Monday, 3 March 2014

Months and Months



Well! it has been months and months since I last posted and I've finally decided to start up again. A quick catch up...



We found this gorgeous little fellow on our deck a little while ago. It let me hold him.






Last week I came back from school 'city' camp in Sydney. I had a lovely time.

While crossing the harbour bridge I saw this cool sign.



That's all from me,
-Hollie

Monday, 15 July 2013

Our Holiday

Last week I just came home from a fantastic holiday in Victoria, mainly Ballarat. We went with some cousins and had such a great time.  Going to Sovereign Hill was probably my favourite part.  I dressed up along with some of my cousins and my sister and were mistaken for volunteers which was funny. At least 8 people asked for a photo.  : ) 


        At the school house
 Main street



Gold panning/mining
We also went to Kryal Castle, it was modelled after one in Denmark or something. It was really cool. I think I went through the torture chamber seven times or something. Scary.
 
 
The Wizard's lab...
 
 Weird upside-down houses



Jousting Tournament
 
 
Pop Quiz: Can you see the sword in the stone?
 


We did other things too. Like a vintage tram ride. That was fun.
-Hollie
 
 


Monday, 24 June 2013

New Camera

Today, as a big surprise, Mum and Dad presented us with a new camera!!! It is a Canon EOS 60D and VERY good. Taking photos today has been a blast with the advanced abilities of this camera. here are a few of the photos I have taken.
-Hollie






















Thursday, 13 June 2013

Les Miserables

 
This week I finished reading the book LES MISERABLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is VERY exciting for all those who have never laid eyes on the twelve hundred paged epic.  Although it took me quite a while to read it was SO worth it and was extremely good.  The story is about so many things so I'll just leave you with some pictures...
Eponine!!!
 Fantine is so lovely...

 Marius is cool. So is Eponine
Jean Valjean and the young Cosette
Javert

Friday, 7 June 2013

My Brilliant Career

I recently read the book 'My Brilliant Career' It was a really enjoyable read although it had nothing to do with any body's 'brilliant career'.  The main character, Sybylla (I still don't know how to pronounce that name), has very low self-esteem, is flirtatious and kind of mean to her fiancee. It is really sad about how her family lives and stuff. Sybylla all of a sudden is a brilliant pianist when she visits her grandmother, which is annoying. Also, the ending is pretty horrible.




Okay, okay, I have been focusing on all the bad stuff so now I will tell you the good things!  Originally, the reason I read it was because it is one of the few Australian classics and it sounded good.  It really makes you appreciate the struggle of the early Australians to survive and make a living and stuff. Although she can be pretty stupid, Sybylla is a very likable character.  The story is extremely well written and fascinating, which pretty much makes up whether a
book is good or not!

So, to conclude this post: Please read it!!!!!!!!!!!! It is a fantastic book. I can't wait to watch the movie now.
-Hollie

Monday, 27 May 2013

A Puppy

Well, We have a new member of the family, a little moodle, Bella. She is so adorable, chews everything, and just about eats you fingers! She is my sisters dog who intends to breed her with our other moodle.





 
 
 
 
Bella and Mowgali