space at the top?
It's really weird because in 'preview' when I try to fix it up it doesn't have it.
Hence, I'm having difficulties in fixing the problem.
I'm reluctant to change the template to a blogger template.

The MOTH is working in Brisbane this week,
so he got to see our wee boy and the Princess Royale

Where has our new baby gone?
He dun gone grown up fast!!!

Dinosaur Alphabet - Update 2

While the boys have had cuddle time, Gramma has been busy stitching.
Each Wednesday, I go to a stitching group and,l ike this blog, do a 'show and tell'.
I have a lot of fun at these stitch-ins and it keeps me motivated.
The colours are simply gorgeous - what I describe as 'jewel colours'.

Good news! The temperatures have fallen from 42.5C to 28C.
Life is bareable again!


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