Monday, December 26, 2011

Daily Dose Monday (29)



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That's all from me this week. Hope you all enjoy!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas. 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Charlie's Ramblings (32) First Day of Holidays and Photos


So today was the first official day of being on holidays.  Loved It!  I even felt productive.  I finished the first section of an assignment that is due in the beginning of January.  I'm hoping to get this done and out the road before Christmas.. fingers crossed.

Today was also another one of those days where I felt drawn to hit the road with my flashy camera.  I found a great test subject and he even came up to the fence.  I also caught a few good pics of my son too.  It's just a pity I didn't wipe his face first.  But ah... I would never have gotten the good pic otherwise.. and there is always Photoshop :D

On Wednesday for work was present giving.  I spent a long time on Tuesday night working out 4 briefs for one of the ladies at work who is about to start her BIG Photography course.  She's done a few other ones but this is the NUMERO UNO of courses.  So for part of her Christmas gift I decided to help get the Creativity going for her over the holidays.
Brief One was Conquer Your Fear and it was for her to take a picture of a Spider.  This in itself would have been a major accomplishment for her since this is a big phobia of hers.  
Brief Two was the U-Pick Decision where I gave her a list of ideas and let her pick out one and get creative.
Brief Three was Picture That Quote and I gave her a list of five quotes and the task of taken a picture to best fit the quote she'd picked.
Brief Four was Recreate a Fairytale.  She had to pick a fairytale and either recreate a scene out of it, or portray the meaning of that fairytale within a photograph.

Then I put these in envelopes and marked 1-4 on them and did up an introduction to the challenge.  I then had her pick 1 envelope out and read it to everyone in the office.
I could not believe it when she picked envelope 1.  I was just like.. oh I'm so mean.   I had Rules/Notes included with each task and with the spider one I was tempted to put Macro, NO ZOOM, but I think that would have been too mean.
I'm so glad she liked that part of her present and accepted the challenge.  I hope she does well and I'm definitely looking forward to the pictures!

Now onto my pictures:


















So what do you think?

Monday, December 19, 2011

Daily Dose Monday (28)



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And here is a little something from me.


Here's Ellie-Cat chewing on my button.


Enjoy

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Charlie's Ramblings (31) Being forgetful... and Dreamworld Photos


So if you haven't noticed I totally blanked out on Monday and there was no Daily Dose Monday.  I seriously don't know what happened there.  But I figured, well, I won't forget next week LOL.  Lately I've been crashing out early.  Cruz has been needing me to lie down with him to get him to sleep at night and I'm pretty sure it's a ploy to get ME asleep so he can get up to whatever he wants!  I'm sure that's it.  

Tuesday was a late one for work.  I didn't knock off until 7, and by the time I picked the little one up from Mum and Dads it was nearing on 7:30pm so no assignment stuff got done :(  I'm doing alright with it though.  Fingers crossed I can get the modules I got left over done before I get back to work.  That way I'll have finished and I can start enrolling in some writers workshops and not feel guilty that other stuff is being neglected (Assignments lol)

Dreamworld was a blast!  It bucketed down when the monster and I were on the log ride.  Yes, there really is a log ride lol.  See pic below lol
Cruz got a bit scared when the water come up on both sides to splash us ... and yeah he tried to bail it but he was stuck in a Mum bear hug so he didn't go anywhere.  Then we done a mad dash back to the lockers and ended up beyond soaked!
We had also taken him on the River Rapids.  He was okay on this one.. mostly!  I think he is a little bit too young yet for Dreamworld but because it was a social club do.






Above are just some of the pictures I took on the Olympus Pen

Enjoy!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Charlie's Ramblings (30) More pictures...


I'm having so much fun with this camera that I'm neglecting my writing.  I wish I had endless amounts of time to do both.. but sadly this is not possible.  Tomorrow I'll be at Dream World.  I'll take the camera as well, but I'm not sure this is the best idea since it will be overcast.  I'm just trying to think of all the great pictures I'll be able to take though.  I think I'll take it for sure now.

Here are the latest additions to my fun camera album!

 It's a Puss in Boots Moment
 Chillbanging!



Check out the baby blues my little boy Cruzito has.  

Okay that is all from me.  I was going to post this tomorrow but today is as good as any day to get these up!

Enjoy!

Random Writing: Kai


This short snippet of a story came to me two nights ago.  Don't know whether it will go anywhere or not.

Kai
The soft patter of rain sprinkles across the roof.  Everyone else is fast asleep but I stay awake on the verandah and listen to the rain.

It's peaceful.  One of the most quiet moments I've had in a little while.  I don't like to complain though.  Keeping busy means less time thinking about the things I'd rather forget.  But it also means missing out on the things I've left behind that I want to remember too.  It's funny like that.  I can either remember the good and the bad, or stay busy and stick to the 'here and now' but I can't have both.
Lights flick on in the house over the road.  I can just make out the silhouette of a man wander into view.  I contemplate whether to go inside, but the light clicks off a minute later so I stay where I am.
Thoughts of the last time I had seen Embry drift to the surface.  I try to push them away but it seems I'm losing the battle.
"Why can't you just talk to me?"  Three weeks ago.  Fig Jam Cafe.  She wore a pretty blue dress with thin straps.  Her sandy hair hung loose.  She would have been beautiful any other day, but that day's discussion showed her ugly side.  The side no one else saw but me.  I remembered just sitting there not sure what to say.  Or more to the point, where I should have began.  I'd bottled things up for so long that most people expected my silence.  Not her.  Embry was forever trying to coax me out of my shell.  I guess my inner conversation about where to start did take too long.
"Ugh.  I can't do this anymore.  You're just too damn hard.  You're just a bloody enigma, Kai."  She picked her purse up and stormed out of the cafe.
I wanted to tell her that I'd try more, that I'd share something with her, if only she'd given me a chance.  But too late now.  Like so many other things that left my life.  Nothing stayed.
Enigma: 1. Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained. 2. A difficult problem.  See Example: - Kai.  I'm sure there was even a picture of my face next to that description.
It's funny.  Enigma was my word of the day when she left.  But I was pretty sure I was meant to use it not her.
It reads 12:05am on the clock.  The rain's stopped and it leaves that damp fresh smell in the air I love.  I rub my hands up my bare arms and feel the goosebumps appear from the chill that has clung in the air.  I should go to bed.  I need to.  But the thought of tomorrow coming quicker bothers me.  I don't know if I will be able to say goodbye to this place.  Maybe I'll change my mind, but I doubt it.  The road is calling me again.
Kai ©Melissa Freeman 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

Daily Dose Monday (27)



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Some beautiful pictures here!  I'd also love a white Christmas but being in Queensland I'm really kind of reaching.. 


Below are pics I took of my little one, building blocks under the table!

Check out the concentration it takes to build a..... block building?  lol I think that's what he's aiming at anyways

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Charlie's Ramblings (29) Newest member of the family


Those of you that know me, will also know that yesterday I thought I may have found my missing cat Mojo at the RSPCA shelter at Fairfield.  I went all the way down there, and the lady that served me made a mistake thinking that they'd actually found her when in fact she was looking at her lost file I lodged when my cat went missing.  There was a moment of excitement there before she had to inform me that she'd made a mistake.  I almost cried when she'd said that, but at the same time I felt sorry for her making that mistake.  She must have felt horrible.
Anyways, today I was a bit down, bummed out that I didn't end up with my feline back at home.  I managed to talk my other half into letting me get a new kitten.  So, off I went back down to Fairfield, and after a fair amount of thinking, I brought home a new kitten.
I forgot how hard it was to name them.
My little one Cruzito who is almost 3 adores her.  Maybe a little too much.  I'm somehow worried he may smother her with love so I'm constantly watching his interaction with her.  This is after all, his first kitten.
So now I'd like to introduce my newest member:
Ellie-Cat
She's a beautiful two month old kitten.

On other news, some of you may be wondering what is going on with Once Upon a Time?  I had planned on the end of this year to do the next one but it looks like I'll be planning for January.  I have been organising the nitty gritty fun bits but I'm also looking for someone to design a new Feature button for this next one.  If you know someone willing to do this, point me in their direction.  I don't mind paying.  Keep an eye out in the next month or so for more details surfacing.

On that note, I shall love you and leave you all.  I need to do some writing and reading.

Signing out.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Daily Dose Monday (26)



Daily Dose Monday was created and hosted by Good Golly Miss Holly!

Daily Dose Monday is a weekly meme where you get to share inspiring and awesome images with others!  If you'd like to join in all you have to do is make a post on Monday and include images that you find inspiring and magical etc. that you would like to share with your readers. (oh don't forget to mention Good Golly Miss Holly )


















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Hope you enjoy my inspirational/magical pics.  Here is one from my own collection below..


Marburg Hotel.
I added the dramatic filter on my Olympus Pen.  Kind of looks a little eerie.


Enjoy