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Les Miserables

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Les Miserable is a classic - well in my opinion anyway! I've loved the music basically since I heard it - sometime during school in the late 1980's, around the time it was in the theatre in Sydney. But I didn't see it until much later in a smaller performance in Newcastle. I had studied musicals in my HSC music course so I guess it had come up there & I loved the music.

So when I heard it was coming out as a movie, I knew I had to go & see it!! And I wasn't disappointed. It was absolutely brilliant. The whole thing is sung, like the musical, and it was great. I guess there would be lots of things for people to pick apart about the singing since the main stars are big Hollywood names, but I thought that it was pretty spot on. And I guess lots of people don't realise or don't know that Hugh Jackman was in musicals before he went to Hollywood! Anne Hathaway has a really nice singing voice too. I reckon most of the other characters that weren't played by…

Dinner for 1

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I went shopping by myself this evening. Not something i usually do as I`m not a big fan of shopping. But E's birthday is on Saturday & I needed a few more gifts.

I ended up choosing Mexican for dinner - soft tacos with chicken. It was really yummy, but the mango soft drink was even better!


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Fresh Start

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Have decided my fresh start this year is to be more creative, to make an effort to do things I enjoy that are creative, rather than wait until I have time. I read a blog post at iHanna's Blog today talking about being creative each day. I always struggle with that kind of project, but another way she put it was doing 7 creative things a week. I think I can do that. Mostly I want to do my digital scrapbooking, & bookmaking (when I get a proper area set up), but some other things I've tried are below.

SJ loves to paint. But often it ends up being random & in the bin. So I've made a rule that she has to paint something I say first, then she can do whatever she likes. I'm no artist, so I use the Art Projects for Kids site for inspiration. It's a great site! We did the above one yesterday & it was harder than I thought. SJ did her own version! E did a pretty good copy actually.

I'd love to be better at drawing, but am not great on the realistic stuff. I bo…

Happy New Year!

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My first two photos of 2013.




I took my brother to the airport this morning at 6am so it was an early start for me! I had thought about getting up early to take photos of the sunrise before I said I'd take him, so I was glad to get 1 photo, even if it was on my phone, out the window of the car (I wasn't driving at the time..)



I'm not used to driving to the airport so ended up in the wrong lane on the way back. As I'm driving through the very quiet streets, I noticed a cafe opening up, so I went back. I was a bit early, so sat in the car for 10 minutes. It was in Alexandria & called Grandma's Little Bakery I had the above for breakkie, not exactly sure what it's called, but it was spinach, eggs, fetta & capsicum. It was really yummy. The bread was warm & fresh (no butter, but it was so fresh I didn't mind.. much), The little dish at the top I thought was pesto - but it was really hot & tasted like it had coriander in it, it was nice with the res…