Friday, August 27, 2010

Knitting Hats

I like being creative and for awhile i have had nothing to do other than create through the computer, but i still felt that there was something missing.

I was talking to a friend who suggested that i knit hats and i can then donate them to be sold, so now i have started knitting hats using 4 needles so that the hat has no join.

So far i have knitted two hats and am onto my 3rd, the first one i donated to a charity store for it to be sold, then i asked a bunch of my friends if anyone wanted a hat made, so far i have made one for one friend and he wants another made so he can wash one and have one ready to wear

I haven't knitted with 4 needles for awhile so am remembering as i go how to do it, i would use circular needles but i cant find any big enough for the looseness i need to make and i cant remember how to knit using circular needles, i suppose i just need practice on them

Friday, August 20, 2010

Why do people hit children?

Yesterday i saw a friend who i haven't seen for awhile, catching up on her family how her youngest daughter had a baby last month and how her oldest daughter got out of a bad relationship last week.

It seems that the oldest daughter started to have a relationship with her brother in law (youngest daughters boyfriends brother) and that he is abusive and my friend was surprised that the daughter stayed in the relationship.

The eldest daughter has a son T aged 11 and a daughter H aged 6.

My friend didn't get to see these two grandchildren last Christmas and she wondered why. My friend told me how one day her granddaughter was at her house with some other family and while playing the other saw some bruises near her thighs and other parts of her body.

My friend not liking this went to talk to her eldest daughter to find out what had happened, it seems that just before the last Christmas H talked back to her mother and the boyfriend grabbed the child slammed her head into the bed quite a few times and hit her for a long time, at other times if he was angry he would get H and start hitting her for no reason.

To me people who hit children are cowardly.........the best treatment for any person who does that should be that they have to stand there tied up while someone bashes them for 10 minutes at a time, every week for a month and see how they like it...

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Some History about Australia

Some history about Sydney Australia

The history of Australia began when The First Fleet, commissioned by Thomas Townshend, Baron Sydney, set sail for Botany Bay on May 13, 1787. Led by Captain Arthur Phillip

They arrived at Botany Bay on the 18th of January, where upon anchoring, it was discovered there was no fresh water locally available. When the rest of the fleet arrived early on the 19th, much to Phillip’s surprise, it was decided to go further north, to Port Jackson (now known as Sydney Harbour).

A formal flag raising ceremony was held by Arthur Phillip on the shore to proclaim the Colony of New South Wales, in the name of the King of England on the 26th of January, 1788. This day is now celebrated as Australia Day.

Captain Arthur Phillip was later to name the cove they landed at Sydney Cove, in honor of Thomas Townshend, Baron Sydney (1733-1800), the minister responsible for the Colony, with later usage dropping the word ’Cove’.

The convicts and soldiers put tents to live in around the harbour, which is now called The Rocks, it is a historical turned shopping area, on the opposite side Captain Arthur Philip put his tent up which is close to where The Sydney Opera House is now,

There is Cadmans Cottage which was built in 1816 as barracks for the crew of the governer's boats and Fort Dennison which was built around 1855 to protect Sydney during the Crimean War

The Queen Victoria Building (known as the Q.V.B) which was built in 1898 as an area to buy food supplies, in the building is a Wishing Well with a statue of Queen Victoria that was given to Sydney from The people of Ireland. The Queen Victoria Building was re-furbished in 1985 and is now a major shopping and office area

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Dont get Males at times

There has been this guy on Facebook i have been talking too, he is about 20 years younger than me and he has always been asking me personal questions and most of them i answer with
... he doesn't need to know..

He then would come back with whats the big deal and i would answer "well why do you need to know, why is it a big deal for you to know"......he wouldn't like that and would stop talking to me which was fine by me.

He said something about coming to Sydney and did i want to meet and i said yeah sure why not, and then he said so will i get lucky and i said no why would he think that i don't know you...

The other day on Facebook i noticed how he has written that his ex-girlfriend who he has a child to is scarred to be around him cause of his temper and I'm thinking yeah i can see it by how he chats to me.

Today was the last straw, i was chatting with him and he was talking about sex and i was joking around saying stuff back to him and then he said something and i asked if he was turned on...his reply yes he was.......he next comment was would i like a picture of his penis so i could see it erect i said no thanks I'm not interested.

Later on after dinner i came back to a message saying "WB Big Tits" , i thought it a little rude and as i was sleepy i wrote back hmm

His comment back to me was along the lines of ...... i should lighten up I'm no fun ....and that I'm depressing to talk too....

This bothered me for a few minutes till i then remembered that i probably wasn't chatting with him how he wanted me to chat to him.....

I do suffer from depression, but i take medication for it which means i am very rarely depressed, but because of this and what he said it did hit me.

Lucky i am older and know that people play games and blame others instead of themselves, but why do people have to go around and try to make others feel bad when they are the ones that are bad?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Nephew came over

Last week my nephew S came over to help me with something, as two people use the driveway and the other tenants car was still there my nephew decided to park in the back yard.

The backyard has a slab of cement that should be able to park 2 cars on it, but the tenant below has been putting stuff on one side of it so my nephew couldnt park there.

Later in the day my nephew left to go and i could hear him reving his engine and the car was still there, he comes up and tells me that his car is bogged in the backyard, asks if he can borrow my car to get someone to help him, so i give him the keys to my car and off he drive.

He turn back up 30 minutes later with a friend and i stayed inside to let him work it out.

After 20 minutes the car had still not moved so i went downstairs to see what the problem was, the car had gone further into the ground with the skirt of the car almost to the ground.

Suggesting a few things of how he could try to get it out it still wasent working to well as we couldnt get the car to grip onto the wood cause we didnt have enough strength pushing it. I went to my neighbour next door and one of the men that live there came over to help.

Sizing up the problem we worked out that he needed wood and to dig further around one of the front tires so we could get the wood under better.

A little while later and a few more pieces of wood we did get the car out.

The only problem the wood that we used belonged to the tenant who lives downstairs, the wood was slats for a bed, but it has sat there since he moved close to a year ago.

The next day, the things that where placed on the slab of cement where i should be able to park my car had been moved and the slats for the bed had also been moved.

I was waiting to hear something from the tenant downstairs about using the wood, but he hasent said a word.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Loving landscape paintings Monet is one of my favourite painters..

One of my favourite paintings he did was of a Cathedral at Rouen, it is said that he witnessed painters copying from the old masters. Having brought his paints and other tools with him, he would instead go and sit by a window and paint what he saw.

With the Cathedral Monet painted it many times each time seeing it at different seasons of the year summer, winter and spring and painted it how the light showed at that time

You can see below how light changes how you see things..


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Vampires Movies

Twilight not your favourite movie and you wonder why people are always going on about it with Team Edward and Team Jacob

Well maybe this is the movie for you Vampires Suck...its a comedy about contemporary teen angst and romance.

Becca, an anxious, non-vampire teen, is torn between two boys.

Before she can choose, Becca must get around her controlling father, who embarrasses Becca by treating her like a child.

Meanwhile, Becca's friends contend with their own romantic issues -- all of which collide at the prom