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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
I dabble in sooooo many things, Aromatherapy, DIY Cosmetics, Crafts, Paper crafts, I'm also an organisational freak. I am in my final year of a BA in Fine Arts,majoring in Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT, in Melbourne, to further expand my little jewellery business, BabblingBee. I Have 2 gorgeous boys, Sullivan aged 10 and Lincoln aged 9. Happily Married to Michael for 12 years.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Just stuff..

I'm sure I mentioned it before,I don't just read books,I devour them!lol, My dad used to always say that about me,usually with a bit of frustration seeing I was probably reading at the time and ignoring him...I also read a lot of stuff that was probably too old for me at the time,but once I had read all of my books I had to go and pillage my Mum's bookshelf,I read "Drum" and "Mistress of Falconhurst" when I was about 11,and "Chariots of the gods" when I was about 12..Interesting reading! I used to sit behind the back of the couch and read them in secret until my mum figured out what I was doing there! I also have a sort of photo- graphic memeory,I can't re-read books over and over like some people do, My mother has read the harry potter books like 5 times each! I can't see the point? Surely you remember what happens?How can it be any different?

I'll pretty much read anything, I don't like murder mysteries so much, they seeem to not surprise me with the plots,Agatha Christie and such, I do appreciate the classics,and have but a handful to read, I like a good horror! Never was the "Sweet valley high" type, more "Virginia Andrews" I tend to stay away from best sellers,unless I hear really good reviews,speaking of which, Just plowed through "The Passage", By Justin Cronin,great book!!! I was going to start putting the names of all the books I had read since January 1st in my blog posts,but it snowballed pretty quickly, I'm probably up to about 50 already this year..It happens in bits tho, not evey day..I wish!

Having a kindle is sooooo good, because I know I can, at any time shop and buy a book,depending on my mood.I also like buying trashy horror novels from the op-shop,I'm loathe to pay full price for a book!

If I couldnt read anymore, I think it would be one of the worst things to ever happen to me! I had a rather lonely childhood,and Reading was my sanctuary,my way of escaping a small country town,narrow minded people,and the boredom and loneliness that comes with both!Funnily enough I married a man who for all intensive puposes,does not read!!! He used to read on holiday,which we never do now,but at least he leaves me alone! Sometimes I'm incomunicado for days on end while I finish a book,or series of books,once I start I have to finish it, I have maybe a few that I just could not finish,either because they were total shit,or just plain hard work!

So here are my top 10 books ever In no particular order..

Angela's Ashes -Frank Mccourt
To kill a mocking bird-Harper Lee
The Catcher in the Rye-J D Salinger
The Hope-James Lovgrove
The last Picture show-Larry McMurtry
A prayer for Owen Meany-John Irving
Gone with the wind-Margaret Mitchell
The Girl with the pearl Earring-Tracy Chevalier
The Picture of Dorian Gray-Oscar Wilde
Love is a dog from hell-Charles Bukowski

and the worst?

Dead Europe-Christos Tolkias... just the most awful book I have ever read!Seriously!
A clockwork Orange- anthony Burgess,still trying to finish it..20 years later!
Porno-Irvine Welsh
The winner stands alone-Paulo Coehlo...just ..pointless!And I do usually Like his stuff..
.....hhhmmmm I'm sure there are more,Just must've blocked them out LOL!

so there you go, not that it probably makes a whole lot of difference to anyone in particular..


Friday, October 15, 2010

Hello my name is Brooke...

...and I'm an Etsyaholic!!! It's become an obsession,it satisfies my need to shop,seeing as I don't have a lot of actual time these days,and also my obsession with recieving parcels in the mail. It's so bad that I can pinpoint what time which type of parcel should arrive....The International Parcel man comes at 7.15am,the registered parcel man comes at 8.15...the Toll parcel man comes at 11,and the UPS man comes at 2.15,as well as the regular postie during the day....There's nothing quite like the rush I get when I hear the postie on his bike,and then see the unmistakeable orange of a US parcel peeking out of the letter box...

I'm also finally attuned to the sound of the 7.15 parcel man,he has his radio up really loud,and drives like a maniac!!!Reminds me of the postie from that chevy Chase movie...You know which one?

Busy still,and I think that it will only get busier as Christmas approaches,I'm doing the Blackbird Market again in November which is quite fun.So business is going well with the help my lovely little group of retailers...and my enablers from school!

Lots of social things on lately too,weddings,parties,dinners..finally having an executive for a husband is paying off!! LOL!
Well that's all for now.

Catch you later.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Did my stall at the Blackbird Market yesterday with my friend Suze,had a blast! It went really quickly and was a lot of fun,I sold a fair bit and made about $290! The stall itself costs $60,so all in all a pretty good profit!It was a good indicator as to what sells really well,and that my pricing was pretty good.The music was good,the food was good,and the other girls on the stalls all seemed really lovely!
So I'm planning to go back on the 13th of November! Hope to see some more friendly faces there!